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April30-May4  

Good Afternoon Parents

Let me hope that the afternoon has found you well and that you are ready for a new week ahead. Please note that the EOG’s will be May 30-31 and it is therefore important that all students come to school.

Our field trip to the Planetarium is Wednesday.  PLEASE make sure that your child arrives to school by 6:30am.  Buses will be departing at 7am PROMPTLY.  We will meet in the multi-purpose room.  Students are expected to return to school around 4:00pm.  Please make sure you have transportation arranged for your child.  Students may bring SMALL hand-held devices (iPods, iPads, etc.)  on the field trip.  Please note that the school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Students are expected to take their lunch in a Ziplocked Bag.

                                   Here is what we are working on this week:

 Math:  This week begins EOG review!!  Topics this week are:  measurement, fractions, Graph. Students are expected to show working for all questions.

Reading: Our focus is on logical connections-causes and effects, compare and contrast

They will determine the meaning of words and use context clues

They will also be looking at homophones and homonyms.

Science/ Social Studies: Students will be doing entrepreneurship, they will also continue force and motion.  

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

  • Monday, April 30th – Payment #2 due for planetarium field trip
  • Wednesday, May 2nd – Planetarium Field Trip.
  • Tuesday, May 8th – Interim      Reports Go Home

April 16-20  

Hello Parents!

I do hope that you have had a restful weekend just a few reminders for this week

  •  Monday April 16 at 8:30 is Awards Ceremony 

Email messages were sent to those parents whose child is receiving an award for Honor Roll or Principal’s List.

  • Thursday, April 19th - Global Open House from 5-7pm. 
  • Friday, April 20th Field Day from 12:10-2:30pm. *If you are sending in money for students to buy snacks, please make sure it is in a zip-lock bag with his/her name on it.  I keep all money in my backpack until it is time for students to purchase snacks. 
  •  Friday, April 27th Military Child Day and Arbor Day Celebration
  •  Monday, April 30th Payment #2 due for planetarium field trip

Students will be reviewing prefixes and suffixes for Word Study-Students will be given a test this Thursday

Students are looking at Immigration in Social Studies. Students will be asked to make comparisons with different cultures

Students are still looking at fractions in Mathematics. They will be requires to identify equivalent fractions

They are also expected to put particular sentences in a passage in chronological order.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A NEW WEB PAGE AS OF NEXT WEEk: THE LINK IS https://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/carolinaforestes

 

 

 

 


April 9-13  

Good Afternoon Parents

I trust we are all enjoying the break. Please note that this week’s focus is listed below:

Math: Students will Understand a fraction as a number on the number line;   represent fractions on a number line diagram.

Represent a   fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0   to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize   that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at   0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.

 

Reading: Students will describe characters in   a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their   actions contribute to the sequence of events.

 

Writing:   Students will be doing descriptive writing. They will be writing several   pieces and making presentations.

Word   Study: Students will be looking at singular and plural words.

Science/Social   Studies: Students are looking at states of matter

 

Upcoming Events

 

April 12: Report Cards go home

April 16: 3-5 Awards Day 

April 16-20: Spring Book Fair

April 19: Global Open House 5:00-7:00

April 20: Field Day

April 23: Field Day make up day

April 27: Military Child Day


MARCH 24-29  

Dear Parents,

Let me hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Please note that Tuesday, March 27th is picture day; therefore, please ensure that your child dresses appropriately for this.

The field trip to Sturgeon City is Thursday, March29th.  Please ensure that your child wears sneakers and appropriate clothing as some of the activities are outdoors. If your child signed up to bring his/her lunch, please put lunch in a gallon size zipped locked bag. NO lunchboxes or water bottles that cannot be disposed of at the park should be brought to school that day.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: Students will be doing fractions. They will be continuing with equivalent fractions.

Science: Students will be learning about force. They will have a research to do. This will first be discussed in class.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School

  • Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th· 
  • Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th.
  • Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th
  • Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th. Students return on Monday, April 9th

I hope you and your family have a fun and exciting spring break!

Respectfully,

Ms. Edwards


March 19-23  

Parents,

·         Students were sent home with a CFIES- Field Day- T-shirt order. These are completely optional, but if you would like to order one, please fill out ALL of the information and return with either Cash or Check (payable to CFIES), NO LATER THAN 3/28/18.

  PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE EVERYDAY

This week in class:

Math- Students will be doing fractions. we will focus on Fractions on a Number Line, Related Fractions, and Whole Numbers, Fractions of a Group, Finding Part of a Group Using Unit Fractions, and Problem Solving to Find the Whole Group Using Unit Fractions.

Writing/Reading-Students are focusing on sequencing of ideas. They will be making connections in stories/passages. They will also be identifying and using in its appropriate form punctuation marks-commas and semi colons.

Word Study- This week’s focus is on compound words.

Science-We are going to be focusing on force and motion

Important Dates and Reminders:

·         March 27: Spring Pictures/Groups

·         March 28: Sturgeon City Field Trip

·         March 29: End of Grading Period

·         March 30-April 6: Easter Holiday/Spring Break!

 


March 11-16  

Hello Parents! 

I do hope that your week has started off on a positive note. These are the things that will be focused on this week

1Students will continue to learn about area and perimeter. Students are expected to continue learning about their multiplication and division facts.

2. Students are developing their dictionary skills; I am therefore requesting some dictionaries for my class. Dictionaries will be used as of Tuesday of this week. Thank You

3.Students are still looking at plants, they will be comparing different types of plants and the processes that plants should go through. They will continue to observe their pea grain and make their presentation. They will be given a Science test this Thursday.

4. Students are comparing the culture and economy of various countries. They will write letters to famous persons comparing their country to one of these countries.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·   Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd

·   Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th

·  Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th

·  Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th

· Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6th. Students return on Monday, April 9th


March4-9  

Dear Parents

I do hope that you have had a wonderful weekend and you are ready for a new week.

On Wednesday, March 7th is “Jamerican Day.” Several teachers will be sharing Jamaican customs, cultures, and activities with students. We are asking that students wear the Jamaican colors black, green and/or gold.

Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week.

                                                      Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: This week students will be continuing with area and perimeter. PLEASE ENSURE THAT STUDENTS CONTINUE TO LEARN THEIR MULTIPLICATION FACTS.

Reading: Students will be doing poetry and developing dictionary skills. They will also be doing comparing and contrasting.

Science: Students are continuing to learn about plants. They have done their science experiment and will continue to observe it overtime.

Writing: Students will continue to work on biography and autobiography.  Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

 

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd

·         Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th

·         Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th

·         Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th

·         Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6thStudents return on Monday, April 9th


February 26-March 2  

Dear Parents,

Let me hope that you are having a great day so far. There are many things that I want to inform you about.

Please note that the Permission Slip and the Money for STURGEON CITY field trip are due by Monday, March 5

This week is READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK and the week consist of many activities

MONDAY, February 26-Fox in Socks: Wear your craziest socks

Tuesday, February 27- Cat in the Hat: Wear your Favorite hat

Wednesday, February 28 – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Wear Red and Blue

Thursday, March 1 – Thing 1 and Thing 2: Pick a friend and dress as twins

 Week Long Events

Summer Reading Program Book Drive

Please donate a new or gently used book for our summer reading program. This program is designed to put books in the hands of students before summer break. The class that donates the most books will get a PIZZA PARTY!!!!

Relay for Life

We are raising money for our Relay for Life team. There will be Truffula Trees around the school, one for each grade level. The goal is to fill the trunk of the Truffula Tree with donations of any denomination. The grade level that donates the most will win an ICE CREAM PARTY!!!

 

Below you will find information about our classroom/school happenings as well as what students will be working on this week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week.

                                                      Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: Students will be doing Area and Perimeter. They will be asked to complete many activities and to ensure that they show working for every question.

Reading: Students will continue to describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence. They will be learning about personification

Writing: Students will be writing biographies and they will be reading and comparing autobiographies 

Science: Students will continue to learn about plants

 Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 2nd

·         Third Nine Week Assessments – Monday, March 19th – Friday, March 23rd

·         Spring Pictures – Tuesday, March 27th

·         Grading Period Ends – Wednesday, March 28th

·         Field Trip to Sturgeon City – Thursday, March 29th

 

·         Spring Break – Friday, March 30th – Friday, April 6thStudents return on Monday, April 9th


February 18-23  

Dear Parents,

I do hope that you are well. Please note that the permission slips for Sturgeon City field trip needs to be returned in by March 5th. Tomorrow is a regular school day. Please find below, the things that will be discussed for this week.                                                     

  Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: This week we are continuing fractions and comparing the length of various objects. 

Reading: We will be reading and making comparisons between stories-we will be reading and discussing about various presidents. We will also be learning about prefixes and suffixes. 

Science: We are continuing with plants. They will be learning about the different parts of a plant and the different types of soil.

 

Word Study: This week’s words are mb, gn, wr, kn, and stle sounds. Students will have a test on these words on Friday. Topics taught this week are: alliteration and onomatopoeias.

 

Writing: Students writing topic. If I were a president for a week. Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Jump Rope for Heart – February 16-26th

·         Interim Reports Go Home – Friday, February 23rd

·         Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 2nd


February 12-16  

Dear Parents,

Please note that the IT department will be re-imaging all CFIE student 1:1 devices this week. They will be picking up student laptops on Monday, February 12th with the goal to return devices on Friday, February 16th.  Students will be getting the same laptop they were issued.

Today, students will be bringing home Field Trip permission slips for our trip to Sturgeon City.  There are two permission slips to complete, one for the school and one for Sturgeon City.  Please complete and turn in these permission slips and the $6 fee no later than Monday, March 5th.

Math:  Students will continue to learn about fractions. They are being reminded to study their multiplication facts.

Reading: Students are learning about the elements of a story and a poem. They will be writing their own poems and stories.

Word Study/Writing:  Students are doing prefixes and suffixes

Science:  Students are learning about plants.

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. 

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events

  • PTO selling Love Grams – February 5th – 14th Information coming home soon
  • Valentine Formal – Friday, February 9th from 6-8pm
  • Jump Rope for Heart – February 16-26th
  • Interim Reports for the 3rd 9 weeks will go home on Friday, Feb. 23rd.
  • Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 2nd
  • Sturgeon City field trip permission slips -  due March 2nd.

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us 

 

 


February 5-9  

Hello Parents,

I do hope that you had a fantastic weekend and that your week has started out very great. Please note that students’ laptops will be reimaged, therefore laptops will be sent to the IT department the week of February 12th and will not be returned until February 16th.

Each student in my classroom is important and together we are invaluable. Therefore, building a sense of community, all students will have an appropriate learning environment in which all learners can thrive. Any behavior that is disruptive to the learning community will not be tolerated. Students can earn points and Edwards dollar for acceptable behavior and there are consequences of losing points and Edwards dollar for not conforming to the rules which govern the class.  

                                                      

Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: This week, students will be revising polygons and angles, they will begin to learn about fractions. They will have to learn ALL the vocabulary words that will go with the various topics. 

Reading: Students will be Referring to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

Science: Students are still learning about plants. They should be able to identify the processes that a plant must go through to survive. 

Word Study: Students will be studying all the math vocabulary words for the week. They will be getting their weekly test on Friday. 

Writing: Students will be writing paragraphs on different topics.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Awards Day – Thursday, February 8th at 8:30am. If your child is receiving an award for Honor Roll or Principal’s List, then an email was sent to you last week.

·         PTO selling Love Grams – February 5th – 14th

·         Valentine Formal – Friday, February 9th from 6-8pm

·         Jump Rope for Heart – February 16-26th

·         Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 2nd


January 29-February 2  

Dear Parents,

I hope you had wonderful weekend. Please note that the early release days of February 15th and March 15th are now regular school days. Our annual “Souper” Bowl Food Drive begins on Monday January 29-Friday February 2. Please send in nonperishable food items. The class with the most items donated wins an ice cream party!!!

                                                      Here is what we are working on this week:

 

 

Math: This week, students will be doing measurement and two dimensional shapes

Reading: Students are learning about causes and effects and similes and metaphor

 Science: We will continue learning about plants.

Word Study:  Students will have a test on these words on Friday. Based on words given in class

Writing: Students will be learning how to write sentences in paragraphs and properly punctuate these sentences. Their major topic for the week is a trip to Jamaica

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         “Souper Bowl” Soup Drive – January 29th – February 2nd

·         Report Cards Go Home – Thursday, February 1st

·         Awards Day – Thursday, February 8th at 8:30am. If your child is receiving an award for Honor Roll or Principal’s List, you will be informed.

·         Valentine Formal – Friday, February 9th from 6-8pm

·         Jump Rope for Heart – February 16-26th

·         Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 2nd


January 22-26  

Dear Parents

          I do hope that your new week has started with great enthusiasm. I just want to say thank you for your support and generosity that you have given throughout the past days and weeks.

Please note that this Thursday and Friday students will be taking their Benchmark tests and students are still doing their TRC testing-this is to find out students’ level of performance.

Students will be taking their test on their laptop, therefore please have students charge their laptops and take them to school.

Please have your child study his/her multiplication fact on a nightly basis. This is something that students have to keep practicing.

If there are questions, please feel free to ask by sending an email at carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

Please note that the Yearbook is ordered on line or check made payable to Strawbridge. The deadline is February 20, 2018 Please be advised that Breakfast closes promptly at 8am every morning.  If your child wishes to eat breakfast at school, he/she should be arriving to school early to get to breakfast on time.

     
     
                                                                Upcoming School Events:

 

  • January 25th-26th Math & Reading Benchmarks
  • January 29th Souper Food Drive Begins
  • February 1st Report Cards Go Home
  • February 26th Read Across America Week Begins

Please check your child’s agenda for nightly Home Work

Math: Students are still working on division- they are identifying various ways of dividing and solving problems using order of operation.

Reading: Students are expected to read for twenty minutes each night. They are going to be learning about idioms, similes and metaphor.  In addition, students are determining the meaning of unknown words.

Word Study: Students are studying words with:  ng, nk, nt, pt, sk, and st sounds Students will have a test on these words on Friday.

Science? Social Studies: Students will be learning about plants and soil. 


January 15-19  

Dear Parents,

I do hope that you weekend was incredible.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MONDAY JANUARY 22 and TUESDAY JANUARY  23 ARE REGULAR SCHOOL DAYS.

 These are the make-up days due to the snow days we had last week.

Students need to practice their multiplication facts daily.

This is what we will be working on this week:

Reading: Students will be looking at the meaning of words and using context clues to determine the meaning of words.

Students are currently doing their TRC Assessment. This is a reading assessment that every child must complete.

Math: Students are currently doing division and the different strategies that can be used to divide.

Word Study: Students are doing silent consonant-kn,mb,sc,wr,tch  

Writing: Students are going to be doing possessive nouns.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA FOR NIGHTLY HOME WORK

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Cogat Testing – Wednesday and Thursday, January 17th and 18th

·         Grading Period Ends – Tuesday, January 23rd

·         Nine Week Assessments – Thursday, January 25th – January 30th

 

·         Report Cards Go Home – Tuesday, January 30th


January 9-12  

Hello Parents!

I certainly hope that the students thoroughly enjoyed their snow days and that you were extremely safe.

These next 4 weeks, students will be involved in taking the middle of the year assessments (ELA Reading 3D assessments and county benchmark tests.) Please encourage your child to do his or her best with these assessments.

Here is what we are hoping to be working on this week:

Math.  Please encourage your child to practice his or her multiplication facts. They are currently learning how to divide and the various strategies that may be applied.

Below are several websites that your child can use to practice his/her multiplication facts. All remaining topics taught this year will require them to know how to multiply. 

 Reading: This week we are comparing different texts of the same author.

 Word Study: We will be working on ck words; also, they will be completing sentences using commas appropriately. Students will be given their spelling test this Friday.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD’S AGENDA FOR NIGHTLY HOME WORK.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events – (These are the updated changes due to the snow day cancellations.)

  • January 15: MLK Day-No School

January 23: End of grading period

January 22 & 23 REGULAR SCHOOL DAY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

January 30: Report Cards go home


January 3-5  

Dear Parents!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you have had a great holiday break with family and friends! 

 

A few reminders:

 Home Work-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 that they have completed all necessary assignments.

 

Discipline-Please note that there are rules that govern the class and there are consequences for breaking such rules: The Edwards Dollar is a system that is used in my class. Students earn Edwards dollar for following directions correctly, but they lose Edwards dollar for not following directions and not completing a task as directed. Students are made aware that with this Edwards Dollar earned, they may purchase different coupons with their money.  

 

Math: This week students will be learning aboutdivision, division properties, and how division is related to multiplication. Please be sure that your child continues to study their multiplication facts frequently.

Multiplication fact is a skill that needs to be developed. It is therefore imperative that they practice, practice, practice.

 

 

 

Reading: Students will be learning about the different elements to a story and make comparisons between two or more stories. They are encouraged to read with clarity and understanding.

 

Word Study: Students will be given ck words. They will use the words to build sentences on their own and in groups.

 

 

Writing: We will compare and contrast writing pieces. 

 

 

 

 Thank you for your support.  My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us  

 

Important Upcoming School Events:

January 15 - No school

January 22 and 23 - No school

January 30 - Report Cards go home!

 

December 18-20  

Dear Parents!

This week will be a short week with student’s last day being Wednesday.

A sincere gratitude is extended to those who have contributed in any way for the Christmas party; this will be on Tuesday.

I do wish for you a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

 

                                                      Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: A continuation of division will be done for this week. There will also be revision on previous topics that were already done. Please have your child study his or her multiplication fact

 

Reading: This week students will be reading and learning about various Christmas customs in different countries. 

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Christmas Vacation – Thursday, December 21st - January 2nd. Students return on Wednesday, January 3rd


December 11-15  

                                                                   Weekly Report

Dear Parents,

I do hope that your weekend was one that was great and filled with warmth and fun. As the holiday approaches, the plan is to have a Christmas Party for students; with this in mind, I am asking for a contribution of five dollars per child to help with the purchasing of items. The plan is to have pizza, drink, fruits and cake or cookies for each student. If you so desire to contribute, please send this contribution by Thursday December 14th so that the orders for the different items may be made. Please let me know if there are any questions.

 

                                        These are the topics for this week’s lesson:

 

Math: Students will be multiplying single digit numbers with multiples of 10. They will also review solving equations with the factor or the unknown being replaced with a letter or a shape. Students are expected to study their multiplication fact each day.

All math homework students are expected to show working for each problem.

 

Reading: Students are identifying story elements and comparing and contrasting the different morals/lessons in each story/text. Students will be expected to answer chapter questions each night for their homework for the book assigned.

 Social Studies: Students will be giving a test on government this Thursday.  

Word Study – We will still be focusing on pr, sh, th, and pl sounds.  Study for spelling test on Wednesday. Students are expected to:

Monday: Use any seven words to create sentences.

Tuesday: Provide the meaning of the words discussed in class

Thursday: Provide a picture to match 10 of the spelling words 

Writing: This week students will be learning about the elements of a friendly letter and then writing a letter using what they learned.

Science: Students are still focusing on the skeleton.

Please note that the model of the skeleton is due. DECEMBER 15th. If an assignment is late a total of 10 points will be subtracted.

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

 

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Christmas Vacation – Thursday, December 21st - January 2nd. Students return on Wednesday, January 3rd


December4-8  

Hello Parents!

Let me hope that you had a great weekend. I would like to express sincere gratitude to those parents who contributed items for our basket. It was greatly appreciated

 

                                                         Here is what we are working on this week:

 

Math: A continuation of chapter four will be done and the beginning of chapter five from the Go Math. They will be describing patterns in a table; using an array or multiplication table to find an unknown factor or product; and using the strategy “draw a diagram” to multiply.

 

Reading: Students will be identifying examples of stories that are fables, folktales and myths. They will also be using context clues to determine word meaning. They will continue to read their chapter books that they were assigned and complete the questions that follow. These questions must be answered in complete sentences for Home Work 

Science: We are continuing our unit on The Skeletal System

 

Social Studies: We are continuing our unit on government. We will spend the next few weeks learning about the different branches of government – its roles and responsibilities.

Word Study – Words this week are pr,!sh,!th,!pl pr,!sh,!th,!plpr,sh,th words. Our focus in class will be learning Identifying these words are giving the definition of the words. Study for spelling test on Friday!

 

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is:

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Interim Reports Go Home – Thursday, December 7th

·         Christmas Vacation – Thursday, December 21st - January 2nd. Students return on Wednesday, January 3rd


November 27-December1  

Hello Parents,

Let me hope that your Thanksgiving was one that was filled with great excitement. These are just a few reminders.

The Carolina Forest International Elementary School will host its International Holiday Fair. This event will be held on Friday, December 1, from 5-7pm. Students will be allowed to take pictures with Santa and ornaments will be up for sale. Classes are also expected to create a basket to be sold at the silent auction and the themes that have been chosen for this class are:       Women's Pamper Basket and Cozy Night In. .

Below are some suggested items but you are by no means limited to this list.  Please consider donating. These items need to be turned in to me by November 28, 2017. Please consider donating.

·         cozy socks               

·          nail kits

·         candle                   

·         lotions

·         chocolates/cookies

·         cozy blanket                

·         family board games   

·         movies                        

·         popcorn          

·         popcorn bowl

·         mugs                         

·         hot cocoa

·         pizza delivery gift certificates

·         snacks

Weeks Lesson In Review

Math: Students are looking at Multiplication facts and Strategies. Students will be using the associative property to find the product and explaining patterns on the multiplication table. This FRIDAY students will be given a test of the week’s topic.

PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW WORKING FOR EACH PROBLEM

Reading: We will continue working on main idea and supporting details this week and sequencing of sentences in a passage. Students are expected to read for twenty minutes each night

Science: Students are learning about the skeleton. Students will be asked to make a model of the skeleton. The rubric seen below

Skeleton Project

_______ Creativity. 10 points _______ Skeleton accurately depicted. (10 points) _______ Labeled with accurate scientific names. (40 points) ______ Name on back of board. (5

 points) ______Neatness (30 points) ______ Turned in on time. (10 points)

 

 

 

 

Social Studies: We are continuing our unit on government. We will spend the next few weeks learning about the different branches of government – its roles and responsibilities. This week’s focus is the Executive and Legislative Branch.

 

Word Study – Students will be focusing on  oi and oy words. Students will be asked to define words and create sentences with such words. Spelling test will be given on Friday

Writing: Students are doing paragraph writing

Below are some important upcoming events as well as reminders. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is: carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

 

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         International Holiday Fair – Friday, December 1st from 5-7pm

·         Interim Reports Go Home – Thursday, December 7th

·         Christmas Vacation – Thursday, December 21st - January 2nd. Students return on Wednesday, January 3rd

 

SUBJECT

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Word Study

Create word search with oy and oi spelling words

Complete word puzzle

Study spelling words

Give the definition of words

 

Math

Go Math 227-228

Go Math 233-234

Go Math 239 and 242

Teacher made worksheet

 

Reading

Read for twenty minutes each night

Read for twenty minutes each night

Read for twenty minutes each night

Read for twenty minutes each night

Read for twenty minutes each night

Science

 

Create a model of the skeleton

Due date December 15

 

 

 


November 20-24  

Dear Parents!

Let me hope that your weekend was one that was filled with laughter and joy. As we approach this season of Thanksgiving, let us remember that there is much to be thankful for. 

Please Note: International Holiday Fair will be on Friday Dec. 1, 2017 from 5-7 pm. This event promises to be an exciting one. Students will be allowed to take pictures with Santa and ornaments will be sold. Classes are also expected to create a basket to be sold at the silent auction and the themes that have been chosen are:  Women's Pamper Basket and Cozy Night In. 

Below are some suggested items but you are by no means limited to this list.  Please consider donating. These items need to be turned in to me by November 28, 2017.  Thank you for your continued support and donations

cozy socks                       -nail kits
-candle                            -lotions

                -chocolates/cookies

cozy blanket
-family board games        -movies
-popcorn                         -popcorn bowl
-mugs                              -hot cocoa
-pizza delivery gift certificates

 

THIS WEEK'S LESSON- Students are still looking at Multiplication Facts. They are on Chapter four in the Go Math. Students will continue to look at the main idea in a text and they will also discuss the main purpose of Thanksgiving. 

Monday: Students will be given a Math worksheet for Home Work. They will also complete a Thanksgiving Reading and Writing question sheet.

No HOME WORK ON TUESDAY

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

·         Thanksgiving Holiday – Wednesday, November 22nd – Friday, November 24th. Students return on Monday, November 27th


November 13-17  

Dear Parents!

 

Let me hope that your weekend was a restful one.

Please ensure that your child's laptop is charged every night.

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. 

Tomorrow November 13, 2017 will be award ceremony for those students who scored ALL  A's or ALL A's and B's. You would have been notified if your child will be receiving an award. 

Candy Man orders will be arriving at the school on Wednesday, November 15th.  Order pick up will be open during the following times in the cafeteria:

Wednesday, November 15th: 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 16th: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Anyone who has cookie dough/refrigerated goods will need to pick up on the first day, November 15th

Week's Review

Reading: Students will be identifying main ideas from texts being read. Students are expected to read for twenty minutes each night and answer particular questions that follow. 

 

Writing: Students are focusing on paragraph writing. Each day students will be asked to do a journal entry on sections of a paragraph. They will write a complete paragraph which will be graded for Thursdays Home Work.

 

Social Studies: Students are still focusing on the three branches of government. They will be doing a panel discussion on said topic.

 

Science: Students are looking at landforms. They will be identifying the different landforms and linking these landforms to different states/countries.

 

Math: Students are learning their multiplication facts. They are asked to study their multiplication facts each night 

 

 


November 6-10  

Dear Parents

This is just to remind you that students will attend the Carolina Opera presentation, Billy Goats Gruff, at Northside High School on Tuesday November7, 2017. Be sure to have students dress in comfortable clothes and shoes as students will be eating lunch at the park and spend the afternoon outside.

Please note that this Thursday November 9, 2017 will be an early release day. Therefore, students will be sent home by 12 noon; Thursday November 10, 2017 will Veteran's Day Holiday - no school for students or staff

Here is what we are working on this week:

Math:  Students are still working on multiplication facts. They are learning to use various methods to multiply single and double-digit numbers.

Reading: Students are learning to ask and answer comprehension questions and identify various text features in nonfiction text thus grasping better understanding of informational text.

Students are expected to read for twenty minutes each night.

Science:  Students are still learning about the topic government-the three branches of government and the role each branch plays.

Word Study: Students are identifying words with air, ear and are

Writing: Students will use the writing process to write different topics.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

 

  • Tuesday, November 7th - Field Trip to Opera Carolina at North Side High School
  • Tuesday, November 7th - First Quarter report cards will be sent home.
  • Thursday, November 9th - Early Release Day, students dismiss at noon
  • Friday, November 10th - Veteran's Day Holiday - no school for students or staff
  • Monday November 13th - Award Ceremony

HAVE A GREAT WEEK


Rubric for Solar System Project  

Name: ___________________________

Solar System Project Rubric

 

Excellent

20 points

Good

17 points

Fair

14 points

Poor

12 points

Points Earned

Facts

All planets have at least 3 facts stated on the project or note cards

All planets have at least 3 facts, but are difficult to read.

Planet facts are stated incorrectly or almost impossible to read.

Planet facts are not listed or the facts are impossible to read.

 

Labels

All planets are clearly and correctly labeled.

All planets are correctly labeled, but are difficult to read or find.

Planets are incorrectly labeled or the labels are almost impossible to read.

Planets are not labeled or the labels are impossible to read.

 

All planets are found and are in the correct order.

All planets are accounted for

One planet is missing and/or one or two

Two planets are missing and/or 3 or more planets are out of order.

Three or more planets are missing and/or planets are. Information is incorrectly written

 

Neatness

Well planned, very neat, clear labels. Excellent model; planets are easy to identify.

 

Well planned, neat, easy to read. Excellent model; planets are easy to identify.

Sloppy, evidence of some previous planning; hard to read.

Sloppy, poorly executed; looks like it was completed very quickly; difficult to read.

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 


October 23-27  

Hello Parents,

Quote: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

This week is celebrated as RED RIBBON week!  The activities which will be held are as follows:

-Monday, October 23rd Wear Red Day/ Pledge Day

-Tuesday, October 24th, Rock it and Sock it to Drugs!  - wear crazy socks

 -Wednesday, October 25th, “Team Up” Against Drugs – wear favorite sports team memorabilia to school

 -Thursday, I’m TOO “bright” for Drugs!   Wear your favorite neon colored clothes and sunglasses!

 -Friday, October 27th, “Follow our DREAMS, Don’t Use Drugs!”  Wear pajamas to show support for a healthy lifestyle!   AND Make a Difference Day –

We are collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, oatmeal, cereal and pop tarts.  These items will be used to provide food for the Backpack Buddies program at the school! 

We will be working on the following topics for this week

Math:  Understanding multiplication. Students will develop the skill of learning their multiplication table, and use various methods in trying to solve problems. 

Vocabulary words include: Array, Multiply, Grouping, Repeated Addition

ELA. Students are reading nonfictional passages and identifying action verbs. Science: Students will continue to look at the different phases of the moon and will be given a quiz on Wednesday.

Writing: Students will use the writing process and be guided by the paragraph rubric to write their paragraph.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

  • Tuesday, October 31st - 1st quarter grading period ends
  • Tuesday, November 7th - Field Trip to Opera Carolina at North Side High School
  • Tuesday, November 7th - First Quarter report cards will be sent home.
  • Thursday, November 9th - Early Release Day, students dismiss at noon
  • Friday, November 10th - Veteran's Day Holiday - no school for students or staff
  • Have A GREAT WEEK

October 16-20  

Dear Parents,

Don't forget, permission slips and money ($5.50) for the Carolina Opera performance, "Billy Goat's Gruff" are due Tuesday, October 17th.  

Picture orders and money are due October 23rd.

Thursday, October 19th is Early Release Day.  Students will be sent home at noon, after they have eaten lunch.

  • Thursday, October 19 - Early Release for students - 12 noon
  • Tuesday, October 31st - 1st quarter grading period ends
  • Tuesday, November 7th - Field Trip to Opera Carolina at North Side High School
  • Tuesday, November 7th - First Quarter report cards will be sent home.
  • Thursday, November 9th - Early Release Day, students dismiss at noon
  • Friday, November 10th - Veteran's Day Holiday - no school for students or staff
  • Monday November 13th - Award Ceremony

This week students get the opportunity of working on their two major projects: The Book which is to be created; this is due October 20 and the research on the Solar system October 30.

 


October 10-13  

Hello Parents!

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend and that your week has started on a positive note.

I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to those parents who made it to Open House and the Book Fair last week. I am looking forward to meeting you for conference this week. I will make contact with persons who did not sign up, and let you know times that are available.

If there are questions you wish to ask, please feel free to contact me via email at carvalee.edwards

Please remember our Fall Festival this Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5-7pm

Don't forget, permission slips and money ($5.50) for the Carolina Opera performance, "Billy Goat's Gruff" are due no later than Tuesday, October 17th.  Please complete and return the permission slip and money as soon as possible.  (The permission slips were printed on a yellow sheet of paper.)

Feel free to email me at carvalee.edwards@onslow.k12.nc.us

Thank you!


October 2-6  

Hello Parents!

Reminder!

Please Have Your Child Take Earbuds To School

Our Main Focus For This Week Includes:

Math: Students are learning about graph and how to answer questions from such

Home Work: Tuesday Go Math Pages 87-88

                    Wednesday: Teacher Made Worksheet

                    Thursday : Go Math Pages 94-95

                    Friday: Page 96

ELA: Students are doing Adjectives and Character Traits

Home Work: Students are reading for 20 minutes each night

                 Students will identify  at least four character traits and provide evidence for each

                 Students are looking at long U. They are therefore expected to study their spelling words. They will get a spelling test on Friday

Science/Social Studies: Students are learning about the earth

Home Work: Students are expected to write one paragraph on lines of latitude and longitude based on the video assigned.

 

 

Upcoming Events

October 2-6 Fall Book Fair

·         October 5: Open House 5-7pm

·         October 9: No School (Teacher Work Day)

·         October 13: Fall Festival

·         October 19: Early Release

 


September 25-29,2017  

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Hope You Have Had A Great Weekend!

Quote

I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny; if there is anything you want in this world it is for you to go out in confidence and believe in self and reach for it. Marcus Garvey

Just a few reminders

  • If there are any changes in your child's transportation, please bring a hand written note because I cannot guarantee that I will be able to check E-mail during the school day.
  • Please have your child bring earbugs/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.
  • Home Work is not only checked for completion but also accuracy. 

Important 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 2-6: Fall Book Fair

October 5: Fall Open House 5:00-7:00

October 9: Teacher Workday

October 13: Fall Festival 5-7pm

October 19: Early Release day

October 31: HALLOWEEN

Math: Students are doing addition and subtraction with renaming also using addition properties to find the sum

Home Work:

Monday: Go Math Pages 31-33

Tuesday: Teacher made worksheet

Wednesday: Go Math43-45

Thursday Go Math 50-53

Reading/Writing: Students are identifying main idea and providing supporting details.

Home Work: Students will be provided with comprehension passages for them to read and answer the questions that follow.

Word Study:  This week's feature is the Long O pattern. Students will be provided with words for them to study for their test on Friday. These words may be found in their wordbook/agenda.

Social Studies/Science: 

We will continue our unit on maps and globes. This takes in learning about the continents and the oceans. With this in mind, they will be asked to write a letter or create a poem for the Minister of Education in jamaica entitled Continents-Students will be asked to choose one of the continents studied to do this activity.


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