**Please send your child's daily folder each day.  Please put notes in the clear zippered pouch.  If it is an attendance note, please date the note, put the reason your child was absent, put my name on the note (Mrs. Draizin).  Please send a note with your child in the morning to change the way your child goes home.  I cannot guarantee I will see an email prior to dismissal.  I usually check my emails after the students have gone home for the day.  If you are sending money for a field trip, please send a check when possible for the child's exact amount.  If you send cash, please send the exact amount in an envelope labeled with your child's name on it.

    HOMEWORK FOLDER - this goes home Friday with completed work for the week and homework.  

    Students should read or be read to 20 minutes per night.  Students will be encouraged to read books on MYON (the computer will read the book to the child) in addition to a parent reading to him/her each night.   My suggestion is 10 minutes on computer in addition to a parent reading a story each night. 

    Math practice packets will go home at the beginning of each math unit.  Students will have 2 weeks to complete the packet and return it. 

    Each skills book we use for ELA has a home component also.  These will go home stapled together as we get to each unit.  These packets are extra home practice for work we are doing in the classroom. 

    We do occasionally have projects:  ex:  100 day float

     MYON - you may have your child access this on the student portal.  Passcodes went home on the paper that said do not throw away at the top.  Students receive rewards for reading the books on MYON.

    ixl - you may have your child access this by typing ixl.com and bookmarking it for your child.  He/she will need to put their lunch number for both their passcode and username.  Please do not help your child with the program or allow an older child to do your kinder's work on ixl.  There is no grade for this and it does not benefit the younger student.  The student will not be able to do the work at school when this happens. 

    Smartyants - you would put www.smartyants.com, click on the login site.  Bookmark the site.  Put my name as the username:  jeanettedraizin and your child uses his/her lunch number as the password.  Please, again do not help your child complete the activities at home.  The program was leveled for your student and does not level down with each user.  It was customized at the beginning of the year for your child.  

     I've had a couple parents inquire about the our Fall Festival Booth.  I will be out of town that weekend with grandma duty.  I will send home a note when items are needed throughout the year.  I also have a teacher account at school which parents may put donations in.  If you wish to do this, just send a check with a note advising funds to be deposited for Mrs. Draizin's class.

    ** Sept. 25th - Early Release - Students are dismissed at 12:00.