You all did such a great job with your bio poems and they are prominently featured on display, near the elevator. We look forward to our first author's celebration on Friday to share our chaining memory booklets. It will be the first of several times during the school year when we will have the chance to share our published work with each other (and nibble on a few goodies as we do so).
Please make sure to check the homework page every night and try to stay up to date with due dates. I will begin sending notes home to your parents if you are missing work. You will usually have a problem of the week due every Friday. Science news responses for now, are due every Wednesday and current events responses are due every Thursday. This is apresidential election year, which is very exciting. In a few weeks, we will begin a special "Electing the President" unit. But for now, you should be watching the news and following the candidates and issues at www.timeforkids.com and nicknews.com. You should be working on your reading journal responses and completing entries in your writer's notebooks regularly. There will be other long (and short term) assignments. If you are confused or have questions, it is your responsibility to ask me for clarification and assistance. If I do not hear from you, I will assume that "all is clear." I will be sharing a homework planning sheet with you soon. You will need to pace yourselves since many of your assignments are long-term. You may have more than a day or two (sometimes up to a week or more) to complete your tasks. You will have to begin to plan how you want to space your work out so you don't get stressed by saving it for the last minute. We will discuss.
I look forward to meeting your parents this Friday, September 21 for "Meet the Teacher" day in the morning. Band will begin this week, too. I know we will have another great week. Hope you had a wonderful, long weekend. See you soon