March 9 – 12

Thank you to Mrs. Isobel for our informative gardening lesson!  Children planted beets, edamame, peas, pomegranate, bell pepper, celery, sweet onion, fennel, milkweed, dill, marigolds, wildflowers, cabbage, and zinnia!  PHEW! We can’t wait to see the progress our beds make after break!

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Happy birthday, Maddy!  

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  review week

Writing:  review week

Math:  review week

Science:  review week

Students of the week:

Zinnia and George

Thank you for being resourceful and dependable this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/16 – 20:  SPRING BREAK
  • 3/23:  Classes resume
  • 4/6:  Lighthouse field trip – 9:30 am
  • 4/10 and 4/13:  No school
  • 4/17:  Lianna Valla – Mystery Reader

 

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March 2 – 6

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Thank you to the Caudill, King, Inman, Aunchman, Prevatt, Beidle, Gallagher, Valla, Stein, and Fernandez families for donating to our classroom raised flower bed project!  It turned out BEAUTIFUL and wouldn’t have happened without your support!  I will keep you updated on the progress of our beds via website updates.   

A message from Isobel:  

Can you ask the kids to wear long sleeves and closed toe shoes for gardening classes on Monday?  (The mulch is a little scratchy until it sits for awhile). Hats, sunglasses, and gloves if they want. 

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Thank you to Tibor’s dad for being our morning mystery reader!  We enjoyed listening to your books “Dude” and “Flight.”    We also learned A LOT about planes and being a pilot for a private jet!  RAD, DUDE!  🙂

Thank you to Perry’s dad for being our afternoon mystery reader!  He read “I can be anything!” Jerry Spinelli .  We enjoyed discussing what we want to be when we grow up.  Best advice – DO WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT!  We also learned a lot about MOTORCYCLES!  

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Charolette’s Web by E.B. White;  key details; using suffixes to read and spell large words

Writing:  Poetry

Math:  subtraction strategies and validating answers

Science:  gardening

Students of the week:

Ellie and Nolen

Thank you for being responsible and trustworthy this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/8:  Daylight savings begins!  Don’t be late for school!
  • 3/11: A.R. kickball and donut party for student’s who meet their goal!  🙂
  • 3/12:  Field Day! *Be sure to wear shorts, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes.  Students may also bring a water bottle, hat, and sunglasses.  Please apply sunscreen at home.*
  • 3/16 – 20:  SPRING BREAK
  • 3/23:  Classes resume
  • 4/6:  Lighthouse field trip – 9:30 am
  • 4/10 and 4/13:  No school
  • 4/17:  Lianna Valla – Mystery Reader

 

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February 24-28

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Bravo!  Bravo!  Bravo!  These kiddo’s did a phenomenal job presenting their biography reports this week.  I learned a lot of new information!  Reports are displayed outside our classroom.

Happy 8th birthday to Ellie!!!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The BFG by Roald Dahl;  vocab dissection; context clues; pre-fix re

Writing:  addressing letters

Math:  addition strategies and validating answers

Social Studies:  Biography Reports

Students of the week:

Declan and Isabela 

Thank you for being kind and inquisitive this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/3:  Music in our Schools – 12:10-12:45, meet outside the music room door! 
  • 3/8:  Daylight savings begins!  Don’t be late for school!
  • 3/6:  Mystery Readers – Tibor’s dad – 9:30 am; Perry’s stepdad -2:30 pm
  • 3/11: A.R. kickball and donut party for student’s who meet their goal!  🙂
  • 3/12:  Field Day! 
  • 3/16 – 20:  SPRING BREAK
  • 3/23:  Classes resume
  • 4/6:  Lighthouse field trip – 9:30 am
  • 4/10 and 4/13:  No school
  • 4/17:  Lianna Valla – Mystery Reader

  • Thank you so much to George’s family for dropping off 3 HUGE bags of mulch and Kalilah’s family for dropping off 2 HUGE bags of soil!  We also appreciate Maddox’s family for sending in annual, wildflower, and zinnia seeds!  Zinnia’s family will be bringing in the raised flower bed this weekend!  We are so excited!  If you are interested in signing up for something, the link is below.  🙂
  • Sign up genius link for our class gardening project!    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0949afa72da5f58-raised
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February 18 – 21

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Thank you to Noah’s mom for being our Mystery Reader today!  We enjoyed “Read to Tiger” by S.J. Fore and the whistle and bubblegum treats that were used to distract the tiger in the book!  Thank you!

 

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The BFG by Roald Dahl;  comparing and contrasting two texts; context clues

Writing:  Continued letter writing

Math:  subtraction strategies

Students of the week:

Perry and Eleanor

Thank you for being leaders and considerate this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 2/24:  Biography Projects due 
  • 2/25:  Social Media Presentation – 6pm in the Media Center.  Be sure to RSVP with the front office!
  • 3/8:  Daylight savings begins!  Don’t be late for school!
  • 3/3:  Mystery Reader – Perry’s stepdad – send me your 3 clues!
  • 3/11: A.R. kickball and donut party for student’s who meet their goal!  🙂
  • 3/12:  Field Day! 
  • 3/16 – 20:  SPRING BREAK

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February 10 – 14

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What a fun day!  Thank you to all families who sent in donations for our celebration today!  They were delicious AND beautiful!  

LOVE all these sweet friendships our class has developed while learning and having fun together!  We’ve built a strong community of kindness, forgiveness, and holding each other accountable.  Love these kiddo’s BIG!  Not only today, but EVERY day!  

 

Congratulations to Tibor for completing ALL levels of Math Facts in a Flash!  We are proud of you! HEY!  We are proud of you!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery by David Adler;  Rhythm and meaning in poems and songs; formal and informal language

Writing:  Continued letter writing

Math:  geometry continued

Social Studies:  President’s Day

Students of the week:

George and Phoebe

Thank you for showing kindness and compassion this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 2/17:  President’s Day – No school
  • 2/24:  Biography Projects due 
  • 2/25:  Social Media Presentation – 6pm in the Media Center.  Be sure to RSVP with the front office!
  • 3/8:  Daylight savings begins!  Don’t be late for school!
  • 3/3:  Mystery Reader – Perry’s stepdad – send me your 3 clues!
  • 3/11: A.R. kickball and donut party for student’s who meet their goal!  🙂
  • 3/12:  Field Day! 
  • 3/16 – 20:  SPRING BREAK

  • No reading logs will be sent home next week – please use this time to work on your biography project! 🙂
  • We are in desperate need of disinfecting wipes for our classroom!  Please donate if you are able!  Thank you!
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February 3 – 7

Thanks to Whitney lab for some fun hands-on learning!

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Professor Zinnia gave us an excellent science presentation with an erupting volcano!  

Thank you to Zinnia’s dad for being our Mystery Reader today!  He just returned from San Francisco, Japan, and the Philippines!  We enjoyed reading “The Secret Shortcut ” by Mark Teague.  We loved discussing languages, surfing, the military, iguanas, etc!  He has also volunteered to build our class some raised flower beds and  Mrs. Fernandez is going to give us lessons on gardening!  We are incredibly grateful!  Keep your eye out for a sign-up genius to contribute! 

 

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park; sounds and meanings in stories; base words and prefixes -pre

Writing:  Continued nonfiction writing on Abraham Lincoln

Math:  vertices, angles, and polygons

Social Studies:  Native Americans in Florida

Science:  Whitney Lab

Students of the week:

Tibor and Alsea

Thank you for having GRIT and a passion problem solving!

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Important Dates:

  • 2/14:  Valentines Day!  Don’t forget to send in your Valentines! 
  • 2/17:  President’s Day – No school
  • 2/24:  Biography Projects due 
  • 2/25:  Social Media Presentation – 6pm in the Media Center.  Be sure to RSVP with the front office!

  • Don’t forget to send in Valentines for each child in class!
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1/27 – 1/30

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So much fun dressing up for Literacy Week!

Happy birthday to our ZEALOUS Zeva!  

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  How to Eat Fried Worms (A new class FAVE!); How Authors use reasons to support their ideas; base words and prefixes -un

Writing:  Continued nonfiction writing on WORMS

Math:  Graphing

Social Studies:  Map skills

Students of the week:

Maddox and Kalilah

Thank you for showing integrity and compassion this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 2/4:  Whitney Lab Traveling Zoo (in-school field trip)
  • 2/7:  Zinnia’s mom Mystery Reader 
  • 2/14:  Valentines Day!  Don’t forget to send in your Valentines! 
  • 2/17:  President’s Day – No school
  • 2/24:  Biography Projects due 
  • 2/25:  Social Media Presentation – 6pm in the Media Center.  Be sure to RSVP with the front office!

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January 21 – 24

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Fun with calculator games and riddles!

Congratulations to these students for having perfect attendance during November and December!

16/17 students in spirit wear or red – 94%!  Let’s see if we can get 100% next time!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Cam Jansen and the Snowy Day Mystery; Connections between STEPS; base words and suffixes -ful and-less

Writing:  Continued nonfiction writing

Math:  Graphing

Social Studies:  Map skills

Students of the week:

Zeva and Sam

Thank you for being resilient and determined this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 1/27-1/30:  LITERACY WEEK!  Don’t forget to dress up!  Specifics are listed below.
  • 1/31:  Teacher Inservice – no school for students
  • 2/4:  Whitney Lab Traveling Zoo (in-school field trip)
  • 2/7:  Zinnia’s mom Mystery Reader – don’t forget to email me your 3 clues!
  • 2/14:  Valentines Day!  More info to come!
  • 2/17:  President’s Day – No school
  • 2/24:  Biography Projects due (info going home today)
  • 2/25:  Social Media Presentation – 6pm in the Media Center.  Be sure to RSVP with the front office!

Celebrate Literacy Week

January 27-31

Book Your Trip. We are going on a reading adventure!

Monday: Destination T-shirts (wear a t-shirt with words or pictures of a place you like to travel)

Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Tuesday (wear your wackiest tourist outfit)

Wednesday:  “Oh the Places You’ll Go”(wear your school (middle/high/college) spirit wear)

Thursday: Walk the runway dressed in this season’s latest SSYRA character (8:35 cafeteria)*

 

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January 13 – 17

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Happy Birthday, Phoebe!  We LOVED your chocolate and sprinkle covered strawberries to celebrate!  YUM!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The Snowy Day from the Black Lagoon; Connections between scientific ideas; base words and suffixes

Writing:  Continued nonfiction writing

Math:  Line Plots

Social Studies:  MLK

Students of the week:

Maddy and Layla

Thank you for being kind and fair this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 1/20:  MLK – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/24:  Maddox’s Dad – Mystery Reader *Don’t forget to email me your 3 clues!*
  • 1/31:  Teacher Inservice – no school for students

    • Don’t forget to return your travelling zoo permission slip and money!

Celebrate Literacy Week

January 27-31

Book Your Trip. We are going on a reading adventure!

Monday: Destination T-shirts (wear a t-shirt with words or pictures of a place you like to travel)

Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Tuesday (wear your wackiest tourist outfit)

Wednesday:  “Oh the Places You’ll Go”(wear your school (middle/high/college) spirit wear)

Thursday: Walk the runway dressed in this season’s latest SSYRA character (8:35 cafeteria)*

 

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January 6 – 10

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Welcome back and HAPPY NEW YEAR!  This week we discussed being INTENTIONAL while creating individual goals for 2020.  Intentions are displayed on mobiles above each student’s desk as a reminder for the next few weeks.  Ask your child what they came up with!

Going along with being our BEST SELVES, we read the novel “How to be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days” by Stephen Manes.  This book has a GREAT message and we had HILARIOUS results attempting some of the main character’s challenges… including wearing a broccoli necklace for 24 hours straight!

Thank you to Maddy’s dad for being our MYSTERY READER today!  He read the book “HIGH FIVE” by Adam Rubin.  We never knew there were so many COOL versions of this greeting!   Students enjoyed learning about what it is like to be a doctor and work in a hospital.  A lot of new vocab words were introduced today!  We appreciate the surgical bouffants and masks.  Thanks for coming in!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  How to be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes; Author’s Purpose; suffixes -er and -est

Writing:  Non-fiction writing and interviewing partners

Math:  Balanced Equations

Social Studies:  Primary and Secondary Resources

Students of the week:

Phoebe and Declan

Thank you for being respectful and attentive this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 1/20:  MLK – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/24:  Maddox’s Dad – Mystery Reader *Don’t forget to email me your 3 clues!*
  • 1/31:  Teacher Inservice – no school for students

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  • The first semester has come to an end!  One of my goals this next semester will be to prepare your child for THIRD grade.  We’ll be working very hard on student responsibility and independence.  It is always beneficial to the student when we work together as a team.  Please continue to reinforce these behaviors at home.  Thank you for your unconditional support!
  • MOST students have completed the i-Ready Reading test this week.  We will take the STAR reading test next week- this test determines your child’s reading level or ZPD.  Results from i-Ready Reading, Math, and STAR Reading will be sent home once ALL students are finished.  
  • Ready reading passages will continue to get harder as the year progresses.  The entire first semester the passages were read to the students first.  The students will now be expected to read the passage independently and then answer the questions without guidance.  Please continue to remind your child to take their time, go back into the passage to find text evidence, and write using complete sentences.  
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