Happy Sunday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I would like to thank you all, again, for everything you did during Teacher Appreciation Week! I appreciate all of you and the support you have given me this year!
**This week is National School Counselor Week! The dress-up days are as follows:
Monday (12th) Dress like your favorite movie star
Tuesday (13th) Dress like your favorite super career attire
Wednesday (14th) Dress in your favorite super color
Thursday (15th) Dress in your favorite super sports attire
Friday (16th) Wear your favorite super star ES eagle t-shirt/class shirt
**I hope you received the Valentines Exchange letter that came home in your child’s Monday folder last week! Your child may begin bringing in their Valentines beginning tomorrow. We will exchange on Wednesday (2/14). Please make sure your child has a Valentine addressed to all 23 students. On the letter that I sent home, I wrote the names of all 23 students in our class, so your child can address them. If you need another letter, please send me an email or ask your child to ask me for another one. Also, as a reminder, your child does not need to bring in a Valentine box, as we are decorating bags for the exchange in the classroom.
**Your child should have brought home a Colonies study guide on Thursday. Please remember we will have a test on this on Tuesday (2/13). Please ensure your child is studying and prepared!
**Please ensure you read all papers that are coming home in tomorrow’s Monday folders. There are a few extremely important letters coming home regarding the upcoming Milestones Assessment.
**Special Requests- We are looking for some small/inexpensiive wind-up toys (possibly from Fast Food Kid’s Meals) for our next grade-level STEM day on March 9th. These toys will be taken apart and reconstructed, therefore will not be able to be returned. Thank you!
**Homework for this week will include Weekly Reading Menu and math practice.
Upcoming Units of Study for the week ahead:
Reading Workshop: This week we will finish Because of Winn-Dixie and wrap up our second bend of our Character Studies Unit. Students will focus on author’s craft and theme. We will wrap up the week with an assessment.
Writing Workshop: This week our focus will be on choosing words that sound right and evoke emotion. Students will be encouraged to really think about their audience when writing their persuasive speeches.
Orton Gillingham: This week we will learn another vowel team, “ou” and “ow”.
Social Studies: We will continue to learn about the early British Colonies. Students will have a test on Tuesday, February 13th.
Math: We will continue with a review of measurement and line plots on Monday, and will assess Monday afternoon. The rest of the week we will be focusing on word problem strategies.
Friday- Science Lab
Have the best week,