• Helpful Tips for the Month of May

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 5/1/2013
    Dear Parents and Guardians:
    I am so proud of all my students.  They have worked hard all year long :)  At the end of this month we will be taking our End-of-Grade tests.  Here are some tips:
    #1.  Tell your child not to "stress out" about the test(s) but rather explain to them that this is a great opportunity for them to show what they know and how much they've grown.
    #2.  Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep before the tests.
    #3.  Make sure your child eats a good breakfast before the tests, whether it be at home or at school
    Mr. Dudley :)
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  • Helpful Tips for the Month of April

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 4/1/2013
    Dear Parents & Guardians:
    I hope you are enjoying Spring Break with your families :)  The best tip I can give at this time is to spend some time together and let everyone rest up.  It will prepare us all for that long stretch between now and June 11th.  Don't worry- we'll make it !
    Mr. Dudley :)
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  • Helpful Tips for the Month of March

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 3/1/2013

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    Thank you all for reviewing multiplication facts with your child.  We have made great improvements as a class in this area.
    This month we are starting our geometry unit.  We will be focusing on the following skills/concepts:
    * Lines
    * Angles
    * Clasifying Figures
    * Identifying and Generating Patterns
    If you need any resources to help your child master the above material, please feel free to e-mail me at: madudley@wsfcs.k12.nc.us and I will be more than glad to provide it :)
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  • Helpful Tips for the Month of February

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 2/1/2013
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
    Please review multiplication facts with your child.  If a child does not know ALL their timestables, it will be harder and harder for them in Math as each year passes.  Here are some good websites to check out:
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  • Helpful Tips for the Month of January

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 1/1/2013
    Happy New Year!!  It's hard to believe it's 2013 already....  Now that we've turned the corner and the Holidays are over it's time to look forward to Spring.  It's also (unfortunately) flu and cold season.  We have to be careful this time of year.   A healthy child will always be better prepared for the academic rigor leading up to the EOGs.  Here are some tips to keep your child healthy:  
    1.  Make sure your child washes their hands frequently and observes good hand washing techniques.  This means scrubbing their hands for at least 20 seconds while lathering up.  Hand sanitizer is also a good way to keep clean.
    2.  If your child has to sneeze show them the proper way to do it.  That means sneezing into the inside of their elbow, NOT their hand.  Sneezing into ones hand then giving someone else a "high-5" is the most  effective way to spead germs and should be avoided at all cost.
    3.  Make sure your child eats healthy foods.  This includes whole grains, and plenty of fruits and veggies.  A well nourished body can fight off infection better.
    4.  Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night.
    5.  And last but not least:  Please follow our district's sick child policy which can be found on the link below:
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  • Helpful Tips for the Month of December

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 12/1/2012
    Here come the holidays!!  This is the time of year that every child looks forward to (and teachers too!!!).  Don't let those school skills wither away over the big winter break.  Presents?  How about buying your child some low cost educational games that they will enjoy for some time to come.  Here is a list of educational supply links you can use to help you play Santa:
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. Dudley ~
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  • Helpful Tips for the Month of November

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 11/1/2012

    This year's fall parent/eacher conferences will be held on Monday November 5th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  If you have not contacted me about scheduling a conference, you may do so at the following e-mail address:  madudley@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

    Parent-teacher communication is vital for the success of your child.  It ensures that we are on the same page.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns.  I will gladly lend a listening ear :)
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  • Helpful Tips for the Month of October

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 10/1/2012

    Make sure your child reads at least 20-30 minutes per night.  If they're an independent reader, let them choose both fiction and non-fiction that interests them.  If they're still struggling with identifying words, choose a book at their level and listen to them read, encourage them, and assist in decoding words when necessary.  Ask your child questions such as:  "Where does the story take place?"  "Who is the main character?" "What struggles/problems does the main character face?", etc.  This will build the framework of comprehension that your child will need to be successful in every subject.

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Michael Dudley on 9/1/2012
    Welcome back to another great school year @ KES :)  Here are some helpful "beginning of the year" tips to help your child succeed:
    * Make sure your child gets a good night's rest every night :)
    * Review our new PBIS discipline policies with your child.  Refer to the PBIS packet you received @ Open House.  If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at:  madudley@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
    * Thank you so much for making sure your child arrives at school on time every day.  It is greatly appreciated :)
    Mr. Dudley
    4th Grade
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