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Jackson School Creed
I believe in doing my best.
I will be honest.
I will respect others.
              I am responsible for my learning.
                For I know learning is the key to my success.
 
Dates to Remember

April 27:  Snow Make-Up Day #2--School is in session!

April 30:  End of year assessments begin.

May 3:  Culture Night 5:00-7:00

May 25:  Last Student Day

Other Important Information

Technology

Lexia:  Your child is working on the year-end goal of reaching level 10 (completing Level 9) using the Language Arts program, Lexia.  Please help your child go to this website at home so that he/she may obtain this goal!  We will also be working to reach this goal here at school. Go to Lexiacore5.com.  You will need my email address, smithl@scsc.k12.in.us  for the first time that you sign in. Your child's username and password for this program are on a label on the first page of his/her agenda.  Below I have broken the levels down by month.  If your child completes each level listed by the end of each month, he/she should have no problem reaching Level 10 by the end of the year.  Many children continue to work towards higher levels to better prepare them for 2nd grade!

September--Level 2                       January--Level 6

October--Level 3                           February--Level 7

November--Level 4                        March--Level 8

December--Level 5                        April--Level 9

I-Ready:  This is a math program your child will be using that is similar to Lexia.  It teaches your child at his/her "just right" level.  Click on the link to the right.  Your child's login information is on the front page of his/her agenda.


Brain Pop ESL: This program is for students learning English.  Login information is in the front of your child's agenda.

 

Birthdays
 Happy April birthday to:  Rusty--25th

 Students may bring treats to school for their birthdays.  Treats must be store-bought with ingredients listed on a label to prevent allergic reactions.  Please let me know a couple of days in advance if your child wants to bring a birthday treat so I can plan accordingly.  Thanks!  Just a suggestion:  Smaller is better!  Mini cupcakes, small cookies, or small treats work great with this age group.  Some students will only take one or two bites and throw the rest away.   Currently we have 23 students.

Story for the Week: Henry and Mudge

  Pages:  198-217

  Genre: Realistic Fiction

  Phonics focus: Vowel sound in moon:  oo; suffixes -ly, -ful

  Fluency Skill:  Expression and intonation

  Text-Based Comprehension: Cause and Effect; Predict and Set Purpose

  Phonemic Awareness:  Segment and blend two-syllable words; segment and blend honemes; change phonemes

 

Spelling:  across, only, told, because, opened dance, shoes, slowly, sadly, gladly, quickly, nicely, careful, painful, wonderful.

 

Bonus Word:  tremendous

Sentence:  We laughed because he told us a joke.

 

Amazing Words:  discover, dwell, resident, welcome, admire, sadness, substantial, tremendous

**Reading and Spelling tests on Friday!**

 

Homework

 

Mon:  Read "Henry and Mudge"; Spelling words 1-5  3 times each.
Tues: Read "Henry and Mudge"; Spelling words 6-10 3 times each.
Wed:  Read Buddy Bag; Spelling words 11-15  3 times each.
Thur: Read "Helping at a Zoo"; Spelling sentences 1 time each.
Fri:  None

Writing

We will learning to type our final drafts.

Math

Please have your child complete the front and the back of the homework sheet. You may help your child as needed!  On days a new skill is introduced, you will receive a family letter.  This letter is to demonstrate to parents how to help your child with the new math skill.  This week in Math we will be learning the following skill:  Understand Putting Shapes Together (We will be doing the homework together in class this week again.  We'll be tracing and drawing shapes.)

 Monday:  None

Tuesday:  None

Wednesday:  None

Thursday:  None

Friday:  Test over Understanding Putting Shapes Together

Attachments

Our special classes are 1:00-1:40 everyday  
Monday:  Art  
Tuesday:  Music 
Wednesday:  
Gym--Please have your child wear his/her gym shoes. Thanks!
Thursday:  
Library--Please be sure your child has his/her library book.  Thanks!
Friday:  Computer Lab  

Thank You!    

Thanks so much for reading the webpage/newsletter!  It is important to me that you are informed of what is going on in our classroom.  To show my appreciation, I will reward your child with a small treat if you write these words: Treasures in your child's agenda above your initials for Monday, April 16th.


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Laura Smith
Teacher Room Number
305
Teacher Phone Number
(812) 522-5709 ext. 2305



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