August 28, 2012

Thanks for checking the blog, everyone!  Below are 3 items of business for your information:
*Each month, students bring home a Boxtop collection sheet to attach 12 Boxtop coupons (please don’t staple; you can also just put them in a ziplock baggy with child’s name/grade).  
*There is a due date toward the end of the month (typically the last Tuesday), and if they’re turned in, students get a DRESS DOWN day on the following Friday!  This means t-shirts, jeans (no holes, dresses, skirts, shorts (knee length), but NO tank tops or flip flops.
Additional boxtops will be credited toward future dress-down days, but they can’t carry over to the 2013-2014 year.
Class Pizza Reading Program:
*There are 9 genres in our program, and students must read 1 book from each of the genres EACH QUARTER (you can’t count 1 book for 2 genres):
1) Free Choice
2) Adventure
3) Biography/Autobiography
4) Poetry
5) Historical Fiction
6) Realistic Fiction
7) Informational Text/Non-fiction
8) Fantasy/Science Fiction
9) Mystery
*At least 2 of the 9 books read per quarter must be chapter books (books they have never read before and that are on their level)
*After they’ve read a book, they should bring it to school to do a book talk (which is just a short explanation–we will discuss more in class), and then they get a TOPPING on their paper pizza crust in class!  There is a different topping for each genre
*If students have read from all 9 genres by the end of the quarter, they will get to participate in a PIZZA PARTY!!
*SIS is now up and running!  Please remember to check it regularly for missing work–students will get missing work reports on Thursdays, and those with NO missing work get to enjoy Friday Fun (extra free time!)
*Math homework is entered as a participation grade.  
*Math quizzes are entered in the “Homework Quizzes” grade.

1) Math (FP-1): THIS TIME, do EVENS!  p. 1 evens, p. 2 evens
2) Read for 20 minutes, and remember to get it signed!

Upcoming Events:
*Monday, September 3: Labor Day, no school!
*Sep. 25: Boxtops due
*Sep. 28: Boxtop Dress-down day

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
– Helen Keller