Walker's Weekly

The classroom happenings in Room 105!

A note from Miss Walker

I can't believe this is the last week of the grading period! This week, we will be wrapping up our learning for the first term. Students will have an AR Test and the Middle Ages Research Project due on Friday as well as an opportunity for extra credit in both Reading and Language. We will also be continuing with our chocolate bar fundraiser throughout the week. Here's to a great last week of the 1st grading period! :)

Important Dates This Week:

Monday 9/21 - extra credit opportunities given


Friday 9/25 - sentence types quiz

- Middle Ages Research Project DUE

- AR Test #4 DUE

- extra credit DUE

In class this week:

Reading

Freak the Mighty - Project Presentations


Begin Holocaust Research (background knowledge for our next novel)


Grammar

Sentence Types


Writing

- Constructed Response (Yes Ma'am) format

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place October 5-7th for my classroom. I have posted my schedule digitally in Family Access for you to sign up! If you have not done this yet or have been unable to successfully sign up using the site, please fill out the paper copy that was sent home last week ASAP. I will send home a form this week confirming our appointment time.

I look forward to meeting with you all! :)

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Congratulations Students!

Congratulations to Lexes Holman, our Student of the Month for September! Lexes has been a great classroom citizen, participating in class, and giving her best effort in all of her work. Great job, Lexes!


Congratulations are also in order for Matthew Moore. Matthew was not only our August Student of the Month, but was also recognized as SOUTH GROVE's Student of the Month for August!! Way to go, Matthew! :)

Academic Night - October 1st

Mark your calendars! Our annual Academic Night is coming up THIS Thursday, October 1st from 6-7:30pm. At this fun-filled event, students will receive a free AR book, free math flashcards and have the opportunity to play many fun games and activities around the building! The Beech Grove Public Library and the Fire Department will also be in attendance. You definitely don't want to miss this fun, free event!

Chromebook Responsibilities

Please help your child to be responsible by making sure:


  • homework gets completed on the Chromebook each night (don't worry, they can still use them if you don't have WiFi at home!)
  • The Chromebook gets CHARGED every night! The charger does not need to come to school.
  • The Chromebook gets packed in their Hornet bookbag each day.
  • Keep food and drinks AWAY from the Chromebook.
  • Store in a safe location! Do not leave in a car or open area.
  • Students are using the Chromebook in an appropriate way! Don't forget, this is a BGCS device and we can monitor activity at home!


Chromebook Consequences

Each student will receive 1 sheet containing 4 coupons that can be redeemed as a "free pass" if they forget their Chromebook. We will have loaner devices that the students will use during the school day in this case. However, each time the student has to use a coupon, they will lose 3 points on Class Dojo. For every time the student forgets their Chromebook after that, they will be assigned a Thursday night detention until 5pm as well as losing their Dojo points.

There are also financial responsibilities in the case of damage to or loss of the device. Please refer to the handout from Mrs. Collinsworth for a reminder of these possible charges.

Contact Information

Please follow our class happenings on Twitter and feel free to contact me via email or phone with any concerns.