Mrs. Smith's Scoop
September 2nd -5th
Back to School Time
For some of our students they are finishing up their school year, and for many it is time to start again. I am so excited about the start of the new 14-15 School Year. I hope that you all have enjoyed the summer and you are feeling energized to start this yea r on the right foot. Here are some helpful hints:
1. Take some time to get your school area organized.
2. Open up your materials and start to look through them
3. Make sure you set up a schedule to make yourself successful. What time to plan to start and finish your day?
Progress Goals 2014-2015 School Year
Progress Goals 2013-2014 School Year
Mid Term Dates
Term 6lsb, 6lsc, & 6lsd End of Year Progress Reports are approaching!
Make sure your progress and attendance are up to date by:
Term 6lsb: September 3rd
Term 6lsc: September 12th
Term 6lsd: September 22nd
*Full-time students should reach the following attendance goals at End of Year:
K-2 ~ 720 hours
3-5 ~ 900 hours
End of Year To Do:
*2-5 Full Time Students ~ End of Year Scantron (Login Info will be sent to your kmail.)
Terms 6lsa – 6lsd: Please ensure you take your end of year scantron before our next conference. Send me a kmail when you have finished your Reading and Math Tests and we will discuss your yearly growth in our conference.
*K-1 End of Year Fluency Assessment
*Inform admissions of plans for 14-15 school year (respond to 'Intentions' kmail once received)
*Discuss courses for 14-15 school year with homeroom teacher
September Fun Facts
Below are some fun facts about September:
1. The birthstone for September is the sapphire.
2. The zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 - September 22) and Libra (September 23 - October 22)
3. The birth flower for September is the morning glory.
4. On September 1, 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan were established.
5. On September 1, 1939, World War II began in Europe because the German troops invaded Poland.
6. On September 2, 1789, the United States Department of Treasury was established.
7. On September 3, 1783, the Revolutionary War in America ended after Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris.
8. On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was assassinated.
9. On September 8, 1565, the first permanent white settlement was founded in St.Augustine, Florida.
10. On September 10, 1846, Elias Howe patented his sewing machine.
11. On September 14, 1847, United States forces took control of Mexico City.
12. On September 14, 1940, the Selective Service Act was passed by Congress which provided the first peacetime draft in the United States history.
13. National Chicken Month
14. National Rice Month
15. National Potato Month
16. National All-American Breakfast Month
17. Labor Day - first Monday of September
18. September 8 - Pardon Day
19. September 13 - Uncle Sam Day (his image was first used in 1813)
20. September 16 - Mexican Independence Day
Riddle of the week
Why was the broom late?
What is common to a cake and a baseball game?
ANSWER: They both need a good batter.
September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day. What is your favorite kind of pizza? If you could create your own pizza what you put on it?
Work Samples to Be Turned In
Class Connect Recording Links 14-15 School Year- Check Here for Past Recording Links
Language Arts & Math+ Blue
Language Arts & Math+ Green
Language Arts & Math+ Orange
Language Arts & Math+ Purple
Language Skills 4 & Math+ Red
Language Skills 5 & Math+ Yellow