Bethni Albright

September 1, 2017, 

We are well on our way into our first unit which covers movement of Earth in relation to the moon and stars.  We will begin to identify phases of the moon in the next couple of weeks and will quiz on them often!   As of right now, your student is able to tell you how and why shadows move throughout the day, as well as, what can be learned by the position and length of a shadow!  

A few reminders:  Please make sure that homework is IN CLASS ON DAYS WE MEET!  With the new scheduling, it's not possible to efficiently pick up student homework each day and get it back in time.  Homework each week will be between 6-10 points depending on the days included.  It is very important that homework is complete and available to check as late work is not accepted.  If a student is absent on a day that homework is checked, he/she will not be penalized, however, it is expected that when a student returns to class, the homework that is due at that time is completed.  

Beginning the week of September 5th, the students will have information coming home that should be studied nightly for quizzes and assessments.  We will be working on using appropriate vocabulary when answering questions and supporting our answers with details and evidence is a must!

I am very excited about this group of students!  We have already had some great discussions.  We have begun to watch the CNN Student News and soon will begin working these real world situations into our discussions!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via DOJO or by email for the quickest response!  I want to thank you for sharing your kiddos with us!  I can tell this year is going to be a fantastic from beginning to end!

Bethni Albright

Book Orders

We are collecting book orders to turn in ANYTIME!!!

Book order flyers will be sent home as they are available, however, you can now order online with ease of ordering from any catalog.  I am hoping we are able to earn enough bonus points to update our classroom novels.  In the past, we've been able to purchase needed novels for a reading unit, add new books to classroom libraries, and get book samples for students.  Thank you parents for your support!

The online Scholastic code is HYDTG.  You can access and order online using this code.  Please let me know if you have any questions.