Please sign and return your child’s homework sheet, making sure that either you or your child are writing down the book read each night.
Data Binders came home last Friday. Be sure to look through them and sign the last sheet (Family Communication comments page). PLEASE RETURN THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 22nd.
We will have a substitute teacher in our room this Thursday, as I will be out of the classroom for the day. Ms. Cullen, our student teacher, will be in the classroom with the substitute.
The PTO Father Daughter Dance is this Friday 6:30-8:30 for registered families.
Please be sure to have library books ready to turn in Tuesday so your child can get new books. Remember, your child should be reading at least one of the books two times and then taking an AR quiz on the computer each week. In the comment section on the report cards, you will see how many quizzes your child took this quarter. Several students are not making the goal.
Let's all try to wear our BE KIND shirts tomorrow, it's a great way to unite our school and start the week off right! We only had 10 students wear it last Monday.
Just a reminder to parents who are sending in treats for birthdays. Please let me know a day or two ahead of time that you plan to bring in treats. ALL treats need to be store bought and can't contain nuts. We have nut allergies in our room, and those students cannot eat treats that contain nuts or are made in facilities that process with nuts.
On Open House night I took family pictures of you and your child. I am still missing pictures from 3 families. Some of you were missing a spouse or other family members. If you would like to replace the picture I took with a complete family picture; or send in a picture because you were not at Open House, please send it in with your child or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I put all the pictures of our class up on Our Class Family Tree bulletin board in our room so the children can look at their families anytime they choose.
Thank you for connecting with me on Class Dojo. I still have a few parents that need to connect. The Class Dojo app is my favorite way to communicate with you! I use it to show you t pictures and videos of your children working and having fun in our classroom. Please see your child's red folder for the sheet with information about it. You can go on classdojo.com to request an invite from me, or fill out the sheet with your information and return it.
**VERY IMPORTANT!! We will be using the behavior section of the app as a whole class, rather than individually. All behavior posts/feedback will be as a class. We will be receiving and losing points as a class instead of individually. It may show up on your child's story/report looking individually, but it is a feedback showing how the CLASS behaved as a majority. This is critical for you to know. We are supporting the schoolwide PAX behavior system, which helps kids observe their own behavior, work on their self-regulation (or self control), and work together as a team to achieve and succeed. Therefore, I am noting all behavior as class oriented, not individually oriented.
Mad River Schools has a mobile app you can download. You can get it at the app store to download for free. Here is the information I was given:
Mad River parents and community members can now put the latest school news and resources in the palm of their hand thanks to the District’s new mobile app.
This app is available for smartphones and tablets on all operating system. Users will be able to track upcoming events and keep up-to-date with relevant school news and even view your child’s grades from progress book-- right from your Smartphone or mobile device. With just a touch of your finger, you can see:
Headline news and information
Calendar of events
Staff directory & contact information
MyView allows you to subscribe to your specific school or classroom so the information you care about most is always front and center.
The Mad River Local Mobile App is free and available for both Apple and Android devices. Just search for “Mad River Local” in the App Store or Google Play, or scan the QR code to be automatically directed to the app download location._____________________________________________________________________Ongoing announcements:*Here is a link to our 90 seconds sheets for homework in case your child loses or forgets theirs.*Please SCROLL DOWN the page to see the information below about the MAD MINUTES TEST.At Open House I had sign up sheets for the events of this year. All party donations and conference times were also posted. If you would like to sign up for conferences, volunteer opportunities, or donate to the room, please email me and I will let you know what we have available. My email is email@example.comACCELERATED READER (AR):To find books on your child's AR reading level go to:
http://www.arbookfind.comMAD MINUTE TESTS:If your child has mastered getting all 30 problems 2 times on the Mad Minute test we take on Friday, then you can time them for 60 seconds at home on their nightly homework on Monday-Thursday. Look on the top of the Mad Minute test that comes home on Friday to see what amount of seconds they should be timed for. Once they score 30 problems in 90 seconds 2 times, they are ready to try 30 problems in 60 seconds.SPIRIT WEAR:Please remember to wear your spiritwear (any BG shirt, red, or grey shirts) on Fridays. The children LOVE to be able to win for our hallway each week! They sure look forward to Fridays to see if we will win.CONTACT ME:Please don't hesitate to email or call me with any questions or concerns. My contact information:
~phone: 937-259-6620 ext 4002