We are off to a wonderful start at 4th/5th grade. Students are getting settled into classroom routines and becoming more familiar with the expectations at 4th and 5th grade. We will continue to review classroom routines, rules, and expectations throughout the month of September.
Our school rules are:
Be a Self Manager
All classroom expectations fall under the above three main categories, but we do have specific rules for our classroom. They are:
Follow Directions Quickly
Ask for Permission to Speak
Ask for Permission to Leave your Seat
Make Smart Choices
Keep Your Learning Community Happy
- For 5th graders only, we will begin Bike Safety tomorrow. This continues for the next two weeks. Our times are after lunch from 1:00 – 1:45 or 1:45 – 2:30, depending on the day of the week. Please make sure your child comes with appropriate clothing…the weather looks like it may be on the wet side.
- 4th/5th FIELD TRIP: Hatfield Marine Science Center: Friday, October 4th. If you haven’t done so already, please make sure and send in your money for the field trip. Another field trip form was sent home in Friday Folders on 9/13.
- BOOK FAIR – Our book fair will be happening this week 9/16-9/20! This is a wonderful way for you to help support your child through inexpensive reading books, while at the same time help support our library raise money for more books for students to read and enjoy. Thank you in advance for helping support the Book Fair.
- OCTOBER 12 – NO SCHOOl: State-wide Inservice.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have. Parent/teacher communication is a key to your student’s success in school. My email is: email@example.com or I can be reached at 688-2620 ext. 2403.
Welcome to 4th and 5th grade! I hope you find this blog helpful in keeping in communication with what is happening in our classroom, as well as other events happening at school. I believe parent communication is such an important part of creating successful students in the classroom. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, especially as we begin this new school year.
Overall, we had a successful first week back. For me, it was fun getting to know students in a classroom setting, since my experience last year was with them during P.E. Knowing all of their names, and a little bit about each of them already was great. We did some “getting to know you activities,” class meetings, team building activities in class and P.E., took 1st day pictures and much more. Now it’s about getting all of the routines and expectations down.
With a 4th and 5th grade combination class, come changes. My 4th grade students will be receiving reading and math from Mrs. Castillo. They will join her 4th grade students at 9:00 and remain with them until lunchtime. We began this schedule on Thursday and Friday. If you have questions about what Mrs. Castillo does, she also has a blog which can be accessed from the Irving School website (staff website).
Thank you for taking the time to read through my blog. Remember, if you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 688-2620 ext. 2403
Note upcoming dates:
Monday, Sept. 16: Bike Safety begins for 5th grade students only (all forms for 5th graders need to be turned in order to ride a bike)
Friday, Oct. 4: Oregon Coast Field Trip
Friday, Oct. 11: No school, State Inservice Day
*Don’t forget…SPIRIT DAY is every Friday.
Please remind you child to wear or bring their t-shirt to school tomorrow.