Students set up classroom expectations and practiced procedures each day. We practiced how to line up, transition from groups to gathering space, bathrooms, passing out papers, collecting papers, sharpening pencils, copying HW, morning routine, recess and lunch procedures. There is so much to learn and practice to create a positive class community.
Each night you will need to sign your child's HW so that we know you have seen the HW and it is completed. We are setting up healthy work habits for your student. Communication is key. Please jot us a note in the agenda or email us if you ever have any questions or concerns.
Students have started moving through the writing process on their Bio Poem's they are creating for Open House. In math we started with place value and every student should know their multiplication facts. Students should be bringing their math journal home nightly to look and read the vocabulary words from notes they have taken in class. This week we will build study skill lessons into to the day in order to help them become lifelong learners and set up healthy work habits.
Please send in your paperwork so that we can turn it into the office. This week we will dive into routines and procedures with our technology. Please make sure your child has signed the ipad agreement and you have signed the edmodo permission. Students will be doing quite a bit through edmodo and Discovery Education this year.
Thank you for a great first week and we look forward to many more,
Wanda Hanley and Sue Parent