The Fontaine Flier
August 18, 2014
What I Really Want Your Child to Bring Home Each Day
I hope at the end of each day, when you ask your child, "What did you do in school today?" your child can give you a better answer than, "Nothing." In fact, what I really hope is that you don't even have to ask. I hope that your child is so excited about what they learned that they will blurt out a summary without any need for prompting. I hope your child doesn't dwell on what was taught, but on what was learned. Most importantly, I hope your child can't wait to see just what we will learn the next day. I am so excited for this year! I know it is going to be amazing!
"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." -Lily Tomlin
Important Dates to Remember
Thursday-August 21-Spelling Test
Back to School Night for Grades 3-5
TuesdayAugust 26th 7:00 in the gym to start.
PTO Skating Party- Wednesday, August 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 at Skate City
Coming Up This Week...
Math-Topic 1 Place Value to the billions. writing numbers in standard and expanded form, comparing and ordering numbers, decimal place value to the thousandths, comparing and ordering decimals, and problem solving with a focus on the problem solving strategy-Look for a Pattern.
I'm hoping to test Friday, August 22nd.
Story-A Package for Mrs. Jewels.
Target Skills- point of view, irony, summarizing, context clues, and story elements
Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessment on Friday.
Writing-For our first writing assignment, we will be focusing on point of view. Students will be using the writing process to write a short narrative piece based on a fairy tale written from a different point of view. We will also be reviewing the 6 writing traits-ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions.
Science and Social Studies begins this week!