- Your child will stay with me for all subjects. We will have one paraprofessional that will be coming in and helping students (Mrs. Melin). Mrs. Elomaa will also be in our room daily providing support facilitation for several students.
- We have PE on Wednesday - Thurday, so students should wear their tennis shoes to school. They are more than welcome to change shoes.
- We have Music on Tuesday and Art on Monday.
- Library check out will be every other Thursday.
Writing: This is the year for FSA writes. This is a state test that will require students to read two articles and then respond using text evidence to support their writing. The goal is to create a 5 paragraph essay that is organized and informative. Spelling will not hurt scores terribly as long as their writing is decipherable. Organization, sentence structure and text evidence will be key. We will be working hard all year to prepare your child for this assessment.
I hope to give you a chance to get involved and show your child that you value their school work. I highly recommend that you sit with your child during homework time (20 minutes - not longer) and work with them. Have them explain their answers to you and help them if they have questions. Work should be done in their handwriting. Have them read to you and remember to ask questions throughout. Give them the opportunity to show you what they have learned.