Sunday, September 14, 2014

Class News - September 15

Dear Parents,

We have a lot going on this week!  

Language Arts:

We are continuing our DRA testing!  We will let you know how your child did as soon as possible.  We will also be focusing on making connections and discussing character traits.  

This week we will be learning more about nouns.  We will be emphasizing that all proper nouns are always capitalized.  

We will continue writing brief stories that include a beginning, middle and end.  We will also discuss punctuation marks including those at the end of the sentence. 

We will be working on our problem solving skills and mastering our Place Value and number sense.  A review will come home on Wednesday.  Be prepared for a chapter test on Friday. 

This week we will be learning all about weather.  We will practice using thermometers to measure and record the weather such as the air outside at different times of the day.  We will also be looking at other weather instruments, such as a rain gauge, and why we use them.  .  

Social Studies:
We will be finishing up our study on citizenship.  Be sure and ask your child these questions:
  • How have you been a bucket filler?
  • How have you helped the classroom be a happier place?
  • How have you been a good citizen in the classroom?
Not only will be learning about the state symbols, but also the symbols of the United States. They should have a great understanding of the symbols by Friday, so be sure to you ask your child these questions:
  • What symbol makes you think of freedom?
  • What symbol inspires you to be creative?
  • Which symbol makes you feel like a proud American?

Important Dates:
  • 9/17 Boosterthon Pep Rally (This is our 1 fund raiser for the year! Students will raise money by running laps during their HF time on September 26.)
  • 9/18 Open House @ 5:30 pm (Because of limited space, Mrs. Harn is asking that children do not attend.)
  • 9/23 Field Trip - Altheratta Yeargan Museum
Mystery Reader:
I have finally set up a calendar on Sign - Up Genius for Mystery Reader.  Don't panic / or worry if you do not get a spot - I will make sure to ask you first for the Spring Semester.  :) If you didn'tget an email, please visit this link:
We will do Mystery Reader starting this Friday 10:15 - 10:45.  Please make sure you have books to read.  If you need one, let me know ahead of time and I will find one for you.

Scholastic Book Clubs:
I will be sending home the catalog sheets on Monday.  I think that our classroom will get a free book if you order online.  
Shop Online: 
One-Time Class Activation Code: GQVZL
I plan on submitting the orders next Monday, 9/22.  

Spirit Wear:
If you are wanting to purchase spirit wear, please visit this link:

Hope you have a great week!  I can't wait to see you on Thursday!

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