Mrs. Buschman came to our class to read her favorite book.  

The students loved listening to it, after learning how to play the dreidel game (practicing math skills).  

Thank you Mrs. Buschman!

Share one sentence from your letter to Lauryn.

Write one sentence from your friendly letter to Oliver.  

This packet is optional!!!!  
It will be sent home tomorrow, and due after the Thanksgiving break. Click here for a copy. 

I hope you and your family have a restful week.  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that celebrate it! 
This packet is NOT required.  However, if student complete it, they will get extra credit points on dojo.  It will also give them some extra practice.
The Reading Log WILL BE DUE on December 1st. I copied it front and back for plenty of room! 

Thank you for your support in your child’s education!

Click here for the homework

11-17-14 Spelling Words Other/Mixed Sarah Feinman Moore Elementary School Denver CO

Challenge words for 11-17-14 Other/Mixed Sarah Feinman Moore Elementary School Denver CO

Write one sentence from your welcome letter to DeShaud! 

Share one sentence from your letter to Adan.  

We have been working on character analysis. 


We are working on analyzing characters to better understand what we have read.

Share a character trait about Arthur that you wrote.

Use these sentence stem to comment on a friends sentence:

I agree with ____________because_____________.

I disagree with ______________because_________.

Share one sentence from your friendly letter to Noah.  

We have started to work on personal narratives (or as we call them, Small Moments)!  We have been using a graphic organizer to plan our stories.  

Write your story in the comments section.  

This letter will be going home tomorrow.  Please return the bottom portion by Thursday.  

Thank you!

With Dia de los Muertos just around the corner, students have been learning about the famous artist Diego Rivera.  

We have been using a biography about him to study characters.  Sam Thornham (Dora Moore's famous story teller) came to our class to share a print he has of Diego's work.  While telling a story to our class one day, he noticed the book I planned on using.  We decided it was a great opportunity to connect a character in a book to something the students could see from Sam.  

(Sam reading the description on the back of the print.)

 (Sam and his "ghost" balloon.  Ask your student about how the "ghost" was really just science!)
(Same showing the students the print.)

The students learned that Diego loved to paint what he saw, whether it was good or bad.  He became a famous artist because he practiced and never gave up, even when people didn't agree with his beliefs.  


Share one sentence from your friendly letter to Bryan. 

Remember to use capitals and periods!

Today we wrote a friendly letter to Allison.  '

Share one sentence from your letter. 

Our long time secretary, Mrs. Carol is retiring!  

Share one sentence from your Friendly Letter.

Happy Monday!  Many students have been going home telling parents they did not get homework.  I can assure you, your student will ALWAYS have homework!  

The white packet is sent home on Mondays and due on Fridays.
Click here for this week's HW.

The pink Reading Log is sent home on Monday's and due the following Monday (or the next day back at school.) All students are expected to read for 20 minutes every night (including Saturday and Sunday).  I am only getting seven turned in on a regular basis. 
Click here for this week's Reading Log.  

If your child loses homework, check this blog for copies, or come see me.  

Share one sentence you wrote in your letter to Frida.  You can also write give feedback to a friend in the comments section.  

Dear Families,

Go Broncos!  Hope you have had a nice weekend!
On Wednesday, I will be introducing analog clocks, as well as talking about digital clocks.  If your family has a clock or watch, that you don't mind being brought to school- I would love for students to share them.  It would be neat for them to see different clocks from different homes.  I teach math on Wednesday at 12:15- so if you wanted to bring it in yourself at that time, that would be great too!  :)  On Thursday, I am teaching telling time to the you can also bring something in then as well. 

On Friday, student will be exploring with straightedges (rulers, or measuring tape) and dominoes.  If you have anything your child could bring for that, that would be great as well.  Students perform better when instruction is tied directly to their life.

Thank you so much for your support!  

Ms. Feinman

Today we wrote a friendly letter to Kelsey!  This is the first time the students have used the blog. Please leave feedback for them!!  

We reached level 5 with Freckles!  Transitioning between subjects and activities we often do these "brain breaks" for 1-3 minutes.  The students love it and it gets the wiggles out!

Now we are working on getting to Level 5 with Squatchy!

The students recently went outside to explore the weather.  They were asked to write down some words and/or draw pictures to describe the weather.  These students went above and beyond by making sentences and asking for more cards!  Way to go!

Lately, our class has been taking mini brain breaks to help us focus and stay motivated.

We have started using

Here are some pictures of us deep breathing:

Yay Jaden!

Here is the homework calendar.  I will upload the homework packet on Monday!

Sight words are just one of the building blocks of reading.  The highlighted words below are words we have reviewed last week and this week.  I expect every student to know how to read and spell these kindergarten words by the middle of October! If you feel like your child needs harder sight words to practice, you can find them here: Dolch Sight Word Lists

Here is an I Spy Game you can play at home with your child: