January 27-31, 2020

Good morning everyone!

Can’t believe it’s almost February! Thanks to everyone who’s sending back the permission slips for our supply teacher Shelby Spiers. She’s getting her Masters in education so she’ll be having to video some of the lessons she’s teaching while she’s here so it’s for that reason. She’s getting to know the kids and the routine already so it’ll be a great transition when it’s time. It’s been a fast 4 day week! On Monday we have another in class field trip from Wellstar about germs, which is good because sickness is still going around. I’m trying so hard to make it out of here without getting sick! Here’s what I have planned for next week.

Math- Addition within 1000

Reading- Comparing and Contrasting fairy tales and folktales

Phonics- Doubling Rules

Grammar- Adverbs

Writing- Continuing with our opinion letter writing

Social Studies- Continuing our GA leader study with Jackie Robinson

Have a wonderful weekend!

January 20-24, 2020

Hi everyone!

I’m really excited for the class¬† baby shower today! They’ve been so excited for it as well. It’s a special time! The dr isn’t sure what the plan will be as the time is approaching so I’m just taking it day by day and trying to make sure everything is ready for when I have to go. I’m sure you’ve heard our supply teacher, Shelby Spiers, has been coming in to observe us and learn how everything is done which is really helpful. She’s going to be great!

Next week we’ll have Monday off for MLK Jr. day so it’ll be a short week when we return. Here’s what I have planned in each subject.

Math- We’re going to be continuing adding 4 2-digit numbers. We’ll be adding tens and ones now, not just ones.

Reading- We’re going to be learning all about adjectives and adverbs, as well as our phonics skill.

Writing- We’ll continue writing opinion friendly letters.

Social Studies- We’ll do our leader study on Martin Luther King Jr. since he’s on our standards so perfect time.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have any questions.

January 13-17, 2020

Good afternoon Bakers!

It’s been a great week back to school and they had a great time for High Touch High Tech. We’re getting started with quarter 3 this week and I finished report cards for quarter 2. They’ll be available on Parentvue today so please check them out. Here’s what we’re planning on doing next week. I’m really looking forward to the class shower on Friday!

Math- We’re going to be working on adding 4 2-digit numbers and starting to add 3 digit numbers with 10’s to 1000.

Reading- We’re going to be introducing fables and folktales by doing 5 W’s and an H. (who, what, when, where, why, how)

Writing- We’re going to start our opinion writing for quarter 3.

Science- We’re doing day and night and shadows.

Let me know if you have any questions! Have a great weekend!

December 9-13, 2019

Hi all!

We had a busy week with the The Nutcracker field trip and GA day today so everyone’s ready for the weekend! Next week we’re having our big STEM day walk through with the county on Thursday to show off what we’ve been working on this year in STEM. We’ll be doing something special for homework, instead of phonics they’ll be doing an act of kindness each day for the giving season. We’ll be working on that a lot next week as well. Our Holiday Party is on the 19th from 9:00-10:00 and we have early release days on the 19th and 20th. Here’s what we have planned for next week, we’re trying to wrap up quarter 2!

Math- We’ll be working on two step word problems and mixed one and two step with a test on Friday. They did really well this week on one step.

Reading- We’ll be learning reflexive nouns and main idea with multiparagraph text. We won’t be having phonics.

Writing- We’ll be learning about different aspects of poetry and they’ll even be writing some of their own.

Science- We’ll be learning about stars and the colors, sizes, brightness, and life cycle.

Have a wonderful weekend and let me know if you have any questions!

December 2-6, 2019

Hi Baker Families!

I’m so proud of how our class performed the play! It was great! Thanks to all who brought food and came to celebrate their hard work. They also loved planting tulips as well. Friday we have the Fire Safety field trip and then a week off to celebrate Thanksgiving! When we return we’ll have another busy week with our Nutcracker Ballet field trip at the Cobb Civic Center where they will need to dress up for the performance, and then wear class shirts on Friday for Georgia Day rotations around our school. It’s hard to believe there’s only 3 weeks between Thanksgiving break the next break! Here’s what else we’ll be learning when we get back-

Math- We’re continuing on to one step word problems within 100.

Reading- We’ll be working on possessive nouns so they’ll continue to learn the appropriate place for apostrophes to go.

Writing- We’re wrapping up their first informational this week so we’ll be writing a How To writing next.

Science- We’ll cover the rest of our force standard since we only go to push and pull so far.

Have a great week and let me know if you have any questions! Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful I get to spend my days with each one of your children!

November 18-22, 2019

Hi Families!

Next week is going to be a very busy one! I have PVS on Monday so thank you volunteers for coming in while I’m gone. Wednesday progress reports come home so please view, sign, and return to me. Thursday is our Thanksgiving play in our classroom from 8:30-9:30 and then we’ll be planting tulips outside so they might need a change of clothes or at least shoes. Friday we have the Fire Safety Field trip from 9:15-1:15, if you checked for them to bring their lunch, please make sure you pack them in all disposable bags with their name on the outside and please have them wear their class shirt. Here’s what we’ll try to fit in in between events!

Math- We’re going to be work on the relationship between addition and subtraction with test on Friday.

Reading- We’ll be focusing on practicing the play and reviewing contractions.

Writing- We’ll be working on their final draft books for informational.

Science- We’ll be working on introducing our force unit with pushes and pulls which we’ve already talked about some in our STEM project.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will hopefully see you all on Thursday.

November 11-15, 2019

Hi parents!

This week we’ve been working hard on reading through our play lines daily because I told them they should be memorized by next Wednesday so that we can start acting out our play. Please make sure they’re reading them and memorizing over the weekend and are practicing daily. We have another STEM day next Tuesday so we’ll be doing a STEM lab to carve canoes from ivory soap and see what the clean river then compared to the littered river now does to the distance the canoe can travel. Here’s what else we’ll be learning this week-

Math- We’ll be continuing on with subtraction and teaching the rest of the subtraction strategies other than number line. Parent guides coming home Monday!

Reading- We’ll be covering contractions and continuing to practice our play daily.

Writing- They’ll continue writing their informational book and work towards finishing a final draft.

Social Studies- We’ll need another week to finish learning about our GA leaders so that’s what we’ll be wrapping up.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions!

November 4-8, 2019

Happy November!

I hope you’ve all had a great week. I was out sick for 2.5 days with a bad cold, and apparently everything is worse when pregnant! I’m finally getting a little better, but with this wacky weather there’s a lot going around. We had a great time celebrating Halloween yesterday with Halloween themed centers and then had our Boosterthon movie and popcorn reward in the afternoon. They did great during STEM and our walk through went very well. If you have any leftover candy that you don’t want at your house, please send it in on Monday and Mrs. Elliot is sending it to the troops. Also next week is the Thanksgiving food drive so please send in cans and boxes of nonperishable Thanksgiving items. Here’s what we’ll be working on next week-

Math- We’ll be working on two digit subtraction on a number line, counting up and counting back. A parent guide will be coming home on Monday to help you.

Reading- We’re going to be working on 5 W’s and H with nonfiction text, as well as reading through our Thanksgiving play. Please make sure your child is practicing at home daily so those lines get memorized in time!

Writing- We’ll continue with informational writing.

Social Studies- We’ll be learning several of the GA leaders, Mary Musgrove, Sequoyah, and James Oglethorpe.

Have a wonderful weekend!

October 28-November 1, 2019

It’s almost the end of October! We have some exciting things coming up in the next few weeks. Next Wednesday is our STEM prewalk from the county, Thursday we’ll have our Halloween centers, and Friday is already November! Next week I’ll also be passing out their Thanksgiving play parts. We’ll be having our Thanksgiving play performance, Turkey Lurkey, on November 21 from 8:30-9:30 so it’s time to start practicing and memorizing lines. They’ll need to keep lines in their binder so they have it at school and home each day. They can also use their 20 minutes of reading time to read the play and their part. Please put it on your calendar, it’s such a fun morning! Thanks to everyone who is sending candy in for Halloween centers! If you’d like to volunteer to help run the centers on Thursday, please let me know. Here’s what we’re up to next week-

Math- We’re starting two digit addition strategies to add to 100. I’m sending home a parent guide on Monday to help you be able to help them at home. Again, PLEASE don’t teach them the carry over method, it confuses them with the strategies we teach at school.

Reading- We’ll be reviewing text features and introducing the play.

Writing- We’ll continue with their informational writing pieces.

Social Studies- We’ll continue learning about Creeks and Cherokees and talk about key words about force, like push and pull, and how the Native Americans used force.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend!

October 21-25, 2019

Hi Parents!

It was so nice to meet with all of you this week at our conference and have time to talk about how your child is doing so far this year. It’s been a busy week, and I wanted to let you know what I have planned for next week and the start of quarter 2.¬† We have our schoolwide STEM Prewalk for certification on October 30th so we’ll be working on really nailing our standards to focus on and our new overarching question before that. Here’s what I have so far:

Math: We’re going to be starting two digit addition with adding 10’s and moving to 10’s and 1’s by the end of the week. This is a good beginner because if they know their tens partners, they should see the pattern. They’ll have a test on Friday.

Reading: We’re going to be starting nonfiction for quarter 2 so they’re learning nonfiction text features so they can use those helpful tools while reading and writing nonfiction books.

Writing: We already had the prewrite for informational writing, so we’re going to start learning how to writing informational books.

Social Studies: We’ll be learning about the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans since they lived in our area and the knowledge they will be learning will help with their STEM this quarter.

STEM Overarching Question: What are the implications and consequences of change?

We’ll relate this to our Creek and Cherokee standard, our force standard, and measurement. We’ll be learning about the 3 Sisters (how they planted corn, beans, and squash) we’ll be measuring to see the distance for planting and the seasons for the best time to plant.

Thanks for taking your time to meet with me this week and let me know if you have any questions.