Students finished their “The Important Thing About Me” stories this week, we began our Second Steps lessons with a lesson on empathy, and Bike Safety for fifth graders began!
This week students will have the opportunity to earn their Chromebook License. Students have to prove that they are responsible in following all the guidelines while using Chromebook, and they must return the signed Chromebook Contract. Please look for the Chromebook Contract in this Friday Folder. Thanks for your support in helping us responsibly use these important learning tools.
I have enjoyed seeing all the amazing work students are submitting with their homework packets. Flash cards, creative ways to practice spelling words, math games for fact practice are just a few examples. I will be marking homework with a star for excellent work, a check mark with a plus sign for above average, a check mark for average, a check mark with a minus sign for below average, and a minus sign for very low quality work. Thank you families, for initialing all those spots, helping me know students did complete the work and activities.
We have a field trip scheduled! October 4 we will travel to Newport and visit the Mark Hatfield Science Center and the beach. We will leave early that morning, at 7:40, and return late, at 4:00, so make transportation plans. The cost is $6.50. Thank you to those who have already sent in your money.
Snacks: I believe snacks really help our kids concentrate and do their best during the school day. We are asking students bring their own snacks if they would like to have one. Different classrooms will handle this differently. My fourth grade reading and math group will have a snack time available right after recess. Donations of healthy snacks will be accepted.
Mark your calendar for these important dates:
Friday, Sept. 20: Spirit Day
Friday, Oct. 4: Field trip to the Hatfield Marine Science Center
Monday, Oct. 7: Health Screening
Tuesday, Oct. 8: Picture Day
Wednesday, Oct. 16: PTO Meeting, 6:30
Wednesday, Oct. 23: Irving Open House, 5:15-7:00
Communication is so important! Please watch for information in the Friday folder. Check out our class blog. Here is the link: http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/laracastillo/ Sign up to be part of Class Dojo. And of course, call, send a note, or write an email. When we stay in contact it’s best for everyone!
Working together we will make this a great year!
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