Poetry Reading for Fluency

From time to time, your children may ask to read a poem for you that we have read in class. Poems are a great way for them to practice their reading fluency–reading at an appropriate pace using expression that fits the mood of the passage (or poem). As an incentive for them to practice rereading their poems, I offer them a trip to my treat box if they bring their poem back with evidence they have read to at least 3 adults (the evidence is your signature on the poem). If they ask to read a poem for you, please take a few minutes to enjoy your child reading for you, and also please find one way to compliment their reading even if they don’t read every word exactly right. They have a lot of fun reading poems and are very proud of their reading!

2017 Frey Science Fair

The Frey Science Fair is right around the corner!  Students still have plenty of time to choose and execute a great project!  Applications and guidelines are  available for download on the school website.   Please note that applications are due by February 3rd and projects are due on your grade level’s assigned day:

Tuesday, February 14: Grades K, 2, 4
Wednesday, February 15:  Grades 1, 3, 5

**Drop off projects between 7:15-7:50 AM in the Frey Learning Commons on your GRADE-SPECIFIED day. Please DO NOT bring your project to school before the grade-specified day. Judging begins at 8:30 AM.

**The Frey Science Fair Reception will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 AM in the Cafeteria! All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place projects will be awarded at this time and ALL science fair participants will receive a certificate.

Good luck!

Deadlines Extended

We have extended the STEM Shirt Order Deadline to next Friday, January 20th, and the spring session club deadline to Wednesday, January 13th.  Students will have a flyer with this information coming home as well.

 

2017 Frey Science Fair

Hello all you Frey Scientists!!  Time to start thinking about your Science Fair Project for this year!!!  The Frey Elementary Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 14th, and Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.  More information, including requirements, applications and due dates, will come home in early January, so keep an eye out for that!!

Influence

As motivated, engaged learners, Frey students understand they can influence their peers, family, community, and world with their words and actions. Significant change can begin with just one person’s positive example. We want our students and their families to join the conversation. We are encouraging our students, with the assistance of their parents, to post on social media regarding influence during the month of January.

  • What does influence mean to you?
  • Who has been a positive influence in your life?
  • What moments have been the most influential in your life?
  • How do you and your family positively influence others?
  • How do you and your family show gratitude for those who have influenced your life?

Simply post your story to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #freyflames and #influence. Be sure to include pictures! We will search the hashtags and use some of the stories for discussion with students. As an added incentive, if you include a hashtag with your house name you will receive a house point for your participation! (Please be aware there are limitations with our search capabilities, but we will catch all of the posts we can.)  

Example:

Students have posted inspirational messages through out Frey Elementary! #freyflames #reveur #influence

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School!

3rd 9 Weeks
January 5-March 16, 2017

January 5 and 6–All students will be reviewing Group Expectations and Procedures.

Kindergarten–will continue to review letter sounds and letter formation, along with word work and Guided Reading and Writing.

Second Grade–will be reading fables and folktales in Guided Reading and learning to find the lesson, or moral of the story.

Third Grade–will be describing characters in Fictional stories and describing the relationship between events, ideas, or steps in Informational texts during Guided Reading.