Monday is a STUDENT HOLIDAY
Tuesday is PICTURE DAY.
GRADED PAPER FOLDERS were sent home Friday. Please review the papers and keep them at home. Return the signed cover sheet and the folder on Tuesday, please.
Students and parents can access most of what we are doing at school from their electronic devices at home. I tend to link most of my programs (No Red Ink, Study Island, etc) via Schoology. Schoology and PowerAssess -as well as the programs previously mentioned – can be accessed from home via Clever. Here’s how:
Instructions for PowerSchool Parent Portal Account – Having a parent portal account will help you view your child’s grades. All families will need this later in the school year in order to sign up for middle school courses.
Please complete this 2019-2010 Field Trip T-Shirt Order Form if you have not done so yet. The school will collect these forms instead of individual classroom teachers, and more sizes are available.
Parents are also asked to complete the 2019-20 Parent Beginning of the Year Survey
I’ll accept book orders through Friday. Our class code is HHW4Q, which you can use at https://clubs.scholastic.com/
On the topic of books, here are some book recommendations from Brightly:
PTA Membership Contest
Please consider joining the PTA if you have not already! It’s $5 to join. This year, the class in each grade level that has the highest percentages of families who have joined PTA by Friday, October 25th, will be able to vote on getting Dr. S in a special costume and choose to have her either eat lunch with the class in the classroom, read a story, or join them for recess to play kickball! The grand reveal of the class winners will take place on Monday, October 28th at the first Buzzy Bash of the year!
Dates to Note:
Mon, Oct. 14 – Student Holiday – Columbus Day
Tues, Oct. 15 – Fall Picture Day
Wed, Oct. 16 – Trombone Shorty Assembly
Wed, Oct. 16 – Green Team Meeting
Fri, Oct 18 – Fall Festival 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Mon, Oct 21 – Dance Factor Registration Opens
SUCCESS Week Activities:
Mon, Oct 21 – Professional Day: Come to school dressed as your future profession
Tues, Oct 22 – Mix It Up Day: Wear mix-matched socks
Wed, Oct 23 – Wellness Day: Wear workout gear
Thur, Oct 24 – Red Ribbon Day: Wear red
Fri, Oct 25 – Stinger Spirit Wear Day
Mon, Oct 21 – Mon, Oct 28 – Canned Food Drive
Reading / Writing / Social Studies
In whole group lessons this week students will be conducting research on a person, place, event, or industry important to Henrico County History. Reading, Research, and Writing skills will be incorporated in this independent research project. Students will have time during whole group instruction and during their literacy block later in the week to work on this, so if they utilize their time wisely they won’t have to work on it outside of class.
In our small group time, students will be introduced to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” commonly known as “The Headless Horseman.” We will look at characterization and inferencing closely with this text.
Students received their Lesson 3 Vocabulary words last week and they’ll begin working with the words this week. A great study tool site for all of these lists is my Quizlet page which can be found here: Mrs. McGee’s Wordly Wise Quizlets
The lists for this week’s units can be found here:
Feel free to find something to contribute to our classroom on Mrs. McGee’s Wish List: Mrs. McGee’s Amazon Wish List
Have a great week!