Monday, September 29, 2014

Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Please do not forget that your child's reading log for the first 25 books is due THIS FRIDAY, Oct. 3rd for a grade. 

We are researching animals and habitats in class. Your child has picked a habitat and animal for a project that we will be doing in class this Friday. 
Please send in a shoebox and any arts and crafts items they wish to use to create their habitat (other than construction paper...I will be providing that) no later than THURSDAY, Oct. 2nd. For example, if they chose a Polar Bear, their habitat would be an Arctic Habitat and cotton balls could be used for snow and blue plastic wrap could be water. Please talk to your child and send those items in asap. 

Please join P.T.A. today. We only need a few more families to reach our goal to be able to wear jeans every Friday. Please send in your $10 today! 

Please remember to SELL, SELL, SELL! All orders (and money) are due this Thursday, Oct. 2nd. If you do not wish to participate in the fundraising, please consider sponsoring families for P.T.A. You can write a check directly to the P.T.A. and help sponsor families who cannot afford the membership. 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekly Updates 9/22-9/26

PTO meeting is TODAY at 3:15pm. I encourage you to attend if you are able. We will be voting on changing our name from PTA to PTO. By changing the name we will no longer have to pay PTA dues and that means more money for our students. I will be keeping the children who attend in Mrs. Chancellor's room during the meeting.

Picture Day:
Picture day is tomorrow! Our time is at 12:30pm. Please send in the completed form that I sent home with your child last week and money tomorrow if you wish to purchase school pictures. 

Please be sure that your child is reading out loud nightly. The 25 books they are to read at home are a major reading grade. 

Culture Banner:
On Friday, your child brought home instructions to make a "Culture Banner". Please help your child do this project, but make sure they are the one doing the bulk of the work themselves. The banner is due this Friday, Sept. 26th. 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Midweek News

Box Tops: 
Please send in your Box Tops ASAP. I will be sending these to be counted on Monday, September 22nd. Your child can bring them in at any time. I have a bag right inside my door where they can put them when they arrive in class. 

Also, don't forget we are also collecting Campbell's Labels for Education. I have a bag for that as well. 

Fundraiser Info:
Your child brought home 2 fundraising packets yesterday. These are 2 different companies and the orders (and money for the orders) must be kept separate. So, if a family member wants to order something from both companies, they need to write 2 checks or place the exact amount of cash in EACH envelope. 
All orders and money are due OCTOBER 1st...sell, sell, sell!

We heard an update yesterday and we have 210 families who have joined, so we still need 140 more before your child can wear jeans on Fridays! The first 3 classes to have 100% participation get a snow cone party. Please send in your $10 and teal form as soon as you are able.

Just a reminder, the 100 Club Book Log counts as a grade for your child each of the 9 weeks. If your child reads 25 out of the 25 books, they will receive a 100. If they only read 20, that is an 80, if they only read 15, that is a 60, etc. Please make your child's reading a priority!!!

Scootpad at home:
Your child is allowed to get on Scootpad at home and I would strongly encourage them to do so. Any work they do at home earns them extra coins and helps build a strong foundation for the skills we are working on in class. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sept. 15th-19th

Supply Money:
I have supply money from all but 4 of you. Thank you to those of you who have already sent that in and those who have not, please send it in asap. 

Important Dates:
Please be sure to check the "Important Dates" section on the right side of the blog. I will continually update this as I get dates that you will need to know.

Please remember that your child is to be reading OUT LOUD nightly and these books are to be recorded in their 100 Club Log. There are only two and a half weeks left for your child to finish their first 25 books. 

Please send in your $10 for a magnet and PTO membership! We only have 4 families from our class participating so far and I would love to have 100% participation from the Tanner crew...and I know your students REALLY want to be able to wear jeans on Fridays :)

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Sept. 8th-12th

I still have a few students who have not brought in their headphones. Please send those in THIS WEEK! We use them daily during computer work. I will be giving them a gallon bag to keep them in during the day in hopes that it will help them last through the year :)

Please make sure that you are working with your child and checking their homework nightly. It will always be due on Friday unless there is no school that day. 
Remember, your child should be reading out loud for 20 minutes every night in addition to their Math and Word Work.

Spelling City:
We started last week using Spelling and Vocabulary City for tests and we will begin using it for Word Work in class this week. If your child would like to log on and play the games at home their password and username is the same as their Scootpad username and password. Also, I will be entering your emails to the site to keep you updated on your child's progress. Most students did exceptionally well on their Spelling test last week. If your child needs to work on Spelling I will send their tests home for them to study. Please see the Spelling Word and Vocabulary word sections on this blog for the weekly words. 

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Monday, September 1, 2014


100 Club Reading Log
We are now a month away from the deadline for the first 25 books and many students do not have any books written in their logs. Your child is to be reading out loud NIGHTLY for 20 minutes for homework. Please make sure that you are writing the books in the log AFTER they have read out loud to you and please initial beside the book. Also, please do not forget that 9 of these books are to be non-fiction (fact) books. Many students have fiction books written on the lines designated for non-fiction books. Chapter books can count as 2 books.

Several students still have not brought in their headphones. Please make sure that you send those in this week. We will begin spelling and vocabulary test using those this week.

We will begin having Word Work homework this week. Your child will have their words and sorts in their folder Tuesday night and these are due on Friday(along with the math homework) . There are 4 tasks for math (as usual) and 4 for Word Work, so this week you will need to double up one night. It should not add that much time on to their original homework. 

PTO Membership
We are only a third of the way to our school wide goal for PTO Membership. Only about 3 families from our class have joined so far. Please make sure you send in that $10 and join today! If we reach 350 families, your students will be allowed to wear jeans and an AZ Kelley t-shirt every Friday. 
Our next PTO meeting is Monday, September 22nd at 3:15pm. I would love to see you there! 

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