Only 2 more days and you will get a week with your little ones! Before we know it, December will be here and we will continue learning. We like to spend time learning about the different winter Celebrations, so please let me know if you have something special you like to do at home that you would like to share with the class. Usually we have a Holiday Center day where parents are invited to help run centers and students get to do crafts the last week before winter break. Please be looking for this note to come home soon with your child. We have really been enjoying learning about everyone's Heritage with the class! Thanks for spending the time to work with and educate your student on their families history!
As the weather gets colder, please remember our school uniform policy. One problem we have noticed is students coming into school in boots. They need to be in tennis shoes even when the weather is cold so they are dressed for PE. Also if they are wearing a long sleeve shirt under their uniform shirt it either needs to be the same color as their uniform shirt, or be white. Please let me know if you have any questions about this and I can get you a copy of our uniform policy! Thanks for sending in your uniform jackets and making sure their name is inside! I appreciate the help with this!
Please remember that we are collecting box tops for education or labels for education all year long as they help raise money for our school. Feel free to send these in in a little baggie! There are 2 competitions and the winning class in each class gets a prize! Thanks for your help with this.
Wow! We are learning to read so well! Most of the students are reading their bag books nightly, but some are not. Remember, you need to sign their bag book if you listened to them read. Also, many are not AR testing daily. Almost every student should have an AR book in their bag every night. They also should be reading and AR testing on their library books. This gives them the possibility of 2 AR tests a day. We are trying to reach our goals so your child can be a part of the different AR goal celebrations that we will have throughout the year. Please remember that they need to have a comprehension average of 80% in order to make this! Please remember they have to reach their goal as sent home from the media center in December! I hope your child has been testing and will make it!
Please make sure you check the planner nightly. Several students are not getting papers removed that were done in class. When the orange folder comes home, that has any graded work in it as well so please sign and unpack the folder. You can send it back the next day. Your child should know to turn it in.
Reading and Spelling Tests- we will have one of each this Friday. Please be sure to review the Reading Test Practice page that comes home on or before Thursday night. (It is a half sheet and tells you some of the tested skills etc.) Please review these weekly as they are returned to you as the following week only gets more challenging! I am trying to teach them to go through the story and circle or underline where they got their answers from! If they label them with the question number then you and I will be able to see easily how they understood the question.
Thank you for all of your support! It is going to be such a wonderful year!
Thank you to those who have been ordering books! Remember you can earn free books if you keep ordering for our class! You should be able to place an order anytime and it should email me to make sure I receive the order, to be extra safe shoot me an email so I can make sure I place the order as soon as possible! The activation code is GLHK7 so you can make sure the order goes into the right class. Happy Reading! Book club ordering link: https://orders.scholastic.com/GLHK7