Week of September 12th

You could tell that we were a little anxious for fall around our house because we spent the weekend cleaning up the yard, making chili, and baking cookies. It still looks like summer will hang on another week or two, but with football and fall shows starting back up, I’ve thrown in the summer towel and packed up the pool gear! I’ve finally faced the fact that summer is really over. 😉

This week in science will mark the end of our scientific method unit. Students will learn how to analyze and display data collected during an experiment. They will also practice making conclusions based on the original hypothesis and data collected. Watch for a fun homework lab that your child will be bringing home this week. It will be a great opportunity for you to see your scientist in action. The test over the scientific method will be Friday, September 16th. Be sure to ask you child to bring home his/her notes so that you may help them study. There will be a review day in class, but I will also offer two optional study groups for additional review on Thursday, September 15th- one from 7:45-8:15 am and another from 3:45-4:15 pm.

I have completed the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2) on each of my homeroom students. If you would like to discuss the results of your child’s reading assessment, please contact me. A report will be sent home with the 1st quarter grade card.

First quarter progress ends Thursday, September 15th. Please be sure that your child has turned in all absent/late work so that it can be reflected ontheir first progress report. Reports will be sent home on Monday, September 19th.

Students Council candidates may hang one campaign poster in the classroom beginning Tuesday. Elections will be held Friday.

REMINDER: No School on Friday, September 23rd!

Clubs/Acitivites this week: TUES- Xtreme Readers; WED- Running Club; FRI- AM Choir

Have a great week!! 🙂