We  have entered into our second month of school. I am so proud with how well the students are learning procedures and routines. We have really been working hard. I have done my initial assessments of each students pre-literacy & pre-mathematical knowledge. Progress reports will be coming home on Thursday, October 6th. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss them. 

Homework: I have sent home the 1st week of corrected homework and noted where improvements could be made. Please make sure your child is completing homework correctly & neatly, by checking over their work and reading all directions. The Pacing Guide that is sent home on Mondays will tell you which pages need to be torn out of the Orange homework book and completed during the week. I have been providing the math homework in the folders. I’m hoping to send home the math books soon.  If your child is having any difficulty with the homework, or you are unsure of the directions, please reach out to me so I can help.

STAR FOLDERS: These folders should come to school on Thursdays so the paper decodable books can be placed in them for weekend reading. (Please tear out the decodable stories every week from the orange book and send to school, we will find the words and read them in class before they go home on the weekend) The Decodable books should have the STAR Words circled and colored yellow. Your child should be reading these books at home at least 4 times for fluency. Return the half sheet on Mondays and your child will earn a book to keep at home.

Some important dates to remember:

Monday, October 10th , NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

Friday, October 14th,  Walk a Thon, 12-1 pm

Wednesday, October 26th, Field Trip- Lincoln Park Zoo

Monday, October 31st, Halloween Party & Parade