• Important Dates

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 3/16/2022

    Here is a link to the field trip form that was sent home last week.

    Field Trips and Testing Dates

     

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  • Conference Q&A

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 11/10/2021

    Instructions to access Clever:

    Go to mcpsmt.org > Click WebConnect >Click Clever

    Login using username starting with 29---@student.mcpsmt.org (students should know their passwords)

    From here they can access iReady, BrainPop, Google Classroom, etc.

    Envelopes (and grades)

    Please return the empty grade envelope so that I can resue in the spring.  As the fall continues I will start filling in grades on the report card.  I will plan on sending a copy home before winter break so that you can keep track of progress.

    Homework

    Math homework will come home each Wednesday and should be returned by the following Monday.  Students should also be reading for at least 30 minutes at home each day.

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  • Academic Themes

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 10/28/2021

    What are we learning in November:

    • Math - place-value and decimals
    • Reading - choose a new genre
    • Writing - Informational reports
    • Science - Yellowstone ecosystem - elk and wolves
    • Social studies - the 13 colonies
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  • Battle of the Books

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 10/11/2021

    Battle 1:

    • Amina's Voice, Khan
    • Ban This Book, Gratz
    • Because of Mr. Terupt, Buyea
    • Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers, Reed

    Battle 2:

    • Fish in a Tree, Hunt
    • Night Gardener, Auxier
    • Real Friends, Hale
    • Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Angleberger

    Battle 3:

    • Diamond Willow, Frost
    • Flying Lessons and Other Stories, Oh
    • Jake the Fake Keeps it Real, Robinson
    • Space Case, Gibbs
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  • What are we learning?

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 9/16/2021

    We finished Charlotte's Web and now we are reading Night of the Spadefoot Toads.  This book ties into our writing unit (narrative writing) and also ties in with science (ecosystems).

    Next week students will be taking the Star reading test and then we will be starting small reading groups.  Check in with your child to see what genre of book they are reading.  The goal this year is to branch out and try something new.

    In math we have been reviewing multiplication, area and perimeter and we will be starting a unit on volume next week.

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  • Weekly update

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 9/6/2021

    Happy Monday!

    Here are a few announcements and answers to questions that I have received:

    • Homework- this year students are expected to read for at least 30 minutes a day for homework.  Beyond that they should not have any regular homework.  If they are not responsible about completing weekly tasks then I will reach out to let you know that they need to finish over the weekend.  **There will be occasions when a larger presentation needs to be finished at home but I will provide ample time for these.
    • Specials- we will go to specials for a week at a time this year.  Check the montly calendar in the green folders to know when kids need gym shoes.  Library check-out day will be every Tuesday!
    • Snacks- We have snack time every afternoon.  These snacks are not provided.  If you would like to send in extra snacks in case kids forget, please send something in that is individually packaged.

    Here are some things we learned about last week:

    • We are reading Charlotte's Web as an introduction to narrative writing.
    • Students have practiced writing opinion paragraphs, pursuasive essays and short fiction.
    • We did a cooperative STEM paper tower challenge.  It was a lot of fun to watch the students work together.
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  • Band/Orchestra Info

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 9/2/2021

    Band and Orchestra Information

    We will have an instrument demo on Friday (9/2)

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  • What will we be learning about?

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 8/25/2021

    At the beginning of the year we will be learning our classroom routines and learning about each other.  Some of our first concepts and themes will include:

    • Narrative Writing
    • Ecosystems
    • Multiplication Review
    • Safe use of technology
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  • School supplies

    Posted by Sarah Lee on 8/24/2021

    We will be using mostly shared supplies this year.  Please try to send the listed items but if you can't find something I'm sure we will have extras!

    Supply List

     

    1. Students will need 4 notebooks of any kind (composition books, spiral notebooks, etc.)   We will need these by the 3rd week of school so if you don't have them you have time and I do have some extras.
    2. Headphones!  We use headphones so please send them as soon as possible.  Again, I have some extras but not a whole class set.  Earbuds are fine too - whatever your child prefers.
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