I am excited about our great start in Fifth Grade. I have a wonderful group of students who are eager to learn! Visit this classroom blog, http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/thaley/, to stay informed about upcoming classroom events, view assigned homework, order Scholastic books, find links to educational websites, and much more. Select the “Subscribe to Posts” tab on my blog if you wish to receive an email notification whenever new information is posted.
To enable your child to be successful, I would like you to be aware of some of our classroom procedures. Homework will usually be assigned daily, Monday through Thursday. However, due to budget reduction days, I will likely assign math homework on a Friday of a shortened school week. Your child is responsible for completing this homework and returning it the next school day. I recommend students use a homework folder to help them be more organized and complete homework on time. This is an important habit for students to develop before they enter middle school. A spelling list will be sent home each Monday beginning the 3rd week of school for you to keep and study with your child each week. Please set up a time and place for students to complete their homework and check to see if it is completed whenever possible. If an emergency arises, please let me know.
Tuesday Folders are sent home weekly with important papers. Take the time to check the contents and sign the back cover of the folder so students may return it to school the next day. Feel free to make comments or write notes for me as needed using this communication system.
My class will be heading to the library on Thursday afternoons. Please remind your child to place their library book in their backpack the night before so they may check out a new book.
Your child can earn Malabon cash and extra privileges by returning library books, Tuesday folders, and homework on time. In addition, they are rewarded for exhibiting responsible behavior and turning in quality work throughout the school day.
I consider Fifth Grade and important year and want your child to have an exciting and positive experience. Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. Your child is a priority!