We survived Halloween AND Conferences in one week!!!
If your child was invited to after school tutoring, please send in their permission form asap. If you haven't sent it in by today (Friday), please send it Monday, but also email Mrs. Horner if they need transportation, as the bus garage is working on the route on Saturday morning.
In math the students are really digging in to unit 2. They are still working on mastering reading & writing decimals (especially expanded form using powers of 10...those are so tricky!), and they have begun work on comparing decimal numbers.
In reading we will be starting a new unit next week, which will focus a lot on non-fiction text, so encourage your child to start thinking about topics they are interested in so they can find books in the library on them.
In science we have been discovering how plants get their nutrients. The students planted wheat grass a few weeks back (as you probably saw in the hallway at conferences). Two plants were in the light, and two were in the dark. They got a chance to observe how chlorphyll and photosynthesis look in action!
In Language Arts I have been conferencing with students about the final draft of their personal narrative. We have finished revising and editing and are ready for our final written assessment. We are also practicing our second word sort for spelling.
In Social Studies we are learning about the different cultural regions of Native Americans. Blandford Nature Center field trip slips and money were due today. Please turn it in on Monday if you haven't yet.
A note about technology
11/8/16 School Store open at lunch
PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00 Home Team Grill
11/11/16 Dollar Hat Day - Charity will be chosen by 5th grade!
From Mrs. Glanzman
GYM SHOES - Please be sure to send clean gym shoes on your child’s P.E. day. Thank you!
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From the office
SAFETY & SECURITY: Just a reminder that ANY adult who is in the building for ANY amount of time needs to sign in at the office and get a visitor’s pass. This even includes our PTO members, parents dropping something off, and our superintendent of schools! Mr. Hopkins always signs in and wears a badge while in our building. Also, if you are in the building to volunteer for something during the school day, please avoid simply dropping by class if it’s only to say “hi”. It can be a big disruption to instruction, especially if it happens regularly. Thanks so much for your support in keeping our kids safe and engaged in their learning.