Mary's Weekly Update 9-22-16

posted Sep 22, 2016, 10:31 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Ancient History and Timelines
This year our Cultural cycle is about Ancient and World History. To kick off our studies, the students are working on their own timelines. Part of their work involves briefly recording between 1 and 3 significant events for each year of their life. Hopefully this will spark some interesting conversations at home! As a heads up - in a few weeks, I will be asking the students to bring in and then present one object that they feel is significant to them.

Homework
This year we have a homework expectation that everyone will read for a minimum of 20 minutes every night. On the weekly Workplan Report, parents will be asked to sign off that their student has fulfilled that requirement. We will also be focusing on math practice and typing as homework. We are currently discussing alternatives to the Xtra Math and Typing Club software that we used last year, so we will release more information on how we will be meeting these homework objectives as it comes available.

Parent Meeting
Our classroom's Parent Meeting is on Wednesday, September 28th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the classroom. I strongly encourage everyone to attend since this is where I will be communicating our plans for the year and explaining many of the guidelines that we will use in the classroom. Your student is welcome to attend the meeting with you.

Birthday Bash
Our Birthday Bash for October birthdays will be held on October 14th. If your student has a birthday that month, please feel free to send in a healthy snack on that date.

PS: Please return the Friday Folder and the Workplan Report to the classroom on Monday!

RIDGELINE CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Friday, 9/23 Vision Screening 8:30am-1:15pm
Sunday, 9/25 T.R.U.E. performing at University Sunday Streets 1:30pm
Wednesday, 9/28 Mary’s Class Meeting 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, 10/4 RCO Meeting 6-7:30pm
Wednesday, 10/5 Bike and Walk to School Day
Tuesday, 10/11 Laughing Planet Restaurant Day Fundraiser
Friday, 10/14 NO SCHOOL – Statewide In Service
Wednesday, 10/19 Curriculum Sharing 3:15-4:15pm and 6:00-7:00pm

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