Thanks so much to all the families who donated “brain food” for our testing week. The children enjoyed the extra snack, and it helped keep their tummies from growling during testing. The children did a great job sitting still, being quiet, and thinking through the problems on the test. I was very proud of them.
I hope you enjoyed playing Bump with your student. Bump is a great way to build addition fluency. As the year goes on, we will move to numbers to 20 with three dice AND use number dice instead of dot dice. I find that games are the best tool for helping students memorize math facts.
This week, we are back to normal; so, expect reading homework this week. Also, we will be going to the Learning Commons to check out books on Thursday, so please make sure to send your child’s books back to school by then, if you have not already.
If you have not already, please remember to send in fieldtrip payments this week. Remember, you can pay the first semester balance of $18 now and send in the remaining payment in January. If you would like your child to have a class shirt, it is essential that you send in the $4 t-shirt fee by Wednesday, September 11. T-shirts will be ordered only once, at the end of this week, for students who have paid in advance.
Finally, we will be finishing up our Boosterthon Celebrations this week, according to the following schedule. I will send home reminders in the children’s folders.
Tuesday, September 10 Hat Day
Wednesday, September 11 20 Minutes Extra Recess
Thursday, September 12 Fluffy Friend Day