Week 29 March 19 - 23, 2018
Animal Report: Students copied my model of a sample report in class. It was sent home before Spring Break to serve as a guide for your child’s report.
When you are picking up your child at 2:15 or 3:15, please remember to keep the name placard visible in the windshield until your child is safely in your car. This will help all teachers on duty get your child quickly and safely to your car.
During the school year, every adult must wear a school-issued name badge or a temporary office-issued visitor's name tag while on campus.
Spalding - We will review and test 30 phonograms.
Spelling - The spelling list for week 29 was sent home before Spring Break. The pretest will be on Wednesday. The final test and dictation test will be on Friday.
Reading - The story for the week is “Harriet Tubman” in our From Sea to Sea text. The reading test will be on Thursday, and this includes the vocabulary. Students should review the vocabulary words every day. This will count as a social studies grade.
Math - Saxon lessons 103 - 105 will be completed this week.
L103 – Reading and writing 6-digit numbers; multiplying by 100 and 1,000
L104 – Writing a 4-digit number in expanded form
L105 – Identifying perpendicular lines and line segments; dividing by 3 and 4; writing multiplication and division fact families
Thursday is review day.
There will be a math test on Friday.
Practice Math facts daily.
There are many websites where flashcards can be downloaded and printed. One site I have used is www.aplusmath.com. There are also several smart phone apps that you can try. One that I have tried and like is called "Math Fact Master".
Social Studies - We will begin Unit 5 of our social studies text.
Science - Be sure to work on the animal report steadily each week!
Mon. Day 1 Music
Tue. Day 2 Art
Wed. Day 3 P.E.
Thurs. Day 4 Library
Fri. Day 5 P.E.
Poems – Students may recite their poems early! Write a short note on your child’s green sheet letting me know that he/she is ready to recite the poem.
Reading Log: The 4th Quarter Reading Log is due on May 15. Chapter books of 50 pages or more may be recorded on the reading log. The books need to be at a 2nd grade or higher reading level. These books do not have to be on the approved reading list.
Please send a labeled water bottle with your child daily. Water bottles must seal tightly.
Important Dates This Week
3/20 Caught Being Good
3/21 Spelling Pre-test
3/22 Reading/ Vocabulary Test
30 Phonogram Test
3/23 Spelling Test
3/30 Poem and Book Report due
4/2 No School/ Spring Day Recess
4/6 Spirit Day
4/10 Caught Being Good
4/16 Morning Assembly
4/23 No School/ Staff Development
4/25 Progress Reports
Dress code reminder: Long sleeve shirts worn under polo shirts should be white or the same color as the shirt. Socks must be a solid dress code color (solid white, navy, hunter green, light blue, khaki, or black). Tights may be worn however they must not be footless, and they must be worn without socks. One or the other is dress code appropriate, not both together. No leggings of any kind are allowed. Inside the classroom, jackets/sweaters must be dress code appropriate. No hooded jackets or sweaters are to be worn in the classroom.
Please do not send any glass containers to school with your child. This includes water bottles and food containers in lunch boxes.
Toys of any sort should not be coming to school. This would include Pokémon cards, Rubrics Cubes, stuffed animals, and other items such as phones and electronics. This extends to Coyote Club, as well, where games are provided. Items will be taken away if they are seen by any of the school staff.
Lip gloss is also not allowed. If your child needs chap stick (non-tinted), it should be kept in his or her backpack.
Remember that we are a Spalding school, and students are expected to always use their best Spalding penmanship in all subjects.
A proper heading is expected on all work. A point will be deducted for each missing item. Also, if the students misspell their name or the date is misspelled/incorrect, points will be deducted. The date is written on the board, and there is a large calendar posted in the classroom. If the heading is haphazardly written, points will be deducted. The heading should always be written neatly. Scribbling is not acceptable.
Students who choose to not follow verbal and/or written directions on their work will receive a five-point deduction on their paper/s. Following directions is an important skill. Clear directions – both written and verbal – are given with each assignment. Directions should be followed the first time they are given.
Overall, the students who pay attention to details and check their work carefully and consistently earn higher scores on their assignments. Encourage your child to take the time to complete quality work.
Bring in your labels!
Please collect Box Tops! We also collect Prang labels and Ticonderoga/Dixon UPC codes. These earn money for the school.