Nursing Home Visit 10/30- the 4th grade will also be visiting the nursing home on the day of the carnival. We are trying to confirm the time with the coordinator there but our plan is to go from 10:30-11:30, come back eat lunch, and head straight out to the carnival. Students may wear their costumes to school all day that day. Keep in mind costumes need to be school appropriate and not too gory.
Homework Policy- just a reminder that homework is not optional. This includes reading 20 minutes per night. Please encourage your child to use the homework planner as a guide and to check it every single night. Homework that is turned in late will go down half a grade for each day that it is late - even if the student did the assignment and forgot it at home. Part of doing homework is learning responsibility.
Gradelink- please make it a habit to check gradelink weekly. Assignments that are over 2 weeks late will note be accepted. Students may re-take quizzes and tests that they scored below a 75% on. Students who wish to re-take tests must make an appointment with me and let me know at least a day in advance so that I can have a copy ready for them.
Oops Slips- students will receive an "oops slip" if they forget their iPad at home or if it is not charged (among other school-wide infractions). Two oops slips result in a parent e-mail or phone call, 3 slips results in a 30 minutes detention to be served that day after school. This is per trimester. Everybody forgets to charge their ipad once in a while, it is not the end of the world. But if it becomes a pattern, then the student will have to deal with the consequences. Thank you for your support.
Science Test this Friday - we used a supplemental text for unit 1 of science. We read and took notes on this information in class. If students would like a copy of that text to re-read have them talk to me after school. The study guide was sent home last week and is also on my website.
Chapter 3 Math test next Thursday. This chapter went very quickly, it is a lot of review!