Our focus this week is drafting our stories that will eventually be published as picture books. Ask your student to tell you their story!
We’ll also be jumping into measurements, multiplication and solidifying subtraction, addition & rounding.
It is not required homework, however, if you are wanting your student to have more math practice, they can work on lessons 1-4 in the math practice book that they brought home at the beginning of the year. If you need another copy, let me know.
Gigabots – They are coming to film our class on Wednesday. I am still missing photo permission slips. If you do NOT want your child to be filmed, please let me know before Wednesday.
November is a busy month so wanted to give you a peek at what is going on for the month. We just went over this month as a class so students also have this written in their planners. I hope this is helpful!
Our field trip to Mt. Pisgah is tomorrow!
We will leave school at 8:45 am. We will be back in time for lunch.
Students will need to wear cover toed shoes and layers of clothing. We’ll be outside the entire time.
We have a field trip to Mt. Pisgah on Thursday. I still need a couple more chaperones. Therefore, if you are available and like to join us – please let me know ASAP! Our trip is from 8:45 AM to Noon.
Thursday 10/31 – As mentioned in Mrs. Spence’s blog – we are asking students to not wear their costumes to school on Thursday. However, please have fun and be safe! Thank you!
This week we’ll be revisiting classroom & school expectations. Our class expectations are to Respect: the learning, others, surroundings & materials and ourselves.
Gum in the classroom – Please talk to your child about chewing gum at school. Since we use Chromebooks and are interacting with gigabots on a regular basis, I have asked students to not chew gum in the classroom. One of the rules with using technology in the classroom is to not have food or drink near it. There will be some occasions that students may have gum at school. Thank you!
Field Trip – Thursday, Oct. 31st. 8:30 – Noon I’m still in need of a few more chaperones for the Mt. Pisgah field trip. Please let me know if you are able to join us! Also, please make sure to complete the Volunteer Form if you haven’t yet. (The Volunteer Form is valid for 4 years.)
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! This week at school, we’ll be practicing our safety drills. Read more about it from Mrs. Spence -> here
We will also have a guest speaker via video conferencing that will talk about Indigenous Peoples Day. Students will be expected to write a paragraph on their own opinion as to whether the 2nd Monday of October should be recognized as Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day.
Reminders/ Important Dates:
- Wednesday is Picture Day!
- Beef Sticks fundraiser – last day to turn in money is Oct. 28th.
- Ms. Hsieh will be out of the classroom on Oct. 24th.
- Field Trips:
- Oct. 31 – Mt. Pisgah (morning trip) Chaperones needed.
- Nov. 12 – Hult Center (morning trip) Chaperones needed. *Due to limited seats, only 2 adults can join us on this trip.
Reading Homework Questions can be found here
It’s a short week for students but we’ll be learning a lot! Gigabots lesson #2 will be on Wednesday. We will have our first gardening class of the year on Thursday. We’ll also be reading about Martin Luther King Jr and discussing justice, injustice, fairness, equity, segregation & desegregation.
As always please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions/concerns.
This week we’ll be starting our first Gigabots/coding lesson! Please encourage your students to not give up! Coding is difficult and they’ll see me be challenged by it as well.
I will be out again this Thursday. I’m am proud of the class for continuing to work hard even if I’m not there.
This year along with being your child’s teacher, I am also doing some work for our school district. Therefore, I will need to be out of the classroom once or twice a month. I will always let you know ahead of time of the day(s) that I will be out. The class has already met the guest teacher. I am confident that they will have a great day with them!
Here are the first few days that I will be out of the classroom:
- Thursday, Sept. 26 (I’ll be back for Open House.)
- *UPDATED – Friday, Sept. 27 morning only.
- Thursday, Oct. 3
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions/concerns. Thank you!
Reminder: Thursday, Sept. 26th is Open House 5:30 -7:00 pm – Hope to see you there!!
We’ll be finishing up our assessments this week.
In preparation for coding with the gigabots next week, we’ll be practicing how to use the Chromebooks & taking a coding pre-test.
With the gigabots we have been chosen to be a part of the program conducted by the University of Oregon. An informational letter from LaneESD was sent home in last week’s Tuesday folders. Digital version here: [ENG] / [Español]
Open House – Thursday, Sept. 26th 5:30 -7:00 pm -Students are encouraged to attend to show off their work. I’ll be doing a quick presentation at 5:30 pm & 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!