By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. Here are some highlights of what's happening in our classroom.
HomeworkEach child should read for 30 minutes a day. Please use the reading log to record the title and author of the book. Also, do the assigned task for that day. You may read any books you have on hand for reading homework, and it is OK to read the same book over several nights. Repeatedly reading the same book is something children often enjoy, and it is beneficial for them also. If you would like to borrow some extra books from my classroom library to increase your variety at home, just let me know.
I will send a spelling menu on Monday. To help your child become a successful speller, have your child complete one activity each night. We will have our weekly spelling tests on Fridays.
I might send math homework home occasionally during the school year if I feel students need additional practice.
Please supervise your child and help as necessary as they complete their homework. You may suggest changes or corrections as you review their homework with them. On Friday, please return the reading log and any additional homework.
GradesIt is the responsibility of each student to work towards improvement of his or her grade. Students will receive grades in skill areas of each subject. The grades will be: outstanding (O); satisfactory (S); progressing toward proficiency (P); or needs improvement (N) in skill areas of each subject. Here is the scoring reference:
Report Cards-Family AccessElementary school report cards are available at the end of each grading period and students are assessed in accordance with Oak Harbor Public Schools board policy. Account information is provided to each family by the school office at the start of the school year. Talk to your school office about Family Access or learn more here.
ClassroomSpelling CityA game-based program for language artsPebble GoText database about animals, earth and space, biographies, and social studiesKeyboarding Without TearsTouch typing fluency and speedProdigy MathA fun math game in which students can learn while playingNewselaA powerful learning tool containing news, articles, and text setsLink to Keyboarding Without Tears, Reflex Math, and other programsNeed Google accountEmail address: 28jsmith (graduation year student's first initial last name)@students.ohsd.netPassword: oak XXXXX (lunch number)