September 9, 2013
Yeah! We have a full week of school :) It will be a busy week with lots of learning.
There seems to be some confusion about the Reading Log. Your child is expected to read or be read to everyday K-3 for 15 minutes a day and 4-6 for 30 minutes per day. Please ensure that your child completes this. Just like in a sport, you can't improve unless you are actually practicing your skills. Reading is a skill. Reading only at school is not enough! Even if you are reading to your child, please have him/her read part a book that is on-level for part of the reading time. This will improve your child's own reading fluency. After your child reads, please sign the reading log.
Many of you still have not filled out the parent information form online. Please do that soon so that we have current information on everyone. This is a resource parent list that both Mrs. Ekstrom and I share so whether your child sees me or Mrs. Ekstrom, we need your information. Thank you!
We are also still waiting for everyone to sign up for the texting or emailing messages. This can be a very effective tool for us to communicate information to you. Please sign up for one of the options below. If you are not interested, please let me know. The information is below. Thanks!
3rd and 4th Grade Math
6th Grade Math
5th Grade Reading
We will start the week working on our presentations about The Little Free Library. On Tuesday we will finish reviewing Wilson step 4. On Wednesday we will read a story called Golden Retriever Reunion. For homework students will need to read the story with a parent and have them sign off on the story that they did so. On Thursday and Friday we will begin step 5.1. This syllable type introduces the open syllable. This is when a syllable ends in a vowel. That vowel is long, such as in the first syllable in hydrate.
5th and 6th Grade Reading
We will start the week working on our presentations about The Little Free Library. We will continue to work on our Little Free Library Project. Students will learn about different ways to present their information, including learning about iMovie. For homework students will need to read the story with a parent and have them sign off on the story that they did so. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the students will work on material from their science and social studies textbook. On Wednesday we will read a story called Golden Retriever Reunion. They are to read the story with an adult for homework and that adult needs to sign the story.
6th Grade Reading
The students have not been filling out their reading log. This is a requirement for this class. Not only does it effect their grade when they don't complete the work, but they are also going to start receive missing assignments. Please ensure that your child is completing his/her reading log and returning it every Friday. Due to the Catalina trip, we only have class Monday. Students should be finished reading Island of the Blue Dolphins when they come to class Monday. We will spend the day reviewing key details of the story. If time permits students will also be taking the AR test.
4th Grade Reading
1st Grade Reading
6th Grade Writing
Most of the students are finished with their vacation writing. Due to the Catalina trip, we only have class on Monday. Each of the scholars will be working on something different. If they are still working on their writing assignment, they will finish that.