Ms. Alston's Class Newsletter
August 31, 2015
Choose kind. ~a precept from our novel unit Wonder
September 1 6:30-7:30pm West Homer Elementary Open House
September 4 1:40-2:10 Homer High School Let's Get Excited About Band! assembly
September 7 Labor Day Holiday (no school)
September 16 1:45 Early Release
September 17 1:00 Constitution Day assembly
September 21 3:30-5:00 Youth Court begins
September 25 9-2:30 Picture Day
October 8 and 9 Fieldtrip to Ageya Outdoor Education Camp
What Students are Learning this Month
Reading: our first novel unit is Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Math: we are working on Place Value. Our essential question is "How does the position of a digit it a number relate to its value?"
Spelling: words with sk, sp,st or words with different letter orders (advanced spelling list)
Social Studies: land area map project in groups
Writing: finishing our partner interviews and beginning a new piece
Snacks for the Class
Snack time daily is at 10:35. Twice a week we receive a healthy fruit or vegetable snack from our cafeteria. On the other days, your student may bring in his/her own snack (please no candy, sweets). We also gladly accept snack donations for the whole class.
For special occasions like birthdays and other celebrations, students may bring it cupcakes or other sweet treats to share (25 for all) if they want.