Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week of May 29th

It is the last week of school.  Our last day is Thursday, May 31st and we will have an early dismissal at 1:30.

I will be sending home spelling workbooks that we didn't use this year.  You may keep them for your child to use for extra practice over the summer, or you may recycle them...whatever you like.

We will be cleaning out desks and lockers tomorrow.  Please make sure your child has their backpack tomorrow to bring their stuff home in.  If you have any grocery or shopping bags please send one with your child so they have extra bags to carry their stuff with.

Report cards will be sent home with students on Thursday.

It's been a great year and I hope that you all have a wonderful summer.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Week of May 21st

This is our last full week of school.  This is also our last week for spelling tests.  Please practice words with your child. 

Reminder that all library books were due last Friday.  We still have many books that have not been returned.

Important Dates this Week

Library: Tuesday-NO CHECK-OUT
Spanish: Monday and Thursday

Reminder NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 28th

Monday, May 14, 2012

Week of May 14th

This will be the last week for library this year.  Students will be allowed to check-out only 1 book this week.  All books are due back to the library by this Friday, May 18th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Also a reminder that there is a 1:30 dismissal on Wednesday, May 16th.

We will have no homework this week or next.  Please continue having your child practice their spelling words for the Friday test.

Important Dates this Week:

Early Dismissal Wednesday, 1:30
Library and Check-Out: Tuesday (1 book only)
Spanish: None this week

Monday, May 7, 2012

Week of May 7th

We are full steam ahead this month with lots of end of the year testing.  Since we are working so hard on so many different tests I've decided that assigning homework would just be cruel.  Thus, we are going to be officially done with math homework for the rest of the school year.  Please continue to have your child read the paper books and study spelling words.  We will have spelling for 3 more weeks.  If you have any questions about this please let me know.

I will be out of the classroom all day on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  I will have access to email and my phone messages, so please let me know if you need anything.  You can always call the office too if you need a more immediate response.  This will be the last week that I have planned absences for the remainder of the school year.

Important Dates this Week:

Library and Check-Out:  Tuesday
Spanish: Tuesday and Friday

Friday, April 27, 2012

Week of April 30th

This is going to be a bit of a crazy week for us here in room 115.  We have a math unit test, as well as a math district test that we need to take this week.  We also have our usual reading and spelling tests on Friday.  Due to all of the school testing we will be foregoing math homework this week.

I will also be out of the room quite a bit this week and next.  I will be out of the classroom Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, and Thursday morning for meetings and observations.  I will do my best to communicate with parents as quickly as I can.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or to talk to the substitute.  We will have the same substitute for all of my absences.

Important Dates This Week:

1:30 Early Dismissal on Wednesday, May 2nd
Homework: no homework this week
Library and Check-Out: Tuesday
Spanish: Monday and Thursday

Monday, April 23, 2012

Week of April 23rd

As the weather starts to change our classroom temperature tends to fluctuate quite a bit.  It would be beneficial to send students to school with a sweatshirt or light jacket that can be worn in the classroom in case they get chilly.  This can be left in their locker so that they always have it here, or you can send one each day depending on the temperature.  If it gets warm enough outside for us to start using the air conditioner some students might still want a jacket for in the room...our air conditioner only works at the highest setting and those near it do tend to get cold.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything.

Important Dates This Week:
Homework: 9.5 on Tuesday, 9.7 on Thursday
Library and Check-Out: Tuesday
Spanish: Wednesday

Monday, April 16, 2012

Week of April 16th

This week is a review week in reading. We will be breaking our unit test into smaller pieces and testing a little bit everyday and taking it with paper and pencil. We usually do this test in one day and take it on the computer. Last week we took a weekly test this same way and the students scored much better than they have been. If you have any questions about the testing please let me know.

There will be no challenge spelling words this week. The regular words are harder during a review week and it would benefit all students to practice the words on the regular list a little more than usual this week.

Important Dates this Week:
1:30 Early Dismissal on Wednesday, April 18th
Homework: 9.2 Monday, 9.3 Tuesday, 9.4 Thursday
Library and Check-Out: Tuesday
Spanish: Tuesday and Friday