In your child’s homework folder, you are receiving numerous forms and procedures. As I am with my daughters’ district, I’m sure you’re quite familiar with the district giving you homework to do during the first few weeks. Please sign and return the Walking Field Trip slip, School Rules and Emergency Contact Information as soon as possible. Today, September 10th, I’m sending home a parent survey, also, which I would appreciate having back by Friday, September 18th. If you have any questions, please let me know and I’ll direct you to the right department or resource.
Last week, we played a few “get to know you” games, reviewed the four school rules and got used to the physical layout of the building. Slowly, students have been tackling the combinations on the new lockers (Combos are a first for Molin fourth graders!) after doing a scavenger hunt around the classroom. This week, we've continued the "get to know you" theme but through more academic diagnostics and starting Module 1 in the Eureka Math program.
There are many new routines to learn as we begin the year at the Molin School. The Explore classes (Art, Music, etc.) are on a four-day rotating schedule this year, resembling the middle school’s six day rotation rather than an elementary routine. Explore class will be at 11:10-11:55 daily. Once students begin using the weekly assignment sheets, they’ll be recording which Explore it is for every day that week. I'm told it’s in your child’s schedule section in the Aspen X2 system, too. From September 2nd until January 22nd, our schedule will be as follows:
Art Day 1
STEM Day 2
Tech Day 3
PE Day 4
Finally, in order to reach me, email is the best. My email address does not begin with “aday” but “amday” because my first name is AnnMarie. If you send anything to “aday” it should be kicked back to you as nonexistent. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond to you within 24-48 hours as that is district policy. My accurate email address is posted on the "Contact" page of this site as well as the Molin School website.