Congratulations to the following students for reaching their 2nd quarter AR goals!
Interims will go home on December 18th. Check Parent Portal to see your child's current grades. NHI stands for Not Handed In. Some students are struggling with the greater responsibility of getting their work completed on time and handed in.
Wednesday is our Southeast Gingerbread House Project. If you did not sign up for a specific item, you can send your child in with any decorative items that would help to represent the designs found in southern style homes. Pretzel rods are great to represent the pillars !
AR: I will send students home with their current status with AR. I have been really proud of the many students that have been taking on a love of reading. It is one of my personal missions every year to help hook them. All students are asked to bring in their Polar Express Reading Log by Friday signed. It should be stapled in their agenda.
Nov. 6 Update
Thank you for spending valuable time with me in person or on the phone to discuss your child's performance. If you did not get to meet but would still like to, please schedule a conference as soon as possible.
AR: Accelerated Reader is up and running for the marking period. Students are expected to read for 30 minutes a night M-F. I check agendas randomly throughout the month, many students got marked down on the weekly report this week for not keeping up with their reading log. The best way to see if a student is reading is to make them accountable through AR quizzes. We will have an AR party at the end of the month for students that reach their AR goal. Students will be setting their AR goal on Monday. I will be sending home a flyer to explain AR as well as how you can access it from home.
Oct. 9th update
Interims were suppose to go home today. Due to an assembly that ran over, I was not able to hand out the reports in time. They will be going home on Tuesday.
SCIENCE: Next week we will be learning about cells. At the end of the week we will be making edible cells. Students will be collecting cell parts next week. The students are not yet aware of this project, but if you go grocery shopping this weekend small candies make great cell parts and will come in handy for Wednesday nights HW assignment.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Students are gaining the ability to work independently. Students will be completing an in class book project for the month of October on a Classic. Ask your child about the classic book they are reading.
MATH: Students are working on multiplication and division. We are introducing the algorithm model. Students complete a "Spiral Review" each morning that helps them review former concepts. Next week, nightly math homework will be going home to help students gain more confidence with multiplication and division.
Back to School Night!
I hope you are able to attend Back to School night. Please see the folder for any handouts that might have been missed. Parents/Guardians: I would like to organize my email newsletter. Please send me an email with your contact information so that I can add you to the class list!
I hope everyone is adjusting to being back at school. We are in the swing of things and forging ahead into the curriculum. Here is what we are learning about in each subject at this time:
Science: Scientific Process and Science Tools
Social Studies: Text Features and Themes of Geography
Reading: What are reading strategies and norms of reading
Writing: Intro to Grammar!