Beginning of the Year Reminders and Clarifications
...And We're Off
I cannot express what a delight these first two days have been. We are off to a great start! The kids have great chemistry and everyone has come ready to work hard.
I will make every effort to post homework on Edmodo.. If ever I don't post it - please feel free to create a post asking someone for help. Additionally, the students must write their homework in their planners every day. This should be signed by you each night.
ILA - the students will be expected to read 10 minutes each night of the first marking period. This month the whole class will be reading "Because of Winn Dixie" by Kate di Camillo. Beginning next week students will also have a Reading Record to go along with this. It will need to be completed each night. The Winn Dixie book should be kept in the gallon zipper bag that the kiddos were given.
Math - practice the numbers 1-12 in sign language. We will be using this a lot to become fluent with multiplication tables. If you are interested in seeing this - you can go to the Destination Multiplication FOLDER on Edmodo..
Students received their locks today - please send in $6 if you have not yet done so.
Please return the papers that have been sent home. If you have done this already Thank you! It is more homework for you than the kids at this point :)
Here is a checklist:
lunch envelopes for next week
family information update (yellow)
student info sheet - front and back (polka dot edges)
application for free and reduced lunch (optional).
5 stretchy book covers (3 jumbo and 2 regular) if you do not wish to purchase these - we will use the OLOL book covers
Contact Paper - all copybooks and workbooks will need to be covered. This extends their life. Right now we have 5 copybooks and Religion book. Soon we will have our math workbook and ILA workbook, too. I will send them home just a few at the time. There will be a video tutorial uploaded this weekend if you need help,
FYI My older daughter, Yummy (her real name is Francie), started a book covering business 5 years ago - when she was in 4th grade. She charges $3/book this includes the contact paper. Send in an envelope with $ if you are interested. She covers them after school. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED, she is making a video to show you how to do it, too.