October 21, 2017

Room 12 News – December 7, 2014

It looks like we might get in a FULL week of school this upcoming week.  This has been a crazy couple of weeks weather wise and lots of illnesses too!

 
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR:  This week the Corbett Grade School will be having a book fair.  Kids will have an opportunity to purchase some great books and our school earns money to buy more for our classrooms.  Stop by and check it out.
PROGRESS REPORTS– Progress were sent home on Wednesday, December 3. Please let me know if you did not receive  your child’s progress report or if you have any questions or concerns.
PARENT PICKUP REMINDER–In order to ensure the safety of all students, at the regular pick up time, students are to be picked up curbside, at a pre-arranged designated pick up spot, or at the office–please do not wait outside the classroom door.  Outside of regular arrival/dismissal times, all parents need to go through the office and sign your student in or out.  Thanks for your help following procedure and keeping our students safe!
GORGE STUDIES–After reading, researching, and learning a lot about the leaders of the Corp of Discovery Expedition, we will continue this week with learning about how they prepare for such a trip.  Packing up to be gone over two years can’t be easy!
WRITING–  We will begin our Informational Writing unit on Monday, during which we will learn important strategies for writing and organizing informational books.
READING–Starting Monday we will begin reading a variety of Lewis and Clark novels in small groups during our reading time in class.  Students will spend time reading their novel independently, as well as reading, discussing, and exploring the themes, vocabulary, setting, and characters with their small group.
WORD STUDY– We continued with word study this past week.  About 20 kids have high frequency words that were sent home on Wednesday, December 3. They will be tested on those words on Wednesday, December 10.  Students are responsible for practicing high frequency words at home.
Words Their Way lists are given on Monday and assessed on Thursdays.  We do practice these words each day at school.  These list have a pattern or rule that they follow.
READING LOGS–Please make sure your student fills out their Weekly Reading log and returns it to school on Monday!
WINTER CELEBRATION– On Thursday, December 18 we will spend the afternoon watching a holiday movie.  We will vote on the movie on Monday.  Hopefully they choose a G movie, but often it is a PG movie which will require permission. More to follow.    We will also have popcorn and juice for the show.  I have lots of popcorn, but would love some donations of juice (apple, cranberry) or clear soda (7-up, Sprite, or ginger ale).
ART – Each day we for the past week we have created some sort of snowman. Next week we will continue with more snowman and  a few snowflakes!  On Wednesday afternoon we will be making a favorite – GIANT SNOWFLAKES!  If you can help out from 2:45 pm until the end of the school day, please join us! There is a lot of cutting, folding, stapling and hanging involved.
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the things listed in this email, or anything else about school!
Michelle
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Scholastic Book Fair – December 8 – 11
Thursday, December 18th–Winter Celebration in class
Friday, December 19th through Sunday, January 4th – Winter Break
Monday, January 5th–School Resumes, First Day of 2015!
Michelle Dawkins About Michelle Dawkins

My husband and I have lived in Corbett since 1983 and I have taught at Corbett Grade School since 1994. Chris and I loved having our children grow up in the community of Corbett. They both received a great education and made many life long friends while attending school here. Both Steph and Joe graduated from Corbett. Joe is a graduate of Oregon State University and Steph has graduated from Linfield College and completed her MBA at University of Tennessee. Chris and I are extremely proud of our children! Both are enjoying life and share our love of nature.

"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~Rachel Carson