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Classroom Connections for the week of Feb. 11th

READING
Story: Review Week
Skills: Synonyms, Antonyms and 
Homonyms

MATH  
We finished Chapter 6 3-digit subtraction and addition and took  a pre-test for Chapter 7 Time and Money.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued our study of Asia.
STORIES/SAYING
Goldilocks and Just One Bear
The Magic Paintbrush  (Asia)
The Nightingale  (Asia)
STEM
We tested marble mazes!  In addition we had MakerSpace with Mr. Dunbar.  The students worked in teams to make the Great Wall of China!

RAK
We made Valentines day cards for Kindergarten and first grade friends.  At lunch on Valentine's Day the students each sat with either a kinder or a 1st grader!!!  :)
 
OTHER NEWS:
1. PLEASE continue practicing math fact fluency at home!!!!!

2.Thank you for attending Parent/Student Teacher Conferences!

3. Thank you Amanda Leonard for organizing our class V-day party.  Also a shout out of thanks to the party volunteers!!!
Thank you classroom volunteers!!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Classroom Connections for the week of Feb. 4th

READING
Story: Frogs - Non-fiction
Skills: Diphthongs ow and ow, word structure, compare and contrast
MATH  
We continued Chapter 6 3-digit subtraction and addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued our study of Asia.
STORIES/SAYING
The Blind Men and the Elephant (Asia- poem)
100 Day Worries
STEM
We continued working on our marble mazes

RAK
The students presented their "Courage" projects to the class.

We also talked about February's core virtues "Honesty and Justice".
 
OTHER NEWS:
1.  PLEASE practice math fact fluency at home!!!!!

2. I look forward to meeting with you and your child at Parent Teacher Conferences!
3.  Please bring in a cereal box or shoe box by 2/13.  The students will be making Valentine Collection boxes during their party.
4. 2/14 - We will have Valentines Day party 10:15-11:15 focusing on STEM activities and handing out Valentines.  Per Jeffco policy please do not send in candy or treats for the class or with your child's Valentines.
5.Thank you to everyone who donated to RMAE's   Random Acts of Kindness project providing food for ECHO!
Our class goal is to collect 200 cans of vegetables!!!   We collected 143!!!!
 
Thank you classroom volunteers!!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Classroom Connections for the Week of Jan. 28th

READING
Story: 
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin- 
Expository Non-fiction
Skills: vowels oo and u, context clues, fact and opinion
MATH  
We  began Chapter 6 3-digit subtraction and addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We began our our study of Asia.
STORIES/SAYING
The Great Show and Tell Disaster
In Hot Water
Author's Chair: Caroline and Katriel

RAK
We continued to talk about our Core Virtue of the month "Courage." The students continued their "Courage" project. 

 
OTHER NEWS:
1.  We will be sending home a 100th day project activity. The kids are asked to collect 100 items of something and put them in a bag ( you can use a brown paper bag). Then write three clues about their item.  These are due back on Tuesday!
 It will be in your child's Friday Folder 

2.  Thank you for signing up for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Please bring your student as they will be guiding part of the conference! 
3.  Please bring in a cereal box or shoe box by 2/13.  The students will be making Valentine Collection boxes during their party.
4. 2/14 - We will have a short one hour Valentines Day party 10:15-11:15 focusing on STEM activities and handing out Valentines.  A class roster will be placed in your child's homework folder on Monday.  Per Jeffco policy please do not send in candy or treats for the class or with your child's Valentines.
5.Thank you to those who have already donated to RMAE's   Random Acts of Kindness project providing food for ECHO!
Our class goal is to collect 200 cans of vegetables!!!
   We currently have 69. 
Items are due by 2/4.  Keep up the good work!
Thank you classroom volunteers!!  Have a wonderful weekend!



Classroom Connections for the Week of Jan. 22nd

READING
Story: The Quilt Story- Realistic Fiction
Skills: Compare and contrast, C + le endings
, story structure
MATH  
We finished Chapter 5- Two digit subtraction.  We will begin 3-digit subtraction and addition.

SCIENCE
We finished our science unit on Simple Machines. We will begin our study of Asia Monday
STORIES
Duck on a Bike
Hula Hoopin Queen

RAK
We continued to talk about our Core Virtue of the month "Courage." The students began their "Courage project. 

Played "Hot Seat"

OTHER NEWS:

1.  Thank you for signing up for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Please bring your student as they will be guiding part of the conference! 
2. 2/12 - Arvada Center Field Trip - please sign online permission form

3. 2/14 - We will have a short one hour Valentines Day party 10:15-11:15 focusing on STEM activities and handing out Valentines.  A class roster will be placed in your child's homework folder on Monday.  Per Jeffco policy please do not send in candy or treats for the class or with your child's Valentines.

4.
RMAE is launching a Random Acts of Kindness project to provide food for ECHO!
Our class goal is to collect 200 cans of vegetables!!! 
(This averages out to 9 cans/kid!) Kids may bring cans from home, however this is a good opportunity for them to work for this accomplishment and feel good about their helping others! Therefore, kids are encouraged to be creative in how they collect these cans! Ideas include doing chores to earn money to buy them and asking other family members/neighbors to donate! 
 
Items are due by 2/4.
Thank you classroom volunteers!!  Have a wonderful weekend!





Classroom Connections for the week of Jan. 14th:
READING
Story: A Weed is a Flower- Life of George Washington Carver (Biography)
Skills:
Comparative Endings, Cause and Effect
MATH  
We continued Chapter 5- Two digit subtraction.  Our chapter test will be next Thursday.

SCIENCE
We continued our science unit on Simple Machines.
STORIES
MLK
The Web Files
The Tallest of Smalls (RAK)

RAK
We talked and watched videos about our Core Virtue of the month "Courage." The students will begin a "Courage project next week!  

OTHER NEWS:

1.  Parent Teacher Conferences will be Feb. 12th and 13th.  I will be w
orking on the times this 
weekend.  Sorry for the delay! Please look for sign-up details next week.

2. Please, please, please check your child's math homework each night to ensure it gets done and they understand the concept.  We are doing two-digit subtraction with regrouping and it can be very confusing for some.  I have been seeing a lot of kids not bring their homework in or bring it in and it's not done.  This is a true partnership for this math unit.  Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a wonderful three day weekend!




Classroom Connections for the Week of Jan. 7th
READING
Story: Rosa and Blanco (Realistic Fiction)
Skills: Predict, Theme and plot, Long i- ie, igh and y
MATH  
We continued Chapter 5 Two digit Subtraction.

SCIENCE
We finished our unit on Human Body and began Simple Machines
STORIES
We read a Christmas Carol
Squirrel's New Year's Resolution

RAK
We watches a RAK video that was filmed at RMAE...
Talked about our Feb. community service RAK project...
Played "H
ot Seat"


OTHER NEWS:
1.  Your child's report card was sent home in their Friday Folder.

2.  We will be having a Field Trip to the Arvada Center on Feb. 12th.    I will be sending a separate email with the Permission slip link following this email! I will not be needing any chaperones.

3.  Parent Teacher Conferences will be Feb. 12th and 13th.  Please look for sign-up details next week.

4. Please, please, please check your child's math homework each night to ensure it gets done and they understand the concept.  We are doing two-digit subtraction with regrouping and it can be very confusing for some.  I have been seeing a lot of kids not bring their homework in or bring it in and it's not done.  This is a true partnership for this math unit.  Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!



Newsletter for the week of Dec. 17th

Hello everyone!  We had a fun filled week of holiday activities.  Thank you to Tiffani Packer (Kaia's mom) for an awesome winter holiday party!  The kids were still talking about it the next day!
THANK YOU so much for my teacher gifts!  Love the flowers and the Amazon gift card!  Individual thank yous will be coming home after the break!
I wish you all a wonderful, safe and relaxing holiday season!  See you in 2019!



Classroom Connections:

READING
Story: Anansi Goes Fishing
Skills: Plurals, Cause and Effect, Compound words

MATH
We finished Chapter 4 Two digit Addition and began Chapter 5 Two-digit Subtraction

SCIENCE
We began our unit study of the Human Body.

STEM
The kids were given a set amount of time to build the longest paper chain. We will use them for decorating the classroom!

RAK

The kids watched various clips on what kindness looks like. Then they were asked to write about how they could light up the world with kindness. They wrote their responses on a "Christmas Light" and are displayed on their cubbies for all to see!

STORIES
Click Clack HO HO HO
Anansi

Additional Information:
1. Don't forget to have your child bring in their "Secret Snowman" book by Monday! Thanks!
2. The Holiday K-2 music concert is on Monday at 2:15.
3. Winter Party is on Tuesday the 18th.
4. PJ's can be worn on Wednesday the 19th
5. No School on Thursday the 20th- Teacher In-service Day

Thank you classroom volunteers!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


Classroom Connections for the week of Dec. 3rd

READING

Story: Dear Juno
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions and visualize, Long o- ow, oa

MATH

We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We finished the War of 1812.

STEM

The students had to build the tallest snowman out of marshmallows, sticks and straws!
PLT
We worked with our 6th grade buddies on our water conservation investigation for Project Learning Tree. The students teamed up to determine how many and type of sinks/faucets/toilets we have and whether or not they leaked.

SAYINGS

Easier Said than done

STORIES
Mooseltoe
Ants Day off
Sneezy the Snowman

Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!




Classroom Connections for the Week of Nov. 26th

READING
Story: Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long e- ee,ew,y
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We began the War of 1812.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
SAYINGS:
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Don't Cry over spilled milk
Cold Feet
STORIES:
Yesterday I had the blues
The Fisherman and his wife
Evie & Margie
Beverly Billingsly takes a bow
Additional News
1.  CogAT scores are in your child's Friday Folder
2. Winter party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Stay tuned for details!
3. On Wed. Dec. 19th our class will be having a Secret Snowman book exchange.  I will be sending more details home in your child's homework folder  
4. Also on Wed. Dec. 19th we will be having a  PJ/Polar Express party!
5. Scholastic book orders are due by Dev 7th.  This is a great way to buy Christmas presents for your child, nieces and nephews AND for the secret snowman book exchange!
Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a great weekend!


Classroom Connections for the Week of Nov. 12th

READING
Story: A Turkey for Thanksgiving/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long a- ai,ay
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.
SO
CIAL STUDIES
We finished Westward Expansion and will begin the War of 1812 after break.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
The Buffalo Hunter
Various Pioneer Stories
RAK heart activity stories

Additional News
1.  Winter MAPS testing will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27th and Wednesday Nov.28th.
 
2. BOOK FAIR is coming!!!!!
RMAE 2018 Book Fair Hours

 

 

Monday, November 27th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 28th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 29th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

3.  Again...THANK YOU to all for making Pioneer Day a HUGE success!

Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a safe and wonderful holiday!




Classroom Connections for the Week of Nov. 5th:

READING
Story: The Bremen Town Musicians/ Fairy Tale
Skills: Plurals, Author's Purpose, Story Structure
MATH  
We finished Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships and started Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued 
Westward Expansion.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
 The Dot
RAK stories
Westward Expansion Stories

Additional News

1. Order Scholastic Books!  Deadline will be this Friday, Nov. 16th.

2. Friday, Nov. 16th is PJ and bring your stuffy to school day!  The kids earned their last "Mr. Potato Head" piece.  They voted on what the class reward would be.

3. Pioneer Day will be on Thursday, Nov. 15th from 9:00-11:15. This event is designed to celebrate the conclusion of our study of Westward Expansion.The students should dress up as if they were living in colonial times.They will be participating in many activities that morning from making butter and eating pancakes to square dancing. 
4. BOOK FAIR is coming!!!!!
RMAE 2018 Book Fair Hours

Monday, November 27th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 28th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 29th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

 

 

5. THANK YOU TO WHITNEY GOIN  for planning our Fall Party!!!  Thank you to all of those who volunteered for the party!




Classroom Connections:

READING
Review week and spooky activities!
MATH  
We continued Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued 
Westward Expansion.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
Beauty and the Beast
Spooky tales
Story of Sequoyah

Additional News
1.  Pioneer Day will be on 
Thursday, Nov. 15th from 9:00-11:15. This event is designed to celebrate the conclusion of our study of Westward Expansion.  The students should dress up as if they were living in colonial times.  They will be participating in many activities that morning from making butter and eating pancakes to square dancing. Please stay tuned for an email from Megan Fuse with needs to make that day successful!
2. BOOK FAIR is coming!!!!!
RMAE 2018 Book Fair Hours

 

Monday, November 27th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 28th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 29th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend



Classroom Connections:
READING
Story: Turtle's Race with Beaver- Genre: Folktale
Skills: r-Controlled vowels, sequence and summarize
MATH  We continued Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
 We began and finished Tall Tales and began Westward Expansion on Friday

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
Paul Bunyan
Pecos Bill
John Henry
Casey Jones
Continued talking about our core virtue Perseverance

Additional News
1. Trunk or Treat is tonight!  4:30-6:30!
2.  Halloween Party is Wednesday at 10:15.  Parade will in the circle at 2:40.
3.  Pioneer Day will be on Thursday, Nov. 15th from 9:00-11:15. Stay tuned for details
4. No Homework next week!  Please have your child read..
5. Report cards are in your students Friday Folder.
Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend


Week of Oct. 22nd

READING
Story: Ronald Morgan goes to Bat- Genre Realistic Fiction
Skills: COntractions, Realism and Fantasy, Prior Knowledge
MATH  We continued Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We finished our science unit on  "Life Cycles".  We will begin Westward Expansion on Monday

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
The Blind Hunter
Continued talking about our core virtue Perseverance

Additional News
1. Field Day was a blast!  You will have very tired kids tonight!
2.  My Website is up and running!  Let me know if you need information on how to navigate it!

Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend!




Week of Oct. 11th


Our classroom happenings...
READING
Review week :)
MATH
We finished Chapter 2- Numbers to 1000 and began Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued our science unit on  "Life Cycles".

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
Don't Judge a book by it's cover
Peter Pan
Talked about our core virtue Perseverance

Additional News
1. Thank you to Mr. Johns (Caroline's dad) and Mrs. Jensen (Evelyn's mom) for chaperoning our field trip to the Butterfly Pavilion!
2. Thank you for attending Parent/Student/Teacher conferences!  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
3. Congratulations to all 2nd grade Spelling Bee participants, Katriel Boyle, Oliver Fuse, Carter Goin, Aven Pintar Leni Schaub and Molly Waldron!  An extra congratulations to Carter for making it to the final round!  Carter gave it his best shot and was competition for the other finalist... a 5th grader!!!!
4.  "Take Two "for Field Day will be Friday.   Please send your child in any red t-shirt, comfortable bottoms and tennis shoes.
Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
READING
Story: Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long e- ee,ew,y
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We began the War of 1812.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
SAYINGS:
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Don't Cry over spilled milk
Cold Feet
STORIES:
Yesterday I had the blues
The Fisherman and his wife
Evie & Margie
Beverly Billingsly takes a bow


Additional News
1.  CogAT scores are in your child's Friday Folder
2. Winter party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Stay tuned for details!
3. On Wed. Dec. 19th our class will be having a Secret Snowman book exchange.  I will be sending more details home in your child's homework folder  
4. Also on Wed. Dec. 19th we will be having a  PJ/Polar Express party!
5. Scholastic book orders are due by Dev 7th.  This is a great way to buy Christmas presents for your child, nieces and nephews AND for the secret snowman book exchange!

Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a great weekend!
READING
Story: Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long e- ee,ew,y
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We began the War of 1812.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
SAYINGS:
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Don't Cry over spilled milk
Cold Feet
STORIES:
Yesterday I had the blues
The Fisherman and his wife
Evie & Margie
Beverly Billingsly takes a bow


Additional News
1.  CogAT scores are in your child's Friday Folder
2. Winter party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Stay tuned for details!
3. On Wed. Dec. 19th our class will be having a Secret Snowman book exchange.  I will be sending more details home in your child's homework folder  
4. Also on Wed. Dec. 19th we will be having a  PJ/Polar Express party!
5. Scholastic book orders are due by Dev 7th.  This is a great way to buy Christmas presents for your child, nieces and nephews AND for the secret snowman book exchange!

Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a great weekend!
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