• Weekly News

    Posted by A. Garner on 3/25/2014 12:01:00 PM


    Weekly News

    3/24-3/28

    Spring Picture Day is March 26! 

    Still Looking for items to help keep our classroom going for the last quarter- yellow highlighters, double-sided tape, paper towels & coffee filters

    Collecting BoxTops! Send in your collection of BoxTops to help our School earn money!

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  • Weekly News 3/31/14-4/4/14

    Posted by A. Garner on 3/31/2014 3:02:10 PM


    Math- We will continue working on composing numbers with 2 and 3 addends, working on combinations to equal 10 and focus on key words within story problems to help us decide whether to use addition or subtraction.  Finding the missing addend  (key words for addition: in all, all together subtraction: how many are left, left over)

    Science- We will start our Rocks and Minerals Unit, with a walking field trip to the Colburn Earth Science Museum on Wednesday.

    Writing- We will be writing reviews, opinions and persuasive pieces. Some might make  ‘commercial’ piece to try to persuade others to do something (play this video game, go to this restaurant, see this movie)! I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

    Spring Break???- Oh yea! Spring Break (non-student days) April 14—18

    Our Spring Book Fair is just around the corner: Friday, April 25th to Thursday, May 1.  Anyone interested in volunteering to help set up or help with sales, please contact Ms. Crystal at crystal.hendrix@asheville.k12.nc.us.

    Special Thanks to Ella’s mom (Katy) and Sasha’s mom (Stacey) for getting our kids in the garden every Friday from 10-11~!

    Walking Wednesday

    04/02/147:30am - 7:50am

    The IDES Green Team is building up a Walking Wednesdays program,

     in which students parents, and teachers all walk to school on the first Wednesday of the

    Month.  This is one aspect of our participation in the Safe Routes to School program. 

    Our next Walking Wednesday will be onApril 2nd.  We will meet in 2 locations- the old

     Dickson campus on Hill Street and the corner store on Montford & Cullowhee.  

    We meet at 7:30, start walking at 7:40, and arrive at school at 7:50. Please join us!

    Below is the homework calendar, taken from our classroom newsletter!

    Hit View- to see the entire chart. 

    Monday (Computer Lab)

    Tuesday (Library or Guidance)

    Wednesday (ART)

    Thursday (PE)

    Friday (MUSIC)

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -  Add 3 numbers (try to make a sum of 10 first, then add the third addend) 6+4+1=__

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder:-  Unknown Numbers/True & False

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    No Math Homework

    Field Trip To Colburn Earth Science Museum

    Walking Wednesday!

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder:- Add 2 numbers with counters in ten frames. Subtract numbers with counters in ten frames

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Early Dismissal at 12:00

    Math Homework due

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  • Poetry in your Pocket

    Posted by A. Garner on 4/4/2014 1:10:19 PM


     Thursday, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day, which is basically a day you carry a poem you love in your pocket and share it with others.  

    Bring a poem to read on
    Thursday, April 24 between
    6:00pm and 7:30pm.  Share
    your poem and receive a
    free kid's scoop. 

    Pick a poem and put it in your pocket and hop over to the HOP (merrimon location)
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  • Weekly News 4-7-14 to 4-11-14

    Posted by A. Garner on 4/7/2014 12:38:49 PM


    Math- We will continue working on composing numbers with 2 and 3 addends, working on combinations to equal 10 and focus on key words within story problems to help us decide whether to use addition or subtraction.  Finding the missing addend  (key words for addition: in all, all together subtraction: how many are left, left over)

    Science- We will continue Rocks and Minerals Unit,

    Writing- We will be writing reviews, opinions and persuasive pieces. Some might make  ‘commercial’ piece to try to persuade others to do something (play this video game, go to this restaurant, see this movie, read this book, play on this website)! 

    Spring Break???- Oh yea! Spring Break (non-student days) April 14—18

    -Our Spring Book Fair is just around the corner: Friday, April 25thto Thursday, May 1.  Anyone interested in volunteering to help set up or help with sales, please contact Ms. Crystal at crystal.hendrix@asheville.k12.nc.us.

    Monday (Computer Lab)

    Tuesday (Library or Guidance)

    Wednesday (ART)

    Thursday (PE)

    Friday (MUSIC)

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -  telling time review (to the half hour, and hour)

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder:-  Fraction Review and Adding three numbers

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder:-  Solve for the missing part (use mystery box)

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder:-  Adding 3 Numbers  

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    ~Report Cards go home- please sign envelope & return envelope only

    Field Trip 

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  • Famous Picture Book Author is Coming to Malaprops

    Posted by A. Garner on 4/7/2014 4:07:25 PM


    Hey families-
    I just wanted to let you know that a wonderful children’s picture book author is going to be at Malaprops at 3pm on Saturday, April 19th
    The author is Tad Hills and he'll be reading from his newest Duck and Goose book. ….he’s a pretty big deal. Hope you can make it!  Check out-
    Duck and Goose  duck_duck_goose02
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  • Important and FUN events in May

    Posted by A. Garner on 5/1/2014 4:04:56 PM


    May Dates to keep in mind:

    May 1- May Day Celebration

    May 2- Author Skype Session- Dress like your favorite character (Shark, Spider, Dinosaur, Cat , Unicorn, Goat, Cheetah, Brown, black Bird, or a Kidwith green t-shirt and yellowish flower tie (skunk hat 

    optional)

    May 5- Field Trip  (partnered with Mr. Royer’s Class 9-2pm)

    May 20 Experience Dickson Night (everyone is welcome) 5:30-7:00

    May  26- Early Dismissal at  12:00pm

    May 27 OR 28 - field trip 

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  • Weekly News April 21-April 25

    Posted by A. Garner on 4/21/2014 2:52:45 PM


    Math- We will complete our Math unit with a Test on Wednesday! We will start a new unit on Thursday- counting, reading, recognizing numbers 1-120, True and False Addition & Subtraction Sentences.

    Science- We will focus on Earth Day this week! Check out BrainpopJr. For some interactive videos &quizzes!  

    Thursday, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day, which is basically a day you carry a poem you love in your pocket and share it with others.

    Bring a poem to read onThursday, April 24 between6:00pm and 7:30pm.  Shareyour poem and receive afree kid's scoop.

    Pick a poem and put it in your pocket and hop over to the HOP (Merrimon location)

    Media Center News: It is time for our spring book fair, and Ms. Crystal needs volunteers to help out Friday, April 25th through Thursday, May 1st.  Anyone who has the time to help can sign up using the link below or email Ms. Crystal at crystal.hendrix@asheville.k12.nc.us! Our class will be previewing the fair on Friday!

    More Media Center News- Book Swap!

    THE MEDIA CENTER has been collecting books for our annual end of the year book swap.  We need more book donations to make this happen! If you have any children’s books at home that your kids no longer use, we would love to have them for our swap. Our goal is for every student to go home with at least one book.  

     To view the Weekly Assignments please click View to see the entire chart

    Monday (Computer Lab)

    Tuesday (Library or Guidance)

    Wednesday (ART)

    Thursday (PE)

    Friday (MUSIC)

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -   How many Pennies/Solve & Record

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Happy Earth Day!

    Eating some KALE chips from our Garden!

    Math- Match to make 10/Counting on a number Line- Check folder: -   

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Field trip –email me for information!

    Math- Eleven Crayons: How many of Each/Inside and Outside Check folder:  

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder:-  Crayon Puzzles About more

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math Hwk-DUE

    Earth Day Assembly

    Preview the Book Fair

     
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  • New Easel :)

    Posted by A. Garner on 4/25/2014 3:39:55 PM


    New Easel :)

    Many thanks to Ms. Christi (Kane's Mom) who joined us for the day (Her birthday)! I put her to work and had her assemble our brand new easel! It was tough work but she rocked it! Thanks for your help, Christi! I am so excited to have to use it!

    Hit view to see the picture

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  • Weekly news April 28- May 2

    Posted by A. Garner on 4/28/2014 11:59:13 AM

    Hit view to see the chart

    Monday (Computer Lab)

    Tuesday (Library or Guidance)

    Wednesday (ART)

    Thursday (PE)

    Friday (MUSIC)

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -   Complete 2 sections of this math spiral review each night

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -   Complete 2 sections of this math spiral review each night

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -   Complete 2 sections of this math spiral review each night

    NO homework
    May Day!
    Bring a water bottle and wear some sunscreen for outdoor May Day Activities! Wear decorative & colorful outfits!

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Skype with Bob Shea (author) Dress up like your favorite character! (see below)

    May Dates to keep in mind:

    May 1- May Day Celebration

    May 2- Author Skype Session- Dress like your favorite character Day!

    May 5- Field Trip 

    May  26- Early Dismissal at  12:00pm

    May 27-  Field Trip

     
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  • Weekly News May 5 - May 9

    Posted by A. Garner on 5/5/2014 3:54:15 PM


    Math- We will be starting end of year Assessments and reviewing previously taught concepts.

    Science- Parts of a plant- how do plants survive-what do seeds need to grow!

    Writing- We will start our Poetry Unit!

    THE MEDIA CENTER has been collecting books for our annual end of the year book swap.  We need more book donations to make this happen! If you have any children’s books at home that your kids no longer use, we would love to have them for our swap. Our goal is for every student to go home with at least one book.      

    Attention: The IDES Green Team is building up a Walking Wednesday program, in which students, parents, and teachers all walk to school on the first Wednesday of the month.  This is one aspect of our participation in the Safe Routes to School program.  Our next Walking Wednesday will be onMay 7th.  We will meet in 2 locations- the old Dickson campus on Hill Street and the corner store on Montford & Cullowhee.   We meet at 7:30, start walking at 7:40, and arrive at school at 7:50. Please join us!

    K-2 Parent/Student Dance

    05/30/145:30pm - 7:00pm

    All kindergarten, first, and second graders...mark your calendars for your very own DANCE!  Friday, May 30th, from 5:30-7:00 pm in the IDES gym.  We'll have a professional DJ spinning the latest and most danceable songs for you and parents to boogie down!  We'll have group activities, snacks, and dance competitions.  Parents, there may even be a few "Best of the 80's Hits" in there for you, too!  Admission is FREE, but you need to come with a parent(s).  Parents, if you'd like to volunteer to set up or help with snacks or activities, please contact Shannon Waller atshannon.waller@yahoo.com.  Further details to come.

     Don’t forget Wed. 10:00 is the ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) event. Sid Shuffle! 

    Click View Underneath the image- to see the entire Homework Chart 

    Monday (Computer Lab)

    Tuesday (Library or Guidance)

    Wednesday (ART)

    Walking Wednesday

    Thursday (PE)

    Friday (MUSIC)

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Field trip

    No homework

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -   Complete 2 sections of this math spiral review each night

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Don’t forget Wed. 10:00 is the ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) event. Sid Shuffle!

    Math- Check folder: -   Complete 1 section of this math spiral review each night

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math- Check folder: -   Complete 1 section of this math spiral review each night

    ~ Read just right leveled book in a bag

    Math Homework Due

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