Greetings from room 431! I hope you and your families enjoyed fall break! I had a nice and relaxing break, but I'm ready to get back into some fun learning. This week we'll review all of the sight words and letters we've learned so far. We will also learn about community helpers, which will lead us to our speaking and listening jobs project. Details about this assignment can be found as an attachment at the bottom of the page.
Speaking and Listening Jobs Poster:This home project is for you and your child to complete together. This week we're talking about community helpers and I've asked your child to think about what they would like to be/do when they grow up. For this project, your child is to create a poster of any size to illustrate the job he/she has chosen. You child will also need to list/illustrate the tools he/she will need to do this job. All students will need to create a poster, as this will be a graded assignment. This project is due on Friday, December 4th. Your child will present his/her poster and talk about the job and tools that are needed. It would be benefitial to practice at home prior to Friday, just so your child feels comfortable talking about their poster. I encourage you and your child to be as creative as possible! I can't wait to see what your boys and girls create! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. :)
Scholastic Book Fair: The book fair is coming to the PC! Our first book fair at the primary Center will be December 7-11th. The hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:00-2:15, Thursday, Dec 10th 3:00-6:00 for our Family Night and Friday 8:00-1:00. Every child shopping on Family Night will be entered into a drawing for a basket full of books! Our class will be previewing the book fair and your child will be making a list of books they would like to purchase. :) I will send this list home in your child's take home folder. If you would like for your child to make a purchase from the book fair, please send money in a sealed envelope labeled with your child's name and "Book Fair Money", so I will know what the money is for. Your child will then be able to go to the book fair, make their purchases and all purchases will be sent home in your child's back pack.
Accelerated Reading: Your boys and girls should be testing weekly. If you have not sent your child's library book back yet, please do so ASAP. Now that you have read your child's book with them 2-3 times, they may be ready to take an Accelerated Reading test at school. I have attached a detailed letter explaining our AR program at the bottom of this page, so please be sure to read it. If you feel your child is ready to take an AR test, please write the complete book title and author/AR quiz number in your child's agenda. This will be the way you let me know they are ready. Your child will be given the test by myself or our assistant and we will record the score in your child's agenda. Then, your child will be able to return the book to the Media Center to check out another. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. Please remember, your child's AR goal for this year is 15 points and 80% comprehension. Your children can also test on books you have in your home library. Simply log onto arbookfind.com to find out if the book has an AR tests and write a note in your child's folder. We'll make sure they take the test. We have volunteers in our room to test on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Students may test any time they are ready, but these days are great days to have tests ready.
---------->Boxtops for Education: Please remember our class as you're doing your holiday cooking and baking! Our class is collecting Box Tops for education! Did you know that for every Box Top you send in our school earns 10¢? It's as simple as clipping Box Tops and sending them to school in your child's folder. We'll take care of the rest! Below, I have attached some forms for easy collecting. Or if you'd like, you can send them to school in a sealed baggy. Thanks for all you do!
12/4- Speaking and Listening Jobs Poster due
12/7-11- Scholastic Book Fair
12/18- Last day before winter break!
I really appreciate all you will do to help make this year amazing! If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know. See you soon in room 431...don't forget to bring your smiles!!! Go Buffalo!