Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Newsletter

October News

     The school year is off to a fantastic start!  I'm really getting to know each and every one of your children!  Here are some important dates to remember!

Thursday, October 5th @ 6:30 - Bring Your Parent to School Night at Northwest!
Monday, October 9th - School is Closed for Columbus Day!

October 18, 19, 20 - Picture Day - Schedule is TBD

Thursday, October 19th @ 6:30:  Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!  Please join us for a fun and festive night!  Send in your slips to RSVP and let us know if you will be bringing a food to share at the party!

Math News
     In class, we have begun our math unit on multiplication.  We have been practicing the math facts on Moby Max every single day.  At home, please have your children work on memorizing their multiplication facts using flash cards, or have them go to the MOBY MAX website and choose the fact fluency icon.  They can also go to the Math icon to work on skills they need improvement on.  The students then earn virtual tickets they can use in the daily sweepstakes to win REAL PRIZES! 

Reading News

     The children have been practicing doing a lot of really great mind work!  In class, the students are working on reading for longer periods of time without taking breaks to use the bathroom, get drinks of water, or chat with a friend.  The skills they have been learning are how to ENVISION the story in their mind and how to make deeper PREDICTIONS based on what they have learned from the events and characters in the story.  They should not just tell you what they think will happen next, but also explain WHY they think that will happen.

Writing News
  The class has been working on writing personal narratives about a small moment.  We used the mentor text Come On, Rain by Karen Hesse to learn how to make small moments into BIG moments.  The students are working on adding details, descriptive and interesting words, and dialogue, while also focusing on text structure.  They are also working on building their stamina for writing and staying focused the entire time. The students are typing their stories using Google Docs, and they are so motivated!  Ask you child what they are writing about!  The more they talk about their stories with someone the easier it will be for them to write about it.  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Back to School Night!

Don't Forget...
Tuesday is 
ENL Night at 5:30
Back to School Night at 6:30

See You Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Calendar

September 13:  Board of Ed. Meeting @ 7:30 PAMES

September 19: ENL Parent Night @ 5:30pm

September 19:  Back to School Night @6:30

September 21-22:  School is Closed for Rosh Hashanah