September newsletter

     AMK Echo Lake

Mr. Feltis Rm. 3

September 26, 2017



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    Thank you to the families who were able to come to Curriculum Night last Tuesday.   I enjoyed meeting more of you and informing you about this year’s curriculum. If you were unable to attend, I have sent a packet of handouts home with your child. Please contact me with any questions you may have or if you need more copies of anything,


Conferences: A Parent Teacher Conference sign up form has come home for you to indicate the best day and time for us to meet in October. I’m beginning to assign days and times now so please return your form as soon as you can so I can accommodate your preference. Those afternoon dates in October are the 12th, 13th and 14th from Noon to 4:00 p.m.


Buddy Class: Mr. Ballard’s second graders will be visiting our class to help with reading, writing, and more! Our first visit is this week! They will be seeing us every other week.


Entry Assessments:     We are busy conducting entry assessments in reading and math and will be doing so for another week or two.     This data will tell me where learners are at academically so that I may develop instruction to meet the needs of all learners.


Reading: In reading we have been working with a great program called Zoophonics.     This is an alphabet program that teaches letters and sounds with zoo animals.   For each letter there is an animal, gesture and sound that we say and demonstrate with our voice and body. Ask your child about Allie Alligator, Catina Cat or Penguin Pete.     More information will be coming home on this program. Our formal study of letters and sounds will begin on Monday, October 3rd.


Math: We have begun Topic 1 in our new math curriculum, Envision Math. We are studying “Sorting and Classifying” along with learning about colors using the book, Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See as our theme. Our math program includes animated stories, books, manipulatives and worksheets to engage students and vary learning. We tackle problems by whole group, small group and with independent practice.


Please check the website for additional information. Have a great weekend!

Mr. Feltis


































Upcoming dates


Jogathon/Readathon                September 30th

No school                                October 7th

Conferences                            October 12th-14th