9.16.2018 Each week, usually on Sundays, I will be updating the web page and sending you an email with the update on it. I do encourage you, however, to continue to use the webpage as a point of reference.
I think we had a great first couple of weeks of school. I very much enjoyed starting to get to know your children and believe we will have a very productive, informative and gratifying year. Please let me know if I can do anything to help your child get more out of 4th grade.
Back to school night is coming up on next week on Tuesday, September 25 (Not this Tuesday, but next Tuesday). We are having it from 6:35-7:05. Please let me know if you can’t make it at 6:35, so we can make other arrangements for you to get the information I will be sharing, especially information about our new report card. *Please note that this is a parents-only event.
On Thursday, your child got our first spelling list to study. It does not look like the typical “pretest” kind of list. Your children sorted their spelling words on Friday morning and then brought them home to start studying. The test will be given on Thursday, September 20 (not the 21st like the paper says). Spelling words will usually come home on Friday afternoons to give students 6 days to study for the spelling test on Thursday.
At home journals start this week. They will come home on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, it will depend on the day your child chooses. I will be taking your child’s journal once a week and either reading it or reviewing it. I expect your child to write in it at least 3 times a week for 10 minutes. We have written a few times in class so I know what “10 minutes of writing looks like” for your child. ;)