Summer Challenge

Hi Families, 

I’m sending home a few things for kids to do over the summer and to help get them ready for 5th grade. 

1.  30 Books Reading Challenge – Read 30 books this summer – write the titles on the Tower of Books page and return it to Ms. Hsieh in the fall for a special lunch!

2.  8 books challenge from Barnes & Noble Read 8 books (Could be the same books for the 30 book challenge!) -complete the journal page & go get a free book at Barnes & Noble!

3. Summer Math Packet – designed by our Math TOSA – they include answer keys for the adults. 

Additionally, students may continue to use Front Row (Freckle), Prodigy and I can message everyone all the login information. 

Other Summer Resources:

Hope everyone has a great summer! Thank you for a great school year! 

Peek at the Week – 6/11 (Final Week!)

Hi Families, 

It’s hard to believe that it is the final week of school! 

We’ll be working on one last science experiment then cleaning up and celebrating all of our hard work. 

For this week, please have students:

  • bring in a couple extra bags to be able to carry items home
  • return any classroom or school library books

Homework – Please continue to read 20 minutes every night. I will be sending out more information about summer work later this week. 

One final volunteer request – For the class’s effort box celebration – they are going to have “a day at the amusement park.” If you have an hour to spare – I would love your help with running a game or the photo booth. Please message me. Thank you!!   


Peek at the Week – 6/4

Hi Families!

We are spending the week getting ready for our Museum on Friday. We hope you can join us! The Museum will be open from 10:30am – 2:05 pm (Closed for snack & lunch during 11:30-11:45am and 12:25-1:05pm) Come by anytime to see all of the students’ hard work!

It is optional –  (The class had asked) students may dress up like their person that they researched about for Friday.  It should be a very fun day!

FIELD TRIP Tuesday – We are going to the Bethel Farm at 8:45 am. Please wear closed toed shoes & clothes that are okay to get dirty! Also wear layers as we are going in the morning.  I have two chaperones for this trip but need two more please! Let me know if you are interested in coming. Thank you! 

Read more about Farm Trip here

Link to reading homework here

Important Dates & Additional Field Trip!

Hi Families, 

As we begin to wrap up the year – here are some dates to be aware of:

  • Tuesday, June 5th – Bethel Farm Trip 9:00am – Noon 
  • Friday, June 8th – Presentations & Museum 10:30am – 2:05 pm
    • (**Museum closed during: 11:30-11:45am and 12:25-1:05pm)
  • Saturday, June 9th – School Carnival 11:00am-1:00pm
  • *NEW* Monday, June 11th – Walking field trip to Public Library (Bethel Branch) 9:30-11:30 am (Permission slips went home on Thursday. Please return ASAP! See more information below)
  • Thursday, June 14th – Field Day (&Early Dismissal)

Trip to the Eugene Public Library (Bethel Branch) – Monday, June 11th 9:30 -11:30 am

To encourage summer reading, Ms Mac and I have decided  to take students on a walking field trip to the Eugene Public Library (Bethel branch) to help students get their own library card.

For students to have a library card they need to have the application completed, signed by their guardian, and a piece of mail with the guardian’s name on it that they have received in the last two weeks (We will mail you the form so that you have the form and the piece of mail).

Please let me know if you or your child already have a library card and if you would like to join us on our walking field trip. Thank you!

Field Trip Friday!

Hi Families, 

For the field trip on Friday – we’ll be meeting at the front doors at 6:15 am. We are scheduled to leave school at 6:30 am.  We’ll be stopping at Salt Creek Falls first, then to the High Desert Museum and finally to the Lava River Caves.  It should be a very fun day! 

Things to Bring:

  1. Flashlight
  2. Water (& a Gatorade if you like)
  3. Breakfast, Lunch & snacks (*I have ordered breakfast & lunches for those who told me they needed it!)
  4. Wear sturdy, covered toe shoes & layers! (No shorts!)  [*Optional: extra pair of shoes for ride home]
  5. A book or activity for the bus ride
  6. Money for gift shop at the Museum (optional!)

Optional & needs adult permission: Camera, Phone to use as camera (Phone will need to stay on airplane mode.)

*Since there is already so much that students are expected to bring for this trip, I am asking students to refrain from bringing electronics on this trip. Thank you!

Peek at the Week – 5/29

Hi Families! 

Hope you had a great weekend! This week, we’ll be revising & editing our essays and putting our tiny houses together. We’ll also be discussing a date to invite families in to see all of our great work. I’ll let you know as soon as we decide!  

Also, this week, we’ll be discussing Second Steps Child Protection Unit – Lesson 3. You can review the materials online here. The code is: CPU4 FAMI LYG4.  Please contact me if you have questions or would like to opt your child out.  Thank you!


Jog-a-thon/ Crazy Socks Day! (Peek at the week 5/21)

Hi Families, 

We are deep in two different projects at the moment – building a tiny house and research a person who has made in impact on the world! The hope is that we’ll be able to invite you into our classroom to see all of our hard work in a couple of weeks!

Jog-a-thon: We’ll be running/ walking on Thursday morning! We are hoping to be able to join our buddy classroom and run/walk with them. Students are encouraged to wear crazy, wacky socks on that day! If you are available to come that morning, I would appreciate your help or come cheer! It should be a fun morning!

Peek at the Week 5/14

Hi Families!

We have a couple lessons about the garden and food systems this week in preparation for our trip to the Bethel Farm on June 5th.

Students will be picking an inventor or another famous person to complete a final research project. Students will be asked to write an informational essay, complete a series of pictures and prepare a speech about their chosen person.  Students may complete some of the research at home but all other parts will be completed in class. 

A reminder – I am teaching lesson 2 of the Child Protection Unit.  You can review the materials online here. The code is: CPU4 FAMI LYG4.  Please contact me if you have questions or would like to opt your child out.  Thank you!

Reading homework here.

Math homework – Look for a bright yellow booklet! Students should be completing at least 5 pages by the end of the week (any order). It is all review and will help reinforce concepts for 5th grade. 

Peek at the Week 5/7

Hi Families, 

I’m hoping to teach Lesson 1 and 2 of the Second Steps Child Protection Unit this week. Lesson 1 will be today and Lesson 2 will be on Thursday. Look for Lesson 2’s letter in Tuesday folders. You can review the materials online here. The code is: CPU4 FAMI LYG4.  Please contact me if you have questions or would like to opt your child out.  Thank you!

Reading homework here

Next Week 5/7

Dear Families, 

Thank you for your input and feedback in regards to lessons for next week. We are revising our lessons and making some changes. Thank you again for the honest feedback.