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Weekly Update:

9/20/20

Greetings families,

I hope all is well. Thank you for the continued support of your child's education. Last week we began small groups in reading and writing. I enjoyed meeting with students and diving deeper into texts and their narratives together. Small group schedules will vary weekly. Students need to check their schedule on Monday and find a system to remember their time (i.e. alarms, calendar notifications).

Today, I have some more updates, and some “asks” for you.

Updates:

  • MAP testing will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:45-10:00 (approximately). Read my letter to families about it here.

  • Campus Gradebook - I’ve begun to enter scores into Campus Gradebook. Please check it (and sign up for notifications on the mobile app!) with your child to stay up to date with grades and missing assignments.

  • Corrections: Students may make corrections on any assignment or test for partial credit back. The may submit their correct answers by sharing a Google Doc with me or sending me a legible picture of their corrections on paper.

  • Physical textbooks for Reading Street are available for check out in the library. Please contact Majka Sefcik if you’d like to arrange to pick-up the textbooks.

  • If you’d like your child to print out worksheets and complete them, I’m okay with that so long as you can scan their paper and send them back to me or turn them into me another way.

Asks:

  • The next hands-on science investigations require some advanced prep of materials. If these materials are not easily available for you, please email me and I’m happy to excuse your child from the investigations.

    • Week of 9/28: Ice Cream in a Bag, Materials

      • 1/2 c. milk

      • paper towels

      • 1 T rock salt

      • 1/4 tsp vanilla flavoring

      • 1 T sugar

      • Ice

      • Spoon

      • 1 gallon size ziploc

      • 1 qt size ziploc

    • Week of 9/28: Investigation on Collisions (Ch.5 Activity, begins on Slide 5),
      Suggested materials:

      • empty cans or water bottles

      • plastic or wooden toy vehicles with wheels

      • 2-foot-long ramps made of cardboard or wood

      • small items such as marbles, dry beans

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Be well,

Ms. Kaschub


Important Dates

*Dates are tentative and subject to change

  • 9/23-9/24 and 9/28: MAP Testing

  • Wednesday, September 30: Narrative Writing Due

  • Thursday, 10/1: Topic 2 Math Test


Upcoming Focuses:

Community Building

Get to know each other and learning platforms

7 Mindsets (social-emotional), Parent Newsletters

Reading: Unit 1, Week 2: Thunder Rose

Math: Topic 2: Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Writing: Narratives

Science: Energy Transfer and Transformation

Social Studies: Geography and World Mountains (after science unit)