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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!!

Wednesday September 6, 2017

This week has been a bit CRazY!!  We have been trying to do some computer testing, there is going to be a Positive Behavior Pep Rally tomorrow, and it is a 4 day week!

Please remember you will only find my homework for your child on here.  You need to check their other teachers' blogs as well.

Spelling:  Today, students in periods 1 & 2 took a spelling pre-test on Because of Winn Dixie.  Students have the list of spelling words along with the vocabulary for Because of Winn Dixie.  Period 3 will take the pre-test tomorrow, Thursday.  All periods have homework due Friday.  Students are to write #1-20 of their spelling list 3 times each.  Test has been moved to Tuesday.
     Example of homework layout:
          admire     magnet
          admire     magnet
          admire     magnet
If a student earns an advanced (#1-25 all correct), he will not have homework or need to take the test. If a student earns a proficient (#1-20 correct), he will have homework and need to take the test. Homework is to reinforce the correct spelling of the list words.

Reading: Students will be starting Because of Winn Dixie hopefully this Friday.  We will listen to the story and continue with the skill of sequencing.

Grammar: We will be discussing 2 types of sentences: declarative & interrogative.  These are not new to students (telling & asking).

Assessments will be next week.

We will be having whole class lessons, group work, and independent work.  Students will be working co-operatively with others.

Pictures will be September 12.  Forms went home last Friday.  You may send the forms in and I will hold them.

PTO is providing free field trip t-shirts to all students.  There are a few students that have not returned that form.  Please do so ASAP!

Students have been working very hard the past 2 weeks.  Passing through the hallway to get to their next period is going well, lunch could be a bit quieter, recess is coming along well and classroom behavior is good.  Keep striving to do your best and CROSS THE LINE!

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herring


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