Pitner Fall Festival

Come join us for the Pitner Fall Festival and 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 6th at 11 am – 3 pm. The festival will be located in the Pitner bus port parking lot. This year is going to be spectacular! Kids are welcome to wear their favorite costume! Admission is free for PTSA members or $7 per person at the door. Children under 5 are admitted free. You can prepay online by purchasing your PTSA membership at: http://www.PTSApitner.com.
If you are interested in entering your famous chili in the Cook-Off Contest or volunteering, please email us at: pitnerfallfest@gmail.com. We hope to see everyone there!
Attractions will include: Touch-A-Truck ~ Bounce Houses ~ Vendors ~ Face Painting ~ Sand Art ~ DJ ~ Raffle ~ Concession Stand ~ Kona Ice ~ Crafts ~ Games ~ Prizes and more!

Fri, Sept 21, 2018

News From Room 105

FROM THE TEACHER: We have been very busy here in our classroom working to complete the required academics for this first nine weeks. We have 2 weeks after we come back until the end of this nine week period. Just a reminder that there will be no school next week as it is our September break.

FIELD TRIP: Just a reminder that the permission slip and money for our upcoming field trip to Petite Farms on Oct 10th is due after the break.

 CLASS T-SHIRTS: Our class t-shirts have arrived. We tried them out during Learning is Fun Time today and will hang on to them to wear on our first field trip. We will then send them home. We ask that your child wear their shirt every Friday throughout the school year and on field trips. If you visit our school on a Friday you will notice that one class in each grade level has the same color shirt as ours. We all belong to same house and will complete with the other color houses to have the best behavior.

 LANGUAGE ARTS: We have spent the week reviewing the letters “r” and “s”. We will be repeating the alphabet over the next few months out of alphabetical order. Next week we will practice the letters “t” & “g”. Please continue to work with your child at home if they don’t know all of the letters or sounds yet.  Knowing the letters and sounds plays a very important role as we learn to read.

We are working to get all of our students on blue or above on our sight word rainbow. As of today 7 students are on blue, 5 are on green and 1 is on yellow. Their goal is to move up the rainbow to the top and then reach for the stars by learning 75 sight words. Please keep practicing the sight words with your child.  We spell and say the words 5 times each here in class each day. We have now added the green words to our classroom word list. The word list is on the back of your child’s folder.

 MATH: We have been working on 3D shapes in our classroom this week. We will continue with 3D shapes for part of the week we return. We will then review our numbers to 10 until the end of this nine weeks. We will then start working on the numbers 11 – 20. We are also counting from 1 – 50 in our class every day to help the students on reach their long term goal of counting to 100.

INTEGRATED STUDIES: We are working on properties of matter here in our classroom. The key to this unit is to teach the children how to use their five senses in discovery. We have talked about the attributes of different objects and sorted them using our five senses. We will use our five senses to discover some of the changes in our outdoors (fall) when we return from the break.

Have a great break!

Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer

 

Fri, Sept 14, 2018

NEWS FROM ROOM 105

We have been in school for 32 days. During the school year we count the days and add a paper clips to create groups of tens till we get to 180 days. This helps the students learn how to count by 1’s and by 10”s.

We are working to get all of our students on blue on our sight word rainbow. Please keep practicing the sight words with your child.  We spell and say the words 5 times each here in class each day. We try to go slowly so that the children will remember all of the words, so this process will take a couple of weeks. For those of you who have moved beyond blue and know more sight words, please continue to work on them until you know all 75. Learning the sight words will help your child learn to read fluently.

BOX TOPS: Thank you to all of the parents who filled the box tops paper and sent it in. Our school receives $2.50 for every filled page we send it. Please continue to save those box tops.

LANGUAGE ARTS:  We completed our unit on Zoophonics last week and have started working on our second rotation of our letters. We will have a Zoophonics parade here at Pitner on Friday, October 5th to celebrate the completion of the unit. Each class/student will be asked to dress up in a simple costume to represent an assigned Zoophonics letter animal.  The information on what letter your child has been assigned will be sent home on Monday.

 MATH:  We have been working on a unit on shapes for the past two weeks and we will continue with this unit for another 2 weeks. We have learned about 2D shapes already and will start learning about 3D shapes next week. We are also counting from 1 – 50 in our class every day to help the students on reach their long term goal of counting to 100.

INTEGRATED STUDIES:  We have been learning about where we live this past two weeks. We have learned that we live on Earth, on the continent of North America, in the United States of America, in the state of Georgia. We will continue with this unit in the spring and look at their city and home address. Next week we will start a unit on properties of matter.

Bits and Pieces

First I apologize that there was no newsletter posted or sent home last week. I had a family emergency that took me out of the classroom for the week. Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Perry and our substitute teachers took great care of our classroom while I was gone.

Thank you to all of the parents who helped during our Wants and Needs Fair. Also thanks to all of the parents who went with out class to Publix. The students had a great time.

Our next field trip will be to Petit Farms Pumpkin patch on Oct 10. Please return the form and payment to the school as soon as possible.