First Grade News You Can Use!
Our first quarter is off to a strong start!
In Math, students will:
*measure objects using different tools
*order 3 lengths of measurement from shortest to longest
*use graphs to organize data
*practice math facts & word problems
In Reading & Writing, students will:
*continue writing & illustrating small moments books
*continue sharing books they are creating
*improve handwriting & writing conventions
*build stamina in independent reading & writing
*participate in Guided Reading groups
In Science, students will:
*continue to learn about sources of light and the effect light has on an object
In Social Studies, students will:
*learn about jobs, school, family, community, transportation, & communication
*learn about respect
*learn about map skills & go on a treasure hunt
*practice eye contact when speaking as well as
becoming an active listener
Be sure to check student folders each week for our First Grade News You Can Use newsletter as well as listening to your child read & practice math facts each night
Thank you for your amazing support & for an amazing beginning to our school year!
Second Grade News
We have had an exciting start to the year! We are looking forward to getting better aquatinted with the students this month. At the beginning of the year, we are really focusing on following directions and making strong choices. Please encourage your child to do their best everyday. Please remember to read at home with your child every night. Encourage your child to read with expression and keep track of what's happening in the story. Please be sure to check your child's blue folder for their weekly newsletter that comes home on Mondays.
Third Grade News
Third grade is off to a fantastic start. So far, we have made lots of new friends, learned all of the school rules, and already learned many new things. For example, in math, we are learning all about graphing, both bar graphs and picture graphs. In ELA we are writing interesting narrative stories, and we are becoming fabulous independent readers as well. In Social Studies, we are finding out all about our great state of South Carolina. We are creating fun maps, songs, and tableaus to help us learn the different regions, cities and rivers. As you can see, our third grade brains are already growing and the year has just begun!
Don't forget, we will be traveling to Charleston, SC on Friday, March 15. Please send in your signed permission slip and payment. If you are paying the full amount at once please go ahead and send in your checks/cash. If you are paying according to the payment plan, forty dollars is due each month per person attending. Also, if you have not already signed up for Canvas and Class Dojo, please contact your scholar's teacher for assistance with this!
Fourth Grade News
Fourth graders have all had a great start! We are looking forward to swimming next week and continuing working on place value and our animals unit in Science. Remember to read 10 pages each night and work on the weekly homework. It's going to be a great year!
th graders have had an AWESOME start to the year with our new HOUSE system! Students have also learned a lot in the few short weeks that school has been in session. In the upcoming weeks, students will be busy learning...
In Reading, students will be learning about using text evidence to respond to texts. Students will also be learning about theme and making inferences.
In writing, student will continue learning about personal narratives.
In SS, students are traveling to the west while learning about the hardships that pioneers faced.
In science, students will be learning about Mixtures & Solutions.
Arts In Action
Some New Faces on the Arts Team!
We are pleased to welcome 2 new faces to Northside's Arts Team this school year. Mrs. Brenda Hochreiter, a retired drama teacher from the RHSD, is completing Mrs. Haynes' maternity leave. Brenda has worked with us before, and we are lucky to have her this month. Mrs. Haynes will return in late September.
We are also delighted to have Ms. Janie Davis join us as
our new Drama Teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Presbyterian College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching Theatre from the University of South Carolina. She has a little girl, Emme, and will be getting married to Russell Ambrose in October. Janie is happy to be at Northside and looking forward to a great year!
Northside is once again recipient of the ABC (Arts in the Basic Curriculum) and DAP (Distinguished Arts Program) grants, which assist us in funding several yearly arts endeavors. Such grant activities this year will include funds for student productions/showcases, resident artists, field studies, and various arts supplies. More specifics to come soon!
Thank you from Mrs. Passmore:
Thank you to all of the families who stopped by at "Meet the Teacher Night" to say hello and spray paint a heart on Northside's LOVE WALL inspired by muralist, James Goldcrown. This is near completion and will soon be on permanent display near the restrooms on C-Hall (close to the library). If you're wondering where the idea came from, here's a blurb from Goldcrown's website.
How did you (James Goldcrown) come up with the 'bleeding hearts' concept?
'Bleeding hearts' kind of started as a mistake. I was aware I was doing it, but at the same time, I wasn't doing it for anyone. I was actually testing the pressure of spray cans because I mixed spray paint with my multimedia and fashion photography work. To get the right pressure from the cans, I sprayed hearts on this door in my studio. Eventually, the door was full of hearts. When a client came in to pick up a piece I made for him, he ended up buying the door as well-he loved the hearts." The rest is history....
Just a reminder, students should wear tennis shoes to school on the day that their class is scheduled to have P.E. Please do not wear slip-on sandals, open toe shoes, heels or boots. This will help to ensure your child's safety in P.E. class. Thank you for your support in helping to make the coming year a positive experience for your student.