Weekly News for the week of: December 15, 2014
1. We change up our OWL Binder and Homework routines this week. Each Monday, your child will receive a Homework Packet that can be completed during the week. It is due on Fridays. The cover sheet to these Homework Packets will be this Weekly Newsletter. Also, weekly reading logs are now being replaced with a nightly reading log sheet that has a specific activity related to it. Sometimes children will write about a book they read, sometimes they may write their list of spelling words, etc.
2. Thank you to ALL families donating a $10 gift card to our class from EAI Education GIFT CARD for the Chair Pockets seen below. If you would like to donate funds toward your child's Chair Pocket, please click on the link above to send a gift card to Mrs. Dunaway at her school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Seat Pockets will be purchased over Winter Break and be waiting for the children when they return in January. :)
2. Here are this week's Rainbow and Spelling Words. Words for Spelling tests must be spelled correctly, with neat handwriting and no letter reversals. Rainbow Words must each be read within two seconds to get full credit.
Dates to Remember
Monday, December 15 - NO early release. DISMISSAL AT 2:45 PM.
Monday, December 15 - Mrs. Dunaway will have a sub. This week the district had to fix a glitch with our report cards and ended up deleting ALL of the report card scores, including first quarter grades. :(
Antelope teachers are being given a sub day to redo all of the report cards. I was hoping to get them home to you before Friday, but that doesn't look possible now. :(
Friday, December 19 - Report Cards come home, Pajama Day, Last Day before Winter Break, Early Release Dismissal at 1:50 pm.
December Reading Logs
We will now have nightly logs which will be checked each morning. Please list the three books or chapters your child reads each night. Don't forget to write in the total number of minutes read as well as a parent signature.
1. Brown Grocery Bags, brought in before Dec. 19, so the kids have something to bring all of their December crafts home in on our last day. :)
Each Friday, wear the color of the month to show your school spirit and positive character!
Aug./Sept......PURPLE for Citizenship
October........ORANGE for Fairness
Nov./Dec. .....YELLOW for Respect
Jan./Feb........RED for Caring
March/April..GREEN for Responsibility
May/June.......BLUE for Trustworthiness