Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Adding more to 10

Here are some helpful videos to learning the skills in sections 3.8 and 3.9 in our current math chapter.  

Keep practicing you doubles, doubles plus one and doubles minus one, and changing the order of addends. :) 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Seatwork Assignments

Dear Mustang Parents,

 I just wanted to inform you a little bit about my grading policy.  I am sure you are seeing different worksheets with a star, smiley face, or a check mark.  Each symbol means something different.  I wanted to share with you how I grade seatwork assignments. 

These are an opportunity to practice new skills, and are often teacher-guided. This week I just checked that they did the work but next week I will rate their work.  A “star” on your child’s paper means he/she understood the concept(s) and was able to work independently after practicing the skill in a large or small group setting. A “smiley face” indicates your child needed some one-on-one support, but seems to grasp the concept fairly well. A “check” means that your child needed one-on-one support with most of the assignment. Please review assignments with smiley faces and/or checks and practice the skill(s) at home. Students will receive extra help at school with these concepts as well. When an assignment has a star, smiley face, or check on it this means it will not count toward your child’s academic grade on his/her report card.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you for your continued support,

Erin Devlin

Looking into this week!

Dear Parents,

 In class we have been working hard memorizing our doubles facts.  It is important that you also practice this skill at home.  This way when we are doing doubles plus one and doubles minus one your child will understand the new material better.  The first step is knowing the doubles.  I would recommend writing doubles on the front of an index card and the answer one the back.  For example, 1 + 1 on the front and the answer on the back.  Quiz your child every night and they will be very successful in the skill. Practice doubles all the way up to 10 + 10.
The homework math packet is due on Friday, we slowed down this week to provide extra time and practice for doubles facts. 
This week we are also working on the short e sound and learning about nouns and when to include commas in our writing. 
Also I wanted to remind everyone that conferences are mandatory.  I will be sending dates and times home soon.  Please sign up for a date and time that you are available and I will work hard to accommodate everyone with their various schedules. 
Don't forget to send in your activity fees.  The first field trip is at the end of this month!  

Thank you for your support,

Erin Devlin

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Activity Fee Reminder

Friendly Reminder: 

         Part of our curriculum includes field trips and other activities that require a fee. 
         We decided it would be a lot easier to ask for a one-time student fee of $40 to cover the expenses of these school related activities.  Please pay by cash or check (made out to W.T. Moore Elementary School).  We understand that $40 is a lot to ask at one time.  If you are not able to pay the $40 at one time, we have set up installment dates.  The first half ($20) of the fee is due by Friday, September 26th.  The second half ($20) of the fee is due by Wednesday, October 29th.  Please be sure the activity fee is paid in full by October 29th.  This fee covers many things and we don’t want your child to miss out on.

 Your Activity Fee money will pay for:
Fall and Spring field trips (venue and bus costs)
Scholastic Weekly Readers
B.E.E. Folders
End of the Year rewards and celebrations

 Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter.  As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wonderful to see you!

It was wonderful to see all you lovely parents! If you were unable to attend your child will be bringing home all the information you missed in a folder today. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Open House- September 8th @ 5:30 p.m.

Today is Open House! I am looking forward to seeing all of you. If it is at all possible please try to make this an adults only event. I completely understand if you have to bring your children. I look forward to meeting and talking with you this evening.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spelling and Sight Words

Students will have a spelling and sight word quiz every Friday. Please help your student develop good study habits by practicing these words throughout the week. Neat handwriting and correct letter formation should be practiced for the spelling quiz. Students should be able to read the sight words fluently. The quiz will be a combined score out of 20 that will be averaged toward your child’s Language Arts grade. Please let me know if you have any questions.