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Mrs. Herring
Ashland, PA, United States
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I will be teaching your child ELA (reading, grammar, spelling). I will try to follow the homework helpline assignments as best I can. As always, there may be some unforseeable events. Please keep in mind we need to have an open line of communication for you the student/parent to have a great year. Looking forward to a great school year!!

Week of November 7, 2016

There has been some concerns from parents regarding assignments not being written down or legible in the student's assignment book.  My assignments are written on the board every morning and stay up until the end of the day after dismissal.  Mrs. Moyer's are on her whiteboard during class to be copied.  That is the first thing students are to do when they enter either classroom.  Please encourage them to do so.

In my classroom, if an assignment isn't completed by a student due to fooling around, etc., that assignment becomes homework.  You won't see that in the assignment book or on homework helpline because that isn't an assignment for everyone, plus it was to be done in class during the allotted time.

The clocks have changed and so has the dress code.  Shorts are no longer to be worn to school until we spring ahead.  Please don't come on gym day in shorts; you will be sent to the office.  Also, leggings aren't to be worn as pants.  They may be worn under a skirt or dress, but not alone.

Coats should be worn to school.  We do go out for recess and we don't have the space or manpower to let students without coats to stay inside.

Field trip papers for the Symphony in December were sent home in Friday folders.  There are quite a few that have not been returned.  Please remember to turn those in.

Spelling for this week is to just review spelling everyday words, sounding new words out, clapping out syllables and learning the meanings of words as well.

Grammar test today on common and proper nouns.  This should have been an easy concept, as it has been covered for years in previous grades.  Children are still stuck on what is a noun?  Knowing the basic parts of speech is detrimental in being able to move forward in grammar.  Please practice with your child at home, in the car, in the grocery store, wherever you are.  We will be starting our Thanksgiving Expository writing assignment this week.  It will take days for us to finish this assignment.

Reading We will be completing the vocabulary and applying the words today.  Homework for tonight is to use all of the vocabulary words and write using the prompt at the bottom of textbook page 176. We will be completing workbook pages 109, 110, 111 in class today.  Test is on Friday.  Test is on the vocabulary words, cause and effect and comprehension skills.

AR Papers went home to be signed showing your child's progress from October.  There are a few that have not been returned.  Students are encouraged to read at home daily.  They have time in class as well.  All tests must be taken in class.  Until November 11, students are trying to earn a free ticket to see the WB Penguins hockey game.  Keep reading!!!

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herring



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