It has been a busy, productive week! The 2nd graders have been hard at work preparing for our Living Museum Showcase on Wednesday, February 7th from 9:00 am - 9:45 am in the 2nd grade neighborhood.
In your child's blue folder, please find a copy of your child's published Difference Maker speech. (A few of us are in the rough draft step or revised/edited draft step.) Most of us have memorized our speeches already; please use this copy to practice and fine tune at home! We will continue to have some work time at school as well. Also, please be ready to costume your child as his/her difference maker. They will wear their costumes to school in lieu of their uniform on February 7th. So exciting! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns or if I can help in any way!
Other Class News:
*This week we welcomed our 6th grade teacher's aide, Ms. Sahara, to our community! She will be helping us the last half our of our day for 6 weeks. (Interestingly, Sahara was in my reading group when she was in 1st grade!) She is a wonderful, bright explorer who is doing a great job connecting with our 2nd graders!
*Today (Saturday) I attended UCDavis Math Project Series #3: "Engaging Students in Thinking and Reasoning Mathematically." It was a joy to collaborate and learn from K-2 teachers from all over the region. I am so excited to try out some of the ideas and concepts in our upcoming Math lessons!
*Researching, writing, and peer speech memorizing time with Living Museum project
*Sharing our work thus far with our Big Buddies and Mrs. Battin
*Reflecting on our triple digit subtraction math strategies and articulating them to our classmates
*Reading about Marco Polo, a great explorer of the world, and a person who made a difference!
*Discussing Kindness and writing down "Acts of Kindness" we can do around school and at home
*Thank you to Scarlett's grandma, Ms. Dorothy, who works wonders supporting reticent researchers
*Thank you to Lyla's family for the disinfecting wipes during this cold and flu season!
*Thanks to all for your ongoing support of your children and their academic and social goals; you are such great team mates!
Lottery Application Deadline THIS Wednesday, January 31st: Spread the word, the deadline to apply for the 2018 – 19 lottery is this Wednesday, January 31st at 2:00pm. No applications will be accepted after that time. Our office is open Monday, Tuesday from 7:45am – 4:00pm and Wednesday from 7:45am – 2:00pm to accept applications.
Parents Go To School Night: Please join us for "Parents Go to School Night" Wednesday, January 31 from 5:45 – 8:00pm to learn more about supporting your child's learning at WCS! Click HERE for the event flyer. Click HEREto check out the fantastic staff-led sessions about topics of interest to all of our families. Come as early as 5:15pm to check out our fantastic community booths and grab some dinner! Masa Taco Kitchen will have vegetarian and meat options available for purchase until 7:30pm. Fill out the feedback survey at the end of the night and enter a chance to win prizes from Natomas School of Music, Pipeworks, AVA Virtual Reality, or Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts. BASE will be free for the evening - please click HERE to reserve your spot. See you there!
My Princess and Me Dance: The 6th annual My Princess & Me Dance is on February 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. Dads, grandpas, uncles, friends and father-figures are invited to escort their princess (ages 4-13) to this community favorite. The evening includes dancing, dessert, photos and many unforgettable memories. Click HERE to purchase tickets and learn more. This incredible community event isn’t possible without volunteers. Please Click HERE to help make it a success. Thank you!
That's all for now! Have a wonderful weekend and week!