Every Monday morning, (or Tuesday if there isn't school on Monday) I will send a link to the weekly newsletter via email. Please read it as it will keep you informed as to what is going on in class as well as school.
In math this week we will begin to work on volume and arrays learning to use and explain strategies for multiplying with multi-digit numbers. We will also be learning a new strategy called "Doubling/Halving" to help with multiplication. Speaking of multiplication, working with your child on their multiplication and division facts will help them be more successful in class. Any way you want to approach this is fine, (in the car, flashcards, on a computer,) it's just important that they have a solid grasp of the facts. Your child has access to a program called "Big Brainz" which is great for math fact practice. Their password is in their assignment book!
If your child has not shown you their individual reading contract, please ask to see it. This contract "maps out" their schedule for reading a book independently. The requirement is to read 20-30 minutes every night, even if they are ahead on their contract! Being ahead is OK. I will check in with them every day or every other day to see how they are doing. This is one way I am able to see if a book is just right, too easy or too hard for them.
We are still in need of chaperones for TSS. We need two women and two men each night on Wednesday and Thursday. You would need to arrive between 4:30-5:00 p.m. each day. You will be free to leave anytime after 7:30 a.m. the following morning. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Tuesday September 10th if you would be able to help. Once I receive the names of those who might be able to help, I will be back in touch with you. Thank you to those who have sent me your name as a possible parent chaperone.
Monday Sept. 9th: Bus Safety 9:50
Thursday Sept. 12th: Open House for parents 6:15-6:35 for 5th grade. I will give a short presentation on what to expect this year.
Friday September 13th: All School Assembly 8:20-8:35
Tuesday September 17th: Snake River Float Trip Wilson to South Park. 9:00-2:00
Wednesday-Friday September 18-20: Teton Science School
A note from Mrs. Hunt:
Welcome back to the Wilson Elementary School Physical Education Program. I want to inform you of the physical activity programs that your child or children may participate in after school.
1st-5th grade may join After School Action on Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately following school. This program is an opportunity for students to have an additional 50 minutes of activity during their school day. There is strong research that all children ages 5-18 need a minimum of 60 minutes of activity daily for a healthy lifestyle. This program will begin next Thursday, September 12th. There is not a sign-up, students simply walk to the gym with their backpacks. Please make sure you have a solid plan! Students are encouraged to bring a small, non-messy, healthy snack, (fruit, nuts, veggies etc,) for a boost of energy.
2nd-5th Grade may join 50/50 Club on Wednesdays, starting October 2nd. This program is an opportunity for students to be creative and active. I will meet with 4th and 5th graders interested in designing the monthly themes for this school year on Wednesday during their lunch. There is a sign-up for this program, the first 20 students to register with Sharon in the office will participate. This program is a one month commitment, please check your schedules to ensure availability.
Due to the earlier school start time, students will be dismissed from ASA and 50/50 Club at 3:45. Please plan to meet your child at the gym doors. If your child walks or rides their bikes home, they can leave when dismissed.
Thank you for reading and keep moving!
(Physical Education Teacher @ Wilson Elementary School)
"A moving child is a learning child."