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Oct. 7 newsletter


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Oct. 7 newsletter

  1. 1. Mrs. Nawrot’s Classroom News Crossroads Charter Academy Big Rapids, MI October 7, 2013 Upcoming Events • Oct. 8-Oct. 16- MEAP test for Reading, Writing, and Math from Michigan • Oct. 17 – Book Order is Due • Oct. 18- No School (Enjoy the long weekend) • Oct. 24 – Picture Day (Mark your calendar) • Nov. 1 - Food Drive Ends  Library Day – Our class visits the Library each Tuesday! We love reading on the comfy cushions and picking out great books!  MEAP – We are taking the MEAP Tues., Wed., and Thurs. this week!  Oct. Book Order- October forms are due Oct. 17. All orders earn our classroom FREE books. You can shop at with order code: HB2QM  AR Goals- Students should be at 60% of their AR goals by Friday. Students who meet 50% by Oct. 9 will get a Book It! Pizza slip to Pizza Hut for the month of October!  Character Traits- October is all about Honesty and Justice! Help reinforce the idea of honesty with your child at home this month!  Midterm- We are more than halfway through the first marking period! Midterm grades are entered into Skyward, and you can access the scores using a password from the office. Printed reports will go home Oct. 11. Class News This Week’s Academics Spelling Spelling can be so tricky! Encourage your child to think about the sounds that make up each word and to say the sounds as they read and write their words. Reading We completed Sarah, Plain and Tall! This Friday we will start a new book called Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. I loved this story and I am excited for the class to read about intelligent rats and mice, with the ability to read and build their own community! Writing We will be continuing our exploration into personal narratives. Each student has started a piece and we will be adding description and details. Math Now we are looking at how to round. Students are reviewing how to round to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, and more. Science Students are working in Mrs. Benson’s room on their first Science unit. Special Notes 3rd Floor Food Drive- Oct. 1 – Nov. 1 Here are the totals: Mrs. Nawrot- 39 Ms. Hall - 5 Ms. Morris – 19 Mrs. Guttersohn – 2 Mrs. Benson – 10 Mrs. Kreh - 0 Mrs. Goller – 10 Mrs. Lancaster – 6 Check out our class blog at