So, this week is not only the week of Halloween, but there is also a full moon. Hang on to your hats folks. It's going to be a crazy one!
All parents are welcome to come hang out with their child during the party (2:35-3:25). Students are welcome to bring their costumes to school on Friday (no violent costumes, please). They will be given about 10 minutes to use the bathrooms to change into their costume prior to the party. There will be no costume parade this year.
Our last evening of parent-teacher conferences will take place on Tuesday, from 5:00-8:00. Please check your scheduled time and let me know if you need to reschedule. It is extremely important to your child's success that there is good communication between home and school. Conferences are an important piece of that communication.
Just to clarify, Tuesdays and Fridays are baggie book days. If your child finishes their baggie books, they are to come home with new ones on Tuesday and/or Friday. Please let me know if they do not receive new ones and they should have. If they have NOT finished their baggie books, they should still bring them to school on Tuesdays and Fridays for a check in.
As homework, your child should read 20 minutes per evening minimally. Their baggie books should be part of that 20 minutes. The reading log should reflect their baggie book reading. It seems there has been some confusion from parents as to how the baggie books are to be used at home. I hope this clarifies things. If not, ask!
Parent-teacher conferences will begin this week and wrap up next week (5:00-8:00 10/19, 10/21, 10/27). You should all have received a half sheet of paper with your conference time written on it. Please let me know ASAP if your time needs to be rescheduled. Communication between home and school is arguably the most powerful way to ensure your child's success in school.
This past week has been spent doing lots of just-right reading. I am pleased that students are beginning to recognize for themselves when a book might be too hard or too easy for them. Current research shows just-right reading is the most effective method of improving your child's reading abilities. In math we are continuing our introduction to multiplication facts. All facts for 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 9, & 10 have been introduced as well as ways we can use those facts to help determine multiples of 6, 7, & 8. It is important that students memorize their multiplication facts as quickly as possible. Ace Multiply, 9X9, Splash Math, and Susi Monster are all appropriate iPad apps to use for this purpose.
Finally, please remember we are collecting pledges for our annual Jeffers Jive Monster Mash. There are a few changes to the Jive this year, due to building construction and parking constraints. Information has gone home with details. If you have questions, the Jeffers Parent Organization Facebook page is a good resource. \
This also means there will be some changes to our class Halloween party. For any parents who have who volunteered for our Halloween party, I will send out a follow-up email soon.
Thanks and have a terrific weekend!
Today your child should come home with some important information. The first thing you will want to check out is your child's third grade school photo. We've sure got some cutie patooties in room C4!!! Next you should see a half sheet of yellow paper with your child's scheduled time for fall parent-teacher conferences. I did my best to accommodate requests and siblings, but I'm far from perfect. So, if your conference time doesn't work, just let me know and we will reschedule. It is important to your child that we work as a team for their success. Also, please look for information for this year's Jeffers Jive Monster Mash. There will be some small changes in our usual Halloween routine this year and you will want to be informed.
Just some reminders:
Thanks for all your support!!!!!