September 20, 2015
Scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences
As a Black Bob staff are hoping to provide our families and the teachers with a time saving tool this year as we sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. Families with more than one child received a link on Friday, to aid with scheduling multiple conferences. Families that have one child here at Black Bob, will be receiving the link on Monday morning. If you have any problems please contact me or Mrs. Putthoff.
Conferences will be held:
- October 14 from 4:30 -8:30 PM for 1st Grade-5th Grade
- October 15 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM for Early Childhood- 5th Grade, with a dinner break provided for teachers from 4-5PM on Thursday.
- Early Childhood/ Pre School and Kindergarten will not have school on October 14 and their conferences are from 8:00 AM- 8:30 PM.
5th Grade Conferences This Fall: PLEASE READ!!!
We WILL NOT be using an arena style conference schedule for the Fall conferences. You will only sign up to meet with your child's homeroom teacher during PT conferences. If you have concerns regarding math, please contact Mrs. Hitchcock and she will be glad to visit with you via phone, email or before/after school.
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Coming up this Week
Last week we had the opportunity to experience a buffalo museum. I had ordered artifacts from the Natural History Museum in Topeka. These artifacts gave students a better understanding just how valuable the buffalo were to the Plains Native Americans and also how resourceful the Plains people were.
Math-We will continue Topic 3- Multiplication of whole numbers. Mrs. Hitchcock also wanted to mention if your child comes home with a Math page with "correct and return" on it, she would like for them to return it with corrections made, so she can give them a 1/2 point back, to help their grade. If your child scores below a 70% on any test, they will have the option to correct the test, but they must have made corrections to the problems they missed and a parent signature. Please let her know if you have any corrections.
Writing-In preparation for our November district writing assessment, we will be doing a practice informational piece based on a Native American tribe. Students will learn how to use a prompt, take notes using an organizational note taking grid, will learn how to organize an information piece, how to write a strong introduction and conclusion, and how to construct a bibliography. Students may need to type these at home as the deadline approaches. The due date for the Native American Tribe piece will be Wednesday, October 7.
Reading-Quest for the Tree Kangaroo
Focus Skills-Cause and Effect/Context Clues/Domain Specific Vocabulary/Quotes & Descriptions
Reading Strategy-Asking Questions
Journeys Log-In Information
Having students read the Journeys text to you would really benefit them for the test and with fluency.
Username-Blackbob username for Envision
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Word of the Week-pusillanimous-showing a lack of courage; cowardly; timid
Important Dates to Remember
Friday, September 25-No School for Students