Ms. Perrigo's Classroom

  

Good morning!

I’m sorry for the late notice! I meant to send this yesterday when Jake decided to spend his Dojo points on a PJ party for the class today! So YES the kids can wear their PJs to school today!

Thanks,

Ms. Perrigo

Welcome back!

This week students will be working creating finger puppets based on their families and then will give a speech about them to the class.

On Thursday, April 4th our class will go on a guided field trip to BRING Recycling, Glenwood Transfer Station (the “dump” and recycling center), and Short Mountain Landfill. We plan to leave at 8:35am and return at 11:55am, just in time for lunch at school. There is no cost for the field trip, as transportation will be paid for by the district’s EWEB grant. It is important that your child wear closed toed, comfortable walking shoes. Chaperones will need to ride the bus, as parking at our first stop is limited and everyone has to be on the bus when we go to the landfill. This field trip will be a wonderful opportunity for students to see first-hand where our garbage and recycling goes. This knowledge will help support the work that Irving is doing as an Oregon Green School and will tie in with what students will continue to learn in their lessons by Partners for Sustainable Schools. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the field trip.

The Irving Pillar assembly is Friday April 5th, at 1:30-2:20. Several students in our class will be receiving awards not only for pillars, but we also have at least seven students that will be recognized for memorizing their facts. Keep up the hard work Room #12 students!!

Upcoming Events:

Monday April 1st-Thursday April 4th: Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday April 3rd: Popcorn Day

Thursday April 4th: Field Trip to BRING Field Trip

Friday April 5th Pillar Assembly 1:30-2:20

Friday April 12th: No School; Curriculum Development Day

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

The students did an amazing job at their 4th grade music performance last Wednesday.

This week students will be working on writing a practice “Performance Task” that aligns to our writing standards as well as prepares them for the performance task they will be responsible for writing on the upcoming state tests. We will be practicing writing a written reponse using text based evidence to support our claims.  Students in 4th grade will not be state testing until mid-May. More details to come.

On Friday, April 4th our class will go on a guided field trip to BRING Recycling, Glenwood Transfer Station (the “dump” and recycling center), and Short Mountain Landfill. We plan to leave at 8:45am and return at 11:50am, just in time for lunch at school. There is no cost for the field trip, as transportation will be paid for by the district’s EWEB grant. It is important that your child wear closed toed, comfortable walking shoes.  If you would like to join us as a chaperone, please let me know or return the slip that will come home in Friday folders. We are only allowed seven additional people on the trip, so it will be first come first served. Chaperones will need to ride the bus, as parking at our first stop is limited and everyone has to be on the bus when we go to the landfill. This field trip will be a wonderful opportunity for students to see first-hand where our garbage and recycling goes. This knowledge will help support the work that Irving is doing as an Oregon Green School and will tie in with what students will continue to learn in their lessons by Partners for Sustainable Schools. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the field trip.

Room 12 is quickly running out of snack. We typically only provide snack after first recess when we have donations. Thanks to the families who brought in snack at the beginning of the school year! Our class really appreciated it! If you are able to contribute, healthy snacks like crackers, fruit snacks, etc. would be much appreciated.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday March 14th: End of 2nd Trimester

Friday March 15th: No School; Grading Day

Wednesday March 20th: PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Monday March 25th-Friday March 29th: Spring Break; No School

Friday April 4th: Field Trip to BRING Field Trip

April 5th Pillar assembly 1:20-2:20

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

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Dear Parents and Families,

I hope you enjoyed the snow and family time this week! Please look for information either in Friday folders or in the homework section of portfolios! The Iditaread starts today. Students have a packet that will be coming home today. There is also a note about the 4th grade performance that has ben rescheduled for March 6th at 7:00. Students need to be here at 6:45.

                                                                   THE IDITAREAD IS HERE!

We are getting ready to celebrate the third year of the IDITAREAD at home reading competition at Irving. This coincides with the Iditarod race in Alaska, and buddy teams of Irving students will be racing against one another.  The challenge is to see which team can cross the finish line first!     The competition runs March 1 through March 15.  Attached to this paper are the slips that you will send back DAILY indicating the minutes your child has read that day.  Please pay attention to the dates on the slips.  Here are the rules and procedures for the race.

  • The team minutes will be averaged by the number of members on your team.
  • There are 10 checkpoints in the race. Teams will advance based on a percentage of participation. First graders are expected to read 20 minutes a night, and 30 minutes a night for grades 2-5.
  • NO late slips will be counted. They must be returned the following day and signed by an adult.
  • Maps with team progress will be displayed and updated daily. Each team will have a unique color and name. We will also give updates on the morning announcements.
  • The winning team will earn a pizza party.
  • Have fun and let the reading begin!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday March 6th: 4th Grade Music Program 7:00pm

Wednesday March 6th: Popcorn Day

Thursday March 7th: Family Literacy Night

Friday March 8th: Spring Picture Day

March 15th: No school Report card day

March 20th: PTO meeting 6:30

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

 

Dear Parents and Families

Our 4th grade will be having our annual music performance on Thursday February 28th at 7pm in the cafeteria.  Students have been practicing and preparing the last few months for the upcoming concert. Students need to arrive at 6:45pm and head to their classroom. We will walk kiddos down to the performance. Feel free to grab a seat at 6:45pm and get ready for a wonderful show!

This Friday is the PTO Family Dance Party -Western Ho Down 6:00-8:00 There will be a live band, Chili feed, silent auction, and lots of other fun activities!

This week we resume our Sustainable School lessons for the next five weeks. Thursday we will also have Arts Attack led by our fantastic parent helpers!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday February 20th: Popcorn Day “OUR POPCORN DAY”

Wednesday February 20th: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm

Friday February 22nd: Family Dance Party-PTO 6:00-8:30pm

Thursday February 28th: 4th Grade Music Program 7:00pm

As always, if you have any questions please email or give me a call.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Your child will have a math report coming home in their Friday folder. This report is from our Iready curriculum. We took our second diagnostic test and the report shows how much progress our student has made over the school year and where he or she is as at in the four different areas of math: numbers and operations, algebra and algebraic thinking, measurement and data, and geometry. The Iready program then uses the diagnostic test to design instruction for your child. We do these lessons along with our regular curriculum 3 times a week for 20 minutes. However, your child can also work from home on these lessons to make even more progress. I would love to see students work for at least 15 minutes three times a week at home. I put a link on our blog under student links. It’s the 3rd one form the bottom. Your child already knows his or her user name and password. If you have any questions please let me know.

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents and Families,

Irving is having a Spirit Week this week.  Spirit Week will be a fun week to dress up and show off school spirit.  Dress up days are as follows: The dress up days are:

Monday February 11th-Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday February 12th-Inside Out/Backwards Day

Wednesday February 13th-Wacky Wednesday

Thursday February 14th-Yay Oregon Day /Go Ducks or Beavers Day

Friday February 15th-Pajama Day

We are continuing our writing unit this week and hopefully by Thursday will start making our “Family Finger Puppets”. Next week students will finish finger puppets and start working on their speeches. We are also continuing our work in fractions, and students are finishing their  research projects on South America.

We will not have an official “Valentine’s Party”, but we will be doing several fun activities in class. If students would like to bring Valentines for their classmates that is allowed. We just ask that you have your child make them for everyone in our class. Students will be given time to pass them out in class.

Ms. Perrigo’s Class list

  1. Jake                        21. Juliet
  2. Reese                      22. Zack
  3. Emma                    23. Rygel
  4. Jocelyn                  24. Lane
  5. Cayden
  6. Kayleigh
  7. Lily
  8. David
  9. Anna
  10. Shaylynn
  11. Rodney
  12. Connor
  13. James
  14. Jayce
  15. Cadence
  16. Kaden
  17. Hannah
  18. Hope
  19. Jaxon
  20. Tristan

 

Upcoming Events:

Monday February 18th: No School; President’s Day

PTO meeting February 20th 6:30

Irving PTO Family Dance Party February 22nd 6:00-8:30pm Country Dance party is the theme!

February 28th 4th grade Music program 7:00pm

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

 

Dear Parents & Families,

Our “Family” writing unit has started. We are currently writing paragraphs about our family and then we will be writing an autobiography essay.  Through this unit they will also create a finger puppets for each of their family members and give a speech to our class.

On Thursday, February 7th our class will go on a guided field trip to the State Capitol. We plan to leave at 8:30am and return at 1:30pm. Students will need to bring a sack lunch or let their teachers know that they need one ordered from the school cafeteria by January 31st. There cost for this field trip, is $5.00 for the bus. It is important that your child wear closed toed, comfortable walking shoes, and dress in layers as part of the field trip will be outside. If you are joining us as a chaperone, please plan on driving and or carpooling with other parents. Unfortunately seating is very limited on the bus. Students are more than welcome to bring along books, drawing things, and electronics to entertain themselves on the bus ride. Please remember that all electronics are brought at your own risk. The school and teachers are not responsible for these items. However the buses will be locked at all times while we are not on them. This field trip will be a wonderful opportunity for students to see first-hand where our legislators work. The tour includes the Rotunda, Senate, House Chambers, and the Governor’s Ceremonial Office. This knowledge will help support what we are learn in Social studies and our study of Oregon. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the field trip.

We will not have a “Valentine’s Party”, but we will be doing several fun activities in class. If students would like to bring valentines for their classmates they can. We just ask that you have your child make them for everyone in our class. Students will be given time to pass them out in class.

Ms. Perrigo 2018-2019

  1. Jake                        21. Juliet
  2. Reese                      22. Zack
  3. Emma                    23. Rygel
  4. Jocelyn                  24. Lane
  5. Cayden
  6. Kayleigh
  7. Lily
  8. David
  9. Anna
  10. Shaylynn
  11. Rodney
  12. Connor
  13. James
  14. Jayce
  15. Cadence
  16. Kaden
  17. Hannah
  18. Hope
  19. Jaxon
  20. Tristan

 

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday February 6th: Irving Math Night 5pm-6:30pm

Wednesday February 6th Ms. Perrigo’s popcorn day

Thursday February 7th: 4th Grade Capital Field Trip 8:30-1:30

Monday February 18th: No School; President’s Day

PTO meeting February 20th 6:30

February 28th 4th grade Music program 7:00pm

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo

Good afternoon!

Hannah spent her Dojo points on a PJ day for the class tomorrow. Students can wear PJ’s to class, but they also need to bring tennies because we have PE. Just a reminder that there’s no school on Friday because of the teacher in-service day.

Thanks,

Ms. Perrigo

Dear Parents & Families,

This week we are finishing and share our “Emma Stories” with our 2nd grade buddies in Mr. McCallen’s class.  We will also be starting a new writing unit.

On February 7th our class will go on a guided field trip to the State Capitol. We plan to leave at 8:30am and return at 1:30pm. Students will need to bring a sack lunch or let their teachers know that they need one ordered from the school cafeteria by January 31st. There cost for this field trip, is $5.00 for the bus. It is important that your child wear closed toed, comfortable walking shoes, and dress in layers as part of the field trip will be outside. If you would like to join us as a chaperone, please let us know. Seating will be limited on the bus as we are only taking one bus for both classes. If you could car pool and meet us at the capitol that would be terrific!  Students are more than welcome to bring along books, drawing things, and electronics to entertain themselves on the bus ride. Please remember that all electronics are brought at your own risk. The school and teachers are not responsible for these items. However the buses will be locked at all times while we are not on them. This field trip will be a wonderful opportunity for students to see first-hand where our legislators work. The tour includes the Rotunda, Senate, House Chambers, and the Governor’s Ceremonial Office. This knowledge will help support what we are learn in Social studies and our study of Oregon. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the field trip.

Our class has our popcorn day on February 6th. The time has changed to the afternoon 12:15-2:00pm. We need 3-4 parents or grandparents to help pop and bag popcorn on that Wednesday. So far we have 1 parent.  PLEASE let me know if you would be available to volunteer to help with our popcorn day!  

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday February 6th: Irving Math Night 5pm-6:30pm

Wednesday February 6th Ms. Perrigo’s popcorn day

Thursday February 7th: 4th Grade Capital Field Trip 8:30-1:30

Monday February 18th: No School; President’s Day

PTO meeting February 20th 6:30

February 28th 4th grade Music program 7:00pm

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!

Warmly,

Ms. Perrigo