August will be a month of learning procedures as well as school and class rules. I will be using a program called Class Dojo to track student involvement in class and inform parents of activities and up coming events within the classroom. I encourage all parents to accept the Dojo invitation when it comes to you via email or telephone text.
Orientation will occur on Tuesday, August 9th and the first day of school is on the 10th.
Our first Early Release day will be on Wednesday, August 31st.
Labor Day will be our first holiday on Monday, September 5.
Students will bring home their binder every night and parents are expected to look at the calendar for information and initial on the date. Students receive class points for helping to keep you and I connected. Notes for me and from me will be located there.
Homework will be in a packet form handed out at the beginning of the week and due back at the end of the week. This allows you to fit review and study time into your busy schedules. Please do not do all the work in one night even if it looks easy. Review is more valuable if stretched out. I also encourage at least 20 minutes of reading nightly. Students will be A.R. testing weekly! Fluent reading and comprehension skills are important to your child's success.
Graded work papers will generally come home on Mondays. However, the school may send home notices or flyers during the week so please check the binder nightly.
Attendance is important. The tardy bell rings as 7:40 and students are expected to be in the classroom at this time.
It takes a village to raise a child and I hope we will be a strong community, connected and in communication to increase your child's success this year.