The purpose of this blog is to create an easy and fast form of communitcation for my classroom. On the blog you will find weekly updates in class assignments, events and changes. The blog will also provide links for extra work, assignments and/or information, I feel may be helpful.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Homework Change 11/16/11

Student's will have additional time tomorrow, in class, to work on their final draft for their Explanation Writings. This has changed from what was stated in the newsletter.

Monday, November 14, 2011

2nd Quarter Progress Reports

Your student will be bringing home their 2nd quarter progress report on THURSDAY. Like the previous progress report, I have attached a letter to communicate the cause of your student's current grade. Like always if you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact me.

Also, I have noticed that over the last two weeks there has been an increased number of students not returning their homework tracker on a daily basis. Please remember that this is my first line of communication to parents for both academics and behavior.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Links

I have recently added three new links to the blog. You can now find links to a printable version of the following documents: reading logs and weekly newsletters. I also added a third link to the Acuity at home website.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Report Cards/ Parent Teacher Conferences

The 1st quarter of our school year ended on October 7th. If you are not aware, student's will receive their report cards at their scheduled Parent/Teacher Conference. If you have not already scheduled one, please contact me ASAP.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Reading Logs

Please remember, students should be reading daily at home. Time that is spent reading, should be documented on student’s reading log and signed by a parent/guardian after each entry.

The next reading log will be due October 20th. A total of 8 hours should be read during this time.  The reading log does account for part of the student’s reading grade.

This is a great opportunity to boost up grade, plus encourage your student to read more than the minimum 8 hours!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Homework Change 9/20/11

There is a homework change for today in social studies. Student will not be completed Regions worksheet 12. Instead they will have to complete the vocabulary for our new chapter. If you student did not bring their list home with them, you may find it below.

ethnic group

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Homework Change 9/7/11

There is no Math homework for today. Instead, students are to finish their L.A. Assessment, in addition to already scheduled assignments. 

Their test can be found on pg 24-25 in their L.A. Arts books (#1-30)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Homework Change Wednesday 8/31/11

There was a homework change for this evening. The homework for tonight will be as follows:

Language Arts:
  • Practice worksheet 9
  • Write 8 sentence (2 statements, 2 questions, 2 exclamations, 2 commands)
Character Counts
  • Trustworthy worksheet with signature

Monday, August 29, 2011

Newsletter via Email

If you do not already know, our classroom has a weekly newsletter that goes out each Monday. If you would like to receive an electronic version of the weekly newsletter, please send me an email asking to subscribe to the newsletter. By doing this, you will automatically receive the classroom newsletter every Sunday evening, instead of Monday.

Ms. Perez

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 23,2011

Homework Change

The following changes were made to this evenings homework assignments.

 No Math Homework: due to the shortened schedule, there will be no math homework today.
 Social Studies Homework: Instead of the "Find Me" Worksheet, students were assigned to create a map of the home. The map should include the following things:
               1. Compass Ross
               2. A map illustrating the front yard, home and backyard.
               3. A map key

Additional Assignment/Classroom Behavior: in addition to the map of their home, I have assigned the students to write an apology letter. Today, the class had a guest teacher and as a whole were off-task, talking out of turn and not following direction while I was away from class. This disrespectful behavior is something that I can not accept or tolerate.

Over the last week, the class has been struggling with disrespectful behavior towards each other and myself. This includes talking out of turn, shouting out, not following directions and excessive talking in line. As a result, I have taken away the afternoon recess as a consequence for this behavior. Now I understand that not all students are participating in this behavior but those who are, largely out number the others.

 Therefore, I would like students to work as a class to earn their recess back. If the behavior continues, those individuals who are doing what they are suppose to will be rewarded. Those who are not, will face further consequences.

If you have any questions or comments, like always please contact me via blog, email or phone.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monthly Character Trait: Trustworthiness

Heritage Elementary incorporates the Character Counts! Program to quality traits in our young people.

This month’s focus is Trustworthiness. In our classroom we will be focusing on the following concepts:
· What is Trustworthiness?
· What do trustworthy people do?
· How can my choices make me trustworthy?

I encourage parent(s) and guardian(s)  to go over these concepts at home as well. Students will be able to relate and retain concepts with more ease, if they hear them at school and home.

This will also show students the importance of the character traits we will be learning throughout the year.



      Hello and welcome to my classroom blog. I am starting my second school year using the blogging world and its the advantages. Like mentioned in the welcome note, I will be updating the blog on a weekly basis or as need. This will be another form of communication between the classroom and home. I encourage parents check the blog on a weekly basis to stay informed with classroom events, assignments or information.  I will also be continuing to update the blog with links to extra and/ enrichment activities for students to work on at home.
I have also added a new feature, where you may follow by email. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to email or call me.

Ms. Perez