November 16 , 2015
New Visitor Authorization Guidelines for District
Our district has developed new visitor guidelines that will be in effect in all district schools. These guidelines state that only parents/legal guardians are allowed to visit students at school without written permission from the parent or legal guardian. In an effort to make this a smooth process, parents/legal guardians may complete a form identifying approved visitors and return it to the front office OR they may choose to send a signed and dated note to the front office indicating the visitor and student names, date and purpose of the visit.
These guidelines apply to visits to the school for activities such as visiting classroom or coming for lunch. Visitors, even with parent permission, will still be required to sign in through Lobby Guard with their license. For school or grade programs held in the theatre, visitors will continue to receive a sticker for the event at the entrance to the theatre.
Veteran's Day Program
LMES Book Fair
Families are invited to attend the Book Fair after school on Monday, November 16, from 4:00-6:15.
Leadership job sheets have started coming home from the Guidance Department. Your child will need to be responsible for attending their training session and for the days and times that they work. Many of the jobs start later in the school year. With 23 students, I will not be able to keep up with the details of each student's days and times to report. Thank you!
Students have been prepared and are ready for their multiplication quizzes. Thank YOU for helping your child study on a daily basis for these fact fluency quizzes. Don't forget about using www.xtramath.org as one way to study multiplication facts.
November 18 - 7's
Our next chapter in math will be about the inverse operation of multiplication - division! We will use our knowledge of multiplication to solve division problems. All of the weekly practice with multiplication facts will help students as they learn to divide.
Our class did an excellent job of focusing on characters and their inside or personality traits during our character traits unit! It was interesting to notice how and why characters would change during a story, as well as comparing two characters in a story. We will continue to talk about characters in stories throughout the school year.
This week, we are moving on to a non-fiction/informational text focus. Students will notice how they read non-fiction texts differently than fiction texts. We will begin with a focus on non-fiction text features and how they contribute to the story. Our class is already doing an excellent job of using non-fiction text features as we read our Science and Social Studies text books, and Time for Kids Magazine. We will also be noticing that authors use words and phrases in order to inform, explain, and describe the topic.
We will be wrapping up our soil and fossil unit with a quiz later in the week. Watch for a review guide to come home before the quiz.
Social Studies Update
We have been taking notes on these three explorers as we read about them in our book. After a review of these explorers and the vocabulary associated with this chapter, we will have a quiz before we move on to Chapter 5. Watch for their notes and a review guide to come home on Tuesday.
November 16-18 - LMES Book Fair
Monday, November 16 from 4:00 - 6:16 - Family Event at the Book Fair
Thursday, November 19 - Early Release Day
November 25, 26, 27 - Thanksgiving Holidays