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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Welcome to The Blog!

Good Evening, Everybody,

I really enjoyed last night's PTA Meeting and Parent Orientation.  I just know it's going to be an awesome year!! 



I would like to begin by stating, parents, you have amazing children.  It has been a treat getting to know them these past two + weeks.  I'm very impressed by them.  Creating our class Social Contract (student/teacher-created rules) was easy because they already have such great manners, respect, and have an eagerness for learning!  Thank you parents :-)

Re-cap of The Reading Information from Parent Orientation:
- Since we are going to the library this week, students will begin their Reading Log.  Procedures for Reading Log can be found in your child's agenda.



- When other reading homework is assigned, it will be written in the agenda.
- Graded papers will be sent as soon as we have Folders for them.

My door is always open.  If you would like to get in touch with me, my conference is from 2:25-3:15.  I'm also available before and after school. 


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Ba da ba ba ba, I'm Lovin It!
This is a phrase that we often chant in class!  We say it when great things are going on in the classroom.  For example, students have been learning about Characterization and Plot.  They expressed characterization by first describing their own personal characteristics.  Their "About Me" bags were helpful in this assignment.  I was excited to learn how many children also love the color purple! ;-)

 Later, we were able to see how characters have relationships that change in a story!  Reading The Berenstain Bears' Report Card Trouble to them was very entertaining!  They enjoyed how the relationship between Papa Bear and Brother Bear improved when they worked together in order to bring up the son's report card. 


Right now, we are using the visual of a riding a roller coaster to learn the elements of plot: problem, rising action, climax, falling action, and solution.  Have your student act out this Roller Coaster!!

I look forward to more learning!  Have a great night. 

If you are reading the blog, then please post a comment when you are finished. Your student will be rewarded for encouraging you to visit! (The comment will appear after I "approve" it.)

~ Ms. Lightfoot

58 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful blog! Your classroom looks really inviting. Olivia really likes your class. We're glad that you're her teacher.

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  2. Thank you! I'm glad you visited the blog. I'm enjoying her as well! :-)

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  3. This is a great form of communication. We will visit this blog on a daily basis to get any new updates. Good job Ms. Lightfoot!

    Fr: Andrew Martinez parents (Gladiz and Rene)

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  4. it's Jenavi and my dad, I showed my dad the roller coaster and he said to put my hands in the air, he use to read the berenstain bears when he was little

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  5. Angel came home telling me about this blog. I have to say I really like it. Good job and thanks

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  6. Hello Jenavi, Dad, and Angel's family! I'm glad y'all visited the blog and that y'all are enjoying it. :-) That's exciting that Jenavi's dad used to read Berenstain Bear books too! Good job for doing the Rollercoaster. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

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  7. Hey Ms.Lightfoot. This is Lilly. I showed my Mom the roller coaster. She said cool.

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  8. Jayden has been trying to figure out the blog address for days and he is so excited to finally be able to access the site. I think this is a GREAT idea!!! Using the roller coaster is a good ideas as well to teach them the elements of plot. Jayden and mom

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  9. this is me jayden . i think that you are a good teacher.you are so nice to me.i think that when you teach use that rollecoster thing.it was fun to do this thing.

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  10. Hello Jayden and Mom!!! I'm so glad y'all found it :-) Thank you...well, you are a great student! I'm glad you are enjoying The Roller Coaster...We will do more of that!! Have a great night!!!

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  11. Hi, Ms. Lightfoot!

    This is Josh's mom. He has really been enjoying your class. Thank you for everything you do. Have a great week!

    Haydee Resendez

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  12. Hi Ms Lightfoot, this is Tracy Sydney's mom she said that you are a funny teacher and she like it when you do ba da ba ba ba i'm lovin it.

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  13. Good evening Mrs. Resendez! I'm glad to hear it. Josh is a great kiddo, I'm enjoying him too. Thanks!! We will...y'all have a great week too.

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  14. Hello Ms. Lightfoot. This is Saeed and his Dad. My Dad likes the website and he says thanks for caring about our education.

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  15. Hello Ms. Tracy and Sydney,
    Thanks! I'm glad she likes saying that...we will have to say it more often!

    Hello Saeed and Dad,
    I'm glad you are enjoying the website!! Come back soon for updates :-)

    Both sweet-sweet kids!!

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  16. Hi Ms.Lightfoot. I practiced my writing at home. I am writing a chapter book. I am on chapter 3.




    -Lillian and Mom

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  17. Hi Ms. Lightfoot. My Mom really likes your blog. From Katelynn Posey.

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  18. hi ms.lightfoot!!!!!!!i love or blog.my mom loves the blog.she also liks the rooler coster. from joanna

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  19. Hi Ms. Lightfoot! This is Chendall's mom again. We posted on Sept 13th but I guess it didn't go though. We love your blog spot!

    Thanks,
    Chendall & Ms. Perkins

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  20. Ariel comes home excited everyday since you mentioned your blog website. She loves to show her family what she is doing in school. This is a great idea for the students and their family to interact with the with their child's activities in school, thanks. Ariel has came home everyday since school started so excited to finish any homework and do her bedtime check list and get up in the mornings with a smile, excited to go back to school and learn some more. Thank you for teaching Ariel. This will be a grade she will always remember.

    Thanks,
    Brea Foster(mom) & Ariel Foster

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  21. Hi Ms. Lightfoot, this is EJ, I want to tell you that you are the nicest teacher and I love your class.

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  22. Hello EJ!! I'm glad you are in my class too. You are a GREAT Elephant :-) Enjoy your weekend!!

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  23. Hello Katelynn I'm glad your mom really likes the blog :-)

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  24. Hello Joanna!! I'm glad you love it all and that you showed your mom the Roller Coaster! Have a great weekend.

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  25. Chendall & Mrs. Perkins ~ I'm glad the comment finally went through and that you are enjoying the blog!! Enjoy your weekend :-)

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  26. Ariel & Mrs. Foster, That's great how much you are enjoying the blog! I plan to update it at least once a week at first...then hopefully more often! Ariel is great, so I'm glad she's enjoying herself! Third grade will be an awesome year! :-)

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  27. Good Job Lily! Hope to see you on Monday! We missed you.

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  28. Hi Ms.Lightfoot its me Abigail Peredo,and my mom. I saw the rollercoaster and so did my mom and she was in impressed.

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  29. Hello Ms. Lightfood. This is Darian and her mom Amy. Darian was very excited to look at your blog. This is an awesome way to keep in touch. She loves your class.

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  30. Hello Abigail, Mom, Darian, and Mom! I'm so glad that y'all are enjoying the blog :-) Also, I'm excited to keep in touch with you this way. Both girls are a joy in class. :-)

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  31. hi this is me jayden you the best techer ever.you have been the best i hope we will do something fun.bye bye

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  32. Hello again Jayden! I can't believe how much you have visited the blog!!! You are awesome...keep it up :-) We will do something really fun tomorrow, so get excited! Thank you so much, you are a kiddo. Have a great evening Jayden :-)

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  33. I like the wolf mask. from andrew

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  34. Hi ms.lightfoot. This is Sandy Lillians mom. I think this is a good idea to have this blog up so the pareents can communicate with the 3rd grade teachers.

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  35. I'm so glad you are visiting. If there is anything that I can add to the blog, then let me know! I love that we can communicate this way too. Enjoy your weekend.

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  36. my mom dous the rollicoster win she read a book
    ,snsirily joanna villegas

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  37. Oh that's fanstastic Joanna! I'm glad you showed it to your mom :-D

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  38. Hi Ms. Lightfoot

    I showed my parents the rollercoaster and I'm glad to be in your class.

    -Abby

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  39. I'm happy that you are in my class! :-) I'm glad you showed them the rollercoaster! Now you will always remember how to write a summary!

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  40. hi ms . lightfoot I can not what to see you on Monday From Katelynn sky posey

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  41. Hello Sweet Girl! I hope you've had a fantastic weekend! I look forward to seeing your smiley face as well :-)

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  42. Hello Mrs. Lightfoot! This is Keoni and my Mom. I read your blog and showed my Mom and she really likes it.

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  43. hi ms.lightfoot I went to pbble go I learend so much love ariel

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  44. hi ms. lightfoot I love your blog love ariel

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  45. Hi Ms. Lightfoot, I went to Pebblego and read about animals and also played a game about animals. It was fun! ~ Abby

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  46. Great Job Ariel! I'm so glad that you love the blog :-D

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  47. Dear Keoni and Mom! That's great that you showed the blog to your mom! So fantastic :-)

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  48. Hi Ms.Lightfoot its me abigail peredo and my mom she loved the uncle sams hat.I love the blog. bye see you later.

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  49. Hi ms.lighfoot i went to pebble go and Election articles and videos!I also told my dad what I learned about election!olivia

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  50. I'm proud of you Abigail and Olivia!!

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  51. dear ms. lightfoot,

    i learned about pocohontas. She lived from 1595 to 1617. I like her!!

    Darian

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  52. hello ms.lightfoot its me abigail peredo i hope you hade a great 3 day weekend see you on wensday bye ms.lightfoot.

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  53. I love the blog because on peble go you should go on the games because they are fun games.

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  54. hi ms.lightfoot I did not see you at the fairy tale and foek tale. by the way I liked seeing you and takeing a picuter. I also liked are galrey walk. I can not wait to see you tomroew.


    ARIEL.FOSTER


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