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Weekly Newsletter 9/22
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dates to Remember
9/24 Late Start
9/26 September book orders due
10/1 Market Day @ 4:15
10/2 Picture Retakes
10/3 Progress Reports and ISAT results go home
10/4 Grove Movie Night @ 7pm
10/8 Late Start
10/9 PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
10/10 NCHS Homecoming Celebrations
10/13 Columbus Day – No School
10/25 Love and Logic Seminar for Parents @ 9:30am-12:30pm


Important Information
-Book Orders: September Scholastic book orders will be due on September 26th. All orders help our classroom earn lots of new books! You can order online using the following directions:
• VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
•ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code: LLYHG
• SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
•SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom

-Room Parents: We have volunteers to fill the room parent positions. Thank you for volunteering! 

-Math: We have finished our first unit of study! Our second unit is focused almost entirely on multiplication facts. Students will be expected to recall and use all multiplication facts through 12. It will be very important for your child to practice these facts at home. I am still on the district’s waitlist for IXL and it is unclear how much longer it will be until they purchase more licenses so that we can be added. In the meantime, I will continue to send home written practice and will be looking into other websites that offer free math practice for the students to use at home.

-Reading: Please ensure that your child is reading daily and that they are working toward reaching a Book BINGO.

-Words Their Way/Spelling: Students received their words today and will work with them for the next two weeks. A homework menu and answer key are attached to the word list. The answer key is provided so that you are familiar with how the words can be sorted and can better help your child if they have questions. Please encourage your child to practice the activities throughout the next two weeks. I explained to them that I do not expect them to do all the activities in two or three nights and then turn it in early. Their word study should be a continuous process over these weeks. Please let me know if you have questions about how the program works.


Weekly Learning Targets
Math:
I can state the rule for a given pattern of numbers.
I can apply a rule to a set of numbers to complete an in/out box.
I can fluently multiply numbers from 0 – 12.

Reading:
I can summarize a piece of literature.
I can respond to my reading through writing by using text evidence to support my thinking.

Writing and Language:
I can use punctuation and capitalization correctly when writing quotations and dialogue in my writing.
I can describe the traits of a memoir piece.
I can write memoir pieces based on what I know about how authors write memoirs.

Science:                                                                                                                                     I can explain how air pressure is formed and conditions impact air pressure.
I can explain how wind is created.
I can identify how clouds are formed.

Social Studies:
I can identify the continents and oceans on the globe.
I can identify the four hemispheres on a globe.
I can locate the continents and oceans on a map.
I can identify the prime meridian and equator on a map.

Tweet All About It
Follow us on Twitter at @misspocicsclass! Here are our Tweets from last week (written by students):
Today we took our first math test.
Today we learned about memoirs.
Today we did a really fun continent puzzle.
The dog really did eat the homework!
We watched Bill Nye the science guy!
We know that salt does not evaporate because the condensation in that formed in the bag is not salty!
Today we started A project about political and physical maps.
Today we learned the difference between salt water and fresh water.
Today we got A gold medal on go noodle!


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weekly newsletter 9/8 ~ 9/12
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2014

Dates to Remember
9/10 Late Start
9/11 PTO meeting
9/17 Code Red Drill
9/24 Late Start
9/26 September book orders due

Important Information
-Daily Folders: Please make sure that any notes for me are written on the insert in your child’s daily folder. I do not check their assignment notebooks in the morning, so if you write me a note in there I will most likely not see it. This method also reduces the chance that post-it notes and other loose notes will be lost.
-Book Orders: September Scholastic book orders will be due on September 26th. Paper copies of the order will be sent home tomorrow but you can always view all books at the Scholastic website. All orders help our classroom earn lots of new books! You can order online using the following directions:
  • VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
  •ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code: LLYHG
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
-IXL: I am waiting for the technology department to add the students to my class on IXL. Once this is done, I will be able to send home your child’s password and login information so that we can begin IXL homework assignments. All other login information for other sites will be sent home at this time as well.
-Volunteers: Please return all classroom volunteer forms by Wednesday, September 10th. I will be putting together a schedule in hopes of beginning our volunteer schedule by the week of the 22nd. If you would like a volunteer sheet, please email me and I will make sure to send one home with your child. Please see the following information from the school office regarding volunteering:
  •The volunteer renewal link for parents is on the Grove website.  If you are a new volunteer, you will need to contact Mrs. Schroeder or Mrs. Butler.  All classroom parents and/or volunteers should wear their volunteer   badge EACH time they are in the building. 
-Donations: Thank you very much for the classroom donations from curriculum night! Please make sure to send the item with the donation form. Thank you very much! 
-Room Parents: We currently do not have any volunteers to be room parents in our classroom. If you are interested, please contact Miranda at Miranda.frank@hotmail.com.
-Code Red Drill: Grove School will be having a Code Red drill on September 17th. An email will be sent to all parents with more detailed information regarding this procedure.
-Lunch Money: Please send lunch money in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s first and last name. Checks should be made payable to Unit 5 Food Service.

Weekly Learning Targets
   Math:
I can write numbers in standard form, expanded form, and word form.
I can identify the value of a digit based on its potion within a number.
I can round to the given place value.
I can make a ballpark estimate for multi-digit addition and subtraction problems.
   Reading:
I can record my thinking as I read.
I can make connections to what I read: text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self.
  Writing and Language:
I can use correct capitalization in my writing.
I can identify words that need a capital letter.
I can use my writer’s notebook as a place to record celebrations.
I can identify writer’s craft and how it enhances a story.
I can figure out what to do if I’m stuck on what to write about in my notebook.
  Science:
I can identify the difference between ocean water and fresh water.
I can explain why some oceans are more salty than others.
I can explain how the water cycle is influenced by temperature and land features.
 Social Studies:
I can identify the parts of a map and use them to read a map.
I can identify the difference between a globe and a map.
I can identify the northern and southern hemispheres on a globe.

Tweet All About It
Check back next week for Tweets from our class!


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