I hope you had a great weekend!
Classroom Help Opportunities: Thank you to our room moms Becca O’Dell and Candice Wells for creating our class Shutterfly website! Make sure you check your email to see your invite to the website. We have some opportunities for help including donating healthy supplies as well as signing up to be a mystery reader for the class! If none of the dates or times work for you let me know and we can figure something out!
Read-A-Thon: Tonight is the last night your child can read for the Read-A-Thon! Starting tomorrow you can go to your toolkit (https://mtbethelpta.membershiptoolkit.com/) to log those minutes and donate (if you choose to)! August 30th is the deadline for logs and pledges!
Walton Cluster Family Night is Tuesday. This is our first Family Night of the school year and it’s meant to allow our entire Walton Cluster the opportunity to plan a Family Night knowing students will not have any homework that evening. Our goal is to promote Family Involvement and encourage families to schedule time together on these evenings.
WEDNESDAY is our first Early Release Day. School will dismiss two hours earlier. Please make sure your child knows how they will be going home.
August 27 – Walton Cluster Family Night
August 27 – Menchie’s Spirit Night 2:30-6:30 PM
August 28 – Early Release Day
August 30 – Read-a-thon logs and pledges are DUE
September 2 – Labor Day NO SCHOOL
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?
READING– We will be exploring strategies to use when we come across tricky words in our text. Building our reading stamina will continue as well!
ELA/OG– This week we will review digraphs. Digraphs are two sounds coming together to make an entirely new single sound. A few examples of digraphs are sh, ch, th, ph, and wh.
WRITING-Students will continue to add details into their writing. We will also focus on crafting powerful endings in our writing and editing our work based on what we know of grammar.
MATH-I attended a FABULOUS training last week on OG Math. This week will start implementing OG math– students will learn some fun, new ways to think about numbers. We will also begin exploring word problems.
UNIT STUDY– Students will think about what image comes to mind when they hear the word “scientist” and then explore what scientists actually do across several fields. We will also begin our observation of the environment around us and predict the changes that might occur over time.