Dear Parents and Guardians,


             Students are busy developing routines of getting their homework sheet signed and reading an hour each week.  Please have your child share their homework with you nightly when they are done and share what book they are reading.  We also have some important dates coming up so please glance at the list below!


    Also on October 1, students starting from grade 3 on up will be coming home with a book called Rules.  This district-wide initiative is a great way to build community and we are hoping you will take time to read this book with your child nightly. 

             September 23 - PICTURE Day - Slips went home September 18.

             September 30 - NO school 

             September 27 - Decade Day - Wear gear from your favorite decade clothes

             October 4 - Wear ONE shirt;  Color Run (with RAIN Date on Saturday)

             October 18 - Field trip to Peace Valley; Click here for the PERMISSION SLIP

             October 24 - 25 - Field trip from 9:15 - 4:15 to Elbow Lane Day Camp Ropes Course.  Look information going home soon!



       Here is a quick over view of our September curriculum.


     Writing - We will be working on developing our Writer's Notebook with a bank of ideas and learning Show-don't-tell writing.  Spelling tests 1 through 3 will be given this month on the 13, 20 and 27.

    Reading - I will be introducing close reading skills  and group discussions, as well as introducing Lead 21 Unit 1 vocabulary, summarizing skills, and main idea.  

    Math - Sharing bar modeling and place value skills

    Social studies - We will be reviewing map skills and learning about early explorers with Units 1 and 4. There will be 2 quizzes this month and one test at the end.  Students will need to know the continents and cardinal/intermediate directions.   Students will need how to determine the latitude and longitude of a  place.  They will learn about geographic landforms and features such as:  mountain range, plains, capes, peninsulas, bays, and gulfs. An in-school assignment will be given to create a world with these features. 








    October 18, 2019, Friday - Peace Valley Field trip in the afternoon.


    October 24 and 25, Thursday and Friday - Ropes Course - This field trip will extend beyond the regular school day.  Parents/guardians will need to pick up their child at the school parking lot around 4:15 P.M.  Please send in a note if your child has permission to go home with another adult or if he/she will be walking home. 



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