Monday: Physical Education (Mr. Mascolo)
Tuesday: Science (Ms. McGrath) and Art (Mr. Haber)
Wednesday: Art (Mr. Haber)
Thursday: Social Studies (Ms. Labbate)
Friday: Science (Ms. McGrath)
DREAMBOX MATH PROGRAM
DreamBox is an online math program that helps all students to achieve better and faster math proficiency. It is very important that students strengthen their math skills in order to prepare for the rigorous math curriculum that exists in the older grades. We will be using this program in the classroom, but it is essential that students find time to continue their learning at home.
Please use your child's username and password in order to assess the website from home.
MYON READING PROGRAM
Class 202 started using the MyOn Reading Program for homework. It is very important that students use this site on Tuesdays and Thursdays for at least 20 minutes. Any student that reads over 40 minutes or more on MyOn will receive a prize from my treat box in order to reward such good effort in developing stronger reading skills. Also the texts on this program have assessments at the end, so please ensure that your child is taking these quizzes. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I want students to read actual books and log in the information. Remember parents must sign their initials on the log sheets. It is very important that your child reads daily at home in order to build fluency and comprehension. Make sure that the reading material is on your child's current reading level.
THINK CENTRAL WEBSITE
Click on Think Central
Your username and password are needed to access the Think Central Website. Let me know if any issues arise with this website.
HOMEWORK COUPONS FOR JANUARY'S STUDENTS OF THE MONTH & HOMEWORK HEROES
I sent a homework coupon for any student who earned it for the month of January. If all of January's homework assignments were completed thoroughly, then your child will be allowed to skip any one assignment for the month of February. It is your child's responsibility to use this homework coupon wisely. If you don't want your child to use the coupon for a skipped assignment, then the coupon can be exchanged for a prize from the treat box. Please encourage your child to continue this hard work!
For Your Information:
Homework Hero= 1 Homework Coupon
Student of the Month= 2 Homework Coupons
Our class has a daily mid-morning snack usually around 10:00-10:30am. This snack break will only last 5-10 minutes, so your child's snack must be a quick item. I have listed some suggestions below. Keep in mind that the snack must be HEALTHY, not JUNK FOOD or CANDY.
If you wish to contribute a class snack in bunk, that gesture would be very thoughtful of you. I am sure that some students might forget or be unable to bring a snack, so these bunked items could be used for any kids missing a snack. I would greatly appreciate it!
MID-WINTER VACATION (PRESIDENTS WEEK)
No school from Monday, February 20th to Friday, February 24th!
Reading: Students are learning how to study realistic fiction stories. First, we are focusing on character actions, traits, and motivations (ATM Strategy). Also we are identifying the important story elements such as characters, setting, problem and solution. In addition, story retelling and lessons learned are being discussed. Along with these areas, students are required to used text evidence to support their ideas.
Writing: Students are creating their own realistic fiction stories. We are starting with the planning phase and figuring out how to develop realistic characters, settings, problems, and solutions. The class is very excited to explore their imaginations and creativity. We are also using mentor texts to help us explore author craft.
FUTURE CLASS TRIPS:
African Circus- February 15th (Lehman College)
Wizard of Oz Performance- April 4th (Queens College)
Planting Experience-April 27th (Botanical Garden)
Magic Show-May 25th (Queens Theatre in the Park)