• Happy Monday!!!!

    Please take a moment to check your child's Daily folder for their progress report and weekly papers. The progress report and stamped (SIGN AND RETURN) papers need to be signed and returned no later than Wednesday. If you need a copy of your child's progress report, please let me know and I can get you a copy to keep. 

     

    Mrs. Greene’s News: Mar. 18-22, 2019 

    Math- This week we will be focusing on subtracting two- and three-digit numbers. In guided groups students will be working on various concepts that they still need assistance with such as place value, time, addition/subtraction with regrouping, etc.

    ELA- This week we are continuing our work with how to determine and understand the author’s purpose when reading. In addition to being able to provide evidence with our thinking.  In guided reading groups, students are working on various comprehension skills associated with text (books) on their independent level.  

    Writing/Word Study- narratives/ compound words

    Science- Matter, Solids, Liquids, Gases

    Social Studies-  The students will learn to identify the continents, oceans, equator, prime meridian, North Pole and South Pole. They will also learn about using good judgment to be responsible citizen.

    Important Dates

    ·         March 18th- 100th Day of School

    ·         March 18th- Progress Reports

    ·         March 19th- Intruder Drill

    ·         March 22nd- PTO Popcorn Day (if you want to purchase a bag of popcorn for your child it must be paid for by March 21st)

    ·         March 25th- PTO Meeting at 4pm

    ·         March 26th- Spring Pictures (Class Pictures also)

    Just a few reminders regarding school polices and classroom procedures:


     

    • No cough drops, chap stick, etc is allowed at school without a doctor's note. These items are considered medicine and your cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.
    • Please send a note with your child when they have been absent. This is for the office. If you want to send me an email, I am more than happy to forward it to the office.
    • Please, Please, Please make sure students have jackets/umbrellas, etc for the weather. Since our classroom is outside we have to deal with the weather more than others. It may be a great idea for your child to keep a small umbrella in their bookbag for our "popup" storms.
    • PLEASE review the Dress Code email that was sent home last week. We have had several situations where students are wearing shirts that do not cover their midsection, etc. 
    • Cell Phones- I know that several students in our class have cell phones in their bookbags for emergency purposes. Please ensure that these phones are shut down prior to dropping them off at school. Today we had several interruptions due to cell phones ringing during the instructional day. 

     

     

    Homework- Students are to be reading for 20 minutes nightly. This needs to be logged on the reading log in their folder. Students may also practice their math fact recognition using the "XtraMath" information that was sent home last week. I DO NOT assign nightly homework. I DO NOT believe in sending home busy work. If a student is struggling  with concepts, I will help them. I do not expect you to teach them at home. 

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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