News & Notes:
- Homework - Thank you for signing your child's weekly homework packet each week. Homework is graded done or not done. Essentially 2 points if completed, 1 point if something is missing and 0 if not turned in. All incomplete homework will be returned with a note to resubmit when done.
- DTE Energy Kits - The DTE energy kits include a student booklet. As part of the homework packet for next week, I will be sending home a "home energy worksheet".
- Word Study Spelling Tests - Your child is on their third set of word study words. At this point, if students score less than 70% on a test instead of EEKK reading (partner reading) in Daily 5, I will ask that they use that extra time to continue practicing their word study words.
- Pokemon Cards - Pokemon cards are currently banned in our class. We'll try again on Monday Oct. 17th. If the cards again are a distraction during our "work time", I'll let you know so the kids can keep them home for the rest of the year.
- Progress Reports - If you have not done so already, please sign and return your child's progress report.
- Arrival - Students and Chaperones must arrive at Bennie at 7:15am. The bus will depart at 7:30.
- Lunches - Please pack a lunch for the day in a disposable bag. A snack will be provided on the way home.
- Parking - Chaperones please park on the side streets by Bennie. Parking lots by the building are reserved for staff.
- Monday, Oct 10 - Run Club 3:30-4:00
- Monday, Oct 10 - DTE Assembly
- Wednesday, Oct 12 - 1/2 day dismissal at 11:40 for students
- Friday, Oct 14 - Lansing Field Trip. Arrive at 7:15am. Bus departs at 7:30am. We expect to arrive back to Bennie at 3:30pm.
- Cooking returns next week!
- How many electoral college votes does it take to become President of the United States? (Answer - 270)