It was lovely to spend time with everyone and talk about all the growth we've made this first quarter! Thank you for your time, love and support!
Due to the short week, we didn't send out a newsletter but we have THREE reminders :)
1. Please don't wear costumes on Monday. Your child is welcome to wear Halloween colors or clothing.
2. In support of a student battling cancer at our school, on Thursday, November 3. Your child may wear his or her favorite hat to school.
3. PLEASE turn in field trip money and permission slips!
HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEKEND
Please see the student led conferences agenda and the 1/2 day schedule below:
12:30-----Dismissal by classroom teachers from classrooms grades K-2, classroom teachers in Grades 3-6 can meet students in lunchroom or on playground for dismissal if students are prepared to go home.
We had such a great book binding class! Some people seemed interested in taking home writing to type up or student work to bind but didn't realize that the class included this. If that includes you, please send me an e-mail as we will do a make-up class after conferences! Below you will find the template for typing up student work. Our "take home" bags are ready for those of you who feel comfortable typing up and/or binding books!
Also, there is a cool contest through the Alaska Airlines you might want your child to enter- the process is easy, and they could get their design painted on a PLANE! Submissions need to be mailed by October 28th, but it could be a fun activity to do at home with your kids. More than one winner will receive FOUR round-trip tickets to anywhere on AK Air or a $1,000 scholarship in a UA college savings plan. You can download the entry form below, and visit this link to find out more:
Have a great weekend! See you at conferences :)
Your newsletter is on it's way! Don't forget about our activity on Sunday (see the post from earlier this week for details, or to sign up for the Publishing Class so we can help students publish their writing)!
Please check student mailbags for:
Please join us this Sunday, October 16th from Noon-1:00pm for our second "RoShocial" Family Group activity of the year! Bring a packed lunch and a picnic blanket, and something to share if you like. Students can play on the playground, dogs can run about, and all can be merry :)
We are also getting to a point in the year where we need to get our Publishing of student writing off the ground! We would like to offer a class on how to help students Edit work to Revise independently, and the separate take home jobs of typing up student stories and binding them into books. These are GREAT and hugely necessary Take-Home jobs to help our students with authorship, which gives their writing purpose, relevancy and importance. We will be offering a morning and an afternoon class next week, please sign up for the time that works best for you and your family :)
Mini-Courses will be Feb. 2nd and 3rd this year!
We very much need parent volunteers who can sign up to run a Mini Course!
Right now we DO NOT have enough courses for the students in our program, meaning Mini-Courses may have to be canceled, or can only happen on a first-come, first-serve basis, which would be a huge shame.
The Mini Courses are a multi-age, parent-run, two-day course on ANYTHING for students throughout BOOP. You can pick ANYTHING to do- a community service project, sport, STEM activity, or any passion that you have that you could share with students. Think about your interests- sewing, hiking, calligraphy, carpentry, skiing! It does not need to be at the school- you could spend the two days in the community.
Below you will find a document detailing the planning process and timeline. The fabulous Sharon Flowers and Allison Raye are both organizing Mini-Courses and are the point people for it. Their contact information is below:
We have so many amazing parents volunteering in our class on a regular basis! We wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the different types of help we have gotten in the last couple of weeks. I wish we had photos of
Thanks to Luke's Dad, Chris for being our second mystery reader! We wish we'd thought to take a snapshot of Lucas' mom, Samantha, who was our first mystery reader two weeks ago :)
An emphatic Thank You to Blake's dad _________ for hand-making us this BEAUTIFUL easel (and to his mom _________ for thinking of it)! We are using it every day, and can't believe how functionally perfect this is for our room. We know we will be using it for many years.
Thank you to Junko McKay, Luke's mom, for helping us make this ridiculously dense and multi-part assessment tool for helping students learn their sight words. This Dolch Word kit, and Junko's ongoing assessment using the kit, allows each student to receive differentiated lists of words to learn at their OWN reading level!
Thank you to our Spelling Supporters: Allison Raye, _________, _________, and _________!
We had the best time seeing so much of our fabulous family group this weekend! Here are some photos from our dog walk, we can't wait to do another event soon :) If you have any suggestions for fun, free and preferably outdoor activities please let us know! We will be trying to do the next one on a Sunday to provide an opportunity for families with other schedules. In the future we will try to change the day and time around to best accommodate a variety of schedules.