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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

Oct 29-Nov. 2--Red Ribbon Week--See info. below.

Nov. 6--Election Day

Nov. 9--Fall Carnival 5:00-6:30  See info. below.

Nov. 11--Veteran's Day

Nov. 21-23-Thanksgiving Break:  NO SCHOOL

Dec. 24-Jan. 7--Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas Break; NO SCHOOL

Jan. 8--First day back from Christmas Break

Feb. 14--Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb. 18--President's Day; Snow Make-Up Day #1

March 15--End of 3rd quarter

March 17--Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 18-22--Spring Break:  NO SCHOOL

April 19--Good Friday:  Snow Make-Up Day #3 or NO SCHOOL

April 21--Happy Easter

April 22--Snow Make-Up Day #2 or NO SCHOOL

May 12--Happy Mother's Day

May 23--Last Student Day

May 24--Snow Make-Up Day #4 or NO SCHOOL

Other Important Information

Red Ribbon Week

The National Red Ribbon Week Celebration is October 29th-November 2nd, 2018. The goal of Red Ribbon Week is to come together to keep children, families, and communities safe, healthy and DRUG FREE! At Jackson Elementary we want to make a stand against substance abuse and show our school’s commitment to maintain a DRUG FREE lifestyle.  During Red Ribbon Week, ALL students at Jackson Elementary will be encouraged to dress up for our theme days.

Red Food Monday-“Red”-y to Be Drug Free. Wear Red from shirt to shoes!

Tuesday- Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up!  Wear Mismatched/Crazy Clothing.

Wednesday-Say Boo to Drugs! Wear orange/black.

Thursday-Hats off to Being Drug Free. Wear crazy hat or hair!

Friday-Anything is PAWS-IBLE when you’re drug free!  Jackson Spirit Day. Blue from ears to paws!

*Daily Classroom Contest- Each classroom will choose a winner for best dressed each day. Winner to receive a prize!  

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**Fall Carnival**

Friday November 9th 5:00-6:30

We will have food (chili-dog, chips, cookie, drink), games, cotton candy, popcorn, and raffle baskets. We will not be doing pre-sale food tickets this year. Families will be able to purchase meals, game tickets, and raffle tickets at the door. Cotton candy and popcorn will also be available for purchase.

 
Meal - $5.00
Game Tickets - 5 for $1.00
Raffle Tickets - 1 for $1.00, 6 for $5.00, 15 for $10.00
Games - 1 ticket
Popcorn - 3 tickets
Cotton Candy - 5 tickets
 
***Please send in $1.00 to school in an envelope with your child by Friday, Nov. 2nd.  Money will go towards the 1st grade "Pets" themed raffle basket for the Fall Carnival.  We will be purchasing pet supplies to put in the basket.  Thank you for your support!***
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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.

IXL:  This is a math program that we use for enrichment or when your child has complete his/her 45 minutes on i-Ready.  Your child's login information is on the front page of his/her agenda.

Spelling City:  When a student reaches Level 10 on Lexia, he/she may choose to use this program to play games and do activities with spelling words.

myOn:  When a student reaches Level 10 on Lexia, he/she may choose to use this program to read online books at his/her individual reading level.

 

Birthdays
 Happy October birthday to:   Reace--31st.

 Students may bring treats to school for their birthdays on a Friday.  We have a little more flexibility with time on Fridays!

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 22 students.

Story for the Week: A Fox and a Kit

  Pages: 102-111

  Genre: Literary Nonfiction

  Phonics focus: Inflected Endings -s and -ing

  Fluency Skill: Accuracy and Rate

  Text-Based Comprehension: Main idea and Details; Important Ideas

  Phonemic Awareness: Segment and Blend Phonemes; Count Syllables; Segment and Blend Onset and Rime

 

Spelling:  her, eat, too, this, four, five, sit, sits, win, wins, fit, fits, hit, hits, naps  

Sentence:  They are going to eat with me.

 

Amazing Words:  observe, wild, screech, reserve, parent, canopy, million, native

 

 

**Reading and Spelling tests on Friday!**

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Homework

Mon:  Read "A Fox and a Kit"; Spelling words 1-5  3 times each.

Tues: Read "A Fox and a Kit"; Spelling words 6-10  3 times each.
Wed:  Read Buddy Bag; Spelling words 11-15  3 times each.
Thur: Read "Rob" and Sentence Sheet; Spelling sentences  1 time each.
Fri:  None

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A good way to help your child be successful on the weekly spelling tests is to do a practice test.  Do this by giving your child the spelling words and have him/her write them as if it were a real test.  For any words missed, have him/her practice writing them five times each.  Then redo the test again.  Continue practicing in this way until the words are mastered.

Writing

We will be writing using numbered lists.  This will lead us into using transition/temporal words to show order.

Math

Skill this week:  Number Partners for 8 and 9

There will occassionally be math homework, but we will do our best to complete work in class.  Please check your child's agenda and red folder to see if there is any math homework for the day.

Test on Friday.

Attachments

 Our special classes are 12:20-1:00 every day.

 Monday:  Library

Tuesday:  Computer Lab

Wednesday:  Art

Thursday:  Music

Friday:  PE

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 this word:  Leaves in your child's agenda above your initials on Monday, October 22nd.


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



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