Vocabulary Unit 5 : Wednesday
Math Quiz - Ch 6 lessons 1 - 6: Wednesday
Teacher Comments: What a busy week! We read the books, Maya Lin - Artist & Architect of Light and Fly High: The Story of Bessie Coleman and discussed how both women faced prejudice and discrimination. We also finished reading our class novel, Esperanza Rising. Everyone loved the ending! This week the students wrote an essay called a Reflection on Prejudice & Discrimination to compare the ways that Martin Luther King, Jr., Henry Aaron, Maya Lin, & the character of Esperanza overcame these obstacles & the character traits that helped them to do so. We also had amazing conversations about why these issues are both important and relevant today. Many students made very insightful comments. Both books are posted on our Google Classroom page if you would like to share them with your child. The class was also able to enjoy the beautiful weather we had the last few days by taking walks outside in the fresh air and lovely blue skies! We're looking forward to seeing everyone at conferences next week. Have a terrific weekend!! :)**This page will be updated every Friday with important information, reminders, upcoming tests, and an update of the week's events.
- The Reading Goal is 20 minutes per night for 7 days a week. (The Weekly Reading Log is due each Friday so it needs to be posted on Google Classroom every Thursday. Please remind your child to mark it "turned in".)
- A Monthly Reading Response Log requires 6 short writing responses and is due on the last Thursday of each month. (It needs to be posted on Google Classroom by 11 pm on the day it is due.)
- Students do not have planners this year. Please be sure your child checks our Google Classroom page every day to see what homework has been listed under "Homework Assignments".
- Parent/Teacher conferences are Tuesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 4th. Please check your email for a link and directions to sign up if you have not already done so.
- Vocabulary tests are every Wednesday.
- Pictures of the fun activities the class has been doing are posted on my Twitter account @MrsDiMartinoM. We hope you enjoy seeing the class in action. :) (You can also view the pictures on Stratford's Twitter feed on the main page of the Stratford website.)
- Our next Online Scholastic Book Order is due Thursday, March 25th. Please remember that you can order from any flyer on the website. Our class code is MYW3R.
- Stratford's PARP Program is underway. Please check your email for exciting PARP activities from the PTA for the students.
- Please be sure your child has a buddy in the class to reach out to with questions about posting assignments in Google Classroom. Also, the district webpage has both Parent and Student Technology Help pages to reference for assistance with technology problems.
- Please be sure your child has sufficient supplies for the school day, including several pencils, a hand pencil sharpener, blue pens, red pens, black felt tip marker, glue stick, scissors and a package of colored pencils. (These supplies should remain in school each day.)
- Students can use Class Link on Stratford's webpage to access many technology platforms with a single password using their GC Google email address.
- Please be sure your child brings a water bottle for their desk to school each day.
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