It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I apologize for that!! Here are some things you need to know! Students will have a reading passage probably every week. It is assigned on Monday and due on Thursday’s. I need your help reinforcing the reading strategies we are doing at school. They are called the “UNWRAP” strategies. This is what each letter stands for:
U-Underline the title, N-number the paragraphs (if needed), W-walk through the questions, R-read the story 2x and stop and jot(trigger words), A-answer the questions, P-prove your answers(evidence)
I am trying all kinds of incentives and reinforcement to help students use their strategies! We play games with the passages, they earn extra tickets for correct answers and showing their strategies, they get extra tickets if a parent signs their homework, etc. However, there are many students who are not doing their homework. PLEASE, check their planners, because they will have homework!! I appreciate your help!
Some things coming up:
What a great job the students did on their career projects! It’s been a great week of presentations! i was so excited to see and hear some of their life ambitions!! See for yourself what a great job they did!!
It’s been a great week!! Our turkey’s are the main attraction in the hallways here! What an outstanding job the kids did! (And parents! :)) Thank you so much for your help, support, and participation! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! A video is below for your enjoyment!!
Here’s a few things to remember for next week:
Career Presentations due Monday: Meredith, Italia, Rhi, Danica: Tuesday: Scott, Travis, Samantha, Jacob
Career Presentations due Wednesday: Karsyn, Layne, Seth, Gabriel Thursday: Christian, Mallory, Beau, Karen
Career Presentations due Friday: Yoselin, Gavin, Addison
Turkey’s – please send by Wednesday so we can decorate the hall! Thank you for your hard work! They are adorable. Look for pictures soon.
The 2nd nine weeks began today! Report Cards will be going out this week, and also students will be bringing home an envelope with their papers from the 1st nine weeks. Be looking for that by Wednesday.
Please make sure your son/daughter are reading their 20 minutes everyday! October “book it” calendar should be initialed each night for students to get credit, and reading logs should be signed daily.
This week we read the book, Too Many Pumpkins, by Linda White. We worked on several skills like, inferencing, summarizing, character traits, and compare/contrast. We also did a little decorating!! Fun, fun, fun! :))
Here’s a couple of important things for the week:
1. Please listen to your child read 20 minutes every day. Sign their reading logs, and ask them questions about what they’ve read.
2. Parent Orientation – Tuesday, October 11th – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet in the intermediate cafeteria.
Career Day went great! Thanks to all of the parents who participated. Below is a video for your enjoyment!
A couple of important things going on this week:
Pizza Book-It has started – please initial students October reading calendar nightly to show they read so they can receive a pizza certificate for a free personal pan pizza! Calendars were brought home Friday.
Please send .50 cents for pumpkin decorating
Students have vocabulary words from our novel Winn Dixie to study tonight for a quiz tomorrow!! Also, please make sure they are reading their 20 minutes nightly and you are signing their reading log.
A couple of things for the week for you to know!:
Reading Logs – Students should be reading 20 minutes nightly and having you sign their logs. Also this week they will be reading a story in their Journey’s textbooks, called “Stormalong”. They will be having a quiz over this story this week – most likely Wednesday or Thursday. It will be an open book test.
Also, our White Oak Football Mom’s have been nominated as “Team Mom’s” of the year in the Friday Night Football Magazine, but they need your vote. Please go to the link below and vote for them!
Thanks and have a great week!