Dear Parents, 
          I have been enjoying getting to know your children. I’m looking forward to having a good year together.
Your child’s schedule is as follows. 
10:05- PE
10:40- Mon.-Thurs. Skills/ Friday Chorus
11:45-Recess and Lunch
12:30- Mon.-Library/ Tues.-Music/ Wed&Thurs.-Band/Fri.- Art
1:15 Math
2:20 Sci/SS
      Students are welcome to have a water bottle in class. It should be a spill proof bottle and your child’s name should be on the bottle. 
    If you want your child to celebrate his/her birthday that is fine. If your child has a summer birthday, it can be celebrated  whenever you wish. Currently, we have 15 students. 
    I send home a Friday folder each Friday. I ask that the folder be returned. Parent information and student work will be in the folder. If it does not make it home, I post my newsletters on my web page. 
          I would like to remind you that we have Open House Sept.12 from 6:00-7:00.
          If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. 
                                                                                      Lana Blum
Dear Families,
  Your child has learned a lot this week about the Haudenosaunee in ELA.  We have read some text and focused on finding the gist (what the text is mostly about) and answering text based questions about their culture.  We have really been focusing on close reading and looking back in the text to answer questions.
   Our first unit in Science is called Animal and Plant Structures and Defenses. We have completed the first two lessons. Our focus questions for these two lessons are the following. 
*What is a defense mechanism and how does it enable an organism to survive?
* What details can be observed in a picture to make inferences?
* What is a safe way to take care of a millipede?
•What does a millipede need to survive
  This week in math, we discussed about fixed versus growth mindsets. It is important for students to understand that struggles are OK and to not give up when they find something challenging. We can train our brain to overcome challenges with dedication and hard work. Students also worked on making their "And I'm a Mathematician!" poster to showcase that we areall learners of math. We also did some mathnorms such as number talks (mental math/practicing communication), 2 Truths and 1 Lietasks, and practiced sense-making. Studentsshould expect to start their first module on Place Value next week.
             Dates to remember
September 18-20: Safety presentation
September 24: early release day
September 26: summer reading party
September 27: Picture day
It was wonderful meeting all of youat open house this week.  Have a great weekend!
 Mrs. Creeden (acreeden@southseneca.org
Mrs. Nguyen-Vo (mnguyenvo@southseneca.org