As part of our Halloween festivities on Friday, October 31st, we will be doing “Pumpkin Math” on the morning of Halloween. We will measure, weigh, count, estimate, and graph various characteristics of our pumpkins. I am interested in getting 5 parent helpers for this activity. It will take place from 8:50-9:50. Plus, if each helper could bring a pumpkin, a knife, and a spoon for scooping, it would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to help but would like to donate a pumpkin feel free to send it to school at any time. If you are interested and available please get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you for your support! I am looking forward to working together. Happy Halloween!
We are very excited to start Camp Read-A-Lot!
Unfortunately, there was a little ordering mishap... we received the wrong folder in the School Supply Kit, so the oversized 7-section accordion folder will be coming home.
Here are your TWO options for replacing the folder:
1) Purchase a new one yourself (See link below)
2) Send in $2 - we will purchase it for you.
Below is a picture of the preferred folder. You can find them at Target Here.
Be on the lookout for a Camp Read-A-Lot letter coming home with more information!
1) Tomorrow is Early Release at 1:00.
2) October book orders are due Friday Oct 24th.
3) Looking for "Math Homework"? - Let your child go on Dreambox! Sign up as a parent to see their progress.
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October 15, 2014
Dear Indian Trail Families,
We have a slightly new plan for Fall Festival Activities on Friday, October 31st at Indian Trail School. The change is to address safety during the parade, classroom parties, and dismissal.
The details are as follows:
Craig Keer and the Indian Trail Team
2nd Grade Music Performance
When: Friday, December 12
Time: 2:00pm (or 9:15am dress rehearsal if you can't make the afternoon time--please let Mrs. Lucci know ahead of time so we can have enough chairs set up)
Location: Indian Trail small gym
Fall is the time of year to clean out our closets, and during the month of October, we are holding a community-wide winter coat & boot collection. Due to the growing need in our community, we are collecting new and gently-used, warm, clean coats and boots of all sizes from infant to adult. The items will be distributed to families in need within our community in mid November.
Please drop off your donations in the Fall Coat & Boot Drive box outside of the main office at Indian Trail from October 13th – October 30th.
Thank you for your generosity! f you have any questions about the coat drive, please contact Shirley Harwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week students began using Dreambox in the classroom during our Math Rotations. Only 2nd grade is piloting this program and so far, the kids love it. Think video game plots with visual/interactive math lessons. I am sending a letter home today that explains how to access it online (the kids know how to get to it from my blog.) and how to add it to your ipad.
Their website says, "DreamBox is PreK-8 math solution driven by a technology that's as unique as the students and educators who need it, love it, and use it to go to the next level."
The kids say:
"It's awesome. You learn all kinds of math." - Cameron
"It's fun because of all the characters and math games." - Sophia
"You can go on quests and you want to do the math." - Jacob
"The math is fun."- Ty
"The problems are fun and you get to find stuff on the challenge." - Honor
Here's how to get on Dreambox from my blog:
1) Helpful Links
2) Math Sites
5) Click on your name/character, and select your picture password.
Don't Forget to Wear Pajamas Tomorrow!
Our class earned their TEAM Party today by earning their 25th Lego! They voted for their class party to be a...
Pajama Stuffed Animal Movie Party!
The party will be Friday morning before lunch. I will bring in a few movies for the students to vote on.
All you need to do is remind your child to wear PJs on Friday, and bring ONE SMALL stuffed animal.
Dec 17-Jan 2- Winter Break