Mrs. Connor's Homeroom Newletter
My name is Sandy Connor and I will be your child's homeroom and Language Arts teacher for this school year. I am very excited to get the new school year started and I have been spending time in the classroom getting it ready for the first day.
I use email as a communication tool throughout the year to keep you informed of all our classroom events. If you could please respond to this newsletter with a quick “got it” so I can verify that your email is current, I would appreciate it.
I hope this information will help answer any questions you may have going into the first week of school. If I have missed addressing something that concerns you, please feel free to email me any questions you may have.
Please have all your school supplies ready to go. It is helpful for you to bring your coloring supplies, glue and scissors for the first day. All other supplies can be brought on the second day to lighten the load.
If you need to see the supply list you can find it here.
**LABEL EVERYTHING WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME.**
ALL STUDENTS IN MY LA AND MATH CLASSES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR OWN WHITEBOARDS ABOUT 12 X 8 IN SIZE. WE USE THEM DAILY!
WISH LIST: though I do not need this from every parent, I was hoping to have some parents supply Clorox Wipes (or any brand), ziplock baggies (sandwich or gallon size), regular band-aids and hand sanitizer. If you want to send in any of these items, I would truly appreciate it.
Calculator needed for math is the TI 34 multiview. It can be found online at Office Depot ($19.99), Walmart ($18.94), Amazon ($18.94) It is important that you get this calculator for your child to easily follow along with instructions in class. See photo below for correct calculator.
I encourage you to send a small plastic storage box or container for your child to put in their classroom cubbie. This cubbie serves as their "locker" and the bin will help keep supplies organized and secure. Some examples that students have used are pictured below.
Calculator for math and Examples of bins for cubbies
Summer Reading Assignment
Book reports need to be brought no later than Wednesday. I know the first day is hectic so I am hoping everyone will remember by the second day. Late assignments will result in lost points.
If you need to see the summer reading assignment you can find it here.
In short, students must read The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Parks and complete the chapter summary/reflection packet as well as read one of the following books: The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman, The Fighting Ground by Avi or Lawn Boy by Gary Paulson
Important Dates to Note
Sept. 3 - First Day for Students
Sept. 11 - Picture Day
Sept. 12 - 8:00 - 9:00 P.M. 5th Grade Curriculum Night
LUNCH FOR THE FIRST DAY
The first day lunch menu is: French Toast Sticks w/turkey sausage, Yogurt Fun Lunch, Cheeseburger, or PBJ Uncrustable. We all know how important food is to fifth graders!
Here is the lunch calendar for September.
Back to School Night: Thursday, September 12th 8:00
You will have an opportunity to meet each of your child's teachers and hear about all the exciting events that are planned for his/her last year at Sabold! Mark your calendars now!
I am looking forward to a great first week. I have fun activities planned to ease us into the school year. I hope the children are getting excited to see their friends and teachers as they get ready start their most memorable year at Sabold.
***Please remember to respond to my email to verify that your email is correct!