Mrs. Hutchinson's Safari Newsletter

A Learning Adventure

September 9, 2015

Welcome to the Adventure!

Hello parents! I will be sending you this newsletter periodically to keep you informed of the classroom and school events. As always, please contact me via email at jhutchinson@camden.k12.ga.us if you have any questions or concerns.

Volunteer Training!

If you would like to volunteer in the classroom you will need to attend volunteer training. Mrs. Brendle will have a few more trainings throughout the year. Thanks for helping!

Reading Fluency Volunteer

I'm REALLY looking for a parent who can come in consistently each week to help with our reading fluency. The process is the same as the homework. I would send 1 student out to you at a time to read for a minute 3 times. Preferably I would like for this to be done on Friday morning because that's the day we have the most flexibility. If this sounds like a job for you, please let me know!
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Parent Orientation/Data Night

Please join us on September 15th for our Parent Orientation/Data Night. This night will be filled with information to help your child be successful this year. It will also count as our first conference! We can certainly schedule other conferences as needed.

What We're Learning!

In Science we are learning all about heat! The students must understand that we can obtain heat through friction, burning, and chemical reactions. They need to also understand the impact of conductors and insulators on the transfer of heat. Lastly, they need to also understand that the sun is our greatest heat source and that we measure heat through temperature. One way to help your child with this information is to complete research on the internet and to read books on the topics. Let me know if you need any additional help looking up the information!
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Homework

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Please look out for homework each night. The students will have the following homework nightly:

1. Problem of the Day (1 Math word problem)

2. Reading Fluency (three 1-minute timed readings to count words read)

3. Read for at least 20 minutes from a variety of sources

4. Study Math flash cards