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The kids had such a great time at the Reading Celebration on Wednesday! Our goal this year is 37,500 points! We can make this goal but we need your help! Please make sure your child is reading each evening and working hard on their AR goals and tests.

Please remember that the St. Augustine Field Trip deposit of $40 is this Friday (September 19, 2014).  Permission Slips must be notarized, as well. 

The students have glued all their passwords on the back page of their agenda with the corresponding website.  Please explore www.thinkcentral.com.  It is an online version of the students Math book as well as extra practice, remedial instruction, enhanced instruction, video explanations, etc.  Wonderful resources to help you and your child understand the math curriculum.

 I will be giving the children a pre-test for Spelling on Monday.  If they score 100% on the pretest, they are exempt from the weekly homework and Thursday post-test.  Study over the weekend as this is a great opportunity to lessen the load.

Have fun studying spelling by going to www.spellingcity.com .  Search for The Villages Charter Elementary School and click on my name "Anne Crane".  Choose the list the kids are studying this week and all kinds of different games come up using this weeks words!  Happy playing! 

Remember, they should be reading at least 15 minutes nightly and give a 1 or 2 sentence summary of what they read during that time in their reading log.  Homework is posted online for your convenience so be sure to check the website often for updates.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

St. Augustine Field Trip Dates:

     Deposit Due for Chaperones and Students ($40 each):  September 19

     Final Payment due for Chaperones ($55) and Students ($41):  October 16

     Permission Slips Due:  September 19

     Note:  Permission Slips must be notarized

Math:  Chapter 3:  Multiply 2 digit numbers  Essential Question:  What strategies can you use to multiply by 2-digit numbers?

Writing:    Teacher will continue to model informational writing using the R.A.C.E. acronym (R=Restate the question; A=Answer the question; C=Cite evidence to support your answer; E= Explain your answer in your own words.  

Language Arts:   Unit 2 Week 1 

Genre:  Folktale

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skills:  Theme

Vocabulary:  soared, attracted, dazzling, fabric, greed, honest, requested, trudged

Spelling:  prefixes

Grammar:  Common and Proper Nouns

Handwriting:  Cursive letters review

Reading Log:  Each evening your child is required to read at least 15 minutes nightly.  Your child is also required to track his/her reading on a reading log which is inside a sleeve in the agenda binder.  Parents must sign the log. 

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

         In an effort to be better stewards of our resources parents will no longer be receiving AR TOPS reports.  To view your child's progress towards their goals you can visit the website listed below.  It is easy to get signed and ready to use this great service.  You will receive emails to your personal address when your child has tested.  It is a valuable tool to use in keeping in touch with your child's progress.  http://www.tvcs-ar.org/RenaissanceServer/HomeConnect/Login.aspx

     Parents, please make sure that your child is taking advantage of the ThinkCentral website.  This is a valuable tool to use for practice in both reading, math, and science.  Your child has been given a username and password for this website.  The information is located in their binders.  www.thinkcentral.com

     Students will be getting acquainted with Spelling activities that will help them be successful on Thursday tests.  We have created a link to Spelling City which provides games and printables for each week's spelling words.  Please go to www.spellingcity.com and  click "search" on the top menu.  Click "schools" on the search menu.  Type in "The Villages Elementary School"  and then click on the school name.  Find my name "Anne Crane" name.  Students will need to choose the list of words we are working on that week.  Happy playing.   

     Please make sure to check binders nightly for important information, weekly assignments, and tests.  Please make sure that your child is reading every night.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me, jot a note in the planner, or email me at anytime. 

Contact: ann.crane@tvcs.org

PDF documents
August 2014 Newsletter - August 2014 Newsletter
Chapter4math - Chapter 4 overview
September 2014 Newsletter - September 2014 Newsletter
St. Augustine Consent Form 2014 -
St. Augustine Parent Letter 2014 -
Tips for Writing Success - Narrative/Expository Success

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Weekly Math

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No Spelling Words

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Math Mid Chapter Test
Picture Day

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Unit 1 Week 3 Reading Test
Math Fact Assess x5

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Spelling Pre-Test
Spelling Assignments
Math weekly homework
Weekly Spelling Words

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Math Fact Test x6
Spelling Post Test

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Unit 1 Week 5 Reading Test

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Spelling Pre-test
Spelling Weekly Assignments
Spelling Words
Math Weekly Work

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Math Ch. 2 Test

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Spelling Post Test
Reading Unit 1 Test
Spelling Pre-
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Weekly Math
Weekly Spelling
Math Ch. 3 Mid Test
Weekly Spelling assignments
Spelling Pre-Test

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Spelling Post Test
Math Fact Assessment

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Unit 2 Week 1 Reading Test
Math Ch. 3 Test

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