Friday, August 25, 2017

August 28th - September 1st

I am excited to be your child’s teacher and will do my best to give him/her a well-rounded education. We are going to have a great school yearJ This is an awesome class!! I will be sending home a hard copy of my newsletter every Friday and you can get it on my website as well.  Just go to the school page and click on my picture and it will send you to my class blog or you can type in
*If you ever have any concerns or questions please call, text, or email me.

Please check your email often, I send out reminders through emailJ  Thanks!!

CKLA-    Our district has adopted a reading/writing program it is called Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) which is a comprehensive, preschool through fifth grade program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, global and American history, and the sciences.  This program does not start spelling for a while so please be patient.  So far, I am amazed what they have already learned.  Ask your child to have them tell you the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Maid and the Milk Pail, the Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg and the Dog and the Manger.  If you have and questions please let me know.

Homework-  I will start sending home packets every Monday starting Monday, August 28th.  It will consist of writing, reading, and math.  It does not need to be returned until Friday.

Home Reading-  We will be getting books in a bag next week sometime.  Please read to and with your child each night for 20 minutes five times a week.  This will help them recognize letters, sounds, and words while he/she is learning and expanding their reading skills.  I am sending home the reading calendar for September today.  Please keep it in a safe place !!  Have your child bring it back after September 30th for a prize.  Please add up the total minutes.

Birthdays-  If you would like to bring a treat to celebrate your child’s birthday that would be great!  Please remember it needs to be something packaged.  Have your child bring it to class and I will keep it until break at 10:40 a.m. or you can bring it in at about 10:40 a.m. We will do half birthdays for those who have birthdays in the summer.  We have 25 students in our class.  I will remind you in our newsletter each week of upcoming birthdays.    We will be celebrating Sophia’s birthday on Monday, August 28th.   Her real birthday was August 3rd.   We will also be celebrating Hayden’s birthday on Tuesday.  Her real birthday was August 7th. Send invitations for parties only if everyone in the class is invited.  We don’t want anyone to feel left out.

Book Orders-  I will be sending book orders home about once a month.  Please do not feel obligated to buy from these orders.  Make checks payable to Scholastic.  Book orders usually take two weeks from date of submission.  They are due next Friday, September 1st .    If you place your order online the class gets a free book and sometimes they give customers free book coupons too.  My code is J2NC3

Classroom Rules
1.  Integrity              *Mouths quit and listen carefully
2.  Respect                *Hands to self and be kind to others
3.  Ownership          *Keep desks and room clean
4.  Now                     *Always ready to participate

1.  Green card.  Everyone starts out with a green  
     great day card.
2.  Yellow card.  Warning!
3.  orange card.  Lose five minutes taken from recess.
4.  Red card.  Lose recess and note from home.

Weekly Schedule- 
Monday          2:00 Music
Tuesday         2:00 P.E.
Wednesday    9:00 Drama, Library 9:30
Thursday       2:00 Computers
Friday             2:00 P.E