Mrs. Richardson's Class

September 4, 2015

100% Attendance!!!!

Thank you so much for getting your child to school each day! Our class is the ONLY class at JES that has had perfect attendance since school has started!!! Yay US!!!!!! :)

Student of the Week

Aubree Couch


Thanks for working hard Aubree and giving 110% all the time in class!

Scholastic Book Orders

Thanks to Justin, Sydney, Aubree, Hayden and Kellan that ordered this month! We got 10 free books for our classroom for these orders!! :)


Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub

One-Time Class Activation Code: MND74


Ordering online is fast and easy:

  • VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Upcoming Events at JES

September 14th - PTO Meeting (please try and attend this meeting. We need help to make the JES PTO successful for all parents, teachers and students!)

September 18th - Pirate Day!! (more information will be coming home!!)

Book Fair

September 24th - Grandparent's Day

October 6th and 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30

October 9th - End of the 1st nine weeks

October 12th-16th - FALL BREAK

Homework and Upcoming Tests

**UPDATE - Homework should take no more than 40 minutes each night. If your child is spending more than 40 minutes, please let me know. Also, remember we go over and work with the spelling words, vocabulary words and the science packet each day in class so that a lot of time is not required at home.


**Amazing words are extra work and are not required - I know that some students like to be challenged, so I have come up with the amazing list for that purpose.


**Math enrichment packet - this is also extra work and not required. At times students finish their work in class and this is something that is good for higher level students to work on during class.


Please make sure you check and SIGN your child's agenda nightly! Their agenda is on their iPad!


Each night:

*Reading Comprehension 3-4x a week


*Math homework daily


*Math Enrichment packet (extra credit) - Due Tuesday


*Science packet - This can be found on Canvas - please study the packet each night! The first 2 weeks I sent home the paper copy, now you will find this in Neu.Annotate.


*Study Spelling words - Words are located in Neu.Annotate. Also, all words are on Spelling City for extra practice. There is a quick link from the left side of my Canvas page.


*Vocabulary Test on Thursday - Students have downloaded words into Neu.Annotate. They can also practice these words in Quizlet!




Thursday

-Math test - Division meanings and facts



Friday

-Spelling Test - List #4 (on Spelling City and Neu.Annotate)

-Reading Test #2 over compare/contrast

-Vocabulary Quiz #5 - find this on Canvas/Quizlet/Neu.Annotate

Candy

Thanks so much to those of you that sent in a bag of candy. If you would still like to send in a bag, that would be GREAT!!

Study this weeks VOCABULARY WORDS HERE!

Accelerated Reader

Your child should be at 50% of their Accelerated Reader goal by Friday, September 11th.


***Please remember, your child is NOT required to read every night! They need to keep up with their weekly reading goal.


We will have a reward party at the end of the nine weeks for those students who are at 100% of their AR goal and 88% correct on TESTS.


AR will count as 10% of your child's reading grade each nine weeks.


Congrats to the following Students who are at or ABOVE 40% of their AR Goal:

Aubree

Justin

Kellan

Sydney

GRADES in Harmony

If you see a blank on your child's progress report or if you check grades online, that means that I have not put a grade in for that assignment. There are times when I list several assignments in my gradebook that are coming up, but have either not given the assignment or graded it. If your child is ABSENT from school, or has not completed an assignment when I enter my grades, I will put in a 0%. ALL assignments will be given to your child to be completed. I do NOT accept 0%, so your child will complete the work that I assign. If you have any questions about this let me know!!

Vocabulary Words - list #5

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Spelling List for next week

We will take a pre-test each Monday morning. If your child passes the regular list words, they will be put on the AMAZING word list for the week and test on Friday. If your child makes the AMAZING list, they will be required to do different spelling work with the new list. This may appear differently in the gradebook, so if you see a blank for a spelling activity, that would be why.
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Multiplication Facts

Make sure your child is studying each night for their multiplication facts if they are not mastering them!!! They HAVE to be able to complete 50 mixed multiplication facts in 3 minutes. I am going to start taking grades on this skill soon!!!

Remind Texts

Make sure you sign up for our class Remind messages! I don't use this app too much, but if something important comes up or if there is a change in our schedule, I will use this to inform you!

Text this number: (859)740-1173

With this message: @4thgradeje

Snack

If your child would like to bring a healthy snack to eat after first recess that is fine with me!! No cookies, brownies, candy, or chips please.

Facebook

Click here to access our CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE! I will post pictures and information on here each week. There will be extra credit posted a few times a week so make sure you check it each night!

Canvas

This is where all our information will be found! Ask your child to show you our Canvas page! Let me know if you have any questions about Canvas. We should have parent logins soon! You can also download the app on your phone and access information from there as well!