Weekly Update

This week our morning meetings focused self-esteem, kindness, distractions, and showing appreciation.  We finished the Morpheme Magic booklet which focused on the suffix -ness. 


The students are starting a state research project.  Each student selected a state to research during social studies with Ms. Nunemaker.  Once the research is done, I will help the students write an informative paper during our language arts period.  The second part of the project is creating a shoebox "float" for the state they researched.  Each student will need a shoebox from home.  Please let me know by Friday, February 23rd if your child doesn't have a shoebox.  If you have extra shoeboxes to donate, I will take them off your hands!  On Friday, March 1st, from 1:30 - 3:30, students will have the opportunity to start working on their "floats" at school.  Paper will be available to cover boxes.  Students should bring in other supplies they would like to use on their floats.  Volunteers are needed to help with "float" construction on Friday, March 1st.  Please let me know if you are available to help.  Students will bring their "floats" home on Friday to finish working on them.  The finished "floats" are due on Friday, March  22nd.  We are excited to share all of our "floats" on Thursday, April 11th from 11:00 - 11:30 (after the music performance).  Parents will be able to view the "floats" from both classrooms and listen to the students share information about their states.  There are some examples on the Photo Album page under February.  Then click on State Floats to see the examples. Students can be as creative as they would like to be with their floats.  They do need to include the following information on the float:

1. State Name                                    7. State Capital

2. State Flower                                   8. Large Cities

3. State Bird                                       9. One Landmark

4. State Tree                                      10. One Tourist Attraction

5. Date of Statehood                          11. State Nickname

6. State Flag                                       12. One Famous Person

                                                            13. Map of State



If you have not signed up for a conference, please sign up.  The link was sent through Infinite Campus.  If you need help, please let me know.  Also, if you can't find a time that works, reach out and we can work something out. 


February 29th is the final dress up day for I Love to Read Month.  Wear your comfy clothes or pjs for "Curl Up with a Great Book" and make sure to turn in all your reading slips.  The drawing will be held Thursday morning.  


Weekly Accomplishments:

Math: We worked on multi-step word problems.  The first couple days were challenging, but we are getting the hang of identifying what the problem is asking and what steps we need to do to complete the problem.  


Reading:  We finished our poetry unit.  We reviewed character traits and started to review inferencing.  


Science / Social Studies:  Students spent time researching their state for their state reports.  They also learned about the Midwest states.  Next week we will be switching to science.


Daily Schedule 


Important Dates:

March 5 - Conferences (4:30 - 7:30 pm)

March 7 - Conferences (4:30 - 7:30 pm)

March 8 - Conferences (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)  No School

March 11 - No School

March 25 - 29 - No School Spring Break

April 1 - School resumes