Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

September 24th, 2015

What is going on?




Math Super Stars is Starting!


Welcome back to another year of Math SuperStars (MSS)! This is a 20 week voluntary math enrichment program where students turn in weekly worksheets every Friday (a new one is posted every week) to earn fun rewards and PTA Volunteers grade.


Kickoff date is Friday, September 25th.


Check out what's new -

A NEW UPDATED WEBSITE!

https://sites.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/math-superstars


GROUP REWARDS:

RECESS CHALLENGE – The class with the most participation for Worksheet 1 & 2 (one winner per grade level) will win 15 minute extra recess time.

BOYS VS. GIRLS CHALLENGE – The group with the most participation for Worksheet 3 & 4 (one winner per grade level) will win PJ DAY as a reward on a designated day. Details to come.


INDIVIDUAL REWARDS:

We will have recognition rewards and prizes for doing these worksheets. I’ve attached the Rewards Schedule, but we will also print this out for you and put it in your mailbox. We have a MSS COUPON that will be issued to students who complete Worksheets 1-8. It gives the student 5 choices – Stinky Feet, Bring a Stuffed Animal, Sit next to a friend, Write with a pen, and Homework Pass. We will issue these in early December and the students have 2 weeks to use and it expires 12/17.


"OPEN ENROLLMENT" PERIOD

Students have the first 4 weeks of the program to decide if they want to be part of it and work on the 4 worksheets without any penalties. After Friday, October 23rd, however, they can't earn PAST rewards. They can still get credit for late worksheets - they will just go towards any FUTURE rewards and an invitation to the End of Program (EOP) Celebration if they do all 20 worksheets.



Let's get kids excited about doing math!


Mark Your Calendar-


September 25th First Assembly- Congrats Riley and Karina! Our first star stallions! Class will have a sub- Mrs. Ahmed- Please remind children to be and act their best.

October 7 and 8th Olsat test for 2nd graders

October 12th Book Orders due


Please remember to have your student bring back their library books on Wed.



Wish list for kids: individual pencil sharpener


OLSAT:

The OLSAT test will occur on Thursday (10/7) and Friday (10/8)


Many parents have asked what they can do to help their child prepare for the test.

Unfortunately, the district keeps all testing documents confidential until the day of the test, therefore, I do not have any information about the topics that will be covered. I can tell you, however, that having seen/administered last year's test that it is developmentally appropriate for all the students in our class. It is composed of logical questions testing your child's cognitive understanding of previous skills learned.


The best thing that you can do to help your child with their first standardize test, is to make sure that they have plenty of rest the night before and a large, healthy breakfast. Also, please make sure that your child has a snack for those two days.


I will share with you your child's results when they come in. It is usually at the end of October.




Running Club



WE NEED RUN CLUB HELP! -


http://tinyurl.com/nmcmrs3 - Morning Run Club Sign-up Genius

Second Grade Enrichment Opportunity- Parents needed

Second graders have the opportunity to learn robotics, chess, and coding during school hours! We need parent volunteers to help lead groups. Kids and parents love it! Please sign up if you have time! We need you!


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445aaae2fa02-2ndenrichment

Homework is due every Friday-