Letter to the Parents:
An important thing you can do for your child is to model a love for learning at home. You as parents can think collectively with your child to improve their learning at home. You can start by making the most of your home for after school enrichment. Think like a teacher is the first step in making your home an enjoyable learning environment for your child.
Here are a few ideas: Put a hundred chart on the refrigerator, put letters, numbers, and sight words on the refrigerator, have the child make a grocery list, put the list in ABC order, practice spelling and math facts while eating dinner, and play scrabble to work on spelling in a fun way.
The more ways you help your child learn at home the better his/her understanding of new information will be.
Good luck and let me know how these things are helping you at home by dropping me a line via email. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thanks for caring,
Mr. Washington/ Contact me at
Website of the week - http://www.softschools.com - Use this website to help you strengthen your reading and math skills.
Notes from the Teacher:
ENGLISH - For all students receiving one hour or more of reading services, student will now receive reading instructions through a research based reading program called, Corrective Reading. Each class will be working in a different workbook completing assignments after reading the story. This program will be taught everyday provided no interuptions via field trips, school programs, and any scheduled program that will remove half of the class from the classroom.
ENGLISH - For those student receiving less than one hour of reading services, we have a structured schedule every week. Guided reading and vocabulary will be taught on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while spelling, and writing will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday. We are currently reading a story called How Glooskap Found Summer. Activities will consist of reading journals, vocabulary graphic organizer, summaries, and identifying literary terms in the story with explanation.
Vocabulary for the week - compare, spell (seasons), leader, problem, solution, and sequence.
Spelling words also varies from class to class. Each student should a list of their spelling words for the next upcoming spelling test. Students are allowed to take spelling folders home to complete the spelling activities. PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST PERIOD CLASS WILL NOT HAVE SPELLING WORDS.
Reading logs will start being due the third weekk of October, 14, 2013.
Math, For the week of October 2 thru 11, students will be working on adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals, solving one step word problems, and computing exponent numbers. Students will be allowed to use math journals for tests until further notice.
Math Envision will no longer be offered within the classroom. If you would like for your child to practice math at home using this computer program, please send me a note and I will send home the instructions as to how to access the program.
decimals, exponent, base, rounding, whole number,
Save the Date:
October 2 and 3rd "in-class AIMS progress monitoring"
October 4th, math quiz using math journals
October 15th, student picture ID for students who pay
October 24 and 25th, 4th grade field trip to Horizons
October 28th, students off