here are a few updates for our classroom!
1. Second graders and I have started a new assignment notebook/ take home folder system today. They are not allowed to pack up until I have seen their assignment notebook and their take home folders. If a child does not come home with homework, no worries because that means there is none!
2. There has been an issue with students forgetting to sign out or clicking the wrong name of RazKids. I am updating all of their passwords so stay tuned for the new passwords to be sent home.
3. Don't forget our field trip coming up on the October 9th. Reminder, students are in their uniforms and need to bring their own lunch!
4. There is no comprehension portion of our reading test this Friday. We will however be taking the vocabulary and focus skill portion of the test.
Thank you again! Email or call me with any questions.
I thought I would post the schedule for this week on our website as well!
Monday: Professional/College Jersey Day (school pants and shoes required)
Tuesday: Pajama /Crazy hair/ Crazy socks day
Wednesday: Dress for Success (Dress in fancy clothes)
Thursday: Dress like a Disney Character or Super Hero
Friday: IJP Spirit Day! Dress in IJP spirit wear and/or white and red.
Happy Friday Room 105 Families!
9/22: Parents Night Out
9/23: Block Party
10/09: Field Trip
We have started using AR testing in the classroom! I have a whole library in my room and during the day, students have the opportunity to read a book and take a quiz. If you would like to read books with your student at home, you are more than welcome to! They take quizzes every day in 105 during their reading stations! The goal for each student at this point is 15 books by the end of the trimester (it took us a while to get going on AR). Next trimester I am bumping it up to 30!
I have decided to purchase Raz-Kids for our classroom! This is an online program that is able to be done both at home and in school. Usernames and passwords will be going home on Monday. This program allows children to read books at their own reading level and answer questions based on skills they may be missing. The trick is that students are to be reading the stories by themselves. They have the option to listen and read the books. If you notice your child is only listening to stories, please remind them that they need to read the stories too! If you have any questions about this program, feel free to contact me.
Our field trip is quickly approaching! Don't forget that on Columbus Day, we will be going on a field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. Students need to bring their own lunch on this field trip. If you could try and pack your student's lunch in a plastic/paper bag, this would make clean up and transportation much easier. It is a $12 field trip, and chaperones (you know who you are) you are free! :)
Assignment notebooks have not been consistently filled out in Room 105. I am starting a new protocol where we will be filling out assignment notebooks together and I will be signing them before students are able to put them away. Thank you for being patient as I did not know there were so many unfinished assignment books. Lesson learned!
Toys: Please have your children keep any Legos or cards at home. These have been traded between grades and it is causing some issue. To avoid any problems, I would please like all toys of this nature to please stay home.
Have a great weekend! Stay cool :)