firstname.lastname@example.orgIt's back to school again. I hope you and yours had a restful, peaceful, relaxing break.This month I will be formally testing your children to determine their reading growth. I am proud to say that all of my kiddos have made great gains, not only in academics, but also in personality. I enjoy watching them become strong, independent individuals.Mark your calendar...Jan. 15th is a holiday.For the next couple of weeks, we will be learning how to write friendly, persuasive letters. Don't be surprised if your child starts trying even harder to convince you to give it up.It's our last week of school for 2017! Can you believe it, this year is half over. Time goes by so quickly. Our holiday party is at 2:15 Thursday. Friday will be an early release day. Dismissal will begin at 12:40.Oh my gosh, have we been slacking!! It's December, we have two weeks until our Christmas vacation, and we're just now posting. FYI...Ms. Johnson will be out Monday and Tuesday.Save the dates!CBA testing starts next week. Ms. Hicks will be testing Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Johnson will test the week of the 18th.Remember that we are celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with special events every day. See the image below the post for a reminder.Our holiday party is scheduled for the 21st at 2;15. We sent home information Friday about our plan. Please call if you have questions.Dec. 22nd - Our nine weeks perfect behavior party, early dismissal at 12:40, end of the second nine weeks, and our Perfect AttenDance for this first semester. The 22nd will be a busy day!!Dec 23rd-Jan 8th - HolidayWe have no Spelling homework this week. We will spend our time publishing our procedural text paper.November 5It has been a busy time for all. I can't believe we are in the 4th week of this grading period already!
7th open house
13th food drive
20th - 24th holidayFor the past two weeks, our daily in school tutoring time, known as "Shine Time" has been Math. The next two weeks will be Reading. Each group has a focus from mastering sight words to reading chapter books. This is the time each child gets what s/he needs to be successful. Please help us by reading with your children every night. Don't forget that Reading A-Z is available at all times.https://www.raz-kids.com/October 15
The first quarter is over and we're excited to begin the second! Our first quarter behavior party was a great success, but we want more of our students to earn the next one. Our December project will be a painting party with parents invited!!!! This quarter, if your child receives 7 or less dings from us and an E in conduct in Music, Art, and PE, they earn it.
SAVE THE DATES
Report cards - October 20
No school - October 23
Red Ribbon Week - October 24 - 27
Movie Night - October 26th
TWA - Skulls and Skins CSI: Adaptations November 1
Open House - November 7th (instead of Orientation)
Food drive - November 13-17
Thanksgiving holiday - November 20 - 24
Progress reports - November 28
GT referral window opens - November 30
Fall Family Night - December 6
Behavior Party - December 22
Spelling Homework schedule:
Monday - ABC order two times
Tuesday - Pyramids
Wednesday - Dictionary
Thursday - study for test
How to help your child become a better reader!!!
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Your child has access to award-winning digital resources through Kids A-Z, Learning A-Z's website created for students. After your child logs in, each website your child's teacher has subscribed to is shown. Your child can work on assignments or select other resources for reading and writing practice.
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Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
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Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart
Step 4: Your child enters his or her passwordOctober 9We have CBAs this week. Our Parenting Partners class begins Tuesday. Friday is an early release day.
Monday – pretest Students who score a 90 do only dictionary homework
Monday-ABC order two times each
Tuesday – Pyramid Words
Wednesday –Words in dictionary
Thursday – practice test
Hello everyone. We're hoping your lives are getting back to normal.
I have added a 20 minute reading assignment for homework each night. The students have a personal reading log in which they must write the title of the book or the name of the activity that they do each evening. Please initial that your child met the minimum expectation. If the log is not signed, that means a student did not do the homework and goes against the overall homework grade.
Each student that reads for a minimum of 20 days for the rest of the month of September will earn a trip to the treasure box. That means reading on the weekends.
Please pay attention to the level of the book your child is reading. Currently, the expected level is 16 or 18.TeachersYour child will have two teachers for the curriculum this year. I will be teaching the ELA content and Mrs. Johnson will be teaching Math and Science.Conference timeOur conference time is from 2:35 to 3:20. Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your concerns. Expect to hear from us many times throughout the year to discuss your child's progress.School DaySchool at Schochler is from 8:10-3:40. All absences must have a written excuse.LunchFeel free to come in and enjoy lunch with your child. Our lunch time is 11:15.Communication homePlease ask to see and sign your child's agenda every day. This will be our daily communication between home and school, concerning behavior, homework assignments, upcoming events, and personal notes.
For the safety of our students, please do not drop your child off in the parking lot to walk unescorted to the building. This is unsafe, as cars are driving through the area and may not see your child. If you must drop your child and leave, please take two minutes to walk your child to the school door.