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Newsletter for the Week of September 9-13_ 2013


									                                                                                Ms. Batte’s
                                                                        For the Week of September 9 -
                                                                                   13, 2013

   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
                                              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—
                                             ! 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:
Watt Hardison Elem.                        Webpage:
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,
                                              and please

                                              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
                                              conversation. 

               Week B

Monday: Art                                                           Important Info
Tuesday: Music                                          Thank you to those who are participating in
                                                        our school fundraiser – selling Little Lambs
Wednesday: Library
                                                       Cookie Dough! We hope to spend the money
                                                         that we make as a school on iPads for the
Thursday: P.E.
                                                          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
                                                                        support! 

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