Sunday, September 25, 2011


This week we created a community helper chart. The students matched the name of the job and the picture of the job. Figured out what each job did and the location where they worked. Then we were able to connect what we learned about goods and services from last week and decided whether each job provided a service or a good. We also worked all week on writing a paragraph about the types of jobs they would like to have. I can't wait to share them with you.

Along with talking about the different jobs in our community, the students also created their own community. They were supposed to pick at least one type of housing and two businesses. It was really interesting to see how individualized they all were. I think you will be proud of the work they have done.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Next week we are going to do an apple investigation. Please send an apple to school with your child by September 29th.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Needs and Wants

This week we learned the differences between a need and a want, as well as the difference between a good and a service.

Due to some health problems Ms. Kastanes has had to postpone completion of her student teaching at this time. We created cards for her on Friday. We wish her the best.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This past week we talked about how to be safe at home and at school.

The PTA's walk-a-thon is this week. If your child hasn't brought back the manila folder yet, the PTA is accepting them until Thursday. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year. They are working on adding to the technology available in the classroom. Thanks to them we have projectors, document cameras, and laptops to run them. I am excited to see what is next on the horizon. Please support them if you can, it benefits the kids.

The spelling packets weren't copied until at the end of the school day on Friday, so I will send them home on Monday. They will be due on Friday.

Please remember that math homework is due the following day, and spelling packets are due on Friday. I will be entering homework scores starting this week.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Donor's Choose

We are in desperate need for an ipod for use in our Listening Center. The current mp3 players we have don't work very well, and are very hard for the kids to use. I have applied to get an iPod Touch through Donor's Choose. You can check out the project here. If you are able to donate thanks a bunch!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Good Citizens

This past week we have been learning about what a good citizen is and what a good citizen does. We made giant thank you cards (thanks to Ms. Kastanes) and delivered them to people who do things for us at school. Then, we picked garbage up from the second grade playground (because that's what good citizens do).

Our DIBELS testing went well. I will be sending home your child's individual information home this week (hopefully).