Next Friday is our holiday party. They may bring candy, cookies, juice (no soda), chips, donuts, etc. They have the option of participating in White Elephant with your permission. If you allow them to participate, please make sure they purchase (not make) a gift and spend no more than 10 dollars. I am ordering cheeze pizza (only). They need to bring 3 dollars (preferably before Friday) if they plan on eating some.
State Reports (Northeast)
They were given an instruction sheet earlier this week. Each student knows which state they are supposed to do their report on. They have approximately 4 weeks to complete it. It is due on the 11th of January. We are suggesting they start working on it during winter break. It MUST be bound (like a book) in a creative way. Please make sure they follow the instructions for each activity. They should include a cover page and a table of contents. They MUST paraphrase the written portion of each activity AND cite (on a bibliography page) where they got their information.
Winter Break Travel
Students whose families are planning on taking an extended vacation (and returning after January 3rd) should take ALL of their books with them on Friday and check both of our websites to complete the work so that they are ready to hand it in by the time they return. They will not receive extra time, once they return, to complete it.
PLEASE make sure they wear gloves, hat, scarf, a coat, & boots or appropriate shoes! Many of them are still wearing summer attire. Keep in mind that they have recess (which is not optional) everyday. This is also a good time to restock school supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, graph paper, etc. as many have run out of these items. Thank you.
The best time to meet with me is 7.30a any morning. Unfortunately my afternoons are booked with uploading homework to the website, creating online tests/quizzes, preparing the next day's lessons, grading papers, reorganizing my classroom library, updating classroom bulletin boards, updating gradebook, answering emails, organizing the laptop carts, straightening up my classroom, work related meetings, attending to a new baby, etc., so I don't have time to physically meet after school. However, feel free to email or call any time.