Tuesday, October 16, 2018

HOOT 7




I hope everyone had fun last week. We kicked off back-to-school Monday with some snow and hot chocolate! Not a bad combination!

Weather appropriate and indoor clothing
Please note that with the coming of colder, possibly snowy weather, students are asked to have jackets, hats, mittens/gloves in their cubbies. Kiddos are also welcome to bring inside shoes to wear in the classroomso they can take off their muddy shoes. Every child is asked to have socks on every day. 

School Lunches
We have been asked by the office to make sure that if your child is going to be late and usually orders lunch, to give the office a call so they will have a lunch ordered for them. It makes it difficult for the accounting end of the lunch program if we get this information after 8:30am. Thanks for your cooperation in this.

Homework packets are going home on Thursday. For math, please work with your child to complete pages 19-25 from the math workbook.

October 17 (Tomorrow!) 1:10-3:30pm: Field trip to Harwood Museum

October 18: Final Photo Retake day!

October 25, 4-6pm: Annual TISA Lantern Walk (School-wide potluck sign-up will be shared with you as soon as it is available.)


October 25, 2:30pm: Students of the Month
We are celebrating Emma Valdez and Jossen Fahrney in October for their outstanding
academic achievement, focus, and friendship.


October 31: Halloween!

Halloween
Lots of excitement in the air! The children have been asking about our Halloween costumes. This year we will have a story theme. Children can be story characters (humans, superheroes, or animals) from books or family movies. Please do NOT send your child in his/her costume. Have him/her bring the costume in a bag. We will change into our costumes at school.
Also, please take note: ABSOLUTELY NO scary, gory, or violent items such as any weapon, blood, fake wounds, or masking please.
Also, we will uphold our NO CANDY policy for Halloween (and the day after). Please do not send any candy to share on Halloween or the day after. Please monitor your child’s lunch box for those days. That is where lots of candy sneaks into the class!

Here is the sign-up sheet for healthy treats (more or less : ) for our Halloween party (at 2pm on Oct. 31).
Please sign up in class or send me a message with your pick. The sign-up items are also available on
the blog. You can click on the highlighted ones to see the recipes.

Pumpkin-Oat Muffins (or muffin/cupcake of your choice)
chocolate pretzel webs
witch's broomsticks 
boo-nanas 
pumpkintines
spiders on a log
Colby Jack-o-lanterns
Dark delicious apples
mummy yogurt wrap
monster string cheese
witch wrapped nutri-grain/granola bars
Halloween fruit cups 
apple cider
apple pie
pumpkin pie
pumpkin seeds
paper plates
paper cups
games
anything else that fits the bill

additional wishes for spooky creations:
toy cars / Hotwheels 
stuffed animals / dolls

November 9: Parent Teacher conferences. Sign up will be happening via SignUpGenius online.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Awesome Autumn Art




























Once upon a Gogh
















Sunflower microgreens popping up



Sunflower sprouts and apple slices:
a new eating adventure!

HOOT 6+ (with bonus info!)

     Hoot 6+   (with bonus info!)  



Please read this note for added info for fall break. Thank you, and have a nice week off!


Several families asked about more homework!!! Here is what I can offer.
Math:
A math workbook, Everyday Math Home Links is going home with your child today.
Please work on completing pages 0-17 over fall break.
Do NOT send the math workbook back on Thursdays. Please keep the book at home. If the book is lost, I will not be able to provide a second copy for your child. There will be weekly homework assigned from the workbook for the rest of the year.


There is a free online program that the children enjoy. It is prodigy math.
To create a family/home account, please go to https://www.prodigygame.com/ and follow their instructions to sign up as a PARENT.


Reading:
20  minutes a day + please work on reading logs.
Please use Istation, the online reading software program. Instructions with your child’s logon information and how to load the software onto your home device were sent home in September.


Online portfolios:
We started working on our online portfolios. I will be sharing a link over the break for you to see your child’s work.

Scholastic Book Club Orders went out today (Oct 4). Because of the orders you placed, it was possible
to earn a free book for each child in class. We will all be soon enjoying reading a silly story from
the Fly Guy collection. Thank you!

Athletic Award goes to our first grade Jog-a-thon participants! Our long-winded sports enthusiasts
have earned a party from our PTA. Thank you, again, for your support!



Halloween:
Lots of excitement in the air! The children have been asking about our Halloween costumes. This year we will have a story theme. Children can be story characters (humans, superheroes, or animals) from books or family movies. Please do NOT send your child in his/her costume. Have him/her bring the costume in a bag. We will change into our costumes at school.
Also, please take note: ABSOLUTELY NO scary, gory, or violent items such as any weapon, blood, fake wounds, or masking please.
Also, we will uphold our NO CANDY policy for Halloween (and the day after). Please do not send any candy to share on Halloween or the day after. Please monitor your child’s lunch box for those days. That is where lots of candy sneaks into the class!
I will put out a sign-up sheet for healthy treats for our Halloween party (at 2pm on Oct. 31) as the date
approaches.

Thank you for your kind cooperation and strong support.  

Warmly, Jutka









Friday, September 28, 2018

HOOT 6


In the autumn garden rosy light's aglow

Congratulations to Destiny Martinez and Wolfgang Bonner, our students of the month! Their TISA spirits soar!

September 30: San Geronimo Day at Taos Pueblo. 

October 2: PHOTO DAY!

October 4: spelling quiz with a few changes.
Words (will be mixed up): kid, cab, kid, kin, cap, cat, cad, can (Pattern: c+a, k+i)
Sentence: The cat ran to the kid.
Practice: see my notes under "practice" at the end of your child's spelling quiz

Oct 3: Jog-a-thon money is due

October 4, 5, 6: Night Sky Fiesta at Bandelier
"Come celebrate Bandelier Night Skies at our Night Sky Fiesta. Special programs, guest speakers, solar viewing, kids activities, and giant telescopes! 3 days of celebrating Bandelier's beautiful night skies." More info: https://www.nps.gov/band/planyourvisit/night-sky-fiesta.htm 

Oct 5-6: Taos Wool Festival
Oct 5-6: Rancho de Las Golondrinas Harvest Festival

October 8-12: School will be closed during fall break. We will be back in session on Monday, October 15th. 

October 12-13: Taos Storytelling Festival. The theme this year is migration. 
Check it out here: http://www.taosstorytellingfestival.com/ 
The free storytelling workshop below is offered at SOMOS. It happens to fit right in with our storytelling unit. Please take advantage of it if you can!


Saturday, Oct 13: 10:00-12:00 AM
Youth Storytelling Workshop facilitated by James Navé

For kids of all ages, this storytelling workshop will introduce young people to the basics of storytelling. In this workshop, our young folks will be working with the playful idea that everyone, no matter what age, has an endless galley of compelling stories to tell. They’ll work with how to tell their stories in meaning ways which will showcase the best of what they have to offer.  Each participant will have a safe opportunity to develop a meaningful story that will hopefully be the beginning of many stories they will tell to their family, friends, and community. SOMOS Salon Space ~108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos ~ Admission is free.

October 17: Field trip to Harwood Museum
Our first exciting trip to the Harwood will focus on landscape art and watercolor painting. My experience has been that parents (and teachers) find the art program at the Harwood as enticing as children. You are welcome to join us on any and all of these field trips. That's the good news! Now, for the sad news....

Unfortunately TISA is not able to provide transportation for Harwood visits this year. We will have to rely on our own "tribe" to make those amazing artsy trips happen! The solution: carpool!  

Getting TO THE MUSEUM: carpooling.
Please let me know if you are able to help with carpooling for any of our four Harwood trips listed here:
October 17 (Wed.) leaving from TISA at 1:10pm
December 12 (Wed.) leaving from TISA at 1:10pm
February 20 (Wed.) leaving from TISA at 1:10pm
April 24 (Wed.) leaving from TISA at 1:10pm

LEAVING the museum: 3:30pm You pick up or carpool.
There are two options at the end of the field trip.
Either you can pick up on those days at the museum at 3:30 (regular time)
OR carpool back to TISA to be in aftercare.
I will definitely need to know if your child is in aftercare or not on those days first thing in the morning, so I can make appropriate arrangements.
Please let me know if you can help carpool back to school at 3:30pm on any of the above dates.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

October 25, after school: Annual TISA Lantern Walk (details to follow)

October 29: Zombie Math After-School Fun! (details to follow)

October 31: Halloween is coming up fast! I will be sending home information as it approaches.


Tutoring is on Tuesdays (3:30-4:15) and Wednesdays (3:30-4:00)

Club update: Finger-knitting club will be in on WEDNESDAYS (3:30-4:15) and NOT on Thursdays!
Sorry for the confusion.

Scholastic book orders Thank you all for placing an order. I will keep the site active till October 4th
for those of you who wish to acquire a few delicious brand new children's
books. You can anticipate your child's books to be shipped after fall break. Again, thank
you for supporting our class library this way!
When a book order form goes home with your child, and you wish to purchase a book,
this is what you will need to do.
Go online here:  https://clubs.scholastic.com/tdshow
Click on PARENTS -- GET STARTED
Enter our 5-letter class code: PQNHX         OR Type in your child's teacher's name: Jutka Furesz
Orders usually get delivered within 10 business days.

November sneak peek: parent conferences are are scheduled for the first half of November. You will be asked to sign up online at SignUpGenius.com.

Have a beautiful week!