“Math Fact’s” Olympics…competition on

Hopefully your child has had time to practice their math facts.. or choose an activity from the Math Fact Olympic’s paper that was sent home on Friday.  Please remember to send the signed orange slip of paper with your child tomorrow!  We are hoping  for great participation!

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February News

Dear Parents,

Please collect box tops and send them to school!  For the month of February, we will be having a school-wide competition.  The class that brings in the most box tops will get a root beer float party with Mr. Bridgens.  More importantly, this is an easy way to help support our school.  Cereal boxes, soup can labels, etc. are all places to find them.  Thank you to those who have been sending in box tops this year.

“MATH FACTS” OLYMPICSFebruary 9 – 16th.   

In conjunction with the upcoming Winter Olympics, we thought it would be fun to have our own “Olympics” at Irving.  Students are asked to do 30 minutes of some kind of math facts practice, at home,  from Feb. 9 -16.  We will be sending home ideas of what students can do, but here are are a few:  flashcards, gregtangmath.com, multiplication top-it, Sprints, etc. We will have a packet of math worksheets (Sprints and multiplication passport worksheets) that students can take home, too.   There is a slip of paper that students will need to turn in EVERY day in order for them to get counted.  “Math Facts” Olympics information, along with the daily slips,  will be sent home in Friday Folders!  Please be looking for this.  (Also,  We will all be joining with our buddy class this Friday to get ready for our “Math Facts” Olympics). 


During the week of  February 12th – 16th we will have different “Friendship Activities”.  Here is a look at those activities:

Students will get to sit with anyone they want within their grade level at lunch during the week.  Students currently sit at classroom tables.

Teachers will be handing out Kindness Cards to students who demonstrate friendship and kindness during the week. Kindness cards will be turned in for prizes at the end of the week. 

Monday Feb. 12:  Alaska Sled Dog Assembly with Focus on Perseverance

Tuesday Feb. 13: Students make a friendship postcard for their buddy classroom.

Wednesday Feb. 14: Buddy Classroom Activities and exchange of friendship postcards.  We will be joining with our buddy class, Ms. Radke’s class.  Together, Ms. Radke and I have planned some fun activities!

Thursday Feb. 15: Kindness Quilt-Students will decorate a 4 x 4 paper tile with a drawing that represents an act of kindness.  All tiles will be put together and displayed in cafeteria.  Classes will do a Friendship Walk to see finished Kindness Quilt.

Friday Feb. 16th:  Principal’s Prize cart will visit classrooms and recognize students who earned kindness cards during the week. 

Have a wonderful week!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Sawyer




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The Gigabots Have Arrived…

Click on my “Home” page to view pictures of Gigabots in the classroom.

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