Team 13 News

September 25, 2015

Dates To Remember


  • Wednesday, September 30th is Art class--we are still missing many art smocks for painting and clay activities
  • Thursday, October 1st--September Book calendars are due along with 3 book reflections and/or projects (students did one of these in class with me)
  • Benstead's Reading Street: Supermarket reading and spelling skills checks: Friday, 10/2 (new spelling words were given to students today--9/25)
  • An over-sized, plain white T-shirt is due by Friday, October 2nd, as requested in the letter sent home in yesterday's communication folder--this does not need to be new
  • Grade 3 Field trip to The Churchville Nature Center: Monday, October 12th

Student Website Use

Yesterday, your child was given two First In Math (FIM) Login cards, and a sticker was added to the login card stored in their homework agenda. First In Math is a math website funded by our district. Your child was given instruction on how to access the site and how to log in. In years past, earning stickers has been a motivator for students. Students in my class that used this site regularly in the past, have mastered their basic multiplication facts more quickly than their peers.


Students have been receiving Study Island assignments in class, which if they are unable to complete in the allotted 30 minutes, they are to complete at home. To date, no one has needed time at home to complete the Study Island assignments. I recognize that many students share a computer with multiple family members, so student's time may be limited. I will not be checking FIM regularly; it is an enrichment tool. Some center time in class will be provided for accessing this site, and of course, students may access it regularly from home as often as they choose. The login link is below.