Coach BLeggett

Coach BLeggett

Monday, August 27, 2012

Team Leggett MVP Schedule

The schedule has been made for Team Leggett MVP. It is very flexible where the days are able to be changed if you need to. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!


Team Leggett MVP

Team Leggett MVP is a week where there is a spotlight on a student in our classroom for an entire week.  I will send home a spotlight feature for the student to complete. Here is the schedule of the week.

Monday (Spotlight on Team Leggett MVP): During the week before  student is Team Leggett MVP, a bag will be sent home with the child.  Students have a week to collect special items with which to fill the bag and share it with their classmates on Monday. Students should also bring 10-12 photos of their choice to display on the Team Leggett MVP board.

Tuesday (MVP Book): The Team Leggett MVP brings his or her favorite picture book to read to the class (or have Mrs. Leggett read to the class).

Wednesday (MVP Parent Letter): Parents will write a letter to the class telling us how special your child is to you.  Send the letter in with your child in a sealed envelope and I will read it to the class. The content of the letter is up to you, but you may choose from some of the following ideas: Describe special or funny stories about your child for the class to hear, write a silly or serious poem about your child, send silly or special pictures with a letter describing the pictures, or write a short story with your child as the main character. You may also send in a video for the class to watch if you choose.

Thursday (MVP Lunch): If possible, please join your child for lunch.  Our lunch is from 12:30-1:00 pm. You may also choose to have a sibling, friend, or your child's favorite relative be a lunch buddy that day. It can be kept a surprise or you can let your child know in advance. If you are unable to make it all week, please let me know and I will make sure that your child has a special lunch.

Friday (Team Leggett MVP Friends Day): The Team Leggett MVP will be presented with a friendship poster created by the Team Leggett Publicist and signed by all of Team Leggett.

*I am very flexible. If you need any days rearranged, I will be happy to do so.  Thank you for making this a special week for the Team Leggett MVP.

Please see the Team Leggett MVP schedule below.
Team Leggett MVP Schedule

Sept. 9-14     Khalel Teopaco
Sept. 17-21 Zach Shrader
Oct. 1-5 Aidan Shaffer
Oct. 8-12   Kate Roth
Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Noah Reed
Nov. 5-9 Gabrielle Privat
Nov. 11-16 Caleb Phipps
Nov. 26-30 Carson Miller
Dec. 3-7   Aiden Lancaster
Dec. 10-14 Macayla Henrich
Jan. 7-11   Evan Harris
Jan. 14-18 Paiten Griffith
Jan. 28- Feb. 1 Ben Fitterer
Feb. 4-8   Mary Fabac
Feb. 25- Mar. 1   Kylee Dunn
Mar. 4-8   Jack Dedrickson
Mar. 25-29   Jack Davis
April 1-5     Meredith Clark
April 8-12     Alec Chesser
April 15-19   Lauren Butler
April 29- May 3 Jack Brackin
May 6- May 10   Bridget Backlund

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Curriculum Update August 27-31

I hope everyone had a terrific weekend! It was great to finally receive some much needed rain.

Last week, we worked on procedures and routines both in and outside of the classroom. The kids are really doing well.  We will continue to practice this week.

On September 19, Prairie Ridge PTA will be hosting Common Core night. Information on this was placed in the Back to School packet you should have received on Back to School Night. This will be a night where the teachers will do a lesson with parents to enable you to better understand Common Core. Please return the flier with your child letting me know if you plan on attending.

Rigby Reading
We will begin Theme1 (Community Spirit) in Rigby this week. The comprehension focus skill will be making connections. When your child reads at home this week, please ask them to make connections with what they have read to themselves, other texts and to the world.

Your child will receive a reading log this week. They need to read at least 75 minutes and turn it in by the following Tuesday. After they read, they need to complete a short summary, make a connection, or write down something they are wondering. Please initial each night they read. They DO NOT need to have every night completed, just a total of 75 minutes throughout the week.

enVision Math
We will begin Topic 1 in enVision, Numeration. This week we will cover representing numbers, ways to name numbers, greater numbers, understanding number lines, and counting on the number line.

For homework, it is required to complete the practice side and optional to complete the enrichment side. There will be other math sheets coming home throughout the week that are optional for the students to complete.

Your child took a pretest on Friday. If they scored below 7 out of 10, they received the first list. If they scored 7 out of 10, they have an option to study for the second list or for the extension list.  Your child should have brought their spelling list home on Friday.

The word study focus this week is short vowels.

Below Level: heavy, insist, inspect, jungle, listen, object, picture, planet, rumble, topic
On-Level: dismiss, advance, gadget, challenge, presence, fidget, frantic, quilt, thicken, blossom
The word study focus of the extension list is pre (before, in advance)
Extension list: preapprove, precaution, precede, predict, prefix, prejudge, prepay, pretest, prevent, preview

I am sending home a spelling relay paper they can use to help them study their words each week. This doesn not need to be turned in. Also, on my class homepage under spelling, there are links they can go to study and a spelling document with a lot of ideas to help them study.
We will begin our solar energy unit. The students will learn how the sun works. We will conduct a shadow tracker lab and create and track the sun with sun dials. The students will have a better understanding of how to tell time based on their shadow.

The students began writing about their K-State field trip experience. They will be publishing their writing by creating a Voice Thread.

Students will also begin learning about the writing process.

We will focus on common nouns this week.

Have a fantastic week!

2012-2013 Class Goals

Skittle Math

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mrs. Leggett Class Volunteers

Welcome to Team Leggett!!! I would truly appreciate any assistance helping with various things in the classroom. Please click on the attached link and add your name for anything you would be willing to do. Thank you for being so willing to donate any of your time!