daw.com - June 2

WOW!!! How this year has flown by - it still seems like we were just getting back from Winter Break.  Even the students are letting me know how fast this year has gone by. There are a couple of housekeeping things first I need to take care of.
Next week is lunch in the MS cafeteria.  For those students who purchase lunch from the school, it means they need their lunch card topped up.  If they run out of money, the MS cafeteria does not allow students to get a lunch.  Please help your student by making sure their card is topped up.  Also, please talk with your student about how much they should spend for a meal.  Remember, each item costs and there is no single meal price in the MS cafeteria.
Secondly, I am hearing from a lot of students about absences due to leaving early for summer break.  It is very important I know of these so I can plan properly.  Please send me an email about any absence your student will have between now and the end of the school year - the sooner the better.  Thanks for looking after this.
Next weeks current Events are as follows;
Tuesday - Eric
Wednesday - Simon
Thursday - JungBin
Friday - Millie
I am also requesting that all students read in English over the summer.  Next Tuesday is our regular library period where each student can sign out 10 books for their summer reading if they are returning to ISB.  I want to encourage everyone to continue with their 5-10 minutes per night EVERY night during summer just so they continue with the practice of reading.  I know that this skill does decline if not practiced regularly.  Please encourage your student to sign out some books for summer reading.  Here are some online-resources as well;
  1. Raz Kids: Our Raz Kids class account will remain open and active for students until September. I’ve expanded the book room to each child’s current reading level and several levels above, to give them room to grow during summer. Raz Kids is perfect for traveling families because it’s online or available as an app!
  2. Newsela: The Newsela website is one that students have been using a lot this year to read nonfiction news. Each news article in Newsela can be read at several different reading levels, which provides access to a wide range of readers. If your child forgets their homeroom class code, they can login using my class code: KS6PPH. Newsela also has several summer book clubs, on a variety of topics, that your child can participate in online. Newsela is also an online source or available as an app.
I have completed the recording of reading in a reading log for the year but still want to encourage students to read every night for at least 10 minutes.
I am starting to send things home as we finish them and today the daily math book went home.  It is a good review of general math skills. Please remember that I no longer use Monday folders but rather send home work as I complete grading it.
Report cards will be posted on June 14th but if you want to meet with me prior to this please let me know and I will gladly set up a time to meet with you. In the mean time, have a great weekend.