News from the North Hall
Student-Led Parent Conferences
Conferences will be held from 10:00- 3:00 with a lunch/recess break from 11:45-12:30. Each conference should last about fifteen minutes. You can let us know when to expect you by clicking on the green icon below (available in email version only) or sending a note to your child's teacher.
See you on the 1st!
Word of the Day Test is Next Wednesday
Frequently Asked Questions
Math: Every night except Friday.
Science: Check agenda
Social Studies: Infrequent. If there is homework, it will be mentioned in the weekly newsletter.
Reading: Every child should read at least 20 minutes each night.
Writing: Very rarely will your child bring home writing homework. On occasion, Mrs. Hosey will ask a child to finish/continue a writing piece at home. This only happens if the child is willing and feels confident that he or she can do so successfully.
Recess: We have recess immediately following lunch. If a child has misbehaved or owes work, he or she reports to a stay-in room.
Agendas: Most of the teachers on our team do not use agendas in class. If a child is especially wonderful or unusually ill-behaved, a teacher will comment on the Parent Communication Form in your child's homework folder.
What We Are Teaching
Math: The math classes continue to work with adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals.
Writing: Students will write their first comparative/contrast essay of the year. This time out the topic is Pet Rats vs Wild Rats. (It is in our Storyworks magazine. Mrs. Hosey does not like rats of any kind.)
Social Studies: Ms. Cannon sent out a homework flyer on Thursday (yesterday). Businesses are opening in Classroom City on Monday. Business owners need to have a sign made for the occasion. See note for details.
Science: Students will study cells and compare animal cells to plant cells.