I hope everyone had a great weekend! Zoey and I enjoyed some time at the park.
Here's a rundown of the week:
~Growth Mindset night is tomorrow night at 6pm at the school, hosted by the counselors! Flyers went home last week for this event
~5th Grade Car Wash is on September 16th from 10-2.
~Girl Scouts will hold a recruitment meeting tomorrow night (Aug. 29) at 7pm
~Wednesday is an early dismissal day! Please make sure your student knows how he/she is being picked up. ASP will be open from 12:30-6:00pm
~IOWA testing will be starting the week of Memorial Day (beginning on Tuesday, and running through that week). Parent letters will go home tomorrow in Tuesday Folders
~Progress Reports will go home next Wednesday, September 6th
~Nothing this week
Students are Learning:
Social Studies - Students began their economics unit today in Mrs. Resudek's class! They will attend her Economics class for the next four weeks.
Math - Students will begin a unit on decimals beginning tomorrow. Standards call for students to be able to compare, order, and round decimals (up to the thousandths place). We will also add, subtract, and multiply decimals.
Language: Students will be working with prepositions and interjections this week.
Reading: Students will learn how to use a summary of literature and informational text to lead to a discussion of themes and main ideas.
Writing: Students will continue our unit on Narrative Writing.
Homework, Assignments, Tests:
- Homework Packet went home tonight. Students in Mrs. Resudek's math class have homework that will come home daily; students in Mr. Julian's math class went home with homework for Monday-Thursday. This homework has circled problems for students to complete; they are not required to complete the whole page.
- New words will go home tomorrow in their agendas. I ran out of time to copy the words; therefore, students will not have the usual spelling test on Friday until next Monday (they have the weekend!)
~We will continue to monitor student behavior using this sheet, along with appropriate notes in the agendas. Please, please, please make sure to review your student's agenda each night. If your student has lost his/her behavior sheet, or agenda, please let me know.
~In general, students are beginning to get 'comfortable' in the classroom. I am glad they are comfortable; however, I'm noticing more disruptive and disrespectful behavior in general. Not every student is participating in the disruptions; however, this would be a good time to have a short talk with your students about behavior expectations in the classroom (not talking while other students/adults are talking, raising hands, showing kindness toward classmates, starting tasks immediately).
Last Note: If there are any parents who would like to be a Room Parent, please reach out to me! Room parents will help me plan celebrations.
Thanks, have a great week!