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Friday, January 31, 2014

Homework for 2/3

*** Students must read for at least 30 minutes or more this weekend. If students have internet access, they should attempt to log their minutes on their blog. If students are unable to do so, they can do it first thing on Monday. 

Go Broncos!

Vote on the Yearbook cover!

http://blogs.nssd112.org/indiantrailmusic/2014/01/31/2014-yearbook-cover-voting/

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Homework for 1/31

*** Complete Math Packet if it was not completed in class
*** Read 30 minutes to discuss and log tomorrow in class
*** Complete and bring State of the Union response

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Homework for 1/30

*** Students should complete writing essay about the state of the union. They should list things that are going well in the country, things that are not going well, and ideas to improve the country.

Music Performance Date Change

Due to school cancellations, the fourth grade music performance has been pushed back to Thursday, February 27 at 2:00pm(Note earlier start time.)  If you are unable to attend the afternoon performance, you are welcome to attend the final dress rehearsal for the school that morning at 9:15am--please just let Mrs. Lucci know by contacting her at celucci@nssd112.org so we can plan for enough chairs.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Homework for 1/27

*** Students should read the Booker Washington passage, answer the short questions and the essay question, citing examples from the text.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Homework for 1/24

*** Study for Spelling Test
*** Book Review Due
*** Worksheet: Lessons from MLK Jr.'s father.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Homework for 1/23

*** Students should finish the MLK Jr. biography
*** Enjoy Skate Night -- I'm sorry I can't attend, but can't wait to see who win the "lunch with Mr. Brandstrader" raffle!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Homework for 1/22

*** Read MLK biography to page 99
*** Complete MLK worksheet
*** Book Reviews are due Friday!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Homework for 1/21

*** Student must read until page 76 in the Martin Luther King Jr.
*** I encourage students to practice their division skills on IXL as we will be working on long division next week.

Happy 3 day weekend!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Homework for 1/17

*** Students must read the Martin Luther King Jr. Biography through page 52.
*** Students should study for tomorrow's spelling test.

Current Event Research

1) Watch a CNN Student News from this week. (Tab is at the top of my blog)
2) Pick one news story that interests you.
3) Research that story independently and find 3 additional facts that were not in the CNN story
4) Write a paragraph summarizing the story in your own words.

Make sure to include:
a) What happened,
b) Where and When it happened,
c) The three additional facts, and
d) Why you think it is interesting or important

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Homework for 1/16

*** Students should select one article from the National Geographic Magazine and complete the Non-Fiction Notes Worksheet (front and back!)

Suggested Reading for iRead


Highland Parker going to the Olympics!

The Winter Olympics is approaching, and one of Highland Park's own will be participating in the games!

1) Watch his amazing video from this past Sunday at the Olympic Qualifying Event.

2) Go to your Google Drive -> From the Desk of Mr. Brandstrader -> Writing -> and Make a Copy of the "Where will I be in 10 years?" Writing Essay.

3) Answer the essay question.

4) Make sure to put the document in your writing folder.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Homework for 1/15

*** Students should answer the 3 essays questions about Dr. Seuss' Sneetches and civil rights.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Homework for 1/14

*** Students should complete math multi-step, multi-operation packet for homework, and make sure to show all work.

Chromebook Announcement!

Attention 3rd -5th Grade Parents:  Indian Trail Chromebook Announcement:
Greetings parents!  Beginning in January, your child’s classroom will be a part of the first phase of the NSSD112 1:World Adoption. Students in 1:World Classrooms will be issued Chromebooks for school and home use. To learn more about the 1:World initiative as well as how you can partner with us to promote exciting new learning for our students, please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 16th at 3:45pm in the Indian Trail CafeteriaWe will discuss learner and family expectations, insurance details ($20), and initiative logistics. Students will be afforded the privilege of using Chromebooks at school and at home after parents have participated in this orientation session and there has been student training at school. If you cannot make this session, we will be sending home a packet with all of the information and directions if you decide to pay for the insurance to use the Chromebook at home.  Thank you to the Indian Trail PTO for funding this amazing program.

Friday, January 10, 2014

iRead for 112 Foundation!!

iTune into Reading


Join other students and some Indian Trail teachers to
READ, READ, READ

Come before school, during lunch recess or stay late on the
scheduled dates and times to read and record minutes for the
iRead for 112 Foundation program.

Earn up to 465 minutes for your 112 Foundation iRead reading log

Students must:
1. Bring books with them to read for the entire time they are participating in the iTune into Reading session.
2. NOT disrupt the reading atmosphere or they will be asked to leave.
3. Read the entire time
4. Write down the minutes on their official iRead form so the host teacher can initial the entry. This is a critical part to the program.

Students may be dropped off at the front door at Indian Trail for morning iTune into Reading. They will be directed to that day’s location. Students who attend the after school sessions must be picked up at 4:30 in the carpool line. There is no extracurricular bus for this voluntary reading program.

Students do not need to sign up, you just need to show up and READ, READ, READ.

Every time a student attends a session to read and record a time, the student will be given a popcorn coupon that can be redeemed at school during designated popcorn times.

Mark your calendars for the following dates and times and iTune into Reading with Teachers at Indian Trail!

Date
Time
Location in School
How Much Time can be Recorded
Special Note
Tuesday, January 15th
8:00-8:40
Room 222 with
Mrs. Buti
35 minutes
Before
Wednesday, January 16th
3:17-4:30
The Library with Mrs. Grost and Mr. Keer
60 minutes
After
Thursday
January 17th
8:20 - 8:40
Room 106
with Mrs. VanRavenswaay
20 minutes
Before
Friday, January 18th
8:00-8:40
Art room with Ms. Lee
35 minutes
Before
Tuesday, January 22nd
11:50-12:15
The Library with Mrs. Jacobs
20 minutes
4th and 5th Grade Recess
Tuesday, January 22nd
12:15-12:40
The Library with Mrs. Jacobs
20 minutes
1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Recess
Wednesday January 23rd
3:17-4:30
The Library with Mrs. Grost
65 minutes
After
Thursday, January 24th
8:00-8:40
Music room with Mrs. Lucci
35 minutes
Before
Friday, January 25th
8:00-8:40
Art room with Ms. Lee
35 minutes
Before
Tuesday, January 29th
11:50-12:15
The Library with Mr. Keer
20 minutes
4th and 5th Grade Recess
Wednesday, January 30th
12:15-12:40
The Library with Mrs. Knotek
20 minutes
1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Recess
Wednesday, January 30th
3:17-4:30
The Library with Mrs. Grost
65 minutes
After
Friday, February 1st
8:00-8:40

Art room with Ms. Lee
35 minutes
Before


Homework for 1/13

*** Students should correct their math review, math worksheet, and Southeast States Quiz for homework.

Have a great weekend!

Science!

We had a great time learning about matter and phase changes!!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Homework for 1/10

*** Student should complete the math mixed operations review worksheet.

*** If you have any extra headphones or ear buds, please bring them in. We can use all that we can get!

Newsela

Newsela is a website that host news articles and videos for students. We will be using this for informational, non-fiction text and current events. Please take time to look at some of the articles to share on Friday for current events, and make sure to look at appropriate content (no sports or entertainment).

SIGN UP CODE: KCRLE
FIRST NAME: Full
LAST NAME: First Initial
USERNAME: First Initial, Last Name (gspitz, bbrandstrader)
PASSWORD: indian112

MLK Intro Assignment

1) Watch this biography of Martin Luther King Jr. 

2) Answer the questions on this form.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Homework for 1/9

Students should write a detailed paragraph about their winter break, which they will include in their Edgewood penpal.

Also, if students could bring in any extra headphones at home, they will be very helpful for working with our new chromebooks.

Here's to a great 2014!!

Chromebook Announcement!!

From the District:

Indian Trail Chromebook Announcement:

Greetings parents! Beginning in January, your child’s classroom will be a part of the first phase of the NSSD112 1:World Adoption. Students in 1:World Classrooms will be issued Chromebooks for school and home use. To learn more about the 1:World initiative as well as how you can partner with us to promote exciting new learning for our students, please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 16th at 3:45pm in the Indian Trail Library. We will discuss learner and family expectations, insurance details ($20), and initiative logistics. Students will be afforded the privilege of using Chromebooks at school and at home after parents have participated in this orientation session and there has been student training at school. If you cannot make this session, please contact your school office to attend another meeting. Thank you to the Indian Trail PTO for funding this amazing program.