Happy Tuesday… I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
This is the 4th Anthes Mail for the year. If you are getting this paper copy, please make sure to accept the invitation you will be getting from my blog, via email. This will allow you to be emailed, weekly, as well as get the paper copy. Also, parents, please make sure to check Classtag and check your student’s assignment sheets. The more involved your are with what is going on in the classroom, the more efficient your student will become.
In the classroom this week…
Bible -This week we begin our first Encounter Curriculum Bible unit. It is on Salvation. We will be uniquely looking at Salvation and how it fits into our lives. We also decided on our service projects for the month of September. Our school service will be helping to clean and organize the Library. Our community service will be working with Conroe Adventist Church’s homeless ministry. We will be participating in the packing of the ministry bags and/or passing them out. Go Day packing is this Friday night at 7pm and the actual passing out of supplies takes place on Sabbath afternoon at 2:30pm. In order to get participation credit, since the students voted to help for their service, they would have to be here for one of the two activities. Please let me know which one you will be attending. If you already have a church activity that you are needing to attend that conflicts with this, please write me a note. Thank you.
Math – This week, we finish Multiplication. Yesterday was the last instruction day of 4 digits multiplied by 3 digits. Today, we review what we have learned. And then Wednesday and Thursday, we begin Division. Wednesday will be 2, 3, 4 digits divided by 1 digits. Thursday will be 2, 3, an 4 digits divided by 2 digits. When we finish this unit next week, there will be a text over long multiplication and long division.
Reading – We are reading “Hana’s Suitcase”. This is a really good book based on a little girl’s experience during the Holocaust. Along with our daily classroom reading and assignments, we also have the PR books that need to be read.
Spelling – “Hana’s Suitcase” Week 1 – Pretest is tomorrow and the test is on Friday.
Language Arts – This week, we continue to learn how to make good sentences. Yesterday, we took a quiz over run-on sentences, complete sentences, and fragments. Students didn’t do very well so we will go over what they are a little more and I will recheck their understanding at the end of the week. After this, we will be learning how to combine sentences, add conjunctions, use commas, etc.
Science – We finished Ch.12, which was about Elements. Now, we begin Ch.7, which is about Rocks and Minerals. We will be learning how to identify different types of rocks and minerals and why they are important.
Social Studies – We are finishing up Ch.2 this week and will begin Ch.3, Human Geography. Our focus, yesterday, was on Climate regions and how they impacts humanity. Tomorrow, we will talk about Population and how that impacts humanity. After Ch.3, we will have a project that will go over everything we have been reading about thus far. During ITBS next week, we will begin working on the project. More details next week.
Field trip – Thank you so much for your support this last Friday. We had a great time on our quick field trip. It was nice to be able to see how another culture live. It was also nice to think we live and the impact that makes on others.
Low grade assignments – I sent home some papers for parents to sign yesterday. From time to time, I will be sending home low grade quizzes/ tests. I will send anything home that is below an 85% for your signature. This is to keep you informed as to how your student is doing on quizzes/ tests.
Assignments – Weekly, I will be putting grades into Renweb so you can get an accurate account of missing assignments and how your student is doing. This will be done by Mondays, usually. Students will get a copy of missing assignments on Monday morning. I apologize that I don’t have them updated for this week. I have had a really sick dog at home and he needs constant care. I am hoping to grades updated this evening or during the day tomorrow. Thank you for your patience!
ITBS – Next week is ITBS week. Please plan on good healthy breakfasts and lunches. Also, plan for a good solid 8 hours or more of sleep. This testing does not impact student grades, but it does show us an average of where they are academically.
Impact Day – Impact Day is next Friday. A note went home yesterday regarding the sites available to volunteer at. Students that are grades 5th grade through 12th grade can choose to go off campus, if rides are available. They may also choose to stay on campus at one of the two on campus sites. Please read the note that was sent home yesterday regarding the information.
Important Dates for September
- Wednesday, September 18 – Spelling Pretest
- Friday, September 20 – Spelling Test
- Friday, September 20 – Student 1/2 day – Teacher in-service
- Sunday, September 22 – CAA Soccer Match 12-3pm
- Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26 – ITBS testing week
- Friday, September 27 – Impact Day