Week of August 28, 2017

I cannot believe we have been in school almost a month! This school year has started off very well, and I am looking forward to continuing helping the students continuing their growth!

Remember that Monday, Sept. 4 is Labor Day. Therefore we will have a 3-Day weekend this coming weekend.

Wednesday, August 30 will be an Early Release day- students will be released at 12:30. Please remember to send a note to the homeroom teacher if they are going home differently.

August 31 begins IOWA and Cogat testing.

Math:

We will be focusing on addition and subtraction

Reading:

Our focus for reading will be asking and answering questions, particularly using the 5W & H questions

English/Language Arts:

We will be focusing on learning the writing process and working on character development. Additionally, we will focus on learning pronouns.

We will always work on spelling.

Week of Aug. 21, 2017

What an exciting day! It is here! Today is the eclipse. Please remember that dismissal has been extended today to 3pm due to the eclipse.  Your child can only go outside if we have a permission slip from you to go outside. If not, he/she will watch the live stream. If you choose, you also may take your child out early.

This week is picture day.

Tuesday is K-2

Wednesday is 3-5

This week, we will be learning:

Math:

We will continue place value and discuss how to write numbers. We will also discuss rounding numbers.

Reading:

As a class, we will be reading Charlotte’s Web. In addition, we will be starting our guided reading groups. Your child will be given a specific reading strategy to work on. Please know what it is so you can work on it at home during your reading time.

Language Arts:

We will be working on plural nouns, capitalization and writing good sentences.

Week of Aug. 14, 2017

We are beginning to fall into a routine. I was glad to be able to talk with some of you at Open House. However, if you were not able to come, do not worry. You may contact me at any time with any questions you may have. The best way to reach me is by email at paula.wilson@cobbk12.org.

This week, our focus will be:

Math:

Place value and number sense– this will guide us in to adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers

Reading:

We will continue to learn reading strategies, as well as be able to tell beginning, middle and end of a story. Please encourage your child to choose books at their level.

Language Arts:

We are learning the elements of a story (characters, setting, problem, solution), as well as nouns and which nouns get capitalized. Moreover, we will work on spelling patterns and writing skills with a focus on Narratives.

Social Studies:

We will focus on map skills

Week of August 7, 2017

Hopefully, your child has gotten back into the groove of being back at school. We had a great first week and I am very happy to be working with your child. We will be working hard this year! So far, I have spent time getting to know your son/daughter.

Each week, you will see the same format on my blog. I will give you an overview of what we will be working on, as well as let you know any important information. I hope you noticed to the right, that there is a page introducing myself to you.

August 10- We will have Open House from 6pm-7:30pm. I realize I met and spoke with many of you, but I hope to see you at Open House as well. Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your child’s progress. The best way to reach me is by email at paula.wilson@cobbk12.org.

This week’s focus will be:

Math:

We will be working on place value and number sense

Reading:

We are going to be starting Reader’s Workshop. Please remember that it is important for your child to read…read…read.

Grammar/Spelling:

We will be discussing nouns and we will begin working on spelling patterns. This year, your child will work on learning sight words and working on word patterns.

Writing:

We are launching Writer’s Workshop