Meridy's Bi-Weekly Update 10-25-18

posted Oct 26, 2018, 9:34 AM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 9:34 AM ]

Happy Friday!


Room 9 Classroom Happenings - We’ve been busy these couple weeks!  Everyone received a cursive practice book and I’ve already started to notice some trying it out on assignments.  I hope your student has been asking you about things that happened early in their life for them to add to their group timeline.  We have also been practicing our photography skills for the Best Part of Me writing activity. We have finally come to the project part of the Independent Book Project.  Some good ideas are flying around, ask your student what they have planned.

    

Curriculum Sharing- Thank you to all of those that made it to Curriculum Sharing Night.  I get so much joy out of having families visit the classroom.


Conferences – The conference are coming up November 8th and 9th.  The schedule sign-up was shared with in last week’s eNews or you can click HERE  .  I would like to see these as student led conferences, so try to sign up for a time when everyone can attend.  Remember, these are no school days.


Attendance

Here at Ridgeline we have set an attendance goal of 95% for each student.  Essentially, out of 172 school days, you should strive to miss fewer than 8.5 total days.  Regular attendance is the base element in a rigorous education. Did you know?

  • 83%of students chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade do not read at grade level by third grade.

  • Students that cannot read at grade level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out prior to graduation than students that read at grade level.

  • Build good habits early, most children’s habits are unlikely to change much after age nine.

  • Parents whose children were often absent underestimate the number of days absent by about 45%

Thank you for being such an important part of your child’s education!


Ridgeline Events:

10/29  MOD Pizza Fundraiser

11/16 Barnes and Noble Book Fair 6pm-8pm

11/21 Stone Soup


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