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TEAM: Mrs. Mentrup teaches Language Arts, Mrs. Riley teaches Science and Soc. St., Mrs. Strausbaugh teaches Math, and I am the Intervention Specialist.
Friday Folders will be coming home weekly unless the newsletter states it will not be sent home. When the folder comes home, please spend a few minutes reviewing the graded pages with your child, and have your child return to school no later than Wednesday of the following week.
SPELLING: A spelling list will be given out each MONDAY! Students will also be given a two-sided page to practice the words which will be due every WEDNESDAY! The test over the words along with their MEANINGS will be given on FRIDAY!
READING HOMEWORK: A packet will be sent home each MONDAY! It will be due each FRIDAY! Students must read a passage on the back of the first page three different times during the week and have parents initial. This is to build reading fluency. The three readings are to be done once on Monday, once on Tuesday, and once on Wednesday. The second page contains comprehension questions to complete after reading the main passage. Students may want to wait until the third reading to complete these be answered. Then (under the comprehension questions) they are to answer five general reading questions. Each question needs to be answered. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE WORD COUNT. Students may answer on a separate sheet of paper. Finally, they need to complete a vocabulary page on the back. While this seems like a lot of work, it is their only homework for the entire week. To get students back into the swing of things, they have marked each page as to what is due each day to help teach them to break work down into smaller pieces. The spelling needs to be broken down into front page on Monday and back on Tuesday. Breaking the work down into smaller chunks will make the tasks much easier.
A PEEK AT THE WEEK NEWSLETTER-will be coming home weekly for you to keep posted! It will contain what will be happening in each class for the week, vocabulary lists and dates of tests, as well as upcoming dates of importance for the next couple of weeks!
AGENDAS: Students have been given an agenda to record all homework assignments each day. I check these daily to ensure all homework is written in them. Please feel free to also use this as a method of communication with me as well as the telephone and email.
HOMEWORK FOLDERS: Students have a folder in their binder with their agenda which should contain all of their homework each night. Please be watching for this folder as well as the agenda for complete homework information. WORK ON THE SPELLING AND READING EACH NIGHT! It cannot be completed in one evening!