Bray's Class Assignments

  • fallWelcome to Week 9 -  October 3 - 7, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you! 

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom. 

    **IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. Your child can do this at home and needs to complete 45 minutes in each subject, plus 2 lessons each and every week.  This is a MAJOR grade.  Please make sure your child is doing this.

    Reading - We have finished Maniac Magee, and all children were able to take an AR test if they wanted to. This week, we'll read Eliza's Diary.  This is in our reading books. This week our focus is theme. I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a test on this story, Friday, October 7th. We will continue to practice literature circle roles.  More information about this will be sent home soon.  We will start literature circles in the second nine weeks of school. The children will vote on the book they want to read in literature circles this week. 

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, October 4th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  This week, on Thursday, October 6th, the children will take "synonyms/antonyms" for a minor grade.  The following week on Tuesday, October 11th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Thursday, October 13th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  We will take this test on Thursday because our fall break will begin on Friday. 

    English -  This week, we will continue with chapter 4 and learn about writing a narrative paper. We will learn the qualities that go into writing good papers including organization, voice, main idea, grammar and mechanics. The rough draft will be "tag'd" on Monday, October 3rd.  The revised paper will be due on Thursday, October 6th.  On Friday, October 7th, we will begin chapter 5 and learn about pronouns. 

    Spelling - We are taking a week's break and working on getting IReady and our writing papers finished. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

     

    appleWelcome to Week 7 - September 19 - 23, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

    Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    **We will have OPEN HOUSE on Monday, September 19th from 6-8.  This will be a "come and go" event.  Please come and see what your child's been doing so far this year.

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will continue reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  Please ask your children about it.  They are really enjoying this book.  We will read chapters 33 - 39.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each. These novels can be brought home and reread.  Please encourage your child to do this. This week our focus skills are theme and main idea and supporting details. I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this part of the novel Friday, September 23rd.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many, many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 20th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  This week, on Thursday, September 22nd, your child will take synonyms/antonyms for a minor grade. The following week on Tuesday, September 27th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Friday, September 30th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  

    English -  We will continue chapter 3, which is a review of prepositions.  We will have a test on chapter 4 on Tuesday, September 20th.  We will begin chapter 4 on Thursday.  We will continue writing our first short paper.  This week, we will write a final copy of our paragraph and begin writing our first narrative paper. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: earth, peer, twirl, burnt, smear, further, appear, worthwhile, nerve, pier, squirm, weary, alert, murmur, thirsty, reverse, worship, career, research, volunteer, yearn, engineer, interpret, dreary, and external. Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words), and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week. 

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Welcome to Week 6 - September 12 - 16, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    **We will have OPEN HOUSE on Monday, September 19th from 6-8.  This will be a "come and go" event.  Please come and see what your child's been doing so far this year.

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will continue reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  Please ask your children about it.  They are really enjoying this book.  We will read chapters 22 - 32.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each.  This week our focus skills are main idea and supporting details. I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this part of the novel Friday, September 16th.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 6th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  This week, on Tuesday, September 13th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Friday, September 16th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  

    English -  We will continue chapter 3, which is a review of prepositions.  We will discuss prepositions and prepositional phrases. We will have a quiz on Friday, September 16th. We will continue writing our first short paper.  We will "TAG" the writing on Thursday and work on writing the revised paper.  When we "TAG", we T- tell something we like, A - ask a question, and G - give advice to help our friends improve their paper. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: glory, aware, carton, adore, aboard, dairy, ordeal, pardon, warn, vary, barely, torch, barge, soar, beware, absorb, armor, stairway, perform, former, discard, forfeit, orchestra, rarity, and hoard. Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words), and study.  On Thursday, we will have our regular spelling test, and on Friday, we will have a dictation test.   

    Have a wonderful week!!

     

    Welcome to Week 5 - September 5 - 9, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    ** Enjoy your long weekend!  The children have worked HARD and deserve a break!

    Progress reports will be sent home Wednesday, September 7th.  

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  It is a wonderful book, and I feel like the children will LOVE it!  We will read chapters 12 - 21.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each.  This week our focus skill will continue to be comparing and contrasting. We will begin to compare events - fiction to nonfiction.  We will also compare and contrast events within the story.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this part of the novel Friday, September 8th.  

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, September 6th.  We will read the story, discuss the vocabulary and how the words are used in context, synonyms, and antonyms.  Every day we will review the words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.  On Thursday, September 8th, we will have synonyms and antonyms for a minor grade.  The following week, on Tuesday, September 12th, we will have a minor grade from "complete the sentence", and on Friday, September 16th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.  

    English -  We will continue chapter 2, which is a review of simple subject, simple predicate, adjectives, and article adjectives.  We will have a test on this chapter on Wednesday, September 7th.  On Thursday, we will begin chapter 3, which is a review of prepositions.  We will discuss prepositions and prepositional phrases. We will continue writing our first short paper.  We will "TAG" the writing on Thursday and work on writing the revised paper.  When we "TAG", we T- tell something we like, A - ask a question, and G - give advice to help our friends improve their paper. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: ounce, sprawl, launch, loyal, avoid, basketball, moist, haunt, scowl, naughty, destroy, saucer, pounce, poison, August, auction, royal, coward, awkward, encounter, poise, loiter, exhaust, assault, and alternate.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, day - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling worksheet, Thursday - 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words).  On Friday, we will have our regular spelling test. We will NOT have a dictation test this week.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    appleWelcome to Week 4 - August 29 - September 2, 2022

                          Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    ** Reminder - Crocs are NOT allowed.  Sandals can be worn with a back strap, but crocs are never allowed. Belts must be worn.  Thank you!

    We are finished with "beginning of the year" testing!!

    *Summer reading for new students was recorded over the weekend.  The students were given a great deal of advance  notification.  The books were online, and they were given the opportunity in class to read and answer the questions.

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our first novel.  This novel is called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.  It is a wonderful book, and I feel like the children will LOVE it!  We will read the first eleven chapters this week.  The chapters are ONLY 2-3 pages long each.  This week our focus skills will continue to be comparing and contrasting. We will begin to compare fiction and non-fiction text.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/26.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children received a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 23rd.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day. On Tuesday, August 30th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, September 2nd, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will continue chapter 2, which is a review of simple subject, simple predicate, adjectives, and article adjectives.  We will also begin writing a short paper on "My Favorite Part of Me". The rough draft will be due on Wednesday. We will have a quiz on this chapter on Thursday, September 1st. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: glue, flute, youth, accuse, bruise, stew, choose, loose, lose, view, confuse, cruise, jewel, execute, route, cartoon, avenue, include, assume, souvenir, conclude, pursuit, intrude, subdue, and presume.  Our assignments this week will be Monday - 3x each, day - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - spelling 10 sentences (each sentence MUST be at least 7 words and study for the test.  On Thursday we will have a spelling test,.  We will NOT have a dictation test this week.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    appleWelcome to Week 3 - August 22 - 26, 2022

    T                       Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    ** Reminder - Crocs are NOT allowed.  Sandals can be worn with a back strap, but crocs are never allowed. Belts must be worn.  Thank you!

    **TESTING - 8/22 - 8/25 - IReady beginning of the year testing

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down into a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our readers for the first 2-3 weeks.  This week our story is "Off and Running".  Our focus skill will be compare/contrast.  These first 2-3 weeks will just be a review of last year.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/26.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 23rd.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Thursday, August 25th, we will take a minor grade on synonyms/antonyms. On Tuesday, August 30th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, September 2nd, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will continue chapter 2, which is a review of simple subject, simple predicate, adjectives, and article adjectives.  We will also begin writing a short paper on "My Favorite Part of Me". 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: sign, groan, reply, thrown, strike, mighty, stroll, compose, dough, height, excite, apply, slight, define, odor, spider, control, silent, brighten, approach, require, reproach, defy, plight, and opponent.  We will NOT have homework on Monday because of the IReady test on Tuesday.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study for the test.  On Thursday we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, we will have our first dictation test.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    Welcome to Week 2 - August 15 - 19, 2022

    T                       Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year. 

     Please check folders every single Tuesday.  We almost always have some kind of information that needs to be read and always have graded papers.  Thank you!

    **TESTING - Believe me, I know! STAR results will be sent home Tuesday, August 16th.

    8/15 - 8/19 - ELS beginning of the year testing in math, reading, and science

    8/22 - 8/25 - IReady beginning of the year testing

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle. We also use water fountains. Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading from our readers for the first 2-3 weeks.  This week our story is "Blasting off to Space Academy".  Our focus skill will be text-based elements. These first 2-3 weeks will just be a review of last year.  I will go back and constantly review all reading skills throughout the year. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/19.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 9th.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  On Tuesday, August 16th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, August 19th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will continue chapter 1 in Shurley English.  This is a very easy review on nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. We will have our first test on Tuesday. This should be very easy for everyone.  On Thursday, we will begin chapter 2 which is a review of simple subject and simple predicate.

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: awake, feast, stray, greet, praise, disease, repeat, display, braces, thief, ashamed, sleeve, waist, beneath, sheepish, release, remain, sway, training, niece, terrain, succeed, betray, motivate, and upheaval.  We will NOT have homework on Monday because of the ELS test on Tuesday.  Our assignments this week will be Tuesday - 3x each, Wednesday - spelling worksheet and study for the test.  On Thursday we will have a spelling test, and on Friday, we will have our first dictation test.  

    Have a wonderful week!!

    appleWelcome to Week 1 - August 8 - 12, 2022

    T                       Welcome to Fifth Grade!!! I'm so glad to have so many children in my classroom this year.  Last year, the room was much too empty!

    We passed out fifth grade information packets and test scores at orientation.  If you didn't get yours, they will be sent home on Tuesday.  The fifth grade packet didn't copy correctly.  The corrected version will be sent home on Tuesday. 

    **TESTING - Believe me, I know!  I didn't set this schedule, but we all must follow it.  This week, we will be taking the STAR test.  I'll let you know the following week how your child did and what the AR goal is for this nine weeks.  On Friday, August 12th, we will take two AR tests on summer reading.  These tests will be averaged together and put in the gradebook for a minor grade in reading.

    8/15 - 8/19 - ELS beginning of the year testing in math, reading, and science

    8/22 - 8/25 - IReady beginning of the year testing

    5A (Mrs. Flint's homeroom) has P.E. on Thursday and 5B (Mrs. Bray's homeroom) has P.E. on Friday.  Please make sure, at least on those days, your child has tennis shoes on and something cool (shorts, etc.)

    ***Please make sure your child has a water bottle.  We all use water fountains.  Have his/her name on the water bottle.  Water bottles can be refilled at school. Snacks are sold at school. Your child can ALWAYS bring his/her own snack.  This should be a "snack".  Please don't send a family-sized bag of chips.  

    We WILL have homework this year.  Homework will be written on the board and should be copied down in a planner or notebook.  Homework will be checked for completion.  Everyone should read 15 - 20 minutes each night. All INSPIRE students will go to INSPIRE for one hour daily instead of one entire day.  This will give all INSPIRE students more time in the regular classroom.  IReady will be done in class when work/tests are completed and at home.  Additionally, IReady will be worked on during computer class. IReady will still be a monthly grade.  All students should have 45 minutes and 2 lessons passed per subject, per week. 

    Reading - We will be reading out of our readers the first 2-3 weeks.  The first story is called "A Package for Mrs. Jewls".  This is a very easy read to get us back into the swing of things.  Our focus skill will be narrative elements. We will have a quiz on this first story on Friday 8/12.   

    We will be working hard this year and reading many,  many good books.  Please encourage/force :) your child to read each and every night.  Fifteen minutes a night will make a big difference!  Have them read aloud to you.  This helps with fluency and ultimately will make him/her a better reader. * We will take fluency checks six weeks of each 9 weeks.  These grades will be averaged together to make one major grade at progress report time and at the end of the year.  

    Vocabulary workshop -  The children will receive a new vocabulary workshop story and vocabulary on Tuesday, August 9th.   We will review these words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms each day.  This week on Thursday, August 11th, we will take a minor grade on synonyms and antonyms.  The following week on Tuesday, August 16th, we will have "complete the sentence" for a minor grade.  On Friday, August 19th, we will have a test on these words for a major grade.

    English -  We will begin working on chapter 1 in Shurley English.  This is a very easy review on nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. 

    Spelling - Our spelling words this week are: breath, wobble, blister, crush, direct, promise, grasp, numb, hymn, shovel, gravity, frantic, swift, feather, comic, bundle, solid, weather, energy, stingy, instruct, distress, summit, massive and physical. Our assignments will be Monday - 3x each, Tuesday - spelling worksheet, Wednesday - 10 sentences - each sentence needs to be at least 7 words long and study for the spelling test.  

    Have a wonderful week!!