Sunday, May 27, 2018

2 more weeks!!

Things are winding down.  We have been doing a lot of report card assessing. Luckily we should be done with it soon, so we can move on to things that are more fun.

In projects the students are finishing up their market day products.  This week they will be working on making their posters and pricing their items. The 1st and 2nd graders are getting excited to be the consumers for our project.

The students will be taking their last spelling test on Thursday.  They all have high frequency words so they need to be studying.  

On Tuesday June 5th we will be having a Poetry Slam!  Parents are invited to come at 2:30 to watch the students recite their poems.  They have been working hard on getting their poems memorized so I hope you can make it!

Field Day is on June 7! Make  sure your student wears sunblock. There will also be a lot of water activities so count on your child getting wet!  They should come to school with a swim suit under their clothes. They should bring extra clothes to change into before we watch a movie at the end of the day.  Remember everyone is out of school that day at 2:00.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Important upcoming dates

Testing days are about to begin.  This week we will do a lot of reviewing to prepare for our tests.

Please make sure your student is at school on the following days:

Tuesday 5/1- 3rd grade ACT ELA
           - 4th grade ACT Math/Science

Wednesday 5/2- 3rd grade ACT Math/Science
             - 4th grade ACT ELA

Monday 5/7- 3rd SBAC ELA part 1
          - 4th SBAC Math part 1

Tuesday 5/8- 3rd SBAC ELA part 2
           - 4th SBAC Math part 2

Monday 5/14-3rd SBAC Math part 1
           -4th SBAC ELA part 1

Tuesday 5/15-3rd SBAC Math part 2
            -4th SBAC ELA part 2

Saturday, April 14, 2018

4/9-4/12

Reading:  
3rd grade compared and contrasted the important points in two texts on the same subject. 

4th- Found cause and effect events in 2 different articles.

Both classes received new spelling words.  They will have a spelling test on 4/19.

Writing:  The students each received the same article on animal helpers.  Then some wrote a narrative paper based on the article, some wrote an opinion and some wrote an informational.  We will continue doing this for 3 weeks.  By the end of the 3 weeks they will have done one of each kind of writing.

Grammar: We are reviewing all the standards we have covered this year.  I am pulling small groups to work on specific standards.

Projects: We got ready for student led conferences. 

**Don't forget student led conferences will be on Friday April 20th anytime between 8:00 and 1:00.  These are student led so your student must be with you.  If you cannot come you can come before or after school the following week.


Monday, March 26, 2018

3/19-3/23

One more week until Spring Break!!

Reading: We focused on finding the main idea and supporting details.  They also received new Latin/Greek words on Monday and took a spelling test on Thursday.

* The students will not be getting a new spelling list unitl AFTER spring break.

Writing: We finished up the deep sea creature writing.  Come check them out in the hallway!

Grammar: We reviewed putting punctuation in dialogue.

Projects:  We continued working on our animal adaptation projects.  

Important Dates this week:
     * Wednesday March 28th @ 10:45 Music program in the High School Hangout
     * Thursday March 29th between 2:30 and 3:30- Animal Adaptation presentations in the cafeteria.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

3/12- 3/15

Reading:  I continued doing reading assessments.  The students practiced Cause and Effect. They also received new spelling words and took a Latin/Greek test.

They will receive new Latin/Greek words on Monday.  

There is a Spelling Test on Thursday 3/22

Writing:  We are finishing up our Deep Sea Creatures writing.  They are turning out great!! 

Grammar:  We worked on singular and plural possessives nouns.

Projects:  The students continued working on their animal adaptation projects.


Friday, March 9, 2018

3/5- 3/8

Writing: The students continue to work on their deep sea creature writing.  We should be finishing these up next week.

Reading: We started the 2nd trimester testing.  The students got their new Latin/Greek words.  They will test on 3/15/18.

Grammar:  We worked on correctly putting commas in addresses

Projects: We continued working on our animal adaptation project.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018