• Fritz's Flyers Week 3.7

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 2/15/2019
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    February 11-15, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 7 
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    Thank you so much to everyone who sent money in for the Valentine's party and to everyone who volunteered at the party. A huge thank you to Mrs. Bertel for coordinating everything. The kids had a wonderful day.  
    Thank you to everyone who ordered Valentine grams for their students and a special thank you to the two parents who ordered a class set so that everyone could get a special delivery. That touched my heart. 
    Also thank you to everyone who helped their students prepare their Valentine's to hand out at home. That made the delivery of the cards so much easier. 
    Your student can still earn spirit sticks and support the GROW campaign at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    The LHS astronomy class visit has been rescheduled for Friday, March 29th from 9-11. 
     
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    WE HAVE LOTS OF FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS. AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    We are continuing to have lots of illnesses this week so please make sure you are checking your students for fevers and reminding them to wash their hands and cover their coughs. (we have confirmed cases of strep and flu--not to mention the garden variety coughs and colds)
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Purchase tickets to the Rock N'Glow Girls' Dance (February 23):https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14840
     
    Purchase tickets to the GLOWNITE Boy's Glow Dance (March 2): https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14900
     
    If you would like to help at either dance event: 
     
    Girls Dance volunteer sign up
     
    Boys Dance volunteer sign up
      
    REMINDERS
    There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th in observance of President's Day.

    Tuesday we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. This will be hard to remember due to the holiday so maybe send yourself a reminder. 

    Tuesday we will also have a dentist as a guest speaker in observance of Dental Health month.

    Thursday Mrs. Fritz will be gone from 1:30 on so if you have a change in dismissal that day please do not wait until the last minute to let me know. 

    The deadline for the Warm Up With Reading program through the St. Louis county library ends this month (FEB 28). The Six Flags Read to Success flyer is due on February 25th. This is a GREAT way to get a free ticket to Six Flags. Your student has to read every night anyway so take a few seconds and write it down and get a free ticket to Six Flags this summer. NOTE: These are two separate programs. One is run by St. Louis County library and one is run through Dressel. Turn the Warm Up With Reading flyer into a St. Louis country library for a prize. Turn the Six Flags flyer into me for a free Six Flags ticket. 

    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. This is especially important this weekend due to the Valentine events. 

    Please send devices charged and ready to go.
     
    HOMEWORK
    Keep working on the My Homework math pages. The chapter 5 test will be given on Friday, February 22nd. Of course please please please keep up that support in reading. It helps so much. 
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday=Art
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Music
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We have been working on some unplugged coding activiites. These are activities where we practice building codes and learning algorithms in other venues besides the ipads. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    We started working on reading response journals this week. We have talked about characters, setting, and beginning, middle, and end. We also started making connections between the stories we are reading and ourselves. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read books about stars, constellations, and of course Valentines. The only one I was unable to put on Seesaw this week was Sky Stories. This was a cool book with layovers to show the constellations. 
     
    SPELLING
    -all word family test scores: 12-100%, 2-90%%, 2-80%, 3-70%, 2-10% and three absences
    Week of February 18 spelling words: ail, hail, fail, jail, mail, nail, pail, sail, rail, tail
    The test will be given on Friday, February 22nd. Your student can start working on the words now. 
    They are available on spellingcity right now. Remember while your student is home sick they can still work on spelling by logging onto spelling city from home. Many of you contact me about work during illnesses--this is a great tool you can access from home that helps with reading and spelling. For math, the great tool is xtramath.com
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We selected a book that is near and dear to our hearts and worked on writing a book review this week. We will continue with our persuasive writing next week with another book. If your child has a favorite book at home they would like to write about feel free to send that in next week. I know some of you already did that last week and I really appreciate it.  
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We used our social studies time this week to talk about Valentine Day themes. We learned about Valentine traditions and the students were particulary interested in Cupid! We also used some of our time to talk about seasons in relation to the Earth's axis tilt and rotation. 
     
    MATH
    We worked very hard on place value this week. We started talking about the numbers past 100. We stop at 120 in first grade but if your student shows interest please continue to help them count past 120. We worked with the hundreds place this week in addition to the tens and ones. We practiced filling in missing numbers and starting to count from different places on the chart. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We talked about the planets in order from the sun and we worked a lot with stars and constellations. We talked about how some stars are the center of other galaxies. We also did some work with the moon this week and learned that the moon changes how it looks based on it's rotation around the earth. We learned about full moon, new moon, and crescent moon.  
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 3.6 (with 3.5 recap)

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 2/8/2019
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    February 4-8, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 6 (with week 5 recap) 
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    I am going to try to recap the two day polar vortex week and this week in this edition too since I missed the Friday e-newsletter last week due to the snow days. 
    Thank you to everyone who braved the cold on Tuesday, January 29th and made it to their conference. Thank you everyone who re-scheduled their conference for the following week. I know that was a pain and I really appreciate your flexibility. I was able to complete 23/24 conferences these past two weeks. 
    Thank you SO much to everyone who helped chaperone the awesome field trip to Myseum. That was a fantastic day. Thank you to everyone who once again braved the cold and attended Math and Literacy night on Thursday. Also thank you to everyone who stayed for the PTO night and particpated in that discussion. Your input and attendance is most appreciated.
    If you also braved the cold and got Papa John's for Dressel night last Wednesday you are most appreciated. 
    If you have not sent your $5 in for the Friendship (aka Valentine's Day) party please plan on doing that this week. If you have questions about the party or would like to pay via Paypal please contact Laura Bertel at: laura.d.bertel@gmail.com 
    The Valentine's Party will be held on Thursday, February 14th from 1:45-2:45 pm. You are more than welcome to attend. Please make sure your student has Valentines to hand out at the party. Your student will need 23 Valentine cards to hand out. You do not need to put the other student's names on them just have your student sign their name (i.e. from, Tarren or love, Tarren). It it too hard for them to hand the cards out to the right person if they have to read all of those names. Also please feel free to make and send in a Valentine's box for your student to put their cards into. We will also make a heart envelope at school just in case someone does not bring a box. 
     
    Your student can still earn spirit sticks and support the GROW campaign at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    WE HAVE LOTS OF FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS. AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    We are also having lots of illnesses last week and this week so please make sure you are checking your students for fevers and reminding them to wash their hands and cover their coughs. (we have confirmed cases of strep and flu--not to mention the garden variety coughs and colds)
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Purchase tickets to the Rock N'Glow Girls' Dance (February 23):https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14840
     
    Purchase tickets to the GLOWNITE Boy's Glow Dance (March 2): https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14900
     
    If you would like to help at either dance event: 
     
    Girls Dance volunteer sign up
     
    Boys Dance volunteer sign up
     
    On Monday we celebrated Chinese New Year (year of the Pig). We played games, made a craft, and had a parade in the hall. Gung Hey Fat Choy!
    On Tuesday we visited the library to get new books. 
    On Wednesday we particpated in Global Play Day with our Buddy class. Thank you for letting your students bring in games, fort building materials, and toys. 
    On Thursday we went to the Myseum.
    On Friday we finally had a normal day and got to catch up on some work from the previous week. 
     
    REMINDERS
    Please get your Valentines Money ($5) turned in ASAP. 

    We are having LOTS of days of indoor recess due to the weather being too cold or wet. I have told the students they can bring toys or games from home to use at indoor recess. Dr. Schoenekase as indicated that we are no longer allowed to use devices during indoor recess time so unfortunately that is not an option anymore. The students do have a good time with buidling materials like Legos and other blocks. If your student tells you I said they can bring a home toy or game that is true.

    Tuesday we will have library. Please return all books and magazines. 

    Thursday is the Valentine's party from 1:45-2:45. Your help there would be appreciated by parents and students

    The deadline for the Warm Up With Reading program through the St. Louis county library ends this month. The Six Flags Read to Success flyer is due on February 25th. This is a GREAT way to get a free ticket to Six Flags. Your student has to read every night anyway so take a few seconds and write it down and get a free ticket to Six Flags this summer.

    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. 

    Please send devices charged and ready to go. Also if you could please download the free Google Docs app on your student's device it would be very helpful during writing time. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    Keep working on the My Homework math pages--especially for chapter 5. Place value is a hard topic and the students can use as much support as we can provide for them. 
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Art
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Music
    Thursday=PE
    Friday=Launch 
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    Last week (for two whole days) we worked on code.org. We are trying to finish some coding levels to earn certificates. This week we worked on Spelling City to get ready for our spelling test. That effort was worth it. Those scores were GREAT! (see below)
     
    GUIDED READING
    All of the groups are working on writing about what they are reading. We are writing a sentence about the book to indicate our level of understanding. Of course we are always working on increasing our vocabulary and fluency. 
     
    SHARED READING
    Last weeks book topics were related to the sun as part of our study of the solar system. This weeks book topics were related to the moon. We were also supposed to read about the Groundhog last week so we tried to squeeze some of that in this week too. 
     
    SPELLING
    -ake word family test scores: 13-100%, 4-90%%, 2-80%, 1-70%, 1-50% and three absences
     
    Thank you so much for working with your student this week. Those test scores made me so happy!
    The week of February 11th test words: all, small, tall, wall, ball, call, fall, hall, mall, stall
    We will be working on the -all word family and also include the words install, squall, gall, and thrall in the spelling city practice.
    The test will be given on Friday, February 15th. They are available on spellingcity right now. 
     
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We will get back to writing in earnest next week. We used the small amount of writing time we actually had this week to catch up on some projects that were halfway done from the polar vortex week last week. Our focus will be on writing book reviews next week. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    This week in social studies we talked about the Groundhog Day tradition and learned some interesting facts about groundhogs. We also used our geography skills to talk about the different places in North America (including Canada) that recognize Groundhog Day. We learned about some of the astronauts that live on the space station and read some of their diary entries about what it is like to make lunch, exercise, and use the restroom in space.
     
    MATH
    All of these days off and special events days have definitely gotten us off track in math. On Friday we finally got a full math lesson in. We started talking about the 100's place. The students spent time working with 1's and 10's to make 100. They also explored counting by 100's and looked at how many 1's it took to make three digit numbers. On the days where we did not have full math lessons due to other special events we revisited our addition and subtraction skills. We definitely do not want to negelect those areas because we will be getting back to them soon. 
    The chapter 5 math quiz scores from the polar vortex week: 5-100%, 3-91%, 1-82%, 2-77%, 2-73%, 5-68%, 2-41%, 1-36%, 1-30%, and one absence (yes still--I told ya it's been bad)
     
    SCIENCE
    We finsihed our discussion of what causes the four seasons from last week at the beginning of the week. We learned about the equator, the hemispheres, and the Earth's orbit. We ended the week focusing on Earth's gravity and its effect on the moon. We talked about how the moon only reflects the light from the sun. We talked about what makes day and night by modeling the Earth's rotation while in orbit. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 3.4 (with 3.3 recap)

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 1/25/2019
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    January 21-25, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 4
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
     
    I am going to try to recap last week and this week in this edition since I missed the Friday e-newsletter last week due to my absence. I had every intention of mailing one on Friday but the wifi in the hospital was non compliant.
    We have 100% of the student field trip permission forms signed and returned with payment so we are all set to go on our field trip to the Myseum on February 7th. Thank you so much for taking care of that. 
    We have 100% of the caregivers signed up for conferences next week on Tuesday and Thursday. Thank you for scheduling that time. 
    We won the change wars on Monday and Tuesday.THANK YOU so much for all of the generous donations. Also thank you for letting your students dress up and participate on the designated days. My teammates made sure any money that got turned in on WED, THUR, and FRI made it down to the office. We are still waiting to hear which class had the highest overall total. The student each got two spirit sticks to add to their keychain. 
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
    Thank you to everyone who sent in paper towel rolls. We now have enough to make our constellation tubes. We do not need anymore. 
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    If you have not sent your $5 in for the Friendship (aka Valentine's Day) party please plan on doing that this week. If you have questions about the party or would like to pay via Paypal please contact Laura Bertel at: laura.d.bertel@gmail.com 
     
    WE HAVE LOTS OF FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS. AS A REMINDER YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SEND ANY FOOD ITEMS IN AS THE TREAT.  Thank you for helping us protect the students who are struggling with food allergies from being accidentally exposed. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Purchase tickets to the Rock N'Glow Girls' Dance (February 23):https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14840
     
    Purchase tickets to the GLOWNITE Boy's Glow Dance (March 2): https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14900
     
    Thank you to everyone who attended Dressel Reading Night and visited with author Dan Killeen. If you would still like to order books from the author you can use this website: http://happyfunbooks.com
    I sent the signed books home with students who ordered them this week in the school mail. 
     
    Buddies visited last Wednesday and helped the students get their photo on their Google accounts. If your student did not get to do this for whatever reason last Wednesday please help them complete this task at home. 
     
    Mrs. Toomay visited this week and the students talked about creativity. The LHS astronomy class was scheduled to visit on Friday as part of our current science unit. The trip had to be cancelled because the teacher is out for an extended period of time. We will reschedule with the teacher when he is back in school full time. 
     
    On Friday, January 25th the students got to visit with their family classes. The whole school attended an assembly about recycling in general and reducing waste. Most of the students are very aware of the need to recycle paper and plastic. 
     
    REMINDERS

    We are having LOTS of days of indoor recess due to the weather being too cold or wet. I have told the students they can bring toys or games from home to use at indoor recess. Dr. Schoenekase as indicated that we are no longer allowed to use devices during indoor recess time so unfortunately that is not an option anymore. The students do have a good time with buidling materials like Legos and other blocks. If your student tells you I said they can bring a home toy or game that is true.

    Tuesday is round one of 2nd semster parent teacher conferences. Tuesday is library, please return all books. Thanks to everyone for getting those missing books found and turned in this week too. We will have a math quiz about place value on Tuesday.

    Wednesday is Papa John's Night.

    Thursday is round two of 2nd semester parent teacher conferences. Thursday is also the spelling bee for 2-5 grade. We will watch it in first grade. Thursday we will have the -ake spelliing test. 

    There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 1st. This is a compensation day for the conferences. 

    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. 

    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
     
    I can tell there is a lot of reading work going on behind the scenes. Thank you so much. The students are moving up like wildfire in reading class. Keep up the good work. We are all trying to get to level J or higher by the end of May. Thank you so also for helping your student complete the My Homework math pages that come home daily.  
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=PE
    Tuesday=Music
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Launch
    Friday=NO SCHOOL
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. So Friday, January 4th please wear tennis shoes.
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We began to use pebble.go as a research tool this week. We are learning how to tell what is real and what is fake on the internet. We are practicing our digital citizenship skills. On Monday we will have a presentation about Digital Citizenship from the 4-5 graders.  
     
    GUIDED READING
    Everyone on our class is now on level C or above. The students worked very hard in their groups this week and are all very motivated to level up. The more you read with your child at home the better they do here at school. We are working hard on fluency and comprehension. Asking a few questions about the book you are reading with your student is always a good idea. In addition, answering questions they have is also very helpful. 
     
    SHARED READING
    Last week our stories focused on opinions because that was/is our current topic in writing workships. The books were fictional and they were about expressing opinions about wants and needs. The students also did some writing related to the book topics like their opinions of the best kind of pet to have or the best kind of ice cream to eat. This week the book topics were about famous Americans. Your student might have a lot of questions about slavery and equal rights because the books focused on Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Bridges, and the Underground Railroad. We did discuss these topics at length in class but they are heavy and I could see the kids thinking a lot about the situations in the past. 
     
    SPELLING
    -ad word family test scores: 18-100%, 3-86%, 1-57%, 1-25%, and 1-0% (these are from last week)
    I did not introduce spelling words this week since I was unable to get them to you last Friday and we did not have school on Monday. 
    Week of January 28th spelling words: bake, cake, fake, lake, make, rake, sake, snake, take, wake
    The -ake word family words we are going to work with next week include the ten being tested above and: awake, brake, flake, Jake, quake, shake, stake
    The test will be given on Thursday, January 31st. They are available on spellingcity right now. 
     
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    If your student still has their 5 collection items in their backpack will you please help them to remember to take those out. We are done using those items. Last week the students learned about using the words, "In my opinion...I think....I believe". This week we started to use opinion writing to give reviews of fictional characters and books. We also selected one topic: toy, game, city, vacation spot, movie, TV show, or restaurant to write a review about. We are learning to use persuasive words but trying not to sound too bossy. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We talked about the civil rights movement, the history of slavery in the United States, and some key figures whose lives interesected with these two historical events. The students learned about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and Henry Brown. As I mentioned before the students have lots of questions about this period of history so I wanted you to be prepared to talk with them about it. 
     
    MATH
    We are still working extensively with the 120 chart and practicing efficiently locating numbers on there and using that as a tool to help us add and subtract quickly by tens. Last week the students went beyond 100 to 120. 120 is the first grade standard so this number is important to us. They worked on problem solving using tens and ones. the students also worked on filling in the missing numbers on partial 100 charts. This week we talked about adding ten more and subtracting ten less mentally (i.e. 23, 33, 43, 53, 63, etc) We talked about nickels and counting by 5's. This is a great car game right now. Not many of the students can correctly count to 100 by 5's. Have your child practice this skill while driving around in the car. Our big introduction this week was the > and < signs. We talked about the > sign being like an open mouth that always and only wants to eat the largest number. We talked about the < being the closed mouth that moves away from the smallest number. We created a character called Swimmy the fish. Swimmy is always hungry but he only eats the big numbers. He does not waste his time on the small numbers. If the numbers are the same Swimmy lets the equal sign have them =. 
     
    SCIENCE
    Last week the students finished up their work with the water cycle by working with the terms and reading books about the process. This week our focus in science switched to the solar system and the students learned that our galaxy is called The Milky Way. We talked about how the sun is not only important in the water cycle but also is the center of our solar system and all of the planets orbit around the sun. We started learning some facts about the 8 planets and the dwarf planet Pluto. The students are learning to recite the planets in the order from the sun. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
     
     
     
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 3.2

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 1/11/2019
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    January 7-11, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 2
    Habit 4: Listen First. Then Talk. Seek first to understand and then be understood.
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
     
    21/24 people have returned their student's field trip permission form and payment. If you are one of the 3 that has not can you please take care of that this weekend. I will attach another copy of the permission form to this email. 
     
    19/24 people have signed up for the 2nd semester parent teacher conference. If you are one of the 5 people that have not done that can you please take care of that this weekend by using this link to sign up.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4fabac2aa2ff2-intake
    Teachers are required to have 100% participation so please sign up. 
     
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Evan and Emmett gave stellar performances in the all district musical, The Music Man, Jr. this week. Bravo boys! Our friend Mia came back to class. We missed her. Mrs. Toomay visited and we talked about diversity or being different and how that makes each of us special. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Dressel Night at Texas Roadhouse. Thank you to everyone who let their students bring 5 toys in to write about this week. The kids had fun with that project. 
    The change wars start next week. See below for reminders on how to dress your student's each day.

    Dressel PTO presents...

    Change War Competition! 

    Does your class have the most school spirit?

    Monday, January 14

    Pajama Day: Roll out of bed and bring in your pennies

    Tuesday, January 15

    Hat Day: It's National Hat Day! Wear your favorite hat and bring in your nickles

    Wednesday, January 16 

    Stuffed Animal Day: Bring in your favorite stuffed animal and don't forget your dimes

    Thursday, January 17

    Rainbow Day: Wear all the colors of the rainbow and bring in your quarters

    Friday, January 18

    Book Day: Dress up like your favorite book character and bring your dollar bills

     At the end of each day, class totals will be counted and each student in the winning class will receive a spirit stick keychain.  The class that collects the most money at the end of the week will earn the grand prize. 

    All money collected will go to the Grow Campaign to create outdoor learning spaces at Dressel Elementary! 

    REMINDERS

    Monday wear PJ's to school

    Tuesday wear a hat to school. Tuesday is library, please return all books. We have been practicing logging into our Google accounts in library on the Chromebooks. On Tuesday we sent each other emails. Any support you can provide at home with this task would be very helpful. 

    Wednesday bring a stuffed animal and remember that it is a 1:40 dismissal day. Pre-orders for signed books by Dan Killeen are due. 

    Thursday is dress in all the colors of a rainbow day and it is Family Day at school. We will have an assembly about recycling. 

    Friday is dress like your favorite book character day and it is also Family Reading Night from 6-8pm at Dressel. Flyers have come home via email and in the school folder. Registration is not required but if you would like to pre-order a signed book please return the order forms coming home in the school mail today by Wednesday. I have also emailed you an order form along with a poster of the books for sale and the other items. You can also purchase books, t-shirts, backpacks, etc the night of the event so please remember to bring cash, credit card, or check. 

    We have a second field trip date confirmed for February 7, 2019 to the Myseum. As always, caregivers are invited to attend. The permission note for this trip came home in the Thursday school mail. Please return the signed note and $13 as soon as you can. 

     We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. They get in our way during pack up time. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
     
    HOMEWORK
    As always: READ READ READ. If your student completed the Warm Up With Reading challenge sponsored by the St. Louis County library will you please take a photo of them with their completed card and send it to me. 
    Also many of you are doing a great job of completing the math homework pages that I send home each night with your student. Thank you so much for spending time with them on that. The help with new concepts is evident in class and MOST appreciated. 
     
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Music
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Launch
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. So Friday, January 4th please wear tennis shoes.
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We worked on our Google accounts, Prodigy math, and spellingcity.com to practice the -at word family. We logged into our gmail account. We composed and sent and email. We opened and read an email. Please help your student login and open their gmail to find the email from me that has the instructions on how to finish the 100 chart picture of the fox. A few of the students are also starting to use Google Docs and Slides. PLEASE download that onto their device for them. They are both free and you do NOT need to set up an account for them. Their Lindbergh Google account gives them access to these tools. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    Reading groups resumed and we had A LOT of movement this first week. I KNOW that is because of all the reading practice you did with your students over the holidays. Thank you so much. Our goal is to have everyone to at least a level H by the end of the third quarter. Keep up that great work from home. It truly helps at school.  
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read a stories about winter. I was able to post all of them on Seesaw except The Blizzard. The kids really liked The Wild Toboggan Ride and Tacky the Penguin. Such a funny week. Reading about winter on two 60+ degree days and then reading about winter with the impending snow storm. 
     
    SPELLING
    -at word family test scores: 14-100%, 1-90%, 2-80%, 1-70%, 1-30%, 3-20%, and two absences
    Week of January 14th spelling words: bad, dad, glad, lad, had, mad, pad, sad, brad, cad
    Words I am going to put on spelling city for your student to practice the -ad word family: bad, dad, glad, lad, had, mad, pad, sad, brad, cad, clad, doodad
    We are going to start taking word family tests online on Fridays. The ten words listed first are the words that will be tested. 
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    Thank you so much for letting your student send the five collection items in for writing. We wrote our opinion pieces this week using these items. We talked about ordering things and giving reasons to support our opinions. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    Our new social studies unit focuses on famous Americans. This week we learned about Davy Crockett and Snowflake Bentley. Just by chance Snowflake Bentley was scheduled for Friday, ah the luck. We also learned how to use our scissors and square paper to create snowflakes.  
     
    MATH
    We continued to work with the tens place and the ones place. We are working hard to understand a 120 chart. Most of the kids understand how to read the chart and how to combine and break apart the numbers into tens and ones. The biggest issue we are having in a reversal of numbers, ie. 21 and 12. Please continue to help your student with those math homework pages I send home each day. It will give you insight into what they are learning and more importantly where they are struggling. 
     
    SCIENCE
    This week we learned about stratus, cumulus, and cirrus clouds. We learned that clouds are made of ice particles and water droplets. We also started to talk about the water cycle. We have a condensation and evaporation experiement going on right now. We are practicing using the words collection, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
     
    ****Device Info--just in case you still need it to update your student's device.****
     
    I am posting the list again of the apps we use in school for assignments. Also if you have not already done this, please add a link on their homescreens for the Lindbergh gmail account. We are going to start using this during the second semester. 
    REMINDER: all Lindergh students have a protected google suite (gsuite) with a gmail account that can ONLY be accessed from within the Lindbergh gmail system. You do NOT need to set up a new account. An account is already created for them.
    username: 30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    password: 10 digit state ID (this can be found on their SIS account) If you cannot find it please let me know and I will email it to you. 
    All of this information is almost impossible for them to type in every time we need to use their Google account so a link to their gmail, docs, slides, etc. would be very helpful. 
     
    https://xtramath.org  DO NOT PAY FOR THE APP (unless you really want to :-)--just go to the website and add it to the homescreen
     
    https://web.seesaw.me/  district has to add students to this account, I have invited you all via email already so nearly everyone is all set
     
     
    https://www.freckle.com/  class name: Fritz's Flyers1819  class code: wcp99m
     
    https://prodigygame.com   each student has their own username, all passwords are pass
     
    https://www.spellingcity.com/ login: firstnamepanda (i.e. tarrenpanda) password is 'pass'  (there are a few students who have firstnamepanda2--let me know if you are having trouble logging in, your student might have an exception to the rule name due to user name already being taken
     
    https://www.getepic.com/    our class code is ugp9512 and all the kids have their own avatar and name on the class screen
     
    https://jr.brainpop.com/   username: dresselelem    password: dressel
     
    https://studio.code.org    Our section is Fritz's Flyers 1819 and our class code is VTXFHT  (all of the kids know their own picture login icon)
                                         You can also use:  https://code.org/join      OR        http://studio.code.org/sections/VTXFHT   to navigate to our class
     
    https://www.kodable.com/  class code is panda1819  then a plane that says Fritz's Flyers pops up, click on plane, scroll to find student name
                                             Parent Code: JYTF4C9
     
    https://www.scratchjr.org/  no login--open site for students to code
     
    https://kahoot.it                 no login--interactive site that requires a teacher or other user to run the program
     
    https://bookcreator.com/    no login--students create their own books upon each use
     
    www.dreambox.com           Lindbergh purchased this so we have a school login:
                                             https://play.dreambox.com/login/at27/zvh6         at27/zvh6
     
    https://www.pebblego.com/    (we all have the same username and password: username: lindbergh1     password: flyers)
     
    NOTE: for most things we need the app downloaded except where indicated. If there is no app available for the device your student owns, then go to the website and add it to their homescreen. I can help with app usernames and passwords at school.
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 3.1

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 1/4/2019
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    January 3-4, 2019
    Quarter 3, Week 1
     Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    Wahoo! We had 10 out of 24 people return the field trip permission form and payment on the first day. I cannot tell you how helpful this is. If you did not return your student's field trip permission form and payment on Friday, please try to do that on Monday. 
    Wahoo 2! We had over half of the class participate in the hot cocoa winter challenge. Thank you so much for helping your student practice at home so they can be successful at school. 
     
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    We had a very productive two days of school. We got all of the students who got new devices over the holidays connected with the Lindbergh wifi and got the apps working We took our place value pre-test. We learned how to send and read email from our Google accounts. I sent all of the students an email with a math game link. If you have time can you please help your student open the email and let them play the math facts game. Also, I would love if you would help them send a reply email so they can begin to learn how to do that. If they are so inclined they can send a friend in our class an email too. All of the students emails are visible in the TO line of the email that I sent. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
     
    Looking Ahead--NOTE--this is in two weeks not next week:

    Dressel PTO presents...

    Change War Competition! 

    Does your class have the most school spirit?

    Monday, January 14

    Pajama Day: Roll out of bed and bring in your pennies

    Tuesday, January 15

    Hat Day: It's National Hat Day! Wear your favorite hat and bring in your nickles

    Wednesday, January 16 

    Stuffed Animal Day: Bring in your favorite stuffed animal and don't forget your dimes

    Thursday, January 17

    Rainbow Day: Wear all the colors of the rainbow and bring in your quarters

    Friday, January 18

    Book Day: Dress up like your favorite book character and bring your dollar bills

     At the end of each day, class totals will be counted and each student in the winning class will receive a spirit stick keychain.  The class that collects the most money at the end of the week will earn the grand prize. 

     

    All money collected will go to the Grow Campaign to create outdoor learning spaces at Dressel Elementary! 

    REMINDERS

    Monday, send collection items in: An orange note is coming home in the school folders today. Your student is being asked to bring in 5 small items from something they collect (i.e Hot Wheels, seashells, stamps, coins, PokeMon cards, baseball cards, Shopkins, etc). The items should all fit into a ziploc bag. We are going to use the items in our opinion writing pieces. Tuesday, January 8th is Dressel night at Texas Roadhouse from 4-10 pm. The flyer will be coming home in the Monday school mail or you can use the flyer I posted on Facebook. Tuesday, January 8th is library. I collected most of the books this week but if you have some books still at home please return them on Tuesday. Wednesay Mrs. Toomay will visit. 

    We have a second field trip date confirmed for February 7, 2019 to the Myseum. As always, caregivers are invited to attend. The permission note for this trip came home in the Thursday school mail. Please return the signed note and $13 as soon as you can. 

     
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. They get in our way during pack up time. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
     
    HOMEWORK
    As always: READ READ READ. If your student completed the Warm Up With Reading challenge sponsored by the St. Louis County library will you please take a photo of them with their completed card and send it to me. 
    Please remind your student to collect 5 items to bring in on Monday, January 7th to write about. 
     
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=Music
    Tuesday=PE
    Wednesday=Launch
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. So Friday, January 4th please wear tennis shoes.
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We worked on spellingcity.com to review our 1st semester sight words. We logged into our gmail account. We composed and sent and email. We opened and read an email. Please help your student login and open their gmail to find the email from me that has the math game. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    We tested anyone who was absent during the last week of school and got everyone leveled for the 2nd semester. Regular reading instruction will resume on Monday. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read a story about setting New Year's resolutions and we read a story about a snowman. We are going to stick with the winter theme next week. 
     
    SPELLING
    We are going to start to work on word families. The first word family is -at.
    Week of January 7th spelling words: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, that, chat
    Words I am going to put on spelling city for your student to practice the -at word family: at, bat, brat, cat, chat, fat, flat, gnat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, slat, spat, tat, that, vat
    We are going to start taking spelling tests online on Fridays. The ten words listed first are the words that will be tested. 
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We did not start our new writing unit this week. The next writing unit is about opinion and persuasion. The 5 collection items that are coming in will be used to begin that writing unit. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    Our new social studies unit focuses on famous Americans. This week we learned about folk hero John Henry. The students were able to compare the tall tales told about John Henry to the tall tales they learned were told about Johnny Appleseed. 
     
    MATH
    We began working on Chapter 5 which focuses on place value. We took our place value pre-test. We have only talked about the ones and tens place so far but the students are VERY excited to get the hundreds place. We are going to start working more with the 120 charts so your students will need to be practicing reading and saying bigger numbers. It is a really good idea to keep drilling those addition and subtraction facts at home so the students can keep their skills sharp. An excellent way to do this is by having your student work on xtramath.com
     
    SCIENCE
    Our new science unit is about weather and the solar system. We will begin working on that topic on Monday. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
     
    ****Device Info--just in case you still need it to update your student's device.****
     
    I am posting the list again of the apps we use in school for assignments. Also if you have not already done this, please add a link on their homescreens for the Lindbergh gmail account. We are going to start using this during the second semester. 
    REMINDER: all Lindergh students have a protected google suite (gsuite) with a gmail account that can ONLY be accessed from within the Lindbergh gmail system. You do NOT need to set up a new account. An account is already created for them.
    username: 30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    password: 10 digit state ID (this can be found on their SIS account) If you cannot find it please let me know and I will email it to you. 
    All of this information is almost impossible for them to type in every time we need to use their Google account so a link to their gmail, docs, slides, etc. would be very helpful. 
     
    https://xtramath.org  DO NOT PAY FOR THE APP (unless you really want to :-)--just go to the website and add it to the homescreen
     
    https://web.seesaw.me/  district has to add students to this account, I have invited you all via email already so nearly everyone is all set
     
     
    https://www.freckle.com/  class name: Fritz's Flyers1819  class code: wcp99m
     
    https://prodigygame.com   each student has their own username, all passwords are pass
     
    https://www.spellingcity.com/ login: firstnamepanda (i.e. tarrenpanda) password is 'pass'  (there are a few students who have firstnamepanda2--let me know if you are having trouble logging in, your student might have an exception to the rule name due to user name already being taken
     
    https://www.getepic.com/    our class code is ugp9512 and all the kids have their own avatar and name on the class screen
     
    https://jr.brainpop.com/   username: dresselelem    password: dressel
     
    https://studio.code.org    Our section is Fritz's Flyers 1819 and our class code is VTXFHT  (all of the kids know their own picture login icon)
                                         You can also use:  https://code.org/join      OR        http://studio.code.org/sections/VTXFHT   to navigate to our class
     
    https://www.kodable.com/  class code is panda1819  then a plane that says Fritz's Flyers pops up, click on plane, scroll to find student name
                                             Parent Code: JYTF4C9
     
    https://www.scratchjr.org/  no login--open site for students to code
     
    https://kahoot.it                 no login--interactive site that requires a teacher or other user to run the program
     
    https://bookcreator.com/    no login--students create their own books upon each use
     
    www.dreambox.com           Lindbergh purchased this so we have a school login:
                                             https://play.dreambox.com/login/at27/zvh6         at27/zvh6
     
    https://www.pebblego.com/    (we all have the same username and password: username: lindbergh1     password: flyers)
     
    NOTE: for most things we need the app downloaded except where indicated. If there is no app available for the device your student owns, then go to the website and add it to their homescreen. I can help with app usernames and passwords at school.
     
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 2.9

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 12/21/2018
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    December 17-21, 2018
    Quarter 2, Week 9
    End of 2nd Quarter
    End of 1st Semester
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
     
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
      
    BIGGEST NEWS OF THE WEEK: We added a new friend to our class, his name is Daniel. We now have 24 students so please keep that in mind when sending in treats or planning for the next party :-)! 
     
    We came in second place for the sock donation drive. On Friday I attached a new spirit stick to everyone's #DresselProud keychain (unless they were absent--I put it in their mailbox and if they didn't have their backpack or keychain (only 2 people) I delivered directly to their parent). Thank you so much for all of the donations. We had over 200 pairs of socks donated from our class alone. 
     
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    Thank you to everyone for a wonderful snowflake party. The party was peaceful and perfect, just like fresh fallen snow. Your money donations were most appreciated and a special thank you to those of you who donated money and TIME!
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We had a crazy fun week. We prepared for our museum on Monday and Tuesday. We participated in the 2nd grade's shopping experience on Tuesday. Everyone had fun visiting and picking out things to buy with their quarters. We worked on a Christmas makerspace activity in library on Tuesday. On Wednesday we had a good time sitting around the cozy fireplace and listening to the nonfiction stories written by students in the other first grade classes. Then we got to snuggle with friends in other classrooms for a cozy Christmas movie. We got to choose which classroom and movie by ourselves. Thursday we were the curators of our Mexico and Germany museum. We had 6 classes visit and many adult visitors. Friday we watched the crazy Dressel staff participate in sled dog races and football tosses and then ended the week with our fabulous party. 
    On a more somber note, we had the intruder drill on Monday and everything went smoothly. Last time we practiced for an indoor intruder. This time we practiced what to do in the event of an intruder if we are outdoors. 
     
    REMINDERS
    There is no school December 24-January 2. School resumes on January 3rd. 
    Please return all library books on Tuesday, January 8th. 
    If your student is participating in the hot cocoa reading challenge please return those forms on January 3 or 4. The Merry Christmas packet I included does not need to be returned. It just gives some holiday practice for skills we need to keep sharp during the next two weeks of vacation. 
     
    We have a second field trip date confirmed for February 7, 2019 to the Myseum. As always, caregivers are invited to attend. (Watch for this field trip note to come home in the school mail on Thursday, January 3rd)
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. They get in our way during pack up time. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. I know many of the students are getting personal devices for Christmas (Yahoo!) so I am posting the list again of the apps we use in school for assignments. Also if you have not already done this, please add a link on their homescreens for the Lindbergh gmail account. We are going to start using this during the second semester. 
    REMINDER: all Lindergh students have a protected google suite (gsuite) with a gmail account that can ONLY be accessed from within the Lindbergh gmail system. You do NOT need to set up a new account. An account is already created for them.
    username: 30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    password: 10 digit state ID (this can be found on their SIS account) If you cannot find it please let me know and I will email it to you. 
    All of this information is almost impossible for them to type in every time we need to use their Google account so a link to their gmail, docs, slides, etc. would be very helpful. 
     
    https://xtramath.org  DO NOT PAY FOR THE APP (unless you really want to :-)--just go to the website and add it to the homescreen
     
    https://web.seesaw.me/  district has to add students to this account, I have invited you all via email already so nearly everyone is all set
     
     
    https://www.freckle.com/  class name: Fritz's Flyers1819  class code: wcp99m
     
    https://prodigygame.com   each student has their own username, all passwords are pass
     
    https://www.spellingcity.com/ login: firstnamepanda (i.e. tarrenpanda) password is 'pass'  (there are a few students who have firstnamepanda2--let me know if you are having trouble logging in, your student might have an exception to the rule name due to user name already being taken
     
    https://www.getepic.com/    our class code is ugp9512 and all the kids have their own avatar and name on the class screen
     
    https://jr.brainpop.com/   username: dresselelem    password: dressel
     
    https://studio.code.org    Our section is Fritz's Flyers 1819 and our class code is VTXFHT  (all of the kids know their own picture login icon)
                                         You can also use:  https://code.org/join      OR        http://studio.code.org/sections/VTXFHT   to navigate to our class
     
    https://www.kodable.com/  class code is panda1819  then a plane that says Fritz's Flyers pops up, click on plane, scroll to find student name
                                             Parent Code: JYTF4C9
     
    https://www.scratchjr.org/  no login--open site for students to code
     
    https://kahoot.it                 no login--interactive site that requires a teacher or other user to run the program
     
    https://bookcreator.com/    no login--students create their own books upon each use
     
    www.dreambox.com           Lindbergh purchased this so we have a school login:
                                             https://play.dreambox.com/login/at27/zvh6         at27/zvh6
     
    https://www.pebblego.com/    (we all have the same username and password: username: lindbergh1     password: flyers)
     
    NOTE: for most things we need the app downloaded except where indicated. If there is no app available for the device your student owns, then go to the website and add it to their homescreen. I can help with app usernames and passwords at school or I can send to you via email over the holidays. NOTE: I will be away from a computer DEC 25-30 so I can help before then or after then for usernames and passwords. 
     
     
    HOMEWORK
    During vacation there is no official homework but I would appreciate it if your student would participate in the hot cocoa reading challenge so Janaury is not so painful. Also, if you have been saving the math homework pages I have been sending it would be GREAT to have your students complete some of those with you. I sent some home as recently as Thursday. Here is the info on those: I have been sending home the third page of our math assignment each night as homework. It is easy to spot because the title reads MY HOMEWORK. It is stapled to the math pages we do in class each day. These do not need to be returned to school but it would be wonderful if you would help your student work on them at home. It will keep you in the loop about the topics we are working on and give your student extra practice. It will also keep you informed about where your student is struggling, i.e. backward numbers --and let you know where they could use some extra practice with you at home. Subtraction chapters have been VERY hard for most students so practicing subtraction at home over vacation or any time would be of significant help at school. 
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday=NO SCHOOL
    Wednesday=NO SCHOOL
    Thursday=Art
    Friday=PE
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. So Friday, January 4th please wear tennis shoes.
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    Crazy week but mostly we worked on Seesaw and math apps. We did get some free explore time on the ipad cart on Wednesday and Thursday. This is our absolute favorite. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    This week we took reading fluency tests to move any students that were ready up to the next level. 
    Reading level expectations for the end of the 1st semester:
    Level D and below Area of Concern
    Level E Still Developing
    Level F Meets Expectations
    Level G and above Exceeds Expectations
     
    Our current levels:
    Level B-4 students
    Level C-2 students
    Level D-3 students
    Level E-5 students
    Level F-2 students
    Level H-3 students
    Level J-2 students
    Level K-2 students
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read holiday stories. I have posted all but one story we have read for #bookaday on Seesaw so your student has continued access to them. The book Santa Claus is Coming to St. Louis was not yet available as a read aloud so I did not post that one. The students did really like it though because the recognized so many things about their city in the book. Hint Hint if you need a stocking stuffer or DEC 24th gift. 
     
    SPELLING
    We took a break from spelling this week. We will resume spelling practice on January 7th.
     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We recorded one nonfiction story on Seesaw. You can hear your student read their story aloud on there. We also got to listen to the non fiction stories from other first graders in other classes. That was pretty fun. Your student brought home all of their writing samples from the 1st semester in a manilla folder. It would be so wonderful if you would let them read their work to you. I know it can be painful but believe it or not they work really hard on those pieces of writing and I know they would appreciate it if you valued their work. Writing is an especially difficult task for 6-7 year olds because it requires so many skills. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We used our social studies time to prepare for our museum. We also worked on a 2019 calendar gift for parents. That came home Friday in a manilla folder with their name. They may want some time to finish that gift up before DEC 25th. I purposely did not seal the envelopes so they could continue to create for you if they choose to do so. The other parent gift should already be under your tree in a white paper lunch bag.
     
    MATH
    Chapter 4 test scores: 1-100%, 1-99%, 1-97%, 3-96%, 2-94%, 1-93%, 2-91%, 1-90% (Look at all those A's!) 2-87%, 1-84%, 1-82%, 1-63%, 1-57%, 1-55%, 1-50%, 1-30%, 1-10%, and one absence
    We finished chapter 4 which was the same as chapter 2, subtraction, only with numbers up to 20 instead of 10. As I stated before the two subtraction chapters have proved to be especially challenging for some of the students so any support you can provide from home would be most appreciated. Something that only a few of the students have mastered is double facts. If they could memorize the doubles math facts to 20 things are much easier for them in class. That is a fun car game so if you have time could you call a few doubles facts to 20 to help them with memorization. 
     
    SCIENCE
    Sound test scores: 13-100%, 8-80%, 1-60%, and one absence
    We reviewed sound on Monday and Tuesday and had our final test from the heat, light, and sound energy unit on Wednesday. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. We did not find the time to do guess and tell on Friday, December 21st so if your student has it in their backpack will you help them rememeber to put something in there to share on Thursday, January 3rd. Thank you!
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 2.8

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 12/14/2018
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    December 10-14, 2018
    Quarter 2, Week 8
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
      
    Dressel PTO thanks you for your support of the Sock Drive this week. 
    This week we had over 50 pairs donated. 
    Thank you to everyone who supported Dressel at Panda Express on Tuesday night. 
     
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    Thank you to everyone who sent the $5 (or more) party money in. You can also pay Laura Bertel directly via paypal. Use laura.d.bertel@gmail.com
    The holiday party will be held on Friday, December 21st from 10:15-11:15 am. Friday, December 21st is an 11:50 dismissal day. No lunch will be served at school on that day. 
      
    This year's Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Registration is required. 
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We stayed in the USA this week and visited the other classrooms to make stockings, learned about elves, Rudolph and the Grinch. We had lots of fun visiting the book fair. Reminder--the last day for the book fair is Saturday at Breakfast with Santa. 
     
    REMINDERS
    We will have an intruder drill on Monday. 
    Please return all library books on Tuesday, December 18th. We have library every Tuesday. 
    Everyone has sent their quarters in so we are ready to shop on Tuesday with the second grade. 
    Wednesday we are sharing our non fiction stories and having a Christmas event with other first graders. Students are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket to snuggle with. We will read around the 'camp fire'. 
    Thursday is our museum day. Please dress your student in clothing from Mexico or Germany. A great idea would be German or Mexican soccer jersey's OR black, gold, and red or red, white, and green. 
     
    We have a second field trip date confirmed for February 7, 2019 to the Myseum. As always, caregivers are invited to attend. 
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. They get in our way during pack up time. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    I have been sending home the third page of our math assignment each night as homework. It is easy to spot because the title reads MY HOMEWORK. It is stapled to the math pages we do in class each day. These do not need to be returned to school but it would be wonderful if you would help your student work on them at home. It will keep you in the loop about the topics we are working on and give your student extra practice. It will also keep you informed about where your student is struggling, i.e. backward numbers --and let you know where they could use some extra practice with you at home. 
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
    Of course-please please please keep reading with your student daily. 
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=PE
    Tuesday=Music
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Launch
    Friday=No Special Class Due to assembly and parties
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We worked on Xtramath this week. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    This week we participated in round 2 of the Fast Bridge reading screening. You will be notified if there is a concern when the testing is completed. 
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we read holiday stories that were related to some of the countries we visited during our two Holidays Around The World weeks. 
     
    SPELLING
    We took the spelling test for these words this week. Here are the class scores:
     
    2-100%
    2-95%
    1-93%
    2-90%
    4-80%
    2-75%
    1-70%
    2-65%
    1-60%
    1-50%
    1-45%
    2-40%
    two absences
     
    Even for the students who scored below 70% this is a huge improvement from the beginning of the semester. Thank you so much for providing support from home. Please keep working on these words. Mastery of them will only help your student in the long run. 

    the

    of

    you

    to

    was

    they

    have

    from

    what

    were

    your

    said

    there

    who

    do

    many

    some

    put

    went

    come


    WRITING WORKSHOP

    We finished up our nonfiction stories this week. I will be sending all first semester writing samples home next week. We recorded our choice story on Seesaw. Those will be available next week too. 

    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We used our social studies time to learn about some holiday traditions that we practice or that originated in the United States. 
     
    MATH
    We started chapter 4 this week. There are no new concepts it is just revisiting the same strategies but with larger numbers. Please take the time to complete the math homework pages with your student at home. By now everyone should be able to recognize and recite the doubles facts. If you make sure your student can do this the subtraction with doubles facts goes much better for them. 
     
    SCIENCE
    This week we finished our exploration of sound with some fun experiments that taught us about pitch and vibration. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 2.7

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 12/7/2018
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    December 3-7, 2018
    Quarter 2, Week 7
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
      
    Dressel PTO thanks you for your support of the Sock Drive this week. 
    The first week we had 185 pairs donated. This week we had 22. 
    You can still donate through Friday, December 15th. 
     
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    Thank you to everyone who sent 5 quarters in this week. If you would like your student to participate in the shopping event hosted by 2nd grade on December 18th please send 1-5 quarters in with your student. They are allowed to spend one quarter per classroom. 
     
    Thank you to everyone who sent the $5 (or more) party money in. You can also pay Laura Bertel directly via paypal. Use laura.d.bertel@gmail.com
    The holiday party will be held on Friday, December 21st from 10:15-11:15 am. Friday, December 21st is an 11:50 dismissal day. No lunch will be served at school on that day. 
     
    We can begin shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair on Monday. Your student previewed today and made a wish list. Please remember to put in an extra $2 to cover the taxes. I know it is a pain but there is no way around it currently. 
     
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    Breakfast with Santa tickets:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14801
     
    This year's Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Registration is limited and tickets will need to be purchased for a specific time slot. We do expect time slots to sell out, so register early! We can't wait to see you there for breakfast featuring Chris Cakes, pics with Santa, crafts, and an opportunity to shop the book fair!
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Our 4th grade buddies visited on Wednesday and taught us how to login to our new DreamBox accounts. Parent info about DreamBox was sent home in the school folders. Lindbergh just bought this program for us so please try to use it at home too. 
    Mrs. Toomay visited on Thursday and taught us ways to relax our body when we feel stressed. 
     
    REMINDERS
    Students can start bringing money on Monday to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. There is no limit on how much they can bring. 
    Please return all library books on Tuesday, December 11th. We have library every Tuesday. 
    Tuesday, December 11th is Dressel Panda Express Night. Watch for info to come home in the school mail on Monday. 
    Tuesday is the Lindbergh School Board meeting at 7pm at the ECE building on the LHS campus. Everyone is invited to attend. 
     
    We have a second field trip date confirmed for February 7, 2019 to the Myseum. As always, caregivers are invited to attend. 
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. Also please take toys and trinkets out of backpacks. They get in our way during pack up time. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    I have been sending home the third page of our math assignment each night as homework. It is easy to spot because the title reads MY HOMEWORK. It is stapled to the math pages we do in class each day. These do not need to be returned to school but it would be wonderful if you would help your student work on them at home. It will keep you in the loop about the topics we are working on and give your student extra practice. It will also keep you informed about where your student is struggling, i.e. backward numbers --and let you know where they could use some extra practice with you at home. 
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=PE
    Tuesday=Music
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Launch
    Friday=Art
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We worked on DreamBox and Seesaw this week. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    Our focus this week was on fluency and using picture or context clues (depending on student level) to help decipher unknown words. On Monday we will take our second round of reading testing. It is called Fastbridge. It is the test that generated the results you received during the first quarter. We are going to see how much growth has occured.  
     
    SHARED READING
    This week we had the theme of Gingerbread in relation to December events. We read books that were derivatives of the original Gingerbread Man. 
     
    SPELLING
    The words we are focusing on for 2nd quarter are:

    the

    of

    you

    to

    was

    they

    have

    from

    what

    were

    your

    said

    there

    who

    do

    many

    some

    put

    went

    come

    Students need to be able to read and write these with 100% accuracy. Please help your student work with these words at home. 

     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We wrote nonfiction stories this week. We are really enjoying writing about Christmas topics like St. Nick, our elves on the shelf, our trees, and what we want for Christmas. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We used our social studies time to visit Mexico and learned about the origin of the poinsettia. We visited Australia and learned that it is summer time there at Christmas and they celebrate on the beach. We visited Brazil and made a traditional ornament from Brazil called a tinsel-tail bird. We visited Israel and learned about Hanuukah. We did a building activity making menorahs. Thank you to everyone who has sent items in for our Holidays Around the World museum. We are looking for Mexican and German Christmas artifacts. Also, if you are able, please dress your student curators in Mexican or German themed clothing/hats/shoes on Thursday, December 20th. 
     
    MATH
    We completed chapter 2 this week. We had a few days of fluency practice and chapter 2 review activities. I broke the quizzes and tests up into smaller chunks so we could fit everything in with all of our schedule changes. 
    Quiz part 1 results: 6-100%, 8-91%, 1-82%, 3-73%, 3-64%, 2-45%
    Quiz part 2 results: 2-100%, 3-89%, 2-86%, 4-79%, 2-75%, 1-71%, 4-64%, 3-61%, 1-50%, 1-36%
    Chapter 2 test results: 3-96%, 5-92%, 2-88%, 1-84%, 2-80%, 3-76%, 3-72%, 1-56%, 1-40%, 1-12%, and one absence
    We will begin chapter 4 on Monday. Chapter 4 still focuses on subtraction but with larger numbers. It follows the same pattern as the addition chapters so all that practice you have been doing on doubles facts will come in handy in chapter 4 too. I strongly encourage you to let your student work on xtramath.com at home and on DreamBox. Another area that your student's could use support in is the math terminology. We practice using it every time we do math. I have the students explain the answers using the math terms. 
     
    SCIENCE
    This week we started talking about sound energy. We learned about the three little bones in the ear (hammer, anvil, and stirrup) that respond to sound waves or vibrations. We learned that you cannot see sound energy but you can feel it (vibrations). We got a bit off track with science on Thursday and Friday because we are also busy making Christmas presents for our families. We will get back on track next week though. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 2.6

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 11/30/2018
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    November 26-30, 2018
    Quarter 2, Week 6
    Habit 4: Think Win Win. Find ways where everyone can win. 
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
      
    Dressel PTO thanks you for your support of Dressel Papa John's Night this week. 
     
    Thank you to everyone who participated on Giving Tuesday. The students were excited to earn more spirit sticks.
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
    Thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend the Listening and Learning night with Dr. Lake. I know it was cold and miserable so your attendance was most appreciated. 
     
    Thank you SO much for the sock donations. We are counting pairs not packages so if you are out and about and see some inexpensive packages we would appreciate the donation.  
     
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    Breakfast with Santa tickets:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14801
     
    This year's Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Registration is limited and tickets will need to be purchased for a specific time slot. We do expect time slots to sell out, so register early! We can't wait to see you there for breakfast featuring Chris Cakes, pics with Santa, crafts, and an opportunity to shop the book fair!!
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    Hearing and Vision screening notifications were sent home if your student had a concern. If there was no concern your student did not receive any paperwork. If you have questions about what you received please contact the school nurse, Becky Hummel at 729-2485 x6610. 
    We started our Holidays Around the World events with the other first grade teachers. 
     
    REMINDERS
    Please return all library books on Tuesday, December 4th. We have library every Tuesday. 
    Wedneday, December 5th is an early release day. Students will dismiss at 1:40. 
    Friday, December 7th your student will be previewing the book fair.
    2nd grade is hosting a December shopping event. Students will be allowed to spend one quarter per class. If you will start sending in your student's 5 quarters (if you want them to participate) I will bag and label the quarters so they are ready for your student. The date for the event has not been announced but it will be 2nd or 3rd week in December. 
     
    We have a second field trip date confirmed for February 7, 2019 to the Myseum. As always, caregivers are invited to attend. 
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. If you have access to a laminator it would be great if you could open it and lay it flat to run through the laminator. You can easily cut slits to open the pockets back up. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    Thank you to those of you who helped your student complete the Thanksgiving Math challenge.
    I have been sending home the third page of our math assignment each night as homework. It is easy to spot because the title reads MY HOMEWORK. It is stapled to the math pages we do in class each day. These do not need to be returned to school but it would be wonderful if you would help your student work on them at home. It will keep you in the loop about the topics we are working on and give your student extra practice.
    Please keep working with your student on their Google login. They will need to know this the whole time they are a Lindbergh student so the sooner they master it the better. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=PE
    Tuesday=Music
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Launch
    Friday=Art
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    We are working on refining our coding skills and problem solving skills. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    We are in a huge growth spurt right now with reading. Keep up the good work at home. It is really paying off at school. We are working on recognizing those sight words in our text. We are also working on finding the characters in our book and identifying the main character. 
     
    SHARED READING
    Our focus this week was on nonfiction. We chose nonfiction books because that is the kind of story we are writing during our writing workshop times. 
     
    SPELLING
    The words we are focusing on for 2nd quarter are:

    the

    of

    you

    to

    was

    they

    have

    from

    what

    were

    your

    said

    there

    who

    do

    many

    some

    put

    went

    come

    Students need to be able to read and write these with 100% accuracy. Please help your student work with these words at home. 

     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We worked on edititing and adding to what we have already written in our non fiction stories. These stories are really great. I am so proud of how hard the students are working on these. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We used our social studies time to visit Germany and learned that the custom of having Christmas trees and advent calendars come from there. We learned that the custom of putting an angel on the top of the tree comes from Austria. We learned that children in The Netherlands put wooden shoes out for St. Nick. We learned that children in Italy get a visit from La Befana. We also made our passport and put a flag sticker in from all the places we visited. 
     
    MATH
    We continued our work on subtraction. This week we focused on subtracting from 8, 9, and 10. We also revisited related facts and practiced making addition and subtraction number sentences from 3 related numbers. 
     
    SCIENCE
    This week we learned about light energy. We learned about light sources: sun, light bulb, fire, fireflies, flashlights, etc. We talked about ways to make and change shadows. We revisited the idea of translucent, opaque, and transparent. We also talked about ways to make light reflect by shining flashlights into a mirror. Finally we talked about how the sun is stationary and the Earth orbits and rotates around the sun and that is what makes the 4 seasons and day/night. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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  • Fritz's Flyers Week 2.5

    Posted by Tarren Fritz-Hoerchler on 11/20/2018
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    November 19-23, 2018
    Quarter 2, Week 5
    Habit 3: Put First Things First. Do the important things first.  
    Grade Level Motto: Choose Kind
    Class Mission Statement: We are kind to ourselves. We are kind to others. We are kind to our things. We are kind to our school. 
      
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOUR FAMILY!
     
    Thank you so much to everyone who made the effort to attend the music program despite the change in date and location. Your attendance is most appreciated. We had all but one student perform. It was so special. 
     
    Thank you SO much for the sock donations. Our class is in first place currently. We are collecting through December 15th so if you have not had a chance to donate there is still plenty of time. Maybe you can pick up a few pairs during Black Friday shopping. :-). 
     
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    Breakfast with Santa- Save the Date!!!!
     
    This year's Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Registration is limited and tickets will need to be purchased for a specific time slot. We do expect time slots to sell out, so register early! Registration will open on Monday, Nov 26. Watch your email and the Dressel PTO Facebook page for the link on Monday morning! We can't wait to see you there for breakfast featuring Chris Cakes, pics with Santa, crafts, and an opportunity to shop the book fair!!
     
    Your student can still earn more spirit sticks to support our GROW campaign. Please consider making a donation at:  https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/14159
     
     
    SPECIAL EVENTS 
    We performed our music program for the school on Monday afternoon and then, of course, for our familes on Monday night. 
    Mrs. Toomay visited on Monday to help us learn how to deal peacefully with things that bug us.  
    Tuesday we visited with our families and decorated placemats for a local nursing home to use at their Thanksgiving dinner. 
     
    Some of us had our school picture RE-TAKEN on Tuesday.
     
     
    REMINDERS
    There is no school November 21-23. School resumes on Monday, November 26th. 
    Please return all library books on Tuesday, November 27th. We have library every Tuesday. 
    Tuesday, November 27th superintendent Dr. Lake will visit Dressel for the Listening and Learning tour. Watch for details about time and location. 
    Wednesday, November 28th is Papa John's Night. Take a break from the leftover turkey and support your school by eating pizza. 
     
    We have a second field trip date confirmed for February 7, 2019 to the Myseum. As always, caregivers are invited to attend. 
    We have a third field trip date confirmed for Thursday, April 25, 2019 to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caregivers are invited to attend. 
     
    Please empty your student's Dressel folder each night and return to school each day and tape it up if it is ripping. If you have access to a laminator it would be great if you could open it and lay it flat to run through the laminator. You can easily cut slits to open the pockets back up. 
    Please send devices charged and ready to go. 
     
    HOMEWORK
    I sent Thanksgiving themed work home for your student to practice math facts with during the holiday. Please keep working with your student on their Google login. 
    Google Account Login Info
    username is  30firstnamelastname@lindberghschools.ws
    Password is 10 digit state ID
     
    SCHEDULE 
    Monday=PE
    Tuesday=Music
    Wednesday=PE
    Thursday=Launch
    Friday=Art
     
    Make sure to either put your child in tennis shoes on PE days or send tennis shoes in the backpack. 
     
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    This was a practice week for computer science due to our limited time. We will be getting our Dreambox account after Thanksgiving. 
     
    GUIDED READING
    We worked on phonics during our reading groups, in addition to reading fluency and comprehension. 
     
    SHARED READING
    Our focus this week was Thanksgiving fiction. 
     
    SPELLING
    The words we are focusing on for 2nd quarter are:

    the

    of

    you

    to

    was

    they

    have

    from

    what

    were

    your

    said

    there

    who

    do

    many

    some

    put

    went

    come

    Students need to be able to read and write these with 100% accuracy. Please help your student work with these words at home. 

     
    WRITING WORKSHOP
    We worked on edititing and adding to what we have already written in our non fiction stories. 
     
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    We learned about the real first Thanksgiving, Pilgrims and Native Americans. We talked about the Mayflower and the Pilgrim voyage across the ocean.  
     
    MATH
    Ch. 3 quiz scores: 7-100%, 3-95%, 2-90%, 3-85%, 3-80%, 1-60%, 1-55%, 1-50%, 1-10%, and one absence
    We worked hard to get caught up from our snow day. We talked about subtracting FROM 7, 6, 5 and 4. We are getting better at remembering to say are left instead of in all and at calling the answer the difference instead of the sum. 
     
    SCIENCE
    We talked about turkeys this week. We learned about the wattle, the snood, and that their chicks are called poults. 
     
    GUESS AND TELL
    When the bag comes home please help your student remember to put something in there to share with the class the next school day. Thank you. 
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