week of 10-12-15

posted Oct 12, 2015, 9:33 AM by Shalaine Root   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 9:33 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
We had a great time last week in Cheley.  There were some new friendships forged and new realizations made about how we work in groups.

This week we will watch the movies for our books, there are permission slips that need to be signed for each movie.  Please make sure that you have a signed slip or you won't be able to watch the movie with us.  You may bring in treats to share for the movie.  

G-Picture summaries are due at the end of class today.  Remember you need to retell the story of The Giver using pictures - you need 25 events and no more than 10 words.  Snow descriptions were due on Friday.
O-Character sketch is due today in class we are using it for an activity in class.

You need 17 Writer's Notebook entries by 10/18.  Remember these should be 20 minutes worth of writing each time and can include thoughts, ideas, wonderings, ponderings, on-going stories, etc.  We will be having a check around 20 entries.

Please remember to check the calendar.

This week is conferences.  If you haven't signed up yet, please do so.

Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences  will be held Wednesday, October 14th - Friday, October 16th. This is a great opportunity to engage with your child's teachers. We are adjusting our conference format from previous years with the goal of accommodating more families. We will be keeping the open house format for  Wednesday and  Thursday evenings, but are going to offer conference sign ups for  Thursday during the day. Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa5a628a0f58-middle1 to sign up for a  Thursday conference. Traditionally the evenings are our busiest time and parents often wait in line to talk with each teacher. In an attempt to minimize the busyness of the evening sessions and keep you from standing in line, we are encouraging you to sign up for a conference during the day  on Thursday if you are available. The following outlines the conference format:

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Open house 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Parent sign ups - Sign up genius can be found at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa5a628a0f58-middle1 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Open house 
All day - Teacher scheduled conferences- Teachers will reach out to parents they would like to talk with to set up an appointment for  Friday
We would also like to remind you that there will be no school on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th.
We look forward to meeting with each family to discuss your child's progress.

Have a great week!!