Ms. Foster's Class News

February 1, 2016

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Important Notes

*As you may know, I was hoping to give the students more independence by letting them take responsibility for their homework and planners. That did not work very well! So I will be emailing our agenda each day until we get back on track.

Classroom Gojo

We use Classroom Dojo as our behavior management system. Students will be recording their daily points on their Pride Calendar. The Pride Calendar should be coming home daily in the blue folder.

* Please consider signing up for Classroom Dojo. You will be able to see your child's daily progress.


On Thursday, February 11, students are welcome to bring in Valentines and a decorated box. There will not be a formal party.


Students should be reading, studying spelling words, completing some of the Math Topic Study Guide and studying math facts each evening.

Please consider adding 1 or 2 long division problems and 2 by 2 digit multiplication problems to your evening routine. Students need to continue to practice these skills.

Curriculum Notes

Reading: We will be reading about the Regions of the United States and taking notes.

We will also continue reading our "I Survived" books.

Writing: In writing, we will finish writing Informational Picture Book.

Spelling: Spelling List 20. Test is Friday.

Math: In Math, we ares tarting Topic 11, which addresses fractions. I am not sure when the test will be.

Content: We will continue to discuss weathering and erosion.

Due Dates

  • The Topic 11 Math Study Guide is due February11th.
  • The February Reading Calendar is due on February 29th.
  • Copies of the Topic Study Guide are on our class website so you can download extra copies as needed. Check out the Math link.


Your child should do 4 book reports per quarter. It does not matter if they are fiction or nonfiction. Students must have 12 fiction and 6 nonfiction by the end of the school year. Any Mark Twain Book that a student reads and submits to Mrs. Hendricks counts as a book report. I do not have forms. I accept anything from book talks to posters to powerpoint presentations. GET CREATIVE!

Google Accounts

  • Students will be using their Google Accounts. Their email address will be: first name initial, last name, last 3 digits of student number @ g,
  • ex. sfoster456@g, The password is: fh student number ex. fh123456
  • Students do not have email accounts. The email is used just for a username.

Google Sites

Our class website is:

Use your child's google account to sign in.

Here you will find links to websites that we will be using, copies of Math Topic Study Guides and extra Reading Calendars and other important information.