I want to start with giving you a heads up that there were a lot of children sneezing, coughing, and runny noses in our class today! As much as we all love school, please do be mindful that if your child is running a fever, please keep them home or make arrangements for them to not attend school for 24 hours, fever free. Sometimes, even without a fever, if your child is really uncomfortable with a stuffy nose, sore throat, earache, etc. please remember, they will probably be unproductive at school. A day of rest is important.
On the other side of that, without a fever, a few little aches and pains may disappear with a little pain reliever and a big hug. I encourage using kleenex and washing hands throughout the day. But we do share technology, some share crayons and pencils, and others sit pretty close to one another at times. Please be mindful. Thank you.
We have two half days tomorrow and Friday. Dismissal is at 11:29. No lunch served either day. Breakfast will be available.
We will have our spelling test on Friday, as usual.
Starting next week, a new homework project will begin. It is called "Write and Tell". This will give your child some extra practice of writing paragraphs (one or multiple). Your child is assigned one day, which will be their day for the rest of year. This is a second semester homework. First semester was math facts, now we switch to writing. A note is coming home tomorrow with your child. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The end of the marking period is here. I feel the students have shown growth. I'm very impressed with the eagerness to learn. I'm excited to keep them motivated as we move forward. Conferences will be held Thursday, February 8. You will get your report card sent home electronically next Friday, February 2. If you would like to request a conference, you are welcome to do so. I do have some families that I will request a conference so we can touch base on the progress of the child thus far. But overall, students are thriving and showing that in their daily work.
You may hear them start to say that "Mrs. Fromm is grumpy". I'm not really grumpy! But I am starting to show them the importance of quiet work times and less and less partner work. The goal for this next marking period is to be sure the students are using their time wisely and independently. These first two marking periods have been more about routine and friendships than the expectation of completing work alone. For many children this will be a big challenge. A challenge to work alone and not rely on a friend for help or answers (a friend can always be looked upon for questions, but not so much for working on answers together any longer). You may see some less desirable marks coming home on papers. Even simple things like remembering to put their name on a paper will become very important. Thank you in advance for this support and shift. Once again, I'm really not grumpy. LOL!
DATES TO KEEP TRACK OF:
Thursday, tomorrow, is McDonald's day. I hope you can drive thru or stop in at the 23 Mile Road location.
Friday is a school wide spirit day: Crazy hair and/or Crazy hat day.
Monday we will take the math NWEA. This week there was a huge shut down that restricted us from doing our best.
Lastly, if you have made it this far...THANK YOU! I know sometimes I can be very wordy. I just have so much to share that I don't want to forget to tell you. So if you have made it this far in all this update, please shoot me an email with your child's name in the subject bar. Thanks again! Enjoy the night.