Ms. Perrigo's Classroom

  

Amazon Field Trip Today!

Our last field trip of the year is happening today! We will be going to Amazon, followed by lunch at the picnic area behind the pools. We will leave Irving at 9:30am and return around 2:15 pm. The students will swim from 10:00-12:00, eat and play from 12:00-12:30 and then play at the park when they finish eating until 1:45. The cost of this field trip is $4.00. Students need to bring a sack lunch or have ordered one from the cafeteria. Please remember to bring a towel and a change of clothes, if your child wears their swimsuit underneath. Please also bring a plastic bag for wet clothes/towels. If you would like to use your own, please bring sunscreen. We will have sunscreen for students at Amazon.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Students will be sharing their “There was an Old Lady…” stories with our buddy class and other audiences this week. Students will also continue to give present their speeches and slide presentations on their animal research projects this week. I have been video taping the presentations and I am trying to figure out how to post them on my blog to share them with you!

Student will start their speeches for their science experiments today. We have lots of presentations happening in class!

The following letter went home on Friday about our end of the the year field trip:

June 1, 2018

 

Dear Parents and Families,

Our last field trip of the year will take place on June 12th. This is the only field trip we take during the year that is strictly for fun. We will be going to Amazon, followed by lunch at the picnic area behind the pools. We will leave Irving at 9:30am and return around 2:15 pm. The students will swim from 10:00-12:00, eat and play from 12:00-1:00 and then play at the park when they finish eating until 1:45. The cost of this field trip is $4.00. This includes admission and the bus ride. Due to new District regulations we are no longer allowed to barbecue. Any food provided for students needs to be prepared by our kitchen staff or a sack lunch brought from home. However, our kitchen staff has come up with a great sack lunch for students. It includes a sub sandwich, strawberries, vegs., sun chips, a rice crispy treat and a drink. It will be provided at the normal school lunch cost of $2.10 unless your family is on free/reduced lunch. So your two options for lunch will be a sack lunch from school or a sack lunch from home. Please let us know which one you will be choosing.

We really don’t need chaperones on this field trip other than a couple of dads to help supervise the boy’s locker room. However, parents are more than welcome to come. We will bring sunscreen to apply to students as needed. You may want to send sunscreen for your child if she/he has a certain kind you prefer. Please let us know if you don’t want sunscreen applied to your child.

 

Thank you,

Ms. Perrigo, Mrs. Moss, and Ms. Holliday

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Please sign and return:

 

___ I am available to help chaperone the fieldtrip.

 

___ I do not want sunscreen applied to my child.

 

___ I would like to order a sack lunch from school.

 

___ I will be bringing a sack lunch from home.

 

Mark your calendars:

June 4th-8th 4th grade Science presentations

Tuesday June 12th: End of the Year 4th Grade Amazon Field Trip

June 13th Variety Show Dress rehearsal 8:35-9:35 (K-2nd) , 9:40-10:40 (4th/ 5th grade)

Variety Show Evening Performance K-2nd 6:00-6:45, Variety Show Evening Performance 4th-5th grade 7:00-7:45

Thursday June 14th: Last day, Early Release at 11:30am

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and families,

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I can’t believe there are only 3 weeks of school left! We have a lot packed into these last few weeks. Thursday is our field trip to Bethel’s School Garden. The garden produces some of the vegetables that our students eat in the cafeteria. Please remember that your child needs to bring a sack lunch Thursday or let me know by the end of the day today if he or she needs one ordered from the school cafeteria.

As part of our “Bethel School to Farm”program students receive one lesson in the classroom on the benefits of eating locally and defining the food system before they go on their fieldtrip. The farm fieldtrip is a several hour long trip in which students are engaged in on farm learning activities from 9:15-11:50. I could use one more parent chaperone if anyone is available. 🙂 On the trip students will have the opportunity to assist with a helping task and tour of the farm, participate in a hands on lesson on a science topic which could include (plant growth and propagation, edible plant parts, and pests and insects). We work with teachers to provide a hands-on, interactive, rich experience on the farm, which ties back to what students are learning in the classroom.

Mark your calendars:

Monday May 28th: No School Memorial Day

Wednesday May 30th: Last Popcorn Day of the Year!

Thursday May 31st: School to Garden Field Trip; 9:00-12:00pm

June 4th-8th 4th grade Science presentations

Tuesday June 12th: End of the Year 4th Grade Amazon Field Trip

June 13th Variety Show Dress rehearsal 8:35-9:35 (K-2nd) , 9:40-10:40 (4th/ 5th grade)

Variety Show Evening Performance K-2nd 6:00-6:45, Variety Show Evening Performance 4th-5th grade 7:00-7:45

Thursday June 14th: Last day, Early Release at 11:30am

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

 

We are officially done with state testing! The kiddos did a great job working through their assessments. We will spend the last few weeks of school working on a geometry unit in math, a research project and speech in writing, creative reading/writing during our reading block, and the scientific method in science.

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 25th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $7.00 per student and per chaperone.  We encourage all parent chaperones to drive and meet us there. If you signed up to chaperone please let us know if you would like to potentially carpool with another chaperone attending.  Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:30pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

We will be taking a short field trip on Thursday May 31st through the Bethel Nutrition Services Farm to School program. We have been very fortunate this year to have a representative from the School Garden Project come to our classroom throughout the year to help educate kiddos about healthy eating, growing, planting, and taking care of our Irving garden.  We will be leaving the school at 9:00am and returning at 12:00pm.  The field trip takes place at the district garden site, Prairie Mountain Elementary.  We will have a picnic lunch at 11:30am where students (in addition to their sack lunch) will enjoy a harvest meal that they prepare on the field-trip. On the trip students will have the opportunity to assist with a helping task and tour of the farm, participate in a hands on lesson on a science topic which could include (pollination, seed dispersal, flowers parts and roles, plant life cycles, or climate and weather).  Students need to make sure they pack a sack lunch on Thursday May 31st or please let us know by Wednesday May 23rd if your kiddo will need a sack lunch prepared from our school cafeteria.  If anyone is interested in attending the field trip as a chaperone we could use 1-2 parent helpers. Thank you!

Student will be bringing home a science experiment this week that they will need to practice and then be ready to present to the class on June 4th. There is a letter explaining the activity as well as the science experiment directions, materials list, write-up etc. This will come home tomorrow. Please email me if you have any questions after you read the letter.

Mark your calendars:

Friday May 25th: Aurora Field Trip

Monday May 28th: No School Memorial Day

Tuesday May 31st: School to Garden Field Trip; 9:00-12:00pm

June 4th-8th: Science experiment presentations

June 12th: Amazon field trip

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Good Morning!

I just want to send out a clarification. Our “School to Garden” field trip is May 31st. Mrs. Moss’s class is doing the same trip on May 29th. Yesterday I accidentally gave both dates. I gave the correct date in my letter, but then gave the 29th in “Dates to Remember”. I apologize for any confusion I may have created. Our class needs sack lunches on May 25th and May 31st for the 2 field trips. Please email me or write me a note ASAP if you would like me to order a sack lunch from the cafeteria for your child. 🙂

Thank you,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

The students did a wonderful job at our annual Jog-A-Thon last Friday.  Pledge envelopes are due back this Friday May 18th. Thanks for all who were able to donate. The funds go to buying new technology for our kiddos and fun activities throughout the year.

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 25th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $7.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 18th.  We encourage all parent chaperones to drive and meet us there. If you signed up to chaperone please let us know if you would like to potentially carpool with another chaperone attending.  Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:30pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

We will be taking a short field trip on Thursday May 31st through the Bethel Nutrition Services Farm to School program. We have been very fortunate this year to have a representative from the School Garden Project come to our classroom throughout the year to help educate kiddos about healthy eating, growing, planting, and taking care of our Irving garden.  We will be leaving the school at 9:00am and returning at 12:00pm.  The field trip takes place at the district garden site, Prairie Mountain Elementary.  We will have a picnic lunch at 11:30am where students (in addition to their sack lunch) will enjoy a harvest meal that they prepare on the field-trip. On the trip students will have the opportunity to assist with a helping task and tour of the farm, participate in a hands on lesson on a science topic which could include (pollination, seed dispersal, flowers parts and roles, plant life cycles, or climate and weather).  Students need to make sure they pack a sack lunch on Thursday May 31st or please let us know by Wednesday May 23rd if your kiddo will need a sack lunch prepared from our school cafeteria.  If anyone is interested in attending the field trip as a chaperone we could use 1-2 parent helpers. Thank you!

This is our last week of state testing. The students have done a great job and have persevered through and we’re very proud of all their hard work these last several weeks. Way to go 4th graders!

Each students has chosen an animal or insect to research. This will be the last week of “in class research”, next week students will be writing their rough drafts of their essays and then typing them on Chromebooks. Students will be giving a speech about their research project. Please check in with your child about his or her research. He or She may need some assistance. Your child has a packet of questions to complete. Thank you for your assistance with this project!

Room #12 is running out of snack! Please consider picking up a box of crackers, dry cereal, or bag of pretzels for the kids on your next trip to the grocery store.

Mark your calendars:

Wednesday May 16th: PTO Meeting with Pizza Dinner

Friday May 25th: Aurora Field Trip

Monday May 28th: No School Memorial Day

Tuesday May 29th: School to Garden Field Trip; 9:00am-12:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Just a reminder that 4th graders will be participating in the Jog-a-thon today from 9:00-10:00! Students should wear shoes and clothing that they can comfortably run/jog in. The Jog-a-thon helps support things like field trips, Arts Attack, technology. and many other programs and resources for kids!

Thanks,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

We have a field trip coming up Friday May 25th to the Old Aurora Colony in Aurora, Oregon. Thanks to our wonderful PTO the bus to the Aurora Colony is paid for! We do however, have to pay for admission. The cost for this field trip is $7.00 per student and per chaperone. We are asking for students & chaperones to turn in their money by Friday, May 18th.  Each classroom is only allowed to bring 5 parents total per room. We have all the chaperones we are allowed for this field trip. We encourage all parent chaperones to drive and meet us there. If you signed up to chaperone please let us know if you would like to potentially carpool with another chaperone attending. Thank you parents for volunteering! Students and chaperones need to be here at the school at 7:00am the day of the trip. The buses will be leaving promptly at 7:15am and arriving back at the school at around 3:30pm. We will be doing a lot of walking, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

In class we have started using a web-based math program called, Math Prodigy.  I have given students their usernames/passwords.  The program is web-based and can be done at school and home. The program covers math common core state standards in a “game-based” structure. Let me know if you have questions.  Students know how to login and can work through it anytime.

 

Mark your calendars:

Wednesday May 9th: Walk and Bike to School Challenge

Friday May 11th: Jog A Thon

Wednesday May 16th: PTO Meeting with Pizza Dinner

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

This week we will be concluding our 4th Grade Bethel Writing Benchmark assessment. This same format of assessment was given in the fall to our students. I can’t wait to see how students have grown in their writing abilities this year!  We are also finishing our 2nd of four state tests.

 

Irving is also having a “Box top” competition. Our goal for Irving is to raise $1,500.00 this year through box tops. We are less than $500.00 from that goal! Please remember to send in your Box tops and ask family, friends and co-workers for theirs. The money raised goes to support programs for reading and math interventions, etc.

Mark your calendars:

Thursday April 26th: 3rd Grade Music Program

Wednesday May 2nd: Popcorn Day

Thursday May 3rd: Irving Family Math Night

Friday May 11th: Jag-a-thon

Friday May 25th: 4th grade field trip to the Aurora Colony 7:00am-3:30pm cost $7.00

Thursday June 1st: Ms. Perrigo’s class “School to Garden” field trip 9:00am-12:00pm cost Free

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

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