It has been a fantastic first week of school. I appreciate your patience as we begin our new year. Getting to know our students, making them feel comfortable, and helping them establish new friendships are our top priorities! Building classroom expectations and routines take time and help ensure a smooth, successful year.
Arrivals: When students arrive at school, they can enter the building as early as 7:20 am. Morning work begins promptly at 7:30 am with announcements starting at 7:45 am. The tardy bell rings at 7:45 a.m., and students must be present at this time. Any student arriving after 7:45 a.m. must report to the office for a tardy slip.
Dismissal: Discuss a consistent place for your child to meet you after dismissal. Thank you for having a plan in place.
Snack anyone? We will have snacks right after recess at 9:40 a.m. Please help your child choose a healthy snack to bring to class each day. We also welcome students to bring a water bottle. On days when we have inclement weather or the heat index is too high, we will have a break in our day for indoor recess. The safety of our children is foremost in our minds.
Paper Piles: The beginning of every school year means lots of paperwork for teachers and parents. Please help me by completing all paperwork and returning them to school as soon as possible. I am not able to turn in any office papers until I have a class set so I would really appreciate your help in getting it all in this week. My desk and I thank you!
Wish List: Please feel free to take a posted item from our wish list wall located outside our classroom. Thank you to those who have already made a donation!
Supplies: For individual checking purposes, please purchase a red ink pen for your child. They do enjoy checking their own work.
Parent Meeting: Back to School Night will be Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm This is a very important informational meeting for parents and for that reason we ask you to make arrangements for childcare. We look forward to seeing you there.
Monday, Sept. 1 - Labor Day/Holiday
Tuesday, Sept. 2 - All About Me Banner is Due
Tuesday, Sept. 9 - PTA meeting at 6:30 pm/ Open House at 7:00 pm in my classroom (Room 205)
This Week's Learning:
Math: Multiplication and Division Relationships. Please review with your child all multiplication facts 0-12 for instant recall.
Reading: Fiction with focus on characterization
Writing: Personal Narrative: It is a Short, Short Summer
Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions you may have throughout the year.
We are going to have a fabulous fourth grade year!
Enjoy the holiday weekend,