Hi, 2nd Grade Explorer Families!
Thank you for all booking your parent-teacher conference with me! I am looking forward to chatting with you about your 2nd grade explorer in our classroom, D-104! (Note: This will not be a student-led conference; we will have a student-led one next trimester.) Our conference schedule is tight; please be prompt so that all parents are able to start at their designated time and have their full time with me. Thank you so much for your support!
Monday: Sofia @ 2:00 pm; Simarjeet @ 2:30 pm; Chase @ 3:30 pm; Joseph @ 4:00 pm;
Tuesday: Raelanna @ 2:00 pm; Lusia @ 2:30 pm; Treven @3:00 pm; Sam @ 3:30 pm; Claudia @ 4:00 pm
Wednesday: Abby @ 2:00 pm; Arush @ 2:30 pm; Helena @ 3:00 pm ; Asmara @ 3:30 pm
Thursday: Maddox @ 2:00 pm; Mason S. @ 2:30 pm; Mason R. @ 3:30 pm; Mykah @ 4:00 pm
Friday: Lana @ 2:00 pm; Amir @ 2:30 pm ; Prisha @ 3:00 pm; Mason T. @ 3:30 pm; Elijah @ 4:00 pm
*To Chase's mom for helping us during our Writing Workshop-so helpful!
*To Elijah's family for their Halloween treat bags on Halloween-so thoughtful!
Blue Communication Folders--MIA!
Several blue weekly communication folders are not making their way back to us on a regular basis! And so, papers have been going home in substitute folders or completely "unfoldered" lately! Please look around your home for these. If you absolutely cannot find them (perhaps they are disappearing in some unknown void where those socks go!), take heart! Simply re-use the gray folders I will be giving you with your child's conference items in them this week!
* In Reading, we compared and contrasted The 3 Little Pigs and The 3 Little Wolves and the Big, Bad Pig. We also reviewed the reflection strategy of Summarizing and learned about the strategy of Wondering. We practiced this latter strategy with "Room on the Broom," a short video based on the book by the same title. We also talked about the characters, setting, and lesson of this story.
* In Writing, we practiced using our Narrative Rubrics. In Spelling, we resumed our WTW spelling tasks.
* In Math, we are practicing triple digit addition without regrouping and will look at different strategies to solve.
* We also read a passage, "At Play: Life Long Ago," comparing and contrasting how we have fun now and how fun was had a couple generations ago. We created a T-chart independently to show at least 3 examples of how life long ago was different than today.
*We enjoyed our Big Buddy time on Friday! Ms. Brunnmeier's 5th graders helped us write an original fairy tale or other short story. We are great collaborators!
Parent Survey: Please click HERE fill our parent survey use to rate your family's experience at Westlake Charter School during the 2018-19 school year. These questions help us evaluate how we are doing on our current strategic plan.
Conference Week: Conference week is next week, November 5th through the 9th. Remember, November 5th-9th will be early dismissal for all grades to allow for time to meet with each of our families - Kindergarten will dismiss at 1:00 PM and 1st-8th grade will dismiss at 1:30 PM. Our BASE program will be open after school until 6:00 PM each day. Click HERE to scheduled your conference. Click HERE for instructions on how to sign up.
Olympic Triathlon: Our 11th annual Westlake Charter Olympic Triathlon is already off to a great start! Have you created your family donation page yet? Simply visit http://pledgestar.com/westlakecharter where you can customize a page with student name(s), a photo and donation goal. It is easy to quickly request sponsors via email or text explaining why WCS is amazing and how they can help us meet our goal this year.
The Triathlon is not just about fundraising. It is about celebrating and supporting our three specialties of Art, Spanish and P.E. which are led by fully credentialed specialty teachers. Our annual Olympic Triathlon allows WCS to celebrate this trifecta and offer our family, friends and community a way to support this work.
On Thursday, November 29th our students will participate in a special day of learning on the Olympic Triathlon Event Day. This day is completely staffed and planned by our parent volunteers alongside some fabulous WCS staff members. We need your help to make this day fun and successful for our school and students. Please be on the lookout for an event day sign up soon. In the meantime, if you would like to get involved with planning please Click HERE and fill out the form to be contacted. Thank you Explorer Families!
Veterans Day/BASE CLOSED: School and BASE will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day.
Thanksgiving Break: School will be closed November 19th to 23rd for Thanksgiving Break. Our BASE program will be open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on November 19th and 20th
Whole School Morning meeting: Families are welcome to join us for our end of trimester whole school morning meeting! At the whole school morning meeting, we will sing songs, celebrate students and build community in the same way we do in class each day.
- K-2: Wednesday, November 7th, 8:45 AM- 9:30 AM
- 3-5: Wednesday, November 7th, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
2nd Grade Shout-Out
Thank you to Amir who saved the day when our you-tube video of "Room on the Broom" was glitching. He advised, "I know what the problem is! You probably have too many tabs open! You need to close the other tabs!" He was right! So proud of his techie problem-solving that saved my lesson plan!
That's all for now! See you soon!