1.1 Classroom News!!!

From Ms. Jordan Week of 9-9-13


*MAP Testing will run from September 11-17. Make sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a healthy breakfast to prepare them.

*Please remember to send calculators. We will be using them during the coming week!

*In Science we will be learning about ways people change as they grow. Send a baby picture of your child so we can compare them to the actual picture I have taken of them from the beginning of the year. You can send it electronically.

*Please send a healthy snack with your child every day.

*Homework packets are due on Friday. However, I have had some parents communicate to me that it is difficult for their child to finish it by Friday. Therefore, feel free to turn the homework packet in the FOLLOWING MONDAY if you feel your child needs more time. There is no late penalty for homework. At the end of the day, I just want your child getting the extra practice.

*Please make sure your child is practicing the popcorn words every night. This is one of the ways they will improve their reading. Make sure to keep the popcorn words at home. I found a baggie of popcorn flashcards in the classroom this week and no one will claim it! It is very important for the kids to keep the cards at home so they have a chance to practice there. We have our own word wall that we use in the classroom to practice these words.

*Progress reports will be sent home at the end of this week but only for the students who are below grade level. They WILL NOT be sent home for ALL students.

*Please make sure your child brings their library books back to school by Friday of each week or they WILL NOT be able to check out a new library book on Friday.

*Also, make sure students return the books they take home from our classroom library. Some of these books are my library books and I want to make sure they get to back to the right place.

*LAST REMINDER! If your child is taking a different bus than usual or you are picking your child up, please contact the elementary office. I CANNOT send your child to a different location without a note from the office. THANK YOU!

All your questions answered! What's going on with all these word lists?