Room 9 Updates

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hi All,
It was a pleasure to meet with you last week and discuss your wonderful kids.  I hope the meetings were informative for you all.

This week, the Kindergarten through Third Grade will begin Choir as our  Parent Alliance sponsored art program.  We look forward to having the class weekly throughout the year.

The Harvest Festival is scheduled for this Friday. For those of you that are new to the school, this is a fun, family event that our kids look forward to every year.

This week's homework will consist of a spelling packet, reading log, and math practice sheets.  Please continue supporting your child with the organizational structures they need to do this work well.

Finally, our field trip to the SC Natural History Museum is a week from Friday.  If your child has not returned their permission slip, please send it in.  If it has been misplace, let me know.

Thanks for all you do,
Carroll Mayer

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hi All,
This week is Conference Week.  You should have received a confirmation from me as to the time and date of your conference via "kid mail" or, in some cases, phone or email.  If there is an issue about the schedule, please contact me immediately, as I still have a few free times. Because of conferences, the kids will be dismissed at 12:20 every day, and there is no Afterschool Program.

For this week's Homework Packet, I have included a study guide on government instead of the usual spelling words.  The kids should review this information for a test scheduled on Friday.  In math, we are moving on from addition to subtraction (including regrouping--"borrowing").  Many kids struggle with this concept and may need additional supervision and support when completing their math homework. Please scan your child's nightly math homework to be sure they are practicing this concept correctly, as it will be frustrating for all if they practice misconceptions.

Have a great week,
Carroll Mayer