# What's the Scoop?

## Important Dates & Reminders

• Picture day will be held on Thursday, September 22. The forms were sent home today, so please be sure to check your child's folder.
• Library will be on Friday. Therefore, students should bring in their books to be either renewed or returned.
• We will have a test in math on Tuesday (9-20-2016).
• Classroom Rewards - Yes, I have offered the students an option for parent phone calls. Your child has the opportunity to pay \$25 Husky bucks for this reward. He or she will then write a letter that I will read in a phone call to you. (What could go wrong!?!) If you do receive one of these goofy phone calls, please note that your child is the mastermind behind it all.

Genre: Expository Text

Comprehension: Compare & Contrast, Background Knowledge

Phonics/Word Analysis: Vowel Digraphs ee, ea; ai, ay; oa, ow

Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words

Paired Text: Money from Long Ago (Picture Encyclopedia)

## Mathematics

Topic 1: Understand Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers

• 1.5 - Division & Sharing
• 1.6 - Division as Repeated Subtraction
• 1.7 - Math Practices & Problem Solving: Use Appropriate Tools

Please be sure to continue checking the daily planners for Envision homework. This will ensure that I have a true vision of your child's understanding.

## Next Week's Spelling List

Vowel Digraphs ee, ea; ai, ay; oa, ow

1. clean
2. agree
3. teeth
4. dream
5. grain
6. coach
7. display
8. window
10. cheese
11. peach
12. braid
13. Sunday
14. float
15. thrown

Challenge Words

1. entertain
2. complain
3. bleachers
4. willow
5. wheat

## An Announcement from Claudia Boswell

Recently staff members boarded each of Martin's school buses, and shared behavior expectations with students and drivers. Martin administration would like for parents to know what these expectations are.

• Students should always walk to and from the bus.
• When the bus is in motion, students must stay seated. Drivers will tell students when they can get up.
• Students should keep hands, feet, and all objects to themselves.
• Students must always use an inside voice while on the bus.
• The drivers' directions must always be followed...no matter what!
• Students should help keep the bus clean. There should be no eating or drinking on the bus.
• Students who bring cell phones to school must not use them on the bus, except in the case of an emergency. The driver will determine if there is an emergency. If a student uses a cell phone on the bus, the driver will take the phone and deliver it to the office. Phones will not be returned to students. Parents will have to come to the office to pick up confiscated phones , and parents will be asked not to let their children bring the phones back to school.
• Students should report all unsafe behaviors to the bus driver immediately.

If these rules are followed carefully, bus rides to and from school are bound to be more pleasant for all. Thank you for helping us stress the importance of bus safety !