We had a great week last week. We really started to get our routines down and I was so impressed! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us!
This week we have a few birthday's to celebrate! Peyton turns a year older on Saturday the 3rd, James on Wednesday the 7th, and Calvin on Saturday the 10th. We will celebrate their birthday's this week! Remember with birthday celebrations we now have 27 kids and we do have a a few nut allergies so if we could try to avoid nuts that would be great!
On Tuesday we will start our first unit in Wonders. We will be looking into the essential question: What can stories teach you? Tuesday will just be a brief introduction into what a normal week will be like and then we will pause with Wonders to do our NWEA testing. Starting in 3rd grade we do NWEA tests in the fall and spring to look for growth over the year. We will test Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30-10:30. Please make sure your kiddo is here at those times if possible. Also it is always great to start a testing day with a good breakfast!!
In math next week we will be working on estimating sums, using mental math strategies, using the break apart strategy (100's,10's and 1's) and using the associative property of addition.
In writing we will introduce the parts of a letter and begin writing friendly letters. We will also finish writing about our powerful wish. For grammar this week we will work on sentences and sentence fragments.
In science this week we will start our first PLTW unit on Flight. We will learn about the forces of flight.
Open house is on Thursday, September 8th from 6-7 p.m. I will have two 30 minute presentations one from 6:00-6:30 and the other from 6:30-7:00, so if you have two kiddos at Arrowhead you would be able to make both presentations. I hope you can make it!!
- Sept. 5: Labor Day-No School
- Sept. 7-9: Fall NWEA testing. We will test from 8:30-10:30 each of those mornings.
- Sept. 8: Open House 6 p.m.
- Sept. 16: Picture Day
- Sept. 16: Ice Cream Social 5:30 p.m.
- Sept 22: Early Out 12 p.m. dismissal
- Sept. 24: Saturday Live