Good afternoon! We have made it to the end of our first official week! Miss Doerksen and I would like to let you know how THRILLED we are to have such an amazing group of students in our class this year! This week was full of fun get-to-know-you and team building activities as well as some goal setting, learning about Metacognition (thinking about your thinking), starting our classroom economy, self portraits and a fun “Days of Summer” Math project.
Thank you for filling out the Student Information sheets and handing them in so quickly. We love reading these as it gives us important insights to your child and helps us understand them better. Please feel free to send us an email or come in after school if you want to chat about anything.
We usually send out blog posts every Friday – this will be an exceptionally long one as there is lots to tell you. Usually it will have upcoming dates, spelling information as well as information about other things happening in our classroom or school. And, we love to include pictures so you can see what is happening in our classroom. Let’s get started…
School Supplies – thank you for sending these on the first day of school. Some students still need to bring in their oil pastels (can be purchased from Staples), Kleenex, Bibles and the prescribed amount of pencils. If you could get those in next week, that would be great.
Pizza Lunch – this happens on Tuesdays and begins next Tuesday, September 12th. Slices are $2 each and a pizza punch card can be purchased from the office.
Bible Memory Verse – we are starting with the Lord’s Prayer and the first two verses are due next Wednesday, September 13th. The students have been given a sheet with the whole passage. This should be in their planners. It is also on the Blog under the Bible Memory tab.
Class Economy – there has been quite a buzz in the classroom about our classroom economy. Students have applied for, and received their first classroom job. They will start earning money and hopefully not incur any fines this month. At the end of the month students will pay $500 rent for their desk as well as receive their monthly salary. With their profits, students have an opportunity to purchase items from a classroom store. We would love donations from parents to help run this store. I have purchased some things to get us started but this will not sustain us through the year. A couple of chocolate bars, unwanted toys from home, etc. make excellent store items.
Spelling – below I have included the spelling words for next Friday’s spelling test. We will do both spelling and vocabulary work each week. The students will have ten words that they will need to practice for Friday’s test and also do vocabulary work for those ten words. This will also be due on Friday. Students will have class time to complete these but may need to be finished at home from time to time. Spelling words will be posted on spelling city (link can be found on the right hand side of the blog…just follow way down) and if students get a perfect score on the spelling city test they will get an additional bonus mark on their quiz. In order to receive this mark there must be a note in the planner or an email to Miss Doerksen (email@example.com) stating that they got a perfect score on spelling city. A certificate from spelling city can also be printed out and handed in.
Spelling Words – claim, measure, represent, position, suppose, arrange, similar, continue, appoint, touch
Dates for September
Thursday, September 14th – Individual Student Photos (full dress uniform)
Monday, September 18th – Parent Welcome Night
Friday, September 22nd – Pro D Day
Wednesday, September 27th – Knight’s Day
Some pictures of our first week…enjoy!