Thursday, December 18, 2014

Homework for Friday December 19th

*** Practice your tourist script and send me your background if you haven't done so already.
*** Reading is encouraged but not required.

Tomorrow is a voluntary pajama day in 4B.

Also, tomorrow is the last day for this round of Scholastic Book Orders.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Homework for Thursday December 18th

*** MAPS test makeups
*** Midwest Region Quiz Re-takes
*** Prep for Tourist Video Shoot

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Homework for Wednesday December 17th

Study for Midwest Region Quiz. This is the last homework assignment for the year due to the beginning of the Jewish holiday. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Homework for Tuesday December 16th

*** Complete Aleks homework AND work on XtraMath!
*** Write first draft of Tourist Video Script
*** Complete Text to Self Connection Rough Draft Corrections
*** Read to Log

Today we had a guest presentation on the works of Van Gogh. They drew some "Van Gogh - esque" drawings that they are bringing home tonight.

Friday is the last day for Scholastic Orders. Please send them in!

Lastly, if your students is not going to be here on Friday (or earlier), please let me know!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Homework for Monday December 15th

** Complete Text to Self Connection rough draft
** Complete MidWest Tourist Landmark Info sheet
** Read and log

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Homework for Friday December 12th

** Book Review #3 due
** Word Mini-Poster due
** Complete Spelling Packet work for the week
** Read and Log

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Homework for Thursday December 11th

** Complete Division Worksheet
** Read and Log
** Work on Book Review (due Friday)
** Study Midwest States and Capitals. Quiz will be held early next week.

ORCHESTRA IS ON THURSDAY, so bring your instruments!

Lastly, the Barnes and Noble Book Fair is tomorrow night!

Book Fair Tomorrow Night

On Thursday, December 11, Indian Trail Elementary School is celebrating literacy at our Barnes & Noble  Book Fair. Between the hours of 6 and 8pm, Indian Trail Families are invited to the Deerfield Barnes & Noble to hear guest readers, mingle with teachers, and shop for books. Barnes and Noble will contribute a percentage of the sales during that time to our school PTO.

Teacher Reading Schedule:
6:00 Karen Grost
6:15 Julie Knotek/Erica Sidell
6:30 Jeanne Walich
6:45--Caitlin Lucci
7:00 -Barbara Ross
7:15 - Christine Buti
7:30 - Bobbie Jensen
7:45 - Alayna Weinstein
8:00- Patricia Garcia (en EspaƱol)

I will also have a wish list available for anyone who wants to donate book to our library!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

No Homework and No Orchestra!

I'm sorry for the late notice, but Orchestra lessons will be held on THURSDAY this week, not tomorrow, due to a concert at Elm Place.

There is no homework tonight as we are MAPS testing (Language Arts) tomorrow.

Have a great night!

Monday, December 8, 2014

A message from the Indian Trail Health Office

As cold/flu season is officially here we are sending out a reminder regarding our Medication Policy.  These policies include, but are not limited to, cough drops, throat lozenges and Tylenol.  Please read and if you have any questions, contact Nurse Dana at 224-765-3509.

The District's medication procedures are as follows:  

1) A School Medication Authorization Form completed and signed by the parent/guardian and doctor must be on file at school to permit the child to receive all medication, including those available over the counter, during school hours.  All appropriate forms are available from the nurse or on the District website.  Please do not give your child any medicines (including cough drops, nose drops, aspirin, antibiotics, etc.) to keep on their person or in backpacks or in lunch bags.  This is for the safety of your child as well as other students.

2) Over-the-counter medicine must be brought to the school in the ORIGINAL package labeled with the student’s name.

3) All prescription medication must be furnished by the parent in a LABELED pharmacy container which displays the following: child’s name, date, prescription number, medication name, dose, and administration directions, as well as the physician’s name, and pharmacy address and phone number.

4) All medication should be brought to school by the parent or guardian.  Students should not have medication, including cough drops, in their possession.

5) The consumption of medication will be supervised by the school nurse.  When it is not possible for the school nurse to dispense medications or to supervise the self- administration of medication by the student, an administrator will supervise or dispense.

6) NSSD 112 reserves the right to reject any request for administration of medicine in the schools and to contact the student’s physician to request an opinion regarding the child’s current health status before administering any medication.

7) For students with severe allergies and/or asthma, in conjunction with the physician and the parent/guardian, circumstances should be identified in which the student may self-administer and/or carry the medication.  A student will be permitted to carry and/or self-administer medication for asthma and/or an epinephrine auto-injector.

8) All School Medication Authorization forms expire at the end of each school year.  New orders must be provided at the beginning of each school year.

Medication Authorization forms can be found on the district website under the Health section.  

Example of Text to Self Connection Poster

Homework for Tuesday December 9th

* Complete Aleks Homework
* Read and log
* Complete Midwest Worksheet
* Complete STEM Reflection on your blog (2-4 sentences at least)
What did you think was the best or most interesting station? Why? 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Homework for Monday December 8th

*** Read and log (I will be checking logs on Monday)
*** Find a text passage that you will use for your Text to Self Poster. (You may a quote or passage from any book that you had a personal connection to)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Homework for Friday December 5th

*** Complete Aleks homework
*** Complete word mini-poster
*** Study for Spelling Test
*** Read and Log

UPDATE: The Word Mini-Poster should contain 6 items: Your name, your word, the part of speech, the definition, a picture, and a sentence using that word properly. This is a great example.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Homework for Thursday December 4th

** Complete Current Event report on blog (or paper).
** Read and Log
** Book Review #3 will be due next Friday, so starting thinking about the book you would like to select

Math MAPS Test Link

  • Breath and stay calm to maintain your focus. Your first choice is usually correct, 
  • use scratch paper
  • double check your work
  • Read all of the directions, and read the entire question before answering
Session: aroma8767
Password: 3276

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

No homework for Wednesday December 3rd

Math Maps Test tomorrow so rest up and eat a good breakfast!

Reminder - tomorrow is an early release day. School ends (for students) at 1PM.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Homework for Tuesday December 2nd

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Complete Dust Bowl Reflection (students were given time in class)
How were the perspectives of the grandpa, dad, and son different? Why do you think they had different perspectives?

3) Complete Reflection on Sound Presentation. (UPDATE - Just write a few sentences about your thoughts on the speaker and what he presented today. What did you think was interesting or cool or have more questions about?)
How did today's presentation change the way you thinking about sound, light, and their waves? What is another example (besides Lamorinda Idol) of how sound and light affect performances? 
4) Read and log!

**** Math MAPS test is on Wednesday. We will be reviewing all concepts we have learned this year on Tuesday, so please ask any questions you have!

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