Report Cards & Important Dates

Hi Families!

It’s a super jammed pack week leading up to spring break! 

Report Cards – Please expect report cards on Wednesday. I like to confer with students about their report card prior to sending it home. Since I’ll be out for training on Tuesday, I’ll need Wednesday to finish conferring with students. Thank you for your patience!   

*Also, please let me know if you would like to meet with me to discuss your child’s progress. We can meet in the morning or after school. 

Other items coming home in Tuesday (Wednesday) Folders:

  • American Revolution Biography and feedback
  • April 16th field trip permission slip
  • Bike safety letter & release form
  • Student verification forms

Important Dates to put on the calendar:

  • April 1-11 Bike Safety  –> Bike Safety Information  
  • April 9th, 6 pm – Outdoor School Family Meeting--> Outdoor School Information
  • April 16 Field Trip to Stauffer-Will Farm/ Aurora Colony [Permission slips are coming! We had a slight copy mistake.] However, Food Services needs our lunch count as soon as possible. Please let me know if your student needs a school lunch –> here      *Still need 2 more chaperones for this trip! 

Reading Homework

April-Field Trip & May-Outdoor School

Hi Families!

We have two big field trips coming up! 

Tuesday, April 16th – Trip to Aurora Colony for a day in in the life of a colonist

We have a field trip coming up on April 16th. The permission slips are coming home via Tuesday folders. It is an out of town trip therefore, slips will need to be signed and returned.  However, with spring break coming up, Food Services needs our lunch count as soon as possible. Please let me know if your student needs a school lunch –> here    

We are going with Mrs. Haley’s class. I will need 3 chaperones. For this trip, chaperones will need to pay $10. Let me know if there are any questions!

Outdoor School – May 1, 2, 3

Letters about Outdoor School went home yesterday (3.13.19). If you didn’t get a copy, all information is here –> Outdoor School Information

There will be a Parent/Guardian Meeting about Outdoor School on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 pm

Performance Week! (Peek at the Week 3/11)

Hi Families, 

The class has been working hard on their People of the American Revolution biographies and at the same time rehearsing for the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party plays.  

Incorporating the plays was a student initiative and it has been fun to see students put this into action. With that, we will be presenting our work on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:15 pm. I will check in with the class about an additional morning performance time in case that works better for some families. 

Find reading homework here

 

Peek at the Week – 3/4

Hi Families, 

Since the snow week threw off the schedule – we’ll be celebrating Read Across America week this week. In our classroom, we’ll be focusing on books that highlight all aspects of our diverse country and revisiting many that we read last year.  

Please encourage your students to bring in some of their favorite books to share and read this week! 

This week, we’ll also be taking a critical look at our classroom library – seeing what books are missing, what kinds of books do we need to add in. A couple weeks ago, students were engaged in a conversation about Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the author’s use of the moron in the series. This next look at our library and a few other books is just the next step as we continue to grow as critical thinkers and readers. 

We will have spelling words this week! Click here  for homework

Coming up! We will be having an American Revolution presentations/readers theater day on Wednesday, March 13th. Students have been working hard on their projects! Hope you can join us and I’ll have more specific times soon. 

Peek at the Week 2/25

Hi Families, 

It’s Read Across America week therefore we’ll be focusing on books that highlight all aspects of our diverse country and revising many that we read last year.  

Please encourage your students to bring in some of their favorite books to share and read this week! 

This week, we’ll also be taking a critical look at our classroom library – seeing what books are missing, what kinds of books do we need to add in. A couple weeks ago, students were engaged in a conversation about Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the author’s use of the moron in the series. This next look at our library and a few other books is just the next step as we continue to grow as critical thinkers and readers. 

We will have spelling words this week! Click here  for homework

 

Field Trip Thursday (Peek at the Week 2/18)

Hi Families, 

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend!

A reminder that we have a field trip this Thursday.  Please take a moment to let me know how your student will be getting home that day–> here  (Thank you to everyone who completed the digital or paper form already!)

Reminders:

  • Library is now on Tuesdays
  • Weekly homework here
  • Due to field trip – we do not have chess club this week

 

Valentines (Peek at the Week -2/11)

Hi Families, 

With Valentine’s day coming up – students may choose to bring in cards (without candy) that will be passed out at the end of the day. If a student chooses to bring cards – there are 32 students in the class. I will give out class lists to interested students on Monday. This activity is optional. 

Thursday is also Oregon’s birthday therefore, while we’ll also be focusing on friendship and brainstorming acts of kindness, we’ll also be learning more about our state. 

Please contact me if you have any questions/concerns. Thank you! 

Reminders/Requests:

  • Library is now on Tuesdays
  • Weekly homework here
  • Still need 2 more chaperones for field trip on Thurs. Feb. 21st. Let me know if you can join us!

 

Peek at the Week – 2/4

Hi Families, 

This week, we’ll be studying some of the major battles of the American Revolution and learning more about the people who were involved. 

I’ll be out of the classroom all day Wednesday and Thursday but will still be available via email & ClassDojo if needed. We do not have chess club this week. 

Link to reading & spelling homework: Weekly Homework

I still need a couple more chaperones for the February 21st field trip – let me know if you can come!

Peek at the Week -1/28

Hi Families, 

It’s a short week for students – teachers have professional development on Friday. I will also be out on Thursday morning for professional development. 

Otherwise, it should be a fun week with more learning about the American Revolution and new research project on explorers. 

Link to reading & spelling homework: Weekly Homework

Peek at the Week -1/21

Hi Families, 

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

This week, we will be revising our class agreements and expectations of how we treat each other. In the past couple of weeks, many words have been used to put down peers (for example: retard, stupid, etc.). Therefore, we’ll be spending more time working on how to disagree respectfully (from Second Steps lessons) and recognizing what we as a classroom community can tolerate, work on,  forgive and what we do not tolerate.  

My hope is that by the end of the week, students are able to remember/ begin to recognize what they are willing to stand up for and how they can help make our class and school a safer place for everyone. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Scholastic Book orders – Thank you to families who have already sent me their book order for the month. Please let me know which book your child would like by Friday. 

Classroom Requests – (Thank you!)

  • Snacks – I have sunflower butter in the classroom available for students to make their own sandwiches. However, any other snacks would be very much appreciated!
  • Field Trip on Thurs. Feb. 21 from 12:45 -3:30 pm – Chaperones needed! We’ll be going to the Logging Conference at the fairgrounds.  
  • Link to share out – I‘m hoping to be able to get Breakout Kits for the class.  I need some help with spreading the word about this grant – If you could share this link out, I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!   

Link to reading & spelling homework: Weekly Homework