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Welcome Back to school! We are off to a great start. I am so glad to be traveling with each of you!
During the month of August, Our focus has been on Force and Motion. Ask your child about the roller coaser we made.
Beginning in September, we will be discussing Government.
We have lunch from 10:30- 10:55 each day. Please feel free to join your child for lunch.
This year we are using A weeks and B weeks. All students will have PE 4 days a week. Please remember water bottles for P.E. It is very hot.We have specials from (12:15 -12:55) Your child will have either art or music each week. If he/she has art during week A he/she will have music on week B. Our class is split into 2 groups. This should make for great inclusion opportunities.
Please read with your child for 20 minutes every night! Each marking period the students will have a personal A.R. goal.
Remind him/her of the A.R. incentives:
1st Grade - trophy at 75 points
All Grades - T- Shirt at 100 points
Our class incentive- pizza party for everyone who achieve his / her A.R. goal.
Our Class Mission Statement:
We are the strong, smart, happy, thoughtful, special, and hardworking friends in Ms. Pollock’s class. We will use the 7 Habits to help us get stronger and smarter every day. We will never give up. We know that mistakes help us learn. We will always try to be kind and helpful.
We will continue to learn about and practice the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.
I am in charge of me.
I am responsible.
I choose my actions, attitudes, and mood.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
I plan ahead and set goals.
I know what I want to accomplish and plan how I will do it.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
I spend time on things that are most important.
I work then play.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
I look for solutions that will benefit everone.
I am kind to others.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
I listen to other people's ideas and feelings.
I try to see things from their viewpoints.
I listen to others without interupting.
Habit 6: Synergize
I value other peolple's strengths and learn from them.
I know that together we can do more than each of us can do alone.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.
Habit 8: Find Your Voice
Homework is important part of your child's learning. Homework should never be a major stress. Let's work together to try to make it FUN! The goal is to increase your child's engagement. If your child is resistant to completing the assignment in the homework folder, please use homework time to engage with your child. Use books to stretch language skills. Count objects of high interest to your child. Make it fun. Please jot a note in the planner and your child will still get his homework star.
All students should read with a parent for 5 -15 minutes a night. This can be A.R. books or a parent reading to his/her child. Please complete the reading log that will be in your child's homework folder.
All students have also received a set of sight word flash cards to use for practice. (These are located in the student's binder.) Please try to make practice a part of your daily routine.
The homework folder will be placed in the student's binder on Monday and removed on Friday. This helps me as I individualize the homework packets.