I hope your student enjoyed their first week in 4th grade, and you had a wonderful weekend.
Every Monday I will be sending out a Weekly Update email that will have classroom and school wide announcements. You can also find this information on my classroom blog. Please see updates for this week below, and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
– Homework has started this week:
1. A daily Math Exit Ticket (half a page) due back the next day. ( This is to help check for understanding for the lesson in class)
2. 60 minutes of Mobymax Math
due every Friday, but checked on Monday
morning. Go to www.mobymax.com t
o log in. Your student knows their log in info.
3. 20 minutes of reading, 4 night a week due Friday but also checked on Monday to allow for any “extra” reading time for the week
4. 20 points worth of spelling choices due by Friday. (Please the Lang Arts Tab under subjects to access the Spelling Choices handout for this month, or click HERE.)
Some students may have classwork to finish at home, if they do not finish it in class. This is a case by case basis, please check your students planner that is located in their HW folder. This planner is meant to STAY in their docket because we write in it daily.
– Parent Volunteering
I will be sending out the google doc to sign up for volunteer opportunities this Friday. We will start volunteering next week.
– Calling Home
There has been a lot of traffic in the office after school, with students calling home. So, there is a new phone policy. If your student needs to call home for any reason they are to call from the classroom phone until 3:10 when the office phone opens up. I have also reminded students to leave parent(s) messages if they do not answer. : )
– Homework Club
After school HW club has started this week, in the Library. This is a great time for students to work on any HW, especially Mobymax if access to a computer at home is frustrating. HW club is from 3-3:30 Mon-Thurs. Students are expected to come and work, or they will be sent to the office.
-Math HW helpers and Parent Tips
I understand that sometimes helping with math can be frustrating. I have attached Math HW Helpers and a Parent Tips page to help with the half pg Math Exit ticket each night. You will also find math video clips by going to Math under subjects, then Math Videos and HW help. You an also click HERE)
– Math Journals/Notes
Students have a math journal in their docket that they are using to take notes/examples from each lesson, this can also help them on their half pg Math Exit Ticket. This journal needs to stay in their docket, and not be left at home. Students will be using it daily in class.
Thank you for all of your support at home as we get HW started. My goal with HW is that it is NOT parent work, but a way for students to practice skills they are learning in class. I understand that students should be able to have time for extra-curricular and family time each night, which is why all of the HW ( but 1 assignment) are due at the end of the week. Our school does not assign HW over the weekends or holidays, but I have allowed wiggle room for MobyMax Math minutes and reading minutes, by checking these two items on Mondays.
Your child should NOT be staying up all hours of the night working on HW, or getting frustrated. If this is happening please encourage them to put it away, and then send me a note or email me letting me know. HW should take no more than 45 minutes a night, not including the 20 minutes of reading. This is in accordance with our network’s policies regarding HW.
Thank you again for all that you do to help your kiddo succeed,
Have a wonderful week,