The Pirate Post

Mrs. Duer's Weekly Newsletter September 28, 2015

Weekly Update:

Please continue to check Class DoJo for behavior we have several students who are close to entering the 50 point club for the year! Certain point levels get them prizes, so continue to encourage your child to show good behavior every day!

We have a field trip with Mrs. Roof scheduled for October 8th. Please be on the lookout for this permission form.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be help October 5-12. Please use the sign up genius to select a meeting time.

Box Tops:

We will continue collecting boxtops each week on Fridays. Currently, our class is neither in first or second place (so no prizes for us yet). All Box Tops help our school! Please continue to send them in!

Book It Program!

This year our class will be participating in the Book It! program. Please see the website for more information. If your child reads 20 minutes a day, including weekends, they will earn a free personal pizza. Tracking logs will be glued in their reading journals.

Upcoming Tests:

In this section you will find upcoming test dates.

9-29 Water Feature's Assessment

9-30 Place Value Assessment

9-31 Noun's and Pronouns

10-1 Reading Comprehension assessment (characters)

10-6 Early Settler's of SC

10-6 Word Study

Various formative assessments will be given throughout the week. These are not used towards the final grade.


Students have access to our classroom Quizlet account on their iPads. If you would like to have an account at home please use the following link.



Read Your Way to the Big Game!

Our school is also participating in Read your way to the big game. Please see the other email attachments and print the competition form. When your child completes this, send it into me and I will turn it in to Mrs. Middleton.

Scholastic Orders:

Our next order will be due October 15, 2015. Flyers will be sent home at the beginning of the month.

Homework Outline

Each night your child will have homework in several subject areas. It is very important that they complete this practice at home, so that they can continue growing in their learning and you will be informed of curriculum.

Reading: Each night, your child will be asked to read for 20 minutes from a book of choice or their guided reading book. After they read, they will need to answer a reading log question based on that book. They need to answer in at least three sentences and make sure they pick a question from the correct column (fiction or nonfiction).

Word Study: We will begin word study this week. Students will be asked to complete these assignments in their word study folder. We will also be doing certain activities with these words in class. When students are tested on their words, they will be tested on spelling and the sort.

Math: Each night, your child will have math practice each night that will help them review what was covered in class. Once we have iPad access this assignment may turn into online practice.

Science and Social Studies: Most nights your child will be asked to study for Science and Social Studies in our current units. About 10 minutes should be spent on each subject. Be sure to watch for test dates in their agenda. Some nights they may have a review sheet to complete. I will also start electronically attaching Quizlets to emails and newsletters for them to use to study. When we have the iPads they will have access to a Quizlet app.


All students and parents must complete the iPad orientation this year. You also need to fill out the paperwork and send in the signature pages with your payment upon completing orientation. Hard copies will be sent home today with those students still missing paperwork! Students will be using these iPads for learning in the classroom, so it is very important that this is completed.

iPads will begin coming home with students who have paid the 35 dollar insurance fee will begin bringing iPads home Wednesday September 9th (Orientation must be completed as well).

All students will have access to iPads within the classroom.

Please let me know if you have questions regarding iPads.

Pirate's After School Program:

If you are interested in enrolling your child in this free after school program that focusses on reading skills, please use the following link to sign up. You can not register any other way. The program has already begun, there are still spots open.

Volunteers and Chaperones

If you wish to volunteer in the classroom or chaperone field trips this year please go to the website and sign up. Also, you are welcome to visit your child at lunch, but due to liability, coming to recess is not allowed.