CLASSROOM INFORMATION AND POLICIES
ABSENCES If your child is gone for more than one or two days, please contact me to see if there is any homework that can be completed. If you have planned vacations please inform us of your plans at least a week prior so we can send work to be completed.
BIRTHDAYS Students are welcome to bring in treats for their birthdays!
BOOK ORDERS Each month I will send home book order forms. Book orders are completely optional, but it's a great way to buy quality books at discounted prices. Look for the date to be returned on the front or back of the order form. Please use checks only. As well, you may order online.
Link: Scholastic Book Order
Class User Name: LandryA7
FAMILY ACCESS: I would like to encourage you and your child to check Family Access regularly. Family Access is a great resource for you to regularly access your child's progress. As well, it is a great tool that promotes student's positive study skills and responsibility for their own learning.
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS I welcome volunteers in the classroom. Please feel free to email me or stop by! Volunteers will also be needed throughout the year for parties or special events and field trips.
FRIDAY FOLDER Starting the second week of school, a folder of your child's work will come home every Friday. Please find a special place at home where your child can put it for you to review. Keep the corrected work, sign the folder and return it with your child on Monday. I will be keeping all of your child's writing and some art, which will be part of his/her "Me Book" at the end of the school year. Watch for PTA and correspondence from the school and/or district to come home on Wednesdays.
PLANNER Each student will have a planner that will come home nightly and return to school every day. All assignments due for the next day will be listed. Please support your child by reviewing the planner nightly and checking to make sure all assignments, due the next day, are completed or already turned in.
HOMEWORK Research says that reading daily increases comprehension and fluency. Therefore, we require each child to read at home at least 100 pages (chapter books) a week. Because of the benefits of additional reading away from school we will not be assigning homework other than unfinished work, practicing math vocabulary, multiplication/division facts and nightly reading. Please encourage your child to do these activities on a regular basis.
SCIENCE We are very excited to be teaching science. Lessons will include inquiry, many hands on experiments and investigations, student to student interaction, reflective thinking and reading and research. Students will using the science section of their binders to journal and record data, list new vocabulary and plan and record their investigations. This "Journal" should stay in their binder all year and not be removed.
SCIENCE WEBSITE: Our science Curriculum provides a wealth of resources for teachers, students and at home. Visit the website at www.eduplace.com/sct/