Mrs. Goforth's Class
A Peek Inside Room 29
Coming Soon...We will work together to develop and publish our current beliefs about our classroom community.
Coming soon....We will continue to build reading stamina and endurance during independent reading. We will begin responding to text verbally and in written form.
Coming Soon...We will continue to build writing stamina and endurance. We will craft personal narratives.
Coming Soon... Students will take their first math test on Wednesday, September 21st. Students will be tested on place value through thousands, comparing numbers, and rounding to the nearest ten. Expect a study guide to come home with your child on Monday.
Coming Soon... We will be studying habitats and how organisms adapt to change in their habitats.
Students will be given a science quiz on September 21st. They will use their science journals to complete this quiz so I will not send home a study guide. Students are responsible for keeping up with the notes we take in class and keeping their journal organized. This should be an easy grade.
Homework & Grading
A few times each week, I ask students to complete a worksheet for fluency practice in math. Students will take content area quizzes/tests as well. I will give spelling/ vocabulary checks each nine weeks. Be sure to check your child's agenda and red folder each night for any additional assignments and information.
You will not see as many grades this first half of the nine weeks as you will for the remainder of the school year. Our focus has been centered on building community and establishing structure within our day. This week, students will take their first REAL test. I will provide more support for this test than usual in order to ease them into test taking. .
As far as grading goes, District 5 has moved over to a ten-point grading scale.
100-90 = A 89-80 = B 79-70 = C 69-60=D below 60= F. I will explain this scale to students tomorrow.
Mark Your Calendar!
9/22 Curriculum Night for 3rd-5th 6-7:15 pm
9/22 Pelican's Snowballs Spirit Night 5-8 pm
10/4 Fall Pictures
Update on Special Area Schedule
The kids have adapted well to the new schedule. It has actually worked out quite well.
I will email you directly with your child's updated special area schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.