News for November 9, 2018

Students have completed a small unit on metric measurement this week.  Next week they will begin working on area and perimeter and multiplication.  In reading our target skill was conclusions and generalizations.  We are beginning to learn about a Language Arts Performance Task.  Students are working on reading for information, and will analyze a student example of narrative writing.

Last week’s field trip to Nearby Nature, The Eugene Science Center, and Autzen Stadium was a big success!  Thank you to all the chaperones who were there and made it possible for us to go.

Don’t forget that in honor of Veteran’s Day there is no school on Monday, November 12.

Mark your calendar for these important events:

Friday, November 9:  Conference request slips sent home;  Spirit Day

Monday, November 12:  Veteran’s Day, no school

Wednesday, November 14:  Popcorn day; PTO meeting, 6:30pm

Thursday, November 15:  Conference slips due

Friday, November 16:  Picture retake day

Thursday, November 22:  Thanksgiving Day, no school

Friday, November 23:  No school

Communication is so important!  Please watch for information in the Friday folder. Check out our class blog.  Here is the link:  http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/laracastillo/   Sign up to be part of Class Dojo.   And of course, call, send a note, or write an email.  When we stay in contact it’s best for everyone!

Working together we will make this a great year!

Lara Castillo

lara.castillo@bethel.k12.or.us

541-688-2621, extension 2410

 

News for November 2, 2018

What a week!  Students  learned more about the students in their “team.”

Our class has completed our first big unit in math, and now we are working on a short unit on measurement.

During our garden lesson students sampled a tasty and healthy snack.

We made “lanterns.”

We even went on a field trip!  Watch for pictures to come later.  Just a reminder- many students still need to pay the $6.00 fee for the trip.

Mark your calendar for these important events:

Friday, November 9:  Conference request slips sent home; Spirit Day

Monday, November 12:  Veteran’s Day, no school

Wednesday, November 14:  Popcorn day; PTO meeting, 6:30pm

Thursday, November 15:  Conference slips due

Friday, November 16:  Picture retake day

Thursday, November 22:  Thanksgiving Day, no school

Friday, November 23:  No school

Communication is so important!  Please watch for information in the Friday folder. Check out our class blog.  Here is the link:  http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/laracastillo/   Sign up to be part of Class Dojo.   And of course, call, send a note, or write an email.  When we stay in contact it’s best for everyone!

Working together we will make this a great year!

Lara Castillo

lara.castillo@bethel.k12.or.us

541-688-2621, extension 2410

 

 

News for October 26, 2018

The Irving Open House on Wednesday evening was a fantastic event!  Thank you to those families who could attend.  I was so impressed with our fourth graders showing families about their classroom and the work that they are doing.  If you could not attend you will find the items from the evening in this Friday folder.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Highlights of this week include a FUN lesson from the Sustainable School team, concluding our math unit on place value, rounding, addition and subtraction, and reading about making movies.

Students earn Tiger Paws for following school rules.  In our classroom, students can use their Tiger Paws to purchase class rewards or Principal rewards.  Here, Elsea used her Tiger Paws to show and tell her ukulele in our class!

At the beginning of the school year as part of our supply list we asked that kiddos pay $10 toward additional supplies needed just for 4th graders. We have 6 kiddos in our room who haven’t paid that $10 yet. When possible, please drop off a check to Jil in the front office. Thank you!

Our next field trip will be Thursday, November 1st. As part of our study of habitats, wetlands, and the Solar System we will be taking a field trip to Near by Nature and the Science Factory. We also get to tour Autzen Stadium at the conclusion of the trip! We will load the bus at 8:30am and arrive back at Irving at 2:00pm. The cost of this field trip is $6.00. We will be eating lunch during the field trip so all students will need to pack a sack lunch. Please do not send any glass containers. If you need the cafeteria to make your child a sack lunch, please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 29th.  Our classroom has three volunteers already committed to the trip.  We could use one or two more. If you can, please join us.  It will be a fun day! 

Mark your calendar for these important events:

Friday, October 26:  Monster Mash Bingo Bash, 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, October 31:  Popcorn Day

Friday, November 2:  Spirit Day

Friday, November 9:  Conference request slips sent home; Spirit Day

Monday, November 12:  Veteran’s Day, no school

Communication is so important!  Please watch for information in the Friday folder. Check out our class blog.  Here is the link:  http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/laracastillo/   Sign up to be part of Class Dojo.   And of course, call, send a note, or write an email.  When we stay in contact it’s best for everyone!

Working together we will make this a great year!

Lara Castillo

lara.castillo@bethel.k12.or.us

541-688-2621, extension 2410

    

News for October 19, 2018

Our first annual “Irving Open House,” will be held on Wednesday October 24th from 5:15-7:00pm.  The evening will begin with a dinner from 5:15-6:15pm followed by a brief “parent talk” from 6:15-6:30. From 6:30-7:00pm we will have a student led “open house” where your kiddo will walk you through the room discussing important information about our classroom, routines, and expectations. We can’t wait to see you then!

At the beginning of the school year as part of our supply list we asked that kiddos pay $10 toward additional supplies needed just for 4th graders. We have 6 kiddos in our room who haven’t paid that $10 yet. When possible, please drop off a check to Jil in the front office. Thank you!

Our next field trip will be Thursday, November 1st. As part of our study of habitats, wetlands, and the Solar System we will be taking a field trip to Near by Nature and the Science Factory. We will load the bus at 8:30am and arrive back at Irving at 1:25pm. The cost of this field trip is $6.00. We will be eating lunch during the field trip so all students will need to pack a sack lunch. Please do not send any glass containers. If you need the cafeteria to make your child a sack lunch, please let your child’s teacher know by Monday the 29th.     

On our field trip, we will be participating in a guided, interactive nature walk where students will have the opportunity to see up close the animals that live in and around our local ponds and river ecosystems. Students will also participate in a pond dipping activity to observe the creatures that live in the pond ecosystem. Students will then get a chance to visit the Science Factory and planetarium where they will get to enjoy some hands-on science activities and watch a show that will give them an introduction to the current season’s night sky and constellations. We are excited to offer these opportunities to our students. We need two chaperones for every 9 students. Please let me know if you are available to chaperone, or you need a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Please also enclose the $6.00 for the admission fee.

One highlight this week was that Arts Attack began!  Thanks to Rebecca Berry, Cori Baltazar, and Susan White, our students created a watercolor resist painting.  These will be on display during the Monster Mash Bingo Bash evening, Friday the 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Mark your calendar for these important events:

Friday, October 19:  Spirit Day

Wednesday, October 24:  Tiger Open House, 5:15-7:00  More details to come!

Friday, October 26:  Monster Mash Bingo Bash, 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, October 31:  Popcorn Day

Monday, November 12:  Veteran’s Day, no school

Communication is so important!  Please watch for information in the Friday folder. Check out our class blog.  Here is the link:  http://blogs.bethel.k12.or.us/laracastillo/   Sign up to be part of Class Dojo.   And of course, call, send a note, or write an email.  When we stay in contact it’s best for everyone!

Working together we will make this a great year!

Lara Castillo

lara.castillo@bethel.k12.or.us

541-688-2621, extension 2410