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The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer. The Summer Challenge motivates kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they earn cool rewards and Read for the World Record. Click the image below to sign up!
Looking for ways to keep your child learning this summer? Research shows students who don’t read and learn over the summer actually lose some of the knowledge gained in the previous year. To maintain or build new skills, try some of the links below. Also check out the “Internet Resources” tab on this site as well as Bethel School District Educational Links.
Hey 5th graders,
Discover the value of Oregon’s Forests, the types of human behaviors that threaten them and how you can help prevent those wildfires. After completing ALL the activities you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, KOG Ranger t-shirt, and patch. Click on the following link to get started: KOG Ranger Program.
In addition, to helping keep Oregon green, you can receive extra credit in Science by showing your Certificate of Completion to your teacher.
In class this week, we are learning about figurative language. These concepts are often difficult for 5th graders to master.
I’ve added several links to figurative language games, flashcards, and quizzes to provide students extra practice at home. Several mini-laptops are also available during recess for students who don’t have internet access at home.
The new figurative language page can be accessed by selecting the “Website” tab above and then hovering over “Reading” or you can use this shortcut: Figurative Language Links
Please encourage your child to practice figurative language to help prepare them for the state reading test they’ll be taking this year.
This year, we will be using SpellingCity.com in our classroom. SpellingCity is a website that helps students learn their weekly spelling and vocabulary words while having fun at the same time.
As a teacher, I will put up my weekly spelling lists on VocabularySpellingCity and your children can review the words, and play spelling and vocabulary games with their words to reinforce the learning process.
Here’s how to help your child master his or her spelling and vocabulary words:
Simply go to www.spellingcity.com to see how the site works. To get started, click on “Sample Lists” and choose any list you like. Then try the Teach Me, Test Me, or Play A Game link.
You can find our class’ spelling lists by using the Find A List feature and searching for my name, Theresa Haley, or you can go directly to my SpellingCity homepage at SpellingCity.com You can bookmark this URL on your computer to make it easy for your child to access the class’ word lists!
Many kids enjoy building their spelling skills with Spelling City. Please encourage your children to spend about twenty minutes, two nights in a row before their weekly test. Let’s work together as a team to ensure that your child becomes an independent, lifelong learner.
Over winter break, I added three helpful math pages to this site. Students and parents will find many math tutorials, games, math facts practice, and extra exposure to the types of questions students encounter on their quizzes and tests. Currently, the math assistance is set up for Place Value, Division, and Fractions.
DON’T MISS OUT! Malabon’s PTO is sponsoring a free Skate Night for Malabon students and their family.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Classroom teachers will be running to sessions to assist families with more than one Malabon student.
Session I 6:30-6:55 Session II 7:05-7:30
Drop in sessions in Title Room 6:30, 6:45, 7:00
Drop in Resource Room 6:30-7:30
This is a parent/teacher event. We ask that you do not bring your children on this evening. We apologize for any inconvenience, however we want this time to be for you to get to know your child’s teacher, the curriculum, and procedures in the classroom.
Reading is the ultimate super power! And with the help of the BOOK IT! ® Program, our class will be growing our reading skills over the next nine months.
The mission of the BOOK IT! Program is to encourage more reading inside and outside of the classroom. The program is easy and fun! Your child has the opportunity to earn Reading Award Certificates by reading at home at least 20 minutes, 5 days a week. The Reading Award Certificates can be redeemed at Pizza Hut® where your child will receive a BOOK IT! award and a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza®.
The BOOK IT! Program is sponsored by Pizza Hut and has been in elementary schools for more than 25 years. You might have participated in the program when you were in school! To learn more about BOOK IT!, please visit bookitproqram.com/parents.
I hope you will join us in our mission and encourage your child to read every day. Please sign the reading log sent home each month and remind your child to return it to school after the last day of each month. The reading log is required and is calculated into your child’s reading grade.