The Spelling words for the week of Oct. 31st are:
then them this that men set was said with path
The Enrichment words are: math moth broth teeth
Spelling List 1
if is his did digs kick
flip sip trip this trick sister
Spelling Words List 2
learn earnest earth heard pearl
search rehearse earn yearn research horseback rocket early pretty someone
Monday, Oct. 31: Write Spelling words & Complete Simple Solution Math Lessons 35&36
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Complete Language paper & Study Spelling Words.
Wednesday, Nov. 2: Complete Simple Solution Math Lessons 37& 38 and Study Spelling words.
Thursday, Nov. 3: Study Spelling words for Test Tomorrow & Complete Language paper
Friday, Nov. 4: Spelling Test
High Seller gets 25.00 pick your SCRIP card!
Three pies per family = each child gets a Grub Day on November 23, 2011
Orders due in school office by NOON on Tuesday 11-01-11 or online at www.marketday.com by 11:00 pm Tuesday 11-01-11
Pick up Saturday November 5, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:00 am in the Spirit Center
Remember - Cafeteria needs pies donated for Holiday Happening on November 12 and 13.
The end of the first quarter comes this Friday, October 28th. That means that report cards will be given to the students next week either by your child’s homeroom teacher or me. This quarter I am giving reports to grades 3, 6, and 8. I always find it interesting when giving report cards to the students. Students react in different ways when I share the report card with them. Some are visibly upset and nervous when shown their report card while others pretty much know what they are getting and don’t show too much emotion (at least on the outside!). If a student has shown his/her parent their work throughout the grading period (whether it be quizzes, tests, homework, etc.) there won’t be any surprises. I always ask the student if there are any surprises in any of the grades they see and a few will say yes while the majority expected what they got. I think that the reason there isn’t a lot of surprises on the part of the student is that the teacher has communicated with both the student and parent throughout the quarter and made any adjustments necessary along the way. Our teachers communicate often with the parents of their students so there won’t be any surprises at the end of the quarter. Teachers don’t just communicate when things aren’t going right, but also, and just as importantly, they communicate to compliment both the student and parent when things are going good.
One of the things we are looking into is to provide both parents and students with a way where they know exactly where their child is, grade-wise, throughout the grading period. This program would tell both the parent and student what he/she received on quizzes and tests and whether homework assignments were turned in. There are various programs available and we are looking at one that will address our needs at the middle school level. I will keep you up-dated on this issue. Until then, keep asking your child what their grades are in each subject and don’t hesitate to call or email the teacher about your child’s academic progress.
Oct. 31 Science Fair Packet Assignment: Students are to have their materials and have started their first trial by this date. Students have been instructed to have their parents write me a note on page 28 in their packet to verify they have started their first trial.
Earth Science Unit Research Paper: attached is a copy of the project given to the students. Paper is due Friday 10/28 Earth science project