For the Week of September 9 -
Important Dates Classroom News
We still have several students who haven’t turned
Tuesday, September 10th – Pizza in their class t-shirt money. Please be sure to do
Hut Spirit Night so as soon as possible—making payments is
perfectly acceptable! Thank you!
Wednesday, September 11th –
Picture Day! We are still in need of an adult or 2 to assist us
during our computer lab time each week. Our
Friday, September 20th – End of time is from 1:00-1:45 every Thursday. Please
contact me if you’re interested!
Cookie Dough Sale
Friday, October 4th – End of the Don’t forget to join Planet K-8! Just visit
www.planetk8.com to register! This cool site allows
first 9 weeks grading period!
me to send out instant notifications and/or
Monday, October 7th – Friday, reminders to you via e-mail or text message (your
October 11th – Fall Break, NO
Please visit and “follow” our Classroom Website—
http://msbatteskiddos.blogspot.com! You can
“follow” by e-mail or through Google Plus and
Twitter, if you have a Google or Twitter account.
Look along the right-hand side of the site to find
the “follow” links. If you “follow” our site, you will
Birthdays be alerted every time a new post is made. I post
info and/or pictures a couple times each week.
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You can also find fun learning websites for your
child to “play” on at home, as well as printable
copies of the newsletter and calendar, and more
info on the stories that we read each week.
Literacy Tip: Please assist your child in reviewing their sight word ring (coming home Monday—to be returned
daily) and allow them read their leveled reader to you each night. Sign the reading log in your child’s “book bag”
and return all contents to school the next day. Thank you for your support!
Ms. Jen Batte E-mail: email@example.com
Watt Hardison Elem. Webpage: http://msbatteskiddos.blogspot.com
300 Gibson Street
Portland, TN 37148 (615) 325-3233
Lunch Menu What We’re Learning
Monday: Stuffed Crust Pizza or Breaded
Pork Chop; pasta salad, green beans, fresh
Reading: This week we will be focusing on two realistic fiction stories
that will help us to answer the question, "Why do people have to take care of
orange wedges, and blueberries
their pets?" The first such story is I Have a Pet! by Shari Halpern. In this
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or
story, five children enter their pets in a show, and each takes a turn
Breaded Cheese Sticks; baked potato,
explaining the merits of his or her contestant, be it dog, cat, bird, hamster or
Romaine salad, carrot sticks w/ dressing, lizard. Information on animal behavior, as well as care and feeding, are woven
Gala apples, and melon cup throughout. All the entrants give such swell presentations that the judge has
Wednesday: Tacos or Chicken Fajitas, no choice but to award everyone some kind of prize.
refried beans, veggie boat, taco trimmings, Our second focus story this week will be Please, Puppy, Please, written by
fresh strawberries, and sliced peaches Spike and Tonya Lewis Lee and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Through this
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets or Lasagna w/ story, we are introduced to two young children who are celebrating the joys
Breadstick; garden salad, corn, bananas, and challenges of life with their new pet. Puppy is exuberant, energetic, and
and plums as undisciplined as can be. The kids are thrilled with their uncontrollable new
Friday: Mini Burger Sliders or Ham & friend, chasing him, playing with him, and trying to get him to behave.
With these texts, we will be focusing on the following skills this week:
Cheese Flatbread; waffle fries, broccoli
beginning sounds, synonyms, story structure, and conclusions.
trees & carrot sticks w/ dressing, fresh
fruit cup, and grapes
High-Frequency Word: the (Please continue to practice I and like at home, as
Oral Vocabulary Words (I Have a Pet!): cooperate, curious, interesting, slimy,
smooth, and vet
Selection Vocabulary Words (Please, Puppy, Please): fetch, outside, inside,
Math: This week, we will be focusing on
Positional Words and using them to
correctly describe an object’s location.
Related Arts Encourage your child to use words such as
inside, outside, under, above, over, on, below,
Schedule left, right, top, middle, and bottom in
Monday: Art Important Info
Tuesday: Music Thank you to those who are participating in
our school fundraiser – selling Little Lambs
Cookie Dough! We hope to spend the money
that we make as a school on iPads for the
classrooms. There are so many things we
Friday: Art could do with iPads in the classroom—so sell
that dough, boys and girls! Be sure not to
approach strangers, but, mom and dad,
**Please make sure that your however, can take your brochure with them
child wears tennis shoes on P.E. to work! Once again, thank you for your