Mrs. Horak's Class Newsletter

Volume 9: January 19, 2016

Last Quarterly PBIS Celebration

Our last quarterly PBIS celebration will be Wednesday, January 20, for those students who met their goal. We will be having a game party after lunch. Students are welcome to bring a board game from home on Wednesday to share with the class. Please do not send electronics. If your child is uncertain if he or she met their goal, please email me directly.

PBIS Changes

This nine weeks students will continue to use their self-monitoring sheets. However, instead of their points going towards a quarterly celebration, students will be using their points to purchase privileges. The privileges range from 10 points to 100 points. This creates a wonderful opportunity for you to discuss spending and saving habits with your child. A hard copy of the menu of privileges will be sent home with students this week.

Important Dates

February 11: Early Release and Valentine's Day Party-Time to be determined

February 12: Teacher Work Day: No school

February 19: Family Movie Night

February 22: Early Release

March 25: Teacher Work Day: No school

March 28-April 1: Spring Break

Bits and Pieces

  • Please continue to work on multiplication. We are now starting to learn about the relationship between multiplication and division, so those Dollar Tree flash cards can do double duty! I am finding that many students do not even know their basic multiplication facts.
  • We are working on opinion writing this nine weeks. Students need to be able to express an opinion, and give reasons and examples to support their opinion. Our class is writing about whether kids should be allowed to watch as much tv as they want.
  • We are in the process of completing our mid-year reading assessments that are required by the state. Once they are complete, students will be taking home a Home Connect letter with valuable information about your child's current reading level.
  • Stay tuned for mid-year conference sign-ups following completion of these assessments.