Thursday, November 5, 2009

Paws Team Update

There will be no school tomorrow (Friday, 11-6-09) due to parent/teacher conferences.

News from the nurse about H1N1
An Alert Now call was placed Monday night to notify Kickapoo feeder schools that in the next few weeks an H1N1 vaccine clinic will be held in those schools. This does include Carver. Parents were instructed in the call to phone 523-1609 (voice mail in health services) if they wanted to request the vaccine for their student. Health Services is compiling the names and other information for us. Staff from Jordan Valley Clinic will be coming in to help as well as some Carver parents. We do not have a date scheduled yet but I will let you know when that will be. We will also send home information packets (probably next week) with permission forms with those students to give to their parents. They are to complete the form and return it to the nurse.

In Social Studies, we are continuing our study of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Kush/Nubia. Students will not have homework for the next few weeks. However, students need to be completing their Ancient Egypt or Ancient Kush/Nubia projects that they will be presenting to the class on Monday, 11-16-09 for Gold classes and on Tuesday, 11-17-09 for Blue classes. Students have received information about the projects.

I am afraid there are many students who have not begun to work on the project. Please encourage your student to complete the project over the next few days. Tomorrow would be a great day to get a large portion of the project done.

In Mathematics, Blue classes will take the chapter 3 test on Monday. Be sure to practice the chapter vocabulary, and the list of vocabulary words students were given.

We are working on long division and multiplication which requires students to show a lot of work on their homework. Because of this, several students that usually finish their work on time have late work. Please talk with your child and check STI to make sure all work is current.

We will begin chapter 4 on Tuesday and begin working on factors and divisibility rules.

Have a great long weekend!

In Communication Arts, the students continue reading Trouble River by Betsy Byars. A graphic organizer of the problems and solutions that Dewey faces will be given to the students next week to complete. Monday and Tuesday is library day and several students have overdue library books so let's try to get them all returned so new books can be checked out. Literature books will need to be brought to class next week and several assignments will be read from these books so remind your child to get his book to class. We are still in the process of finalizing our stories to get them ready for compilation for the LAD Fair in April. We will begin an essay next week on Martin Luther King, Jr. which will be entered in the MLK essay contest and Mrs. McFarland's students' essays have received awards and honorable mentions in the past. Don't forget a spelling test will be given on Thursday and Friday of next week over the Ship Shape words.

In Science, the students are beginning their study of plate tectonics. They will also have their second quiz over the rock cycle next week on either Tuesday or Wednesday. It will be the same quiz they had last week. Hopefully, those who did poorly will study and improve their grade and those who did well will strive for perfection.

In Reading Exploratory, please make sure that your student is reading 100 minutes per week, writing three complete summaries, and having you sign the Reading Log (attached). Please have students proofread and edit their summaries if it is not their best work. Reading logs will be due every Friday.