Dear Families of TCS 5th Graders,
Happy October! This is, hands down, my favorite month of the year. The weather is beautiful, the leaves are changing, and it’s the perfect time for hot cocoa and a fire! This is the last week of the first quarter. I can’t believe how quickly it has gone. Report cards will go home Friday, October 20th. Friday the 27th there is no school for conferences, however, I need to take my son to an appointment in Denver, and will not be scheduling conferences that day. Instead, I will schedule conferences after school over the course of a couple of weeks. I am sending home a sign-up sheet today. Please let me know which slot (or slots) would work best for you.
This Thursday is our unit test on place value in math. Some of the kids are feeling nervous, but they shouldn’t. A test is just another opportunity for me to find out how to better help them learn. They may take their math binders home this week to review what we have been working on. If they like, they may also access Moby Max at home to get in some extra practice.
I am sending home another reading order this week. Thank you for your orders last month, we were able to order a lot of new books for the classroom! Keep in mind that I am always happy to take donations of books when your child has finished reading them!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Taos Opera Guild, please encourage your students with interest, to come to a performance of NORMA, by composer Vincenzo Bellini, on Saturday morning at 11AM on October 7, 2017 at the TCA. The students' tickets are free. A catered lunch is also free, for the invited students. All we need to know in advance is the estimated number of students coming, for lunch planning. Please let me know if you would like to take your child to this event!
Assignments for this week are as follows:
· Reading Log due 10/16
· Extra Credit Fall Break Reading Log due 10/16
· Math Unit Test 10/5
Important dates to put on the calendar:
· 10/9-10/13 FALL BREAK-NO SCHOOL