-Mileage Club: Team 110 has started a light running program, and every student is participating. Please encourage your child to take pride and effort in their preparation to achieve a Physical Fitness Award.
Physical Fitness Award: One of Team 110’s goals for this school year is to achieve either the Presidential Fitness Award or the National Fitness Award. We will be working on the Mile Challenge Run, Pull-Ups, shuttle Run, and the Sit and Reach at school. Please help your child find success in this conquest by helping with Sit-ups, and other areas of the test at home. You can find all the data, times, and qualifications at: http://www.presidentschallenge.org/
Sunshine State Young Reader’s Book Idea: Due to factors such as a decrease library budget and the enormous popularity of the SSYRA program these books are in high demand. I was hoping that parents would purchase a book that their child requests from the 3-5 grade level SSYRA list. After the book is purchased and read, implement a way to exchange( SSYRA) books amongst the class.
Red RB Hunt Spirit Shirts: On Fridays I would like all members of Team 110 to wear their Red RB Hunt Spirit Shirts. Shirts can be purchased for ten dollars through the office and proceeds go to PTAO. Red clothing and years past RB Hunt shirts are more than fine.
AR points: Every night there will be 30-45 minutes of Accelerated Reading (AR) assigned as homework. This is an excellent motivational program that will inspire students to read more. There are also many benefits to gaining AR points, such as: Battle of Books, SSYRA Ice Cream Party, Reading Special Event, and certain classroom privileges.
Math Facts: Mastery of Math Facts plays a huge role in Team 110’s daily success. Each day students will complete a minimum of 100-200 math facts. Students will achieve this through Math Facts in a Flash, Timed Practice Tests, and flash card games. A wonderful way to prepare your child is to him/her go to: http://resources.oswego.org/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html ,and practice daily at home.
FCAT Explorer: Next week (or when passwords arrive) students will be getting their FCAT Explorer Sign-in-name and Password. The FCAT Explorer fourth grade Reading Odyssey should be completed before the FCAT Reading Test begins. Students are encouraged to spend time at home completing FCAT Explorer. If internet is an issue please let me know and I will provide more time in school.
Writing Journals: Many assignments are completed in class and in the writing journal. Please feel free to request a time to stop in and check it out –if you wish.
Writing Information for Parents: Fourth graders are not professional writers. Please praise them for their pride and effort, their imagination, and things they are doing write. Remember writing is personal and should always be positive.
Awesome Start to an Awesome School Year: The growth and improvement has been amazing for only the being of school. All the students are wonderful. After meet the teacher on Friday, the portable was struck by lightning. We lost AC, wireless, internet, printer, TV, and phone. Mr. Kledzik, Mr. Schreiber, and the district have been huge in getting us back on track.
In closing: The first couple of weeks are mostly filled with getting a set routine, getting to know one another, establishing a team atmosphere, and testing (baselines) to establish growth throughout the year and to understand where we need to spend more time on certain content and concepts.