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  • ITBS testing begins Monday and continues through Thursday. PLEASE have your child here on time since our testing begins immediately following announcements. If at all possible, please do schedule any appointments during this time; it is hard to make the tests up without them missing class. Having a good breakfast and a good night's sleep will help ensure a better outcome.  Thank you for your help with this!!
  • It is very difficult to adjust the air conditioning; please have your child bring a sweatshirt to wear if they get cold. Don't forget, we should all have the new gray sweatshirt, and please put your child's name on the tag.
  • We will be doing a book talk/project once every 4-6 weeks. This will be discussed in class and of course, dependent on the size of the book your child is reading. It is my goal to increase our child's ability to stay on task and to be able to read quietly for 30 minutes to read at school. It will greatly help your child retain what is read if you would ask him/her about the book every couple of days.
  • We use several online sites for learning and reinforcement. Spelling City is used to practice and review spelling words. They will have an assignment that needs to be completed within 2 weeks. It is all connected to the website.  We also use ReadWorks and Epic for reading; this too is an online resource which will they will have assignments to complete. Sciencea-z, Legends of Learning, and Mystery Science are connected with our science program--all also online and will have assignments connected to them.  We have practiced getting onto these sites in class. Their login codes are on their binders.  
  • In Spelling they are expected to know how to spell the words and know their definitions. 
  • My expectations are that the children follow the dress code, work is turned in on time, and that they arrive on time. We begin class immediately following announcements. 
  • Students should bring a healthy snack; we do not eat lunch until 12:35 this year. There is a list of suggested snacks available on EduConnect.
  • If you have any questions o problems, please be assured I will do anything in my power to help your child. It's the part of the job I love the most.
  • Thank you for entrusting me with your child's education. I will do my very best to bring the joy of learning into their lives.
Remember that Spelling tests (spelling and vocabulary definitions) are taken on Wednesday. The work they do on is due at that time. If they begin an assignment, they MUST finish it or they do not get the credit for the work.  The website will show how much has been completed.  (this is for reading and science)