Monday, May 23, 2016

Publishing Poetry

One of the best gifts I can give to my students' parents is a piece of their child's imagination imprinted on paper for eternity... or until it is lost, damaged or shoved into a box!  I'm lucky to have this ability as a literacy teacher! Together with Mrs. Foley, the kids made beautiful books to publish their poetry--so sweet and special!



SBAC Week Fun!




Thursday, May 19, 2016

SBAC Testing--loving the snacks-Thank you!!!!!

Hi Families, I'm looking for healthy snacks to enjoy during breaks from testing next week.

I'll ask the kids to volunteer tomorrow to bring in popcorn, cheese and crackers, and any other all natural snacks they would like.   Please email me if you wish to volunteer to bring something in!
adowning@ccsuvt.org

Monday, May 16, 2016

Student Led conferences

Confirmation slips went home last week, but in case you missed it:

Schedule:
9:30-10--Th
10:30-11--Ca and L
11:30-12----P
12-12:30--An and So
12:30-1--El and Is
2-2:30---  O, Th, and Et
3-3:30--Jo and Av
4-4:30--N, To, and V
4:30-5-- F, Co, and Ch
5-5:30--S and JH

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Student Led Conferences-May 19

Sign up sheets for student led conferences went home today.  Please sent them back by Friday.  Thank you!  Looking forward to seeing you all!

Friday, April 15, 2016

April Vacation Challenge! Keep READING!

All of the kids committed to read a book over vacation!  If they finish their book-don't abandon it-- by the end of break, they will receive 500 auction dollars (length taken into consideration)!

Monday, April 4, 2016

April is Poetry Month!

New homework assignment for this week!
All Mountaineer students need to memorize a poem and prepare to perform it in front of the class on Friday, April 8.  Two students will move on from each Fleming classroom to perform their poems on the stage in the gym on the following Friday. So practice, rehearse, memorize, and have fun with it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Literacy Update--WWII

Hi Families!  I wanted to take a minute to let you know that we are beginning a historical fiction unit around World War II.  The kids are excited to learn about the war, and they are full of questions.  Please take some time at home to approach this subject with them. The photo below contains some of the texts that the kids will be reading in book clubs.  Thank you!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mountaineer's Potential movies for Jan-June of 2016

Hi Families, Just a quick post to let you know that we may watch a couple of movies this year as fun, celebratory events! They may be The Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series), A Series of Unfortunate Events (book series by Lemony Snicket), or Legend of the Guardians (from The Guardians of Ga'Hoole series). If for any reason you don't want your child to watch any of these, please email your child's teacher. Thank you!