This page will answer questions commonly asked by students and parents.
- How many students are in 1C1?
- How are students seated or grouped?
- When should library books be returned?
- Where is this month's lunch menu?
- Why do I need to sign my child's homework?
- How do I know when my child is taking a test?
- Why are there words from weeks ago on this week's spelling test?
- What kind of treats may I send to school to celebrate my child's birthday?
- How do I invite children to my child's birthday party?
How many students are in 1C1?
We have 22 students in our class.
How are students seated or grouped?
Class time is spent doing a variety of activities: whole class instruction,
small group instruction, partner activities, and independent work.
We sometimes meet at the carpet for whole class instruction. Students sit "Truman
Style" (cross-legged) either on the carpet or around its perimeter. Seating
is not usually assigned during these activities.
Independent work is usually completed at student desks. Students are seated
in groups of four, usually with two boys and two girls, if possible. Seating
is determined in large measure by student personalities and interaction with
one another. These groups are rotated as needed.
When should library books be returned?
Our class visits the library on Thursday. The librarian asks that all books
be returned by Wednesday.
Where is this month's lunch menu?
In an effort to "go green", Sayreville is now posting the monthly lunch menu
on the school website. Check the "Links" page, and you're just a click away!
Why do I need to sign my child's homework?
By signing your child's homework you are letting me know that you
have checked your child's homework and reviewed the material
together. It also allows me to see who is assisting your child at
home with his/her school work.
How do I know when my child is taking a test?
Reading, spelling and grammar tests are given every Friday. Math
tests take place the day after the chapter review page is completed
for homework. Your child will bring home a red folder with related
papers to study for all science and social studies tests.
Why are there words from weeks ago on this week's spelling test?
Spelling tests are cumulative. The purpose of learning spelling
words is to develop phonemic awareness and to understand word
structure. These are skills that need to be practiced and applied
regularly. Spelling is a life skill, and spelling words need to
be mastered for students' reading and writing to improve.
What kind of treats may I send to school to celebrate my child's birthday?
The school policy is that children are not allowed to bring in
any type of food or candy to hand out in class for their birthday.
In the past, some parents have donated a special book or
educational game to the class in their child's name. You may
send in things such as pencils or erasers if you choose to.
How do I invite children to my child's birthday party?
The school policy is that invitations should not be sent to school
for distribution. Children tend to get upset if they see some of
the children getting invited and they do not. However, if your
child is inviting the whole class to the party, they may hand out
the invitations in class. If only a few invitations are being dis-
tributed, then I will address and mail the invitations for you.
Please write the children's first and last names on the invitations
and include the stamps. Place the invitations in an envelope
addressed to me and send them to school with your child.