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Room 414- December Update

Dear Families-

Happy December! I hope this email finds you and your family well-rested from our week-long break! I am looking forward to working with your children as we come back to school tomorrow, Monday December 1st! We are now heading for the tail end of our Quarter 2. Here are some things to know for this month.

Friday Dec. 5th Winter Wonderland Donations DUE > We are still in need of donations for this year’s Winter scienceWonderland silent auction basket. Thank you to the Salcido, Payne and Cervantez families for your help! If you’ve secured any “Black Friday” deals, maybe these could go towards the basket?? Our classroom’s “Science Experiments” theme is due this FRIDAY. Sign-ups and suggested items can be found at
this Google Form link . Anything would be appreciated to represent our class. Please visit the school Camarena blog for other details about the Winter Wonderland coming Dec. 12th.

Thursday Dec. 18th Gallery of Experts > This is an opportunity to see your child’s expertise in either social studies or science in an informal “open house” gallery. We will be hosting the gallery in our own classrooms from 3:00-4:00pm. We would like your child to stay after school if possible to field questions, however we know this may not be an option for everyone. Please take a moment, if your schedule allows, to visit these very special projects!

report2Friday Dec. 19th Q2 Report Cards > As you may recall, during Quarter 1 conferences your child only received a report card detailing general behaviors, citizenship and homework habits. I was also able to show some samples of their work based upon Common Core expectations. Our school district has now finalized the official Common Core report card, and I will be able to give your child marks for subject areas taught for both Quarter 1 & Quarter 2. These will go home just before the Winter Break. There are no parent conferences scheduled in the second quarter. However, I will be happy to schedule any informal conferences after the New Year, once you have had a chance to review the new report card with your child.

Friday Jan 30, 2015 Camp Balance DUE > Camp Marston is in just two months! This week I will be sending home camp balance notices to remind of what your child needs to pay, as well as the medical health form. If your child has a history of asthma or other conditions which require a doctor signature, you may want to plan a visit to your provider well in advance to take of the paperwork. In January, we will have a parent informational meeting after school to review all the detail for luggage. Details to come.

Math > This week I will be focusing on using TenMarks – our free math online website – to review skills more
logo consistently. Students will be asked to work on these at their own pace during the week, with specific assignments due each Friday. Please be sure your child has Internet access to practice these math problems if completing at home. They will also have time in class to work on TenMarks as well.

Language > Also, this week, I will be introducing another online program called NoRedInk.com. It will allow your child to practice grammar skills in context. They will get their own account login and be able to access it in class and at home. Just like TenMarks, students will be expected to work on assignments at their own pace, with specific due dates in mind.

Science > During the vacation, your child was assigned to collect research sources and notes on the science topic of their choice. These notes go towards one of the Gallery of Experts projects. Please review with them the project outline so they are prepared in class.

Welcome back!

Spring Student-Led Conferences

It’s that time again! Camarena Parent Conference dates are approaching: March 13-March 21. Below is a Google Form for you to sign up for a “Student-Led” conference. This is very different than traditional parent-teacher conferences, and will require the child to do most of the presenting. Now that students have had some time to grow in several subjects, it is their time to shine and show off.  Please read the handout that will be going home with your child this week for specific details. You may return the handout at your convenience, or click through the Google Form below to pick a date online.

I look forward to having your child be the “teacher” this March!


Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

**A duplicate of this post has been sent to parents via Teacherease.com

Our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are approaching in less than three weeks. Attached is an online link for you to sign up to meet with me. Some notes:

• Conference availability will be Thurs. 9/12-Thurs 9/19. I will not be free on Friday 9/20.
• Slots range from 1:30-5:30pm
• Meetings will be between 20-25 minutes
• I ask that your child attend the conference with you, if possible.

Please click for the online Fall Parent-Teacher Conference form, or make a choice here:

If you have any last minute changes or cancellations, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance. I will be happy to reschedule the date, the best that I can. Email is best, since our school still does not have voicemail attached to our classroom extensions.

Thanks for all your support!