Mrs. Greene’s News: Jan. 14-18, 2019
We have received some good news. USDA approved an extension for Onslow County to offer FREE breakfast and lunch at no cost for ALL students through January 31st, 2019. On Feb. 1st , student's meal cost will resume as normal (pre-storm). If you need a free/reduced lunch form, please let me know ASAP so I can send this home.
Math- reviewing arrays for those that need additional help, moving on to telling time to the nearest 5 minutes and being able to identify if the time is a.m. or p.m.
ELA- text features: What are they? How do they help me when reading?, Guided Groups will be focusing on comprehension skills with various types of questions
Writing- capitalization rules, narratives
Science- Weather Tools and Water Cycle
- Jan. 17th- Progress Reports Go Home
- Jan. 21st- No School due to Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
- Feb. 15th- End of Grading Period
- Feb. 18th- No School due to Teacher Workday
PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR CONFERENCE REMINDER. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE YOUR SCHEDULED TIME PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. IF YOU MISS YOUR CONFERENCE I WILL RESCHEDULE ONCE I FINISH THE ONES THAT ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED.
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.
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.
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/readingclubOne-Time Class Activation Code: GXC8RDear 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 eBooksEach 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