On the Road to Success
- Students should be bringing home a book bag each day with a class library book inside. These are books your child has selected that are at his/her reading level. It is extremely important that your child takes care of the books in the bag. The cost to replace a lost or damaged book is $6.00.
- When sending notes or money to school please make sure it is labeled with the date, your child's name, and my name. Lunch money needs to be in an envelope or baggie with the same information. It is also important to include your child's lunch number.
- If you need to contact me, please use my school email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also be reached on my school phone: 219-947-7869 ext. 8538. Please keep in mind that I only check voice mail and email when I am not with students. I check daily before school, around 10:00, and again after school.
Meet our classmates!
Chrome Book Policy
- 1st time - Student will lose a DOJO and receive a warning
- 2nd time and beyond - Student will lose a DOJO and serve a lunch detention
Monday, Sept. 19 - Student council officer elections
Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Mighty Acorns permission due
Wednesday, Sept. 21 - PTO meeting
Friday, Sept. 23 - Progress reports go home & Spell Bowl permission slips due
Monday, Sept. 26 - Canoemobile trip and College Go Week begins
Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Spell Bowl informational meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Harlem Wizards visit school & first student council meeting
Thursday, Sept. 29 - Tour of the high school for College Go Week
College Go Spirit Week!
Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Wear military, armed forces, or camouflage
Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Dress as your future career
Thursday, Sept. 29 - Wear college hat and/or gear
Friday, Sept. 30 - Show your Brickie pride! Wear purple and gold!
Our School Day
Regular School Day
8:30 - Breakfast
8:45 – All students can enter building
8:55 – Attendance is taken
Late Start Wednesday
9:00 – Breakfast
9:10 – All students can enter the building
9:15 – Attendance is taken
Monday – Gym (Students need gym shoes)
Tuesday – Art
Wednesday – Library (Students need their library books)
Thursday – Music
Friday - Art
Reading and Vocabulary
In our story we will look at characteristics of text genres and point of view. At this point of the school year it will take us about two weeks to complete the lessons that go with our story because we are also establishing the routines for our literacy block. Students will know when the reading and vocabulary test is coming because they will be assigned to read the story at home for homework and complete a vocabulary review page. Our learning goals will be:
- I can identify basic characteristics of a text genre.
- I can identify point of view.
On Monday we will take some time to read about our Constitution in honor of Constitution Day which was Saturday.
This week we will be finishing up the first topic, Place Value, and test on Wednesday. On Tuesday, your child should bring home his/her chapter test from the workbook to do as homework. This will have all of the skills assessed on the test.
Our Learning Goals during this chapter have been:
- I can say and write numbers in work, number, and expanded form
- I can use place value to compare numbers
- I can round numbers to the nearest given place value
- I can explain my answers using what I know about place value
On Thursday we will begin chapter 2, which is Fluently Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers .
Learning Goals for the end of the week are:
- I can add and subtract numbers mentally using a variety of methods
- I can use rounding to estimate sums and differences
speed, least, steep, greed, freedom, shelf, chief, steam, beast, gleam, believe, eager, cheap, fresh, member, kept, reason, speck, pretend, west
Challenge words: echo, creature, restaurant, menu, reveal
You can find practice with our spelling words here.
Our learning goals will be:
- I can apply knowledge of long and short vowel sounds when reading and spelling words.
- I can put words in alphabetical order.
Our Learning Goals are:
- I can identify and explain the purpose of the structures of a living organism.
- I can identify and explain the purpose of a living organism's adaptation.
- I can describe an organisms behaviors and explain how the behaviors may benefit the organism in the wild.