Monday, September 26, 2016

It is hard to believe fall break is already here! The students have been very busy the past 2 weeks with many different activities. About half of our class ran to be our class representative for the SLT (Student Lighthouse Team). I was so proud of all of these students as they had to put in a lot of extra time outside of class to create their posters and write their speeches that they had to present to the class. Students then voted on who they thought would be the best representative for our class, and in the end Lily was voted the Primary representative, and Garrett is the secondary representative. We look forward to celebrating them both at the SLT Inauguration the week after fall break.

Students have been working hard on learning their math facts and solving word problems. When we return from the break, students will practice counting pennies, nickels, and dimes, as well as solving word problems with these coins. So if you have some spare change at home, encourage your child to count it up!

Our last science lab involved some messy experiments, especially when they got to make silly putty! Of course they all had a wonderful time though!

We ended our fall break by spending Friday afternoon with our 4th grade buddies. Students went outside to look for signs that fall is here, as well as have their 4th grade buddy share what kinds of clouds were in the sky. Then they all had some time to read with their buddies afterwards. It was a great afternoon!

When we return from the break, a lot of things will be going on. Make sure you check the October calendar that was sent home before the break, but here are a few extra reminders:

10/3- Reading logs for September due! Remember, in order for students to get the monthly reading reward, they must have read at least 5 nights a week for 20 minutes for the whole month of September. Parents must initial and put how long their child read those days in order for them to get credit for reading. 

10/5- The Media Center's fall break reading challenge is due, Directions on what to do for this are on the reading log that was sent home on Friday. 

10/6- Picture Day!

10/24- Conference week begins so students will be dismissed at 12:15 everyday this week. You will receive your conference letter with your scheduled time on Oct. 6th. It will be in your child's green daily folder. Please sign and return these ASAP. If your child has a sibling at this school, I have already met with your child's teacher and we have scheduled back to back conferences so that you don't have to come up to the school multiple times. 

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