Monday, September 15, 2014

Parent night��

We had a great turn out for parent night, it is always great to have about half. Thank you to those who came and for those that could not make it just know all paperwork will go home tomorrow. 

Today was excellent it was the best Monday I think they will be amazed to see something change in the room. I loved getting to all subjects and practice stations today. The children are excited and eager to get these started, I am too. Today's math lesson standard, expanded form, and word form, for a number was difficult for some. Please review these with your child, if they have trouble them you know they did in class. Have a fantastic night and know we are only as good as we can be.  

PTA reminders
watchdog program is kicking off September 23 at 6:30 

Read-a-thin FUNDRAISER IF EVERY KID GIVEA 10 dollars that will give us 8,000 dollars this would really give all grades the ability to have some amazing programs!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fast Friday

READ-A-THON has started it is our fund raiser. 

Please let 

me know if you do not have a packet.

Oh boy, finally Ms. Wolfean allowed us to share our show-n-tell.  "I can't believe there was not another lesson", one student reported.  They stood in the class, gave a speech, and shared.  We did dance to Kash's rabbit, and had our brain break.  We wrote invitations to Parent Night.  Monday, September 15, at 6:15, in the cafeteria.  I am excited to see all parents and yes no children.  This is a night for you and I, ha-ha you have home work parents.  The students are happy to let you in on the secret that Monday's night homework is you come to my class. We had a awesome time in reading discuss how to look up information in books we clearly do not understand.  We traveled through Google Earth to locate Mount Rushmore because our read aloud The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes mentioned this place.  Then we continued our day with writing about our small moments and began to try to complete the stories we have in our writing workshop folder.  During math we completed our snack graphing activity and wrapped up discussing number sense.  Have a fabulous weekend students and see you on Monday.


From the WatchDOGS team:
Dads, are you looking for an easy, gratifying way to get involved and make difference? The Gattis Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program is ramping up for this year, and will host a kick-off pizza party on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. Background, how the program works, volunteer opportunities, and more will be covered. Bring your kids, your ideas, and your questions and help make our program a success! To RSVP for this event, contact Sarah and Michael at: gattis.watchdogs@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday

From the WatchDOGS team:
Dads, are you looking for an easy, gratifying way to get involved and make difference? The Gattis Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program is ramping up for this year, and will host a kick-off pizza party on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. Background, how the program works, volunteer opportunities, and more will be covered. Bring your kids, your ideas, and your questions and help make our program a success! To RSVP for this event, contact Sarah and Michael at: gattis.watchdogs@gmail.com.

Today we had a great day and we had a lot of fun learning.  We got to share our show-n-tell, but not really because Ms. Wolfean taught us an important lesson.  She taught us what it is like to be the teacher and Kimberly(me) the student be them.  We discussed being a good listener and what it means to actively listen.  Ms. Wolfean did get wild and boy can she act.  I love how child can describe in exact words what they think.  I loved hearing one in the hall also discussing with a friend, in another class, you should have seen what she did today.  She turned into a hilarious crazy student.  She was very naughty while we tried to talk in her hot seat.  She let us be her, can you believe it we were Ms. Wolfean.  The other student, I wish my teacher did that.  The hot seat is my teacher comfy chair, that's for you the parent.  I hope they are coming home explaining the lessons they are doing with their show-n-tell.  Yes, they may bring them again.  We did get to reading which we discussed sequence of events and a just fit book.  We then wrote and had a snack bag graphing activity.  I hope each of you students and teachers have a terrific Thursday night, please read with your child or have them read silently too.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

Oh boy, today was a fantastic wonderful day.  Today was our library day and if they did not bring their books I will send them tomorrow for check out.  We managed to make it through all subjects, but they didn't really think Math was all that great.  We had a pretest, I just wanted to see what your children remembered about numbers form last year.  This was stressful, I even took them to their happy place and spoke to them.  It still caused some to really think they were not successful.  I ask you to please take sometime to discuss with them, that sometimes we will know things and sometimes we need to learn them.  However, reading and writing went smoother.  They are getting the routines and I think their independent skills are finally kicking in. We had a visitor today Mr. Thompson and boy he really got to see what my job is like.  We loved having him here and look forward to more dads.   I had a parent ask for me to place my email on my ABOUT THE TEACHER page, I did.
From the WatchDOGS team:
Dads, are you looking for an easy, gratifying way to get involved and make difference? The Gattis Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program is ramping up for this year, and will host a kick-off pizza party on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. Background, how the program works, volunteer opportunities, and more will be covered. Bring your kids, your ideas, and your questions and help make our program a success! To RSVP for this event, contact Sarah and Michael at: gattis.watchdogs@gmail.com.
We have not shared our show-n-tell yet, due to the fact I am teaching lesson along with them everyday.  With that being said, YES they bring them again.  We read a story about Lilly on Monday and about her brother on Tuesday the show-n-tell goes with our stories.  Please have them share the lessons we did for Tuesday and Wednesday.  They are waiting for the lesson on show-n-tell.  I am teaching them that sometimes we have to wait for the best gift of all.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Marvelous Monday

Today was a great day we held our class meeting about reporting behaviors and tattling behaviors.  We discussed the importance about communicating with the person you have a problem with before letting the teacher know.  We want to try to work it out with words, before reporting.  If problem continues you must report the behavior right away.  Please discuss with them the difference?

We begin our day with reading and we read Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, they are to bring their favorite item to school to share with the class.  We are doing a show-n-tell.  Then we recorded our thoughts on our story elements chart.  We wrote in writer's workshop on developing stories of our on to be published and shared with the class.  Then we moved around outside for some exercise.  After returning to class we continued with our graph lesson and discussed the importance of lining up the objects and numbers so readers can read our graphs.  Finally our day closed with celebrations we have as citizens and tomorrow we will discuss world symbols and celebrations.

READ-A-THON has started it is our fund raiser, please let me know if you do not have a packet.

TOMORROW:  You don't want to cook, then go to CHILI'S  we get 15% back to school!! You must print this flyer!You can find it on the Gattis home page


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I ran out of school

Yes I ran out of school, but not before I got locked out of the room. To all my parents and students I know this is even later, however, I did do my homework. Might be at 10 pm in my comfy bed but it is done. 

We had a fantastic day, watched a video on Kevin Henkes the author we are studying. The students seem to enjoy his books. We have read three so far. We are mapping them discussing character, problem, solution, and lesson the story is telling us. We read his book Wimberly Worried. We also wrote about meeting new friend and was amazed to learn Ms. Wolfean had a friend who was a rabbit. I surprised the class with my writing that an animal could be my friend. I think I shocked your child. We then continued graphing and Ms. Wolfean shocked us by having us take our shoes off and we sorted them. We discussed how to graph them. Math ran late we will be doubling up on Social Studies tomorrow. I am sorry for any typos I am posting this from my cell phone. Thanks for understanding about my late post. A teachers life is never done, just like yours parents. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I had a lot to do!!

I want to let you know I did not forget I just had a lot to do tonight.  I changed our room a little added some things, and I cleaned.  YES I did!!

We had a great day today we got through all subjects. I just need more time in our day to complete our Social Studies lesson, we will tomorrow.  Oh boy did the class do a fabulous job getting started on their day.  We received our shopping bags, which we house our books in we read in class.  We also had time to finally get to a reading response.  They loved using their reading notebooks, we made a connection to the story we heard on a video.  Please ask them about this. Then we moved to Writing and wrote about a day we did not have to come to school.  Make sure you have them share about their story they started.  We then finished up our graphing lesson on sorting and collecting data using hats.  They had some trouble with how to come up with a variety of ways to graph them objects.  However, we will be doing this again in class using other items and I think it will be clearer. After a long day we finally got to wrap up our day with Social Studies, but ran out of time to complete the lesson.
 
Some parents asked for the concepts I teach for my class this week:
After today this can be found on the Homework section 
Key points to my teaching Character traits, Story Elements, Graphing, and How a Community works, plays, and grows together.

Social Skill last week and this week:  Getting the teachers attention.
Next week:  Making a request.