Feb. 28, 2011 Newsletter

Wise’s Newsletter

February 28, 2011

Penguin Open House

The open house is from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 3.  Give yourself at least an hour.  The kids have tons to share with you and I’ve seen some families take more than an hour.  We will be singing “The Rockhopper Hop” song at 10:30 AM if you wish to be here for that. 

Math, Reading and Research Games on my Class Blog

Please take the time to check out these reading and math sites the kids can access on their computers at home!

I’ve added a couple of links to my blog that I know your kids will love!  One is from our math program called Investigations.  The other is under Research and is part of the World Book Online-it has lots of games and stories for the kids.  You will need a password to access the World Book Online.

The log in is: wlwvsd. 

The password is :  schools. 

If you forgot how to get to my blog, here it is:

  1. Type my blog site directly into your browser:
  1. Get to it through the school website by going to:

Once you are on my blog, the links are on the left hand side.

Word Work Homework

Please practice spelling the current word wall words we have introduced thus far this year.  We will have new words next week!

Parent Helpers

The March parent helpers are listed on the back.  Thank you so much for all you do!

Upcoming Dates

March 3:  Penguin Day 9-1.  Make sure and give yourself an hour or more to come to this very important time to see what your child did in this unit as well as let them show you what we have been doing all year.  It is a “Celebration of Learning!”

March 4:  No school

March 17:  Zoo Fieldtrip.

March 18:  No School

March 19-March 27:  Spring Break

Fondly,

Ms. Wise

Feb. 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

Math, Reading and Research Games on my Class Blog

Please take the time to check out these reading and math sites the kids can access on their computers at home!

I’ve added a couple of links to my blog that I know your kids will love!  One is from our math program called Investigations.  The other is under Research and is part of the World Book Online-it has lots of games and stories for the kids.  You will need a password to access the World Book Online. The log in is: wlwvsd.  The password is :  schools.  If you forgot how to get to my blog, here it is:

  1. Type my blog site directly into your browser:
  1. Get to it through the school website by going to:

Once you are on my blog, the links are on the left hand side.

Valentine’s Day

Thank you to all the parents who came and helped with the Valentine’s Day party today! It was a huge success!  We also did lots of word work with Valentine words and we did Valentine math.  We sorted, counted, and added different color combinations.  It’s been a fun day full of learning!

Math and Homework

Please cut out and save the attached “doubles” worksheet to practice at home!  Do the word problems and send in by Thursday of this week!

Word Work Homework

We are keeping the same word wall words due to the short week this week…and because is a tough word to learn!  Make sure and write the word wall words on your at home word wall.  We are practicing spelling the word wall words with parent helpers each day.  You might want to practice at home!  Play` concentration, hangman, bingo, etc.  Have fun with the spelling!

 

for                    because

am                    keep

him

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 18:  No school

Feb. 21:  President’s Day.  No School

Feb.  22:  No school

March 3:  Penguin Day will be this morning.  Make sure and give yourself an hour or more to come to this very important time to see what your child did in this unit as well as let them show you what we have been doing all year.  It is a “Celebration of Learning!”

March 4:  No school

March 17:  Zoo  Fieldtrip.

March 18:  No School

March 19-March 27:  Spring Break

Fondly,

Ms. Wise

Feb. 7, 2011

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February 7, 2011

Writing

Periods go with capital letters of course! We are reviewing where periods, question marks and exclamation marks go.  Whenever your child is reading, have them take a breath at the punctuation mark.  When they are reading their own writing, have them stop at their punctuation, or if no punctuation is there, have them put it in!

Math and Research Games on Blog

I’ve added a couple of links to my blog that I know your kids will love!  One is from our math program called Investigations.  The other is under Research and is part of the World Book Online-it has lots of games and stories for the kids.  If you forgot how to get to my blog, here it is:

  1. Type my blog site directly into your browser:
  1. Get to it through the school website by going to:

Once you are on my blog, the links are on the left hand side.

Valentine’s Day

A list of student names is on the back.  Please make sure that you write a valentine to everyone.  Send them in when you are done.  We will pass them out Monday morning, Feb. 14 and open them during our party at 9:20.

Math and Homework

I really love how there are so many ways to solve a story problem!  Your kids are learning that they can add on, count back, use tens and ones and many other strategies to solve math story problems.  Please send in the attached problems when you are finished with them this week.  Thank you!

Word Work Homework

Make sure and write the word wall words on your at home word wall.  We are practicing spelling the word wall words with parent helpers each day.  You might want to practice at home!  Play` concentration, hangman, bingo, etc.  Have fun with the spelling!

for                    because

am                    keep

him

 

Play on Feb. 9

Remember to pack a bag lunch today, as we will be missing our lunch time in the cafeteria and will have to eat in the classroom.

We will be leaving promptly at 8:45 on Feb. 9th for the play.  The parents who are going with us are:

Tara Brown, Shelly Ellett, Sunny Keller, Dawn Bott, and Vicki Pleimann.  Please send a check for $7.75 made out to Stafford school to pay for your ticket.  We will be going to the zoo on March 17 and anyone who wants to come, can! 

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 9:  Play “A Spider, A Worm, and a Fly” at the Newmark Theater in Portland.

Feb. 14:  Valentine’s Day Party right after recess around 9:20.

Feb. 18:  No school

Feb. 21:  President’s Day.  No School

Feb.  22:  No school

March 3:  Penguin Day will be this morning.  Make sure and give yourself an hour or more to come to this very important time to see what your child did in this unit as well as let them show you what we have been doing all year.  It is a “Celebration of Learning!”

March 4:  No school

March 17:  Zoo  Fieldtrip.

March 18:  No School

March 19-March 27:  Spring Break