A few weeks ago I submitted a nomination for Victory ES along with a description of our school’s needs to the Click for KIDS 2017 sweepstakes through WTOP. Our nomination was accepted and we now have a chance to win a grand prize of $15,000, a first place prize of $10,000, or a second place prize of $5,000. The three schools that win are based simply on the number of votes received during the voting period. Voting begins at midnight Monday March 6 and continues through 5 pm Friday March 17. Voting takes place here http://wtop.com/contests/2017-click-for-kids-voting/
People can vote ONCE per day but can only vote from one email address so literally once per person in a 24 hour period. If anyone creates multiple email addresses to vote, those will be disqualified and the school is at risk of being disqualified.
Anyone can vote who is over the age of 13. (those are legal rules) So we encourage you to promote this to parents, friends, family, the community.
Please share with as many people as you can to help increase our chances of winning!
Principal – Victory Elementary School
Reading: We have been working hard in reading and it shows! Students have learned 20-30 sight words and are using their sounds to read. Please listen to your student read their guided reading book to you nightly. Reading the same book several times builds fluency and confidence. Please return the books each day so that I can exchange them on reading group days. Please practice reading and writing sight words from the A/1, B/2, and C/3 lists.
Writing: We write daily during "Writer's Workshop." Students are expected to be independently writing two simple sentences. They are doing a great job using their sight words and sounds! Some students need additional practice to build confidence.
Social Studies: We are learning about maps! We have created Me on the Map booklets and large school maps. They loved seeing their school on google maps. Feel free to send some maps into school with your child.
Math: We have just finished a unit on measurement tools. Students did a great job on their end of unit assessments. We will be starting a new unit on number sense next. We will learn simple addition and subtraction using up to 10 concrete objects, continue to work on one more/one less, and create data graphs. We will be using story problems and models for addition and subtraction. I am proud to report that most students have mastered counting to 100 by ones and fives. Thank you for helping your student reach this goal!
Please continue to help your student learn to independently tie (and double knot) their shoes if they are wearing those types of shoes to school. Thanks!
Save the Date: We will have a class Field Trip on May 17th to Silver Lakes!