Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April

Hello families!

I hope that you had a great weekend and area ready to head into April. We have about 2 1/2 weeks until April vacation. I can't believe it!!

This month we are continuing to work on our reading skills through our Journeys books. We start a new story ever 7 or so days. the students have a chance to write to you about each story during their Learning Wheel journal if they choose to. 

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We have started Unit 7 in math. This is our fraction unit. Some students can quickly grasp the concept of fractions, while others need more time. Try and chat about fractions with your student when they show up in everyday life. As always, it is important for students to practice the skill from that day on their nightly homework. Many nights students will have a back side to help increase their fluency with their multiplication facts. 

We are working on our invention research in science. 

Students will begin writing about two topics in their Learning Wheel journal (unless they already started doing that). Please take the time to read about all the exciting things happening in our class during the week! 

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Reminders:

Field trip money and permission slip is due as soon as possible. Thank you to those who have returned theirs. If you have not, please send it in. We are limited to one chaperone per class, I will notify our chaperone as soon as I have all the permission slips back. 

Conferences!
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Thank you to those parents who have signed up for a conference. If you have not done so and would like to, there are still spots available. Follow this link to sign up!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4caeab2aa6f85-april2

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Report Cards

Report cards for 3rd quarter will be sent home Friday, April 6th. 

As always, please reach out if you have questions or concerns!
Jen

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

End of the Quarter

Good morning families! 

Your student received his/her report card on Friday, along with the most recent data from the Star Reading and Math reports. Let me know if you have any questions about either. Please sign and return the envelope only. The report card and reports are yours to keep! 

A green order form for a Music in our Schools t-shirt also went home. We will have a concert on the night of Monday, March 5th. If you would like your child to have a t-shirt, please send back the order form. If you need help with paying for the t-shirt, just reach out via email or indicate so on the form. 

We have started our immigration unit and the students are very excited. They are in their family groups and picked their authentic names yesterday. We will begin our journey today. Reminder, the Ellis Island simulation will be held on February 22nd at 
9 AM. Look for more information the closer to the event. 

Please encourage your student to complete their nightly math and spelling homework. It helps to reinforce the skills learned during that days math lesson. 

As always, let me know if you have questions, thoughts or concerns about anything. 
Have a great day and rest of your week!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year families!

I hope that everyone had a restful vacation. We are a few weeks away from grades closing (1/19) and report cards going home (1/26). Typically we do not conference at the end of the second quarter but if you have specific questions or would like to, I am happy to meet. 

Spelling

We continue to have spelling lists that correspond with our lesson in reading. You will find the list comes home with your student with a test date in the right hand corner. This is also the date the when homework is due. Please encourage your student to practice nightly with their spelling words. 

Math

We are currently in the middle of Unit 4 and are working on perimeter and area, along with recognizing polygons and special quadrilaterals. Typically there is nightly math homework. Some students can still use practice with their addition and subtraction facts, as well as multiplication. 

Reading

We are working hard during literacy reading new stories, learning new vocabulary words, and analyzing the text in different ways. These ways may include sequencing, cause and effect, story structure, and character analysis. We also do a lot of writing answering our comprehension questions!

Science/Social Studies

We are wrapping up our space unit in science. We will be talking about nutrition and immigration next. Stay tuned for our immigration simulation save the date. It is a must not miss event!

As always, let me know if you have any questions about anything happening in our classroom!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017

The holiday break is almost here!

Tomorrow (12/20) is ugly sweater day at LSS if your child would like to participate. We will also have our class holiday breakfast tomorrow around 9:15. All are welcome to join!! Thank you to all who have volunteered to donate items! I truly appreciate all your support. 

Thursday (12/21) we will have our class auction. Students will get to bid on prizes of their choice with their hard earned marbles. 

Friday(12/22) is hat day! If your child would like to donate a quarter (or more) to the Exeter Chamber Children's Fund they may wear a hat all day. 

Lastly, have a great holiday and much needed break!
As always, reach out with questions. 
Jen

Monday, December 11, 2017

December Happenings

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We are almost halfway through the month! The weather is getting colder. Please remember to send your student with a jacket, hat, and gloves. The weather can change quickly throughout the day. Also, if you student would like to play in the snow they need snow pants and boots. If you need help securing these winter clothing items, please reach out! 

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We are currently learning about Space in Science! We are researching our planets and deciding what planet we might live on if Earth was no longer inhabitable. 
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In math we just completed our Unit 3 math assessment and are moving onto Unit 4. Please check with your student daily to ensure they are completing their math homework. Math homework reinforces the skill we learned that day. Let me know if you have questions!

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Students continue to have nightly spelling homework. Please check your students spelling list for the due date of homework as well as the test date. 

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We are having a holiday breakfast on Wednesday December 20th. Check your email for a sign-up of items. All parents are welcome to join!!