Hello fabulous families of room 4!
I hope you are enjoying a restful and fun weekend. This weekend was one of rest, recuperation, and some productivity for my family. It has been truly lovely.
As always, and I really mean this, I am looking forward to this week. This is the season for gratitude, and I am so grateful for room 4. Each and every 1st and 2nd grade student in my classroom is valuable, important and has an unlimited amount of potential for personal growth. I care so much about each of my students. I am so grateful for each of you as well! First, you share your child with me each day. Also, you partner with me and support our classroom in ways that I can never fully share my gratitude for. So, humbly, thank you for all you do to help me educate your child. Thank you for sending your wonderful little person to room 4 every day. I consider myself lucky to be a small part of your lives this year 🙂
Here is some information about our classroom and upcoming events, learning, and projects happening in room 4 in the upcoming weeks:
We have a three day week this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We have been studying the Mayflower over the last several weeks. We have completed several art, writing and reading projects related to this topic. At the end of this week, students will be bringing home their Mayflower folder.
November 30th-Report Card Grading Day-No School
December 1st-Conference Day-No School
December 2nd-Conference Day-No School
I will be making the conference schedule on Monday and Tuesday. I will be sending home notices of your conference day and time. I try my best to give one of the times you have indicated on your conference form. I will also try and accommodate people who have a scheduling conflict due to work or some other unforeseen event that prevents us from sitting down together. Please call me or send me a message over Class Dojo if you do not think that those conference days will work for you. The sooner we can schedule an outside time, the better 🙂
SeeSaw: An Online Growth Portfolio
Students are integrating technology into their work more and more in order to prepare them for a 21st century education. We are learning how to use SeeSaw, on online application that allows students to store their work to show their growth toward learning targets. At conferences, I will be handing out the code for parents to access this portfolio. You can see new additions we include in this space. I am so excited to get families even more involved in their child’s education.
Current Learning Topics:
Social Studies: Holidays Across the World
1st Grade: Subtraction
2nd Grade: Geometry/Subtraction
Comprehension: Questioning, Inferences, Prediction
Informational text: Text Features
Narrative Text: Author’s Message and Voice
Informational Writing: Description
If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, specific learning topics, or how you can help you child at home. Please bring those questions to conference time. We will start out our conference addressing your questions.
Remember, when the Green Folder comes home, that is unfinished work from the school day. Please find time for your student to complete it and send it back. Students have had extensive time and directions in class-they should not need any additional help to complete. If students do not know what to do-send it back as is. Thank you!
1/2 Blend Teacher