Weekly News ~ January 29

Dear Families,

We just finished our first full week in what seems like…forever! The children have been hard working students!

The flu outbreak has been especially bad this year, and we’ve had some cases in our school, so handwashing, cough covering, and tissue using behaviors are being reinforced. The classroom is being wiped down daily. Thanks so much to Grayson’s parents for donating wipes and spray and handsoap! (snacks, too!)

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Math: Fractions
  • Reading: Comprehension, cause and effect
  • Writing: Speech writing
  • Lang. Arts: Spelling, vocab, mentor sentences, comparitive/superlative adjectives
  • Social Studies: Early American Colonies
  • Read Aloud: Harry Potter

Spelling ~

Change y to I and add er and est
Base word- adjective Comparative-Change y to i and add er Superlative-Change y to i and add est
happy happier happiest
sloppy sloppier sloppiest
scary scarier scariest
windy windier windiest
noisy noisier nosiest
Challenge words-disappear, disagree, disorder, dishonest, disgrace

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Pennington

P.S. If your child would like to explore the colonies, this might be a good place to go:

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13colonies2.htm

 

 

Weekly News ~ January 22, 2018

Dear Families,

We’re just going to repeat the learning plan from last week due to our unexpected 3 day holiday!

Here’s our learning plan:

Math~ Introduction to fractions, partitioning
Writing~ Opinion writing
Reading~ Compare and contrast
Language Arts~ Spelling, adjectives, handwriting
Science~ Georgia habitats, plant and animal adaptations
Read Aloud~ Harry Potter

Spelling Sort 17 Review inflected endings
double+ ing e- drop + ing +ing +ing
cutting moving adding talking
stopping living spelling snowing
humming coming floating working
begging taking chewing pushing

We are in need of extra snack and treasure box donations. We also need antibacterial table wipes. There were cases of the flu last week, and we’re going to wipe down surfaces and wash hands more than usual.

It will be so nice to have a normal week of school!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly Newsletter ~ January 16

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Dear Families,

I hope you enjoy your long weekend in honor of Dr. King! And stay well with the flu going around!

We are in need of the following, and will appreciate any donations!

  • table wipes (germ killing)
  • snack
  • treasure box donations

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Math~ Introduction to fractions, partitioning
  • Writing~ Opinion writing
  • Reading~ Compare and contrast
  • Language Arts~ Spelling, adjectives, handwriting
  • Science~ Georgia habitats, plant and animal adaptations
  • Read Aloud~ Harry Potter

Spelling Sort 17 Review inflected endings
double+ ing e- drop + ing +ing +ing
cutting moving adding talking
stopping living spelling snowing
humming coming floating working
begging taking chewing pushing

Congratulations to our AR Queen Angela and King Finn!

Our Moby Max Ninja Master award goes to Mason!

We’ve moved on to the study of the multiplication facts sixes through nines! Five students have mastered all their facts! The goal is to master them by the end of 3rd grade, so practice, practice, practice! Practice through Moby Max, flash cards, apps, etc. are all acceptable. Whatever gets your child to practice consistently is the best method.

Cursive handwriting is going along beautifully. Curiously, some of the children are actually better at cursive than printing.

The children had a blast writing a story in the “graphic novel” way this week. Some of the children want to take them home to complete them since we’re moving on. The next 5 weeks we’ll work on opinion writing. You’ll enjoy reading their pieces!

Thanks for everything you do!

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ January 8

Dear Families,

Wear red and black on Monday to support UGA football (unless you’re an Alabama fan)! Go Dawgs!

Our learning plan:

  • Reading – Patricia Polacco comprehension (predictions, character changes, theme)
  • Writing – Graphic novel style writing
  • Math – 2-step problem solving with all operations
  • Language Arts – Spelling & Cursive
  • Science – Georgia geographical regions animal/plant adaptations, Science Lab

Homework reminders: I’ll send out spelling words as soon as they are available. Keep up with daily reading and Moby Max practice. I’ll send home the homework packet on Monday. It will include math and handwriting this week. It is due on Friday. A new behavior calendar will be included.

We’re in need of snacks and table wipes, and greatly appreciate any donations.

Happy birthday, Adrian!

Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Pennington

~~~~HAPPY NEW YEAR~~~~

 

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Dear Families!

Happy 2018! I hope you all had the kind of break that puts a big smile on your face. If you’re like me, you might just want to get back to normal for a while and get the kids back to school.If only the mornings didn’t come so early!

Thank you all so much for making the holiday so special for the children, and myself. We had a lovely time at our holiday party eating sweets and pizza, making cards and paintings, and playing games. Thank you to the families of Kaya, Emma, Finn, Grayson, Brendz, Tobi and Angela for cooking, buying, gathering, supervising and cleaning. And thank you for making my birthday a very special one with my goodie basket, gift cards, candy, flowers and other such thoughtful gifts!

We’ll use the following 2 days setting learning goals (resolutions :-)), learning about animal adaptations, taking a math pretest and finding unknowns in multiplication and division equasions, brainstorming writing ideas from moments over our breaks, and getting ourselves psyched for reading more good literature!

Report cards go home Friday. Please sign and return the white signature card and the envelope. Email me if you have any questions.

We’ll also announce our AR Queen and King…and our new recognition for the Moby Max Ninja!

Just a reminder of how well a good night’s sleep and a satisfying breakfast and midmorning snack go towards an ideal learning day. Also, please have your child wear a heavy winter coat or lots of layers (hat and gloves, too) on these cold frigid days, or recess may not be an option.

Thanks for all you do!

Kim Pennington