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September News

 

          This week we added 4’s to our multiplication facts. Your child should be studying them every night. There are songs to go with the tables. If you would like a copy of them at home let me know and I can send a copy home. Not all kids can learn them by memorization, so the songs help them to be able to figure them out. We will be finishing our first math unit this week which was on understanding multiplication and division. The next unit goes into using that understanding to learn our fact tables. Toward the end of the month we will be using those facts to learn math properties.

          In language arts we will continue to work on learning parts of speech and understanding what we read. We are practicing picking out main idea, supporting details, and finding details in the text.

This month we also started Scholastic book tests. In the month of September our reading goal is 10 points. I will make sure that each child reaches that goal, and many of the tests we will take together. This is part of learning to understand what they read and be able to answer question about it. We started last week with a book read out loud and then we took the test together to practice. This month Miss B. and I will help them take all their tests. We will continue to help them and make sure they each reach their monthly goal until after Christmas break. Then they should be able to do them completely on their own. After our practice this week, I saw many of them already doing tests on their own by Friday.

In Science this month we will start in our books with “The Nature of Science and STEM.” As we finish units, I will have them tear the pages out to take home so you can see what they have done. We will also be working on STEM kits throughout the month.

I alternate Science and Social Studies and try to integrate them into our reading when I can, so you will see grades/work from one for a few weeks, and then from the other for a few weeks. Our Scholastic News always has both science and social studies articles in them as well.

Homecoming is this month. I have included the dress up days for that week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

My cell number is 830-0305 and I don’t have a problem with you calling/texting in the evening or on weekends if you need to. I don’t always have my phone on me, so leave a message and I will try to get back to you when I can. You can always email as well or set up a time to meet after school.

Have a great month!

 

                             Mrs. Haag

 

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