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Week of 2/1/16

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to February. This week, we are working on Six Million Paper Clips and our study of the Holocaust. We are drafting response to literature essays and continuing to study fractions, decimals, and percents. This week, we will also work on finding area and perimeter.

Important things to know (and some that are not so important):

*The first senior dues payment of $50 was due on Friday. The next payment is due at the end of this month. Payments can be made at any time (check or cash) and checks should be made out to P.S. 132. If there is a problem making payments, please let me know and we’ll figure it out.

*Book orders are due on Friday if you’d like to place an order.

*Promotion in doubt and grade reports are being distributed today. Not every child will receive a promotion in doubt letter, but every child will get a printout (addressed to you) with his or her grade averages from 1st and 2nd marking periods so you can see how they are doing. Please set up an appointment with me if you’d like to discuss anything concerning your child’s academic work this year.

*Some of the children still need supplies, mostly pencils, colors, paper, and sharpeners.

*I’m signing the children up for a new resource to help the children in math. It’s call Splashmath. Your invitation, along with your child’s username and password are being sent home today. Assignments were given for the children to practice skills already taught. I will be able to see their work and progress online each time they practice. Thanks to Ms. Figueroa for recommending this resource.

*Quite a few class assessments have been graded and returned recently, but many of them are not being sent back with your signatures. It is absolutely fine for you to keep them and review them. I’d just like to know that you have seen them and are aware of your children’s test scores. If you are ever finding that it’s been some time since you’ve seen a graded test, please contact me because chances are your child is not giving them to you.

Have a wonderful week.

Yours,
Ms. Ginis

Homework for Class 5-303 – February 1, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response.
2. Math – NY Ready – pages 131-132 – Lesson 20. If you are having any trouble, read the pages of the lesson.
3. Math quiz – Friday – fractions, decimals, and percent chart. See your notes from last week. 4. Spelling quiz – Friday – word list 16
5. Make sure you have handed in everything that was already due and that you are keeping up with your classwork in reading, writing, and math. *Sign and return all graded tests or quizzes.
*Senior dues slip should be returned. The first payment of $50 was already due. The next payment is due on February 26. *Promotion in doubt slips returned

Homework for Class 5-303 – February 2, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response.
2. Math – NY Ready – pages 137-138 – Lesson 21. If you are having any trouble, read the pages of the lesson.
3. Math quiz – Friday – fractions, decimals, and percent chart. See your notes from last week. 4. New math packet – page 3 – perimeter
5. Spelling quiz – Friday – word list 16
6. Make sure you have handed in everything that was already due and that you are keeping up with your classwork in reading, writing, and math. *Sign and return all graded tests or quizzes.
*Senior dues slip should be returned. The first payment of $50 was already due. The next payment is due on February 26. *Promotion in doubt slips returned

Homework for Class 5-303 – February 2, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response.
2. Math – NY Ready – pages 145-146 – Lesson 22. If you are having any trouble, read the pages of the lesson.
3. Math quiz – Friday – fractions, decimals, and percent chart. See your notes from last week. 4. New math packet – page 3 – perimeter
5. Spelling quiz – Friday – word list 16
6. Keep up with your classwork in reading, math, and writing. Do it at home if you didn’t finish it in school. *Sign and return all graded tests or quizzes.
*Senior dues slip should be returned. The first payment of $50 was already due. The next payment is due on February 26. *Promotion in doubt slips returned

Homework for Class 5-303 – February 4, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response.
2. Math – NY Ready – pages 153-154 – Lesson 23. If you are having any trouble, read the pages of the lesson.
3. Math quiz – tomorrow – fractions, decimals, and percent chart. See your notes from last week. 4. New math packet – page 9 – perimeter
5. Spelling quiz – tomorrow – word list 16
6. Keep up with your classwork in reading, math, and writing. Do it at home if you didn’t finish it in school. *Sign and return all graded tests or quizzes.
*Senior dues slip should be returned. The first payment of $50 was already due. The next payment is due on February 26. *Promotion in doubt slips returned

Homework for Class 5-303 – February 5, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response.
2. Math – NY Ready – pages 159-160 – Lesson 24. If you are having any trouble, read the pages of the lesson. 3. New math packet – page 12 – perimeter
4. Keep up with your classwork in reading, math, and writing. Do it at home if you didn’t finish it in school. *Sign and return all graded tests or quizzes.
*Senior dues slip should be returned. The first payment of $50 was already due. The next payment is due on February 26. *Promotion in doubt slips returned