Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Conferences and Misc

Hello families! 

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I want to thank of all of you who took time out of your schedule to come in for a conference. I love to be able to chat about your student with you and share information, especially as we head toward the end of the year. If you have not had a conference, there is still time! Send me an email and we can find a time to chat, in person or on the phone. Your support is appreciated! 

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Don't forget to send in your Legoland field trip permission slip and money. Please reach out if you need a scholarship! Thank you to those that have offered to volunteer. The response has been overwhelming! I will be in touch with you once I know how many volunteers we have, we are limited. So please stay tuned! 
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Please send back your report card envelope! The report card is yours to keep. 

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The students have been working hard to complete their Smarter Balanced testing. We are halfway there. We have completed the English/Language Arts section and will begin the math section tomorrow. We will resume nightly homework shortly after we return from vacation. 
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Have a safe and restful vacation!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April Conference Sign-Ups

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Hello families! 

If you would like to sign up for a conference, please follow the link below. If you do not see a time that fits your schedule, just shoot me an email and we can find an alternate time.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March

Hello families! 

March is zooming by! I can be believe we are halfway through the month already. We have been busy in all of our content areas. 

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We completed our Immigration Unit on February 16 with our Immigration Simulation. All the students made it into America after passing the various medical, mental health and customs examinations! This was a great day and I think the students really learned a lot. I have a huge photo album of pictures I can't wait to share during our April conferences. 

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We have moved onto our Nutrition Unit in Science. We are learning about what should be on "My Plate", the food groups, how to read our food labels, and much more. 

After this unit we will move back into Social Studies for our famous Black Americans unit. Stay tuned for the wax museum that will accompany this unit. This is a must not miss event!
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We are diving deeper into fractions in math. Students have begun to compare fractions and learn strategies to figure out which fractions are larger or smaller. We are also talking about measurement! I have begun added multiplication fact practice to the back of the nightly homework. Students should continue to work to be secure in the multiplication facts! Any extra practice will help!

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Speaking of homework....your support in completing AND returning the nightly homework is appreciated. The nightly math homework helps to reinforce the skill taught that day. Additionally, spelling homework needs to be returned on the due date. This due date is listed on the spelling list that is sent home after the pretest. Many children are not returning or completing homework. Again, your support is appreciated. 

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We continue to work on our reading skills! We work on a variety of skills from week to week and lesson to lesson. We work on character traits, sequencing, summarizing, comparing/contrasting, cause and effect, and many more. The students read several stories to work on and practice these skills. Students should continue to read nightly! 

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Lastly, we are in need of a few items in the classroom. We go through pencils and erasers VERY quickly. Please try and replenish your student's supply. Additionally, glue sticks, clorox wipes and dry erase markers are always needed.

Again...thank you for your support throughout the year! I am looking forward to conferencing with you in April.