• REMINDERS


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    Laptops- Please make sure your child charges their laptop every night and remembers to pack it for school the next day.
     
    Water Bottles- Please make sure your child has a water bottle in class EVERY DAY.  These can be reusable or disposable, but must be taken home every day and returned the next day.
     
    Tardiness- Please ensure your child is at school no later than 8:00 am.
     
    Absences- As weather and temperatures are changing, students are beginning to collect absences due to sickness.  If your child is sick at all, please ensure they are healthy enough to return to school without the possibility of spreading any illness. Also, if your child has a fever, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO BE TESTED BY A DOCTOR AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN, UNLESS THEY HAVE A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT THAT CAN BE PROVIDED THE DAY OF THEIR RETURN.  
     
    Early Pickup- If you ever anticipate picking your child up early, please message me the day before or the morning of at the latest.  I realize unexpected events may arise, but please message me as early as possible.  This will ensure that I can plan instruction accordingly and have your child prepared to leave as quickly as possible.  
     
    School Fees- I realize there has not much communicated from the school regarding our school fees this year.  This is normally handled before the year starts, during school orientation, but since everything was virtual, this information was not relayed.
     
    • -Instructional Fee - $5
    • -Art Fee- $1
    • -Technology Usage Fee - $25
    • TOTAL- $31
     
    You may use the online payment center to pay - onslow.schoolcashonline.com I am attaching two flyers about that as well - you will need your child's student number which can be found on the lunch tag they should have in their backpack and I believe the login information sheet that they take home. If you choose to write a check, please make it out to CFIE, be sure there is a phone number on the check, and in the notes section at the bottom, include your child’s name & teacher.  You must have the exact amount if paying cash.
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT DATES
     
     
    MAY 3RD-7TH:  IREADY READING DIAGNOSTIC
    MAY 12TH:        TEACHER WORKDAY/NO SCHOOL
    MAY 28TH:        LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 
     
    *MORE DETAILS TO COME ON SPECIFIC TESTING DATES FOR E.O.G.s
     
     
  • IN CLASS


  • MATH-  
     
    • We will begin Lesson 20, Telling and Writing Time, which will focus on learning about telling time to the minute.
    • We are continuing to have our timed, Multiplication Quizzes.  Students will receive their QUIZZES ON FRIDAYS  (FACT CHECK FRIDAY!)  We have covered everything from 0-11 so far and students should begin practicing their 12s as well.
    • I would like for students to complete at least 3 iReady Math lessons a week.  Some students will require extra practice with these lessons and I have already spoken with those parents regarding this.  These lessons should be worked on in class but completed at home if unfinished.  Most students, if working diligently, should only take about 15 minutes or so to complete an iReady lesson and test.  The goal should be at least 80% or higher for a successful attempt.  Ideally, students might complete an iReady lesson on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  We are working to find a “sweet spot” to challenge them, but not overwhelm them in the process.
    • Any unfinished work during the day should be completed as homework and returned the next class day!  
     
     
     
    READING-  
     
    • We are continuing to work on our Read to Achieve (RtA) Passages.  I have discussed this with most parents and students this will affect.   
    • We will continue using focusing on Main Idea, Supporting Details, Text Features, Comparing and Contrasting, Context Clues, Literal and Non-Literal Language, and Asking and Answering Questions, but we will begin focusing on Cause and Effects, as well as Sequencing during this third 9-week period.  Assignments will range from classroom worksheets, Teams assignments, ReadWorks, iReady and Study Island Assignments.
    • Students will complete a short, Daily Reading Ready passage, which is excellent for connected curriculum instruction and sprial review.  There will be a 10 question, multiple choice assessment every Friday for students to apply the skills they have been learning.  Some skills will be recent and others will be a review from the beginning of the year, but skills we go over regularly.
    • Students will be working in “small groups” using our new Guided Reader program.  This will be a resource used in class, much like students have used in the past with chapter books, but this will all be online.  While I am not a fan of so much digital work, I do think this will be a great, structured resource to use this year to develop fluency and comprehension.
    • I would like for students to complete at least 3 iReady Reading lessons a week.  Some students will require daily practice with these lessons and I have spoken with those parents regarding this.  These lessons should be worked on in class but completed at home if unfinished.  Most students, if working diligently, should only take about 15 minutes or so to complete an iReady lesson and test.  The goal should be at least 80% or higher for a successful attempt.  Ideally, students might complete an iReady lesson on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  We are working to find a “sweet spot” to challenge them, but not overwhelm them in the process.
    • Any unfinished work during the day should be completed as homework and returned the next class day!  
     
     
     
    WRITING/GRAMMAR-  
     
    • Students have started working on Opinion Writing and this will continue throughout this third 9-weeks.
    • We are finishing up Concrete Nouns (nouns that can be seen or touched) and Abstract Nouns (nouns that cannot be seen or touched) and will begin woking on Possessive Nouns Students can review their PowerPoint in their OneNote-Writing/Grammar-Notes.    
    • We will continue to work on Capitalization and Punctuation.
    • Any unfinished work during the day should be completed as homework and returned the next class day!  
     
     
     
    WORD STUDY-   
     
    • Students receive their new word lists on Mondays and be tested the following Monday.  Tests will consist of spelling the words correctly, handwriting (letters should be written on the line, no floating letters or letters that look capitalized if there are not Proper Nouns) and categorizing their words in correctly.  Students are placed in different word groups, which focus on learning specific spelling word study skills.    
    • Word Lists should remain in their Word Study folder when they are not studying them.  They will have word cut outs that should also stay in their zip-lock bags inside their Word Study folder.  We will be using these in class, but students can also use these at home to prepare for their Monday assessments.  
    • Students will be completing graded, journal activities and/or Spelling City assignments daily and may use their word lists to do so.  
    • Any unfinished work during the day should be completed as homework and returned the next class day!
     
     
     
     
     
    Science-
     
    • We will be starting the Human Body with a focus on the Skeletal and Muscular System.