Welcome to Room 201

Welcome to the room 201 webpage.... 

How is it October already?! 

Fall Conferences are coming up on Tuesday, October 17 in the evening and Wednesday, October 18th during the daytime.  My Tuesday evening is booked, but I have openings throughout the day on Wednesday.  Conference Confirmation notes went home on Wednesday, October 4th. If the time scheduled no longer works for your family, please contact me and we'll work out another time. 

Reminder- there is NO SCHOOL Wednesday, Octover 18 through Friday, October 20th.  

End of Quarter 1 is on Wednesday, November 1st.  There is NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 2 or Friday, November 3.  

Dream Box.... did you get the information from your child regarding our new online math support program?  Students seem to really enjoy this learning program.  It adjusts to each child's ongoing learning.  Families have access to this at home.  If you have not seen the info sheet with Loring log in information, please contact me for another copy.  

Homework packets for Literacy have gone home.  Please support and encourage your child to read 20 minutes daily and then use the written response logs to write about and react to their reading. As we build this routine, I'll be looking for 4 written responses turned in by Thursday of each week.  I remind students throughout the week to get their written response forms from our Literacy Folder so they are prepared to complete homework.  It is their repsonsibilty to get those forms and return them.  Students meeting the goal of 4 responsoes will be invited to a lunch bunch in the classroom on Thursdays. 

Regarding math..... I will not be sending home math homework sheets/packets as a class.  There are several skills families can work on with their students to build number sense and math skills. I will be addressing individuals and their math practice needs at conferences in a couple of weeks. 

* Practice addtion and math facts from 1-20.  Students developing automaticity with these skills have an easier time as math problems become more complex. 

* Practice telling time on an analog clock... they still need to know this skill in a digital world. 

* Skip count with your child. Count by 2s, 3s, 5s or 10s.  Need more of a challenge?  Try 6s....7s....9s.  This builds number sense and helps them with their multiplication facts. (this is coming!) 

* Ask real life story problems.  Like:  There are 5 of us that want a DQ treat.  We have $20 to spend.  What is the most each person can spend if we spend evenly?  Does that include tax?  What is a "tax"?  (Now you are working on economics too! ) 

* Cooking is a great way to expose kids to measurements.  Is 1/2 more or less than 1/4?  Which is bigger?- a teaspoon or a table spoon.   How many pints in a quart? quarts in a gallon?  

* Elapsed Time.... .  "If it is 4:30 now and we need to leave in 1 1/2 hours, what time do we need to leave?  


Please feel free to stop in or call anytime with questions or concerns.  I believe in team work between home and family for student success.  

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PDF Written Response template- Fiction and NonFiction   --  templates for students to use in response to their reading at home.