Tomorrow is our field trip to the Children's Museum. We will depart about 8:45am and return around 12:30pm.
Students need a lunch & drink in a non-breakable container. (no sodas please)
Students are encouraged to wear a Stellar tshirt, but we understand if that's not possible.
We are in need of more parent volunteers to accompany us. If you are willing and able,...
1~ please let me know and
2~ ensure you are registered in the district Raptor program. The office clerk, Mrs. Clarke, can assist you with that.
You would need to bring a lunch and arrive at school arbout 8:30am. Thank you!
Tonight is Stellar's Chick-fil-A spirit night!
Come to Chick-fil-A by Super Target on 120th & Washington between 5:00 - 8:00pm.
You may come in or drive through. Just make sure to say that you are from Stellar when you order.
Don't forget to check in with the PTO representatives and say, "I'm from Ms. Maloney's Class!"
The class with the best attendance wins a...
Chicken Nugget Party
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Whooh! Let's get ready to PARTY!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to all the students and families who came out on a cold snowy night to celebrate our writing. It was great to see you! I know the students were proud to show off their Reading Response Journals, Passport Summaries, and Math Response Journals. But most of all, they were excited to share their animal report Power Points.
I hope you realize just how much work went into these final projects. It all started about two months ago when we learned about ecosystems and geography in Science and Social Studies. Then we researched our animals using the internet and books. First we identified important "key" words and wrote them on our note catchers. After that we used our words to write our own sentences. This is how we made sure we were not plagiarizing by copying the authors sentences. Next the students met with me to have revision conferences before finally typing their report and adding pictures.
Next week we will write our writing sample for the end of Second Grade. I am looking forward to seeing how much they have grown since the beginning of the year. Thank you for all your support. Please encourage your children to write at home.
Student Council is sponsoring a fundraiser called Bucks for Books. Funds collected will go towards purchasing new book sets for the bookroom. Their goal is to increase the variety of books and provide additional sets of teacher favorites.
Contest: The class that raises the most money for this fundraiser will receive $25 towards a party of their choice!
So start collecting your loose change! Look in your car, under the couch, and check your pockets!
It starts Monday, April 15 and ends on Friday, April 19.
Stellar is participating in Bandimere Speedway's Race to Read.
Children recieve prizes for reading and have a chance to earn tickets to Bandimere Speedway's opening night, The Night of Fire and Thunder!
Children are already expected to read nightly. Why not let the minutes count for Race to Read too?
It's easy! For every 15 minutes you read, you get to color ONE section of a picture. It takes about 4 hours of reading to complete a colore sheet.
Send completed sheets back to school. Awards will be given each week.
In February our class collected an amazing 976 Box Tops!
For this great accomplishment, we earned a Pizza Party!!!! We will have it on Friday, March 22 during lunch. No need to pack a lunch that day.
Thank you so much for saving those Box Tops! It helps our school raise extra money for resources. We will continue collecting them through the rest of the year.
We all have our ups and downs but today was a particularly tough one.
One of the biggest hurdles we have to behavior is accepting responsibility for ourselves. A lot of children blame others when they find they are in trouble. There are many children who are making poor choices. The behaviors range from actually touching others to actively listening to others when you should be doing your work. All these behaviors and finger pointing take the focus off teaching and learning.
Many children would probably benefit from sitting completely alone or isolated from their peers. Unfortunately there are just not enough spaces in the room to accommodate this need. I move around the room and use proximity as much as possible, but there are times when I must be with groups of students. It is at these times when children have the most difficulty.
I appreciate the support of many parents. It makes a world of difference when we deal with these problems at school. I hope I can count on your continued support as you talk with your child about their role in the problems our class experienced today. Together we can help them find success.
There will be a "Meet the Candidate Night" at school on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm.
These are the candidates being considered to be Stellar's new principal.
This event will provide an opportunity to...
1. meet the candidates
2. ask questions
3. provide written feedback to the Superintendent
I hope you can make it!