I hope that everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. This is what we will be working on in November:
Math: We will be working on unit 3. On Back to School Night I gave you the Table of Contents from the math journal. This will show you exactly what we will be learning in each unit.
LanguageArts: Treasures Unit 2 is called Our Families Our Neighbors. During the first week of this unit we will explore what makes a good neighbor.
Spelling: We are working on spelling dictation, word families, and high frequency words. Our spelling lists are in the homework packet and the spelling tests are onFridays. Please study the spelling word lists every week as part of your child’s homework. You can pull the list off ofthe back of the homework packet and keep it at home.
Science: We will be learning about the fourseasons and fall weather.
Social Studies: We will be learning about customs,traditions, and differences between life today and long ago. We will also be reading Native American stories and legends.
Art: We will be exploring the art element of line.
Computer Lab: We will continue taking Accelerated Reader Quizzes, and learning an online program called Education City. This program has a variety of games that will give your child practice with reading,writing, and math skills.
q Homework is due on Fridays, and your childwill receive a new homework packet on Friday. If I send homework back to you marked incomplete or incorrect, please correct or complete the homework andreturn it to me in the homework folder on Friday. I will then mark the homework as completed inmy records.
q Please have your child wear or bringtennis shoes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday because these are our weeklyPE days.
q Library Books are due on Wednesday. If your child doesn’t return their books byThursday, they will not be able to check out new books on Thursday.
Ø November12: No School for Veteran’s Day
Ø November13: Harry the Dirty Dog Play Field Trip
Ø November15 and 16: Early Release Day 8:30-1:01
Ø November19-23 No School Thanksgiving Break
Ø November19-20 Parent Teacher Conferences
Ø November26 Food Collection for people in need begins
MorningDrop Off Time
Duringthe morning drop off time many parents are staying on school campus tosocialize and wave goodbye to their kids before the start of a busy day. The Leitch Staff feels that this is importantfor parents to do, however it is making it difficult for teachers to passthrough the large crowds of parents in order to get to their classrooms. Whenthe 8:15 bell rings, teachers are on the playground for recesssupervision. We are asking parents tosay their goodbyes at this time, and to make their way off campus tosocialize. If parents leave after the8:15 bell, it will be easier for teachers to walk out to the playground to pickup their students, and for everyone to walk to their classrooms. Thank you for your cooperation.
I am looking forward to meeting everyfamily face to face during our November parent teacher conferences. I haveassigned everyone a 20 minute time slot on Monday November 19th orTuesday November 20th. I senthome the notice of your time slot in the Leitch Folder yesterday; it is printedon yellow paper. Please review your timeslot and return the bottom portion of the notice as confirmation that you willbe there, or that you need to reschedule. Thank you to those who have already returned it. If needed, I will reschedule with you usingemail.
During your conference time we will goover your child’s report card and discuss areas that need improvement and areasof strength. I will explain how I’mworking with your child in the classroom and what you can do at home to supporttheir learning.
ØStudentsof the Week for November:
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Thankyou to the parents who volunteered to help in room 8 during October. It isnever too late to volunteer, so if you are interested please send me an email email@example.com