What's going on in Room 125?

Weekly Update, 9-6-12: Week 2

on September 6, 2012

This Week

We have had a quick Week 2!  Between the long weekend and continuing to work hard on school rules and routines, the week has flown by! The week we read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Who Do You See?” and other “Who Do You See Books” by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. These are great books for beginning readers since they are predictable and contain many beginning sight words. The illustrations also seemed to capture everyone’s attention!  We are working on making a “Room 125, Room 125, Who Do You See?” book to help us practice recognizing our friends and saying their names.  I will send home copies of our book next week.  Read this book at home with your child to practice our class names, as well as common sight words!

Next Week and Beyond

Next week is going to be a big week for Room 125!  Our schedule will change quite a bit from what we have followed these first two weeks, as we will be switching to mainstreamed specials. If your child is a second grader, they will attend specials with Ms. Martin’s class. This will be there mainstream second-grade class, and the goal is for them to be more and more involved as the year goes on. Check out Ms. Martin’s website: http://mssandoval.weebly.com/. Likewise kindergarteners will be included in Ms. Guckes’ class (http://edisonkindercorner.weebly.com/). We will also start our Edison Earnings. Kindness Coins will likely start the following week. We will have longer centers and group lessons, focusing  more on content as we master class routines.  Recess Buddies applications are due next week, so the intention is for Buddies to be Matched and ready to rock the following week.  Make sure to continue to celebrate all successes at home, and talk about things to improve, as student’s settle into the new routine.

Also, no school for students next Friday.

Touch the World

Touch the World is only 13 days away!!  Please make sure to keep spreading the word about this event, as it directly benefits our classroom and your children. We will be performing the song “Sand Between the Toes” with the band, so it is important that everyone is there! We started learning our dance this week, and it seems everyone is having fun! We are excited to share our dance and hard work with our families and community. We will also have large screen Wii games, iPads, crafts, and snacks for everyone to enjoy.  The more money we are able to raise, the better technology we can bring into the classroom. The more people we are able to bring, the bigger community we will be able to build. We are relying on ticket sales to reach our goal, so please direct everyone you can to this website’s “Touch the World” tab at left to buy tickets for our event!  Make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP:) Let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns.

Website updates

Though next week will be the start of our target schedule for the rest of the year, I will still be adjusting it as we discover what is and is not effective. I will try to keep the “Class Schedule” tab current as we figure things out. Thank you for your patience until that point.

Make sure to check the class pictures tab with the weekly update. I will try to post new pictures each week of what we have been up to.

Keep sending people to the “Touch the World” tab to buy tickets for our fundraiser! 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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