HALLOWEEN is upon us!

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on October 26th, 2011

This week’s study will include these LEARNING TARGETS:

I can spell words with long o and silent e                 

I can read contractions with n’t, ‘ll and ‘m .

Students are required to learn to spell the list of words AND also apply the o__e (CVCe) pattern to read new words. Look for a list of words to practice reading in addition to the spelling word list on the newsletter. Our text book story will be The Big Circle and will feature the kid-friendly topic, dinosaurs.

I can use addition strategies.

We will begin GO MATH! Chapter 3 this week. Look for daily work and ensure that your child is understanding new concepts.

Our class theme for Halloween is “spiders.” Students have been working on learning and writing spider facts. We have completed our two spider crafts and  are ready for a celebration on Friday. So far, we have one bag of candy sticks, cake pops and mini-cupcakes promised. If you would like to post what you would like to contribute, others can see what we have and what we still need for the party.

I appreciate all the wonderful support of our class. If you are reading this blog, please leave a comment or just leave your name! I would appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Fall Break a SUCCESS and On to HALLOWEEN!

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on October 16th, 2011

THANKS goes out to everyone for their participation in South Edmonson’s 2011 Fall Festival. It takes effort from a lot of people to make an event like this such a success. Thanks to all the basket donations for our class’ “Family Movie Night.” Our basket was auctioned for $200, which will go directly back to our classroom funds. A great big CONGRATULATIONS to our room representatives in this year’s Royalty Contest  Lily Jayne  Vincent and Cam Lich, who even earned the title of South Edmonson Prince-2011! I am so proud of our kids and thankful to our parents and community~and as a parent, I know that hearing my own child talk about it for hours and play his blow-up guitar all weekend, the hard work and long day for Fall Festival is really worth it!

Due to our class participation in Fall Festival activities on Friday afternoon, spelling and reading tests were unable to be sent home. Look for those in folders on Monday.  Several students also did not pick up folders before leaving Friday afternoon, those are still in the folder box at school. Many parents noticed that their child did not bring home textbook for reading homework last week–teacher could have forgotten to give a reminder!  After a wonderful Fall Break and all the exciting Fall Festival activities, we will work to get back in routine with reading groups, homework and computer lab work in the coming weeks.

This week’s study will include these LEARNING TARGETS:

I can spell words with long i and silent e                 

 I can read words with –ch,-wh and -tch.

Students are required to learn to spell the list of words AND also apply the i__e (CVCe) pattern to read new words. Look for a list of words to practice reading in addition to the spelling word list on the newsletter. Our text book story will be Who Works Here? and will feature community workers. We will have a visit from a police officer and a fire truck and firemen!

I can use subtraction within 20 to solve problems.

We will review and test on GO MATH! Chapter 2 this week. Look for a practice test that you can review with your child before the test, which should be on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on how we progress through the review.

We will also be working on Halloween activities and decorations. Our class theme is “spiders.” Students have started two spider crafts that we will complete and are learning about the topic. You can help your child at home by doing a search on spiders and helping your child write a Spider Fact to share with the class.

Looks like we have our work cut out for us! Hope you have a happy and productive week!

 

Happy Fall Break!

Posted by monica.gallagher | Uncategorized | Posted on October 3rd, 2011

I couldn’t help but do some work on Monday morning. I have some random reminders for everyone:

  • Please remember to sign one copy of the report card and return to school.
  • I have a parent volunteer who will put together a slide show for us at the end of the year, but we need your photos! As you take pics throughout the year would you please post them to either our FB page or directly to my  e-mail  monica.gallagher@edmonson.kyschools.us. I know it is difficult to remember to do this, but if we all will, the end result will be worth it!
  • Fall Festival will be coming up quick when we return-Friday, October 14. School times will be from 12:00-2:30 and evening times are 5:30-? with Basket Auction  about 7:30. Room 104’s theme is “Family Movie Night.” We have a wonderful beginning, two parents have teamed up to get us a popcorn popper! I really love Fall Festival! I’m so proud of our PTO, they really work hard.
  • When we return, our class will begin to explore and work in the program Accelerated Reader. Here is an attachment that will explain the program and how I try to approach the program with our class. Accelerated Reader