8:50-9:05: Soft Start
9:05-9:30: Arrival/Morning Meeting
11-11:50: Literacy (cont.)
11:50-1:05: Math Workshop
1:55-2:50: Writing/Social Studies
Please plan your appointments around our schedule to avoid having your student miss out on valuable instruction.
I use ClassDojo in our classroom. I love giving out points for awesome behavior and work! Make sure you pick up your child's log in information so you can connect with us on Class Dojo. Students will earn passes with their points such as "no homework for a night pass, decorate your desk, bring a stuffed animal to school" etc. I also love to reward kiddos with a sweet treat every now and again. I believe kids are capable of incredible things and positive reinforcement brings out the best in all of us!
MVE Positive Behavior System
At Mountain View, the students can earn 'MV3 Slips' this year for demonstrating respect, responsibility and safety throughout the building. They can earn these as a whole class or as individuals. The class can earn these for being MV3 (Respect, Responsibility, Safety) from other adults in the building. The individual slips will have a place for their name and a brief description of what they did to earn them. When they earn as individuals, one copy of the slip will be turned into the office and possibly read on announcements. The other copy will be sent home for celebration at home! When our class reaches 100 Paw Slips (a combined total of individual and whole-class) we will celebrate with a Paw Party! The class will decide on these parties and I will email you to let you know.
We will have homework M-Th. Students will be expected to read for 20 minutes. Students can read to an adult, older or younger, sibling. Be sure to ask questions about what your child has read, such as: Who are the characters in the story?, Where does the story take place?, What is the problem in the story? How is the problem solved? Tell about what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. This builds comprehension and shows that the student understands what is happening in the story and not just calling out words.
Your student may occasionally bring home their math work from the day if they were unable to complete it in class. This could happen for a variety of reasons. If this is the case, please complete it at home and return the next day.
Yellow folders will go home on Thursday's with work we've completed that week. Please review all assignments with your child as there may be some unfinished work to return. Yellow folders need to be emptied returned on Friday unless unfinished work is returned.
We will not have weekly spelling tests. However, I will post 10-15 words each week that coincide with the spelling patterns we are studying in phonics each week. If you would like to practice them at home that is great and will help to build reading and spelling skills. This is optional.
We will dismiss each day at 3:45. Students can be picked up at our classroom door at the back of the school (look for my name in the window), carpool, BASE or ride the bus. If the way your child is getting home changes, please notify both the office and myself. The office number is
The person picking up your child must have either their ID or the yellow card with your child's name on it that was given out at the beginning of the school year. It is fine to have a picture of it as well.
We are practicing words with silent letters week of 5/15
Sight Word List
Reading: We will continue working in Unit 9- Making Buying and Selling, Students will build on using strategies in, Determining Main Purpose of a Text, Use Context Clues, Using Text Features to Clarify Information, and Use Information Gained from Illustrations in a Multimodal Text,
Writing: Students will continue their work on How-To writing. We are also continuing to work on compound words, antonyms, and synonyms.
Phonics: - suffixes -ful, -less
Math: We are working on Topic 16 Preparation for 3rd grade - Multiplication/Division
Social Studies: Memory Books
Thank you to those of you who have signed up to help in our classroom during either reading or math. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in signing up here is the link to the signup genius.