Weekly Memo (August 26-30)

Establishing Class Rules

After a week of learning new routines, this week our class created our list of class rules. It’s important that students feel ownership of our classroom, so their ideas and input drove our discussion.

We began by brainstorming a list of "all the things good CAC students do to learn." After about 10 minutes, we had a pretty good list (click here to view). The list was then sorted to create our three classroom rules. After that, students created posters which are now hanging in our room to help us remember "all the good things CAC students do to learn."

With our rules set, students brainstormed what it looks like and what it sounds like to be respectful, responsible, and on task and here’s what we came up with:
Students then created posters for our classroom to help us remember what it looks like and what it sounds like to be respectful, responsible, and on task.

(Our final poster will be finished shortly.)

I was so pleased with our students and their work on our class rules. With these in place, our next step will be to establish the best way to consistently hold everyone accountable to following our class-created rules. We’ll do that next week, and I’m confident the class will work well together to finalize our expectations. With everything in place and everyone having a say in things, it’s going to be an outstanding year. I can’t wait!

What We’re Learning Next Week (if all goes as planned)
  • Bible
    • God’s Word is True— God’s Redemptive Plan
    • Create and Share (Google Slides)
  • Reading/Vocab
    • Read-Aloud
    • Independent Reading
    • IXL Reading Practice— Theme vs. Main Idea
  • Social Studies
    • USA Studies Weekly— Wrap Up Week 1
    • Test Review in class Tuesday
    • Test Wednesday
  • Math
    • Review & Test— Lessons 1-5
    • Lesson 6— Adding Whole Numbers
    • Lesson 7— Writing and Comparing Numbers Through Hundred Thousands; Ordinal Numbers
    • Lesson 8— Relationship Between Addition and Subtraction
  • Spelling
    • Week Two list (see below)
    • Pre-Test Friday (perfect scores will not need to take Friday’s test)
    • Test Friday
  • English
    • Lesson 1.6— Nouns as Subjects and Subject Complements
    • Lesson 1.7— Nouns as Objects
    • Lesson 1.8— Nouns as Indirect Objects
  • Writing
    • Paragraph writing/Journaling

Next Week’s Memory Verse
"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it."
1 Timothy 6:6-7

Next Week’s Spelling List

Printable version— Download PDF

Week Two Spelling List
  1. strong
  2. nothing
  3. everything
  4. blank
  5. trunk
  6. Thanksgiving
  7. they
  8. them
  9. north
  10. there
  11. clothing
  12. among
  13. sting
  14. hanger
  15. lightning
  16. chipmunk
  17. shrink
  18. without
  19. though
  20. thought

Next Week’s Tests & Quizzes
  • Monday, August 26
    • Math— Lessons 1-5 Pre-Test
  • Wednesday
    • Math— Lessons 1-5 Test
    • Social Studies— USA Studies Weekly Week 1— Maps Test
  • Thursday, August 29
    • Spelling Pre-Test
  • Friday, August 30
    • Spelling Test
    • Bible Memory Verse Quiz

Upcoming Projects
  • Send a 4x6 picture for our "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" bulletin board

Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • Today— 2019 Junior Class Shirt Order Forms are Due (green sheet); Scroll to the bottom to view image of the shirt
  • Saturday, August 24— 5th/6th Grade Football vs IC at PA (9:00)
  • Sunday, August 25— Connor Mann’s Birthday
  • Thursday, August 29
    • Outside Chapel (8:10-8:35)
    • 5th Grade Parent Meeting to discuss Coke & Candy/Graduation (8:45-9:15)
    • Taekwondo Starts (PE)
  • Monday, September 2— No School (Labor Day)

Resource of the Week

Helpful Links

Classroom Resource Page (for class schedule, safety patrol rotation, textbooks, etc.)

Google Classroom (students may access this from their Google drive account)

Class ShowMe Page (video tutorials)