Hello 4th Grade families,
We had a wonderful first week of school! Your children are delightful and eager to work together to create a classroom of cooperation, fun, and learning. I even got requests for more math!! If you can’t tell, I am very much looking forward to this year.
Following are a few updates from our class:
•I am definitely trying to keep student desks neat and the student supply list to a minimum. In addition, Reed provides many classroom supplies already! That being said, here is a list of basics most students need to bring daily:
- Snack and Lunch, if you will NOT be getting the free brunch and lunch offered by San Jose Unified School District.
- A backpack
- A refillable water bottle
- Charged Chromebook, labelled with student name
- Chromebook Charger, labelled with student name
- Pencil, folder or binder, book or journal from home for reading/writing time or spare moments when work is finished in class.
•Our class has an Amazon Wish List , linked here: https://a.co/bp8faAD
•There is NO HOMEWORK in my class this week, as we are still working on procedures and routines. In addition, homework should really be a practice of skills learned, and we are just getting started. I will always recommend 20 minutes of student-chosen reading each weeknight, though. If you would like your child to start doing something now, that would be my recommendation.
•On our agenda this week: Students will pick up their textbooks from the library, learn class technology procedures, and take the baseline district assessments for reading and math. We will reinforce routines and procedures throughout the day while continuing soft startup of Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop and math instruction. Students will learn about class jobs in more detail and have the opportunity to apply for the position(s) of their choice. We are also working on a longer term project that will hopefully be on display for Back to School night next week.
•I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible on Back to School Night next Tuesday, August 30th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Please look for more information to come from the Reed office and our Principal, Mr. Ramezane.
As always, please reach out with any suggestions, comments, or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 535-6247 extension 37143.