Thank you for taking time out of your busy work schedules to meet
with me this week! I really enjoyed discussing your child’s individual personality as well as his or her strengths and areas for improvement.
If you have any questions that came to you after contemplating our
discussion, please let me know!
The address for the Tellus Museum is 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 and the phone number is 770-606-5700 (if you get lost). I’ll be waiting outside at 2:15 to start handing out tickets. We’ll go in at 2:30.
There will be about 40 people in our group. We can stay together and move through the exhibits as a group or your family can move through at your desired pace. It’s up to you and your family! I do ask that we spend a good amount of time experiencing the fossil/dinosaur, mineral and magnet areas, since those areas apply to what we are learning this year. But, the whole museum is really neat!
If you have a children’s dictionary at your home that you are willing to donate to our class, I would really appreciate it. We need to do a lot of dictionary work this 9 weeks and I only two dictionaries for our class (they belonged to my children). If you come across one at a store that is reasonably priced, I’d love to have 6-10 total.
The book project for the nonfiction book is due next Thursday, October 31. You can use an idea from the ABC project list in your child’s binder or you can do something else if you choose. Basically, your child
needs to make a neat, legible, creative visual aid to help them give a summary of their book. Please encourage them to practice their presentation with you before Thursday. (Quest kids can present on
Mrs. Davis signed up for an online program to help students practice math and reading skills. It’s called MobyMax. I’m going to send home a letter, which will show you how to access the site. I’m going to give a $20
bonus (classroom money) to every child who goes on the site and completes the math placement test before next Friday morning (November 1st). The site automatically figures out which skills each child needs to practice and sends them to work on those skills using games & fun activities. I haven’t had enough time to navigate the site fully. So, after I do, I’ll give your more information about which subjects to work on and what type of incentives I’ll offer to those kids who spend out of class time working/playing on the site!
RED RIBBON WEEK (October 28st- Nov. 1st)
Monday- “Sock it to Drugs”-Wear wacky socks
Tuesday-“Hats off to Drugs”-Wear a hat
Wednesday-“Say NO to Drugs”-Wear red
Thursday-“Hair’s to a Drug-free Life”- Wacky hair
Friday-“Team up against Drugs”- Wear a sports team shirt/jersey
The Green Committee is working with the school to enhance the outdoor learning experience, and we need your help. We are assembling 3 outdoor learning kits for teachers to use and need several items, some of which you may have at home. If you are interested to help, please see the list at: http://kcsmagreencommittee.blogspot.com/.
We will also be running a NUT pass on November 8 to raise funds
for outdoor signs. Please consider sending in $1 for a NUT
SQUARE ONE ART PROJECT
Your student recently created their own artwork and has been given free stickers of that artwork by a company called Square 1. Today, your student's artwork sticker sheet is being sent home along with a catalog for you to order items decorated with their artwork. The school earns an average of 35% for each piece sold. Orders can be made online or through the order form. The deadline for all orders is November 4, 2013. Please send all order forms to your student's homeroom teacher.