9/11/14

Parent Conferences: I have attached a letter confirming your time and I have also sent a letter for those still needing to schedule a time. If you need to reschedule outside of the three conference days please contact me. I can meet before or after school beyond those days.

The students have begun writing opinion pieces in class and will write one at home for the homework. We have discussed, read examples and done pre-writing exercises to prepare for this type of writing. Please assist your student in the writing of this piece. This is our focus for the first quarter and will continue throughout the year.

I want to thank you for all the classroom donations. The snack, dry erase markers and Dixon Ticonderoga pencil donations are greatly appreciated by me and the students.

Digital Storytelling: Students are using the digital cameras to create stories about the school and gardens. I also encourage them to write about their lives outside of school and to bring in pictures or artifacts to use in class. Students have also been checking out cameras to bring home to document stories that take place outside of the classroom. We’re always looking for those writing opportunities that happen every day.

I am will be uploading your child’s stories and pictures to my blog and YouTube channel weekly. If you do not want your child’s name or work listed please notify me. This also applies to my webpage postings which include photos of the class.

Important Dates

9/12 Picture Day

9/15 CREW Assembly 9:00 a.m.

9/22, 23, & 24 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Homework: This week’s home work is due by next Wednesday. The red folder is due this Friday. This week’s homework consists of writing an opinion piece about which is better Free Choice or Recess. An idea map is provided that has been completed by your child in class. Please have your child write in pencil and create an illustration to along with their opinion. Create dialogue with your child to help them generate ideas and the accompanying sentences. Math homework for this week consists of various story problems involving making pairs and making groups of 10. Please have your child show their work and or thinking on the back if more room is needed. The student may write a sentence describing how they solved it in their head if needed. Reading on RAZ-Kids is also an expectation throughout the week. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the homework.

I would also like to invite you to stop by and help out in the classroom. Some parents have dropped by to work and read with students. Please feel free to stop by and talk to me about any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached at randy.cueto@tusd1.org or at 232-7460.

About randy cueto

Randy Cueto is a third grade teacher at Cordata Elementary.
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