Mrs. Snyder's Spectator
2nd - Roadrunner Rally
3rd - 1/2 Day for Students
10th - Quarter 1 Ends
14th - PTO Open Forum (7pm)
18th - Career Day (wear what you want to be when you grow up)
21st-22nd - Parent Teacher Conferences (sign up ASAP)
23-24th - Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)
4th - PTO Open Forum (7pm)
26-28th - Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
Every morning I check the student is completely their reading log. If they don't have it complete, they spend recess completing their homework before they can play. Homework is not optional. Please remind your student to read and complete their homework each night. It is very important that your student reads every night for 20 minutes.
*The students should be taking their words and sight words home every night to practice*
little, work, know, place, years.
Practice your words using Spelling City:
On Blackboard, there are ideas for home activities for students to do with their spelling words as well as their sight words. It is important they spend time at home practicing them.
Personal Narrative is our next unit of writing this year. In this unit, students focus on stories from their lives. Stories students write have characters, a setting, and a time order with a beginning, middle, and end. Lessons will teach students to ‘zoom in’ on the most important parts of their stories.
Students will also begin to make simple changes to make their writing more readable to an audience. This is a chance for writers to develop their writer’s voice. When writers tell how they feel or including a personal reaction, we are more connected to the story.
Students will begin to learn to:
- Reread writing and add details or take away parts to make the meaning clear.
- Edit writing for capitals, ending punctuation and spelling.
- Focus on handwriting by using spacing and lowercase letters.
- Add dialogue to make their writing more interesting
What is a scientist? What tools do scientists use? What steps do scientists take in experiments? How do scientists observe? How do we use the 5 senses when we observe? How do we make a hypothesis? How do we find conclusions to experiments? These are some of the many questions we will answer during our first unit in Science. We will also do lots of fun experiments :)
Scholastic Book Order
It's time for another round of Scholastic Book orders! EVERY student will get a free book coupon as pictured worth up to $5 when you spend $10 or more. It's a great way to get a free book while placing an order to help our classroom get more books for our library. Happy Shopping!
Chaucie's Place - Smart Steps
CRES is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.
We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. Brooks School Elementary will be hosting on Tuesday, September 30th from 6:00-7:00 or you can attend at Cumberland Elementary on Wednesday, October 8th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. This meeting is open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org.