Week Of September 25th

Posted on

We thought we escaped September’s heat but it came back at the end of September 🙁  The kids were troopers at the end of the week when the heat in our room was close to 90.  It looks like we will have a hot Monday and Tuesday and then things will start to cool off.  Please make sure to send your child with a water bottle this week.  After this week, we will rely on the drinking fountain for our classroom drinks.

Due to computer issues, the kids were not able to NWEA test last week.  Therefore, we will be testing reading this week on Tuesday, Math this week on Wednesday, Science this week on Friday and Language next week.  The good news is the computer lab is air conditioned 🙂  The bad news is, that’s a lot of testing!  When all the testing is complete next week, I will send home scores.

As you may have noticed, checked work comes home periodically throughout the week.  Your child should be putting this checked work in the Leave At Home side of the take home folder.  Any homework or work that needs to be returned will be placed in the Bring Back Side.  Please check and clean out your child’s folder nightly.  Again, thank you for looking at homework assignments and signing the planner when you see that your child has completed the assignment. 🙂

ON THAT NOTE, hopefully you saw that your child has a social studies quiz tomorrow on “where he/she lives”  This includes, continent, country, state, county, city and street.  I have included a picture of the two things that were sent home for them to use as study aides.

We will have our first MATH TEST on Friday this week.  It will only cover telling time, elapsed time (how much time has passed) and reading a graph.

Finally,  We had our annual Pinwheels For Peace celebration this past Tuesday.  I have included a few pictures 🙂


Week Of September 18th

Posted on

We made it through our first full, busy week of school! 🙂  I enjoyed meeting so many of you at the Howard School Welcome Back Picnic and/or Open House.   Thank you for all the kind words and support these past few days.  It’s been a very smooth start!

This week we will be NWEA testing in reading and math.  The kids will test in reading on Wednesday morning and in math on Thursday afternoon.

We will also start spelling this week.  Your child will bring home the spelling list on Monday.  The test will be every Friday.

Thank you for making sure to sign your child’s planner each night and look at his/her completed homework.  I will be giving short practice assignments each night Monday-Thursday.  Anything not completed in class will need to be brought home for homework as well.  The kids are expected to read on the weekends and nightly if time.

I sent home book orders with your child last week.  If you are interested in ordering, please either send in your child’s order to me with a check made out to Scholastic Books (no cash please) OR you can order online at Scholastic.com using my class code HCCDM. All orders need to be made by Monday at midnight.  Or sent in with your child on Monday.

Remember, our gym days are Tuesday and Thursday this year.  Please make sure your child has gym shoes on those days.  Music is on Wednesday and Friday.  Art is Monday and library book checkout is Friday.

Looking forward to a great week with your child 🙂


Week Of September 11th

Posted on

Welcome to a new school year!  I am delighted to be your child’s teacher this year.  The children are doing a great job learning 3rd grade expectations and are getting used to the routines of our classroom.  It’s always an anxious time, starting a new year with new classmates, a new teacher and in some cases a new school!  I hope your child is feeling comfortable and secure in our classroom.  Please never hesitate to let me know if your child is having any issues adjusting.

I will be sharing new information with you with weekly updates on Fridays.  I may need to update other days as well, but expect most of my updates to take place on Fridays.

This week we have the Howard Back To School Picnic Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Open House on Thursday from 6-7 pm

Our special class schedule is as follows:

Monday- Art, Media

Tuesday- Gym

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- Gym

Friday- Library book check out and Music