Week of Feb. 18

Happy President’s Day to everyone! No school on Monday in honor of this holiday.

Don’t forget that Friday is Kids At Work Day! A letter from Dr. Madara went home Friday with more information. The kids are encouraged to dress like their future career that day!

The candy fundraiser packet went home last week!

My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this week and a bit of next. I will be away beginning this Wednesday and will return to school next Wednesday. I have everything organized and ready for the sub. Miss Drahus, our student teacher, will also be there for consistency during my absence. I will really miss the kids while I am away, but they will be in good hands!!

Looking Ahead…

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 11 – PTO Meeting

*March 22 – End of the 3rd Marking Period

*March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 29 – We ARE in school today!

Week of 2/11 News

It was fun to have so many “teachers” come to school on Friday for the Freaky Friday spirit day! I am happy to report that my clip as a student made it off the chart!!

We have book exchange tomorrow!

If you are choosing to purchase books from the book order, please do so by Friday. Thank you!

We ARE in session on Friday to make up for the snow day we had a couple of weeks ago.

If your child is choosing to bring in valentines this week, we have 19 students in our class.

We will be testing our money chapter in math this week. There are still a few kiddos struggling to identify and count the value of the coins. If you are able to help your child practice this at home, it would be a big benefit for them! Thank you!

Special Reminders for this week:

*Wednesday – Restaurant Night at Friendly’s from 5-8 PM

*Thursday – Valentine’s Day Exchange

*Friday – Weather Make Up Day (We ARE in school today!)

Looking Ahead…

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

*February 22 – Kids At Work Day (More info to follow)

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Some Quick Updates

Our personal safety lesson was rescheduled for Friday at 10:30.

Freaky Friday Spirit

– Support of PMHS Spring Musical:

Dress  Like Students and Students Dress Like Teachers – Elementary
Wide Spirit Day – Friday February 8

Kids at Work Day-  February 22nd– Dress as a future

Quick Update!

Hello 2E Families! We made it! A whole entire day!!

Due to the wacky schedule we had this week, I was not able to do the phonics lessons I wanted to before the spelling test. Therefore, the list your child has been studying will be tested NEXT Friday! We will continue to work on the the kn, wr, ph, and gh digraphs next week as well.

Report cards are coming home! Please return the signed envelope and comment sheet as soon as possible. The report card can stay home.

We started talking about coins today. Please spend some time with your child helping them to identify the coins as pennies, nickels, dimes, and pennies and the value of each. Thank you!!!

Week of Jan. 28

Report cards are coming home on Friday! Please keep the report card itself, but return the signed envelope and comment sheet as soon as possible. Please contact me with any questions!

We will have a busy week of guests in our room! Our last mindfulness lesson of the year will be Monday. We will have a visit from a dental hygienist on Tuesday. Mrs. Holt (many of whom will remember as the principal before Mr. Malek!) will be presenting a series of five Junior Achievement lessons beginning on Tuesday. And finally, on Wednesday, Dr. Madara will be in to discuss leadership skills! Whew!

Reading Calendars are due on Thursday. Please total your child’s minutes by then. Thank you!! I can’t wait to see how many total minutes we had! Can we beat last month’s total of 6,839??

We will begin our next math chapter on Tuesday. We will be practicing the value of coins and adding them!

Looking Ahead…

*February 5 – Kindergarten Information Night 7PM at Hambright (Snow Date is Feb. 6)

*February 7 – PTO Meeting

*February 8 – Freaky Friday (in support of PM High School Musical) Spirit Day (Students dress like teachers, teachers dress like students)

*February 13 – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM

*February 14 – Candy Sale starts

*February 15 – No School or Weather Make Up Day

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

*February 22 – Kids At Work Day (More info to come!)

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Happy Long Weekend!

Hello, everyone! I have just a few quick updates…

There will be no spelling this week. It’s a great opportunity to add more minutes to the January reading calendar!

Please remember that we do not have school on Monday and Friday (1/25) is an early dismissal.

With the change in the semester, also comes a change in our specials. We will no longer have Library Instruction, but instead will have applied engineering with Mr. Andrew. We will still have book exchange every other Day A.

Did you get the chance to look in your child’s Friday folder? It is packed with hard work!! Please empty and return the folder on Tuesday.

Thank you for your continued support! Please never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. (or good news!)

Enjoy the extra long weekend!

News for Jan. 14

I hope my friends in 2E had the chance to play in the snow! Please be sure your child dresses warmly this week because if at all possible, recess will be outside, most likely blacktop only.

We ended the day on Friday with our yearly health screenings (height, weight, vision, hearing) and ran out of time to sort Friday Folders. Be on the lookout on Thursday, our folders will come home filled to the brim!!

If you are interested in ordering books from Scholastic, the order forms came home last week. Please order online using the code on the sticker on the front of the flyers. Orders should be placed by Thursday, Jan. 17.

Because we have no school on Friday (teacher inservice) our spelling test will be on Thursday this week. Next week’s list will be distributed on Thursday and that test will be the following Friday (1/25).

I am sure you have heard that we earned all of our class points! The class voted on “Museum Day”. We will do this on Wednesday! 2E friends may bring in show and tell type items to create a mini-museum on their desks. We will have the chance to walk around and take a tour of the museum and each student will be able to pick one item to talk about during a sharing time. Please do not bring anything breakable. All items should fit in either your child’s backpack or a separate bag he/she can carry on the bus. This will so much fun!

It’s BOX TOP BLITZ WEEK!!!! Bring in as many box tops as you can this week and we can win a pizza party for our class!!

Special Reminders for this week:

*Monday – PTO Meeting

*Thursday – End of 2nd Marking Period

*Thursday – Sweetheart Dance papers are due back today!

*Friday – In-Service Day (No School)

Looking Ahead…

*January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

*January 25 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*February 1 – Report Cards Sent Home

*February 2 – Sweetheart Dance (CM girls K-6th)

*February 5 – Kindergarten Information Night 7PM at Hambright (Snow Date is Feb. 6)

*February 7 – PTO Meeting

*February 13 – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM

*February 14 – Candy Sale starts

*February 15 – Weather Make Up Day

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

News for Jan. 7

It is good to be back! I enjoyed hearing about everyone’s break and am happy to report that my friends in 2E came back ready to learn! Can you believe how full the Friday Folders were after just 3 days? We are hard workers!!

Our friends that teach us mindfulness will be returning Monday and visiting each Monday in January to help us learn more strategies about how to remain mindful and avoid stress, worry, and anxiety. These lessons help me too!!

In math, we are moving into subtracting larger numbers with regrouping. We are ready for this challenging skill!!

We will having our spelling test on Friday. The list came home last Wednesday. Please encourage your child to study!

I was very proud of how many minutes were read in the month of December! Our class had a combined total of 6,839 minutes!! Amazing! Can we beat that number in January?? Id everyone reads just 10 minutes more this month, we can do it!!

Thank you so much for your continued support. I absolutely love this class and am extremely proud of their progress already this year! Please contact me with any questions or concerns!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends! I hope everyone had a fun break and is recharged and ready for an awesome 2019!

WANT TO START THE NEW YEAR WITH A BLUE START??? Anyone that comes to school with his/her December reading calendar minutes totaled by an adult, will start the first day back on blue! Also, if you took me up on the reading challenge, don’t forget to bring in your paper for a prize. Here’s a clue about the prize….you will start the year “off” well!

I have missed you all and can’t wait to see you on Wednesday!