For the Week of September 23 -
Important Dates Classroom News
We still have several students who haven’t turned
in their class t-shirt money. Please be sure to do
so as soon as possible—making payments is
Friday, October 4th – End of perfectly acceptable! Thank you!
the first 9 weeks grading Roger will be leaving us on Tuesday to spend a
period! month in China with his family. We will surely miss
him and look forward to him sharing pictures and
Monday, October 7th – Friday, stories with us from his trip upon his return. Safe
October 11th – Fall Break, NO travels, Roger!
Please visit and “follow” our Classroom Website—
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info and/or pictures a couple times each week.
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
Birthdays info on the stories that we read each week.
Ms. Batte – Sept. 30th
Literacy Tip: Please assist your child in reviewing their sight word ring (coming home Monday thru Thursday—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
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Portland, TN 37148 (615) 325-3233
Lunch Menu What We’re Learning
Monday: Pizza or Chicken Parmesan;
parsley potatoes, green beans, Mandarin
Reading: This week our Focus Stories will help us to answer the
question, "How do tools help us do things with our hands?" We will begin with
oranges, and fresh melon cup
the Traditional Tale, The Little Red Hen, retold by Heather Forest, and
Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets or Salisbury
illustrated by Susan Gaber. In this story, a black-and-white kitten, corgi pup,
Steak; creamed potatoes, broccoli w/
and shiny-eyed mouse are the reluctant friends of Little Red Hen. While cat
cheese sauce, diced peach cup, and fresh is distracted by a yarn ball, dog wrestles with a blue blanket, and mouse
pear slices surveys a sort of scrapbook of mice of many lands, Hen goes about her
Wednesday: Ham & Cheese Sandwich or business, planting, cutting, grinding, and baking all by herself. In the end, the
BBQ Chicken; Ranch-style baked beans, lazy animals learn their lesson and are given a chance to redeem themselves.
oven fries, Romaine salad, watermelon Our Informational Text this week will be The Handiest Things in the
chunks, and grapes World, by Andrew Clements. This fresh take on an often-overlooked
Thursday: Super Nachos and Chicken appendage compares hands with everyday tools. Eating with fingers and then
Fajitas; refried beans, whole kernel corn, with chopsticks, walking a dog off a leash and then on, catching an insect
taco trimmings, strawberries, and bananas with bare hands and then in a net, and digging with and without a trowel are
Friday: Chicken Sliders and Pork Chop w/ a few of the 17 varied, engaging, and child-centered activities included.
Roll; steamed carrots, pinto beans, Our Focus Skills this week will be Beginning Sounds, Words in Oral
Sentences, Pausing for Punctuation (when reading), Identifying Cause and
pineapple tidbits, and blueberries w/ kiwi
Effect, Questioning, Synonyms, and Action Verbs. We will also be focusing
on the letter Ss and its corresponding phoneme, /s/.
High-Frequency Words: Review I, like, the, and
Oral Vocabulary (The Little Red Hen): admired, delicious, delight, doubt,
Selection Vocabulary (The Handiest Things in the World): appears, future,
Math: This week will complete our unit on
Patterns, learning to compare patterns and
create patterns of our own. The kiddos really
Related Arts enjoyed making their pattern bracelets last week
—Ms. Turner was even able to spend the
afternoon with us and participate in the lesson.
We will end the week with our Postest on Friday,
ready to begin a new unit next week, with our
Pretest on Monday.
Monday: Library Important Info
Tuesday: P.E. After grading the Posttests on our Positional
Words Unit, the following students received a
Wednesday: Art 100% score:
Thursday: Music Cale H.
Friday: Guidance Isabella C.
**Please make sure that your
This student showed the highest percentage of
child wears tennis shoes on P.E. growth (from pretest to posttest):