ITBS testing: Starting this week, the students in grades 1-8 will be taking the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) tests. The Kindergarten class will not be taking them.

Electives: All the students will begin taking elective classes every Friday at the end of the day from 10:30-11:30. The Kindergarten class will be combined with the Pre Kindergarten class. A letter explaining the classes and type of classes will be sent home this week. The elective classes will focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. The following link is an article about STEM schools. STEM

Spirit Fridays: The students will be receiving their spirit shirts this week. The students will wear these shirts every Friday. They will wear it with blue or black jean and their black uniform tennis shoes.

Picture day: Picture day is Tuesday, September 27th. Picture day forms will be sent home this week. Please return the form with the background and pose of your choice, along with the payment.

Hot lunch: Alan Traynor’s Crack of Dawn catering has begun.
You may register and choose your orders on the following link: http://crackofdawncatering.com/schoollunchorders.htmlend_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Absent notes: If your child is absent, I will need a note explaining the absence. It can be via email or a note when your child returns to school.

Homework

MATH: Review or complete the math sheet your child is bringing home daily.

PHONICS: Complete phonics worksheets your child is bringing home.

READING: Complete the September reading calendar. Please read with your child for10 minutes or let your child read to you.

This week we are learning:

Religion:

Realize God’s love makes them special.

Deepen their awareness of the special talents God has given them.

Praise God for themselves and their talents.

Math:

Identify and order the numbers 1-5

Place an object on a real graph

Name a shape piece using 3 attributes

Match number cards to a set of objects

Create and read an AB color pattern

Language Arts:

Phonological awareness: syllable blending, syllable segmentation and deletion

High frequency word: a, my

Phonics: Rr, Tt

Comprehension: make predictions

Writing: labels, signs

Science: observe a cricket, describe animals

Social Studies: discuss what we learn at school and at home

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