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WELCOME TO A WEEK IN OUR HOMEROOM CLASS!
Monday 25-MATH: Monday Quiz
Wednesday 27- MATH: Journal due
Thursday 28- MATH: Module 3 Test
Friday 29 – English: Monthly Journal due
PBIS Assembly in PM
- Current Events this Friday are Emily and Mikayla.
- If you need to email me, please use the mail at the top of this letter, firstname.lastname@example.org, instead of through the website. I have a hard time getting back to you through the website. Your students also put his email in their assignment book on page 1. Thank you!
- Information from the STAR test was sent home today. Also be sure and look at the grades online. We are now at the half-way point of the first quarter. I told the students they now have to maintain the grade if they are happy with it or bring it up because there is time! If your child has a grade of a D or less please send an email or note letting me know that you are aware of this. Thank you.
- Picture retake day is Oct. 3, 2017. Bring your money and order form that day.
- It has come to my attention that not all students know their math facts. Please practice these math facts! Five minutes a night will make a HUGE difference.
- The Math Journal Page is given out on Wednesday to my math class. Then, it is due on the following Wednesday. The students were given specific directions in their docket that must be followed. This is a writing assignment so make sure that they proofread it before turning it inexplain each step they took and why they did that step, and use all the examples that they were given.
- I offer MATH HELP to my math class. If they have questions on the homework or something that we have been working on, come in the front doors at 7:45 AM with the homework from the night before or any other questions you may have. Also, this year, send me an email by 7:30AM if you are attending so I can meet you in the office.
- Make sure to check your child’s reading and math teacher’s website for upcoming tests, etc.
- Please remind students that if they are absent it is their responsibility to turn in the absent work to the teacher as soon as they can to get credit of it. The District Handbook gives the number of days absent plus one more. Many times a student may have the work but forget to turn it in.
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WELCOME TO OUR SUMMIT READING CLASS!
Friday 29: September Monthly Journal due
We have started our class novel, Sign of the Beaver. I refer to this as SOTB. This is separate from the ZYLAR Book. The students have a blue folder which we will use to take notes in. This will be used to study for our assessments.
We will have our first comprehension assessment and a vocab. Assessment after we have read ten chapters.
We start each week with a quotation that the students interpret. Then each week we work on a section of a vocabulary page. Hopefully you have seen this come home. Please try using some of these new words as a discussion or in conversation at home. We also do a page on prefixes/suffixes. We are always trying to build on our vocabulary with new words! We also learn an idiom each week that we write about in our journaling spiral! Vocabulary and word study are very important in reading comprehension. Anytime that you get the chance to review any “new and interesting” words with your child, please do so.
Our English text does have a website. It is www.eduplace.com/kids/hme. We will finish unit 1 sentences this week. Then we will be learning about “writing tools” to help with our writing. This will teach us how to start sentences differently to make our writings more interesting. We also do “Caught ya’s” three times a week. The students are also expected to be working on a monthly journal. Look for this to come home so it is not left until the last minute. It is always due on the last day of the month that the students are in class. Be sure and read the requirements on the front page and staple that page to the top.
Thank you to the parents that were able to come to our Booktalk! It was a very exciting time for us! Our next “Booktalk” is a Biography (this is the ZYLAR book). The goal is to find a book with the lexile of 730 or above. Students do have time in class to work on this. Hopefully you will also see the packet come home. Make sure your child does read the directions and rubric on the back page. It will be due November second.
We will be assigned another Book Letter with different directions for the third paragraph. Make sure your student sees this.
We also order from many book orders. You may write one check combined for the order, please make it out to “Scholastic Book Club.” You may also order with a credit card online. Our class code is GLHGR. Our next book order has not been sent out yet.
If you need to contact me, feel free to call, send a note, or email me. The fastest way is to send in a note. As you can see, we are very busy!
- August 1, 2017 :
My classes have the rules that are
1. Be respectful
2. Be responsible
3. Be safe
4. Be a good citizen
5. Raise your hand
- August 1, 2017 :
To help make your child's lunch time experience easier, I suggest the following tips. 1. Pack your child's lunch with extra napkins or paper towels. Students are expected to clean up their area at the tables. Extra napkins or paper towels can help prevent messes or clean them up quicker! 2. Pack a drink in your child's lunch. Some children rely on the water machine at school to purchase a bottle. Unfortunately, the machine is not always turned on during lunch hours, does not provide change, or sometimes does not take a particular bill or coin. To ease frustration, pack a drink in their lunch. 3. Pack food items that your child is able to open. For example, some Gogurt tubes, string cheese, or fruit cups can be tough. Be sure to show your child how to open them! Scissors are not available in the lunchroom. 4. Provide a spoon or straw if needed for a particular item. We do not have extras in the lunchroom. These tips were made by Mrs. Zitkus. She has first hand knowledge because she has worked in the lunchroom and keeps me informed so I can help out my Class! Thank you, Mrs. Zitkus!
Feed Me; Classifying Organisms
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