Our Class Newsletter
Each Week I send home a Newsletter. Please review for any updated information! I'm looking forward to a Wonderful and Fun 2017-2018 school year!
Mrs. Carpenter’s Classroom News
Week 28, March 5 – 9, 2018
30 Phonogram review. Please spend time going over the phonograms, orally and written. Students are held accountable for proper letter formation.
Spelling words for this week should be in your child’s blue folder in a sheet protector. The list should be kept in the blue folder at all times as we use it in class. Please review sentence homework and worksheets. There should not be a significant amount of errors if the work is being checked at home.
The story for the week is “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in Flint Holds Fire. Please remember to study vocabulary daily. It is important that your child is reading daily. This means aloud as well as silently. Children become more fluent readers if they read frequently.
Concepts for the week include
- measuring and drawing line segments to the nearest quarter inch
- parallel line segments
- finding the missing addend for a sum of 100
- making change from $1.00. No test this week.
We have started Unit 5. Students received a study guide. Please review daily. Tentative test date is March 23rd.
I have modeled the animal report. The model your child brought home was not be checked for accuracy, but rather for format and any obvious errors. Students were expected to copy my work accurately. Please keep the model to use when helping your child with their report. Please use the forms provided to help gather information prior to writing the report. If you have questions, please ask. If you need more paper, please ask.
3/8 Read In
3/9 March Book Report Approval Form Due
3/12-16 Spring Break – No School
3/19 Morning Assembly
3/21 Report Cards
3/30 Poem Due
Book Report Due
4/2 No School – Spring Day Recess
4/6 Spirit Day
Students are marked on the following handwriting criteria:
- All letters sit on a baseline.
- Letters should be close but not touching.
- Rounding conforms to the curve of a circle.
- Lines begin at the top and are straight and parallel.
- Letters that go below the baseline go the same distance below the base line as above it.
- Letters or parts of letters are of two sizes. Tall letters are double the height of short letters.
- Dots and crossbars are tiny, formed just above the midpoint and are formed in the direction in which we write.
Spring Festival – Thank you to all the parents who were able to volunteer. Your help was truly appreciated.
Box Tops – please collect these! This is a great way for the school to earn extra money.
The fastest way to contact me is via email. I will respond within 24 hours. You can also send notes on the green sheet.