Ms. Kelley's Newsletter

Week of: August 17-19th

Homework:

HOMEWORK IS NOT MANDATORY, BUT ENCOURAGED AS IT REINFORCES SKILLS WE WORK ON AT SCHOOL!

Reading:
  • Students will be logging their reading dates in the reading log. I encourage all students to read at least 4 times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes. The reading log can be found by clicking on the button below.


Math:


  • none (but next week that may change!)
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(My Math Online Homework and Help)

Announcements & Reminders:

  1. Don't forget that you can get the Remind app on your phone so you can communicate with me about any quick questions you have. I will send out reminders and many other things through the app. You can also change your preference if you'd rather receive a text or an email (or both). If you have any questions about the program, I'd be happy to answer them.
  2. Girls can join the program called Girls on the Run that will meet afterschool a few times a week. It's a fun program where girls build friendship, character, and train for a 5k in the process. Registration can be done online; be quick because the deadline to register is August 26th http://www.gotrswmo.org/get-involved/register-your-girl
  3. Don't forget to review the classroom handbook before the end of the week. The back sheet needs to be signed and brought back (or you may scan/snap a pic of it and send to me).

What We're Learning

Math

  • Chapter 1: Place Value
  • reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers and their value
  • (an advanced math group will be starting as soon as I place students accordingly)



ELA:

  • Writing: how to take effective notes for classtime and research
  • Reading: choosing appropriate books, reading time procedures; read aloud The Kid in the Red Jacket


Inquiry:
  • Unit--Who We Are (human body)
  • Central Idea: Awareness of personal and global health issues inspires action.
  • Lines of Inquiry: impact of disease on society, myths and misunderstandings about disease, individual and society's responsibilities