Thursday, September 29, 2011

Almost October!

Parent Teacher conferences are next week. I have discussed this with all my classes. I encourage them to attend, hopefully they have talked to you about it. Conferences will be Wed & Thurs, 10/5 & 6, from 4 - 7 pm. All teachers will be available in the commons for parents who attend.

I have offered the October book orders to students. I am asking that they are submitted by Wed., 10/12. Every order submitted electronically gets our class library another free book!

Fall Break is Thurs. & Fri., 10/13 & 14. There is no school...hopefully you will have some fun family activities scheduled!

Language arts students need to start planning to do a book review or a commercial before 10/28.

Social Studies students will begin studies of Mesopotamia and then Egypt very soon!

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First Big Test

Wow! I can't believe how quickly the year is already going...we are ready for our first unit test in Social Studies - Geography. The students did really well on their pre-test, showing me that they already had the basics down, and we just needed to learn a few more concepts to add to our knowledge. We've focused on Elements of a Map, different Kinds of Maps, and where the 3 Climate Zones can be found. Our test will be this Friday, Sept. 16. We will spend Thursday reviewing, but students should study a few minutes every night this week for their study to be effective!

Also due on Friday is our Island Map. We will work on this especially today (Tuesday) in class, to be sure our rough drafts are completed and ready for a final copy. This will also help us to review our information for the test, since it requires knowledge of the oceans, latitude and longitude, elements of a map, and even climate zones!

Book orders where submitted Friday night, so I expect them to arrive the end of this week/beginning of next week. I will distribute books here at school to those who ordered through our classroom. Thank you for helping our class library...every time a parent orders online, I can get another free book to add to our collection! I appreciate the support :)