Knowing Each Other with Bag of Me
Building Classroom Community, Culture, and Guidelines
We are Wild Readers!
Week of Inspirational Math
Parent Communication - Reminders + Ways to Support your Child
In the meantime, here are some ways that you can support your child as we move into our third week:
- Transitioning to our early start time is a challenge for all of us! However, please do your best to get your child to school on time every day, as we start our work right as the second bell rings at 7:55am. Getting this habit established early on in the school year is important for the functioning of the whole class.
- Please support your child as we establish our 5th grade home-to-school routines with homework and supplies. Students are responsible for bringing a number of learning materials back and forth every school day. Routines, organization, and responsibility are key -- please guide your child and help them check and pack their bags at an established time and location before every new school day. Items that your child can expect to pack up every day include: orange folder (with flyers, homework, and parent-school communication), planner, green reading notebook, and independent reading book(s).
- One goal of homework this year will also be to develop responsibility and organizational skills in your child. At this point, we're starting off slow to support your child's success. One tool we will be using regularly is our planner. During our classroom "End of Day Routine" we will all be writing down homework assignments and other important reminders. You can support your child by making sure that they check their planner every afternoon/evening. You may also want to establish a routine where they check off completed assignments in their planner every day.
- Loooong Parent Letter from last week: If you somehow missed it, please click HERE. This is a letter I sent home last week which explains some other important things to know about the school year (e.g. Snacks, Birthdays, Specials Schedule, etc.).
- I have been updating our classroom Twitter feed with photos and updates from our classroom almost everyday! If you haven't already started following us, please do! Our Twitter handle is @MsGoldmanQAE
- Last - please continue to engage your child with questions and conversations about what they are doing every day in school. One entry way into this discussion is to read this blog post together - it will hopefully provoke a rich discussion! Also, feel free to comment or ask questions on this blog. Next week, we will be looking at the blog as a class and discussing what it means to post effective and appropriate comments online. It would be wonderful if we had a chance to respond to some of your own thoughtful comments!
- Thanks for reading this far and please feel free to email me with any questions. Here's to another fabulous week of fifth grade!