Creekside Elementary School
Phone Number: 837-5219
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 3rd- Picture Day
Oct. 7th- vision/hearing screening
Science to Go inhouse science lessons
Oct. 10th- NO SCHOOL for students
Oct. 14th- Field Trip to the pumpkin patch 9:15-11:45
Oct. 31st- Harvest Celebration in class
Please remember to have students wear tennis shoes girls wear shorts underneath skirts/dresses on P.E. days.
Monday: P.E. and Music
Thursday: P.E. and Music
9:15 Class begins
2:35 Recess (not on Wednesdays)
3:40 Dismissal- except for Wednesday's when we dismiss at 1:30)
Common Phrases we use in class:
Often times I forget that sayings and words that I use in class is not part of the normal vocabulary:) In case you hear your child saying one of the following phrases, I wanted you to be aware of some of our Foos-isms!
"Practice makes better!"
"Faster doesn't mean better."
"Careful to be safe so we don't accidentally whack-a-doodle someone!"
"Quiet, safe bodies"
"Cuckoo for cocoa puffs"
Words we don't use in class:
"Can't"- we have an attitude of persistence- if we keep trying, we can succeed!
"Easy"- what may be easy for some,may be hard for others. I do not want any of my students to keel inadequate because they think something should be easy for them when it is not.
The October newsletter was sent home via email Wednesday.
Our room coordinator, Keegan Porter, has been working very hard on creating a schedule for classroom volunteers! Thank you so much to Keegan for your hard work and thank you to the parents who want to get involved. Please note that the open times are available times in the classroom- not necessarily times I need filled all the time:) I look forward to working with you all this year!
Eureka Math: just as a heads up, I want you to know that your student is doing math everyday even though work doesn't go home everyday. We are fortunate enough to have math workbooks that the students work in! They will go home with the student at the end of each module.
Reading: We have been working real hard on Reading three ways (retelling stories, by pictures, and eventually words). Students are building their confidence in readers workshop by reading all types of texts at their own pace. We are applying the "three way" rule to our writing as well! Students are writing books using pictures and details!
Classroom focus the week of October 11-14:
Math- number sentences and composing numbers
Comprehension- Reading 3 ways: retelling, reading the pictures, starting to identifying letters and words within text.
sight word focus "and"
Writing- introduction to best guess spelling