Upcoming Dates:October 11 - No School - Professional Development for teachers
October 14 - No School - Columbus Day
October 18 - Dragon Dash - Flyer to come home this week with more information
October 23 - Early release (10:35) Conferences - Battle of the Books Kickoff
October 24 - Early release (10:35) Conferences / Evening conferences 5-7pm
Reminder that the public library does not open until 2pm on Mondays.WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ON THE BATEMAN / BALL TEAM THIS MONTH?Reading/Writing-Students are working on skills focused around their reading habits- Book groups will be established to guide in practice of reader's workshop lessons.Students are working with Narrative Essay writing and journal topics in during writier's workshop.Book Orders : class/team code: NTQCPMath-Topic 3- Multiplication propertiesUSE IXL to support extra practice on this skill.
Introduction to geography
Study mapsScience-Phyiscal Science- Students are learning about different characteristics of energy and motion.
Students will use technology some days to complete assignments.
Words Their Way- Weekly sorts focus on word study and patterns. Check your child's agenda for the weekly list.COMMUNICATION:Our team uses DOJO to communicate daily. We send pictures of our homework board and daily reminders.HOMEWORK:Please remember as we get into the school year and homework demands increase, NO student should spend more than 1 hour on homework. We trust that by fourth grade a good homework routine is in place. DSU, Club, and Before and After Dark all offer a Homework time for routine and structure if needed. We assign homework that should only take (40 minutes) if they have studying to do add 10 minutes to the daily routine. NO STUDENT should be working on homework for more than 1 hour.HERE is a guideline on the nightly homework layout:READING: 20 minutes OR Read TheoryMATH: 20 minutes Usually a worksheet (even or Odd) OR online optionSocial studies/ Science: 10 Minutes (study skills when preparing for a test)
Donations requested:See our Welcome Back letterRegarding sick notes for your child: An unexcused absence means that the school has no documentation that the absence was for illness or family emergency. Alden School requires that families provide notes when a child has returned from an absence that explains the reason for the absence. Excused absence notes may be handwritten and sent in with the student or emailed to the school nurse, Kathy Carney, at [ mailto:email@example.com ]firstname.lastname@example.org. In the case of excessive excused absences, the school may ask for further documentation from a physician.
MS. BALL'S class will have Tuesday lunch group with Mrs. Jones. Different students will rotate in to this group weekly. They eat in her room instead of the cafeteria.
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