• Mrs. Greene’s News: September 16-20, 2019 

                    

    In Math we will begin Lesson 3 which will be focused on strategies of making a 10 to add and subtract. Students are also making math flash cards with new vocabulary and we will have a vocabulary test at a later date.  During ELA we will be working on standard RL 2.1 “Ask and Answer Questions” and applying those skills to our class read aloud “Gooney Bird Greene” along with various other text. In Writing we are learning how to step out our daily plan and getting to know each other. In addition, we are looking at what makes a good sentence and understanding what nouns are. In Social Studies we will look at what it means to be a good citizen. In Word Study this week we are working on short e, o, and u patterns. The words this week are easy as we are focusing on learning the routines and procedures within our word study time. Students will be having a spelling test on these words on Friday.

     

    1. tux
    2. egg
    3. under
    4. tent
    5. plum
    6. bus
    7. frog
    8. otter
    9. elf
    10. blocks
    11. sled
    12. sock


     

    Throughout the course of the school year our students and staff practice many different safety drills, such as fire drills, tornado drills, lockdowns, etc. 


    Tomorrow morning our students at CFIES will be participating in an intruder/lockdown drill. This drill is for us to practice what we need to do in the event of a situation that would require the school or our classroom to be put in a "lockdown" setting. 

     


    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 Wednesday this year!


    Important Dates

    • Monday, Sept. 16: Grade Level/Class Shirt Deadline ***I have to turn in this information Tuesday afternoon. 
    • ​Tuesday, Sept. 17: Lockdown Drill at 9am
    • Tuesday, Sept. 17: PTO Meeting at 3:30pm in the cafeteria
    • Thursday, Sept. 19: Early Release – School will release at noon.  Please provide Mrs. Greene with any transportation changes by written note in the daily folder or email by 1:30pm. Lunch will be served on this day and is usually a bag (sandwich) type lunch. 
    • Wednesday, Sept. 25: Fall Picture Day This picture will be used in our school yearbook. All students will take individual pictures and information will be sent home about ordering the pictures at a later date. 
    • Thursday, Sept. 26: Progress Reports
    • Friday, Sept. 27: PTO Popcorn Friday Students must turn in their popcorn money by Thursday if they are wanting to order popcorn. If you paid for the entire year already, that has been turned in. 🙂 
    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. 

    We are waiting for the agendas to arrive that will also go in these binders. 

    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