From the Desk of Mr. Horky
Dear Bacon Community, It’s hard to believe we are already entering the month of October. Each year, the months seem to go faster and faster. September was a busy month with many awesome things happening at Bacon. Our staff have been busy implementing new math resources that closely align with state standards. These resources will help our students develop conceptual understanding of important math concepts. With the support of our fabulous PTA, our walking/running path moved closer to becoming a reality. A huge thanks goes to our Bacon community, along with friends and families from all 50 states, for the generous pledges! The excitement in our building during the Race for Bacon was incredible!
Primary News - Kindergarten
Kindergarten is in full swing, learning the alphabet letters and sounds! We will be working on unit three in math, where we will be practicing the numbers 6-10. In science we will be exploring apples, leaves, trees and fall. Our first field trip is scheduled for October 19 and 20. We will be going to Rolland Moore Park to be “Forest Secret Investigators”. Thank you to our wonderful PTA for providing the buses! Our classes are also doing a great job of making good choices and following the rules. Many dog bones have been handed out for great behavior!
Intermediate News – 3rd Grade
We are just wrapping up our first unit in multiplication. This unit we focused on the meaning of multiplication and different ways to show and represent multiplication. This included showing multiplication as repeated addition, jumps on a number line and in an array. Now that we have a strong foundational understanding of multiplication we will be switching our focus toward fact fluency. On the fall school supply list, families were asked to purchase multiplication flash cards for their students. If you have not purchased a set, please do so soon as we will be using them during math rotations. Multiplication flash cards have been seen at Walmart and the Dollar Tree stores, but can also be hand-made using a set of 3x5 notecards. Please contact your child’s teacher if you are unable to provide flashcards for your child.
Specials News — PE
As always, we’re having a lot of fun in physical education this year, learning about fitness, developing important skills and of course playing games, too.
In the primary grades, we’re moving all the time! We’ve done such fun activities as climbing on the traversing wall, learning new tagging games, jumping rope, and other fun exercises.
In the intermediate grades, we’ve been doing long jump rope skills and climbing on the climbing wall. 5th graders are allowed to climb above the red safety line as long as they can traverse the entire 48’ climbing wall without falling. This is a big deal for many 5th grade students, since most have been waiting to do this since Kindergarten.
From The Counselor
Are you interested in taking a Love and Logic parenting class?
Theresa Fightmaster M.ED. and school counselor is offering …
Love & Logic for Elementary School -Tuesdays 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Love & Logic for Middle & High School -Thursdays 11/3, 11/10 & 11/17 from 7:00PM - 8:30PM
$30 per person or $50 per couple
(childcare available: $10 for all 3 weeks)
Click on the link to register https://ctreestudents.wufoo.com/ forms/w1mjto8o0ej2elb/
Need information about childhood anxiety?
Werner Elementary is offering a “Helping Our Children with Anxiety and Stress” presentation featuring Dr. Renee Woodall, Ph.D. and Dr. Jennifer Gray, Ph.D
Tuesday, October 4th from 6:30 p.m.-7:40 p.m.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by September 27
Mix It UP at Lunch Day for 3rd grade 4th grade and 5th grade
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 26th !
What is Mix it up at Lunch Day?
“A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance in 2002, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.” http://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up/what-is-mix
Reminders and upcoming events:
October 11th - 4:00-7:30 Parent Teacher Conferences (schedule through PTCFast email from teacher)
October 12th - 4:00-7:30 Parent Teacher Conferences (schedule through PTCFast email from teacher)
October 13th - 8:00-3:30 Parent Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS (schedule through PTCFast email from teacher)
October 14th - No School
October 26th - Picture Retakes