April 18th 2017

Here is an update from Ms. Thomas:)


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I wanted to let you know of some things that are happening this week.

Homework is different this week. Mrs. Tragesser and I sent home a packet that had a pink sheet, a green sheet, and 2 white sheets. This packet is State testing preparation. Your child needs to read both the pink and the green sheet to answer the questions on the white sheet. This homework is due on Friday,

The math facts packet has been sent home as well. It would be great if your child could practice these facts nightly if possible.

Nightly reading homework will look a little different this week. We began a new unit, Character Studies last week. I just placed your child into reading groups, based on their reading level. Your child started reading their book club book today. They outlined as a group how many chapters their group should read to have completed reading the book by Friday April 28th. It is very important that they cannot read ahead because they will be discussing their books on Wednesdays and Fridays. If they read ahead, then they will not be able to participate in the discussion. This reading should be done as homework. I will send home the calendar tomorrow that your child and their book club made to show what chapters they need to be reading nightly. I encouraged them to take notes and keep their notes in their traveling folder. I also reminded them that I am borrowing these books from the library, so they need to treat these books with care. They need to bring them back to school the next day. This is very important for them to participate in their book club discussions. I might not have an extra copy for them to borrow at school.

Tomorrow is the Willamette Market. The items will be 5 dollars and under. Your child is encouraged to bring small bills and some coins if they would like to purchase items:) It should be fun!

Let me know if you have any questions.


Elisa Thomas

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