Just a reminder—I will not be at school tomorrow, so I wanted to get my newsletter out early.
DON'T FORGET...HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS TOMORROW!
IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER INFO
Your child brought home a fundraiser packet today. All students will attend an assembly tomorrow to explain the details of the fundraiser. Our Fundraiser will conclude on OCTOBER 3rd. There is something new this year that you will want to make special note of even if you do not want to participate…
Inside of your child’s packet there is a coupon book. Every student MUST bring their coupon back in original condition unless you plan to purchase it. Our school will be charged for every missing coupon book. If you do not plan on participating you may send the entire packet back anytime after Monday (I would rather my sub not have to collect these if possible).
I will be giving each student the DRA over the next two weeks. This is the formal assessment we use to determine what instructional level your child is currently reading. We have started guided reading groups based on where each child ended in kindergarten. This will just help us be sure they are placed with the correct group and reading at the correct level. After I am finished assessing, I will let you know what level your student is reading so you can help them select appropriate books. Students should be reading at a level 20 (K) at the end of first grade.
This week we worked SUPER hard on our habitat posters with our groups. We became experts on our assigned habitat and designed a poster to present to our class. Some of us got a tad nervous having to teach our friends but everyone did a GREAT JOB!!!
1. How are crocodiles and alligators different?
2. Why do the lights flicker when there is a storm?