Back to School Night

 

                     

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to come to BTS Night!

Here is how our dayruns… 

The state of independence and responsibility

Unpack, lunch count, homework, reading log checked, writing assignments in B.E.E. Book

 
 
 
Homework:Two new procedures that your child will undertake this year are writing down their homework assignments every morning  in their student planner and managing their homework papers with the help of their B.E.E. Book.  The planner will come home every day and should be signed by you every night in the space provided on the opposite page.  If you wish to jot us a note this is a great place to do so as we check student planners every morning.  If your child completes a "spelling choice activity " that can't make it to school, please tell us about it in this space.  We love to hear about practicing spelling words in pudding or with shaving cream during bathtime...

Homework should take no longer than 30 minutes.  If your child is struggling with a concept, let us know.  Please inform us if there are any significant changes at home that could impact your child’s learning.

 

READING:
Super Kids Reading Program

 Children not involved in a reading group will be completing Writing Workshop, Read to Self or Word Works - our “Daily 3” activities during our Language Arts block.  We are:

  • Looking for fluency, decoding, comprehension, sequencing, re-telling, making connections to self, prior learning, or other texts
  • Working in Writing Workshop: Using literature as a platform for extended writing activities.  This is where we learn about editing and publishing our own creations. Students learn to edit their work using writing rubrics. Learning the writing process 
  •  Using our "Quick Words" book when editing
  • Looking for: proper capitalization, indenting, punctuation
  • Read to Self-students practice their oral reading, fluency, intonation, retelling of story…
  • Word Works-We will learn about homonyms, synonyms, adjectives, verbs, nouns, antonyms, pronouns, plurals, pre-fixes and suffixes Spelling choice activities take place during reading groups. Students practice their spelling words daily using a variety of modalities such as,movement, writing stories, adding monetary amounts for words-where each letter is a different amount.

 

 

MATH:

-          Investigations in Number, Data, and Space This curriculum is designed to engage students in making sense of mathematical ideas through discovery and hands on experiences.  Students will have substantive work in important areas of mathematics-number sense, geometry, measurement, data, and early algebra-connections.   

 

Your child will need to study their facts frequently.

 

 

Social Studies: citizenship, school rules, safety, bus safety, along with current events.

Science: Taught by Mrs. Nancy Wood- Foss - Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Insects
 

 

 

How to reach us
An e-mail, call or note in your child’s planner are the ways to contact us! 
bknaub@btschools.org 537-4044,x1722. 
 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for all you have done and will do to make this year a great one!

Warmly,

Betsy Knaub 

 

                                      

 

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