Allison Wrin

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Week of 10/20 - 10/25

Good afternoon parents and guardians!
I hope this week has been extra sweet for you! Halloween is approaching quicker than I thought! 
This week has been full of learning and engagement. We learned about adding 1 and 10 to a number while using place value disks. We also started to learn about finding the main idea of a passage along with 3 key details that support that main idea. We played a fun board game that involved different readings about Halloween. They had to read it and say the main idea and key details and move around the game board. They asked me if we could play it again next week 🙂  We learned all about what a map is and why we use them. (They didn't believe me when I said a map first started as a drawing that people would carry around.)  We started a new math activity during our centers called Zearn. It is directly related to the Eureka math that we do everyday. I hope this will be a great way for everyone to get some extra review and practice from what I have previously taught.
I have sent home a permission slip for the field trip we will be going to the Museum of Life and Science this year! Please fill it out this weekend and send it back with your child on Monday. If you are interested in being a chaperon PLEASE let me know. We would love to have you!
I apologize for some of the confusion about tutoring. We will begin next week with reading tutoring. The week after will be math tutoring. Reading one week then math will be the week after! If your student is staying for tutoring it will begin at 2:30 and we should finish by 3:00. You may pick your child up in the front office around 3:00. Please let me know if your student will be staying for tutoring so that I can plan accordingly. 
If you are attending the fall festival tonight please stop by the Witch putt putt and say hello!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Ms. Wrin :) 


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Reminder about homework: I have some homework coming in incomplete or not done at all. If you could please check in with your student to ensure they have put their best effort into the homework each week. Homework will be sent home Monday and will be due Friday the 18th!


Words their Way is a literacy instruction tool that will help students learn different word patterns to help them not only sound out words but also spell different words with that same pattern. (For example, long vowels, short vowels or vowel teams). There are three different groups of students who will be working on different spelling lists throughout the week based on what they will need more help with thus far. At the beginning of the week I will send home their spelling list with a list of activities that they can work on throughout the week to help them recognize these spelling patterns more readily. Please recognize that even though they have spelling lists I do want them to focus on memorizing how to spell the words but more on what the spelling patterns are so that they can apply those patterns to different words with similar patterns. This is also new to me so I will be learning alongside you and your child. They will have a small quiz each Friday on words with similar spelling patterns to see how much they have grown during the week. (These words will not be the same as their spelling lists but they will have the same spelling patterns that we worked on that week.) 

I will send home homework again on Monday. It will be due on Friday. I am still missing homework from some of the kids so if your child hasn’t done it, please bring it in on Monday.  Typically each day it is late I will take off 5 points. However since it is the first week and we are still getting in the swing of it I’m not going to take off any points, but please remind your child to bring their homework in. Next week if the homework is not brought in by Friday I will begin to take off points. They have all week to do the homework so there should be plenty of time to get it done.  Please let know if you have any questions about the homework. 

It is very important for your child to be reading for 20 minutes a night with a book that is appropriate reading level.

 

We will have our class birthday celebration the last Friday in September which is the 27th. We will be celebrating our August and September birthdays on this date. If your child had a birthday in one of those two months you can feel free to bring in cupcakes, juice boxes, cookies, fruit, anything you would like just please let me know before hand. Also, if you could refrain from bringing anything with Peanuts in it for the class.  We will have the celebration at 1:30.


Every day starting Monday a paper will come home in their folder letting you know how many points they earned that day. On Friday we will add them all together to see how many they earned for the whole week. You will sign it every Friday. We have discussed certain rewards (dojo coupons) they can receive for every 25 points they earn. 

 


Ice cream this year will be different than in the past. Students will only be able to get ice-cream if there is money in their account, or they bring in the money, there will be no charging for ice cream this year. We will do ice-cream as a class on Thursday afternoons. This will be during our snack times so they will not need an additional snack on Thursdays. Again snack is not required, it is more of a time for them to read to themselves.

If there is a change in the way that your student is being picked up PLEASE email me or send me a message on Dojo I will do my best to check both. 


awrin@rivermill-academy.org


Specials:
Monday-Spanish
Tuesday-Gym
Wednesday-Art
Thursday-Media
Friday-Music & Gym