It’s our class elections week. We’ll hearing from each of our presidential candidates and casting our votes on Friday. Also on Friday is the class reward the class earned by filling up their marble jar in the first week. The class voted for a movie and treat. So proud of everyone and hope they keep it up!
Letters to me – Every other week, I’ll be writing a letter to your child. It’s a way for us to get to know each other more. They’ll be receiving their first letter from me on Monday. Letters are due at the end of the week. They can be typed or handwritten. Once we have Google Classroom all set up I’ll introduce a digital option for sending letters to me. Please remind your child to write their letter to me. I love reading their letters!
Child Protection Unit – I plan to teach lesson 1 next week. Please let me know by the end of the week if you plan to opt your child out. Opting out will not have an effect on their grades and during the lesson, they will be sent to another classroom with an alternative assignment. Read more about the unit here
Spelling – Last week I gave each student a Journeys Spelling Packet to keep at home. It has all the spelling words for the year. I will pick 15 and have students write them in their planner. My spelling tests are different than the traditional quizzes. Mine include assessing students on grammar and punctuation therefore, it’s more like a dictation. We’ll have a practice one on Mondays and students are encouraged to practice all week before Friday.
Math Groups – Depending on which class your student is in, the math homework will look slightly different – it may be single pages or a weekly packet. Please contact me if you have any questions about this.