Welcome to our first full week of school! This week will be the kids first experience of NWEA testing. Our NWEA tests are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week at 8:30-10:00 in the morning. We will be testing Math, Reading, and Language. These tests are computer based and are a great starting data point for us to look at. Please help your child by making sure they have a good night sleep the night before and a good breakfast the morning of the test! Thanks so much!!
In reading this week we are talking about the author's purpose (persuade, inform, or entertain). We are also working on determining the important information in a passage. We will start our first week of reading centers and small groups.
In math this week we are looking at the commutative (2+4=4+2) and associative (3+(1+5)=(3+1)+5) properties of addition as well as using different strategies to add and subtract (break apart numbers and using 10's to add and subtract). We will also begin our math workshop this week, which is a rotation of math centers.
I am still looking for someone (or a couple people) to help put together our Saturday Live basket. We are voting on a theme on Monday, so please let me know if you would be willing to help out. Secondly, I had quite a few people say they were interested in volunteering in the classroom and I am so excited to get that going. I will start contacting you once we get into a normal routine. I am however looking for someone that would be interested in stuffing our Tuesday folders every weekThanks!!
We are in for a great week, if you have any questions please contact me!
All About Me
This school year will mark my seventh year of teaching and I must say I am so blessed to be a part of such a great community at Arrowhead school. I am excited to begin a new year with a wonderful group of kids!! I grew up in Helena and attended college in Bozeman, MT at MSU. Go Bobcats! While there I obtained a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading. In 2016 I received a masters degree in Education Leadership. Six years ago I married my high school sweetheart, Tymon. We also have a five year old adorable mini australian shepherd puppy, Molly. This year we are also welcoming our first child in February and we are so excited to be parents! When I am not teaching I love to be outside enjoying hiking trails or taking in a sporting event.