Saturday, October 29, 2016

Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. You can go to this website and find my class to see available times.

Also, Monday is Library and the Halloween Parade (2:20). Don't forget your child's costume and goodies for our party. 

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Don't forget! Picture Day is tomorrow! If you have a Lifetouch form, please send it with your child in his/her G.O. Book! I can't wait to see all the amazing smiles!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Don't forget! Open House is tomorrow from 6-7:30. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Harris Happenings
Week of October 3rd

I can’t believe it’s October already! Happy Fall!

School and Classroom Procedures:
This week, we will be implementing a clip chart individual behavior system. More information will be coming on Tuesday.  Students in Room 8 have done an excellent job practicing our fire drill and lockdown drill procedures.

Math: This week we will continue to learn about Addition Strategies. We will be working with addition word problems. We also practice counting in Morning Meeting. Please have your child practice counting by 1’s and 10’s to 120. We also practice counting by 5’s, counting by 2’s and counting backwards from 20. I hope the Homework Helpers papers will help you to better understand the Common Core Math practices that your child is learning in school.

Listening & Learning: We continue to learn about the Human Body. Your child has learned about the Skeletal, Muscular, Digestive, Circulatory, and Nervous systems. We will be starting a poster project this week!

Skills Reading: We will continue to switch classes for Skills Reading. Your child will be coming home with a Reading Folder very soon with more details on daily reading practice and skills.

Intervention: We will begin Intervention (R.T.I.) this week. Students may receive Guided Reading, AIS Math or AIS Reading during this time.

Writer’s Workshop: Students have really enjoyed the beginning of Writer’s Workshop. We have been learning about Spelling Strategies (stretching our sounds, using the Word Wall, using an Alphabet Chart, using word patterns). This week, we will be learning how to edit our writing pieces.

Important Dates:
Wednesday, October 5th is Early Release Day at 1:30. We do not have snack on E.R. Days.
Monday, October 10th is Columbus Day. We have no school.

I keep seeing a lot of toys making their way in students’ backpacks. PLEASE do not allow your child to bring toys to school. This includes stuffed animals, sports equipment, dolls, trinkets, etc. I will begin taking toys if I see them. We will have days when we will share and bring things from home, but unless specified, they aren’t permitted. It is very important that this expectation is followed because students will feel very sad if their toys are taken away.

Please remember to check the snack calendar for your child’s snack day. We have had several students forget and were unable to have snack that day. Donations of extra snack are always appreciated in case a child forgets.

Don’t forget to check out my blog at I post reminders and other classroom news periodically. Here’s to another great week of school in Room 8! Feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns.
We have library tomorrow!!!