1/27/2015

! Happy 9th Birthday Nikolas!

Word of the Week: Perseverance

***Perseverance means staying with the task and not giving up. You also show perseverance when you show commitment, pride and a positive attitude in completing tasks. It takes perseverance to fulfill your dreams. Try something again, even if you failed the first time. Remember you had to learn to walk before you could run!  What are ways you can show perseverance each day at BCS? 

"Be like a postage stampStick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

 

We continue to be so busy learning in Rooms 204 and 206.  In Writer’s Workshop we are developing five paragraph persuasive essays. Students have taken a position on a chosen topic and are diving into the body of the essay and learning how to build arguments supported by facts and examples.  A portion of time is being spent researching our topic in the media center.  We’ve also learned the importance of matching arguments to an intended audience.  In addition, students are focused on building a thesis and strong conclusion in their writing.  All of this learning and writing will take place over the next few weeks until the finished essay comes home for you to see.  We know you will be impressed!!

 

 During reader’s workshop we continue to focus on reading our “just right” books and improving our fluency as well as our stamina.  Students are also analyzing persuasive stories, letters, and essays to assist with their work in Writer’s Workshop.   Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by looking for patterns in their assigned words as well as important vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  

 

In Science we are excited to begin our study of Magnetism.  We will first observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials.  This will all begin when we are at the conclusion of our intensive study of government.

 

Finally, in Social Studies we are finishing up our government unit detailing the executive, judicial and legislative branches.  Students have worked collaboratively to create some great presentations on Kidblog to share what they’ve learned during our government study.  Ask your child to share this awesome work with you on their Kidblog!

 

Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  












1/26/2015

Nature Center Trip Tomorrow! Dress Warm!

Word of the Week: Perseverance

***Perseverance means staying with the task and not giving up. You also show perseverance when you show commitment, pride and a positive attitude in completing tasks. It takes perseverance to fulfill your dreams. Try something again, even if you failed the first time. Remember you had to learn to walk before you could run!  What are ways you can show perseverance each day at BCS? 

"Be like a postage stampStick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

 

We continue to be so busy learning in Rooms 204 and 206.  In Writer’s Workshop we are developing five paragraph persuasive essays. Students have taken a position on a chosen topic and are diving into the body of the essay and learning how to build arguments supported by facts and examples.  A portion of time is being spent researching our topic in the media center.  We’ve also learned the importance of matching arguments to an intended audience.  In addition, students are focused on building a thesis and strong conclusion in their writing.  All of this learning and writing will take place over the next few weeks until the finished essay comes home for you to see.  We know you will be impressed!!

 

 During reader’s workshop we continue to focus on reading our “just right” books and improving our fluency as well as our stamina.  Students are also analyzing persuasive stories, letters, and essays to assist with their work in Writer’s Workshop.   Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by looking for patterns in their assigned words as well as important vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  

 

In Science we are excited to begin our study of Magnetism.  We will first observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials.  This will all begin when we are at the conclusion of our intensive study of government.

 

Finally, in Social Studies we are finishing up our government unit detailing the executive, judicial and legislative branches.  Students have worked collaboratively to create some great presentations on Kidblog to share what they’ve learned during our government study.  Ask your child to share this awesome work with you on their Kidblog!

 

Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

 


1/23/2015

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Word of the Week: Perseverance

***Perseverance means staying with the task and not giving up. You also show perseverance when you show commitment, pride and a positive attitude in completing tasks. It takes perseverance to fulfill your dreams. Try something again, even if you failed the first time. Remember you had to learn to walk before you could run!  What are ways you can show perseverance each day at BCS? 

"Be like a postage stampStick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

 

We continue to be so busy learning in Rooms 204 and 206.  In Writer’s Workshop we are developing five paragraph persuasive essays. Students have taken a position on a chosen topic and are diving into the body of the essay and learning how to build arguments supported by facts and examples.  A portion of time is being spent researching our topic in the media center.  We’ve also learned the importance of matching arguments to an intended audience.  In addition, students are focused on building a thesis and strong conclusion in their writing.  All of this learning and writing will take place over the next few weeks until the finished essay comes home for you to see.  We know you will be impressed!!

 

 During reader’s workshop we continue to focus on reading our “just right” books and improving our fluency as well as our stamina.  Students are also analyzing persuasive stories, letters, and essays to assist with their work in Writer’s Workshop.   Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by looking for patterns in their assigned words as well as important vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  

 

In Science we are excited to begin our study of Magnetism.  We will first observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials.  This will all begin when we are at the conclusion of our intensive study of government.

 

Finally, in Social Studies we are finishing up our government unit detailing the executive, judicial and legislative branches.  Students have worked collaboratively to create some great presentations on Kidblog to share what they’ve learned during our government study.  Ask your child to share this awesome work with you on their Kidblog!

 

Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

 

1/22/2015

Spanish Fiesta



Your child’s class has earned a “fiesta” in Spanish class for their great behavior. If you would like to sign up to bring an item for the party, please click the following link and sign up to bring something to share: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805044EAEA729AB9-spanish21. Please don’t bring anything with gluten or mushrooms! 

Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jl18bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

--Sr. Leibson

Thrilling Thursday!

Word of the Week: Perseverance

***Perseverance means staying with the task and not giving up. You also show perseverance when you show commitment, pride and a positive attitude in completing tasks. It takes perseverance to fulfill your dreams. Try something again, even if you failed the first time. Remember you had to learn to walk before you could run!  What are ways you can show perseverance each day at BCS? 

"Be like a postage stampStick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

 

We continue to be so busy learning in Rooms 204 and 206.  In Writer’s Workshop we are developing five paragraph persuasive essays. Students have taken a position on a chosen topic and are diving into the body of the essay and learning how to build arguments supported by facts and examples.  A portion of time is being spent researching our topic in the media center.  We’ve also learned the importance of matching arguments to an intended audience.  In addition, students are focused on building a thesis and strong conclusion in their writing.  All of this learning and writing will take place over the next few weeks until the finished essay comes home for you to see.  We know you will be impressed!!

 

 During reader’s workshop we continue to focus on reading our “just right” books and improving our fluency as well as our stamina.  Students are also analyzing persuasive stories, letters, and essays to assist with their work in Writer’s Workshop.   Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by looking for patterns in their assigned words as well as important vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  

 

In Science we are excited to begin our study of Magnetism.  We will first observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials.  This will all begin when we are at the conclusion of our intensive study of government.

 

Finally, in Social Studies we are finishing up our government unit detailing the executive, judicial and legislative branches.  Students have worked collaboratively to create some great presentations on Kidblog to share what they’ve learned during our government study.  Ask your child to share this awesome work with you on their Kidblog!

 

Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

 

1/21/2015

Wonderful Wdnesday!

Word of the Week: Perseverance

***Perseverance means staying with the task and not giving up. You also show perseverance when you show commitment, pride and a positive attitude in completing tasks. It takes perseverance to fulfill your dreams. Try something again, even if you failed the first time. Remember you had to learn to walk before you could run!  What are ways you can show perseverance each day at BCS? 

"Be like a postage stampStick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

 

We continue to be so busy learning in Rooms 204 and 206.  In Writer’s Workshop we are developing five paragraph persuasive essays. Students have taken a position on a chosen topic and are diving into the body of the essay and learning how to build arguments supported by facts and examples.  A portion of time is being spent researching our topic in the media center.  We’ve also learned the importance of matching arguments to an intended audience.  In addition, students are focused on building a thesis and strong conclusion in their writing.  All of this learning and writing will take place over the next few weeks until the finished essay comes home for you to see.  We know you will be impressed!!

 

 During reader’s workshop we continue to focus on reading our “just right” books and improving our fluency as well as our stamina.  Students are also analyzing persuasive stories, letters, and essays to assist with their work in Writer’s Workshop.   Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by looking for patterns in their assigned words as well as important vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  

 

In Science we are excited to begin our study of Magnetism.  We will first observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials.  This will all begin when we are at the conclusion of our intensive study of government.

 

Finally, in Social Studies we are finishing up our government unit detailing the executive, judicial and legislative branches.  Students have worked collaboratively to create some great presentations on Kidblog to share what they’ve learned during our government study.  Ask your child to share this awesome work with you on their Kidblog!

 

Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

 




1/20/2015

Happy 9th Birthday Dylan!

Word of the Week: Perseverance

***Perseverance means staying with the task and not giving up. You also show perseverance when you show commitment, pride and a positive attitude in completing tasks. It takes perseverance to fulfill your dreams. Try something again, even if you failed the first time. Remember you had to learn to walk before you could run!  What are ways you can show perseverance each day at BCS? 

"Be like a postage stampStick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

 

We continue to be so busy learning in Rooms 204 and 206.  In Writer’s Workshop we are developing five paragraph persuasive essays. Students have taken a position on a chosen topic and are diving into the body of the essay and learning how to build arguments supported by facts and examples.  A portion of time is being spent researching our topic in the media center.  We’ve also learned the importance of matching arguments to an intended audience.  In addition, students are focused on building a thesis and strong conclusion in their writing.  All of this learning and writing will take place over the next few weeks until the finished essay comes home for you to see.  We know you will be impressed!!

 

 During reader’s workshop we continue to focus on reading our “just right” books and improving our fluency as well as our stamina.  Students are also analyzing persuasive stories, letters, and essays to assist with their work in Writer’s Workshop.   Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by looking for patterns in their assigned words as well as important vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  

 

In Science we are excited to begin our study of Magnetism.  We will first observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials.  This will all begin when we are at the conclusion of our intensive study of government.

 

Finally, in Social Studies we are finishing up our government unit detailing the executive, judicial and legislative branches.  Students have worked collaboratively to create some great presentations on Kidblog to share what they’ve learned during our government study.  Ask your child to share this awesome work with you on their Kidblog!

 

Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

 

1/16/2015

Happy 10th Birthday Mairin!

Word of the Week: Caring

***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!

 

In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, we continue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  







1/15/2015

Thrilling Thursday!


Word of the Week: Caring
***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!
 
In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, we continue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  


1/13/2015

Dismissal on Friday at 11:30!

Word of the Week: Caring
***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!
 
In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, we continue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  



1/12/2015

Marvelous Monday!

Word of the Week: Caring
***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!
 
In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, we continue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

1/09/2015

Fantastic Friday!

Word of the Week: Caring
***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!
 
In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, we continue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  





1/08/2015

Thrilling Thursday!


Word of the Week: Caring
***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!
 
In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, we continue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country. 
 Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  



1/07/2015

Wonderful Wednesday!

Word of the Week: Caring
***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!
 
In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, we continue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

1/06/2015

Terrific Tuesday!

Happy New Year!  We are so excited to be back on learning adventure in Rooms 204 and 206!

 

Word of the Week: Caring

***Caring means thinking of others, offering a smile, a kind word, a compliment, and a listening ear.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how caring you are!

 

In Writer’s Workshop we have learned about the importance of writing quality comments.  We will be practicing this throughout the year on KidBlog.   We are also studying Persuasive Writing.  Persuasive/Personal Essay writing is a writing skill that our students can use throughout their lives.  They will learn strategies to help them become the best persuasive writers they can be.  For example, students will learn to understand the importance of knowing one’s audience and understand how writing can be adapted for different audiences and purposes.  They will learn to use constructive arguments to support their writing purpose.  In Reader’s Workshop, wcontinue to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students understand the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In our upcoming Science unit we will be studying Electricity and Magnetism.  Finally, in Social Studies we continue our study of Government.  Students are beginning to understand the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  

12/18/2014

Thank You!

Dear Families,
Thank you so much for the most generous Somerset gift card that I received today!  It was so kind of you all, and I truly appreciate it.  Wishing you all a peaceful and wonderful holiday with your families.
 Best wishes, Mrs. Butzin

Thrilling Thursday!

Word of the Week: Trustworthy
***Trustworthiness means other people can count on you to do the right thing.  How do you show it at school, at home, in your daily interactions?  Find a way to show a friend, a parent, or anyone how trustworthy you are! Keep a secret, follow through on a commitment, or be a great friend to show you are trustworthy!  
 
We continue to be so busy learning in Rooms 204 and 206.  In Writer’s Workshop we are beginning our study of Persuasive Writing.  In addition, students are focused on leads and endings in their writing.  We are observing the way other writers engage their readers and we are working hard to do the same!  During reader’s workshop our focus is on illustrations and how they help us understand various types of text.  We are also working to compare and contrast the themes, settings and plots in various stories. Students are understanding the importance of word study (spelling) by understanding patterns in their assigned words as well as vocabulary in each of our subject areas.  In Science we are excited to get our study of Electricity and Magnetism underway.  Finally, in Social Studies we have begun our unit on Government.  Students are understanding the importance of having a government at various levels in our country.  Way to go TEAM FRITZIN!  
 
We will have a holiday celebration here at school on December 19th from 2:15-3:20 (including clean up).  You are free to join us for this exciting event in our classrooms!

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