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PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening)
                   Mid-Year Range Testing

During the first part of this week, the PALS screening tool will be administered in the first and second grade classroom.  It is a research-based reading assessment for classroom teachers to use with students in the lower grades.  It is designed to help teachers identify students who are struggling in basic reading skills and to offer specific information to guide instruction according to students' literacy needs.  
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         School Chapel Service              
             January 29, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29, the school children will gather in the church for our monthly chapel service.  Envelopes will be sent home if your child would like to give an offering for missions. The worship service begins at 8:10 a.m.  All are welcome to attend!



                 VOCABULARY PROGRAM!
              Animals of an Arctic Habitat

                 January 27          Dall sheep               Mykaela    

                 January 28           harp seal                Aubryn     
                 January 29          snowy owl               Joscalyn
                 January 30          moose                     Brandon          


We are using WORD A DAY 2019-20 in our classroom.  Please expect a blue cloth bag containing a writing journal and dictionary to arrive at your home this month!  Clipped to the journal will be a coconut or tropical flower naming your child's word of the day.  Using the dictionary provided or the Internet, please assist your child in defining his/her word in the journal provided.  Also, encourage your child make a picture at the top of the writing page.  It may be sketched or printed from the Internet, if you would like.  
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                Math Wheel Fun!
                  January 27-31

This week the second grade will be practicing the addition and subtraction facts for 2-7. Please practice these facts on the math wheels with your child TWO times this week. Thanks for your help!

Practice Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Practice Time: 5 minutes


Halftime Fun!

On Friday, January 31, K-2 will provide special halftime entertainment during the BBoys basketball game.  As part of their gym class, the children have learned a special routine to share with us!  Mrs. Randall would like the children to start gathering at approximately 5:45 p.m. in the hallway near the pop machine.  If possible, encourage your child to sport a red shirt or Rocket apparel and wear his/her gym shoes. Please look for your child's gym shoes on the floor under the backpack hooks. We hope everyone will be able to attend!..More Information

Book It!  

Book-It, a reading incentive program through Pizza Hut, begins during the month of October and will continue through the month of March.  Please encourage your child to read 20 minutes, five times each week. JANUARY'S READING CALENDAR WILL BE SENT HOME IN YOUR CHILD'S TAKE HOME FOLDER on THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020. 

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