Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 31 - September 4

Important Dates
7 - Labor Day - No School
18 - Progress Reports
25 - Teacher Workday
29 - Picture Day

Important Reminders
  • Homework starts this week. Students should complete one spelling activity each night from the Homework Grid and turn in all activities on Friday. Students will also begin working on writing weekly reading reflections about the book, or books, they are reading independently for their 40 Book Challenge goal.  It is not a summary, but their thoughts on what they are reading. They can work on them during class time or at home.  They are due on Fridays. 

Homework 
Monday: Spelling Activity & Read 20 minutes
Tuesday: Spelling Activity & Read 20 minutes
Wednesday: Spelling Activity & Read 20 minutes
Thursday: Spelling Activity & Read 20 minutes

Tests/Quizzes
Friday - Spelling Test

This Week...  

Monday
Students will learn what elements make up the Traditional Literature genre and continue reading from the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio. Independent reading time will be given at the end of class. 

Tuesday
Students will learn what elements make up the Fantasy genre and continue reading from the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio. Independent reading time will be given at the end of class.

Wednesday
Students will learn what elements make up the Science Fiction genre and continue reading from the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio. Independent reading time will be given at the end of class.  

Thursday
Students will learn what elements make up the Realistic Fiction genre and continue reading from the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio. Independent reading time will be given at the end of class.

Friday 
Students will take a Spelling test.  They also will learn what elements make up the Historical Fiction genre and continue reading from the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Independent reading time will be given at the end of class.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 24 - 28

Important Dates
7 - Labor Day - No School
18 - Progress Reports
25 - Teacher Workday
29 - Picture Day

Important Reminders
  • Please return completed Orientation forms that have a sticker as soon as possible. 
  • Students will take a reading assessment beginning Monday, August 24th.  If students need more time they will have class time on Tuesday, August 25th to finish the assessment.  

Homework 
Monday: Read 20 minutes
Tuesday: Read 20 minutes
Wednesday: Read 20 minutes
Thursday: Read 20 minutes
**Spelling Homework will begin August 31st.  
**Weekly Reading Reflections for the 40 Book Challenge will be due each Friday beginning the week of August 31st.  Students can work on the reflections at school, or at home, during the week to be ready to turn in each Friday. 

Tests/Quizzes
Monday: Reading Assessment
Tuesday: Reading Assessment (if students need extra time)

This Week...  

Monday
Students will take a beginning of the year reading assessment. If students do not finish, they will have time to finish on Tuesday. 

Tuesday
Students will have time to finish the reading assessment if they didn't finish on Monday. 

Wednesday
Students will put together their Language Arts Binders and begin listening to a read aloud of the novel, Wonder by RJ Palacio.   

Thursday
Students will begin a short two week unit on the different genres of literature.  By the end of the unit, they will learn what elements make up each genre and be able to identify the genre of a book by reading its summary. We will continue the read aloud of the novel, Wonder by RJ Palacio.

Friday 
Students will begin learning about the Poetry genre.  We will continue the read aloud of the novel, Wonder by RJ Palacio. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 17 - 21

Important Dates
Aug 19 - First Day of School

Important Reminders

    • Please return completed Orientation forms that have a sticker as soon as possible. 
    • Students will take a reading assessment beginning Monday, August 24th.  If students need more time they will have class time on Tuesday, August 25th to finish the assessment.  

    Homework 
    None

    Tests/Quizzes
    None

    This Week...  

    Wednesday
    Students will learn about class rules and procedures and participate in activities to get to know their classmates.   

    Thursday
    Students will learn about homework for the year, classroom library procedures, and take a Reading Interest Inventory.   

    Friday 
    Students will finish up introductory activities and take a Spelling Inventory. 

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    2015 - 2016 Supply List

    I hope you all are enjoying your summer break.  For those of you that want to get a head start on getting school supplies, I am posting a link to the list below, or you can go to the school's web page and find it there.  See you in August!

    2015 - 2016 Supply List

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    June 1 - 5

    Important Dates
    June 1 - Wilmington Field Trip
    June 4 - 4th Quarter Awards Ceremony 9AM
    June 4 - End of the Year Celebration 11AM - 1PM
    June 5 - Last Day of School - Early Release @ 11:45AM

    Important Reminders
    Homework 
    None

    Tests/Quizzes
    None

    This Week...  

    Monday
    Field Trip to Wilmington.  Please meet in the back parking lot no later than 6:45AM! Remember to bring a change of clothes, lunch, two plastic bags, and sunscreen. 
     
    Tuesday
    Movie Day: Students will enjoy watching movies today. They may bring in blankets to lounge on while watching the movies. 

    Wednesday
    Electronics Day: Students may bring in their Ipods, Ipads, Tablets, etc.  

    Thursday
    Awards Ceremony is at 9:00AM in the Gym.  End of the Year Party will begin afterward at the park from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.   
     
    Friday 
    Last Day Of School! Students will be released early at 11:45AM. Have a wonderful summer break!

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    May 26 - 29

    Important Dates
    May 25 - No School
    May 26 - Reading EOG
    May 27 - Math EOG
    June 1 - Wilmington Field Trip
    June 4 - 4th Quarter Awards Ceremony 9AM
    June 4 - End of the Year Celebration 11AM - 1PM

    Important Reminders
    • The end of the year is quickly approaching and we are beginning to plan the End of the Year Celebration for the students.  In order to plan for this, we need your input and help. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Google Form below.
    • If you are looking for summer activities or camps for your child this summer, consider signing them up for week-long summer camps at NCS! To learn more, click the following link: http://www.neusecharterschool.org/steam-powered-summer-camps.html
    Homework 
    None

    Tests/Quizzes
    None

    This Week...  

    Monday
    No School - Memorial Day Holiday
     
    Tuesday
    Reading EOG Test

    Wednesday
    Math EOG Test

    Thursday
    Craft Day - Students will participate in making some fun crafts in each class throughout the day. 
     
    Friday 
    Game Day - In the morning, we will play outdoor games. In the afternoon, students will play board games.  If you have any board games at home that your child can bring in to play, please send them in with your child's name labeled on them.  

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

    May 18 - 22

    Important Dates
    May 21 - Scholastic Orders Due
    May 22 - Science EOG
    May 25 - No School
    May 26 - Reading EOG
    May 27 - Math EOG
    June 1 - Wilmington Field Trip
    June 4 - 4th Quarter Awards Ceremony 9AM
    June 4 - End of the Year Celebration 11AM - 1PM

    Important Reminders
    • Tutoring Available:
    Any 3-5 elementary student needing assistance with EOG studies may come on Thursday mornings at 7:45 to the library. Some NJHS members will available to assist students with homework or studying for upcoming tests. Help will be available on the following dates: 
    ·  May 21

    Homework 
    Monday - Test Ready Lesson 5
    Tuesday -  Test Ready Lesson 6 
    Wednesday - Test Ready Practice Test 
    Thursday - None 

    Tests/Quizzes
    None

    This Week...  

    Monday
    Students will finish the EOG Practice Test that was started on Friday of last week.  We will continue the read aloud of the novel, The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin. 
     
    Tuesday
    Students will review the EOG Practice Test they just completed to determine what reading skills they should work on before they take the Reading EOG next week.  We will continue the read aloud of The Westing Game

    Wednesday
    Students will work together to play an EOG Prep game to review reading skills. We will continue the read aloud of The Westing Game.

    Thursday
    Students will work with a partner on EOG Prep review.  We will continue reading aloud The Westing Game.
     
    Friday 
    Science EOG Test