Dear Families,
We’ve had a great week with our 100th Day of School and Read Across America’s kick off. We came up with over 30 words that our classmates know out of the phrase READING SPARKS YOUR IMAGINATION! Ask your child what words they know that they can find! Our class also made board games with their own word list. The boards came home today, so grab some dice and have some fun!
 
We have been exploring number bonds and different ways to make the numbers 6, 7, and 8. Some tips for the way we describe our math in class. Attached there’s a tip sheet to look ahead into next week’s math practice. We’re going to be flipping our number sentences, and moving from object to numerals.
 
In writing we’ve looked at each students’ How-To books and made suggestions just for them to help make their How-To book read like instructions for any given topic. Making paper airplanes, chocolate milk, unicorn traps, and lemonade were some of our class how-to topics this week. 
In reading we’re practicing reading every word on the page and making sense between the words and the pictures. Your child’s take-home book pack this week has a couple books they can read alone and one that is the same level we are practicing in reading groups. Hang on to the books until at least Wednesday and read together!
 
In social studies we practiced how to join into a group. We can stop and watch what everyone’s doing. Then decide to do what the group is doing or find a different group that is playing what we want to be doing. Ask, “Can I join?” to be sure that the group is welcoming. 
 
We practiced signing into the school computers and logging into Clever, Zearn, SeeSaw, and Freckle to us our time productively in class. Your child can sign in from home and access any of these, BrainPop Jr, and more through Clever. Contact me if your password needs reset. Did you get a SeeSaw message from your child this week? We try to share our learning journey every week, so check in! Some students opted to talk to their classmates who were out. Maybe your child received a quick hello. If your child has been out, please use Clever as a portal to reach Zearn, Freckle, and assigned SeeSaw practice.
 
We earned a celebration with our Safe, Kind, Productive actions over the past month! Congratulations kindergarteners! On Tuesday, March 10th, feel free to wear PJs to school and bring a book to relax with during our open reading time.
 
Staying Healthy:
District E-News is the best way to stay up to date on how our district is responding to the recent outbreak. We are working hard in class to keep our routines as normal as possible and to help students build healthy habits, such as washing hands throughout the day, not touching your face, and keeping our classroom clean.
 
From Issaquah School District:
Dear ISD Families, Staff, and Community
Thank you for partnering with us as we navigate this challenging time. The ISD is committed to providing accurate and timely information to our community. Unfortunately, many rumors and falsehoods are being spread throughout the community and on social media. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our District.
Public Health of Seattle & King County has made schools a priority and has stated clearly that they will inform us immediately should a case be confirmed in our District. Please follow our E-Newswebsite, and official social media for status updates regarding our schools to ensure you are receiving accurate information. Please continue to visit our FAQ page and watch your email inbox for notices from the Issaquah School District.
 
Missoula Children’s Theater
Registration opened March 1 for Missoula Children’s Theater production of Peter and Wendy returning to Clark Elementary, March 23 – 28.  We are looking for 50 – 60 students to cast for the production.  REGISTER HERE  Rehearsals are March 23 – 27 with performances on March 28.  Cost is $50.  More information at clarkpta.org.
 
PTA Board Nominations
The Executive PTA Board officers for the 2020/2021 school year will be elected at the April 27th membership meeting.  We are currently seeking nominees for President, Vice President, Treasurer, & Secretary.  If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, email Ashley Conner no later than April 1st. 
 
Volunteers Needed
We are looking for a handful of PTA members to help fill our last 3 committees for the 2019/2020 school year to help with our final Staff Appreciation Week, Walkathon, and Field Day.  SIGN UP HERE  
 
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Wednesday March 25th is Wacky Clothes Day! Students can wear clothes that are mismatched, inside out, backwards, or anything wacky! Please no masks.
 
Upcoming Events:
T. March 10 Library & Clark Shark Coin Celebration! Wear your PJ’s to School!
T. March 17 Library
T. March 24 Library
W. March 25 Wacky Wednesday (clothing)
T. March 31   Library
April 13 -17   Spring Break, No School
T. May 5 Memorial Day, No School
Enjoy the weekend,
Kari Ramadorai