Remember that there is no school Thursday and Friday because of Fall Break, and Monday teachers have a work day without students. Enjoy your 5-day weekend! I will be locking grades this week for this last term. If you child is missing any work, please have them turn it in ASAP!
The week we get back (August 24th -27th) is Red Ribbon Week. Listed below is the schedule for that week:
Tuesday – “Use your head, wear red.” Students may wear red that day (must have a collar).
Wednesday – “Turn your back on drugs.” Students may wear just their shirt backwards (must have a collar).
Thursday – “Stay in the game.” Wear a jersey, team shirt, or college gear (no collar if wearing jersey, team shirt, college gear).
Friday – “Shade out drugs.” Wear sunglasses & dark clothes (since Friday is free dress day, students do not need to wear a collar).
Thanks for all you do!
I can’t believe the first term is practically over! There will be NO SCHOOL on October 19th and 20th because of Fall Break. October 23rd is a teacher work day, so there is no school that day either. Enjoy your 5 day weekend!
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th. Please use the following link to sign-up for a time to meet: http://signup.com/go/BEKqAHC
It is important we keep the conferences to 15 minutes so parents with other children are able to keep their appointments with other teachers. If you need more than the 15 minutes allotted for each conference, please contact me and we can set up another time to meet.
Individual Picture Day is THIS coming Tuesday, August 22nd! I know that seems earlier than most years, but I sent picture forms home with the students today.
Let me know if you have any questions.
As a school, we are going to continue to use ‘Read Naturally’ as our weekly homework. Your student will still have nightly math homework if they aren’t able to finish it in class as well as 20 minutes of reading each night. Read Naturally’ should only take a couple extra minutes each night and is intended to increase your child’s fluency. Below is the breakdown of how Read Naturally works.
Monday: Students will bring home a reading passage as well as a “Words per Minute” tracker for the week. Go over the vocabulary words with your student and have them write a prediction. Then, have your child read the passage to you for a minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” column on the tracker. Have your student re-tell to you what they read (that means they tell you as much as they can remember about the passage and they give you the details in order).
Tuesday: Time your student for one minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” column, go over vocabulary again, and answer the comprehension questions on the back.
Wednesday: Time your student for one minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” column and write a summary on the space provided on the back of the reading passage.
Thursday: Time your student for one minute and record how many words they read correctly in the “Words per Minute” and have a discussion with your child about a connection they may have between the passage and the real world.
Friday: Turn it in for points. If they do not turn it in or forgot it at home, they will not be able to attend “Fun Friday” that week.
Please let me know if you have any questions about homework!
Yeah! We made it through our Language Arts SAGE testing this last week. We’re trying to make it as anxiety-free as possible and the kids are doing great! This week we will be testing in Math. We will be testing on Wednesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 4th. Friday, May 5th will be our make-up session. The following week we will be testing in Science. We will be testing on Wednesday, May10th and Thursday, May 11th. Friday, May 12th will be our make-up session. Please make sure your kids are getting plenty of sleep and eating a good breakfast. I am so proud of them!
We are looking forward to the Read-a-Thon this Friday, April 14th. Please remind your child to continue collecting donations/pledges for reading. They may also bring a dollar for each additional activity/item listed on the flyer below. There will also be snacks, treats, and drinks available for additional money. There is a link to the price list below and I have also send home a price list with your child. We are getting very excited to spend the day reading!!!! Thank you so much for your support!
Read a thon price list2
Read-a-Thon * Date: April 14, 2017 * Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm