Week of Feb. 13th

Mrs. Scheid and I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the Valentines Day Party planners!  It was a wonderful event!

This week in…

Reading

Sight words: before  does  good-bye  oh  right  won’t

Genre/Skills/Comprehension: Play, sequence, prior knowledge 

Activities:  fix-its, guided reading with activities, ending sounds “er” and est” endings with double the consonant rule, dge /j/ sound activities “r- controlled ” sounds, word sorts, sight word activities, reading words/sentences/stories, menu days and grammar practice-comparative endings

Math

We finished Chapter 7- Measure Time

Social Studies

This week we continued  learning about Early Exploration and Settlement.  We studied The Lost Colony, Jamestown, Sir Walter Raleigh and John Smith.

RAK (Random Acts of Kindness)/STEM

RAK- we talked about the core saying “AM PM”

 No STEM project this week. We had our Valentines Day Party instead.

​Communication and Happenings…​

1.  Thank you for attending Parent Teacher Conferences! We always look forward to telling you about all their wonderful accomplishments.

2.  There are many important papers in your child’s Friday folder.  First there is an “Intent to Return” form from the office.  Second there is a “Looking Forward to 2nd Grade”.  Lastly, there is a “Match Readers to Texts” page with directions for selecting books at your child’s reading level.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

3.  No School Monday-Presidents Day

Thank you to all our volunteers this week- at home and in the classroom!!!

 

Have a wonderful  weekend!

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Principal’s Newsletter

News from the Principal

Becoming a Sweetheart: RMAE’s Top 10

Did you remember everything (said and unsaid, promised or not) that you were supposed to do or purchase for your Sweetheart and Valentine? I hope that you did.  If not, you have my best wishes for redemption. I’ve been there!

At RMAE, we like sweethearts year-round and this descriptor can be earned equally by moms, dads, and students. Below is our Top 10 Countdown on Ways to Become an RMAE Sweetheart.

  1. Always remember during the school day to sign-in at the front lobby desk with a smile before heading off to other parts of the school campus.
  2. Call early in the morning to leave a message regarding your child’s absence.
  3. Volunteer for carpool line and show up smiling. Come join Jodi and Laurie in the morning.
  4. Share your cooking and baking talents for teacher/staff potlucks and appreciation days.
  5. Practice memory skills at home so your child will remember the weekly door code.
  6. Demonstrate that carpool line in the circle is the time to display extraordinary patience and the best of one’s safe driving skills.
  7. Send Tiffany Fontaine a “Thank you” for her unselfish leadership as our PTO President.
  8. Volunteer for Community Service Day (April 26). It’s a memorable day where we all get together to work for a common cause and to honor others for their service to this community.
  9. Send a written note of appreciation to a former teacher or your child’s current teacher.And Numero Uno Is!
  10.  Bring in lattes from Espresso Evergreen for the front office!

Can you think of others ways to become an RMAE Sweetheart? I’d be glad to post them in a future newsletter. In the meantime, enjoy becoming a sweetheart for RMAE. We know we will.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What’s this I hear about a 4-day school week?

At a Marketing Committee meeting a few weeks ago and at last week’s RMAE Board of Director’s (BOD) meeting, there were conversations about looking into a 4-day school week. As you know there are mountain area districts/schools to the west of us that have 4-day weeks to take advantage of the ski season. At this stage it is only a conversation! There might well be, in SAC’s spring survey, questions about a 4-day week (or a modified version of it during the ski season) and if it should be considered by the BOD.

Again, it is a conversation, nothing has been remotely decided other than survey the community. There could be something in this week’s Canyon Courier as Deb Hurley-Brobst, a reporter for the Courier, was in attendance at the BOD meeting. Please, no rumors!  Only the facts as stated above.

Gary Stueven
Your Principal
gstueven@RMAE.org


RMAE Happenings

“Let us Know your Plans” letter – These letters will be distributed at your child’s parent/teacher conference. We are requesting that you complete and return these forms to the office to enable us to continue with plans for the upcoming school year. If you did not receive a letter, or have already met with your child’s teacher, they will be emailed out to families next Tuesday.

Proposed 2017-18 RMAE Calendar – The RMAE BOD has given preliminary review of a proposed 2017-18 school calendar. It closely parallels that of Jeffco’s School District for 2017-18 which has already been approved. This proposal is also close to this school year’s calendar.

The proposed calendar has been posted on our website for your review. Check it out at: RMAE Family Calendar – 2017-2018. If you have comments or thoughts about this calendar before it is officially approved at the March 9th meeting, you are welcome to share them by sending an email to Calendar@rmae.org. These emails will be reviewed by the BOD before it meets in March.

Jump Rope for Heart update –  Did you know that we are not only raising money for the American Heart Association, but also earning money for valuable PE equipment? We need your help! Simply go to RMAE Jump Rope for Heart page and register your child. By taking your personal heart healthy challenge and sending 10 e-cards to your friends and family, you can help children with sick hearts and earn valuable PE equipment for our school. Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association & RMAE! Please email Mrs. Forsythe with any questions.

Easy Money for the School – We are proud to announce that AmeriGas now has a community/school program that will give us $.02 cents on each gallon of propane that our families and staff use during the school year! Simply go to your online account at www.amerigas.com, go to your monthly, quarterly, or annual invoice. The 2nd page on your invoice is the “community/school days receipt”.  Bring this receipt to the school and “voilá” – free money to our school! See the example of the receipt.

Thank you for your participation.

Marketing Committee is looking for volunteers – Calling all staff, parents, and community members alike: RMAE needs your help marketing the new and improved Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen!

Below are some examples of what each sub-committee will be focusing on:

  • Digital Marketing: Website, Social Media, Digital Resources, Graphics, AdWords, SEO
  • Event Marketing: Organization of school related events – Open Houses, Family Night
  • Traditional Marketing: Newspaper Print, Magazines, Brochure, Banners, Meet and Greets, Mailing

If you are interested in aiding in our marketing efforts please sign-up for one of the three subcommittees found here:  Marketing Committee Sign-up Google Doc

The Alma Mater Match – Five people matched correctly the five schools with their school/fight song.
The matches were: A-4; B-2; C-3; D-1; E-5.
As an FYI, Redlands High School is the school I attended in Southern California. Go Terriers!  Congratulations to Alfred Alig, Sheila Farneth, Jen Fitzgerald, Jolane Galloway, and Joanne Gomez for 5 out of 5 on the matches. Your Golden Ticket will be coming your way soon.

Parent/Teacher Conferences reminder – Please plan to attend. Conferences are scheduled as follows:
February 15th –  4:00 – 8:00 pm
February 16th – 1:00 – 6:00 pm (noon dismissal)
February 17th – NO SCHOOL
February 20th – NO SCHOOL

Elective of the Week – Who loves snacks? Middle school students! In Cathy Goodheart’s Healthy Snacks elective, students are able to explore simple cooking, a critical life skill. They work in teams to choose recipes, collect ingredients, cook, and share with their classmates. So far we have shared guacamole, hummus, gluten free muffins, quesadillas, smoothies, and fruit with healthy dips. YUM!

Woodworking Donations – Mr. Dunbar would like to thank all of the families that have helped grow the Woodworking program at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for their generous donations!

Calendar ChangeApril 28th – NO SCHOOL for students. Originally, April 28th was designated on the calendar as student testing day. This has been changed to non-school (and non-testing) day for students and an in-service day for staff.


News from the Board

Go to the Board of Director’s page to read the most recent Board Correspondence.


News from the Foundation

Why Give to Annual Giving?

We will be featuring families and the reasons why they have given:


jacksonFamily_croppedThe Jackson Family
Our family donated to the Annual Giving campaign because we love RMAE and want to see it thrive in years to come! We moved over from Marshdale Elementary to RMAE back in the fall of 2013 and it was the best decision we could have made. Our children, Paige (5th) and Tyler (1st), absolutely love their teachers – a special shout out to Mrs. Grose, Mrs. Bartelt, Ms. Hushen and Cherie Mazurek! These women know my children so well, even their quirks :) , and have poured out so much time, energy, and care to ensure they are building both knowledge and character. I look forward to Paige and Tyler attending RMAE through 8th grade and encourage other families to hang in here with us. Please consider giving what you can to this campaign… every donation matters.
– Carole & Chris Jackson


Thank you to the 31 families who have given! We are at 56% of our goal!

You can donate online at rmae.org/donate where we are accepting one-time or recurring monthly donations or download and print the Annual Giving Pledge Form and mail or drop-off your contribution to the front office.
(If you would like to share your reasons for why you gave to our Annual Giving Campaign, please email rmaefoundation@rmae.org.)


News from the PTO

Events

Movie NightThursday, February 23. Students attending can wear PJs to school and bring pillows, blankets and a stuffed animal. Download and fill out the form and bring to the office with cash or check by end of day Monday, February 20.

Monthly Meet UpFriday, February 24. Come grab a quick coffee or breakfast on your way to work or your way home. Come for 5 minutes or 55 minutes — we’ll be there to welcome you. If you have any questions, email Valerie Brown at valkbrown@gmail.com.

Community Service DayWednesday, April 26. We need sponsors to contribute to our costs to make this incredible event successful.  If you own a local business, (or know someone one who does), and would like your name on our all-school shirt that will be worn that day by students, staff and volunteers, please contact Jamie Brand at jmeb53226@gmail.com.

Fundraisers

Box Tops are due 2/24! Clip and send in what you have to earn cash.

Grocery Cards – Use your King Soopers or Safeway gift cards each time you purchase groceries and gas! RMAE gets 5% when you load them. To date we have raised over $6,500! We have about 40 families participating, but our goal is to increase our participation to be 100%. Contact Carrie Wassemiller to get a card: carrie.pto@outlook.com.

Volunteering

Please remember to log your volunteer hours! Please contact Mary Houlihan (mary_houlihan@hotmail.com) with any questions.

For information on additional PTO events and fundraisers, go to our PTO web page.

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PTO Newsletter – February 14

Volunteering

Volunteering Update

Congratulations and a HUGE THANK YOU to the following families who have reached or exceeded 60 hours of volunteer time:

The Arnold Family
The Beach Family
The Boyle Family
The Brand Family
The Broxterman Family
The Cahill Family
The Edmonds Family
The Fontaine Family
The Fuse Family
The Galloway Family
The Goin Family
The Gomez Family
The Goldenberg Family
The Hertz Family
The Houlihan Family
The Law / Raley Family
The Lee Family
The Lindsay Family
The Lippert Family
The Nichols Family
The Parker Family
The Shields Family
The Steele Family
The Verheij Family
The Wassemiller Family

Please visit http://school-92487.volunteerbuilder.com/ to log your hours.  This extra step helps our school show that we are meeting our charter requirements and therefore allows us to apply for much needed grants!

A paper log will be coming home this week in Friday Folders. If you have not been able to log your hours online (or just prefer to use a paper log), please fill out the form and return it to the office. Dates can be approximated… they do not need to be exact. There will additionally be a clip board in the office to log hours at school. These forms are only for hours that have NOT already been logged online. Please contact Mary Houlihan (mary_houlihan@hotmail.com) with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for all that you do for our wonderful school!

Volunteers Needed

Our school is in desperate need of parents to help out in a couple of areas, especially with the recent plague of illness and teacher / aide absences.  Please take a look and help out where you can:

  • Lunch and Recess - Volunteers are needed to help monitor the kiddos at both lunch and recess.  You are welcome to stay with your child’s / children’s class. Please sign into the office and wear a name tag so that you can be identified as a volunteer. *All discipline issues should be directed to school staff.
    Sign up: http://signup.com/go/1Xzv2K
  • Morning Drop Off - Volunteers are needed to assist students getting out of their cars and onto the sidewalks. Because this is a safety issue (especially during inclement weather) we are asking that parents sign up to help so that we know this area will be covered. Sign up: http://signup.com/go/kctD8b

Fundraisers

Box Tops

Box Tops are due 2/24!  Paper label organizers and baggies went home in last week’s Fri folder, (except MS).  Families can choose to cut and glue/tape their box tops onto those sheets OR they can just send them to school with their student in the provided baggies.  Either way works for us — please just send what you have! The MS will have a collection container as well.

Grocery Cards

Do you  shop at King Soopers or Safeway?
Get a Gift Card and earn money as you shop!

Please use your King Soopers or Safeway gift cards each time you purchase groceries and gas! RMAE gets 5% when you load them, which can be done at any check stand at any time. To date this school year, we have raised over $6,500! That is with only 20% of families participating! We need this number to be 100%. It so simple and costs us nothing! If you need a grocery card, PTO will provide one to you with $2.50 pre-loaded on it. Please contact Carrie Wassemiller: carrie.pto@outlook.com

Online Shopping for RMAE

Flipgive: You can shop the brands everyone loves and earn money for RMAE. Simply start from our Flipgive fundraising page then shop as usual.
AmazonSmile: Start at smile.amazon.com, when you shop at Amazon, and you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The first time you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, select Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen PTO as your charity.


Events

Movie Night
Thursday, February 23 (3:00-5:30 pm) — Students attending can wear PJ’s to school and bring pillows, blankets and a stuffed animal. Download and fill out the form and bring to the office with cash or check by end of day Monday, February 20. Cost is $10/kid which includes: the movie, mini water bottle, popcorn and fruit snacks. PTO is using the funds from Movie Night towards the purchase of new Epson 520 Short Throw projectors for the classrooms ($700 per unit). Our first movie night raised enough to purchase two projectors!

Monthly Meet Up:
Coffee at the Muddy Buck

Friday, February 24 (8:00-9:00 am) — Reconnect with other parents as well as meet some new people. It is also a perfect opportunity for new families to get connected with others in the school. Come grab a quick coffee or breakfast on your way to work or your way home. Come for 5 minutes or 55 minutes — we’ll be there to welcome you. If you have any questions, email Valerie Brown at valkbrown@gmail.com.

Community Service Day
Wednesday, April 26 — Save the date for our annual Community Service Day!  We need sponsors to contribute to our costs to make this incredible event successful.  If you own a local business, (or know someone one who does), and would like your name on our all-school shirt that will be worn that day by students, staff and volunteers, please contact Jamie Brand at jmeb53226@gmail.com.

 

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February 10, 2017

Our Valentine party will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 14th from 12:00-1:15.  Please send your child’s valentines to school on Monday or Tuesday.  Tuesday is not a free dress day but the students may wear a Valentine sweater or T-shirt that day.

The story this week is Frogs and the spelling test will take place on Thursday.  Dismissal is 12:00 that day.

If you haven’t sent in your field trip permission sheet and money, please do so soon.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at conferences next week.

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What’s Up!

Hi awesome parents,

I hope all is well! A few updates for fourth grade students.

Valentines party: next Tuesday at 1:30 Val Brown has a great plan for all of us!

I want to let you know about some great web sites.

IXL: IXL is a program that kids log onto to practice math, language arts science etc. It is a great site, it does cost about 10-15 per month. When I was at West Jefferson Elementary we had a class membership, and students used it as part of their homework. It can be a great idea since student so all their testing online now.

Phet: I love this website; it is free, sponsored by U.C. Boulder. You can log on and practice endless amounts of science experiments, physics, you name it, in the fields of science, it is on Phet . You just type in Phet simulations an it comes up. Your students love it!

NASA: So for all o our little space lovers, and big ones too, your student can log on to NSA’s site anytime it is free it is safe, and it is a blast! We have been talking about the James Webb Telescope, explosions on the surface of the sun, also the fact that it is your student who will be working on the Mars mission, and the the missions to follow!  The Mars missions are roughly slated for 2030 and beyond, your little astronaut, scientist,  graphic artist, film maker, writer, dreamer will be a part of the Mars missions that will change the world forever! Pretty cool!

Valentines: Isaac, Jayla, Gus, Mattie, Lucca, Noah , Avery , Landon , Alex, Wyatt, Layla, Anna, Liam, Josh, Caleb, Richie, Mitchie, Bethaney, Megan, Luke, Lindsay,

Jack, and Grace.

This is our class list, of course students may give valentines to anyone the would like to.

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Principal’s Newsletter – February 9

News from the Principal

Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

Did you know that one of this month’s Core Virtues is Loyalty? We all know the value of loyalty – loyalty to duty, to relationships, to one’s values, and to one’s faith.  We also know that life and decisions will inevitably challenge us to be faithful and true to these duties, relationships, and values.
Within this context of being loyal, are you still loyal to your alma mater (school)? Do you still have a committed loyalty to RMAE as your other family?  There is no question that our fourth graders were true to their school in last week’s Core Virtue assembly. More on that later.
Do you know your alma mater’s school song? See if you can match these two sets between the school song and the school. Let me know the match.  If you are correct (email me you answer), I will send home to you your very own “Core Virtue Golden Ticket”. The answers will be in next week’s newsletter.

  1. “Be true to your school now. Let your colors fly. Be true to your school”
  2. “Hold that ball and hit that line. Every Cougar star will shine”
  3. “Where the purple snow-capped mountains reach the clear blue sky lies our cherished Alma Mater.”
  4. “Hail, all hail our Alma Mater! Ever will our hearts be true.”
  5. “Hidden in the hills of a mountain town, lies a pretty little school that’s the best around.
  1. University of Colorado
  2. Evergreen High School
  3. Redlands High School
  4. Beach Boys
  5. RMAE

Last week the fourth graders had the responsibility to put on an assembly for the other grades. As part of the assembly they chose to sing RMAE’s school song. It was excellent.  Listen in by going to the following link: http://www.rmae.org/the-rmae-song/.  How lucky they are to have RMAE as their Alma Mater and for us at RMAE to have them as our students.

Loyal to RMAE, too.

Gary Stueven, Principal
gstueven@rmae.org


RMAE Happenings

ENROLLMENT CLARIFICATION – Parents of students, who are currently attending RMAE, do not need to complete the Choice Enrollment forms.  Your students will automatically be enrolled in their next grade level.  However, we will be asking all families to commit to having their students return for the fall of 2017.  This will be done through an early registration process which will begin next week.  Please look for more information.

If you have other children (not currently attending RMAE) who you are considering for enrollment next fall, 2017, please return the ‘First Round’ applications no later than Friday the 10th.

The Second Round Choice Enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year is February 27, 2017 through August 31, 2017. Second round applications are processed on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis.

Second Round Choice Enrollment

Please continue to spread the good word about RMAE to your friends and neighbors and have them contact the office if there are questions, or to schedule a tour.

Parent/Teacher Conferences next week – Please plan to attend.  Parents should check with their child’s teacher(s) regarding procedures for sign up and/or attendance at conferences.  Seventh and eighth grade have changed their format and have instituted a google doc sign-up sheet for parents to schedule a specific time for their conferences.   An email with the google doc was sent to parents earlier this week.  Conferences are scheduled as follows:

February 15th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
February 16th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a noon dismissal
February 17th – NO SCHOOL
February 20th – NO SCHOOL

Elective of the Week –    The Girls Sports Elective helps build confidence in young ladies through various sports like soccer, volleyball, nukem, kickball, and basketball. The 6th and 7th grade girls have shown great interest in a game called nukem. This game uses a volleyball net, but instead of bumping and setting the ball, the object of the game is to throw and catch.  It sounds simple, yet when thrown to open spaces on the court, the game gets a little tricky. Sixth and Seventh grade girls have a great camaraderie and it is incredible seeing grades intermingle within the middle school. There are constant smiles in Friday’s elective, girls sports!  Rain, snow, or sunshine we are outside having fun!

RMAE Jump Rope for Heart is in full swing!  Thank you to those who have already donated to the American Heart Association!  If you haven’t done so already, please register for our RMAE SCHOOL TEAM.   Look for a 1/2 sheet that will come home in Friday Folders. Kids can color, sign and return the Zoo Crew Challenge sheet to be hung in the main entry.   ​ Please email Mrs. Forsythe with any questions.

MOVIE NIGHT  - It is not too late to sign up for the PTO sponsored Movie Night – Thursday, February 23rd from 3:00pm to 5:30 pm.  The cost is $10/kid which includes:  the movie, mini water bottle, popcorn and fruit snacks.  There are extra forms available in the office.

Woodworking Needs - Mr. Dunbar is still looking for used tool donations for his Woodworking Elective. If you have any hand or power tools that are gathering dust, Mr. Dunbar would be happy to re-purpose them into the hands of Middle School woodworking students.  Almost any hand or power tool related to Woodworking would be helpful at this point. However, the following list would be especially helpful: files, rasps, hand planes of any size, and spoke shaves. Please contact Mr. Dunbar at idunbar@rmae.org if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Calendar Change/Correction – Originally, April 28th was designated on the calendar as an in-service and student testing day.  This has been changed to a staff in-service day and there is NO SCHOOL or testing for students.

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Week of February 9th

Reading: Genre and Comprehension: nonfiction and text structure,

Phonics: r-controlled (er, ir, ur) and contractions (‘s, ‘ve, ‘re), Sight Words: (done, know, push, visit, wait)

Math: The students are beginning to master telling time to the hour and half hour! We will continue to practice next week.

Writing: We practiced writing with past and present verbs such as: am, is, were, and were.

Social Studies: We reviewed who Christopher Columbus was and the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas. Then we learned the history of the Spanish Conquistadors by listening to stories and looking at pictures. We also tied in geography by coloring maps of where the conquistadors started and ended up.

STEM: The students finished building their mazes with paper, q-tips, straws, glue, and tape and tested them using marbles. They had a blast!

R.A.K.: We discussed the meaning of loyalty and watched a short video.

Core Knowledge: We listened to the Native American Legend, “Why the Owl has Big Eyes.”

Communication:

-Valentine’s Day Party is Tuesday, February 14th at 10:15. Thank you to the parents who are helping out with this!

-We are looking forward to meeting all of you to speak about your children’s accomplishments for conferences!

-Thursday, February 16 is an early release day at 12:00.

-No school on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th.

 Have a lovely weekend!!

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2-6-2017

Dear Parents,

Happy February!

Our fourth graders rocked the school singing the school song along with two other songs leading our Core Virtues Assembly on Wednesday.  Way to go 4th Grade!

They have also worked hard demonstrating all they have learned on their final tests on Ancient China and our novel, Robin Hood.  On Monday they will wrap up division and amaze us some more.  It is unbelievable how just a few weeks ago they were struggling to divide 47 by 8 and now they are able to divide 4763 by 8 with ease!

In writing students are enjoying writing personal narratives and other stories.  We discussed that all stories have characters, a setting, a problem, a solution, and a theme or message.  They developed story maps and a story board including speech bubbles to help them incorporate dialogue into their stories. Students were challenged to start their narratives with dialogue  to catch their reader’s attention.  Many stories are about their most embarrassing moments and should be every entertaining.

Their great accomplishments will be shared at conferences along with any other questions you may have. Please fill out the Pre Conference Form sent home in your child’s Friday Folder so I can prepare for our meetings.  Also make sure to sign up for your child’s conference on the Google doc if you have not yet done so.

Have a wonderful week!

P.S.

Spelling: See Reading Street books The Great Kapok Tree, pages 57-60  

Next week’s spelling- know how to spell all classmates’ names for Valentines. Our class list of names was copied into planners on Friday.

I will be out of town next Friday February 10 through Monday February 13. Mr. Fitsgerald is looking forward to substituting for me. I will return ready to celebrate Valentine’s with all my sweet students and meet with you during conferences on February 15 or 16.

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February 3, 2017

Wow, the 100th Day of School was today!

Second grade has finished our Asia unit with the study of India this week.  The Asia projects were amazing as was the students’ understanding of his or her topic.  Thank you for the help your gave with projects and editing and Power Points!

This coming week we will study about Civil Rights and some of the prominent people in this movement:  Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Susan B. Anthony, Mary Mcleod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Cesar Chavez.

Our story this week is:  Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

We will be writing, writing and doing more writing as we study about adjectives.

We will finish our unit on time and geometry this week.  Keep practicing the addition and subtraction facts regularly.

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Week of Jan. 30th

This week in…

Reading

Sight words: afraid  few  how  read  soon 

Genre/Skills/Comprehension: Animal Fantasy, Plot, visualize 

Activities:  fix-its, guided reading with activities, ending sounds “s” and es” (review), -ed and -ing endings with double the consonant rule, “r- controlled ” sounds  ar, word sorts, sight word activities, reading words/sentences/stories, menu days and grammar practice-action Verbs for now and the past

Math

We finished Chapter 6- Developing Subtraction Strategies and began Chapter 7- Measure Time

Science

We concluded our “Living Things and Their Environment” unit with a presentation of each child’s diorama.  After the presentations, the children did a “Gallery Walk’ between the two rooms to see each others work!

RAK (Random Acts of Kindness)/STEM

RAK- we talked about the core saying “Fish out of Water.” We also talked about our core virtues for the month of February- loyalty and patience.

 Our STEM project this week was a continuation of last weeks “maze drawings.”  Their challenge is to build a maze constructed of straws or q-tips.  Next week they will begin to build their maze.

Communication and Happenings…​

1.  Parent Teacher Conferences are fast approaching.  They are Wednesday, Feb.15th and Thursday, Feb. 16th. You can now sign up on our google doc page.  We are offering conference times the week before as well.  If there isn’t a time that works for you, let us know and we will come up with a time that works.

2. Valentines Day Party will be on Feb. 14th at 10:15.   Be looking for a google doc soon for items needed.

  

Thank you to all our volunteers this week- at home and in the classroom!!!

 

Have a wonderful  weekend!

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