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WELCOME TO A WEEK IN OUR HOMEROOM CLASS! Dec. 18, 2017
HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Monday 18- MATH:
Monday Quiz; Comic Square due
Assembly in AM
Wednesday 20- MATH:
Journal page due; No new one until next year!
Thursday 21- ENGLISH:
Verbs part1 Assessment
Post card project due by end of day
Friday 22 – ENGLISH:
Monthly Journals due
Assembly in the PM
See you on January 8, 2018!
Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a Relaxing Break!
- Current Events for Thursday, January 12, is Ashlyn, Dylan, and Rylee. The form will be given out on the 21st.
- Shef Pizza forms have been sent home today. Order Pizza once a month for a few months! The forms are due by January 10.
- Our class spelling bee is on Monday, December 18. The winner will be in the fifth-grade spelling bee for our school after the holiday break on January 11 at lunchtime.
- Have your student check the lost and found if you have noticed missing items (sweatshirts, jackets, lunchboxes…) Walker does donate their “lost and found” to people in need.
- Now is the time to ask your student if they need to restock their pencils, red pens, erasable pens…
- Math Journal page will be given out after the break. There are specific directions that was given out that must be followed. Make sure your student does not wait for the night before it is due to work on it. Please check it over because some students are having a problem explaining “why” they add, subtract, multiply, or divide. It is due on Wednesdays.
- It has come to my attention that this year’s class do not know their math facts. Please practice these math facts! Five minutes a night will make a HUGE difference.
- I offer MATH HELP to my math class. If they have questions on the homework or something that we have been working on, come in the front doors at 7:45 AM with the homework from the night before or any other questions you may have. Also, this year, send me an email by 7:30AM if you are attending so I can meet you in the office.
- Please remind students that if they are absent it is their responsibility to turn in the absent work to the teacher as soon as they can to get credit of it. The District Handbook gives the number of days absent plus one more. Many times a student may have the work but forget to turn it in.
- This newsletter is posted on our classroom door.
Our newletter for the Summit Reading Class is posted below!
A Week in our Reading Class
Weekly Schedule for the week of December 18, 2017
Monday 18: Story Assessment on “The Boy who Saved Baseball.”
Tuesday 19: No reading class
Wednesday 20: Mystery Booktalk due
Thursday 21: Verb part 1 Assessment
Friday 22: Monthly Journal due
This is our busy week next week. We will be having an assessment on the story in our reading book that we have been studying on December 18.
Be sure to study the vocabulary words.
We start each week with a quotation that the students interpret. We will start working on analogy pages after our Winter Break. We will continue to do a page on prefixes/suffixes. We are always trying to build on our vocabulary with new words! We also learn an idiom each week that we write about in our journaling spiral! Vocabulary and word study are very important in reading comprehension. Anytime that you get the chance to review any “new and interesting” words with your child, please do so.
Our English text does have a website. It is www.eduplace.com/kids/hme
. We are learning about “writing tools” to help with our writing. These will teach us how to start sentences differently to make our writings more interesting, and how to use different types of sentences to make our writings flow and not be choppy. We also do “Caught ya’s” three times a week. The students are also expected to be working on a monthly journal. Look for this to come home so it is not left until the last minute. It is always due on the last day of the month
that the students are in class. Be sure and read the requirements for each month on the front page, not lose the prompt page, and staple that page to the top of the writings before turning in the assignment. It is due Friday, December 22 but can be turned in early
. We are working on our unit on verbs. This unit is divided into two parts. Our Part A test will be on December 21
Our next “Booktalk” is a Mystery (this is the ZYLAR book). The goal is to find a book with the lexile of 730 or above. Students do have time in class to work on this. Hopefully you will also see the packet come home. Make sure your child does read the directions and rubric on the back page along with the project. The project changes with each Booktalk. It will be due December 20,
changed from the December 19 because we have an assembly.
Our next Book Letter will be given out after our break. Be sure to read the directions for the third paragraph because this changes with each letter. Make sure your student sees this.
We also order from many book orders. You may write one check combined for the order, please make it out to “Scholastic Book Club.” You may also order with a credit card online. Our class code is GLHGR. Our next book order will be given out after break.
If you need to contact me, feel free to call, send a note, or email me. The fastest way is to send in a note. As you can see, we are very busy!
- August 1, 2017 :
My classes have the rules that are
1. Be respectful
2. Be responsible
3. Be safe
4. Be a good citizen
5. Raise your hand
- August 1, 2017 :
To help make your child's lunch time experience easier, I suggest the following tips. 1. Pack your child's lunch with extra napkins or paper towels. Students are expected to clean up their area at the tables. Extra napkins or paper towels can help prevent messes or clean them up quicker! 2. Pack a drink in your child's lunch. Some children rely on the water machine at school to purchase a bottle. Unfortunately, the machine is not always turned on during lunch hours, does not provide change, or sometimes does not take a particular bill or coin. To ease frustration, pack a drink in their lunch. 3. Pack food items that your child is able to open. For example, some Gogurt tubes, string cheese, or fruit cups can be tough. Be sure to show your child how to open them! Scissors are not available in the lunchroom. 4. Provide a spoon or straw if needed for a particular item. We do not have extras in the lunchroom. These tips were made by Mrs. Zitkus. She has first hand knowledge because she has worked in the lunchroom and keeps me informed so I can help out my Class! Thank you, Mrs. Zitkus!
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