EDUCATIONAL UPDATE # 1
Week of August 27-30, 2018
Welcome to the Labor Day weekend! We have had a fantastic start to the school year in room 103. The last four school days have given me an initial opportunity to get to know your child socially, academically, and emotionally. Based upon the last few days, we are going to have a very productive year. Welcome aboard, students and parents!
Speaking of communicating, I can be reached at school by phone (775-8887) or email
(firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions or concerns thus far, please let me know.
Upcoming school events can be seen using the LSS Public Calendar on the school website. I have started to post nightly assignments on the LSS webpage under “Staff Webpages”.
Students will be writing in the “Weekend Notebook” once a week. Please respond to your child’s letter and return the Notebook as soon as possible (preferably Monday). In addition to this weekly letter, students will be submitting entries into their writing portfolio. For example, we worked on a paragraph describing a “Who Am I?” picture page on Tuesday and Wednesday. We also wrote about one of the Growth Mindset stances, “persistence”. In a few weeks, we will even begin corresponding with students from PEA.
I have been impressed with the use of the assignment book by the students. I’d like everyone to have chosen a fiction book for the month of September by early next week. If you have any questions about the monthly book report activity, please see the information sheet that was passed out this week to your son/daughter (entitled “Read, Read, Read Some More”).
The STAR Reading Assessment will be given next week. Reading groups will not be established until the 2nd week of September.
Thanks for donating wipes, tissues, markers, pens, glue sticks, and hand sanitizer. We just may have the most sanitized room in the school.
Looking ahead, I am in the process of organizing our first field trip of the year, an adventure to the Sandy Point Discovery Center in Greenland. We will be visiting Sandy Point in October.
Mark your calendars, the LSS Open House will take place on Thursday, the 20th, from 6 - 7:30 PM. Lastly, there will be an instrument demonstration for all 4th grade students this Tuesday, the 4th, from 9 - 10:00 AM.
I hope your child has enjoyed the first week of school. He/she deserves a four-day weekend.
See everyone on Tuesday and don’t forget to return all of the office notes as soon as possible. Fondly,