A couple of quick notes:
I am not very familiar with twitter but have decided to try to tie this in to it. So ...I hope I am doing it correctly, and it may be a great learning experience.
I signed my class up for a Mystery Skype through the Jackson County ISD. I do not know what classroom we will get, but hopefully it will be a great opportunity for the class to check out another classroom, maybe even an international classroom!
The year is flying by! I can't believe October will be here NEXT WEEK! With October comes our first field trip. It is Wednesday, October 2. Just a reminder that students will need to pack a lunch for the trip. They may also bring snacks for the bus ride and money for the gift shop. I will admit though, the gift shop is kind of expensive, so kids don't usually buy much there. If your child get motion sick/car sick, please, please, please give him/her medicine before we leave.
If you are chaperoning, I will have your group names to you Wednesday morning. I will also be sending directions home with your child. Google maps will direct you to the musuem, but sometimes it shows a more difficult route. Be prepared to pay for parking. If you park on the street, you will need quarters, quarters, and more quarters. There is a lot also. I will see if I can find out the parking fee.
Many thanks for helping with our trip.
I have had some trouble posting items. Hopefully, that is all taken care of. Students have been given their spelling lists. The current list will be held over next week, then students will receive new lists weekly. The lists are located on Spelling City, which all the students know how to access. Students also receive paper copies.
Each night students should be reading for at LEAST 15 minutes and should
On October 2, the 5th grade will be going to the Michigan Science Center. Look for information coming home today if you did not receive it already.
Yesterday was the first day of school, and the 5th graders exhausted me! They are a great group and were very well behaved. Being so tired must be my age catching up with me. We spent most of the day going over rules and procedures, getting to know each other, and getting used to going back to school. Normally, students will have their planners to show you. However, I didn't have them take them home last night.
Today, we worked on daily language pages, brainstorming writing topics, and students completed a free-write. In social studies, we began vocabulary. This was very tedious because I have a very specific way I want the vocabulary set up. Therefore, I am sure the students were ready to pull their hair out. The only homework students have is bringing pictures and photos to personalize their writers' notebooks.