Thank you to all the parents who have already signed up to volunteer as a "store employee," copy parent, or mystery reader. Thanks for all the donations for our 2nd grade store too! We are so thankful for such supportive and helpful parents!
Bus Rider Information from Administration:
Due to crowding on the afternoon buses, students are not allowed to ride home on a different bus with a friend for a social outing, play date, spend the night, etc. To ride a different bus, please know that administrators and bus drivers must be involved in the decision. A note from parents to the driver is not sufficient. Students may ride home on their usual bus and get off at a different stop if they have a note from their parent to do so. We can deal with emergency situations or special circumstances on a case by case basis, but as a general rule, these are the policies we must follow.
Coming Up Next Week:
Reading: We are continuing to establish routines and procedures for Daily Five. Students are either working with the teacher or working independently on a literacy choice. Students are currently choosing between Read-to-Self, Listen-to-Reading, Word Work (practicing spelling words in a variety of ways), and Work on Writing. Our literacy mini-lessons will be focused on asking and answering questions to demonstrate an understanding of the key details of text (such as who, what, where, when, why, and how), compound words, and integrating our Social Studies unit on the Cherokee and Creek cultures.
Writing: We will continue to work on writing personal narratives. Our mini-lessons will focus on zooming in and writing a detailed story about a "small moment" versus a long list of things that occurred within a longer span of time. We will talk about how the use of similes and metaphors can make a piece of writing more interesting to the reader, and we will work on adding figurative language to personal narratives.
Spelling: We will be working with number words for the next two weeks. There is no spelling test this Thursday. Instead, we will be working with these more difficult words until the following Thursday (September 11th).
Math: We will be reviewing different strategies that can be used to add and subtract. We will begin with smaller numbers as we review the strategies, but we will quickly move to adding and subtracting within 100.
Social Studies: We will be reviewing the regions and rivers of Georgia. Our knowledge of the regions and rivers of Georgia will help us to understand how the Cherokee and Creek used their local resources. The students will begin comparing and contrasting their lives with the lives of Cherokee and Creek children.