I am worn out! The Fun Run was so much fun though! Thank you so much for supporting our school. It was great to see so many people out to cheer us on the obstacle course. We were hot and sweaty but were able to come inside afterwards and cooled off with some popsicles and lots of water!
We had some items due today that were missing. This is a friendly reminder that Homework is due every Friday. Starting today, some friends got sight words to practice too. (Harris, Jack, Addyson, Spring, Loryn, Spencer, Scarlett, Kaleb, Jacob, Maria, Noa, Nicole, & Jayden) If you did not get sight words this week don’t worry. We had some finish their lists and/or have lists sent home from Ms. Dunn or Ms. Madden. Also on the Homework is our phonic words of the week (Also tested on Friday). The phonic lists are listed on my blog. I will update the blog with the homework too. Baggy books just went home with our new friends and we expect them to come back to school next Friday. Some current friends forgot their books today. Let’s try to remember them for next Friday.
We will be doing a lot of testing next week. It is important that your child comes to school on time and rested. The tests are baseline computer tests for the Reading Inventory and Math Inventory. We will also visit the Library for the first time this year on Friday. Dr. King will visit and begin preparing us for the Cogat (Standardized Testing) in September.
Reading- Retelling and Testing
Math- Testing and Place Value- making a ten
Social Studies- Global Address (Assessment on Friday)
I hope everyone has a restful weekend! Please email or text me if you have any questions.
Five-Star Tiered Homework due 8-22- Grecko Edition
We have earned a few more Bootherthon rewards. We will be having EXTRA recess on Wednesday. And on Thursday we will have EXTRA class time with ART fun! It is also Western Dress Day! See you soon Cowboys and Cowgirls! Reminder: We will be running on Friday @9 am with 2nd Grade.
Here is tonight’s challenge…
Your students have done an amazing job helping raise funds for some improvements for our school. So far we have raised over $13,000! That is awesome!
If we reach our goal of $16,000, our KES administration is going to dress up in sumo suits and do a line dance!
The student in each grade with the most new pledges will get to pie the Boosterthon team tomorrow!
Every student’s goal is to connect with 10 sponsors. And with funrun.com’s smart sharing features, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. Plus, with a few clicks you can create a custom Student Star video to share on social media. You can also use the Easy Emailer to connect with friends and family. As you gather pledges, be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address so they have the opportunity to easily pay for your student’s pledge online via credit card.
Thank you again for helping our class!
You can also wear a hat and silly socks on Monday!
Wow! We made it a full week! We have been very busy, so some of our friends might be a little tired today after such a fun filled week.
Here is a peek at next week. Homework went home today. I have attached it here and I will also upload it to the blog. It is due back next Friday along with the Baggy Books. Please read and reread the baggy books this week. We have a goal of making a 100 on the RI. We haven’t written this goal but it is what we are working towards. To be successful in reading, a child needs to be reading nightly.
Phonics- Review lessons
Reading- Launching Daily 5 and Guided Reading Groups
Math- Graphing and Counting to 120
Social Studies- Global Address
Dates to Remember:
Spirit Week: Monday- Superhero Day (no Capes)
Tuesday- Backwards Day
Wednesday- Western Day
Thursday- KES Spirit Wear Day
Friday- Boosterthon Fun Run – Wear Sneakers (We run @9am)
Sparkles Night 4-8
In addition to the Spirit Week our class is working for some incentives. We have collected enough pledges for 2 rewards- Silly Socks and Hat Day! This could be a great way to celebrate the SuperHero Theme too! So, you can wear SuperHero items AND/OR a Hat and Silly Socks on Monday.
Here is a picture of our next level rewards!
I hope everyone has a great week. I look forward to seeing everyone again next week! Mrs. Grecko
Five-Star Tiered Homework due 8-15-19- Grecko Edition
Thank you again for supporting our school through the Kennesaw Obstacle Challenge!
This weekend we have a special challenge! When your students get $2 per obstacle or more in NEW pledges (Or $60 total in flat donations) over the weekend, they’ll earn their regular rewards plus a bonus reward on Monday! Pledges can be made on funrun.com or they can bring in cash/check on Monday and it will count towards the weekend challenge!
This weekend, and this weekend only, your student can earn our bonus prize, the Quantum Rings! If your student gets $2 per lap or more in NEW pledges this weekend…
And if you’re looking for the easiest way to ask for a pledge, just upload a photo of your student to boosterthon.com to create a personalized Student Star Video. This fun, hilarious video starring your child can be shared by email or social media to connect with sponsors and ask for a pledge.
Thank you again for helping our class!
P.S. – If you haven’t registered your child on boosterthon.com, search for your school or use our school registration code: 581339
Our Kennesaw Obstacle Challenge kicked off today with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We’ve asked the fundraising experts at Booster to power our two-week program, making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more FUN. Our obstacle challenge includes EVERY student in a fun, fitness event that focuses on character while helping our school raise much-needed funds.
This year, our entire school is raising funds for school improvements, such as new student risers, teacher grants, etc. Our goal is to raise $16,000 and we need YOUR help!
Here’s how you can support Kennesaw:
- Register your student on funrun.com by searching “Kennesaw.” Once you do, your student will receive a FREE GIFT just for being registered. Then, use funrun.com to log pledges for your child.
- Reach out to sponsors. Every student’s goal is to connect with 10 sponsors, and with funrun.com’s smart sharing tools, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. Plus, with a few clicks you can create a custom Student Star Video to share on social media. You can also use the Easy Emailer to connect with friends and family. As you gather pledges, be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address so they have the opportunity to easily pay for your student’s pledge online via credit card.
- Ask your child about the MindSpark: Wild West Character Lesson of the Day! This year’s theme combines S.T.E.A.M. skills with character-building. In this thrilling Sci-Fi-Western theme, your students and the MindSpark kids must compete in six “Character Duels” to rescue Dr. Shock. Along the way, they’ll learn about Honesty, Gratitude, Generosity, Kindness, and Humility. Join along by watching the fun character videos with your child on funrun.com.
- Come to the Obstacle Challenge on August 16th! All students are included in the event, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be completing 30-35 obstacle challenges, and we would love for you to come out and cheer on your student!
Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you next week at the Obstacle Challenge!
Thank you for a great couple of first days! Today we got do even more of our planned schedule! I was so happy with our work.
Here are a couple of reminders:
If you haven’t sent in a 1” binder (with clear cover) please do so by Monday. We will be sending binders and agendas home. Please look at the agenda/binder daily. Your child will be filling out their specials schedule and marking their daily behavior. Inside the binder are a few clear pocket protectors with our schedule, behavior points explanation, agenda info and PBIS matrix. The students are responsible for bringing their binder to school daily.
Due next week: Any missing paperwork. A Performing arts flyer went home today. That flyer should be the last for awhile…
I will be double checking all paperwork and will send home reminders next week.
A peek at next week:
Phonics: Short vowel review
Reading: Launching the Reading Workshop
Writing: Launching the Writing Workshop
Math: Data and Graphing
Social Studies: PBIS/Good Citizen/Launching the S.S. Unit
Thank you for sharing your children with me. If you have any questions, please email me. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Tomorrow is our first Meet and Greet of the new school year! It will be so wonderful to see everyone! I’m very excited to be teaching again with Ms. Dunn. We are going to have another #bestclassever year!