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March 26th-29th  

Reminders:

  • Our Stergon City field trip is Wednesday March 28th.
  • Please make sure laptops are charged and sent to school every day.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • Please check your e-mail regularly. This is the best way for us to communicate.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool often.
  • Toys, including fidget spinners, are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 
  • Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)


                                           Upcoming School Events:

  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 28th Report cards go home
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
  • April 16th-Awards Day

·         Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly! We use math facts on a regular basis in all math lessons.

Monday: GoMath p.497-498

Tuesday: Chapter 8 Review

Wednesday: None – Field Trip

Thursday: None

***Math homework is subject to change if we take more time completing a lesson than anticipated**


March 19th-23rd  

Reminders:

  • Please make sure laptops are charged and sent to school every day.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • Please check your e-mail regularly. This is the best way for us to communicate.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool often.
  • Toys, including fidget spinners, are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 
  • Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)


                                           Upcoming School Events:

  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 28th Report cards go home
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
  • April 16th-Awards Day

Academics

Math: This week we are wrapping up chapter 8 fractions in our GoMath books. We will begin chapter 9 next, comparing fractions.

Reading: We are learning all about traditional literature. Students will be able to identify the difference between a fairytale, fable, motif, etc. We will learn elements of these different types of stores and how to determine the moral of the story!

Word Study: The spelling features this week is suffixes (ily, less, ly, ness, ful). Students should complete daily spelling assignments in class however any incomplete spelling work will need to be completed as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: We are continuing to work on biography paragraphs. Last week, we completed a graphic organizer and paragraph on Bessie Coleman. This week, students are reading, completing the graphic organizer and writing a paragraph independently on Bill Melendez.

S.S./Science:  Students will be complete a series of hands on activates. This week we will finish assembling and labeling Mr. Bones. We will also be making the inside of a bone model and completed an experiment about joints!

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly! We use math facts on a regular basis in all math lessons.

Monday: GoMath p.485-486

Tuesday: GoMath p.491-492

Wednesday: GoMath p.497-498

Thursday: Chapter Review

***Math homework is subject to change if we take more time completing a lesson than anticipated**

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork, daily.


March 12th – March 16th  

Reminders:

  • Please make sure laptops are charged and sent to school every day.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • Please check your e-mail regularly. This is the best way for us to communicate.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool often.
  • Toys, including fidget spinners, are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 
  • Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)


                                           Upcoming School Events:

  • March 5th Sturgeon City Permission Slips Due
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 28th Report cards go home
  • March 28th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break
  • April 16th-Awards Day

 

Academics

Math: This week we working in GoMath chapter 8 learning about fractions.

Reading: We are learning all about traditional literature. Students will be able to identify the difference between a fairytale, fable, motif, etc. We will learn elements of these different types of stories and how to determine the moral of the story!

Word Study: The spelling features this week is endings ed and ing. Students should complete daily spelling assignments in class however any incomplete spelling work will need to be completed as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: We are beginning to work on biography paragraphs. We will work together as a class to write a biography and then the students will pick and write about somebody! Students will be creating dolls to go along with their biography.

S.S./Science: This week we are starting to learn about the human body. We will be learning the major bones. Students will be complete a series of hands on activates. This week we will be makes Mr. Bones!

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly! We use math facts on a regular basis in all math lessons.

Monday: GoMath p.459-460

Tuesday: GoMath p.465-466

Wednesday: GoMath p.471-472

Thursday: GoMath pages p.479-780

***Math homework is subject to change if we take more time completing a lesson than anticipated**

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork, daily.


March 5th – March 9th  

Reminders:

  • Please make sure laptops are charged and sent to school every day.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool often.
  • Toys, including fidget spinners, are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 
  • Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)


                                           Upcoming School Events:

  • March 5th Sturgeon City Permission Slips Due
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break

 

Academics

Math: This week we are finishing up GoMath chapter 11 learning about area and perimeter. The chapter test will be on Wednesday. On Thursday, we will start learning about fractions!

Reading: We are wrapping up learning about figurative language. Students have been practicing finding figurative language in stories and they will have a test on Friday! We are also utilizing the laptops in reading groups. All groups have a folktale or fable as a start to the next unit we will be starting!

Word Study: The spelling features this week is soft ce, ci, cy, and hard "c". Students should complete daily spelling assignments in class however any incomplete spelling work will need to be completed as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: We are beginning to work on biography paragraphs. We will work together as a class to write a biography and then the students will pick and write about somebody! I have a really fun project that students will complete to go along with their biography’s.

S.S./Science: This week we are wrapping up our force and motion unit and our test will be on Wednesday. Our next subject is human body! The students will enjoy hands on activities with a big surprise at the end of the unit. Also, on Wednesday, we will be celebrating Jamaica day at our school. We will be celebrating a wonderful county put on by Mrs. Edwards.

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly! We use math facts on a regular basis in all math lessons.

Monday: Area & perimeter review

Tuesday: Area & perimeter review

Wednesday: No Homework - Test

Thursday: GoMath pages 447 & 448

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork, daily.


February 26th - March 2nd  

Reminders:

  • Please send in both field trip forms and $6 for our upcoming field trip!
  • Please make sure laptops are charged and sent to school every day.
  • Students should be reading 25 minutes and practicing multiplication facts nightly.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool often! If you have not registered for Powerschool, PLEASE DO! :) 
  • Toys, including fidget spinners, are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 
  • Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)


                                           Upcoming School Events:

  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins
  • March 5th Sturgeon City Permission Slips Due
  • March 19th-23rd 3rd Nine Weeks Benchmarks
  • March 27th Spring Pictures
  • March 29th Sturgeon City Field Trip
  • March 30th-April 8th Spring Break

 

Academics

Math:  This week we are finishing up GoMath chapter 11 learning about area and perimeter.

Reading: We are wrapping up learning about figurative language.  We will be learning about the alliteration and then practicing finding figurative language in stories!

Word Study: The spelling feature this week is ge, gi, gy, hard "g".  Students should complete daily spelling assignments in class however any incomplete spelling work will need to be completed as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: In writing, we have just finished our compare and contrast writing pieces.  The students were happy to receive letters from their pen pals in Maine last week.  This week are writing a draft letter to our pals and then typing them on the computers!

S.S./Science: This week we are wrapping up our force and motion unit.  We conducting some experiments in class!

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly!!

Monday: GoMath pages 667 & 668

Tuesday: GoMath pages 673 & 674

Wednesday: GoMath pages 679 & 680

Thursday: GoMath pages 685 & 686

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork, daily


February 19th - 23rd  

**Please ensure your child's laptop comes to school charged, daily!! Thank you.

 

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly!!

Monday: GoMath pages 641 & 642

Tuesday: GoMath pages 647 & 648

Wednesday: GoMath pages 653 & 654

Thursday: GoMath pages 659 & 660

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork daily.


February 12th - 16th  

Reminders:

  • Jump Rope for Heart fundraising forms were sent home and the event is the week of February 19th in P.E class.
  • Valentine’s forms and money are due by 2/13.  They are a first come first serve basis.
  • Students should be reading 25 minutes and practicing multiplication facts nightly.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool often! If you have not registered for Powerschool, PLEASE DO! :) 
  •  Please take note that students will now be having full days of school on February 15 and March 15 due to the snow.
  • Toys, including fidget spinners, are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 
  • Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)

 


                                           Upcoming School Events:

  • February 14th Classroom Valentine’s Celebration (more details to come)
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins

 

Academics

Math:  This week we will be reviewing our geometry chapter and taking the unit test Wednesday.  On Thursday we begin area and perimeter.

Reading: This week we are beginning figurative language.  We will read Amelia Bedelia and talking about literally and non-literal language.  We will work with similes and metaphors.

Word Study: The spelling feature this week is spr, shr, str, squ, scr, spl and thr.  Students should complete daily spelling assignments in class however any incomplete spelling work will need to be completed as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: In writing, we have begun a compare and contract piece, In class, we are completing and example comparing and contrasting apples to oranges.  We are using a Venn Diagram and transitional language.

S.S./Science: This week we are continuing to learn about force and motion.  We will be working on an interactive notebook all week.

 

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly!!

Monday: Pages from geometry review packet

Tuesday: Pages from geometry review packet

Wednesday: No math homework – Test in class.

Thursday: GoMath pages 629 &630

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork, daily.


February 5th - 9th  

Reminders:

  • Jump Rope for Heart fundraising forms were sent home and the event is the week of February 19th in P.E class.
  • Report cards need to be signed and returned ASAP.
  • Valentine’s forms and money are due by 2/13.  They are a first come first serve basis.
  • Students should be reading 25 minutes and practicing multiplication facts nightly.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool often. If you have not registered for Powerschool, please do.
  • Please take note that students will now be having full days of school on February 15 and March 15 due to the snow
  • Toys, including fidget spinners, are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 
  • Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)

 


                                           Upcoming School Events:

  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • February 8th Awards Day
  • February 9th Valentine’s Dance
  • February 14th Classroom Valentine’s Celebration (more details to come)
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly!!

Monday: GoMath pages 719 & 720

Tuesday: GoMath pages 727 & 728

Wednesday: GoMath pages 733 & 734

Thursday: GoMath pages 739 & 740

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork, daily.


January 29th - February 2nd  

 

Reminders:

  • Breakfast closes at 8am every morning. If your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, they should be arriving to school early to get to breakfast on time.
  • Yearbook money is due by February 2nd.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night to check the homework and sign the agenda.  Also, remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” pocket.  Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • If there are any changes in your child's transportation, please bring a hand-written note for I cannot guarantee that I will be able to check e-mail during the school day.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool weekly. If you have not registered for Powerschool, please so immediately!
  • Late homework will not be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)

                                                        

 Upcoming School Events

  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins
  • February 2nd Report Cards Go Home
  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • Awards Day
  • February 9th Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins

Academics

Math:  We will be learning the order of operations and working on two step word problems.  Students should continue practicing math facts nightly! We will be having math fact pop quizzes throughout the rest of the year.

Reading: This week we are wrapping up main idea and we will begin working on sequencing events and cause and effect relationships.

Word Study: The spelling feature this week is ch and tch.  Students should complete daily spelling assignments in class however any incomplete spelling work will need to be completed as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: In writing, we will continue working on animal research.  Students will use their laptops to and book they have checked out in the library to help them learn about their animal. They will use a graphic organizer to help them with their research and write an organized informative paper on their research.

S.S./Science: This week, are wrapping up our government unit.  The test will be on Wednesday.  Then we will begin learning about force and motion.

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly!!

Monday: GoMath pages 425 & 426

Tuesday: GoMath pages 431 & 432

Wednesday: GoMath pages 701 & 701

Thursday: GoMath pages 707 & 708

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork, daily.

Social Studies-Study for government assessment.


January 22nd - January 26th  

                                                                                 Reminders:

  • Students will be having full days of school on February 15 and March 15 due to the snow.
  • Breakfast closes promptly at 8am every morning. If your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, they should be arriving to school early to get to breakfast on time.
  • Yearbook money is due by February 20th. You can order online or send in a check made out to Strawbridge.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night to check the homework and sign the agenda.  Also, remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” pocket.  Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • If there are any changes in your child's transportation, please bring a hand-written note for I cannot guarantee that I will be able to check e-mail during the school day.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool frequently. If you have not registered for Powerschool, please do immediately!
  • Late homework will not be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)


     
                                                         Upcoming School Events

  • January 25th-26th Math & Reading Benchmarks
  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins
  • February 1st Report Cards Go Home/Awards Day
  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • February 9th Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • February 19th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • February 23rd Popcorn Friday
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins

Academics

Math: We will continue working on modeling division in GoMath chapter 6.  We will also continue to take daily multiplication timed tests.  Students should be practicing math facts nightly! We will be taking chapter 6 test on Friday!

Reading: This week we are continuing to learn about main idea.  We are practicing finding the main idea and the supporting details in a paragraph!  In reading groups, we are finishing our nonfiction books.

Word Study: We are going to continue working with the same spelling features as last week.  Due to the short week (Monday off, early release Wednesday, Thursday off) I want to make sure there is time to master this feature!  The spelling features we are practicing this week are: ng, nk, nt, pt, sk, st.   Any work that is not completed in class is to be finished as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: In writing, we will continue working on animal research.  Students will use their laptops to research and learn about their habitat, diet and appearance. They will use a graphic organizer to help them with their research and write an organized informative paper on their research.

Social Studies: This week, students will be completing a group activity about government and then teaching it to the class. They will also complete a web quest! They should be studying the information at home using classwork as a study guide.  We will take the government assessment Friday.

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out by the student and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly!!

Monday: GoMath pages 343 & 344

Tuesday: GoMath pages 349 & 350

Wednesday: GoMath pages 355 & 356

Thursday: Study for chapter 6 Test-Review all the methods to model decision

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork daily.

Social Studied-Study for government assessment Friday.


January 16th - January19th  

Reminders:

  • Breakfast closes promptly at 8am every morning. If your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, they should be arriving to school early to get to breakfast on time.
  • Yearbook money is due by February 20th. You can order online or send in a check made out to Strawbridge.
  • Please check your child’s STAR binder every night to check the homework and sign the agenda.  Also, remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” pocket.  Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.
  • If there are any changes in your child's transportation, please bring a hand-written note for I cannot guarantee that I will be able to check e-mail during the school day.
  • Please be sure to check Powerschool frequently. If you have not registered for Powerschool, please do!
  • Late homework will not be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)
         
                                                             Upcoming School Events
  • January 15th No School/MLK Day
  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins
  • January 30th Report Cards Go Home
  • February 1st Awards Day
  • February 5th PTO Love Grams
  • February 9th Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • February 15th Early Release Day

Academics

Math: We will continue working on GoMath chapter 6 which is modeling division.  We will also continue to take daily multiplication timed tests.  Students should be practicing math facts nightly!

Reading: This week we are learning about main idea and reading nonfiction books in reading groups! 

Word Study: The spelling features we are practicing this week are: ng, nk, nt, pt, sk, st.  Tuesday – Thursday the students will have spelling class work.  Any work that is not completed in class is to be finished as homework.  The word study test will be Friday.

Writing: In writing, we will begin working on animal research.  Students will use their laptops to research and learn about their habitat, diet and appearance. They will use a graphic organizer to help them organize their research.

Social Studies: This week, students will be completing a group activity about government and then teaching the class. They will also complete a web quest! They should be reviewing the information at home using classwork as a study guide.  We will take the government assessment Friday.

Homework:

Reading-Students should read nightly for 25 minutes.  Their reading log must be filled out and signed by an adult to receive credit!

Math-Students should be practicing their math facts NIGHTLY and know them rapidly!!

Monday: GoMath pages 329 & 330

Tuesday: GoMath pages 337 & 338

Wednesday: GoMath pages 343 & 344

Thursday: GoMath pages 349 & 350

Word Study-Complete any incomplete classwork daily.

Social Studied-Study for government assessment Friday.

 


December 18th - December 20th  

 

Reminders:

·         Students should be reading 25 minutes and practicing multiplication facts nightly.

·         Please be sure to check Powerschool often! If you have not registered for Powerschool, PLEASE DO! 

·         Please check your child’s STAR binder every night and remove any papers in the “Keep At Home” side of the binder. Papers should not be piling up inside of their binders.

·         Please check your child’s agenda nightly. This is your way of knowing what students are assigned to do for homework. It’s the students’ responsibility for copying down homework correctly and daily. Please sign to indicate that you have seen it and they have completed all necessary assignments.

·         If there are any changes in your child's transportation, please bring a hand-written note for I cannot guarantee that I will be able to check E-mail during the school day.

·         Toys are not permitted at school. According to the handbook, if toys are confiscated at school, parents must pick them up from the front office. Chapstick and other medications are not permitted at school without a note from a doctor. 

·         Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)



                                                               Upcoming School Events:

·         December 18th Colonial Games Presentation

·         December 20th Classroom Holiday Celebration

·         December 21st- January 2nd Christmas Break

·         January 15th No School/MLK Day

·         January 22nd & 23rd No School/Teacher Work Days

·         January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins

·         January 30th Report Cards Go Home
 

 

Academics:

Math: This week we are wrapping up the short chapter 5 on number patterns and multiplying with tens.  We will be taking the chapter test Tuesday!

Reading: We are reading about various Christmas traditions around the world.  We are also completing a synonym and antonym activity and multiple meaning word activates!

Word Study: Students will be not have spelling words this week due to the short week.

Writing: In Writing, students are finishing their friendly letters to their pen pals in Maine!  I am very excited to take them with me when I fly home later this week.

Science/Social Studies: We have just finished our land forms and bodies of water unit last week.  This week and right after break, we will be finishing our government unit!

 


October 23rd - October 27th  

Reminders:

· It’s red ribbon week!! Encourage your child to participate.

Monday “Pledge Day” Wear red

Tuesday “Rock it and Sock it to Drugs” Wear crazy socks

Wednesday “Team Up Against Drugs” Wear your favorite sport’s team

Thursday “I’m Too Bright for Drugs” Wear neon colors and sunglasses

Friday “Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Use Drugs” Wear pajamas

· Please check your student's STAR binder every night.

· Encourage your children to bring in healthy food for snack time! We eat at 9:30am. Please refrain from sending candy and sweets.

· Join our class on the Remind app for announcements updates and pictures! Text the number 81010 with the message @a8a28f to join.

· I will be sending the laptops home Tuesday.  Please make sure students bring them back to school every day, fully charged.

(Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)

 

Upcoming School Events: 

·           October 23rd: Red Ribbon Week Begins

·           October 23rd-27th-Benchmark Testing

·           October 27th: Popcorn Friday

·           October 31st: Chili Cook Off

·           November 2nd: Chick-Fil-A Night 5-8pm

·           November 3rd: Military Appreciation Breakfast

·           November 7th: Report Cards Go Home/Opera Field Trip

·           November 9th: Early Release Day

·           November 10th: No School (Veterans Day)

·           November 13th Awards Day

·           November 17th Popcorn Friday

 

Academics:

Math: This Tuesday, students will be taking the math benchmark assessment and the chapter 2 math test.  On Wednesday, we start multiplication!

Reading: This week, we are learning about nonfiction text features!  Read groups will be reading nonfiction text and practicing identifying the text features.  They will learn how to explain its purpose which will help increase their comprehension of nonfiction text.

Word Study: The feature we are learning this week is “er” and “or” words.  Spelling is completed in class, otherwise it is taken as homework.  Encourage your students to study nightly.  The test is on Friday!

Writing: For writing, the students completed a classroom times article.  Some students are wrapping up writing their final draft of their personal narrative.

Science: The students will be taking the Earth, Moon and Sun unit assessment Tuesday.  The rest of the week, we will be learning about and conducting research on a planet! 


October 9th - October 13th  

 

Reminders:

 

-Please check your child’s agenda nightly. This is your way of knowing what students are assigned to do for homework. STUDENTS are responsible for copying down homework correctly and daily. Please sign to indicate that you have seen it and they have completed all necessary assignments.

 

-Homework will not be graded for accuracy, only for completion and following directions. However, in order to receive credit students will need to write in complete sentences, answer ALL questions, show all work (math), and answer in RARE form including page numbers (reading). 

 

-If there are any changes in your child's transportation, please bring a hand-written note for I cannot guarantee that I will be able to check E-mail during the school day.

 

-Fall festival is this Friday!

 

-Please return all field trip permission forms and money ($5.50) as soon as possible!

 

-Please schedule a conference as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Upcoming School Events:

 

-October 2: Fall Book Fair

 

-October 5: Open House 5-7pm

 

-October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

 

-October 13: Fall Festival

 

-October 19: Early Release

 

-October 23: Red Ribbon Week Begins

 

-October 27: Popcorn Friday

 

-October 31: Chili Cook Off

 

 

Academics:

 

Math:  We are starting a new math unit on representing and interpreting data.  We will be working with a variety of graphs!

 

Reading: We will continue our reading groups and chapter books as well as start learning about nonfiction text features.

 

Word Study: This week the spelling pattern we are focusing on is short “a” and short “e”. We complete spelling work in class.  Any work that doesn't’t get finished becomes homework.  Students are encouraged to study every week even in they complete their spelling work in class. We take a spelling assessment every Friday. 

 

Writing: We are about to start writing the first draft of our narrative piece.  We finished our last graphic organizer Friday and now it’s time to put our thoughts into paper.

 

Science: We are continuing our space unit with studying the Earth, Sun and Moon. We will be doing hands-on experiments to test the rotation of the Earth.  We will also be performing a readers theater in class.

 


October 2nd - October 6th  

Reminders: 

· Please check your student's STAR binder every night.
 

· Reading and math homework is due Monday - Thursday. 
 

· Please do not send candy or cookies for snack time. We eat snack at 9:30am, so I encourage healthy snacks to be sent with students. 
 

·Please send in headphones with your child is they do not have them already.  Also, I would like to start assigning homework on the laptops by the end of the month.  Please provide a laptop sleeve so we can accomplish this goal by the end of October!

 

Upcoming School Events:

·         October 2: Fall Book Fair

·         October 5: Open House 5-7pm

·         October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

·         October 13: Fall Festival

·         October 19: Early Release

·         October 23: Red Ribbon Week Begins

·         October 27: Popcorn Friday

·         October 31: Chili Cook Off & Halloween
 

 

Academics: 

Math: Students will be assessed this week on adding and subtracting, so please look for this being sent home. We will be starting a new math unit on number patterns. Students will be completing different activities to identify number patterns in an addition and multiplication table.

Reading: I am very excited to be starting reading groups this week!  Each student will be grouped by reading level and will be practicing reading skills.   Some skills include: fluency, comprehension, asking questions, etc.

Word Study: This week, the feature students are learning is the long “u” pattern. We take a spelling assessment every Friday.  Students are more than welcome to bring their spelling journals home if they need extra practice.

Writing: Each student will continuing to work on their narrative writing.  Last week we brainstormed topics.  The next steps will be choosing a topic, narrowing down the main idea and identifying some small details.

Science: We are continuing our space unit.  We will continue learning about the moon and begin exploring other space elements.

Homework Monday – Thursday:

     Reading – Read for 20-25 minutes.  To receive credit, the log in your child’s STAR binder must be signed by an adult nightly

     Math – Nightly review and practice problems

     Spelling – Finish any incomplete classwork and study for the test on Friday


September 25th - September 29th  

Reminders:

-Please check your child’s agenda nightly. This is your way of knowing what students are assigned to do for homework. STUDENTS are responsible for copying down homework correctly daily. Please sign to indicate that you have seen it and they have completed all necessary assignments.

-Homework will not be graded for accuracy, only for completion and following directions. However, in order to receive credit students will need to answer ALL questions! (Late homework will NOT be accepted (lost, forgotten at home, forgotten at school, etc.)

-If there are any changes in your child's transportation, please send in a hand written note. I cannot guarantee I will be able to check e-mail during the school day.

-Please have your child bring earbuds/headphones to school if they have not done so already. As we begin to use the laptops, it is important that each student is able to listen to their own device.

 

 

Upcoming School Events:

September 25: Federal Impact Cards go home

September 27: Fall Pictures

September 28: Interim Reports go home

September 29: Popcorn Friday

October 2: Fall Book Fair Begins

October 5: Open House 5-7pm

October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

October 13: Fall Festival

October 19: Early Release

October 31: Halloween

 

Academics:

Math: Students will continue working hard on adding and subtracting three digit numbers. Students have been introduced to different strategies to add and subtract and this week they will transfer those strategies to solve word problems. Please continue to work with your students on regrouping.  This week we will be reviewing and testing on place value, rounding, adding and subtracting and word problems.

Reading: This week we are working on reading comprehension passages.  We are working on asking and answering questions and story vocabulary.

Word Study: This week's feature is the long “O” pattern. There are three different spelling groups based on a pretest: red, blue and green. I already stuck your child's spelling words into their agenda so they are aware of their spelling group. Please have your child study for the spelling test on Friday! 

 Writing: Students have been practicing writing sentences, paragraphs, peer editing and revising.  We have also started cursive writing.

Science: In the upcoming science unit, we will be learning about the Earth, Moon and Sub.  This week, we will be learning about the phases of the moon.

Homework Monday – Thursday:

     Reading – Read for 20-25 minutes.  To receive credit, the log in your child’s STAR binder must be signed by an adult nightly

     Math – Nightly review and practice problems

     Spelling – Finish any incomplete classwork and study for the test on Friday

 

 

 

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns!

emily.martin@onslow.k12.nc.us


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