We are in the home stretch for the end of the first 9 weeks! October 4th marks the finish line for our first set of grades and the end of the first AR period.
We will continue Unit 2 in Language Arts. Please see the weekly skills flyer in your student's folder for more information. Remember students are testing on Cold Reads, Spelling , and comprehension/vocabulary on THURSDAY this week. We practice all of the skills in class several times, and also send home a study guide. Students can use Spellingcity.com/BelmontPierce to study by clicking on the appropriately labeled week "Survival" WON U2 WK 4.
We will finish up Chapter 4,Multiplication,in Math and will be reviewing and practicing various strategies that include repeated addition and arrays.We will have our first timed test this Thursday on multiplication that will include the 0's,1's and 2's times tables. We will begin with 50 problems in 5 minutes. Also, there will be a chapter math test on Wednesday. A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday for review.
Science - We will continue a study of the Scientific Method with the goal of each student producing a science project. Science project topics and registration forms are due by Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.
In Social Studies, we will be learning about our government and voting. I have encouraged the students to ask to go with you when you vote on Nov. 2nd so that they can see the voting process first hand!
AR -Thursday, Oct. 4th, ends the 1st AR period. If your child has not met their goal yet please keep encouraging them to try, try, try! It is possible for everyone in the class to meet their goal!
You should receive Study Island reports for any overdue assignments now. Study Island is a homework assignment . This week will included addition and subtraction. I try to allow time on Wednesday for completion however: please do not count on that time entirely.
You can quickly discover which lesson needs to be finished by logging into your student's account.
Should you have concerns our questions, please send me a message via Dojo, email, text, note or leave me a message with the front office and I will return your call.
If we have not met together already, please contact me regarding a conference. Before school (7 am), during special area (9:15-10:00) or after dismissal is finished (3:15) are the best times to meet. Thank you!
October dates to remember:
2nd- Project topics and registration due for Science Fair Projects
PTO at 6-7 pm
4th- End of the 1st 9 weeks and 1st AR period
5th- Teacher Workday- no school for students
8th-12th- FTE week! Attendance is vital!
15th-19th- Fall Break
Thank you for all that you do to encourage your child to show excellence in their behavior, attitude and work! You are their first teacher and make a lasting difference in their outlook on life!