Week 21 January 14-18, 2019
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 30 phonograms. The test will be on Thursday.
Spelling - Spelling List 21 has been sent home. The pre-test will be on Wednesday. The final test and dictation will be on Friday.
Reading - We will read " A Starry Night" in our A Flint Holds Fire text. The test will be on Thursday. Review the vocabulary every day. This will count as a science grade, as well.
Math - Lessons 74-76
L.74 – Writing a fraction to show a part of a whole; comparing fractions with denominators of 2, 3, and 6; adding and subtracting fractions with denominators of 2, 3, and 6 (part 2)
L.75 – Subtraction facts (subtracting 5 and 6); reading and writing Roman numerals
L.76 – Adding 3-digit numbers
On Thursday, we will have a math review.
The test will be 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 -
Science - We will begin the unit on Earth's weather.
Monday - Library
Tuesday - P.E.
Wednesday - Music
Thursday - Music
Friday - No Special
Please send a labeled water bottle with your child daily. Water bottles must seal tightly.
Important Dates This Week
1/15 Caught Being Good
1/16 Spelling Pre-test
1/17 30 Phonogram Test
1/18 Spelling Test
Early Release (12:15)
1/21 No school/MLK Day
1/31 Poem and Book Report due
Book Reports: The book for the January book report should be a narrative or informative-narrative. The book report is due on January 31st.
Poems: Poems may be recited before the due date. If your child is ready, write a note on the green sheet or send me an email to let me know. The January poem must be recited by January 31.
Math timings –100 fact timing sheets are sent for homework often. Students should be timed for 4 minutes. At the end of 4 minutes, a line should be drawn to show where they stopped. Afterward, students should finish the rest of the paper. Parents, please correct the paper, circling any errors. Students should then correct their mistakes. Finally, parents please initial or sign the paper at the top.
Dress code reminder: 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). Gray is not one of the uniform colors. Tights may be worn however they must not be footless, and they must be worn without socks. Socks or tights are 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.