Sunday, August 2, 2015

Supply List for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Graders for Sept. 2015 REVISED: SEE HIGHLIGHTED AREA

                                                              SUPPLY LIST FOR 2015
 Dear Parents,
         Welcome back!  This year I will have THIRD grade as my home room and I will be teaching Religion  and ELA to all three grades.  It is very important that all students get the EXACT supplies listed below to avoid delays and confusion once classes begin!

SUPPLIES NEEDED DAILY:
*THREE sharpened pencils each with eraser ( No sharpeners : pencils should be sharpened at home)
 Extra eraser is fine! No pens!
*THREE PLASTIC folders with pockets on the BOTTOM (not sides) and clear INSERT panels in the front and back  (available in school supply room) The first  will be used as TEST folder. The second as CLASSWORK folder . The third will be used as HOMEWORK folder.
*TWO composition hard cover notebooks (NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS ALLOWED). First should be labeled RELIGION. Second should be labeled ELA
*one loose leaf pad (sheets with holes that can be torn out one at a time -  but NOT with wire spiral)
*TWO reams of copy/xerox paper (500 sheets each)  to be used for printing and illustrations) (3rd grade only)  This was recently requested by our principal.
*one small thesaurus (as vocabulary aid for composition work)
 *a set of about 12  different colored pencils - NOT CRAYONS
*a glue stick (no jar or bottle of glue)
*one YELLOW highlighter (3rd &4th only)
* one twelve inch ruler
 * TWO FLAT PLASTIC or FABRIC pencil cases (NO pencil boxes). One should hold pencils, eraser, highlighter. Other should hold the colored pencils and glue stick.
*a pack of different colored construction paper (to be kept at home till needed)
* a family box of tissues
* a roll of paper towels (only  3rd)
* one container of bleach wipes (only  3rd)
* one bottle of  hand sanitizer (only 3rd)
* one pack of  different colored labels (only 3rd)
  Book covers will also be needed but brown paper will work just as well to cover text  and workbooks.


SOME REMINDERS:
*Our opening meeting with parents will be on Tues. Sept.8th and classes begin on Sept. 9th. Calendars and forms that need to be filled out will be given out at the meeting and all questions about supplies will be answered.
*It is very IMPORTANT that all students arrive at school NO later than 8:00 a.m.each morning!
* It is NECESSARY that parents read the blog each week on Mondays to check for the assigned homework, upcoming tests, and any notices or reminders. Please also recheck during the week for any revisions or updates.
* Any appointments to meet with teachers must be made through the office only.
*Students are not allowed to bring any toys to class. A reading book or test prep activity book is allowed in case students have any free time.
*Students who wish to bring their own lunch must bring it in a lunch box that is NOT attached to their book bag since it must be left in their home room till lunch time. Water bottles are allowed but no soda or juice can be brought to class.
*All students should be in uniform everyday including shoes.  Sweaters must be dark blue with no hoods.
*Finally, please remember to label all supplies  including book bags with your child's name!
Looking forward to seeing you at our meeting...                                             Ms. Saville

Thursday, June 18, 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICES for Friday, June 19th

Dear Parents,
         We are coming to the end of our school year! A reminder that this Friday dismissal is at 12:00. on Monday at 11:00 we are having an Awards Ceremony for all classes.  Parents are invited if you wish to come. On Monday we are all having our end of the year PIZZA party. All third grade students need to bring in $5.00 no later than this Friday so I make the arrangements. Each student should bring in his or her own juice but no large bottles or glass bottles.  Students may also bring in one bag of snacks, chips, cookies, cupcakes, chocolates, candy-  whatever you wish to share but  one bag or box is enough.  ALL WORKBOOKS, NOTEBOOKS, FOLDERS WITH PAPERS THAT ARE SENT HOME SHOULD STAY AT HOME.  ON FRIDAY AND MONDAY,  ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BRING IN ONLY A PENCIL CASE WITH PENCILS, ERASERS, COLORED PENCILS, AN EMPTY FOLDER TO SEND HOME ANY ADDITIONL PAPERS, AND AN EMPTY BOOKBAG TO TAKE ANY ADDITIONAL THINGS HOME.
           On Tuesday we are all attending the  eighth grade Graduation Ceremony and all students should be in school uniform. On Wednesday, all students wil receive their final report card and be dismissed by 1:00 and look forward to their summer vacation!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for June 15 to 19

Dear Parents,
         This is a reminder that the  ELA Final Exam is this Wednesday for all grades.  Besides knowing all the vocabulary definitions for each of the six Units on the Study Guide, students should how to write a proper essay with a suitable introduction and a sensible conclusion.  Students must also show that they know how to use transition words correctly. Fourth must write three paragraphs. Third must write two paragraphs. Second must write one paragraphs with 6 to 8 sentences each.  Students must also know how to capitalize titles correctly. Students will need to cite evidence from the reading passage they are given in writing their essay. Below are some helpful suggestions for each grade.

FOURTH
Review all the vocabulary definitions for each of the six Units on the Study Guide.
Study how to use transition words correctly by viewing http://www.gallaudet.edu/tip/english_center/writing/guide_to_transition_words_and_sentence_samples.html.  The most important ones to study are Words that show comparison, Words that show contrast, Words that add information, Words that show conclusion.
Practice also C2 and C3 on ixl.com so that you know the difference between fragments, run-ons and complete sentences.

THIRD
Review all the vocabulary definitions for each of the six Units on the Study Guide.
Study how to use transition words correctly by viewing http://www.gallaudet.edu/tip/english_center/writing/guide_to_transition_words_and_sentence_samples.html.  The most important ones to study are Words that limit or prepare for example,Words that show conclusion, Words for additional information, Words that show effect/results.
Practice also C2 and C3 on ixl.com so that you know the difference between fragments, run-ons and complete sentences.

SECOND
Review all the vocabulary definitions for each of the six Units on the Study Guide.
Practice writing a good introduction and conclusion.  Practice retelling a story using time order  words such as First, Next, Then, Finally.
Practice also C2 and C3 on ixl.com so that you know the difference between fragments, run-ons and complete sentences.