Kindergarten

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In Kindergarten, we are falling into great things on our learning adventure! Now that we know letter sounds and blends, the more words your Kindergartner will become familiar with. Soon your little Scholar will be launching into 3-4 word phrases!

Literature:
The children are continuing to study classic stories and nursery rhymes. 

Math:
From counting up to 10 and down to 1, Math is getting a little bit more intense as well. We are beginning to learn plus 1 Math Facts and also reviewing double Math Facts. Please continue to go over Math Fact Cards Sent home! 

Reading:
The children will learn the phonics sounds for a and m.

Handwriting:
We are practicing lowercase letters! Please continue to encourage your child  to write his/her name neatly on all their work. EXPECTATIONS are set for their success!

Science:
We will continue to do activities about the Five Senses! The students will be able to taste different textures, smell different senses, and see through different lenses. Your Scholar will also be making new discoveries.

Social Studies:
In Social Studies like Christopher Columbus. Each day they will learn a new piece of information leading up to our Thanksgiving Festivities. The Children will learn about Pilgrims and Indians in November.

Thank you for all your time and help to ensure that your scholar is achieving all he/she can learn! You all are doing an AWWSOME JOB!

Lashanda Hawkins
K2

Lisa Descant
K1 Assistant

Amber Kirkpatrick
K1

Nina Jackson
K2 Assistant

First Grade

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Language:
The first graders are making tremendous progress with editing sentences, word usage, and plurals! We will be putting all these skills to use as we dive deeper into writing over the next few weeks!

Math:
We will be getting out our rulers as we practice measuring line segments to the nearest inch, counting dimes, nickels, and pennies, ordering 2-digit numbers, and even making Venn diagrams!  For a little extra practice, empty out your coin purses and let your children explore coins and counting money at home!  They love pretending to shop!

Science:
We will be learning how to make work easier with the use of simple machines!  Look around your house for everyday simple machines at work!

History:
We will be finishing up Ancient Egypt and Starting Early American Civilizations!

Literature:
This month we will be reading “Tom Thumb” and similar stories from around the world.  In the upcoming weeks we will also use our literature time to learn about Veteran's Day, early settlers and the first Thanksgiving, as well as what it means to show gratefulness each day!

Note from the Teacher:
Welcome back to school!  Thanks to our APCS families, our students are making great progress learning the routines of first grade! Thanks for your assistance in making the start of this school year such a smooth success!  Please be sure to check your child’s mailbox folder daily to review homework, as well as check conduct and for important notes.  As a helpful tip, we are asking parents to review math facts with their child daily.  First graders are timed for their facts sheets and practice makes perfect!  Remind your first grader of the importance of being attentive and always doing their best! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Dani Marsh
1B

MacKenzie Bordelon
1B Assistant

Karley Maricle and Ashley Dauzat
1A Teacher and Assistant

Second Grade

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Math:
Our students are starting to recognize words problems on their own. Students are to always remember the importance of planning and writing complete sentences with a word problem. This is going to better prepare them for 3rd grade in the future. We do find that students are performing better on their fact tests if they study facts on a daily basis. Continue using flash cards! 

English:
We can now tell the difference between declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences. Now on to recognizing and editing abbreviations in a sentence. 

Handwriting:
How exciting it is that we will be learning cursive handwriting in second grade! But first, we must practice our handwriting skills in print. Just a quick warm-up and we're off to cursive!

Science:
After finishing our lesson on land changes, we will venture into learning about our Earth's moon phases. Students will be able to recognize the 8 phases of the moon which occur throughout each month.

History:
Timeline projects are all in and they look fabulous! We have them displayed in the hall for all to see! Next, we are off to learning about our United States symbols and the War of 1812.

Note from the Teacher:
Parents, please remember to empty "Keep at home" pockets of Mailbox folders on a daily basis. This will keep the binder neat and organized throughout the week. Also, check the planners daily and sign/return test papers by the next day. Now that the 2nd nine week period has begun, students will now be reading 1/4 of their tests on their own. Eventually towards the end of the nine week period, they will be reading 1/2 of their tests on their own. You'll know which parts they read independently by looking for the problems with an (*) next to it. 

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Rachelle Lair
2B Assistant

Sherry Lemoine
2A

Charlene Lemoine
2A Assistant

Jessica Blood
2B

Third Grade

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Math: 
Students will learn all about Addition Properties and how these strategies can help solve math problems. Next, students will be learning how multiplication and division can be used to solve real-world problems. They will also learn how to represent a multiplication or division problem in different ways. They will continue memorizing multiplication facts to automaticity.

English:
In English, the students will continue working on their writing when it comes to topic sentences, paragraphs, and putting their ideas on paper. We will also continue looking at different parts of speech such as adjectives and understand when to use our articles “a” and “an” in sentences.

Science:  
Students will start learning a bit more about ecosystems and biomes that make up our world! We will then start learning about various habitats that organisms live in and change that can take place all around us each and everyday.

History: 

Let’s go exploring! During the second quarter, students will travel along as they discover what the European explorers were searching for when they sailed west. Once they are finished exploring, they will travel east as they learn more about The Thirteen Colonies.

Note to Parents:
Parents, please remember to continue to check your child’s planner every day and to assure that all homework is completed. We want to thank you all for reading over the notes for Science and History/Geography every day. Repetitions lead to mastery, and it is evident by the proud, smiling faces when reviewing the following day.
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Alyce Bonnette
3B 

Sarah Ducote
3A

Dana Laborde
3B Assistant

Carrie Dixon
3A Assistant

Fourth Grade

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Math:
In Math we are jumping into multiplication and division.  Students must continue to practice math facts.  After multiplication,  we will venture into fractions. 

ELA:
The students are really enjoying reading Because of Winn Dixie.  Please ask them about Winn-Dixie if you see them. Writing is really off to a great start.  Students will RACE into writing.  They will be transitioning the information into a four square method then into an essay. We know that spelling has been a challenge, but the students are steadily improving.

History:
In history we have stepped back into the 1750’s.  We are going to learn how the 13 colonies became the United States.

Science:
Waves, waves, and more waves. Fourth graders are learning all about waves in Science. We are now experts with water waves. We are currently learning about sound waves. Ask me about how sound can break through glass. Also, wait for the sounds that will come from our shoe box guitars. Lastly,  we will be exploring light waves.

Note to Parents: 

  • Please check and sign planners daily.

  • Facts sheets daily

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Brandi Chatelain
4A 

Lori Hakeman 
4B

Crystal Marsh
4A/ 4B Assistant

Fifth Grade

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In 5th grade, during the months of October and November, we are doing a lot of fun and exciting things! Students have created “Day of the Dead” crafts and t-shirts and decorated the junior high hallway with so many colorful sugar skulls and alebrijes (spirit animals). We’re excited to share with you what we have in store over the next 7 weeks!

Math:
Students will be mastering long division skills and using them in real world word problems. We will be moving on to some pre-algebra skills with numerical expressions and relating fractions to decimals. Please continue to sign any math tests that come home with a red stamp. Since our math skills build weekly, any D or F tests will continue to be sent home for the parent to review with their child throughout these 9 weeks.

ELA:
Coordinating, subordinating, and correlative conjunctions are making their big debut in fifth grade! Our fifth graders are doing a wonderful job with identifying text structure and figurative language in our weekly morning work, and we are excited about fine-tuning those skills in the weeks to come. We will continue working on our text-dependent analysis skills and bringing our writing skills to the next level as we venture into writing essays. Social Studies will be brought in for some cross-curricular fun as we enter the Age of Exploration, which will come bearing our first BIG essay about the effects of the Age of Exploration on Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans.

Reading/Spelling:
We couldn’t be more excited to start the second novel in our series, “People of Sparks.” Please make sure you are studying Sparks vocabulary nightly, and rereading chapters at home as needed. Fifth graders will be diving more deeply into the elements of fiction as we discuss plot diagrams and the different types of characters you might find in a work of fiction.

Science:
Students will be working on their first at-home science project! It is our “Green” home project and will surely be a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to come together and be creative when creating their model. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Those projects are due Nov. 15th.

History:
We are wrapping up with the indigenous cultures of the Americas as we examine the various geographical regions of the U.S. and how the Native American tribes adapted to the unique environments of those regions. Upon complete our study of the indigenous cultures, we will set sail with the European explorers to learn about their motivations for exploration and how the resulting Age of Exploration forever changed the world.

Note to Parents: 
Parents, please remember to continue to check your child’s planner if you feel the need to ensure that all homework is completed and that students are copying down all test dates. Please make sure students are reading over the notes for Science and History/Geography every day. You will be receiving a PowerSchool log-in and password soon to check your child’s grades on-line. Please check them regularly and discuss your child’s progress with them. Occasionally, your child may come home with their graded math test for you to sign. This usually only happens if a child makes a D or an F on the test. Please take that opportunity to review that test with your child to make sure they are understanding what they missed. Return those tests the following day, with your signature.
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Carly Barnette
5A

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Lindsay Scott
5B