Monday, September 21, 2009

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please remember that if you signed up for the PTA Breakfast, it is this Friday morning.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held next Wed. and Thurs. (9/30 and 10/1) from 4:30 pm- 7:30pm. Both days will be full school days, all conferences will be held after school in those times. I look forward to meeting everyone.

Our next break from school will be Fall Break, Friday 10/16 - Monday 10/19.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sept. 11 and other news...

Parents - Today in class we are watching the BrainPop video about the September 11, 2001, attacks and having a short discussion. It is hard to believe that it's been 8 years - I found myself getting choked up listening to the remembrances on the radio this morning.

We will be working on our Map Your Own Island maps today. I expect that they should all be complete to turn in on Monday.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week I will be at a professional conference in Las Vegas with a few other teachers from our school. Mrs. Williams will be the substitute teacher again for my classes - I really appreciate her! Some of the students are wanting to retake or make up their Geography tests next week. Please allow Mrs. Williams to decide when she is available for that. I will be back on Thursday and Friday, students may come before or after school any day when I return.

I hope all the students are enjoying their Thunderbolt time this session. Remind them that they need to maintain their grades in all their classes AND make sure that all assignments get turned in AND have good citizenship. Any one of those areas with an issue can have a student in Interventions for 2nd session (9/29 - 10/23). Our Take Charge goal for next week is ORGANIZATION! Please check your child's planner each day to make sure they are using this valuable tool...

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Parents -
Tomorrow, Wed. 9/9, we will be showing a video of the President's remarks to America's school children in social studies. I encourage you to watch the video/broadcast yourself first and make a decision about whether you want your child to view the speech. I will attempt to link the video to my blog, but for now, here is a link to the written remarks. Please read and/or watch before making your decision. We will have a short class discussion, but will not be participating in the suggested curriculum which has been controversial.
President Obama's Remarks in written form

Here is the video link to watch the speech. I will be skipping part of the introduction, to focus on the President's message. YouTube - President Obama's Message to American Students

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Geography Test tomorrow

Please be sure to study for your Geography Test tomorrow. Also, tomorrow is Picture Day (bring your order forms and money with you) and Scholastic Book orders are due for me.

Have a happy 4 day weekend, Fri 9/4 - Mon 9/7!