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Announcements

Needs  
Kleenex, Paper Towels, Wipes, etc.  

Some items on our supply list will need to be updated and replaced during the school year.  For health and safety, please send Kleenex and paper towels often during the year.

 

School fees  

School Fees are $10.00 per student.  We need to have this fee to cover materials needed for the classroom.  We need to replace consumable materials such as construction paper, notecards, pencil sharpeners, and keep up to date on learning materials for center activities.  If $10.00 is not possible all at once, consider sending $5 now and $5 later on.

 

Homework Policy  

Homework will be given on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  There may be need for additional homework on a Friday as well.
 Every day, it is recommended that your student read 20 minutes and practice multiplication facts.  We will be focusing on critical thinking skills during our  math, writing, and science times.


Tips for learning at home  

This year we  are really going to be hitting literacy hard! It is important to have you child reading everyday. Also, be sure to ask your children questions about what they have read. This will promote critical thinking. Be sure you are asking "genuine questions", or questions that can't be answered with a simple yes or no. When students explain their understanding, they reinforce what they already know, and challenge new learning for better comprehension


Learning at Home  

Parents,

Please have your child login to Lexia and Study Island at home to extend and reinforce the learning that takes place at school. Links to these websites are located under the links tab and directions for login are included.