Welcome to the “Weekly Digest”, where you’ll get a breakdown of the goings-on and the up-and-coming in 6M. This post will appear every Friday (or Thursday in the event of a holiday) and is a great way to stay in touch with what we’ve done, where we are, and where we’re going. Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to read.
Speaking of reading, you should have received a paper copy of the September newsletter. However, I’ve posted a digital copy here just in case: 6mseptember16
I’m pretty certain it was a successful week to start the school year. Students appear to be smiling and upbeat each day so I’ll take that as a sign. Thank you to everyone for jumping on board with Class Dojo and for returning the information package that was sent home on the first day of school. I realize it’s a lot to read and review but necessary at this time of year.
Your child should be bringing you a draft of an art assignment called “Who Am I?” The instructions are on the page but if you could take a moment to go over his/her work, edit and provide feedback. We’ll begin work on the good copy at school on Monday.
Also coming home this weekend is a permission form/contract for technology use in the classroom. This would include tablets, cell phones and iPods; basically anything that could be used as a research tool with an Internet connection. (Gaming systems are not a part of this list.) For me, having tech in the room is one more tool to help with learning, but as the contract clearly states, it’s meant for use at certain times only. Consequences will follow if the contract is broken. For the safe keeping of these devices, I strongly encourage a lock for the locker, otherwise they can be kept in your child’s desk or locked in a classroom cabinet if requested. Devices should not be present in the school until a signed contract has been returned to me. Thank you in advance for your support.
Once again, I appreciate the time you’ve taken to check out our blog. It will have lots more to see and learn from in the weeks and months that follow. In the meantime, consider browsing the Parents Corner where you’ll find some useful information about how things work in my classroom.
Enjoy your weekend!