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Friday, December 19, 2014

Gingerbread Traps

 We read the story Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett this week.  Matti caught the runaway gingerbread baby in a trap.  We designed our own traps to catch gingerbread.  Here we are demonstrating them.  We've got some creative kids in here- great ideas!



















Thursday, December 18, 2014

Newsletter 12-18-14

Friday is our last day of school this week.  Our class party is at 1:00.  The all school singalong is at 2:00.  You are welcome to come or send treats for the party if you wish.

     Classes resume on January 5.  See you all next year!

Spelling words for next week- List 13: test on January 8
draw   haul   launch   lawn   sauce   less   feet   mean   keep   heat   why   sometimes   here   joke

Upcoming events:
Dec. 19 – 2:00 All school singalong in gym
        1:00 Class Christmas Party
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – Holiday Break
Jan. 5 – classes resume
Jan. 15 – Parent Teacher conferences 3:15-7:00pm
          - Parent Involvement Activity 3:15-7:00pm in                 Happy Place

Twins Day!

 Can you guess who the real twins are?  There are 3 sets of them!










Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Elf Yourself videos




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Reader's Theater

Our switch time groups performed some reader's theater for each other last week in switch time.  We got together with Mrs. Keim's class and performed The Twelve Days of Christmas...Vacation and Bob the Goofy Reindeer.  Great job, switch groups!




Friday, December 12, 2014

Newsletter 12-12-14

     No spelling test next week.  We will be doing some review activities in class over past lists.
   
     Please make sure your children bring winter coats, hats, and gloves or mittens EVERY DAY.  We WILL BE GOING OUTSIDE if the temperature is not below 20 degrees.  Please write names or initials in all items, just in case they get misplaced.  It happens more than you might think!

     Next week is spirit week.  Our school is having a service project for Heifer Project.  If your child wishes to participate, they need to bring in $1 and they can dress up for all 5 days next week!

Monday:  Pajama Day "Don't sleep on Hunger"
Tuesday:  Crazy Sock Day "Sock it to hunger"
Wednesday: Warrior Wear (green & gold day) "Warriors wipe out hunger"
Thursday: Twins day and Thirsty Thursday Students can purchase bottles of water for an additional $1.
Friday:  Santa/Elf hat day "Syracuse Cares like Santa"


Spelling words for next week- List 13: test on January 8
draw   haul   launch   lawn   sauce   less   feet   mean   keep   heat   why   sometimes   here   joke

Upcoming events:
Dec. 19 – 2:00 All school singalong in gym
        1:00 Class Christmas Party
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – Holiday Break
Jan. 5 – classes resume
Jan. 15 – Parent Teacher conferences 3:15-7:00pm
          - Parent Involvement Activity 3:15-7:00pm in Happy Place

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Food drive

Our school is having a food drive until Christmas break.  Please help us collect as many items as we can!  We are collecting shampoo, soap, toilet paper, canned foods, boxed foods, hats, socks, gloves, anything that is not frozen or packaged in glass.  Thank you!

Newsletter 12-5-14

        Please make sure your children bring winter coats, hats, and gloves or mittens EVERY DAY.  We WILL BE GOING OUTSIDE if the temperature is not below 20 degrees.  Please write names or initials in all items, just in case they get misplaced.  It happens more than you might think!

Spelling words for next week- List 12:
bloom   broom    threw   grew   flew   crust   cube   fruit   food   moon   small   use   city   junk
Our spelling tests are on Thursdays.

Upcoming events:
Dec. 8 – music program for grades 4 and 5 – 7pm in gym
Dec. 19 – 2:15 All school singalong in gym
1:00 Class Christmas Party
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – Holiday Break
Jan. 5 – classes resume

Friday, November 21, 2014

Newsletter 11-21-14

    If you have not returned the report card envelope, please do so ASAP.  You may keep all the papers in it.  It just needs to be returned and signed on the trimester one line.

    Please read daily at home.  Reading is just like sports.  If you want to get better at basketball, you need to practice basketball a lot!  If you want to get better at reading, you need to practice reading a lot!  Thanks for reading with your children at home.

    We will be taking our subtraction with regrouping test on Monday.  After Thanksgiving Break we will begin a geometry unit.

    Wintry weather has arrived!  Please make sure your children bring winter coats, hats, and gloves or mittens EVERY DAY.  We WILL BE GOING OUTSIDE if the temperature is not below 20 degrees.

    There will be no spelling test next week since it is a short week.  The list below will be tested on Dec. 4.  We only have school Monday – Wednesday.  Enjoy some time off with your family!

Spelling words for next week- List 11:
chore   dare   fire   more   square   shop   drove   lost   road   soap   girl   how   sports   before  
Our spelling tests are on Thursdays.

Upcoming events:
Nov. 24 – PTO meeting 5:30pm in Happy Place
Nov. 27-28 – Thanksgiving Break – no school
Dec. 8 – music program for grades 4 and 5 – 7pm in gym
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – Holiday Break
Jan. 5 – classes resume

Friday, November 14, 2014

Newsletter 11-14-14

    Report cards are in homework folders today.

    Mr. Hays is in our classroom for the next few weeks teaching Junior Achievement.  We are learning about communities, jobs, government, taxes, and money.

     We will continue to be working on subtraction with regrouping for the next few weeks.  It is coming along very well!  We will continue to have a little extra math homework coming home for practice.   It is always okay to have help with homework.  It is extra practice for things we have already learned in class.

    Wintry weather has arrived!  Please make sure your children bring winter coats, hats, and gloves or mittens EVERY DAY.  We WILL BE GOING OUTSIDE if the temperature is not below 20 degrees.

Spelling words for next week- List 10:
clear   deer   pair   shear   steer   cat   face   paint   flash   brain   again   outside   wanted   are
Our spelling tests are on Thursdays.

Upcoming events:
Nov. 24 – PTO meeting 5:30pm in Happy Place
Nov. 27-28 – Thanksgiving Break – no school
Dec. 8 – music program for grades 4 and 5 – 7pm in gym
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – Holiday Break
Jan. 5 – classes resume

Monday, November 10, 2014

Reading nonfiction text


We are doing an author study.  We are studying nonfiction conventions.  Some examples would be: graphs, table of contents, diagrams and labels, glossary, caption, maps, etc.  We had a nonfiction convention scavenger hunt and looked for these things in Gail Gibbons' books.  We found bunches and learned lots about ways to teach readers more!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Demonstrating how the moon, sun, and earth move together

Isabelle, Hank, and AJ are demonstrating how the moon revolves around the earth,  and how the earth revolves around the sun.  Cool, huh?  They practiced doing this at recess with our playground balls so they could show the class what they learned!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Halloween party fun

Lots of fun playing the mummy wrap game!




Newsletter 11-6-14

      I can hardly believe it, but we have reached the end of the first trimester!  Report cards will be coming home late next week.   There is no school on Friday due to the teacher work day at the end of the trimester.

     We will continue to be working on subtraction with regrouping for the next few weeks. Next week we will have a little extra math homework coming home for practice.   It is always okay to have help with homework.  It is extra practice for things we have already learned in class.

    We had a great field trip to WMS planetarium on Thursday, Nov. 6.  Ask your child what they learned!  Thanks to Mr. Edgar for hosting us.

Spelling words for next week- List 9 :
burn   churn   turn   stir   sir   look   lick   like   smoke   cook   not   first   joke   kicked
 
Our spelling tests are on Thursdays.

Upcoming events:
Nov. 6 – end of first trimester
Nov. 7 – teacher work day – no students
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day program  10:00am in gym
Nov. 24 – PTO meeting 5:30pm in Happy Place
Nov. 27-28 – Thanksgiving Break – no school

Enjoying a spooky campfire story with Mrs. Sawyer