We are finishing up our first math unit this week. We will be taking a test on the unit content on Friday morning. I have made recommendations of modules on IXL for students to review. These recommendations are highlighted in the Math section of IXL. We have been working on reviewing in class as well. Please let me know if you have any questions.
If you are interested in helping with our Halloween celebration, please follow the link below. Feel free to visit our classroom even if you are unable to sign up. I know parents with multiple children enjoy being present in more than one classroom that afternoon.
In order to learn more about decomposers, we are conducting an experiment on mold. Some students have eagerly volunteered to bring in items tomorrow, and you’ll find this item listed in their planner. These items, such as cheese, salt, and fruit, should be easy to find at home. Simply help your child slice (or pour) the item, then seal it in a baggie or another appropriate storage container. If you do not have the item your child wishes to bring in, do not worry or feel the need to rush to the grocery store. We should receive enough items to make our experiment a success. Thank you so much for your help!
We have finished up our first Social Studies unit for the year. Students will be tested on this material on Friday, October 11. Today we worked on completing a study guide for the test. The completed study guide can be found here. Please encourage your student to spend some time studying for this test throughout the week.
Field Trip Chaperones: If you are interested in joining us for the Outdoor Discovery Center field trip, return the bottom portion of the letter sent home this week by Monday, October 7. I will contact those interested early next week with further details.
National Bullying Prevention Month: October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Our newly elected student council has weekly challenges and discussions related to bullying planned for the entire month. Look for parent updates in the DES newsletter. In order to kick off the month of activities, students are encouraged to wear a blue t-shirt on Monday, October 7.
Homework: Homework packets are due on Monday. Please encourage your child to read every day over the weekend.
DES Clubs: Check your child’s backpack today for information regarding after school clubs. Club forms are due this Friday, October 4!
Outdoor Discovery Center Field Trip: Our class will attend our first field trip at the ODC on Thursday, October 24. If you are interested in attending, please fill out and return the bottom portion of the letter as soon as possible.
PowerSchool: If you haven’t done so already, please update your child’s PowerSchool account. Up to date information ensures that we are able to get ahold of you if necessary. Be sure to complete the portion of the account that requests permission for your child to attend field trips. Without completing this part, we are unable to allow your child to leave the building.
Homework: Students are off to a great start with homework. Continue to encourage your child to put forth their best effort. In addition to this weekly work, students should be reading at home 20-30 minutes every day.
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day. Picture envelopes were sent home with students a few weeks ago. Even if you choose not to order or if your order is placed online, please return the envelope to school with your child. If you need a new envelope, they are available in the office.