Monthly Archives: September 2013
This morning we introduced our first spelling list, and we want to share some basic information on how it all works with the lists and tests.
- Each week our spelling lists focus on a specific rule.
- Spelling lists are introduced on the first day of the school week. Not all words will be tested.
- Test is on the last day of the school week and is 20 words.
- Ten words will be premarked on the list.
- The other ten will be from the list or assignments following the same rule.
- Instruction on the spelling rule will occur daily in class.
- We encourage 5-10 minutes of study per night, or as needed.
- Spelling is part of the Writing grade on report cards.
If you have any specific questions, please feel to contact us.
As you probably have noticed, our students now have their new bookbags. This year’s bags are a bit sturdier and roomier than in years past. To help minimize EYST costs, the bag your child received is expected to last two years rather than the traditional one year. If a bag becomes lost, please contact Mrs. Reed, Mr. Evers, or Mrs. Mitchell in regard to purchasing a replacement.
The bags can be washed and bleached. It would be best to hang dry them, but if you place them in the dryer, it would be a good idea to dry them inside out so as not to damage the lettering. Please do not iron the bags as this will also damage the lettering. Let us know if you have any other questions regarding the book bags.
We had a great first day today. Besides going over rules and procedures, our students participated in a mixer activity, used iPads to participate in a poll about math facts, constructed a line plot graph, and began using student planners.
Just a reminder that the first math timing is due tomorrow. Directions are printed on the back side of the timing sheet.
Finally, be sure to sign up for Remind101. Details are on the information slip included with the parent packet given out on Supply Night or sent home today with your child.