Each child will start using their Leadership Binder this week. The students will add to their binder all school year. There are two sections- Goal Setting and Be A Leader. The binder will come home everyday and serve as their daily home folder as well. Be sure to send the binder back to school each day. Important papers from school will be in their binder. Papers or notes for me or the office will go in the binder as well. Please keep in mind that the students will manage the organization of their binder at school. It is advised that you and your child look through it on a regular basis and discuss their school progress and leadership skills.
We will be creating our Class Mission Statement and Personal Mission Statements this week. These will go in their Leadership Binder as well.
I use the planner as a way to communicate to parents about our day. They will bring home their planner this week too. They will fill out their planner each day. It provides a place for reminders, behavior notes (if needed), block reminders and a place for parents to sign their initials.
Your child is expected to read or be read to M-F for 10 minutes per night. There will be a reading log for each month in their binder under Goal Setting. Our school wide goal is to read 1. 5 Million Minutes by the end of the year. The reading logs and reading homework will start in September.
Weekly Spelling Words:
The students will have weekly spelling words starting in September. They are expected to practice writing/ spelling 5 words each week.The test will be on Fridays. We will only have spelling words on 5 day weeks.
Students are expected to read for 10 minutes or more each night. They will also study their 5 spelling words each week.
We will help your child feel special on their special day. They will receive a birthday crown, birthday book, birthday pencil and choose from 'menu' of activities ( brain break, free choice, extra recess...).
It can get really cold in our classroom. Your child may want to bring a sweatshirt or a sweater to school. They can keep one here at school in their cubby.
This year, curriculum information will be shared electronically instead of being presented live during Curriculum Night events. Parents, please adjust your calendars accordingly.
Nightly Reading Homework:
This is a great video for parents to help them as they support at home reading.