Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Wow!  What an unforgettable start to the school year!  A new principal, an eclipse, and quite a visit from Hurricane Harvey.  I think we're finally on a roll in the new school year.  Here are some important things to know: 

1.  Homework is written in the agenda ( a spiral book that should be in binders!) on Mondays.  If you noticed that your child did not get the assignments copied, you will find a tab above that says "Agenda".  Click on the tab, and click on the word "agenda" to see the document of the week.

2.  Behavior Charts:  Every student has a behavior chart that should be in the binder in a plastic sleeve.  Please sign this chart weekly!  I didn't make a big deal out of this the last month due to so many families being out-of-sorts, but I will be checking for signatures on a weekly basis. 

3.  Social Studies newspapers:  This is our TEXTBOOK for Social Studies.  Please feel free to read them with your child in the evenings as part of the 20 minutes of reading.  DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY.  :)  We will go through articles and have reading lessons about determining importance, we'll use them when writing in our Social Studies journal, and sometimes the children can use them with completing assignments and tests. 

4.  Symbaloo:  Down at the bottom of the home page you will find a symbaloo!  That is just a fancy way of providing links to websites that we use in our classroom.  They are kind of organized in sections, language arts/ebooks being in the top left side, coding sites on the top right, down at the bottom left you'll find some kid-friendly search engines.  There are also square that will lead to other squares--for example, the links we use in Social Studies is found with the eagle that says "social studies soup".  Click on that, and it takes you to a different symbaloo mix that is dedicated to the different things we look at during Social Studies. 

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Post-Election

We did a mock election with the third graders!  We talked about the four candidates for president, we looked at a brochure that talked about the candidates that were up for election (from judges, to sheriffs, presidents, congress people--we discovered there were a lot of people running for some type of office this time around!).  For the official unofficial voting, Hillary Clinton won with the student population.  Hopefully none of the students stayed up until 2:00 AM to find out the actual winner of the presidential election--unlike one of our grade-level teachers!  Here is a great video from Kid President to open some lines of communication with your child to talk about some manners to have if you disagree with people.  I am sure we know a handful of adults that could benefit from a viewing of this as well!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Boosterthon Golden Bungee Rocket!!

Thank you parents for your support of our Boosterthon!  My homeroom class got to bring "home" the golden bungee rocket today from our Boosterthon Pep Rally!  :) 





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