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Call to Excellence!

Dear parents,

Our class is leading the Call to Excellence next Monday, February 25th.  We are so excited.  This is when we meet on Monday's in the cafeteria and gym to do morning announcements as part of Great Expectations.  I have given your child a part to practice. (This will come home tomorrow February 19th)  These parts will be coming home in their daily folders.  I would really appreciate if you would have them practice by reading their parts to you at home.  We will also be practicing at school every day. 

On Monday, February 25th we will start at 8:30 am.  We start earlier on Monday's mornings.  If your child rides the bus, this is out of your control when they arrive.  If they are car riders in the morning, please try your best to have them here by 8:20.  This will give me time to line them up and give them their parts.  If a child is not here on time, they will miss this opportunity!  Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for all you do!  I really appreciate you all.

Miss.Kirk

February 11th-14th

February 11th-14th 
 
* No school Friday, February 15th & Monday, February 18th
* Valentine's Day Party: Thursday 2:30-3:30 (homeroom parents only)
* Picture Day: February 21st
* Your child may bring Valentine's day cards for their classmates. We have 19 students in our class. Please just have them write their name on the card but leave the "TO" blank. :) 
 
Reading- We will begin our non fiction research project. 
Writing- We will write our research in complete sentences.
Math- We will represent a given number in more than one way.      
Social Studies-We will identify the four cardinal directions and a compass rose.  
Science-We will finish our rocks, soil and water unit.  
 

January 22nd-25th

January 14th-18th 
Reading-We will become familiar with nonfiction text features. 
Writing-We will write expository writing samples.   
Math-We will review data and take a unit test.    
Social Studies-We will describe Texas symbols.   
Science-We will explore night time and the moon.  
 
Parents, I have included a great reading source for your child to use at home on on the computer. :) The instruction are below:
 
Raz-Kids: 
Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com & then click student login
Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher's username, jkirk23
Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart
Step 4: Your child enters his or her password. (The password is your students lunch number) 

December 17th-21st! :)

Week of December 17th

 We have made it to the last week of the year! 

 Here is what we have planned for this week!
 
Important Information:
Thursday- Students will watch Polar Express and eat cookies and drink cocoa. ( Please have your child wear tennis shoes with their pajamas!:) ) 
Friday- End of the 2nd 9 weeks
             Sing-A-Long 10:50-11:20
Christmas Party- 11:30-12:30
Early Release- 12:50
Lunch will be served during the Christmas Party
 
Reading-We will finish our poetry unit.    
Writing-We will begin learning the parts of a letter and how to write a letter. 
Math-We will begin our data unit. 
Social Studies-We will continue learning about Christmas around the world.  
Science-We will explore the seasons.

December 10th-14th

December 10th-14th:
 
* Polar Express: December 20th
* Christmas Classroom party: December 21st
* Library EVERY Wednesday! :) 
 
Reading-We will finish our poetry unit.    
Writing-We will write different types of poems.  
Math-We will solve word problems to 20 and use strategies to help us solve. We will prepare to take our unit assessment.   
Social Studies-We will continue learning about Christmas around the world.  
Science-We will explore the seasons. 

December 3rd-7th

December 3rd-7th 
 
Reading-We will continue reading all types of poetry.   
Writing-We will write different types of poems.  
Math-We will solve word problems to 20 and use strategies to help us.   
Social Studies-We will describe and explain beliefs, customs and traditions.(family)
Science-We will explore weather.

Week of November 5th-9th

Important Dates:
Food Drive: Nov. 5th-Nov.14th
Book Fair: Nov. 5th-Nov. 9th
Election Day: Nov. 6th
Donuts with Dads: Nov.9th @ 7:30 am
 
**If you have not done so, please sign up for a parent teacher conference! :)
 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/KgXYsbJ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
 
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
 
Reading - We will retell the stories that we read, focusing on using transition words like: First, Next, and Last.
 
Writing - We will write small moment stories.
 
Math - We will continue using math strategies such doubles (8+8=16) and  doubles plus one (8+9=17) to help us solve problems within 20. 
 
Science - We will learn about motion and magnets.
 
Social Studies - We will continue to learn about how timelines are used/past, present and future.
 

October 29th-November 2nd!

Important Dates & Important information:
 
* October 31: Halloween- Students are not allowed to wear costumes to school. -- Thank you! :)
 
* November 2nd: Picture Retakes: The form will be coming home in your child's Wednesday folder. If you wish for your child to do picture retakes please let me know and I will make sure you get a new form. :)
 

*Week of November 5th: Book Fair

*Week of November 5th: Food Drive 

*November 9th: Donuts for Dads @ 7:30 am
 
**If you have not done so, please sign up for a parent teacher conference! :)
 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/KgXYsbJ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
 
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
 
Reading-We will retell the stories we read.  
Writing-We will write a small moment story.   
Math-We will continue to solve problems within 20 and take the Math CBA on Tuesday/Wednesday.  
Social Studies-We will understand how timelines are used.    
Science-We will explore light energy.

October 22-26th

Important Dates:
 
**Math & Science Night: Thursday, October 25, 2018
 
This year's Red Ribbon Week theme is "Life's YOUR Journey, Travel Drug Free". This year's dress up dates are as follows: 
 
Monday - Red Ribbon Week Kick-off-Getting Ready for our journey...wear RED
 
Tuesday - Drugs and Bullying is Tacky-Dress like a tacky tourist
 
Wednesday - Give Drugs and Bullying the Boot-Visit the Old West...wear western attire
 
Thursday - Ride the Waves Drug and Bully Free-Aloha...wear a Hawaiian shirt
 
Friday - Drugs and Bullying Can Take a Hike-Hike to your favorite vacation spot...wear a destination t-shirt!
 
October 22-26 
Reading-We will retell folk tales.
 
Writing-We will apply all steps of the writing process (plan, revise, edit, publish, share)
 
Math-We will learn strategies to solve problems within 20.  (counting on, counting back, doubles, doubles +1, doubles +2)
 
Social Studies-We will determine cause and effect.  
 
Science-We will explore thermal and sound energy.  

October 15th-19th

October 15-19
 
Incoming Events this week:
 
-Author Visit from Aaron Reynolds :)
 
-This is just a friendly reminder that if you have not signed up for a parent-teacher conference, please click the link below and pick the time that works best for you. :)
 
 
Reading-We will learn about story elements in fairy tales/fables. 
 
Writing-We will use adjectives and verbs in our writing.
 
Math-We will continue place value up to 30 using standard and expanded notation and take a unit assessment.  
 
Social Studies-We will distinguish between past and present. 
 
Science-We will explore light and heat. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Hi Parents,
 
It's that time of the year! I am looking forward to meeting with each of you. Please sign up with a time that works best for you! :)

We're using SignUp.com
 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
 
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/KgXYsbJ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
 
Thank you,
Miss.Kirk