Porter Traditional School

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    Weekly Information Blog. Check back at least once a week for updates. 

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    10/4/19 I am so thankful for the time I have had with each of your students. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and teaching them. They are definitely angels. 

    A week in a glance:
    Math: fact families, equivalent equations, identity and communicative property
    Social Studies: Asia (Huang He River, Gobi Desert, Himalayas Mountains) 
    Science: Finish up lever, begin inclined plane 

    Posted by rojohnjl  On Oct 04, 2019 at 12:29 PM
    How is September almost over?? Just a reminder that this week the Unit 1: Interactions with Water retake and Unit 1: Civics retake are this week. Civics retake is on Tuesday, October 1st. Interactions with water is Wednesday, October 2nd. 

    This week we will be focusing on:

    Math: introduction into multiplication 
    Social Studies:  Africa- Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, Nile River 
    Writing: publishing our story
    Reading: prediction and reviewing for our test 
    Science: lever 

    Posted by rojohnjl  On Sep 27, 2019 at 8:35 AM
    9/23/19 We are moving into the 5th week of school already. 

    This week we will be focusing on:
    Math: money up to $5.00, reviewing for our test on Friday 
    Social Studies: Map skills, continent and oceans, Africa 
    Writing: editing and revising our draft 
    Reading: theme with fiction books
    Science: introduction into simple machines 

    I hope you all can join us on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30-7:15 for Back-To-School Night. I will be sharing lots of valuable information that will make this school year successful. 
    Posted by rojohnjl  On Sep 23, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Students have 2 assessments coming up here soon. Unit 1: Civics will be on 9/20/19 and Unit 1: Interactions with Water will be on 9/23/19. I have added both of these dates to the calendar. I highly recommend students studying their interactive notebooks, their study guides, and getting onto Study Island to practice the lessons and quizzes I have assigned. As of right now, Study Island has activities for all areas that we are covering in class thus far. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 
    Posted by rojohnjl  On Sep 17, 2019 at 6:05 PM
    9/13/19 We are moving into the 4th week of school already. Man time flies! I have thoroughly enjoyed having each of your children in my class. They are such wonderful kids. 

    This week we will be focusing on:
    Math: addition/subtraction with a 4-digit number and equality
    Social Studies: voting, reviewing all of the civics unit
    Writing: drafting our 1st narrative: holiday or special event
    Reading: main idea with nonfiction books
    Science: investigating what will dissolve in water and figuring out if the temperature of water affects it

    I hope you all can join us on September 24th from 6:30-7:15 for Back-To-School Night. I will be sharing lots of valuable information that will make this school year successful. 

    Posted by rojohnjl  On Sep 13, 2019 at 8:40 AM
    9/4/19 If you are willing to donate headphones, or send a set of headphones in for your child, we would greatly appreciate. We use laptops often throughout the day and many websites include sound. These headphones will be placed in a zip-lock bag and kept inside your child's cubby at school. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask. 
    Posted by rojohnjl  On Sep 04, 2019 at 3:05 PM
    9/1/19 I hope you all had a wonderful, safe, and enjoyable holiday weekend. Now it is time to get back into the swing of things....school!

    It is again a 4 day week and we are still working on establishing routines, procedures, and expectations. The class did a tremendous job last week and I am so looking forward to another amazing week with them. They are such a great bunch of kids. Below I have outlined the plans for the week. 

    Math: introduce math centers, place value to 4 digits (thousands place), rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand, and comparing 2 numbers. 

    Social Studies: citizenship: characteristics of a good citizen, voting, self-discipline vs. self-reliance, honesty and trustworthiness, rules and laws.

    Writing: introduce writing notebook, goals for writing notebooks, introduce writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing, and celebrating)

    Reading: establish reading centers, picking out a good fit book, practice independent reading 

    Science: interactions with water: solids and liquid mix with water in different ways, many solids dissolve more easily in hot water than in cold water

    Please don't forget to sign and return the paperwork that went home on Meet and Greet night and the first day of school. I am still missing any student's paperwork. If you have not already done so, please send in the $6.00 for the agenda. If I don't receive them by Friday, I will start emailing home as a reminder. 

    Homework will start this week. Please check your child's agenda daily for their homework assignments. Under files and documents, I have posted the guidelines and expectations of homework. Please review it. 

    Posted by rojohnjl  On Sep 02, 2019 at 11:14 AM
    8/24/19 Welcome back to school. I am super excited for this school year. I know it will be the best one yet. 

    Please make sure that you check the school messenger page weekly as I will update it with assessments and upcoming events. 

    The focus of the first week of school will be to establish routines, procedures, and expectations. Weekly, I will add the focus for each subject and what your child is learning in school. This way you are always informed and up-to-date with what is going on inside the classroom. Please check the calendar tab for holidays, upcoming tests and projects, and events. 

    Please don't forget to sign and return all the forms that were sent home on Meet & Greet and the first day of school as well as the $6.00 for your child's agenda. You will find the remind app link on my main page for you to sign up. I will be sending out reminders for upcoming events, field trips, assessments, etc. through remind. Please sign up so that you are not missing important information. Communication will take place through email, remind, and the school messenger page. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't ever hesitate to contact me. I am always here to help and support you and your child. 

    Again, I look forward to a wonderful year!!!!

    Posted by rojohnjl  On Aug 24, 2019 at 4:03 PM