Week 14: Happy November!


Greetings, Rosebank families! I hope you had a nice weekend celebrating Halloween if you did and are transitioning well with the time change.

Socktober – Thank you for all your sock donations last month. Our school collected over 3,000 pairs of new socks for the homeless community! Awesome job, Panthers! Our own class count was at 205 pairs, well over our class goal of 124. Well done!

Weekly Progress Reports – Thank you for signing every week and having your child return them Monday. By this time, you should be asking your child for these reports every Friday after school.  Remember to initial the yellow AR Report attached to the back and look over the papers stapled to the report such as quizzes, behavior slips, homework slips. Just some reminders:

  • Students should NOT be taking apart the pages to “hide” any behavior or homework slips they wrote during the week.
  • Students should also NOT be writing their parent’s signatures for them. If you have any concerns, please let me know and please speak with your child. Thank you for your support.

Achieve3000 – The students are getting in the routine of completing 2 activities per week at 75% or higher on First Try. Huge thank you to parents for helping at home. We have been working on the Thought Question together in our reading groups. We will do one more together before the students will be responsible to submit one Thought Question by the end of the week. 

Achieve Reading Lexile Increases – I’m so impressed with the class! Many students have raised their Achieve reading lexile scores in the month of October. I will be sending home the Lexile Stars to students who have grown (see below). Congratulations! Please initial anywhere on the star, have your child cut out the star and return it to school to showcase on our classroom wall. Well done, boys and girls! These are the students who increased, the lexile points increase in parentheses:

Manolo (35), Xanny (10), Guillian (35), Julianna (35), Preston (40), Omar (25), David (35), Miguel (10), Jordan (70), Jesus H. (45), Ava (10), Arthur (15), Ryleigh (45), Audrey (30), Agustin (35), Jesus M. (35), Salamasina (40), Zachery (20), Esmeralda (30), Sergio (60), Lucia (55), Mario (55), Rebecca (35), and Jiimar (50). Woo-hoo! Super job, 502! Keep on reading and working hard on Achieve!

PTA Camp-Out – This Friday Nov. 6 in the evening, PTA will be having a Camp-Out at Rosebank. Please turn in your form by this Wed. If you need a new form, please stop by the office or let me know and I’ll have your child go to the office to get one. Even if you are not planning to sleep over, please turn in a form. Sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Upcoming Holidays – Wed. Nov. 11 there will be no school for Veteran’s Day.  Thanksgiving Week will be Nov. 23-27. No school that week. Hooray!

Annual Canned Food Drive – It’s that time of year again! We are now collecting canned food, boxes, and bags of non-perishable items to donate to the less fortunate in our community. Please have your child bring them to school and put in our classroom box by the door from now until Nov. 20. Thank you for any donations you can make!

November Learnings

Reading – Inside Out and Back Again (read-aloud), Accessing Complex Text (shared), Achieve Thought Questions (Guided Reading), text structures, poetry

Writing – Opinion writing, the Four E’s (evidence, example, explanation, elaboration),

Word Work/Grammar – affixes, cursive A-G, figurative language

Math – Ch. 5 Factors, Multiples, Patterns, Ch. 13 Area and Perimeter

Science – Ecosystems, Food Chains/Webs

Social Studies – Explorers to California

PE – Folk Dances, daily run

As always, please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Happy belated birthdays to Mario and Diego last Friday 10/30! Have a wonderful week, Panthers! ~ Mrs. King 🙂

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