Room 30 Parents,
Welcome to 4th grade! We are off and running in Room 30. This year, I won’t do a weekly newsletter, but will deliver news and information to you as needed. For this update, there is a lot of information!
Students have received their Google accounts and are using them in the classroom on their Chromebooks. Several are asking about logging in at home to continue or complete assignments. Please email me if you need assistance. At this point, I am just having them write down their information to take home and it doesn’t always get transferred successfully. I will provide all parents with login information at Back to School Night. At that time I will able to go in depth about what we are doing in class.
It would be helpful if each student had their own earbuds or headphones to use with their computer. I have some headphones, but it is easier and more sanitary if the students have their own. If you have an extra pair at home or want to buy an inexpensive pair to send to school your child, that would be great!
We will have a snack break every morning. Feel free to send a snack with your child--preferably something that can be eaten in 5 minutes or less. As far as I am aware, we don’t have any restrictions that would cause us to be a peanut-free classroom. Please let me know if this is not the case for your child.
There is a large amount of important information, forms, etc. in this week’s Friday Folder, so check backpacks for those. My experience has been that Friday Folders get forgotten the first week because we are still getting back into the school routine. Please return the folder and any necessary forms on Monday. This year, there will not be as much student work in the Friday Folders because of the amount of work we do digitally. More on this at Back to School Night!
Friday the 11th, I will assign the first homework log. It will be due the following Friday the 18th. For the most part, students will have a week to complete the homework logs. There will also be occasional math assignments in the Home Connections book.
Our new math curriculum this year is Bridges 2. It is the updated version of the math program we have been using the past several years--although your child may have experienced a different math program last year depending on their teacher. Attached to this email is information about Unit 1 that we started this week.
Thank you for sending such terrific kids! I can tell already this is a great class. I am looking forward to a great year!