White Bluff Parent Newsletter

Week of Sept 13th, 2021

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What are we learning this week?

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PSI

Theme: All About Me!

Math Focus: Color- blue, Shape- square

Reading Focus: Letters Aa, Ff

AAC Core Words: go, where, in, on

Fine motor skill: puzzles

American Sign Language: sit, stand, on, where

Kindergarten

Math Topic F

MGSEK.CC.3 MGSEK.CC.4 MGSEK.CC.5

Lesson 23 I Can draw and count 9

Lesson 24 I Can count objects to 9, find hidden 5 groups and create something to show 9

Lesson 25 I Can count objects to 10

Lesson 26 I Can count objects to 10 and find hidden 5 groups.

Lesson 27 I can count objects to 10.


Communities and Relationships

Reading

Review Read to self

Review Read to Someone

Review Listen to Reading

Review/ Introduce word work (sight words)

Reading

Grumpy Bird

Traits writing p74-82

Writing

Practice writing letters

Name writing, sight words

Phonics- Unit 1 Week 6 Dd, Ss

Alphabet exploration, vowel letters

Letter- keyword- sound- drill

Skywrite- echo letter formation

Consonant vs vowel

SCIENCE

Physical Attributes/Sink or Float

The Shape of Things

Can it float?

First Grade

Math -Eureka Module 1, L24, 25, 26,27,28

Reading- Small groups, evaluate independence

ELA- Writing: Unit 1, W2

Read Aloud: My Truck is Stuck /

Wilson: Unit 2, Wk 2 / Spelling -ig

Science- Sources of Light/Shadows & Sources of Light

Second Grade

Math

Module 3 Eureka Add and Subtract Within 100 Add and Subtract Within 1000
Reading

Continue the First 32 Days of Literacy

Science

Sun, Moon, and Earth

Third Grade

Math: End of Module 1 Properties of Multiplication and Division /Module 2 : Place Value and Problem-Solving using units of measurements

Reading: Ask/answer questions about text (i.e., character growth, POV, motivation / content area concepts) using explicit details from the text:


- Literal & non-literal language

- Context clues

- Pictures & illustrations


Science: Fossils/ How Fossils are made

Social Studies: Locate the major regions where American Indians lived. Compare and contrast how American Indians in the various regions used their physical system.

Fourth Grade

Math

Interpret and represent patterns when multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000 in arrays and numerically. Multiply multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single digits, recognizing patterns. Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit multiples of 10 with the area model.


Reading

Students will refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (Literary) Students will refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (Informational)


Science

Students will demonstrate their ability to develop a model based on observations to describe the repeating pattern of the phases of the moon (new, crescent, quarter, gibbous, and full).


Please make sure all of your Scholars have the needed items on the supply list!

Fifth Grade

Math

Tuesday - Unit 1 Math Test (cumulative) Wednesday thru Friday - Begin Module 2 (Fractions)

Reading

Compare/Contract 3 characters Have your child read to you and work in epic

Science

Earth and Changes Over Time Go outside and make some observations with your young scientists

Join your child's homeroom class dojo!

Mr. Sacks dojo link is:https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CFJ3FP8

Ms. Simms dojo link is: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CT6TLW3

Ms. Wilson's dojo link is:https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=C8D4TEE

All work can be accessed through Google Classroom

IMPORTANT DATES

September 13 - MAP Testing Begins

September 16 - 8:00 am School Council Meeting Virtual Via Zoom (Link is forthcoming)

September 17 - Paid Dress Down Day -$1.00

September 23 - Title 1 Annual Meeting via Zoom

September 23 - PTA Meeting via Zoom

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Friday is a Student Dress Down Day

Cost - $1.00 (Students must pay the $1.00 to dress down or come to school in their uniform)



  • T-shirts are permitted; however, no offensive or suggestive material on any piece of clothing is allowed.
  • No sleeveless tops or shirts, low necklines, spaghetti straps, shoulder- baring, midriff-baring or revealing tops or open back shirts may be worn.
  • Modest and appropriate is the goal (no see-through material, no midriff or underwear showing).
  • Overly short apparel is not permitted. Skirts, skorts and shorts must be at least fingertip length, even if leggings are worn under a skirt.
  • Tennis shoes and athletic shoes are permitted; however, Crocs, flip-flops, mules, open back shoes, high-heeled shoes and sandals are not allowed due to safety concerns.
  • No low necklines or tight fitting tops, pants, shorts, etc.
  • No cut-offs, frays or clothing with holes/slits above fingertip length.
  • No sagging or bagging.
  • Hats and sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
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Covid Process

In order to keep up with all of the new information, we regularly adjust our COVID response process . We want to make the response process as simple and efficient as possible for our families. We also want to ensure that important information does not get lost in the shuffle the opportunities for important information to get lost in the shuffle. As a result, we are implementing the use of a new form. Please ensure you utilize this form as necessary. Please do not send your children to school if they are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms.
White Bluff Elementary Covid -19 Reporting Form

Covid - 19 Reporting for Families

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to first grade teacher, Mrs. Carter, our September Teacher of the Month.

Student of the Month

Congratulations to fifth grader, Brianna Hernandez - Bello, our September Student of the Month.

Diagnostic Assessments

MAP Reading and Math Assessments will begin Sept 13th.


Students have finished up I-READY and will be finishing AMIRA diagnostic assessments this week. These assessments will help guide teachers as they plan for instruction over the course of the next few months.

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Medication and Over the Counter Products

Parents and guardians are to bring ALL medication to the school. Students may never bring medication of any kind, including over-the-counter products, to school. (With a current doctor's order on file, Nurse may permit students to carry their Epi-pen or inhaler after checked in by the parent.)


Supply List

Please find our 2021-2022 Supply List


Uniform Guidelines

Please follow this link to find our Uniform Requirements.


Join PTA

Your voice is important, especially in these times when the world is changing moment to moment in the blink of an eye. The PTA is a strong voice that influences educational legislation. https://whitebluffpta.memberhub.com/store


FYI - GMAS Schedule

We are providing this information now so you will know. Please do not schedule any doctors appointments or vacation trips during this time.

All Eagles will take the GMAS this year and we are looking forward to receiving and using the data. Please ensure your child will be in school on these days.

Mathematics April 26

Reading and Writing April 27

Language Arts April 28

5th Science April 29

Makeups May 2

Apply for Lunch Benefits Today

Apply for Lunch Benefits Today

We are encouraging 100% participation for completing the lunch application before the deadline. Applications are ready to be completed: Click HERE for the lunch application

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Together Everyone Achieves More! Join the Winning Team - PTA !

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