I hope you are doing well. We had a week full of academic challenges and fun times too. During the week we had class meeting discussions about “self-control,” learned how to identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story, studied the long – e – sound made by ee/ea, learned about collective nouns, continued working on narrative writing—particularly, writing about “small moments,” and studied the three states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas).
Important Upcoming Events
9/16/18—Sunday—The NESF Great Skate at Sparkles, Smyrna, on Sunday (9/16) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. See the attached flyer for more information.
9/20/18—Thursday—Performing Arts Field Trip at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Marietta High School. PLEASE IF YOU HAVE NOT TURNED IN THE PERMISSION SLIP (4 STUDENTS MISSING), SEND IT WITH YOUR CHILD ON MONDAY—ADDITIONAL PERMISSION SLIPS WHERE GIVEN TO THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT TURNED IT IN.
9/20/18—Thursday—2nd Annual Nickajack Multicultural Night, join us to celebrate the awesome diversity of our school and community on Thursday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. There will be crafts, performances, games, and lots of food. This is a free event.
9/24 to 9/28—Fall Break—the school will be closed during the break.
The students received their weekly homework packet today and it is due next Friday (9/21/18). I told the students yesterday that they could use the time generally dedicated to their “morning work” to do their homework, and to ask me any questions that they have related to any part of their homework packet. If for any reason your child needs more time to complete the homework please let me know.
The spelling test is on Friday (9/21/18). This test will be on the words included in the homework packet. Today we had the ee/ea spelling test and 17 out 20 students scored 100%!!
Curriculum Next Week
Reading—Beginning, Middle, and End (cont.)
Language Arts—Irregular Plural Nouns and Reflexive Nouns
Writing—Narrative Writing (cont.)
Math—Place Value, Comparing Numbers, and Ordering Numbers
During the last two weeks I missed a few of your emails and for that reason did not give you a prompt reply as you deserve, and as I generally do. I apologize for that, and want to reiterate that communicating with you, answering your questions, and clarifying any concerns is extremely important to me. I have a son in 5th grade and the other in high school, and I would be annoyed if an email to one of their teachers goes unanswered for days. I also want to remind you that besides my email, you may also text me at 404-933-2228—as I explained during meet and greet and open house, this is my preferred way of communicating. However, email is also perfectly fine.
I hope that you have a great weekend.