Please click here to sign up for a conference on Monday, October 9th. I'm looking forward to meeting with you!
The window for club registration is now closed. Parents will receive notification about which club their child got into from club sponsors on 9/22, Friday, after school.
Each classroom will elect a student to represent us in the Student Council. (Student Council is independent from the Clubs.) If your child is interested, they can ask me for a yellow packet. The packets are due back on Thursday.
After that the counselors will let us know how the elections process will take place.
Scholastic Book Order
The book order has been placed, and I've received a notice that the order is on its way! Those of you who ordered books should receive them late next week.
We are learning....
UP and COMING
Math: We started a new unit in Math this week. We will be focusing on 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction and 4-Digit Place Value to 9,999 over the next 3 weeks.
Reading: We will focus on characters, the narrator’s point of view, and summarizing works of fiction.
Social Studies: This week is Celebrate Freedom Week! We will learn about why our country was founded and our nation’s most important documents, which provide the foundation for our government.
Writing: We will focus on writing and revising our personal narratives. Students will work on following their plans to try and write a sequenced story with details and transition words.
Science: We will be continuing with the changes in matter due to heat and cooling. Students will time an ice pop melting and record different observations. We will also start mixtures on Friday!
For those of you whose children are interested in joining a club, complete this online form before September 11th at 11:59 pm. There are many options, and it is NOT first-come- first serve; the goal is that all students wanting to participate in an extracurricular activity will have that opportunity.
is open to ALL students! Please view the digital flyer for more information.
Scholastic Book Orders
If you would like to order from the Scholastic Book Order, click here to order online and use the code: DX8G2 Orders are due on Wednesday, Sept. 13th.
In order to clarify, I have an individual page dedicated to homework under the "Academics" menu. Basically, please make sure your child is: reading at home, they can practice math at home, and if we have homework sheets or projects, it will be specified in the planner.
Units of Study:
Reading & Social Studies: We are continuing our fiction study, finishing up Fantastic Mr. Fox. I am very excited to share that I will start reading aloud Wonder by R. J. Palacio to the class this week.
Writing: We will continue to work on our seeds, developing them in to personal narrative stories.
Science: We are transitioning from learning about the states of matter to how changes in matter occur.
Math: Students will continue to learn about strategies for adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you to those of you who were able to come to Parent Information Night! Under the "Parent Info/Links" drop-down menu is the slideshow from Parent Information Night.
Students now have their Usernames and Passwords sheet in their binders. This includes passwords for Prodigy.
Monday: Remember: there is NO SCHOOL for the Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday: Time For Kids orders are due. These will be used in the classroom for academic purposes.
Units of Study:
Reading: We will continue with our novel study in Fantastic Mr. Fox. We will be using this book to teach strategies on rereading to remember where we were in the story, show sequencing of events, and several comprehension work strategies to use while reading.
Social Studies: This week will find us talking about how our role in the community impacts others.
Writing: We will be analyzing personal narrative topics to decide if they are “Watermelon or Seed” ideas. Students will add to their writer’s notebooks and work with a partner to retell a seed story with sequencing and details. Grammar topics are verbs and nouns.
Science: This week the students will be exploring with solids, liquids, and gases. Students will make an ice cream float on Friday to show condensation and gas. They will also be exploring with different hands on activities to show the difference between the 3 states of matter.
Math: Students will be adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. They will also analyze dot plots and bar graphs.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Thank you, and ave a wonderful weekend!
I hope all of you were able to stay safe and dry this weekend! On Friday I shared a short video with our students, explaining how hurricanes form; we will discuss this again during our weather unit later in the year, but since I knew we'd have lots of rain, I wanted to mention it.
First of all, several students mentioned having friends and loved ones living in the coastal areas. My own family chose to ride out the storm in Corpus Christi [they are all safe, and their homes were not damaged], but now we are concerned for my husband's family in Houston. If your child returns to school with lingering concerns, please let me know, so I can be aware.
Secondly, on a day like today when we will surely be indoors for recess, your child may bring something to school to play with during that time. Please make sure your child's name is on it, that it fits inside their backpack, and please do not send electronics.
Thank you for your understanding with our district's two-hour delay. We know how this impacts your families and jobs. Sommer will open its doors this morning at 9:10 am, and class begins at 9:40 am.
I enjoyed getting to know your children this first week of school!
I hope you can make it to our Parent Information Night on Thursday, Aug. 31st. For your convenience, there will be two sessions which will cover the same information:
(THIS IS A REVISED SCHEDULE)
Admin Session 1: 5:00-5:15
Session 1: 5:15-5:45
Admin Session 2: 6:00-6:15
Session 2: 6:15-6:45
Monday, Aug. 28th: t-shirt money and writer's notebook decoration due
Thursday, Aug. 31st: Parent Information Night
Monday, Sept. 4th: Labor Day holiday
Thursday, Sept. 7th: PTA/Club Night
Friday, Sept. 8th: Grandparents' Day Lunch
Have a safe weekend!
I am looking forward to starting the new year with you! Stop by to visit our classroom, drop off your school supplies, and meet the teacher. From the front entry doors of the school, go up the stairs, turn left towards the yellow "C" wing of the building, and veer to the left to room #C 205.
3:30-5:30 PM: Students with badge last names A-M
4:30-6:30 PM: Students with badge last names N-Z
If your family cannot attend on Friday, we will see you at school on Tuesday, August 22nd. NEW SCHOOL HOURS ARE 7:40 AM-2:55 PM.
If you can, please complete the New Student Information Form before the first day of school. I can't wait to meet all of your families!