The class meeting was a great success today. The students helped develop a consequence for turning around and distracting others from working. At the end of the meeting, the students did another fabulous round of compliments and “thank you’s” to each other for a job well done in various ways. Several students were recognized for their helpfulness, and fairness with others. It was so nice to hear such kind words. I know it always makes us feel good to receive a compliment and encourages us to continue making good choices in the future.
Don’t forget, Fitness Friday is coming up! We will run the mile again and try to beat our time from last week. Everyone did an outstanding job on the first mile run of the year last week! Such great athletes we have! I can tell everyone wants to live a long, healthy life.
Reminders: Holiday (Labor Day) on Monday, September 6th. School will be closed. Also, Friday, September 10 is a minimum day. We are out at 12:20 pm.
Homework 9-1: Reading- RRL, Math- Practice 2-4, Spelling- Sentences with words (all 20), Social Studies- USA packet 1-2 pages of your choice (DUE SEPTEMBER 9TH!). If you are behind on Social Studies, pick up the pace! You may need to work over the weekend as well.
What are some goals you would like to reach? Successful people always have goals they are working towards. When they reach their goals, they make new ones to obtain. Goals can be short-term, or long-term. What is one goal you have for this week? How about a goal for this trimester? What do you need to do to reach that goal?
Homework 8/30: Reading- RRL for “Class President” selection, Math- Practice 2-2, Spelling- S+V pp. 8-9
Homework 8/31: Reading- RRL, Vocabulary- “Class President”, Drawing Conclusions Worksheet, Math- Practice 2-3, Spelling 5x each words missed, Social Studies- Finish Longitude/Latitude page started in class.
* Class Meeting tomorrow. If you have concerns you would like addressed, please put them in the box for the meeting.
Homework 8-26: Reading- Reading Response Log, Spelling- 5x each, missedd words only, study for test tomorrow, Grammar- CLAS pp. 4-5: Nouns. All Emergency Forms are Due if you haven’t returned them already. If you are interested in the GATE/Accelerated Program at Reese, please return your permission slips ASAP. If you need information, please see me for a packet.
KUDOS! The class continues to prove themselves as responsible, respectful students both inside and outside of the classroom. As we begin to pick up the pace in class and for homework, everyone has excepted the challenge well.
Fundraiser: On Monday, we went to an assembly to introduce us to our first fundraiser of the year. Fundraisers are the only way our school has to make money to support the wonderful assemblies, and extra curricular activities around Reese. If everyone sold just one item, we would be able to make a lot of much-needed money for our school. If you are able to participate this year, please help us out. But remember, please be safe and don’t sell to people you don’t know!
Fitness Fridays!: Every Friday, as weather permits, we will be running the mile. Please make sure you are dressed for success! Where comfortable clothes, and tennis shoes. Everyone will participate unless I have a note from the doctor or parent notice. In the spring, students will take place in the Presidential Physical Fitness Testing, and running the mile is one component of the testing.
Upcoming Dates: Thursday August 26- MATH TEST Chapter 1! Thursday September 9- SOCIAL STUDIES USA packet due, September 10- MINIMUM DAY
Homework 8-24: Journal- Free Write, Math- Free Response Practice test, Science- worksheet # 4 and 5, Spelling- ABC Order, Reading- Response Log
A little late (Back To School Night), but here is the homework for today:
Homework 8/19: Math 1-2, Sign handbook pages 24 and 26
Back to School Night is on Thursday night at 5:30. We will start in the Multipurpose Room and then move to the classrooms from there. It is preferred that students stay home and only parents attend. This way, parents have an opportunity to listen carefully to class guidelines and expectations for the year. A schedule has been created to help ensure parents are able to visit multiple student classrooms. See everyone tomorrow night!
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Today we had our first class meeting of the year. We went over procedures and expectations in the beginning. Then we walked through a concern one student brought up in the meeting. After discussing and agreeing on a logical consequence using the Three R’s, we ended with compliments. I am so impressed with this class’s maturity level and respect for one another. It is clear that everyone wants others to succeed! I can’t wait for our next class meeting, next Wednesday after lunch. I know they will keep getting better and better.
KUDOS! We had 6 students “Quiz Out” of math homework for the first lesson tonight!
Homework 8-18: Math – Practice 1-1 (unless you quizzed out), Journal – complete today’s topic, Social Studies- page 3 of the packet.
Today was another great day in class. The students worked very hard on their assignments and showed great respect by working quietly so that others could finish their entry math assessment and complete fluencies. Tomorrow we will continue with assessments and work more of our normal routine into the day.
Back to School Night- Thursday at 5:30 pm. Parents only please. This is an opportunity to find out about our class, curriculum, and expectations. Students should not attend. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Homework: Journal- Free write 1/2 page or more. Social Studies- Map packet; page 1.