Please be patient at dismissal. Until I get to know the parents/caretakers, I cannot let them run off without making eye contact with the person picking them up. Thank you for your cooperation.
*** If your child takes the bus home, and they are not taking it at some point, please make sure to send in a note. If your child is going home with someone who is not on your list, a note must also be sent in.
School & Classroom Rules/Policies:
Water Bottles: Absolutely, no METAL water bottles are allowed in the classroom. Please send in a thermos or a plastic reusable water bottle. Thank you!
Students must always be in COMPLETE uniform. Please see handbook. Any questions, you may call the office. Shoes MUST be tied, and students must wear a brown or black belt. Boys must have a short hair cut, and girls’ hair must be tied back, in a pony tail, bun, or braid.
Bathroom and Nurse: We are frequenting the bathroom and nurse way too much. I will never deny a child, but it should not become excessive. Now that the weather is cooler, there is no need to drink an entire water bottle before 9 AM. If this becomes an issue, I cannot have water bottles in the classroom. They may get a sip of water when they use the bathroom.
Many students have allergies. Please make sure to give them what they need before sending to school, so they may have a productive day, and not ask to see the nurse all day long.
Monday: Physical Ed.
Thursday: 9 AM Mass & Art
*** Students MUST have 5 sharpened pencils each day. They should NOT be sharpening pencils first thing in the morning. It will be their responsibility to make sure they have 5 pencils. They are aware of where they are in the classroom if they should need more.
*** Students must write their complete name, first AND last on all work handed in, including a complete heading. Starting next week, points will be deducted.
Reading for 20 mins each night and reviewing multiplication tables every night is necessary for success!
Here are helpful links!!
Week of Feb 24th – 28th
Reading – https://youtu.be/w1AMaAyvO3U
We have begun the novel, Peter Pan. The focus is on character analysis and traits, dialogue, similes/metaphors, along with other skills throughout this module. Writing is a major skill, and we will focus more on restating questions, independently creating topic sentences/closing sentences, and editing. Students are responsible and accountable for the book, and were assigned #’s. They are also responsible for their packets, and all of them need to stay in the folder.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Writing Piece – We are working on our drafts, “What is Neverland?”
1st paragraph – Students are describing what Neverland is. They are using details and information from the novel to identify what Neverland is all about (kids never grow up, all the things they love, a place to escape to, etc.)
2nd paragraph – Students brainstormed and used graphic organizers to describe what their Neverland would be like. We used many descriptive words/adjectives.
3rd paragraph – This paragraph is answering the question, “Would you stay in Neverland forever, and never grow up?”
Social Studies: China
Science: Animals and their habitats