What's New This Week?

  • Extended Spring Break

    Posted by Christine Frisiras on 3/16/2020

    As you know, our spring break has been extended due to the coronavirus.  While we are gone the district will be going through deep cleaning in every room of every school.  When our kids come back on April 1, we should have very clean schools and classrooms.  If something changes before then and our dates change, you will be informed by the district.

    While you are home, please read every day and take time for writing.  Everyone should have sight words at home.  Use those to make sentences and short stories.  You should be able to go on our website to connect to our Tumblebooks website and there is a link on my website for Starfall.  Another one that we have liked in our class is abcya.com.  There is a kindergarten section and there are sections for abc work and math.  Please have them do both.  Yes, tell them Mrs. Frisiras said they CAN do math! :)

    At this point, we do not now what will happen with conferences.  As soon as I know, I'll let you know.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility!

    Upcoming Dates

    March 16 - 31 - No School - Spring Break

    April 1 - School Resumes

    April 8 - Early Release @ 12:10

    April 13 - 17Forest Flyer Week - M-Th - run, F - charms

    April 22 - Early Release @ 12:10

    May 8 - Field Trip to Children's Theater - Info coming after spring break!

    Happy Spring Break!  Be safe!  Wash your hands!  Use hand sanitizer!

    Christine

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  • We Are All Set For Conferences!

    Posted by Christine Frisiras on 3/8/2020

    Thank you, everyone, for signing up for conferences!  We are going to have a great couple of days celebrating your children!  I'm looking forward to it!

    The Trillium Creek Adult Social was a great time!  It was fun to see so many people coming out to support our students and school!

    In Reading Workshop, we are becoming Avid Non-Fiction Readers. This will be easy for us to do with our Frog unit.  We are working on making a Non-Fiction report on frogs in class.  Every student will be choosing a specific frog at home and making a research poster.  We talked about how this is THEIR project.  Please do not do this for them.  You can help them find information but please have them do the writing themselves.  I can't wait to see all the projects!  As your child finishes, they can bring in their project.  All students will share their project with our class.  Make sure they practice reading their facts and talking about their poster at home so they are comfortable sharing in front of our class.

    In Math Workshop, we will begin writing and creating our own frog story problems.  We have had some practice working with story problems so I feel they are ready to create their own!  You will get to see them during conferences!

    In Writing Workshop, we continue working on easy to read writing.  Frog projects will be a great way to practice non-fiction writing.  Facts should be easy to read.  Start with a capital letter.  End with a period.  Spaces.  Neat writing. Interesting.  I am excited for the projects to start coming in!

    Upcoming Dates

    March 9 - Book Orders Due 

    March 9 - 13 - Forest Flyer Week - M-Th - run, F - charms

    March 16 - Frog Posters Due

    March 18 - Early Release @ 12:10 - Conferences 1 PM - 7 PM

    March 18 - 19 - Student Led Spring Conferences - Wednesday March 18 - 1 - 7 PM, Thursday, March 19 - 9-10 AM and 3-5 PM - Thank you for signing up!  You guys are awesome!

    March 20 - No School

    March 19 - 29 - No School - Spring Break

    March 30 - School Resumes

    April 8 - Early Release @ 12:10

    April 13 - 17Forest Flyer Week - M-Th - run, F - charms

    April 22 - Early Release @ 12:10

    May 8 - Field Trip to Children's Theater - Info coming after spring break!

    Happy Daylight Savings!

    Christine

     

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  • Spring Conferences Go Live on Monday @ 5 PM

    Posted by Christine Frisiras on 3/1/2020

    Happy March!  If you're available today and want to help beautify our school, there is a pile of gravel that needs to be moved today. I think there is also a pile of bark dust.  It's Community Care Day from 12 - 4!

    Conferences sign ups will go live on Monday at 5 PM.  After you sign up for a conference, head down to OMSI for our free OMSI night from 6-8 PM.  Thank you to our PTA for organizing this event!

    Back to conferences...  For our spring conferences, we will have Student-Led Conferences.  That means your student needs to come - they are the star of the show!  You will sign up for an hour block.  There will be 3 families signing up for the same hour and each family will be moving around the room.  Part of that time you will be meeting with me.  But most of the time, your child will be sharing their learning with you.  When you meet with me, I will share the progress they have made so far as well as going back over our fall goals to see if we've met them or need to keep working.  If all are met, we'll make new goals.

    Finally, have you seen our finished Artist in Residence Mural?  It looks really great!  Thank you again to those that came to help on that day!

    Upcoming Dates

    March 1 - Community Care Day 12 - 4

    March 2 - TCPS OMSI Night 6-8

    March 4 - Early Release @ 12:10

    March 7 - Adult Social - Oregon Hills Winery - Portlandia Theme 7 PM - I'm looking forward to it!

    March 8 - Daylight Savings - Spring Ahead - yay for sunshine later in the day!

    March 9 - Book Orders Due (book orders will be going home on Monday)

    March 9 - 13 - Forest Flyer Week - M-Th - run, F - charms

    March 18 - Early Release @ 12:10 - Conferences start at 1 PM

    March 18 - 19 - Student Led Spring Conferences - Wednesday March 18 - 1 - 7 PM, Thursday, March 19 - 9-10 AM and 3-5 PM - Thank you in advance for signing up!

    March 19 - 29 - No School - Spring Break

    March 30 - School Resumes

    Happy 1st Day of March!

    Christine

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