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WELCOME TO A WEEK IN OUR HOMEROOM CLASS!
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your feast!
We have no school the week of November 20, but we do have Parent/Teacher conferences Monday all day and Tuesday morning. Enjoy your holiday with your family!
Monday 27- MATH: Monday Assessment
Thursday 30- ENGLISH: Monthly Journal due
Friday 1 – ENGLISH: Pronoun Assessment
Progress Report Available online today
- There are no Current Events this week.
- I have asked the students to bring in a clean tomato PASTE can with no label by Dec 11. If you can donate two that is even better! Thank you!
- Thank you to all the families that sent in donations for the “Homeless on the Go Bag!”
- Many students chose to write letters to former teachers for Education Week! I know the teachers really appreciate hearing from former students. KUDOS to those students!
- Math Journal page will be given out after Thanksgiving! Enjoy the weekend!
- It has come to my attention that this year’s class do not know their math facts. Please practice these math facts! Five minutes a night will make a HUGE difference.
- 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.
- 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 in order 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.
- This newsletter is posted on our classroom door.
SUMMMIT READING NEWSLETTER below
A week in our Summit Reading Class
Thursday 30: Monthly Journal due
Friday 1: Pronoun Assessment
We have finished with the novel, Sign of the Beaver. I hope the students enjoyed the historical fiction genre.
We will be using our StoryWorks magazine next week, and then move on to a story in our reading book.
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 are learning about “writing tools” to help with our writing. These will teach us how to start sentences differently to make our writings more interesting, and how to use different types of sentences to make our writings flow and not be choppy. 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 for each month on the front page, not lose the prompt page, and staple that page to the top of the writings before turning in the assignment. It is due Thursday, November 30.
Our next “Booktalk” is a Mystery (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 along with the project. The project changes with each Booktalk. It will be due December 19.
We will be assigned another Book Letter with different directions for the third paragraph. Make sure your student sees this. This will be given out in December and due in December.
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 given out.
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!
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