Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scholastic Book Orders

Book orders can be placed through Scholastic at any point throughout the year.  The prices are usually significantly better than you will find at a book store. Go to and click on parents.  Then enter our class code when prompted: FN4Y2

Approximately every month, I will send home book order flyers.  Books can also be ordered by returning these flyers within a week.  Please make all checks out to Scholastic.

A flyer went home on Tuesday--please return it by Monday, November 6 if you wish to purchase books.

Some favorites:  Crenshaw, Wish Tree, Ghost, Wonder, Hidden, Wings of Fire series, I Survived series

Holiday gift favorites:  Olive the Other Reindeer (picture book for a little one!), If You Give a... set (picture books for littles) , The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (good for grades 3 and 4)

Spelling test date change!

The next spelling test date for the majority of spelling groups is on Tuesday, November 7!  Then we will have one more test before the break, on November 17.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spelling Assessments

Spelling tests went home today for most kids!  Please ask to see the assessments at home---they came out great as a whole!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We are published!

During your child's conference, take at peek at his or her nonfiction story!

Books hanging in the hall

Books hanging in hall

Books hanging in hall

Friday, October 13, 2017

Reading Workshop

The kids are eager readers! They all know their reading level at this point in the year, and they are promising to read books within their reading band, unless they are reading with an older sibling or family member.

Clip-on reading lights can make reading more cozy and fun for reading at home and at school. In fact, if you have an extra one, we'd love to put it to use in the classroom!  Sometimes cozy reading nooks can be dark!

I use an app called Lit. Leveler here at school to level our classroom library.  It may be helpful in identifying the levels of your books at home or from the local library.

Kids are expected to read for a minimum of 100 minutes each week, and book logs are due every Wednesday morning, signed by a parent.

Please encourage the kids to read chapter books rather than graphic novels; perhaps they have certain days set aside for comics? They should also stick with books to avoid becoming "book abandoners".

If your child is struggling with a book or is reluctant to read it, then it most likely is not a good match and should be abandoned.  If this happens frequently, let me know and I'll help out.  There are so many good choices out there!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Art Integration

We finished this beautiful FANTASY themed mural with the help of Mrs. Foley!
A picture of the fantasy themed window we made in art!

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