Our Class News No.2 8/19-8/23. Spelling Words slipfishpick rockslunchgift thinginchtruck pondfromjump socksdishthum p BONUS WORDS: streakdartedexploded grumblestubborn. What’s Up? *Rules/Respect *Rights/Responsibilities *Listening/Following Directions
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Our Class NewsNo.2
*”Getting To Know You”
*Types of Sentences
*Writing complete sentences
*Elements of non-fiction
*Reading and writing four digit numbers
8/22…..Fall Picture Day
8/23….PTA Pool Party @ Fremont
8/26-8/30….Acuity Testing (Reading, Math)
8/29…..Curriculum Night 6:30-7:25 for
8/29…..Annual Parent Title 1 Meeting
8/29………PTA/Student Council Fundraiser
9/2…..Labor Day …..NO SCHOOL
9/3….After School Tutoring begins
(by invitation only)
9/6…..Midterm of 1st quarter
A note from me…
Parents, please remember to sign your child’s behavior clip chart each night, as well as initial their “Thinkmark” (nightly reading log) when they have read to you each night. Thank you for a great return today of our Friday Folders! It is so important for you to take the time to go through your child’s work with them and see how they are doing. To them about an assignment, ask questions, or have them explain a concept or idea to you. This not only helps to reinforce and cement their learning, but shows them you care and are involved in what they are doing in class. It also provides a great opportunity for discussion and questions about their learning. When you read our newsletter each week, please remember to write the mystery word in your child’s agenda and they receive extra bucks.
Please talk with your child about talking in class during instruction time and the importance of following directions. When a student is disruptive during classroom instruction, not only does it take away from his/her own learning, but it also takes away vital learning opportunities from each child in the classroom. A positive attitude, respect and good manners are at the top of the list of behavior expectations in our classroom. There is a direct correlation between low test scores and listening habits/behavior!
We have begun doing some daily handwriting practice to help improve our penmanship, in preparation for cursive. Some of the our students have formed some bad habits and become quite lazy and careless in their writing, resulting in sloppy, illegible work. Students will be asked to redo any work that falls into that category. “Take your time and always do your best!”
Just a reminder parents, that your child is not sent to the nurse for every complaint. Students are carefully “screened” before a decision is made to leave class and visit the nurse’s office. Please check out our “Health Guidelines” section from the menu on our class website for further information.
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” ~~~ Winston Churchill