August & September

This Month’s Character Traits: (Please review these and discuss with your child throughout the week)

Respect- Showing consideration for others and their property; listening to
and following instructions

Compassion vs. Indifference:  Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others

Punctuality vs. Tardiness:  Showing esteem for others by doing the right thing at the right
Sincerity vs. Hypocrisy:  Eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives

Attentiveness vs. Distraction:  Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided
Honor  vs. Disrespect:  Respecting others because of the higher authorities they represent

There Was an Old Man With a Beard  by Edward Lear
There Was an Old Lady With a Nose by Edward Lear
Smart  by Shel Silverstein

“Better Late Than Never”
“Easier Said Than Done”

Upcoming Tests & Quizzes:
***Each of our three classes will be within a few days of each other in taking our tests.  Please be watching the homework planners and refer to the individual calendars outside your child’s classroom to find out specific dates.   A test schedule will also come home each week for the upcoming two weeks.

Other Information:
As a reminder and for clarification, remember to check your child’s planner every night for notes and information pertaining to our class.  We are teaching your children how to use the planner and to be responsible for doing their homework.  When you sign it, we know that you have seen it.  While this does not affect your child’s grade, it is consistent with teachers in the upper grades and your child will already be in the habit of writing down homework and having you sign his planner.  It is important that you initial their reading log after they have completed the required 20 minutes of reading for the night, as this does affect their homework grade.

September 8-12: Abbigail Kiesel, Ansley Jones, & Isaac Foote
September 15-20: Alakai Pino, Asher Scott, & Kaylee Kinnersley
September 22-26: Alberto Arroyo, Beckett Ray, & Ian Cotner
September 29-October 3: Allie Teichert, Ben Miller, & Heath Shim

Happy August Birthdays:

1st: Brooklynn Elliot
4th: Mia Alexander
16th: Nikolai Gledhill
27th: Lyndsey Mangel

Happy September Birthdays:

4th: Kierra Campbell & Nicolas Arundel
5th: Caleb Petersen
8th: Kaylee Kinnersley
17th: Justin Hwang
18th: Kiana Gallegos
27th: Lahyla White

Wish List:
Individually wrapped candy
Small prizes for the treasure box
Games and puzzles for indoor recess

We are off to a great start!  It is such a delight having your children in our classes and getting to know each one of them.  We appreciate your support and encouragement as we begin this new year together as a family.

Miss Anderson, Ms. Pietsch, & Mrs. Mabbitt