How can I get the book to you?
- I'm working in the classroom for a few hours today (I'm here now :). Message me if you can swing by.
- I find myself at school quite often, so I'm happy to arrange a meeting some other time if you can't come today.
I purchased books for all the children in our class, but they didn't arrive until after school ended. I would like to get them to the children with information for them to participate in an online book club if they wish with the rest of the class.
How can I get the book to you?
On Thursday 2nd grade will walk to East Lake Park for a picnic lunch and time to explore.
If you would like help chaperon students, let me know! I would love to have you!
Volunteers will need to bring a photo ID and check in with Mrs. Cooke at the front office before joining us at 11:00 am. She will authorize you as a volunteer using the district raptor program.
If you would like to order books for summer, I'm placing a final book order. Order online by Friday, May 16th. Use this link for quick access.
Scholastic Book Order
The books will most likely arrive after the last day of school. But don't let that deter you from ordering. I will be here twice a week during June for the Summer Reading Program. So feel free to order and I'll notify you when they arrive so you can swing by and pick them up.
The school library will be open twice a week during the month of June.
Tuesday 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00-11:30 am
During these times, students may...
Book Club* participation is optional but requires pre-registration. Ms. Fellwock and I will lead the one for The Trumpet of the Swan. This is the only Book Club open for K-2. Sign ups were available during Celebrate Our Stars night. If you did not have an opportunity to sign up at that time, please access the sign up with this link, ASAP-
Summer Reading Program
BONUS for Ms. Maloney's class...I will bring the iTouch devices with Reading Fluency Apps. They will be available for the EXCLUSIVE use of my students.
Tomorrow morning is our end of year MAPs assessment for math.
Give them the positive pep talk. Let them know you believe in them and encourage them to do their very best. It means so much to know you care.
I look forward to seeing them bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to rock this math assessment!
What an amazing night it was! Thank you to all who weathered the storms to join us. The building was alive with performances, activities, drawings, and colorful student work. The atmosphere was electric and fun.
I can't wait to talk with my Stellar colleagues to hear how things went! Although I didn't have an opportunity to get out and about, the positive energy and vibe was evident.
I am very excited to hear there was a huge interest in our Summer Reading. Information and sign-y ups were available. The library will be open twice a week in June for limited hours. Students may read, check out books, participate in Reading Counts, and join a Book Club! I am facilitating one of the Book Clubs with Ms. Fellwock. We will read The Trumpet of the Swan. Students will engage in discussions about the book through a micro-blogging site between meetings. BONUS- Only my students will be able to use the iTouch for Reading apps.
Do you know what this funny looking black and white box is called? It's a QR Code.
Some of you may have a QR Code Reader on your smartphone or mobile device. If so, you can scan it to hear a haiku I wrote with the class as a model during a lesson.
Otherwise, you may want to download one before tomorrow night! There are many FREE QR Code Reader apps available.
The QR Codes we made will be on display throughout the building. By scanning these QR Codes, people will be able to listen to student recorded poetry.
Each student conducted research on an animal for a report. We used the knowledge gained through this research to write a haiku poem. Without naming the animal, we tell about them in a poem. Our guests will need to listen carefully to the clues in the poem to try and figure out what animal it could be. After guessing they can lift a flap that reveals the answer with a photo of the creature.
Our animal haikus are displayed on posters throughout the building grouped by ecosystem.
There are many exciting things going on at Celebrate Our Stars.
So I hope to see everyone there as we celebrate amazing student work!
Tomorrow morning our class will be completing the end of year MAPs assessment for Reading.
I have seen a marked improvement in reading performance based on the assessments we've already done:
Assessment Day- PALs reading
SRI- Scholastic Reading Inventory
End of Year MAPs Language- Grammar & Usage
I believe in every single one of my students and want them to do their very best. To do this, I hope they eat a good breakfast and are well rested for this assessment.
Tomorrow is Assessment Day!
Make sure you get a good night sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
Reminders were sent home today and you can use this link to check the schedule. Sign Up Genius
Friday, May 2nd will be an Assessment Day. Students will come for a 1 1/2 hour session.
There are four sessions (2 morning sessions and 2 afternoon sessions).
There are 6 slots in each 1 1/2 hour session. Please sign up for one slot. Thank you!
May Assessment Day