Ms. Kane

September 24, 2012

The LAST week of September!

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Dear Parents,
Thank you for checking this blog. I will summarize what is happening in Room 210 for the week ahead. Please also look at other teachers’ blogs. You’ll see what’s going on in their classrooms and, many teachers have internet links which are good for both parents and kids.

This week in Math we continue to review number sense (place value, thinking about numbers and problem solving) and for a new activity – reading and writing NUMBER WORDS. With that skill, we will be writing short number stories and word problems.

Writing continues EVERYDAY! The goal is for the student to think in silence, put his/her thoughts down and GO BACK TO ORGANIZE, EDIT and REWRITE. The ability to communicate in writing will help them throughout school and jobs and life!

Finally, remember that Morning Fitness, from 8:45 to 9:15, is an important part of the academic day. It makes our brains ready to learn and it burns off a little physical energy before coming into the building to sit down. We expect them to participate fully. Please convey that message to your child.

Thanks, as always, for your support.

September 19, 2012

Now September 19! And a 3-day week.

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Dear Parents,

Everyone was so glad to be back in school today. I really missed teaching my students. With the structure of the Multisensory Reading Program and the small class size, I’m sure we’ll make great gains and catch up to grade level.

Here is what we’re doing this week:
Math – Review and Assessment of PLACE VALUE, BASIC MATH VOCABULARY, ADDITION, SUBTRACTION AND MULTIPLICATION FACTS.
Reading – We have to establish the routine of the reading lessons. That’s where the homework will come from. It’s really not complicated, but the more it’s practiced, the faster the progress will be made.
4th grade parents – Please look at the letter about the choice between Spanish or Latin. This is an important decision and should be followed by a sincere commitment.

Finally, we write in our journals everyday! (up to half an hour) Students must take this seriously. They will see themselves getting better by using prewriting strategies (for example, a graphic organizer), conferencing, and rewriting. If the students do not try their best and use the time well, I will send the journal home for homework – with a note.

Please read with your child every day.  Discuss unknown words.

As always, thank you for all your support.

September 2, 2012

A New School Year!

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I hope everyone had a fun AND restful summer.  It is going to be a great year at Ray.  I’m sure parents and students will be impressed with the ongoing improvements both in the building and curriculum.  Our students are so lucky to have the addition of RAY UNIVERSITY as part of their day.  And the Common Core State Standards have grown deeper roots since last year.

Don’t miss Curriculum Night – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 from 6:007:30 – when you can learn all about changes and exciting opportunities.

The most popular first question for many students is “What supplies do I need?”  If you read my previous post (published after summer school) you’ll see that Room 210 students don’t need to buy a lot of new things.  I’d like to say BRING YOUR CURIOSITY, COOPERATION, SENSE OF HUMOR, AND DEDICATION TO EXCELLENCE!

Please check the CLASSROOM BLOGS often – (from the Ray School website).  Most teachers post a new entry by the beginning of each week.  You should definitely check out more than just the homeroom teacher’s blog.  There’s so much creativity at Ray.

WELCOME to school year 2012-2013!

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