Ms. Stilwell's Weekly Update
News from the Keller EI Program
Important Dates to Remember
1/28/2016 - End of 2nd Marking Period
5th grade Free Market Day
1/29/2016 - Records Day....students NOT expected to attend
IMPORTANT NOTE - NWEA testing will take place throughout the months of January and February
Holiday Traditions Feast
Making Learning Fun
Baby It's COLD Outside.....From the Desk of Mrs. Dryden
Another reminder to all parents of the need to have your child properly equipped for the winter weather. Whenever possible we are looking to get our students outdoors for recess, as research shows that there is great cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefit over the long-term; not to mention that the active time outside gets their brains better wired to learn during the day. This being said, we use 12- 15 degrees (feels like temperature) as our general guidelines for whether or not to keep the kids inside. Do be aware however, that the preference (for the benefit of the kids) is to get them outside and moving.
Please do your part and be sure that your child have proper jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves so they can be best prepared during the winter weather.
Math Fact Practice and Nightly Reading
Please remember to have your child practice their math facts 3-5 times weekly. I provided simple dry erase folders with math fact sheets in them....please let me know if you need a folder with this info. Also, it is recommended that we have our students read 20 min a day outside of the classroom. This can be reading with a parent, or silent reading. If you need any reading material please let me know.