Next Week

Next Tuesday Santa will be visiting our class.

Friday will be our Holiday celebration. I am working on a signup Genius for needed items.

December

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. All of the students seemed ready to come back to school. I missed their smiling faces.

For the students who attend other classes. It is important that you are checking the teacher’s blog for updates, homework, etc. I do not always know or report on what they need.

Class News

I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween. Students came to class on Thursday very well behaved. Great job.

We are currently working on:
Reading: Read180 and Recycle Comprehension topics. Continue to think about what recycle item you will design.
Math- Ratios. What are the 3 ways we can write Ratios? 3 to 5 3:5 3/5
Language Arts- Writing process and organizing our ideas. We built a hamburger graphic organizer.
Science- States of Matter Solid Liquid Gas and what happens when Thermal energy is applied or removed.
Social Studies- 6 Georgia Regions. Blue Ridge, Ridge & Valley, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Upper & Lower Coastal Plains. We are making a Georgia Regions Book.

Red Ribbon Week Starts Tomorrow

Red Ribbon Week
This Year’s Theme: Life is Journey, Travel Drug Free

RED RIBBON WEEK is from Tuesday, 10/23 – Wednesday, 10/31. As part of this week, all of our students are invited to participate in Spirit Days to celebrate our choice to be DRUG FREE.

*** Listed below is everything you need to know about Red Ribbon Week. PLEASE make sure to pass out the items on the days listed in your homeroom. Items will be delivered this week with the exception of those noted below. I would suggest assigning a responsible student to help you remember and to pass out the items each morning. Thank you so much for helping to make this a great Red Ribbon Week for the student body.

*** Extra items will be left in the front office if any classroom comes up short on any items. ***

Oct Blog

Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed your little break. The students have told me some exciting stories.

LA-Tomorrow we will have a writing activity about Fall Break. Please help your child by reminding them tonight about the details of what you all did.
MobyMax- Please don’t forget to have your child complete 30 min. of MobyMax each night.
Science- Tomorrow will be the Living-NonLiving Summative- students will make a poster to demonstrate their knowledge.
Over the break, you and your child should have brainstormed and researched a “Recycle Design” that you would be willing to make. It needs to be functional. Thank you CB for bringing me a picture of your design. Can’t wait to see it.

See Homework Tab

Recycling STEM Initiative- Getting our students involved and designing.

Students will have STEM homework over the break.

NEWS For September 10-21

RECYCLE DAY October 20 9:-3:00 Please promote this to friends and family as our class is the one hosting this event as part of our STEM initiative.
NOT THIS SATURDAY But October 20. This is just a sign we made.

8/27 NEWS

Parents,

Students have a performing arts pamphlet in their binder. Please fill out and return. We have performances throughout the year and if these forms are not returned, the students cannot attend.

Also, Picture day is Sept 5. You can pay online or there is a form in the binder.

Cooties- it’s already that time of year. Students are getting sick and sharing their cooties. Please make sure you are keeping your child at home if they have or have had a fever within a 24 hr time period. 3 of our 7 students are sneezing and complaining of earaches.

Start collecting your recycle items, our class is hosting upcoming Recycling Day at LMS. Please see our Facebook page for information. More information to come. Also please share the information with community, friends, businesses, and churches…..we want your junk for a small donation.

NOT THIS SATURDAY……MORE INFO TO COME

Classroom Updates

Parents,

I am sure the children are telling you they are taking lots of “tests” and they are! At the beginning of every year, I put the students through a battery of tests/assessments to see what they have retained and where they are academically. I will be providing you a chart of all their pencil paper tasks. We will be able to go over the results at their IEP and during conference week if you wish to have a conference at that time.

Most of the data comes from the BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills. You will be able to see their strengths and weaknesses from the subtests given.

Moby Max is also providing me with valuable data on what the students can/cannot do. Thank you for those who are making sure students are completing their 30 minutes of MM each night. I am able to see exactly when the students are logging on and all their achievements/fails.

Readworks.org is also available each night for reading skills. This site may require more help from a fluent reader in the house. You are welcome to support your child in reading all week. Stick to just one article a week.

Our Coffee Café deliveries begin next Wednesday. We are only allowed to deliver once a week this year. Mr. Bailey is brainstorming other ways for our students to gain job skills. We will be going on CBIs this year….we are so excited!!!! During that time, we will ask that parents send in money and a grocery type list for students to make purchases that you may need from the particular store we visit. CBI – community based instruction.

Any questions, feel free to ask. PLEASE send in a doctor’s note within 3 days after your child is out of school. It will be unexcused after the 3 days.