• At this point you can expect your child to have assigned word study and reading each night. Students have access and may use Reading A-Z/RAZ KIDS for their reading homework. Math homework is assigned as needed and students are given the opportunity to complete/work on at school so that we may assist them. Another great math resource for your child is having them work on their math facts. In class we work on www.xtramath.org

    XtraMath is a free program that helps students master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
    www.xtramath.org
     . Other resources are available to the students by going into their CLEVER account. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Mrs. Greene’s News: Dec. 9-13, 2019

                    

    In Math we will be focusing on Lesson 10. During this lesson we will be learning about three digit numbers and different ways of writing them. Students have been introduced to the CUBE strategy that they MUST use for the REST OF THE YEAR on ALL word problems.   During ELA we will be working on learning about holidays around the world. So far we have learned about Mexico, USA, Hanukkah, Italy, Brazil, and Sweden. Students will be required to read and respond to various types of questions dealing with previously taught standards. In our guided reading time, students are working on reading at their level and working on various skills. In Writing we are continuing to work on writing compete sentences, using punctuation and capitalization correctly, along with understanding nouns and verbs.  This week we will be focusing on understanding how to use commas in greetings and closings of letters. In Science, students will be learning about weather.  In Word Study this week we are looking at the long e sound spelled ee and ea. Students will be having a spelling test on these words on Friday.

     

     

    1. eat
    2. read
    3. leak
    4. tea
    5. leaf
    6. beads
    7. peek
    8. three
    9. seed
    10. feed
    11. sleep
    12. see

     

     

    In second grade, we are fortunate to have a retired educator come in each week and volunteer his time with the students. Some students from first grade remember, Mr. Shaw and are very excited that he will be working with us each Monday morning this year!

     

    Important Dates

    • December 16-20 "T'was the Week Before Christmas Break...." (see schedule below)
    • December 17th- Polar Express Day
    • December 17th- $5.00 for Class Festivities due
    • December 19th- Grinch Day
    • December 20th- Christmas Break Begins
    • January 2nd- Make Up School Day
    "Twas the Week Before Christmas Break..."
    December 16th- Wear Holiday Socks
    December 17th- Christmas PJ Day
    December 18th- Santa Hats, Elf Ears, and Antlers
    December 19th- Wear red and GREEN
    December 20th- Ugly Sweater Day
     
     Just a few additional reminders: 
     
    STAR Binders
    Please make sure that you are seeing and checking your child's STAR binder each night. This binder is a great way for parent and teacher to maintain communication. It will also encourage responsibility in the students. I have supplied all of the items in the STAR binder. If any items are lost and damaged during the school year, it will be the responsibility of the family to replace those items. 
     
     
    DRESS CODE (students)

     The dress and appearance of students has a significant effect upon conduct and behavior while at school. It is expected that students will be dressed and groomed appropriately for the age group of the individual. Carolina Forest International Elementary School, in accordance to OCS Board Policy has adopted the following dress code guidelines:

     

    * No hats inside of building.

    * Appropriate shoes should be worn for safety reasons keeping in mind students have daily recess and physical activity. Flip flops are not safe footwear and should not be worn. Shoes should have a heel strap.

    * No brief or revealing attire. Shorts, skirts, and skorts must be appropriate length (generally fingertip length). Baggy pants/shorts are not permitted. A jacket or shirt should be worn over/under tank tops and spaghetti strap shirts/dresses.

    * Clothing that encourages the use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, or contains the use of profanity is not permitted.

     

    If you have not paid your $6.00 school fee, please do so as soon as possible.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. Have a great week!

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  • DRESS CODE (students)

     

    The dress and appearance of students has a significant effect upon conduct and behavior while at school. It is expected that students will be dressed and groomed appropriately for the age group of the individual. Carolina Forest International Elementary School, in accordance to OCS Board Policy has adopted the following dress code guidelines:

    * No hats inside of building.

    * Appropriate shoes should be worn for safety reasons keeping in mind students have daily recess and physical activity. Flip flops are not safe footwear and should not be worn. Shoes should have a heel strap.

    * No brief or revealing attire. Shorts, skirts, and skorts must be appropriate length (generally fingertip length). Baggy pants/shorts are not permitted. A jacket or shirt should be worn over/under tank tops and spaghetti strap shirts/dresses.

    * Clothing that encourages the use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, or contains the use of profanity is not permitted.

  • Behavior is being taken care using our classroom money. You will be notified of major events and repetitive behaviors. 

     

    DOJO is being used solely for transitions and enrichment classes. Students will pay money for talking, not following directions, etc. Students will be able to earn money for doing what they are expected to do. 

     

    Coupons will be available for purchase by students that have enough money for privileges such as working at the teacher's desk, free time to color/draw (15 min), write with a pen, work in the class library, candy pass, no shoes in the classroom, wear PJ's to school, etc. 😊

     

    In addition, students will have opportunities to "cash-in" their money for movies, treats, hot coco, Popsicles, board game time, etc. 

  • It's Scholastic Book Order Time!!!!
     
    Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
    One-Time Class Activation Code: GXC8R
     
    Dear Families,
     
    Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.
     
    With Scholastic Reading Club:
       Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library

       You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child

       You'll find the best values on a variety of formats, including eBooks

    Each month, your child will bring home Reading Club flyers. Together you can choose from books hand-selected by teachers and experts, and then order online. I'm excited to get our class reading!
     
    Thank you for your support,
     
    If This Is Your First Time Ordering Online:
        REGISTER at scholastic.com/readingclub

        ENTER the Class Activation Code at the top of this letter

        CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks

        SUBMIT the order online by the due date listed on the website

        EARN FREE Books for our classroom too!

     
    Thanks,
    Mrs. Jessica Greene