Friday, March 22, 2019

News From Room 105

We have one week left until Spring Break and we are all ready for some vacation time. We have been working very hard during this past six weeks and are in need of a brain break before we head into the last weeks of school. Thank you to all of the parents who sent their children to school with winter coats this week. It gave us the opportunity to go out and run around during recess this week. I am hoping that with the start of spring we will have some warmer weather.

Report cards are in your child’s folder. Please keep the report card and sign and send back the envelope.

With the exception of our lunch time our entire schedule will change after the break due to testing in the upper grades. It will be a challenge for the students to have such a change in their routine but we will work hard to help them adjust.


We are looking forward to our upcoming trip to the Cobb Performing Arts Center to see Eric Carle’s, The Hungry Caterpillar on Thursday, March 28th. Students should wear their class t-shirt or a red shirt. We used the money that was collected in the fall for the pumpkin patch field trip that got rained out. The permission slips that you just received are for an additional field trip to Morning Glory Farms that we would like to go on in April.


We are still working on vowels this week. We will be moving on the silent e next week. That is where the vowel sound changes to long when a silent e is put on the end of a word.  Example: can, cane, van, vane, ton, tone. When we return from break we will work on punctuation.  We have completed our narrative writing and started on this opinion writing this week.  Students need to know 75 sight words to get a 3 on their report card by the end of the year. If they make it to the stars they will know 100 sight words. Please continue to work with your child on the sight words.


We have been working on subtraction to 10 this week. Next week we will review addition.

 INTEGRATED STUDIES:  We worked on a unit about animals this week. We will spend next week on the same unit and start a unit on plants after the break.


Friday, March 15, 2019

News From Room 105

We have two weeks left until Spring Break and “oh boy” are the students ready for the break. Having to stay inside due to the excess amount of rainy weather is tough on the students. The weather next week is supposed to be warm and dry so we will get to spend some time outside.

Report Cards will be sent out on March 22nd. Please sign and return the signature card to me.

Pictures:  Please know that spring pictures went home last week.  Each student should have received a picture packet if they were present when they were taken.  Inside of each packet are ordering instructions on how to purchase the picture packet or pieces of the packet.  If you do not wish to order any pictures at this time, please send the packet back to school and have your child give it to their homeroom teacher.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Traster at

LANGUAGE ARTS: We started working on long and short vowel sound this week. We learned the short sound at the beginning of the year and are adding the long vowel sound now. We will continue to work on short and long vowel sounds in the coming weeks.  We will continue to work on narrative writing during writer’s workshop for the next two weeks. Students should know 75 sight by the end of the school year.

MATH: We have been working on subtraction in math. We will work on subtraction to 10 next week and then practice adding numbers to ten the following week. To help your child you can have them add the numbers to 5 to build up their fluency.  Addition fluency is the ability to see any addition equation where the answer is from 0 – 5 and know the answer.

INTEGRATED STUDIES: We worked on a unit about living and non-living. We will start a unit on animals next week and continue with it until spring break.

Have a great weekend!


Friday March 1, 2019

News from Room 105

Today we had the chance to watch an African dance group perform at our school. It was also Read Across America reading celebration and we read and/or listened to a lot of stories. We spent some time reading on our own and we were able to watch all kinds of different people from all over our county read to us over Skype.  We will be reading lots of Dr. Seuss books next week, practiced rhyming and created our own cat in the hat.  You will find attached a list of the different ways we will celebrate our Dr. Seuss week.

Come and join us on Thursday evening for Bedtime, Books, and Brownies. The teachers have a great time dressing up and reading to the children. Visit our room to hear me read Llama, Llama Red Pajamas and see Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Palmer and I dressed in our red pajamas.


Our media center is hosting a book fair next week. If your child will be purchasing a book please send the money in an envelope or Ziploc bag marked for the book fair.


Please make sure that your child brings a coat to school every day. It has not usually hit the high temperature for the day when we go out for recess at 9:30 and our playground is like a wind tunnel so there is always a cold breeze blowing.


We have continued to work on cvc words this week and will continue this unit for a few more weeks. We will also continue to work on our sight words and writing over the coming weeks.


We have been working on subtraction this week. We will continue to work on this for the next two weeks.

INTEGRATED STUDIES:  We finished our unit on Teeth this week. We also learned about the weather lore story of the lion and the lamb. The saying goes that if March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb and vise versa if it comes in like a lamb.  We will be learning about Dr. Seuss next week and doing some fun activities that relate to his books.

We used goldfish to learn how to subtract this week.