I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead! You can find the NEWSLETTER here. All the upcoming events, important dates, and current academic information can be found on the newsletter.
We are continuing our practice of addition and subtraction and will have our assessment at the end of unit two so we can include a review of time and place value as well as addition and subtraction. This assessment will also include word problems and two-step problems with addition and subtraction. You will notice on the report card there are fewer math grades than ELA grades because of the practice needed prior to assessment versus ELA where we complete more activities on more topics within a unit and assess the topics as we wrap them up.
If you have not paid for field trips, please do so as soon as possible or contact MelissaStrong@icimagine.org for scholarship or payment plan option information. We have another trip coming soon and hope all champions can join us for the fun!
We are in need of a few supplies and a couple of books I have posted on the Amazon Wishlist. Certain items you purchase, I am willing to let you have back at the end of the year so your champion can take on with them if you would like. We also still need a few snacks that are gluten/nut/dairy free. Thank you so much for the donations you have already sent in.
Thank you to those who have kept sick children home. I know it’s tough to stay home with them sometimes but with all the illness we have had so far this year, I truly appreciate you all being proactive and helping the rest of us stay as healthy as possible.
Reminder: Students are only REQUIRED to work through ONE Newsela passage per week. If they work more than 3 they earn a star for each passage. I also reward stars for going the extra mile and working through powerwords and written response options. If these activities are available on the passage, it will be stated. I add new passage options each week so there is a diverse selection for all students to choose from, they are not supposed to be trying to work through them all. Let me know if you have any questions about Newsela or XtraMath. We have another Addition fact master on XtraMath
Also, in my questionnaire, no one reported there were any holidays you did not want or will not allow your child to participate in so we will be decorating mini trees for Hospice to share with their patients to add a little cheer to them as they face a very challenging time during this holiday season. We need MINI ornaments, light kits, bells, etc. to decorate them. I am hoping to have small groups decorate them. I was going to allow them to use noodles or cheerios for stringing but since they have to be transported, I didn’t want them to fall apart in the process. I am hopeful they will arrive as beautiful as they are when we make them. The kiddos love it, it’s for a great cause, and we will take lots of pictures to share with you so you can see too. Thanks in advance for your donations and if I have extra, I will send them back to you so you can return them. **I bought a few items today at Michael’s and they currently have a 40% off coupon for any regular priced item and the mini kits are $5.99 regularly priced so you can use the coupon and get a great deal. Thanks again for the help, we couldn’t do it without your support.
Conferences are wrapping up. If you want to meet with me, please schedule a time in one of the remaining slots. If you are unable to meet right now, I can certainly plan to call you or meet at another time that works better for you.
HUGE shout out to Lucas for testing for his green belt this weekend! He was focused and rocked his form! Pictures to come soon!! Don’t forget to check out the culture project pictures if you haven’t already. They are really awesome! Please let your champion know to tell me about any events they have coming up in their life if they would like me to attend!
Please sign up for October Teach and Learn slots if your champion would like to participate. Micaiah’s snake was super cool last month!
That’s all for now (that I can think of :)), thanks for your time.
Secret Code: Jamal ordered 12 cookies that cost $1.50 each. He paid with a $20 bill. How much change did he receive from the cashier? (Hint: This problem has 2 steps you must work to solve.) Show me your work and your answer.