Monday, September 16, 2013

Spirit Week & Online Practice Websites

Spirit Week (17-20 Sept)
Spirit week will be 17-20 September. Each day students will have the opportunity to show spirit by doing the following:
  • Tuesday — Crazy Sock Day
  • Wednesday — Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday — Hat Day
  • Friday — Jersey Day
Online Practice. I use a number of websites for practice. Because they are websites, your child can use them at home as well. Use of these sites has no cost to you:
  1. XtraMath is a website we use to practice math facts at school and your child can do so from home as well. I sent home a flyer the second week of school that explains how to sign in from home. If your flyer was misplaced, please contact me by email and I'll send another home.
  2. Spelling City is a great website for students to practice their spelling and vocabulary words. Each week I'll update your 
  3. Raz-Kids is a website that Alpine School District has subscribed to that allows student to practice reading skills. After logging in, your child chooses ebooks that they can read or have read to them. There is also a comprehension quiz tht goes along with each site. I will count Raz-Kids from home as part of the 30 min of homework reading that each student should do each day.
Looking Ahead
17-20 Sept — Spirit Week
20 Sept — School Carnival
27 Sept — Vision Screening
2 & 3 — Parent/Teacher Conferences