Hello families!
We hope that you had a wonderful week.  In your child’s Friday Folder, you’ll find information about this year’s field trips. Attached you’ll find directions from Ms. Lolita for how to pay online. We are going on three fun field trips this year–a new trip to the Tennessee State Capitol and Tennessee State Museum (October), a trip to Owl’s Hill Nature Preserve (November), and a trip to The Clay Lady (February).  We are excited for three fun-filled adventures.  We will need as many chaperones as possible for our first field trip to the Capitol and Museum on October 17th.  Be on the lookout for more information from your child’s teacher.
Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
September 17–PTO meeting, 7:00pm
September 19–New Families Night, Library, 6:30-8:30pm
September 23–Tiger Cup
October 7-11–FALL BREAK!
Here is what we’ll be up to this week:
ELA–Hopefully your child has impressed you with their knowledge of hurricanes and the causes of hurricanes.  We feel like we could be meteorologists for the Weather Channel at this point.  This week we are going to begin the first paragraph of our writing piece.  Students will be asked to write to tell about their firsthand account in a hurricane.  Children will be encouraged to be creative while also stating the facts.  We will be reading an incredibly interesting text entitled “America’s Deadliest Disaster” which follows a young boy’s story during the Galveston Hurricane in 1900.  In grammar this week we will work on subject-verb agreement.  Our spelling/phonics focus will be long i words.
MATH–In Math this week we will begin to introduce division as it relates to multiplication.  Students will learn a variety of strategies to use in order to solve problems.  We will continue a fact focus for the week.  Students should be studying 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s already.  This week we’ll add the 3’s.  Please help your child study these facts.
SOCIAL STUDIES–We’ll be wrapping up our study of map.  This week we will focus on how geographic challenges are

met with bridges, canals, dams, freshwater supply, irrigation systems, landfills and tunnels.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.