Valentine's Day Party
February 8, 2016
We will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 12, during the last hour or so of the day (approximately 2:45-3:45 PM). Please let me know if you are interested in helping with the party as soon as possible! Sending in valentines is entirely optional, but if you do valentines, please send in one for each student in the class. The class list has been sent home with you child!
If your child would like to bring in a decorated box or bag to hold Valentines, that is fine. Students volunteered today to bring in certain items. You do not have to bring in what they volunteered for, anything would be appreciated! Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!
Update: Snowmageddon 2016
Hello Parents and students,
I wanted to check in with everyone to touch basis. School will be closed the remainder of this week. Please encourage your fourth grader to read each night for 30 minutes and spend at a least 15-20 minutes on IXL Math practicing how to find the LCD (least common denominator) for fractions. Every student has access to their account. They should know their log in information! Here is the link: https://www.ixl.com/signin/signalhill
Sign in to IXL
using Signal Hill Elementary School's custom sign-in page! Students
will love earning awards and prizes while improving their skills in
As for the reading, if you could ask your child to retell what they have read to you, that would be wonderful! For some extra incentive, I am willing to give extra credit to any student who writes a response to me regarding what they have read over the break. Please include the following-
- The title of the book you are reading.
- Who are the main characters?
- What is the conflict the main character is experiencing?
- Is it an internal conflict (one the character is experiencing within themselves)?
- Is it an external conflict (one the character is experiencing with others or the world around them)?
- Tell me about at least three interesting events in the story so far.
- What do you like/dislike about the story.
- What is the title of the book you are reading?
- How many chapters are in the book?
- What is the book mainly about?
- Pick at least 5 words from the book and tell me what they mean. You may use the glossary or a dictionary.
- Tell me at least 3 things you have learned from this book that you didn't know before.
- What do you like/dislike about the book.
In other news, Parent-teacher conferences originally planned for Friday will be rescheduled to a later date. Thank you for your patience and please let your children know that I am thinking of them and that I miss them dearly! Stay warm and safe, I will see everyone on Tuesday, February 2nd. See you soon!
Attention fourth and fifth graders in Robotics! Congratulations, and let the learning begin!
We will begin meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. This day of the week is scheduled for every week until May. You do not have to leave school and return at 4:30 PM. You may bring a snack with you and eat it in the cafeteria from 3:55 PM to 4:30 PM. Also, make sure you have transportation to go home that evening at 5:30 PM. Please pay close attention to the website, have the phone handy for robocalls, and letters going home that will inform you of schedule changes. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail the NEW Robotics coaches this year:
Mr. Stapleton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Rundle - RundleTP@pwcs.edu
Mr. Finken -FinkenR@pwcs.edu
Students have taken a test to determine their spelling level. They will be grouped for spelling and get new words every 2 weeks. They will complete a spelling contract in school, but may need to bring it home to finish up. They will also have a test the day the contract is due. Spelling words will be in your child’s agenda in a baggie, written in their agenda, and on my class web page.
This Week 10/19
This week on Thursday is our Family Book Fair Night
and Family Read Aloud Night
- Book Fair 4:30-8:30
- Read Aloud 6:30-7:30.
Parents, many of you signed up for a conference on Back to School Night, but if you weren't able to attend, please let me know if you would like a conference on Tuesday, November 3. A slip will be going home today that will allow parents choose two options for that day.
I am attaching a copy of the Back to School Night Powerpoint for parents to look over who were not able to attend.
Students had their first strings session on Friday. We will continue to have strings twice a week on Monday and Friday at 2:30pm.
Our daily class schedule is as follows:
9:05-9:15 Prepare for school day
9:15-9:50 Math/Language Arts
9:50-10:20 Social Studies (Ms. Stecker)
10:25-10:55 Reading (Mrs. Bunce)
11:45-12:00 Language Arts
1:05-1:35 Math (Mrs. Verner)
1:40-2:10 Science (Mrs. Spencer)
2:10-2:25 Language Arts
2:30-3:10 Core Extension (Remediation and Enrichment)
3:10-3:50 Math (Ms. Moss)
(Please note students rotate classes and may be in another teacher's room if you come to pick them up early.)