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    Thanks for helping us get off to a great start this school year!  It’s hard to argue with the fun of summer vacation, but the beginning of any school year is always filled with so much excitement, positive energy, and potential.  Students, families, and staff are all starting with a clean slate, and I am so glad that Southwood Elementary School gets to partner with each of you in filling that slate with great memories and learning opportunities throughout the year!

     In our classrooms, students have been learning and practicing all of the routines and procedures that their teachers will use throughout the year.  Any time we practice something long enough, it becomes a habit.  We want EVERY student to have an equal opportunity for great learning experiences throughout the year, so these routines and procedures are extremely valuable.  Students in K-4th grade have begun benchmarking in reading.  This process helps us to know how to guide our reading instruction throughout the year.  Students in 3rd-6th grade have taken NWEA tests for reading, math, and language arts.  These assessments will also help teachers know how to guide their instruction.  NWEA also gives the students the opportunity to set learning goals for the year. 

     September is a busy month for us!  Watch for information to come regarding the Book Fair, Family Fun Night, College Go Week, and more!  Use this newsletter, watch SES’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and watch for communication from teachers to stay up-to-date on all the fun.  Thank you for partnering with us to make this school year the best it can be for our students and families!

    --Phil Boone

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    • Thanks for helping us get off to a great start this school year!  It’s hard to argue with the fun of summer vacation, but the beginning of any school year is always filled with so much excitement, positive energy, and potential.  Students, families, and staff are all starting with a clean slate, and I am so glad that Southwood Elementary School gets to partner with each of you in filling that slate with great memories and learning opportunities throughout the year!

       In our classrooms, students have been learning and practicing all of the routines and procedures that their teachers will use throughout the year.  Any time we practice something long enough, it becomes a habit.  We want EVERY student to have an equal opportunity for great learning experiences throughout the year, so these routines and procedures are extremely valuable.  Students in K-4th grade have begun benchmarking in reading.  This process helps us to know how to guide our reading instruction throughout the year.  Students in 3rd-6th grade have taken NWEA tests for reading, math, and language arts.  These assessments will also help teachers know how to guide their instruction.  NWEA also gives the students the opportunity to set learning goals for the year. 

       September is a busy month for us!  Watch for information to come regarding the Book Fair, Family Fun Night, College Go Week, and more!  Use this newsletter, watch SES’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and watch for communication from teachers to stay up-to-date on all the fun.  Thank you for partnering with us to make this school year the best it can be for our students and families!

      --Phil Boone
    • Spelling Science Language Arts
      Math Typing  Internet Safety
       Current Events  Tech Skills  Student Search Engines
       Research  Early Learning  A Little Bit of Everything
      Discovery Education Destiney Quest    MyOn Books
      iRead Practice 
      Makey Makey Sphere Little Bits
      Scratch Code.org  



       

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