We will have school-wide intruder, fire, and tornado drills this week. I will send out remind texts on the morning of, please help prevent anxiety by talking with your student about what a drill is. I too will be having that conversation with them at school as well.
On Friday, I sent home a volunteer sign up sheet please send it back if you are interested in helping. Even if you have told me you are willing to volunteer, please fill one out to make sure I have a hard copy. Volunteers are an important part of our classroom.
This week we will also be launching Daily 5 (Reading), Writer's Workshop, and Math Investigations.
We began to use Class Dojo last week. I will continue to reward students for following our classroom rules with positive points. When I feel like students have a full understanding of the rules and routines I will then take away points when necessary.
Last week you should have received our August snack calendar. If you did not, please let me know and I can send another one home with you. You can also find it on the blog under 'Snack Calendar'. We will need enough snack for 23 students. What I have done in the past is keep the leftover snacks in the event that someone forgets to bring in snack or is not able to provide snack for the class. In years past this has worked very well. Please make a note on the snack if you want me to return the extra snacks to you. Also, please let me know if you are unable to provide snack for the class. Child-size snacks work out the best. I have paper towels, but if the snack you are bringing in needs cups, forks, spoons please send these items in as well.
Remind and Class Dojo
If you have not signed up for either Remind or Class Dojo, I would be happy to send send directions again. DOJO is the most important tool of parent/teacher communication for the year for behavior, reminders and getting super cute pics of your child through out the school day :)
I am looking forward to having a GREAT week! Please contact me with any questions you may have.