Dawkins’ First Week Update – September 1, 2018

Hello Families,

It was a wonderful and busy first week of school!

A quick look at some of the highlights from our week:

Monday  – Transition Day!

  • 4th grade and new to our school students attended
  • Rotate classroom to meet all 4/5 teachers and to go over some important information
  • Chocolate chips and milk! 

Tuesday  – Our official first day with everyone.

  • Math class
  • Band with Mr. Kilgore
  • On-Demand Narrative Writing
  • Becoming POWERFUL readers
  • Science: An Introduction to learning about Mixtures & Solutions


  • 4th & 5th Meeting (all classes): Learning about Zones of Regulation & Calm Spaces
  • Music & Movement with Miss O
  • Introduction to Reading Workshop & Reading INTENSELY
  • More chemistry!




  • An introduction to how we will run Morning Meeting in our classroom
  • Preparing for leading the 4/5 classrooms and morning meeting!
  • Genius Hour
  • Strings with Mr. Blaeur




  • Read! (we’ll introduce a home reading log next week)


  • I created a digital permission slip I’d like for you to fill out. I have collected 21 out of 26 responses.   Online Forms
  • I will post highlights on our class Instagram account. This is a private account and only people that I approve can view our class photos. Please be sure to fill out this permission slip so that I know if I can post photos of your child to our account. I would love for you to follow it. You can find it by searching: Mrs. Dawkins’ Class Instagram Account

Classroom Needs:

  • Volunteers: let me know if you want to help in our classroom (reading with children, putting together projects, correcting, copies, the list goes on!)


  • I will be putting together the list of those that have indicated that they would like to volunteer this weekend.


Upcoming Events:  

  • No School on Monday, Sept. 3
  • School day on Friday, Sept. 7

Enjoy your holiday weekend!