Weekly News ~ Jan. 27

 

Dear Families,

The Kindness Challenge begins this week!

The students will work together as a class to complete activities to show kindness such as, asking a new friend to play, helping someone, writing a thank you note, or performing a kind act of their own design. Teachers will have daily discussions, read stories, and watch short video clips about showing kindness, inclusion, and respect.

Additionally, we will show kindness in our community by hosting a toiletries drive to benefit The Center for Children and Young Adults AND SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center. With the help of our Student Council, we will be collecting items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc.

We will also have some fun by dressing up to the following themes each day.

  • Monday (1/28)-Hats off to kindness (wear hats)
  • Tuesday (1/29)-Being kind is groovy (wear 70s clothes)
  • Wednesday (1/30)-Kindness Rocks (wear rock star clothes)
  • Thursday (1/31)-Cougars are Kind (wear Cougar Pride or school colors)
  • Friday (2/1)-Cheer for Kindness (wear sports clothes)

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

  • Reading– Peter Pan, characters and theme
  • Writing– Opinion, adding research
  • Math– Fractions on a number line
  • Science/Social Studies– Georgia regions, plant/animals adaptations
  • Read Aloud– Harry Potter #2

Homework: 20 minutes of reading and 10 minutes of Education Galaxy 🙂 Be looking for conversation starters sent home on SeeSaw!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ January 22

Dear Families,

We have a Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Sunday night beginning at about 9:30 p.m. I hope we have a cloud-free night for spectacular viewing. Here’s a link with more information: https://www.space.com/42830-supermoon-blood-moon-total-lunar-eclipse-2019.html

Our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Writing fractions
  • Reading ~ Peter Pan, character traits and vocabulary, text evidence
  • Writing ~ Opinion/argument writing
  • Language Arts ~ Adverbs
  • Social Studies ~ Georgia regions, features, plants, and animals
  • Read Aloud ~ Harry Potter

We will be participating in the Kindness Challenge from January 28th-February 1st.

The students will work together as a class to complete activities to show kindness such as, asking a new friend to play, helping someone, writing a thank you note, or performing a kind act of their own design. Teachers will have daily discussions, read stories, and watch short video clips about showing kindness, inclusion, and respect. Additionally, we will show kindness in our community by hosting a toiletries drive to benefit The Center for Children and Young Adults and SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center. With the help of our Student Council, we will be collecting items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc. These items will go to children in our community. A flyer with more information will come home about this.

We will also have some fun by dressing up to the following themes each day.

  • Monday (1/28)-Hats off to kindness (wear hats)
  • Tuesday (1/29)-Being kind is groovy (wear 70s clothes)
  • Wednesday (1/30)-Kindness Rocks (wear rock star clothes)
  • Thursday (1/31)-Cougars are Kind (wear Cougar Pride or school colors)
  • Friday (2/1)-Cheer for Kindness (wear sports clothes)

Have a great 3 day weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King!

Fondly, Mrs. P. and Mrs. M.

Weekly News ~ Jan. 14

Dear Families,

Ask your child about mothers who tidy up their children’s minds at night. They’ll tell you all about it. Also ask your child about what nightlights and stars do at night. We are loving Peter Pan!

Happy birthday, Live!

Happy belated birthday to our winter vacation kids!!!

                     Bria     Roman     Prisha     Caden 

Our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Fractions of 2D geometric shapes
  • Reading ~ Peter Pan, character traits and vocabulary, text evidence
  • Writing ~ Opinion/argument writing
  • Language Arts ~ Adjectives, comparative & superlative
  • Social Studies ~ Georgia regions, features, plants, and animals
  • Read Aloud ~ Harry Potter

Report cards went home today. Please return the signed report card envelope next week.

The children have been bundled up nicely for recess. It can be very cold at 10 a.m.

Library checkout is 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Please remind your child to keep the library books stored in a bookbag ~ on Tuesday nights especially.

Have a great week!

Mrs. P and Mrs. M.

 

Happy New Year!

Dear Families,

Are you ready for school to begin?! Is anyone in your household getting antsy, missing friends and school in general? We are ready for you! There’s even a forecast of sunshine and fair weather for our Monday recess.

Thank you to our volunteers for throwing a fabulous holiday for the children. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Mrs. Mann and I would like to thank you for making our holiday so special. We were showered with treats, flowers, cards, and such thoughtful gifts, and then you spoiled us with such a generous monetary gift. And thank you for my special birthday lunch and gift!

In the upcoming week the children will enjoy a visit by the Harlem Globe Trotters! That’s exciting way to start 2019!

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Math ~ Introduction to fractions – partitioning
  • Reading ~ Mystery novel reveal – answering text-dependent questions
  • Writing ~ Opinion/argument writing
  • Language Arts ~ Adjectives, superlative and comparitive
  • Content ~ Georgia regions – geographical understandings, plants and animals
  • Read Aloud ~ Harry Potter and mystery novel

Homework is 20 minutes of nightly reading, 10 minutes of Educational Galaxy and multiplication fact drills. 🙂

Our classmate, Riley, has moved over the holiday. We will miss her terribly! We wish her all the best at her new home and school in Florida.

Help wanted: We are in need of hand sanitizer and sanitizing table wipes (Clorox or Lysol). We’re also enduring a paper shortage so please consider donating a ream of copy paper.

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

 

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