Week 11 October 23 - 27, 2017
Thank you for attending the Parent-Teacher Conferences! It was nice meeting with all of you!
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 11 was sent home on Friday. There will be a pretest on Wednesday. Remember to study the review words. The final test and dictation test will be on Friday. Please keep the spelling list in a sheet protector in the blue folder.
Reading - The story for the week is “The Pilgrims” in our From Sea to Sea text. The reading test will be on Thursday, and this includes the vocabulary portion of the test. Students received their vocabulary list on Friday. The vocabulary list should be kept in a sheet protector in the blue folder, and the vocabulary words should be studied at home daily. This will count as a social studies grade, as well.
Math - Saxon lessons 42 - 45 will be completed this week.
L42 – Adding 2-digit numbers using mental computation
L43 – Naming line segments; identifying and making scalene, isosceles, and equilateral triangles
L44 – Identifying a missing digit in an addition problem
L45 - Multiplying by 1 and 10; identifying factors and products
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".
Last week, a math study guide was given to your child. The math assessment will require students to write the months in order (January – December) as well as the days of the week in order (Sunday – Saturday). They also will be required to identify and name coins and polygons. All of the terms must be spelled correctly. Please practice these with your child to prepare them for this assessment. The assessment will be on Friday, November 3rd.
Science - We are beginning the unit "People Grow and Change".
Monday Day 3 - P.E.
Tuesday Day 4 – Library
Wednesday Day 5 – P.E.
Thursday Day 6 – Music
Friday Day 1 – Music
Book Reports and Poems:
Reminder: Students may recite the monthly poem before the due date with written permission from a parent. The October poem is due on October 31st.
The October book report needs to be a mystery book. The book report will be due on October 31st.
Reading Log: The reading log for the second quarter will be due on December 19th. 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
10/25 Spelling Pre-test
10/26 30-Phonogram Test
Reading and Vocab. Tests
10/27 Spelling Test
10/31 Poem and Book Report due
11/3 Math Assessment from Study Guide
11/6 Field Trip Permission Slips and money due
12/19 2nd Quarter Reading Log due
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 chapstick (non-tinted), it should be kept in his or her backpack.
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.
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 and Labels for Education. We also collect Prang labels and Ticonderoga/Dixon UPC codes. These earn money for the school.