lundi, le 27 octobre
Examen Leçon 3
lundi, le 27 octobre
Examen Leçon 3
lundi, le 27 octobre
Examen Unité 5
Now that the kids have their iPads, I am migrating my blog to Schoology. Please ask your child to show you their “Course” on the iPad and how it looks. Parents, there was a white card with the iPad that contained your Schoology password.
I usually post the vocabulary words a week ahead of time. I publish homework for the entire marking period. That hasn’t changed, it’s just in a different place now.
The kids and I have been enjoying using the iPads and learning how to make them work for us. I am truly excited to be part of this exciting change.
So, I have enjoyed blogging here for you. Best wishes.
As always, please email me if you have questions. If I don’t have answers, I know where to get them!
News from Mrs. Gordon/
Mrs. Ford’s Pre-K Classroom
October 27-31, 2014
*We are going to be making a class book with baby pictures of your children. Please send in a baby picture of your child to add to our class book. The children & the teachers will have so much fun guessing whose picture goes with which child.
*I hope to see everyone on Thursday night from 5:30-7 for the FALL Festival! Students will get to trick-or-treat around the school & enjoy interactive reading/math stations.
Highlights for this week include:
Encore Schedule this week:
Monday—Art with Mrs. Dalton
Tuesday— P.E. with Mrs. Hall
Wednesday—Library with Mrs. Stevens
Thursday—P.E. with Mrs. Hall
Friday— Music with Mrs. Watts
Wish List Items:
*Make sure you are checking your child’s purple folder every night for notes or papers from school and/or special work your child has created, and please make sure they bring it everyday along with a snack.
Congratulations to Ms. Casey Rogers who has won the AFCEA STEM Teacher Scholarship and a grant of $1,000. The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) provides the grant to teachers who have earned their degree and are teaching STEM subjects in middle or high school. Ms.Rogers who is the chemistry teacher at Goochland High School was presented the prize check in her classroom on October 24, 2014. Congratulations!
The Trunk or Treat event on November 1st held 3:00 – 7:00 pm. This is an event the PTA is hosting and the YMCA will be helping us with it.
There is a $10 charge for cars(flat fee and admits all occupants in the car) involved in the trunk or trick circle. Cars should be decorated and have a supply of candy to pass out –the circle of cars will be located in the car rider area. Those that are only attending the event and not passing out candy will pay a $5.00 per person fee. All participates will wear a wristband and this will allow them to use bouncy houses, the hay maze, ride on the hay wagon, play games etc. Funnel cakes, caramel apples and drinks will be available for purchase.
This is the first ever trunk or treat at Byrd and will be a fund raiser as well as a school-wide event for our Byrd families. Consider how you can help/attend.
National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program. It’s an excellent way for everyone parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Designed to promote school bus safety, School Bus Safety Week is held during the third week in October each year.
The centerpiece of National School Bus Safety Week is the National SBSW Poster Contest. Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select art work that depicts school bus safety-related themes and encourages and promotes school bus safety. The winning posters are used to promote safe school transportation for everyone.
Please join us in expressing our gratitude to our exemplary drivers, mechanics, and other professionals who transport students safely every day. What an important part of our mission, to maximize the potential of every learner.
Report cards went out this week and the majority of my students did very well! On to marking period 2 and another successful nine weeks.
This week 8th grade students will explore the spookier aspects of literature as we enter the world of Edgar Allen Poe. They will also work on the following:
Enjoy Homecoming and have a great weekend!
Here is a copy of the 3 C’s of decision making.
Dear students, teachers, and staff,
Thank you so much for inviting me to speak at your school. I had a super fun time talking about bugs and other tiny things with all of you. You were all so attentive and respectful, and I was blown away by your eagerness to learn.
I am sorry we ran out of time before we got through everything you wanted to see. Thankfully, I am just down the road from you and I can stop by again sometime. Remember we have our blogs, Schoology, and email, and I can send a few more pictures your way. Dr. Hendron and I will also make sure all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have a copy of my book in their iBooks app.
I hope I have inspired many of you to take a closer look at what might be under your feet of hiding in your yard. Remember every living thing has a proper place on the planet, and has a purpose. Take good care of all of them.
Again, thank you for the invitation, and I hope to see you all again soon.
You must write down the problems, and then show all of your strategies.
Parent/ Teacher conferences are going to be held on Tuesday, November 4th from 11:00 – 7:00. The last available conference time available is 6:30. Also, a dinner break will be held from 5:00-5:30. A sign up sheet is available in the office. Please call 556-5321 to schedule a time to meet with us. If you are interested in conferencing about your child, we’d like parents to sign up with the reading teachers first. If you are concerned about other academic areas and need to meet with more than one teacher, please sign up for the same time slot for both teachers.
We look forward to seeing many of you on November 4th.
The Second Grade Teachers
Mrs. Tysinger’s Newsletter
October 27th – October 31st
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK INCLUDE:
*Introducing, writing, and doing activities with the letter Aa
**PLEASE SEND IN AN ITEM THAT BEGINS WITH /a/as in apple ON MONDAY FOR OUR LETTER OF THE WEEK ACTIVITIES.
*Tracking words (pointing to words) in sentences at the bottom of the page.
*Learning to read the following TRICK WORDS: is, can. Reviewing: look, at, a, my, I, the, this, see, like.
*Writing as “authors” in our Writing “Workshop”. We are writing a Math Counting Book this week!
*Having “Show and Tell” Wednesday (Boys) and Friday (Girls.)
*Working on NUMBER SENSE and doing activities with the numbers 0-10.
*Working on more/less and before/after.
*Creating even more fun patterns!
Working in our unit on Fall Celebrations. Our Book Character Day is Friday, October 31st. Please send your child’s costume to school in a bag. Your child’s costume must fit OVER your child’s regular clothes. Our Fall Celebration will be that afternoon at 2:30p.m.**Please NO masks or play weapons.
*EXPLORING REAL PUMPKINS!
*Doing activities in our unit on fall.
*Learning about BATS.
Encore Schedule for the week: Mon.= Art, Tues.= PE, Wed.=LIBRARY (Book Fair Shopping) Thurs.= PE, Fri.= MUSIC.
*Be sure to save and turn in your BOXTOP FOR EDUCATIONS labels!
*Your child will receive a GHOST with their name on it to go on our October Calendar if they can spell October (orally), and read the following words: look, at, a, my, I, the, this, see, like.
BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR A CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 4TH!
Homework for the Week
Monday: Practice identifying the letters/sounds for Nn,Mm,Cc,Aa,Ii,Oo,Uu,.
Draw a picture of your favorite Halloween song that we sing in class.
I did it! _______
Tuesday: Draw 2 pictures that begins with /a/ as in apple and 2 pictures that begins with /o/ as in octopus. Label your pictures with the sounds YOU hear for each word. *Parents: words do NOT have to be spelled correctly. We are just listening for sounds in words.
I did it! _______
Wednesday: Practice identifying the numbers 0-10 AND count from 0-30. Do each 3 times.
I did it! _______
Thursday: Draw a picture of what you are going to be for Halloween.
I did it! _______
**Check off each activity that you complete.
Be sure to bring in the “written work” you completed for me to see on FRIDAY.
Byrd Elementary School is starting an “Eagles Get Going!” team. We want to help our students to become mentally as well as physically stronger. We are starting a movement initiative that well run throughout the school year and in all grade levels. Students will have the opportunity to walk, run, hop, skip or dance around the track. As they accumulate the laps, students will receive a keychain and beads to represent the different milestones that they have achieved.
4 laps = 1 mile Students will earn a key chain.
12 laps = 3 miles Students will earn a red bead.
24 laps = 6 miles Students will earn an orange bead.
36 laps = 9 miles Students will earn a yellow bead.
52 laps = 13 miles Students will earn a green bead.
104 laps = 26 miles Students will earn a blue bead.
200 laps = 50 miles Students will earn a purple bead.
400 laps = 100 miles Students will earn a pink bead.
Individual student achievement will be displayed within the hallway. Check out your child movement success!
Report Cards will be coming home on Monday, October 27, 2014.
F.A.L.L. Festival will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the BES Gym.
BES PTA’s Trunk or Treat will be on Saturday, November 1, 2014
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 4, 2014 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please schedule your appointment now!
Farmer’s Market will be held on November 18, 2014.
Grandparent’s Day will be held on November 21, 2014.
There will be no school on November 26 to 28, 1024 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
It was great today to dialog with education professors about the dissertation I completed this year with my colleagues Angie, Shawnya, and Derrick here at the Carnegie Project in the Education Doctorate convening in St. Louis. Our presentation was well received and winning the dissertation award was a great honor!
Currently, I am using TPCAST in both my Middle School and High School students to reinforce deeper level reading skills and scaffold for the interpretation of poetry . The poems/song lyrics we are analyzing are “Someday Never Comes” by Creedence Clearwater (Middle School) and “I Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele (High School).
Title. Without reading the poem, what do you think it will be about?
Paraphrase. Next to each stanza, write the poem in your own, every day language.
Connotations: What meaning goes with (con) the language that is being used? Keep a close eye out for: Alliteration, allusion, diction, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm, simile, and the speaker. Make notes in the margin about the meaning of the language.
Attitude: What is the author’s tone? Make notes in the margin about this.
Shift: Look for shifts in tone, action, rhythm. Identify the shifts by highlighting them and make a note in the margin.
Theme: What does the poem mean? What is it saying about life?
Título. Sin leer el poema, ¿qué crees que va a ser?
Paráfrasis. Al lado de cada estrofa, escribir el poema en su propio lenguaje cotidiano.
Connotaciones: ¿Qué significado va con (con) el idioma que se está utilizando? Mantenga una estrecha vigilancia en cuenta: aliteración, la alusión, la dicción, las imágenes, las metáforas, la onomatopeya, la rima, el ritmo, el símil, y el orador. Tome notas en el margen sobre el significado de la lengua.
Actitud: ¿Cuál es el tono del autor? Tome notas en el margen de esto.
Shift: Busque cambios de tono, acción, ritmo. Identificar los cambios marcándolos y hacer una nota en el margen.
Tema: ¿Qué hace el poema significa? ¿Qué dice acerca de la vida?
Here is a great resource to create stories!
Oh, no! We are all out of time! All PTA Reflections Works are Due Tomorrow! Yes, you heard me; Tomorrow! Don’t Forget! Be Creative. For More information on the rules and the theme, click HERE!
What can you do with a pumpkin?
My grade 3/4 group came up with dozens of ideas. Among my favorites . . .