Hello to all parents! This website was created to help you stay on top of what is going on in our classroom throughout the school year. It will be updated weekly, so please check back often for any important information!
You may have noticed on the weekly schedule page a 15 minute block at the end of each day titled “communication book.” This book is meant to help the parents, child(ren), and teacher keep in touch with each other. Starting next week, your child will drop off their journal on my desk when they come into the classroom each morning. I check to make sure that they wrote down their homework assignment from the day before, and took the time to reflect on their day. It is your responsibility to sign each day's entry so that I know that you have seen the work that was assigned.
Please take the time to read your child's thoughts about the day. They may have struggled with one of the concepts covered, or perhaps a peer may have hurt their feelings. They could have also had a great day and could not wait to share it with you. I hope this small journal will provide your child and yourself an opportunity to discuss the events of the day. Also, feel free to write a note of encouragement or praise to your child in the book (they love that), and if you have any questions or comments for me, write them down in the book. I check them everyday so you will get a response by that afternoon.
You may have noticed on our monthly newsletters something referred to as the “E-Club” project. I would like to take the time now to explain what exactly this opportunity is. A goal of mine this year is to encourage parental engagement with their child. The “E” in E-Club stands for Engagement and Excellence. It is an opportunity for parents and children to work together on an assignment over an intersession (such as fall, winter, or spring break). Instead of doing the regular homework assignment, the family has the option of undertaking a project together. This project can be anything from a presentation on your favorite historical figure, to constructing a rudimentary engine. Check the monthly newsletter and decide with your child if you all would like to participate in the upcoming E-Club project!