Welcome students and families to the 2014-2015 school year. I am delighted to have such a wonderful class this year, and I can tell that this will be both fun and productive.
As you know, this is a combination class. Working with Dr. Oh and the other fourth and fifth grade teachers, we are making sure that students in both grade levels have the full opportunities to work on grade-level work. My colleagues have made it possible for me to adjust the schedule so that I can have blocks of time to work with only fourth or only fifth grades. We will make sure that fifth graders attend all fifth grade field trips, and I will be coming with them to Astrocamp.
We worked on a bunch of different things today. We took reading and math pretests. They told me about themselves and their interests. They interviewed each other. We began work on numeration in math. We learned A LOT about class procedures. They had PE. We started doing portraits.
Please remember that we are having a special class orientation on Thursday, August 21 at 5:00 pm. Older students will be supervised on the yard during that time; feel free to bring the youngest ones to the meeting with you.
Homework: (1) Finish the letter of introduction. This should be neat and preferably in cursive. (2) Do the Addition without Regrouping worksheet. (3) Fourth grade math: pages 5-7 and “Changing Places”. (4) Fifth grade math: do pages 4-5 and “Find the Number”. (5) Please fill out the emergency card and get it in right away. This is essential for ensuring student safety.