It is finally beginning to cool down, as Fall is approaching! We have a lot of fun things going on inside the classroom, so please read below.
Performing Arts slips were sent home two weeks ago. Please return those by this Friday. I will be emailing you if I have not received one from your student as a gentle reminder. This allows your child to participate in various field trips we have throughout the year (on and off campus).
As you all should be aware, we have early release tomorrow at 2:00. I have communicated through Class Dojo, my blog, your student’s agenda, and emails were sent home from school. Our school is thrilled to be hosting this very special tour and is thankful for your flexibility as a parent.
September 19 is Moe’s Spirit Night from 2:00-9:00 Enjoy a delicious meal (at the Cobb Parkway location) with the family while raising money for Ford. This would be a great way to spend the early release!
Get Your Game On- Show your spirit and wear your favorite sports jersey/shirt to school on September 22nd! Help our foundation do amazing things for our students throughout the school year by donating $1.
Scholastic Order Forms will be sent home tomorrow. They are due back by Friday, September 22nd so the books will be here on the Monday we return from Fall Break! My goal this year is for your child to love reading and Scholastic is a great way to purchase AFFORDABLE books for your student. Many of you ordered last month. There are some great deals.
Over the break, please collect recycled items (Coke cans, orange juice containers, milk cartons, cardboard cereal box, etc.) and send them in when we return- that would be awesome! Our class will be conducting a STEM experiment on how matter changes- using materials to slow the process of ice melting!
Conference Sheets will be sent home on October 2nd. Please look out for these and send them in ASAP as we plan for conference week.
Reflection entries will be collected from October 3rd-October 5th. Kristina has painted a beautiful picture to submit for the contest. I encourage each student within the class to submit an entry. It truly inspires their creativity.
It’s that time of year again! Our Fall Pine Straw Fundraiser is here! A order form is going home in your child’s red folder tomorrow as well. Please return it by Friday, October 6 in order to get your yard looking in great shape for the Fall! It will be delivered to your house by November 4. This fundraiser is in support to help our outdoor classrooms!
October 6 will start our canned food drive! Please send in any extra canned food items you have in your pantry to donate to those in our local community who are less fortunate.
October 12 will be early release. Your child will be dismissed at 12:15. Please keep this date in mind and make plans accordingly.
Our Fall Festival will be on Friday, October 13. Please come out an join the Ford Community and enjoy an evening with the family. There will be a photo booth, silent auctions, various booths, jump houses, and so much more to partake in. I look forward to seeing everyone there! Our class has chosen to do a photography basket to put towards the silent auction. Our wonderful room moms will be putting this together for us!
After break, the students will be learning a lot!
Science: Your student has loved discussing states and properties of matter. When we come back, we will be talking about how matter changes. There are a lot of fun STEM projects we will be doing throughout the unit. Some include: root beer floats (states of matter), Hershey kiss experiment (how matter changes), and saving the penguin (how matter changes).
Social Studies: Learning about our state’s rivers and regions has been fun. We are currently rapping up government and learning about the roles of the president, governor, and mayor.
Math: We have spent some time looking at place value. Later this week, we will explore skip counting which will take us into money when we return. Your students will be working with word problems and the many steps in solving them!
Language Arts: Comprehension has been key in reading. With looking at the beginning, middle, and end, the students are analyzing the character traits and how they may change or stay the same throughout the story. Context clues will also be discussed in reading in efforts to tune into interesting words.
Phonics: Our next units will focus on long o and long e digraphs. Please do not be alarmed in your child does not do as well on the pretest as expected. These are blends they have not been introduced to.
Writing: We will continue looking at narrative writing for the rest of the nine weeks. Your child is writing about small moments (summer vacation, Labor Day, etc.)