Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Optional Conferences

On Thursday, October 13th MES will be having Optional Conferences. This is an opportunity for me to meet with parents about any concerns prior to our regular November conferences. In the event you would like to schedule a conference please email me. I am sending out a few requests for conferences but will not be sending the form home with everyone. Thanks!

Ms. Raethke

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September winds down...

As the month comes to an end, its great to celebrate our first month of school! We have been busy! Here is a quick update as to what we are covering throughout the subject areas...

Reading- We are working on a variety of concepts in our different reading groups. Ask your child specifically what book they are reading and encourage reading at home.

Math- We are working on place value, rounding and basic math concepts. We are working on IXL skills 3rd grade L.1 and 4th grade A.6. Please email Ms. Raethke if you need any assistance using IXL at home with your child.

Writing- We have been working on basic journaling and various prompts. We will be starting our Pen Pals here in the next week.

Enrichment- Many students have a variety of Enrichment teachers. In my group we are currently listening to the BFG on audiobook and having some great discussions about the text!

Social Studies- We are learning about the various regions in the United States.

Science- We are learning about Ecosystems.

Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if you have any questions or concerns!!! =-)