Second Step- Managing Frustration
Haggerty phonemic awareness
Sight words: with, what, it
Parent games: snowman sight word bingo
Teacher table with Mrs. Burks: guided reading and weekly readers
Listening Center: Sneezy the snowman
Teacher table with Ms. Lane: Reviewing key concepts of phonemic awareness, creative writing
Theme/Science/Social Studies: PENGUINS
Parts of a penguin
Predators and Prey
Intro. to subtraction
Take away penguins (subtraction)
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Math Centers: domino adding, number bonds with Mrs. Burks, Penguin race (adding) with Ms. Lane, ST math, lincoln logs, light table and magna tiles
Odds and Ends
No school Friday....School Improvement day
We are in need of some new playdoh. If you are willing to make some new batches at home, please send me a dojo message.
We are in need of class snacks. If you able to provide snacks for 27 kids please drop them off any day this week.
Below is a message from the CEO...
Dear CPS Families and Supporters,
The Chicago Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2018-2019 School Year on
Wednesday, January 24, which will go a long way toward supporting both our families and our staff
plan for the year ahead.
As a busy parent, I know how important it is to plan ahead. That’s why I’m glad to have next year’s
school calendar in the hands of our families now so we can plan for extracurricular activities, child
care, and family vacations.
For CPS educators, the calendar will help them shape curriculum to best support student learning.
Knowing the schedule in advance will guide lesson planning, and helps ensure that resources for
students, educators, and families are delivered seamlessly.
You’ll see from the calendar that we were careful to divide the number of student attendance days –
178 – evenly across four quarters, and that we’ve allocated two days for parent-teacher
conferences. These are important opportunities for parents to sit down with your child’s teachers
and support their learning at home. We also provided 10 days of professional development to
support continuous development of our educators, and ensure effective planning throughout the
Here are some of the important dates for the next school year:
First Day of School - 9/4/18, Last Day of School - 6/18/19
Academic Quarters - Q1 - 11/1/18, Q2 - 1/31/19, Q3 - 4/4/19, Q4 - 6/18/19
Parent Teacher Conference Days - 11/14/18 (ES), 11/15/18 (HS), 4/10/19 (ES), 4/11/19 (HS)
Winter Vacation - 12/24/18 - 1/4/19, Spring Vacation - 4/15/18 - 4/19/18
School Improvement Days - 11/2/18, 2/1/19, 4/5/19, 6/19/19
Please note: Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, 11/12/18.
In addition to the attached calendar, you can download the SY 2018-2019 Calendar at
cps.edu/calendar. I hope it proves to be a useful resource for you, and look forward to continuing
our partnership this school year and next.