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OCTOBER 16-20, 2017 - Weekly Announcement  

Dear Parents,

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

Picture orders and money are due October 23rd.

Remember, you can access Parent Portal daily to monitor your child's grades and academic progress.  To receive the code for this, you would need to complete the Parent Portal Request Form and returned it with a copy of a parent's valid identification card (i.e. - driver's license).  Copies of this form were sent home at the beginning of the school year. When your child gives this completed form to me along with a copy of the parent id - I send both the completed form and copy of the id card to the office to our data manager, Mrs. Mathis.  She is in charge of entering the information and issuing parent passwords.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact the office and and speak with Mrs. Mathis.  (There are copies of this form on my website in the "forms" section.)   

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

Here is what we are working on this week:

Math:  This week we will  finish and take the test for Chapter 2, Represent and Interpret Data. Students will begin Chapter 3, Understanding multiplication.  Students will be adding the vocabulary flash cards for this chapter to their collection.  Students should review and study these daily.  

Reading: The students will practice reading strategies, underlining and numbering evidence in text to answer multiple choice questions.  We will continue to read non-fiction text, identifying and using text features to answer questions.  This week, students will begin taking the Read to Achieve passages for standard 3.RL.1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Science: We will continue or unit on the Earth, Moon and Sun.  Students have been given a "Moon Watch" calendar and are asked to observe the moon each night and record what they see on their October Moon Calendar.  Students have completed a worksheet that shows the 8 main phases.  They will be expected to identify and describe theses 8 phases on their next Science test. This week, we will learn about the difference between the planets and dwarf planets.   Students will be assigned a planet and will conduct research to complete a short research project.  Students will be given time in class to work on this project, but will be bringing home their laptops so they can also work on this at home.  

Word Study: This weeks spelling words are word that have r controlled vowels.   

Writing: Students will complete their "My Family" paragraphs.  They will use the writing process again to begin a new paragraph, choosing from a list of topics.

Important Upcoming Classroom/School Events –

  • 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

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address is:

The link to the school website and my homepage is:

Have a great week!


Ms. Boschert