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***SPRING BREAK EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY***
I hope that you and your child enjoy a nice and relaxing spring break. I want to let you know of an extra credit opportunity that will be available to your child. Anyone who spends 45 minutes or more of PASSING LESSONS (this is a lesson in which a score of 75% or higher is made on the accompanying quiz) on i-Ready reading will have 10 points added to his/her lowest reading test grade in the 4th nine weeks. Anyone who spends 45 minutes or more of PASSING LESSONS (this is a score of 75% or higher on the accompanying quiz) on i-Ready math will have 10 points added to his/her lowest math test grade in the 4th nine weeks.
**BOOK LOG REMINDER**
We are quickly approaching the end of the 3rd nine weeks. As you know, each nine weeks your child should be reading, logging, and returning to school an at home reading book log that has 45 (or more) books which were read at home. This book log is due on Wednesday, March 15. This has been discussed with your child, on our class calendar, and classroom website since March 1. I hope your child meets this goal!!!
Valentine's Day Reminder
Next Tuesday our class will exchange valentines. Valentine's Day is a great holiday to encourage and foster friendship. Therefore, if your child is planning on sending in cards and/or candy please be sure to have something for everyone. The student's names are: Triston, Amaya, Kortnee, Joseph, Brookly, Miles, Kinsley, Alyssa, Braelyn, Gadiel, Aiden, Faith, Janiya, Jesus, Kage, Sarah, Jadalyn, and Jaidan. If you would like to send in your cards/candy early I would be happy to hold them until the exchange.
Celebrate Literacy Week!!!
January 23-27 is Literacy Week for the state of Florida! Your child brought home a blue half sheet flyer telling you about the week's events.
Monday-Friday donate any unwanted gently used/new books to our school book store. Tuesday-wear red, Thursday-Poem in a Pocket (carry your favorite poem in your pocket today), and Friday-Pajama Day and D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read!) This is sure to be a great week to celebrate literacy!!!
Book Logs Due!!!
This is a friendly reminder that on Friday, January 13th, your child's at home reading book log is due. This is the list of books that your child has read and recorded as part of his/her nightly homework. Don't forget in order for your child to meet the annual book goal he/she must read, log, and return to school a total of 180 at home books. This is forty-five books each nine weeks. Each chapter in a chapter book that is read counts as a book, AS LONG AS YOU RECORD IT THAT WAY ON YOUR LOG :-) If you do not note that a book is a chapter book and the number of chapters in the book I will have no way of knowing how much count the book. Please help me out, thank you!!!
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!!!
I hope that everyone had a great Winter Break and is ready for the second half of the year. Just a couple of quick reminders. Your child has NINE book responses due for this nine weeks on or before Wednesday, January 11th. This is part of his/her Language Arts grade. This has been part of the homework expectation all year long. Also, Friday, January 13th is no longer a Teacher Planning Day, it is a Weather Make-up Day from the storms this fall. If you have any questions about either of the above mentioned items please do not hesitate to ask!!!
Today your child brought home his/her assessment folder for the third time. I hope that you are finding this a helpful tool to stay abreast to your child's grades. Let me encourage you to still view FOCUS on a regular basis as there will be assignments entered there that may not go home in the assessment folder. Thank you so much to everyone who has reviewed, signed and returned, and kept the materials in your child's folder, depending on the "directions" of the pocket!!!
December 5th the i-Ready testing window will open. How your child performs on this assessment will determine his/her lessons for the second part of the school year. Please encourage your child to do his/her VERY best so that the lessons are beneficial to academic growth. Thank you so much!!!
I am back :-)
I am sure that your child told you that I returned to school on Wednesday, November 2. I am so thankful for ALL that Ms. Givens did in my absence!!! However, there are some changes that you will notice will be taking place upon my return. For example, behavior. It is imperative that your child listens to and follows directions the first time. This is a skill in which many of the students need to improve. You may see a drop in your child's conduct grade as he/she learns this. The pace at which we are learning also must increase. We have some catching up to do in order to get back on schedule with the rest of the second grade classes. This is yet another reason why the behavior needs to improve. I will be updating this site and Focus as often as I can. Please feel free to write a note and place in the agenda if you have any questions or concerns for me. Thank you so much and I look forward to the rest of the year together!!!
I hope that everyone survived the storm without too much trouble. What a crazy time! Please be on the look out for an update as to which weather day will be our make up day from Friday.
I heard from Ms. Givens that the first week was awesome. I hope that you agree! I am excited to hear about the things your child is learning in my absence. Thank you for your understanding as I spend this much needed time with my two little miracles Katherine and Noah. Yes, that's right I had twins this summer! If you need anything do not hesitate to write a note in the planner and Ms. Givens will see it. You can email me as well.
Thursday, August 11th, is Orientation! This will give you and your child a chance to see the classroom where tons of learning will take place this year. You will also get a chance to meet Ms. Givens. Ms. Givens is the substitute teacher that will be teaching in my (maternity leave) absence. If you have already purchased the school supplies for this year please feel free to bring them in on Orientation day. This year's supplies are a mix of your child's individual supplies as well as community supplies. I would ask that you label your child's supplies so that it will be easier to redistribute at the appropriate time the individual supplies. Thank you so much!!!
Did you know? It's a fact that students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful in school than students who do not. Parents who make regular school attendance a priority are also helping their children learn to accept responsibility. And that's an important lesson for a successful life. Click HERE to read more about this.
This year your child will be assessed on what he/she can independently do according to our guide, the Florida Standards. To view a copy of those standards you can click HERE for Language Arts and HERE for Math.
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***Lunch 11:20-11:50 a.m.
Supply List '16-'17
(1) 1" 3-Ring Binder w/ pockets
(2) Glue Sticks
(4) Black Dry Erase Markers
(1) set of headphones to be kept in the classroom-for your child's personal use
(2) Boxes of Tissues
(24) #2 Pencils
(1) 24 Count of Crayons
(1) Package of Large Pink Erasers
(3) Composition Books
(2) Packs of WIDE Rule Notebook Paper
Backpack/Book Bag-NO WHEELS
***Optional but very much appreciated items include: dry erase markers, copy paper, disinfectant and/or baby wipes, and band-aids
TBA-Progress Reports Go Home!!!