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Sept. 9 newsletter


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Sept. 9 newsletter

  1. 1. Mrs. Nawrot’s Classroom News Crossroads Charter Academy Big Rapids, MI September 9, 2013 Upcoming Events • Sept. 10 – Cross Country Club begins and is 3:30-4:30 every Tuesday in Sept. - Permission slips available in the office • Sept. 13 – PTO Treat Day $.50 Chips • Sept. 13, 20, 27 – MAP Test • Sept. 20 - Scholastic Book Order Due • Oct. 24 – Picture Day (Mark your calendar)  First Book Order- Our class participates in the Scholastic Book Order program. If you would like to order books, please return the book order form and payment by Sept. 20. If you are interested in ordering online you can access it through my blog. All orders earn our classroom FREE books.  AR Goals- Students received their AR goals today. Students are expected to read 15 min. each night, as well as during provided class time. Students should be at 15% of their AR goals by Friday.  Character Traits- We are focused on Respect and Responsibility this month!  Planners – Please sign planners each night so you are aware of your child’s assignments and announcements.  MAP Test- We will be taking the MAP test each Friday for the next three weeks. This will inform me about where your child is at as we begin the school year.  Enjoy this lovely fall weather! Class NewsThis Week’s Academics Spelling Sitton Spelling begins this week. There will be a test on Friday and students will get a personal list of words to practice with next week. Reading This week we start meeting in small groups. Students have opportunities to work on the 5 components of reading to strengthen their skills. Writing This week we are beginning to look at the steps of the writing process and what makes a paragraph. We will write the 1st and 2nd paragraph of an autobiography. Math Next week will be time for our first math unit test. We have been working on subtracting and regrouping. I am excited to help students as they fine-tune their skills. Social Studies We are working on a government unit right now. This week we are looking at the Constitution and the three levels of government. We will be looking at the Local, the State, and the National level. Special Notes Volunteers – If you want to volunteer in the classroom, attend field trips, or be active within the school you will need to complete a voluntary background check. Let me know and I can send one home or you can pick one up in the office. Check out our class blog at