Help from Home

  • Help from Home


    Homework: Every night your child will be expected to spend 15 minutes reading with or to an adult from either a reader or a library book.  Don’t forget to record the minutes of reading on the reading recording sheet.


    Your child should spend time working on spelling words for the week.  Your child is responsible for any other homework assignments listed in the homework section of the “Daily Newsletter.”


    Take Home Folder:  Each child will have a take home folder that will go home each night and come back to school in the morning.   In this folder will be their spelling list, any other homework and book club recording sheet.   Please be sure the folder comes back and forth each day.   This is a method of you and I being able to communicate also.


    Book Orders:       I will be sending home book orders once a month.  I often send orders from several clubs at one time.  If you are interested in ordering from any of the clubs, please remember:


    §  The class total order must be a minimum of $15 or I will return the money and order to you.  (This rarely happens because I order books too!)

    §  Make your checks out to the club you are ordering from and NOT to the school.  Please be sure to write individual checks for each book club you are ordering from.


    Book Club: Book club is a great way to make reading an integral part of your family life.  At least five days per week, your child should spend quality time with a book.  Then, you will sign the “Book Recording Sheet.”  (See book club letter.)


    Special Person of the Week:    Each week we will have a child as the special person of the week.  This child will fill out the “All About Me” poster and can bring in anything to help describe him/her.  (See special person of the week letter.)



    Snack:         Every morning after recess we will take a milk and snack break.  We will be doing something a little different and fun with snack break.  At the beginning of each moth, your child will be bringing home a snack calendar for the month.  About once a month, you will be asked to provide a snack for everyone in the class, which would be for about 23 people.  The snack can just be something as simple as cheese and crackers, pudding, popcorn, etc.  This is just an easier way to make sure everyone has a snack each day and it’s fun too!   I will send home snack reminders each night for the child that is responsible for bringing the snack the next day.  Please post the calendar on your refrigerator so you remember!  (If your child has a birthday and is not on snack duty for that day, send it in and we will eat two snacks!)   I even have my name on the snack calendar too!


    Birthdays:   If your child is celebrating a birthday and you would like to send a special treat, you may do so.  All treats are welcome! 


    Supplies:    If you are not sure, ask your child on a periodic basis if they need anything.  I would like them to be responsible for their materials, but if you are unsure, please feel free to call me to check!   I will send quarterly supply reminders out!


    Communication:   Please don’t be afraid to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, your needs are important to me!  You can contact me at school or at home.  Luther School number 920-563-7828 ext. 131.  My cell phone is 608-931-1036 and home is 920-563-7657. 


    School Visits:       Please visit us at school as often as you like.  You are always welcome to come see what we are doing.  I do ask that you do not come in at the very beginning or the end of the day on a regular basis.  I would like your child to be responsible for getting themselves organized at the beginning and ending of our school day.  Children seem much more capable of settling in and getting to work when they are not concerned with the grown-ups outside our door.


    Daily Newsletter: At the end of each week, the children and I work on our Daily Newsletter.  The Daily Newsletter is very important.  It explains each subject area and goals that we covered for the day.  Also, the teacher notes and homework areas are very important because it is a way to communicate to you and inform you of what is going on and due each day.  I hope you find this helpful to you and your child.