Mrs. Dawkins’ Class News – Sept. 7, 2018

Good Afternoon,

This week:


  • We continued personal narratives
  • Writers learned to Dreaming the Dream of the story
  • Editing for punctuation, complete sentences, and fluency
  • Telling the story from the INSIDE – the perspective of the character in the story


  • Writing well about reading
  • Building stamina
  • Chooses just right books
  • Scholastic News – Hawaii Lava and its impact


  • Observing salt crystals that we created from evaporating salt water
  • Develop a procedure to separate a dry mixture of salt, powder and gravel.


  • By Monday, you should have received an email from your child’s math teacher.

Genius Hour

  • A wonderful opportunity to foster curious minds.
  • Ask your child what they researched…some were quite interesting!

Tie Dye

  • We will be tie dying our t-shirts on Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 am.
  • Let me know if you can volunteer.
  • Thanks for the $5 contribution toward the cost of the shirts and dye.

Zones of Regulation

  • This year we are working on helping each child to have a visual representation of their emotions.
  • We are developing ways to understand, recognize, monitor, and control our responses to what we feel.

Instagram Postings

  • Here is the link to our private classroom Instagram. 
  • If you have a name that I might not recognize, please let me know so I will accept your request.
  • I’ll be posting our Crazy Hair soon!