Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (1/10)

Hi!  We're having a good week!  I'm sending the update a day early because I wanted to remind you of a couple things happening tomorrow. 😁 

School Store is tomorrow!  Please make sure students bring no more than $2 for school store.  Also, our January Book Orders are due tomorrow!  Shop online: clubs.scholastic.com with our class code: GZKBK.  Also, don't forget to send boxtops for the classroom Boxtops Challenge during January and February!

We need some supplies for our landforms projects!  Please see the sign-up sheet for details... https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4eadaa2a1-play  Thank you to those parents who have already signed up!  All supplies need to be here on Monday.  Thank you!

Important Dates:
*1/18--Q2 ends (all missing work needs to be turned in by 1/18)
*1/21--No School (MLK, Jr. Day)
*1/25--Report Cards available on PowerSchool
*2/18--No School (President's Day)
*3/8--Half day for students (dismissal 12:05 pm)
*3/13--Parent Teacher conferences (as needed)
*3/25-3/29--Spring Break!  No School!

Next week:
  • Reading: Martin Luther King, Jr. study 
  • Writing: Informational writing (Famous Americans)
  • Spelling: Unit 15 (skill: homophones)
  • Math: Unit 5 (Adding and Subtracting, Money)
  • Social Studies: Improving My Community
  • Science: Earth's Landforms & Water Cycle
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (1/4)

Hi!  We had a nice short week!  We even enjoyed a bit of extra recess this afternoon.  Check SeeSaw for a cute picture of the crew! :)

Important Dates:
*1/18--Q2 ends (all missing work needs to be turned in by 1/18)
*1/21--No School (MLK, Jr. Day)
*2/18--No School (President's Day)
*3/8--Half day for students
*3/13--Parent Teacher conferences (as needed)
*3/25-3/29--Spring Break!  No School!

When we return from Winter break...
  • Reading: Henry's Freedom Box 
  • Writing: Informational writing
  • Spelling: Unit 14 (skill: ck/k/tch/ch)
  • Math: Unit 5 (Adding and Subtracting, Money)
  • Social Studies: Improving My Community
  • Science: Earth's Landforms &, Water Cycle
Have a great weekend!  Hopefully it will stay nice, so the kiddos can play outside and enjoy the sunshine! :)

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (12/14)

Hi, parents!  We had a great week!  We are enjoying our Canned Food Drive Reward movie and popcorn as I type.  Thank you again for all our generous donations to help Gleaners!  

Don't forget that your child's family traditions homework is due on Monday.  I am attaching the directions and another copy to this email, in case you lost the first copy that went home last Friday.  Thank you for helping them with this homework!

Original Works and Spirit Wear Orders should arrive before break!  I'll keep you posted when I hear an update.

Important Dates:
*12/18--Holiday Party (1-2pm) 
*12/19--PJ & Holiday Sweater Spirit Day
*12/20-1/1--No School (Holiday Break)
*1/2/19--School Resumes

PLEASE make sure students have hats, coats, gloves, snow pants, and boots for this chilly weather!  Students will go outside for recess unless the windchill is too cold, so they need to have the proper clothing.  If purchasing winter gear is a struggle for your family, we have assistance here at the school to help with needs such as this.  Please let me or Mrs. Starkey know if this is something we can help with.     

Next week...
  • Reading: Night Tree (contractions/main idea/details)
  • Writing: Christmas Contractions
  • Spelling: Christmas Spelling
  • Math: Christmas Math/math games
  • Social Studies: Holidays Around the World
  • Science: Earth's Landforms
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)



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Friday, December 7, 2018

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (12/7)

Hi, parents!  We did it!  We earned over 200 cans, so we will have popcorn and movie party before break!   Thank you for ALL your generous donations!  Our school has earned over 8,000 cans for Gleaners!!  So awesome!!

We were very busy this morning, so we didn't have the chance to do our spelling test.  We'll do it on Monday morning. 

Your child is bringing home a special family traditions homework today.  It's due back on Monday, December 17.  Please make sure to help them with this homework.  Thank you! :)

Important Dates:
*12/10--Santa Shopping (10:00 am)
*12/14--Math test Unit 4
*12/18--Holiday Party (1-2pm) 
*12/19--PJ & Holiday Sweater Spirit Day
*12/20-1/1--No School (Holiday Break)

PLEASE make sure students have hats, coats, gloves, snow pants, and boots for this chilly weather!  Students will go outside for recess unless the windchill is too cold, so they need to have the proper clothing.  If purchasing winter gear is a struggle for your family, we have assistance here at the school to help with needs such as this.  Please let me or Mrs. Starkey know if this is something we can help with.     

Next week...
  • Reading: Mooseltoe 
  • Writing: Perfectly Perfect writing
  • Spelling: Unit 13
  • Math: Unit 4--Telling Time
  • Social Studies: Holidays Around the World
  • Science: Earth's Landforms
Have a great weekend!! :)

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (11/30)

Hi, parents!  It's been a fun week!  The kids wrote postcards to Santa asking him for an elf for our classroom.  He replied today that he's working on scheduling the elves, and will hopefully deliver one soon! 😉

Important Dates:
*12/7--Half Day (12:05 dismissal)
         --Crazy Hair/Hat Spirit Day (last day for canned food drive)  
*12/10--Santa Shopping (10:00am)
*12/14--Math test Unit 4
*12/18--Holiday Party (1-2pm) 
*12/19--PJ & Holiday Sweater Spirit Day
*12/20-1/1--No School (Holiday Break)

Note about December Spirit Days
PLEASE make sure students have hats, coats, gloves, snow pants, and boots for this chilly weather!  Students will go outside for recess unless the windchill is too cold, so they need to have the proper clothing.  If purchasing winter gear is a struggle for your family, we have assistance here at the school to help with needs such as this.  Please let me or Mrs. Starkey know if this is something we can help with.     

The Canned Food Drive is going until December 7.  Our class will earn a movie party when they reach 200 cans.  We have 173 cans so far!  If you prefer to donate money, each $1 counts as 3 cans!!  Hat/Crazy Hair Day is Friday, December 7.  Kids can participate by bringing in a canned food item or $1 to go towards the food drive.  

Next week...
  • Reading: When I was Young in the Mountains 
  • Writing: Pen Pal letters, gratitude writing
  • Spelling: Unit 12
  • Math: Unit 4--Telling Time
  • Social Studies: Communities, Holidays Around the World
  • Science: Earth's Landforms
Have a great weekend!! :)


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (10/25)

Happy Thursday! 🎃  

Tomorrow is the last day of the quarter.  Report Cards will be available in Power School on Friday, November 2.  

Thank you to those who have already signed up for our Halloween BOO Breakfast!  Please send in all non-perishable items as soon as possible.  Thank you!  Mrs. Burch's Halloween Boo Breakfast!  If you are signed up to help during the breakfast, you must have a criminal history form filled out in the office.  

We are going to do a special mixture lesson in science next week.  On Monday, October 29, please send in 1-2 cups of a snack food (no nuts, please) that we could combine to create a snack mix.  Raisins, M&M's, cheerios, pretzels, rice chex, goldfish, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc. are good items to bring.  Have your child help you measure the item to bring in.  Thank you for your help in making this a fun measurement science investigation!  

I sent conference reminders this week.  Here is the sign up sheet, if you need to check your time!  Mrs. Burch's Fall Conference Schedule  If you cannot make your scheduled conference, please let me know. 

Halloween Candy---if you do not want your kiddos to keep all the candy they receive for Halloween, I will gladly take it for my treat jar!!  THANKS! :)

Our class will be browsing at the Book Fair on Thursday, November 8, and shopping on Tuesday, November 13.  The Book Fair will also be open both nights during conferences.   

The weather is getting colder.  Students go outside for recess and need to have the proper clothing.  Please be sure to send your child with coats, hats, gloves, etc. Thank you! 

If you are from another country and would be willing to come talk to our second graders about your homeland, please let me know!  The kids love hearing about other countries and we have just begun our unit on immigration!  

Next week...
  • Reading: Crankenstein (feelings/connections)
  • Writing: Narratives
  • Spelling: Unit 8 (skill: spelling patters er/ir/ur, or/ore)
  • Math: Unit 3--More Fact Strategies
  • Social Studies: Immigration
  • Science: Measuring & Mixing

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (10/19)

Happy Friday!  The Color Run is this afternoon!  I'll post pics on Seesaw and Twitter after the run!  Thank you for supporting our school with your donations! :)

Thank you to those who have already signed up for our Halloween BOO Breakfast!  There are still a couple spots left!  Here's the link in case you missed the email: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4eadaa2a1-mrs5  

I will be sending conference reminders next week.  If you cannot make your scheduled time, please let me know and I will do my best to change your time.  I look forward to meeting with everyone at fall conferences. :) 

Next week...
  • Reading: I Need My Monster 
  • Writing: Personal Narrative
  • Spelling: Unit 7
  • Math: Addition Strategies (Unit 2 test next Friday, 10/26)
  • Social Studies: Geography of our Community (test Tuesday, 10/23)
  • Science: Measuring & Mixing
Enjoy your weekend! :)

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Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (1/10)

Hi!  We're having a good week!  I'm sending the update a day early because I wanted to remind you of a couple things happening tomor...