Karin and Alyssa

                 

amayrand@mvpcs.org

knelson@mvpcs.org                                                                                                              



September 22, 2017


Dear Families,


The weather was wild as Hurricane Jose provided a windy and rainy week. We kept
ourselves busy learning about butterfly life cycles in science, creating
compass roses in social studies, continuing our place value work in math and
taking the GRADE assessment in language arts. Most students took the GRADE this
week which allows us to get a better understanding of who they are as readers.
This was our first big assessment and everyone worked very hard!


We also launched our spelling and word study program and now almost all the pieces
of our academic schedule are in place. Homework has gotten off to a smooth
start.  We will send packets of work home
every Monday in the homeschool folder for both reading and math. Next Tuesday
afternoon we will start homework club from 3:15 to 4:30 in our classrooms.  This is a chance for students to complete
much of their homework with teacher support. 
Snack is provided.  Please let the
teachers know if your child will be attending by Tuesday morning so that we can
plan.


On Tuesday, September 26th we are heading to Long Point to meet with Molly from
The Trustees. We leave at 8:45am, please be on time. We will be exploring
habitats with a focus on butterflies. Please have students pack a snack, wear
comfortable walking shoes, and layers.



Next
week we start Artist in Residence on Wednesday afternoons. Enjoy the weekend!                               


                                    Karin, Alyssa, Mercedes, and Jennifer

                                  



Curriculum Highlights


Language Arts


The GRADE


Spelling
groups


Speech
writing


Writing
workshop



Math


Grade 3


Place
value to 10,000


Adding
10, 100 and 1000 to 3 digit numbers



Grade 4


Continuing
work on Place Value to 1,000,000


Multiplication
Review


STAR
math assessments

 

Social Studies


Compass
Roses


Hemispheres


Science

Butterfly Life Cycles


Complete and Incomplete
Metamorphosis


                                              Upcoming Events


Homework Club happens every Tuesday afternoon.  Please let the teachers know on Tuesday
morning if your child is staying for Homework Club.  Pick up time is 4:30.  Snack is provided.


Field Trip to Long Point on Tuesday, September 26th. Leaving
school at 8:45am and returning around 11:30am.


Early Release, Friday, Oct. 6th, 12:30.  Professional development day for teachers.

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