For the Week of September 16 -
Important Dates Classroom News
We still have several students who haven’t turned
Friday, September 20th – End of in their class t-shirt money. Please be sure to do
so as soon as possible—making payments is
Cookie Dough Sale
perfectly acceptable! Thank you!
Friday, October 4th – End of
On Tuesday, we welcomed a new student to our
the first 9 weeks grading classroom, Broynson Whitaker. We had a great
period! first week together!
Monday, October 7th – Friday, Don’t forget to join Planet K-8! Just visit
October 11th – Fall Break, NO www.planetk8.com to register! This cool site allows
me to send out instant notifications and/or
reminders to you via e-mail or text message (your
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
be alerted every time a new post is made. I post
Birthdays info and/or pictures a couple times each week.
You can also find fun learning websites for your
Ms. Batte – Sept. 30th
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—whether you’ve had a chance to read the book or not. 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: Hot Dog on a Bun or Fish &
Shrimp Basket; cole slaw, baked beans,
Reading: This week our focus stories will help us to answer the
question, "What kinds of work do people do?". We will begin with realistic
oven fries, sliced peaches, and apple slices
fiction book entitled Pizza at Sally's by Monica Wellington. Sally the pizza
Tuesday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce &
maker makes pizza. She grows tomatoes in the community garden for the
Breadstick or Whole Grain Mac ‘n Cheese;
sauce. She gets cheese in the shop down the street. She buys flour from the
green beans, breaded squash, pear halves, mill for the dough. We will follow Sally throughout all of her tasks as Sally
and orange wedges prepares, mixes, and bakes delicious pizzas.
Wednesday: Turkey & Gravy or Beef We will also work with an informational text--Everybody Works by Shelley
Dippers; baby red mashed potatoes, green Rotner and Ken Kreisler. The photographs and simple text show us the many
peas, fresh strawberries, and grapes ways in which work can be accomplished.
Thursday: Chicken Sandwich or Grilled Through these stories we will be focusing on the following skills:
Ham & Cheese Sandwich; veggie tortilla identifying beginning sounds, recognizing words in oral sentences, pausing for
soup, tossed salad, sandwich toppings, punctuation, action verbs, and learning to use the text and pictures together
cantaloupe chunks, and bananas to develop meaning.
Friday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger or BBQ
High-Frequency Word: and (Please continue to practice I, like, and the at
on a Bun; Potato Smiles, Tuscan Blend
home as well!)
vegetables, sandwich toppings, fresh fruit
cup, and pineapple tidbits Selection Vocabulary (Pizza at Sally's): customers, dough, famous, perfect,
Oral Vocabulary (Everybody Works): creating, delivering, hobby, and
Math: This week will finish up our unit on Positional
words. We will review what we’ve learned on Monday,
and take our Posttest on Tuesday. We
will have our Pretest for Topic 3
(Patterns) on Wednesday and begin
Related Arts working with shape patterns, as well as
learning to compare and create patterns
Schedule on Thursday and Friday.
Monday: Music Important Info
Tuesday: Library Thank you to those who are participating in our
school fundraiser – selling Little Lambs Cookie
Wednesday: P.E. Dough! All money and order forms are due on
Friday, September 20th! We hope to spend the
Thursday: Art money that we make as a school on iPads for the
classrooms. There are so many things we could
Friday: Music do with iPads in the classroom—so sell that
dough, boys and girls! Be sure not to approach
strangers, but, mom and dad, however, can take
**Please make sure that your your brochure with them to work! Once again,
child wears tennis shoes on P.E. thank you for your support!