January 4, 2016
First Friday Inside Out Service Project - January 8, 2016
Winter Hat and Glove/Mitten Collection
We will continue our focus on showing kindness inside and outside of the walls of Lake Murray Elementary with a First Friday “outside” service project. On January 8, 2016, we will hold a collection drive for new winter hats, gloves or mittens. All sizes from toddlers to adults are needed.
Please consider having your child purchase one of these items to bring in on January 8. All collections will be donated to local organizations assisting those in need during the upcoming winter season.
Changes in our Class After Winter Break:
1 - The amount of reading each night will increase from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
2 - Tests and quizzes will be read over, but then your child will do their tests and quizzes at their own pace, without me, slowing them down and making sure they are following directions, etc. This is a tough lesson for some kids to learn. If your child needs help reading a question or a word, of course, I will always help but they HAVE to raise their hand for me to know they need help!
3 - Timed mixed multiplication quizzes will begin on Wednesday of this week.
4 - I will no longer be signing agenda books every day! I will sign IF your child has "clipped up" and they ASK me to sign their agenda. I will sign agenda books of kids who "clip down."
Classroom Needs - Thank you!
Students have been prepared and are ready for their multiplication quizzes. Thank YOU for helping your child study on a daily basis for these fact fluency quizzes. Don't forget about using www.xtramath.org as one way to study multiplication facts.
January 6 - Mixed Facts Quiz*
*Mixed Quizzes will take place every Wednesday starting in January. Many students have trouble with mixed quizzes, so please study all facts in order to be ready for the mixed quizzes.
Our class will continue our grammar study this week as we learn about verbs. We will continue to talk about nouns and adjectives as well.
Social Studies Update
Friday, January 8 - Fabulous First Friday - Inside out Service Project
Friday, January 15 - No school, Professional Development Day
Monday, January 18 - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday