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 :)