Wednesday, September 29th is Picture Day and Count Day. It is VERY important for your child to not only be here for pictures, but also so that they can be counted for BES and our district can receive funds for the next year :) Our picture time is at 10:10am.
Every night, it is your student's responsibility to read for AT LEAST 15 minutes. On the weekends they can choose if they want to read Friday, Saturday or Sunday. At least one of those days is what I would expect. It is their choice what book they will read each night. IF they want to choose a book from our classroom library, they are welcome to do that at the end of the day. They just need to make sure they "check it out" with me first. I also told students that it is up to them and their parents if they want to read aloud or silently to themselves. Your students are definitely at that Independent Reading stage where they really enjoy reading to themselves:) It may be nice to switch it up every other day so you can get the best of both worlds. Yet, I told them if they are going to "cozy up" somewhere in the house and read to themselves, to let you know so that you can stop by every now and then to check on them! So far, students have been doing great with this homework! I give stickers every day for completion.
Starting Monday of this week, your students will start bringing home Math Homework Monday through Thursday and sometimes on Fridays. This is also expected to be completed by the next day accurately. I encourage parents to use this time to discuss with your student the thought process they go through when solving Math Homework. I do check it in class, but I would hope that parents look over the homework also if your child does do this completely on their own.
We will be having our VERY first Math test this Tuesday! Monday we will spend reviewing and your student will bring home a page with concepts we have been practicing over the past few weeks that should be progressing. This way you and your student know what things you may want to study before the test that are still a bit unclear. I will also send home Math Boxes from the past Unit for you to have to look over before the test.
Some of you may have had your students come home the past week signing some words or phrases to you! We have started learning/practicing sign language in class. I took a beginning Sign language course this past year and thought what better way to practice than with my own students! So far they have learned the alphabet and numbers 1-10. They seem to really be enjoying it!
CONGRATS to our Student of the Week: LUKE