I am ready for quarter 2. Are you? It's going to be a great! I am excited to see the kids on Monday. We will be reading and writing informational texts. We start our second PBL project. Last quarter, our inquiry project question was, "How does where we live, influence how we live?" Now, we will be thinking about, "How does when we live, influence how we live?" FUN! I can't wait to see all the learning!
Friday, February 13th
We will do our best to remain calm! (Healthy snacks are appreciated).
I am aware of allergies, but to make sure everything is updated, can you please send a note listing any food allergies or health concerns that your child might have.
To prepare for Friday, students may bring a decorated box/bag to hold their Friendship cards. You can be as creative as you would like!
Otherwise, students can make a friendship bag that day and I will do my best to gather materials for students to decorate their bag!
If your child would like to give Friendship cards or Valentines, please make sure that every student feels the love.
See the post below for a list of the students in our classroom.
*Don’t forget to capitalize the first letter when you are writing all those names! :)
This week we are learning about empathy, friendship, and taking care of one another.
These moments are special and I thank you for all you do! I love seeing all of the compassion and kindness that is demonstrated by and instilled in these kids!
*STUDENTS MAY ALSO WEAR THEIR PAJAMAS ON FRIDAY!
2. Christian L.
8. Jordan M.
12. Christian G.
25. Jordan L.
26. Ryan L.
Click here to request a conference time. I sent home papers last week and received many back. I am doing my best to make sure these people get their first request. I will send confirmations home on Monday. I will also post it on the website, just in case.
Wednesday, January 28 is our K-4 Assessment day. This is a non-contact day for these students and is given to teachers to allow us to assess students. Please understand that these assessments help to plan and inform instruction to track growth and next steps.
If you do not have a scheduled time, please know that I have already assessed or will assess your child in class.
Feb 5 Parent Teacher Conferences 4- 7:30
Feb 6 Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:30
11:15 EARLY DISMISSAL
I will be sending home conference time requests this week. Please return by Friday January 30th. I will do my best to accommodate your time requests. Please think and request your top 3 slots.
~Conferences will be 15 minutes each. I struggle with this each time, because I truly enjoy speaking with you all. My goal and expectation for myself is to structure our conversation authentically, so that I can honor time for others. To help me do this, I will follow a format to help us think about what is most important for our 15 minute conference. If questions/concerns need to be addressed in a longer meeting, we can schedule a time to talk on the phone, e-mail, or in person.
5 min.Strengths (work showcase)
5 min. Concerns/Next Steps
5 min. Goals/Questions
I hope you are all having a restful and fun-filled Fall Break. Please remind your student to bring their Bison Binder on November 3. There will be a few changes/updates, so please check their binders Monday night. I will also be sending home some exemplars for our informational writing unit, so you can see proficiency indicators and rubric elements. We will spend time on Monday getting back into our classroom routines! Enjoy the rest of your break! I can't believe how fast this year is going by. If you have some time, students should be practicing their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication) every night for at least 15 minutes. We will be starting our Fraction unit on Monday. Students will continue to practice multiplication and division in Math Stations. Students need to be fluent with their multiplication facts by the end of 3rd grade if not sooner. We have spent time learning about what Multiplication is and means. This is important because we want students to develop conceptual understandings to continue to make sense, generalize and justify as mathematicians while problem solving. We will come back to multiplication soon, but I encourage you to have your student practice their math facts every night. How can one problem they know, help them solve a harder problem?
Under "Home Support", you will find a tab that says "Fact Fluency". Here you will find some websites that will support students at home with fact practice.
Please see below about Math Night.
I love what I do at Vista PEAK Exploratory because I get to see children begin a journey of life-long learning. Their excitement and curiosity is so fun to see! & I get to experience it with them!!!!
K-6 Certified Teacher