Girmscheid Gazette

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9/10: Curriculum Night 6:00pm- 8:00pm

9/11: Patriot's Day - wear red, white and blue to school

9/18 Unit 1 Week 1 Reading and Spelling tests

Classroom News:

LITERACY: Students have been learning and practicing activities and behaviors for Daily 5. The Daily 5 are literacy based activities that your child will complete independently while I meet with small groups. Our first story in Reading Street is When Charlie McButton Lost Power. You can keep track of your child's assignments, activities, and more by visiting our class Haiku page. Click on the Literacy tab, then Unit 1, Week 1. This is also where you will find weekly Spelling lists, vocabulary words, and reading strategies and skills that will be tested each week.

Beginning the week of September 18th, your child will take a Spelling test and a Reading test- either on Friday or the last day of the school week. You can access scores from Reading tests on Power School, or on the Pearson app on your child's tablet. Reading tests are taken on the tablet, therefore no paper scores will be sent home. Spelling tests are completed on paper, so scores will be sent home by Monday. I will demonstrate accessing Pearson and Haiku during Curriculum Night.

Please send 5 binder tabs (page dividers) to school by Tuesday, 9/8. Your child needs these for his/her Reading Binder.

MATH: Students have learned how to access the interactive SRB (Student Reference Book) on their tablets. Login information is stapled to your child's agenda. Everyday Math Online can be accessed from any mobile device. You can access Home Links, games to practice skills, copies of the Family Letters that were sent home last week, and more. If you enrolled in, you'll receive notice by text or email about upcoming test dates or important due dates. Homework should be written in your child's agenda each day. Links to Study Guides, helpful games, videos, demos, and more will be listed on the Math Haiku page.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Our first unit of study is maps. We have learned about the difference between maps and globes, different purposes for maps, the names and locations of the oceans and continents, and the parts of maps. Our Social Studies Haiku page has the lyrics for a few songs we used to remember the oceans and continents.

We Made It!!!

Our first full week of school was great, and I have really enjoyed getting to know the students. I've been very impressed with the class - they are smart, funny, and best of all - they get my jokes! If you ever have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me. I will always make myself available to talk to you about your child.

Have a fantastic long weekend - I look forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night next Thursday.