November 14, 2016
Star Homework will be the same as last week. We have added more levels to ST Math for the students to do at home.
We are starting a new math chapter this week that will cover more double-digit place value strategies and practice.
We will also be working on a fun writing activity that will get us ready for the Christmas season!
Our Thanksgiving "Finger Food Feast" is on Friday. An email was sent last week for sign ups.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your family next week. As always, we encourage your students to spend time reading and practicing their math skills. We will see you back at school on Monday, November 28!
On Wednesday, December 21, we will be spreading Christmas cheer to the folks at Atria. We are looking for parent drivers from 10:30- 12:30-ish. Please let us know if you can drive.
Achieve Charter School students will be performing in our annual Christmas program on Thursday, December 15 at the Paradise Alliance Church. Stay tunned for times and other important details.
November 7, 2016
We were so thankful to meet with you last week for your student's PLP. Thank you for taking the time and for making your student's education a priority. We are excited about the goals that were set and are looking forward to this next trimester!
This week we will have two parents coming in to talk about the local elections and the process of being elected.
The students finished their zoo habitats and will be presenting them to the class this week. They are now "experts" on their habitat and will be sharing how the plants and animals work together to provide a suitable living space for their animals.
In Math we will continue to work on place values and will possibly have a chapter test as soon as Thursday.
Remember, there is no school on Friday! Ask your child about the letters they wrote to some veterans!
We will start up our Star Homework this week again. There are some new activities on the menu:
Read- We recommend that your student tries to read each night for at least 20 minutes.
Math- We will not be including any math worksheets in the packet. Feel free to work on flashcards or any game that will continue to build and reinforce addition and subtraction math facts. We are also introducing ST Math as a homework option. This is a math program that we use in class. You can find the link to the site under the Math tab at the top of this page. There is also a ST Math app that you can download on your ipad (possibly other devices too). Only a few of the levels can be accessed at home.
Spelling- We are including a "Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe" worksheet in this week's homework as well as the option to play games on Spelling City (link at the top of this page). Make sure your student is practicing the list that was sent home in their Monday folder this week. The test will be on Thursday morning.
Writing- We have included a writing prompt worksheet in the Monday folder this week. This is a tool for students who need a little guidance for writing a paragraph. Other writing acitivies for homework can include writing a letter to someone, a creative story, a "how to" paragraph, a variation of the writing worksheet or something that you come up with. Maybe consider getting a notebook that they can write in at home. As you work with your child, help them identify if there is correct punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Have them work on tidy handwriting and proper spacing. If they are writing a paragraph, remind them to include an introduction sentence, transition words and a conclusion sentence. If they are writing a story, encourage them to have a beginning, middle and end. These are just ideas for you to help strengthen your child's writing skills. By no means are we asking for perfection, but help them recall, use and build their writing skills at home.
NOTE: We do not expect for your child to turn in their writing, spelling practice or other homework worksheets at the end of the week. We just ask they are honest and only circle the star next to the activity they completed and turn that in on Friday (or Thursday this week).