Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Homework for Thursday, November 1st

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading on your October Reading Log if you haven't turned it in already.

*** Today was a fantastic Halloween! Thanks to everyone who made it so special!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Homework for Wednesday, October 31st

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your October Reading Log. Logs due on Thursday! (If you lost your reading log, note the books/texts you read this month on a piece of paper and get your parent's signature verifying you read this month)

*** Tomorrow is Halloween! Student may come to school in costume if it doesn't distract from learning, or they may choose to get changed into their costume before the 1:50pm parade.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Homework for Tuesday, October 30th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log. If you have reached your 400 minutes for the month, you may submit your reading log.

*** Note: Picture Day Make-Up will be November 27th.

Information about Halloween

Halloween Festivities!! 

Students will celebrate Halloween on 10/31 as a school community. Students will participate in a school-wide parade (outside) and a Halloween party at the end of the day.
  • Parade (1:50pm) ~ Students will parade around the perimeter of Indian Trail School with their classroom. We encourage parents to spread around outside as students walk around the block and then back into the school.  In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled.
  • Class Parties (2:15 - 3:00pm) ~ Each classroom will have some planned fun time with a treat.
    • Parent Volunteers ~ Each class is allowed 5 volunteers to help with the class party. Those names are being collected by Room Parents and the office will have a list of parents for entry. For the safety of our children, only parent volunteers whose names have been submitted to the classroom teacher will be allowed to enter the building.
    • Snacks ~ The PTO is sponsoring a school-wide treat for the Halloween party. Students with allergies were notified via email/phone call for alternative treats that are allergen free and also being purchased through PTO. We ask that you do not send your student to school with treats or candy to be passed out.
    • Costumes - We encourage students to dress up for Halloween and ask the following:
      • Costumes should be safely designed and age appropriate to allow for adequate vision, mobility and warmth.
      • Avoid fake blood
      • Masks cannot be worn.
      • NO TOY WEAPONS of any type will be allowed at school.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Homework for Monday, October 29th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log. If you have reached your 400 minutes for the month, you may submit your reading log starting Monday.

*** As the mid-term elections approach, we've been discussing how statistics and data are utilized in politics. Today we looked at two sites, 270towin.com and fivethirtyeight.com, which utilize interactive maps and infographics which students found very engaging and might want to explore further at home.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Homework for Friday, October 26th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log
2) We didn't get to our Family Culture Survey today, so if you didn't get to finish it, you've got another day to complete it!

** All students did an amazing job representing Indian Trail at the Halloween Concert at HPHS!! We had a great time and were very well behaved. I'm a proud teacher!

Vote for your favorite pumpkin!

Vote here! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Homework for Thursday, October 25th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log
2) Complete Family Culture Survey

*** Reminder - tomorrow is the Halloween Concert Field Trip to the high school. We will be walking, leaving Indian Trail around 9:15-9:30am.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Homework for Wednesday, October 24th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log.

*** Picture Day went very well! I am not aware of a make-up day yet, but will post it when I find out.

*** I will be out of the building tomorrow at a training in the district. Please contact the front office with any time-sensitive messages.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Homework for Tuesday, October 23rd

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes.
2) Complete your Word Poster (most students finished in class)
3) Complete your Family Culture Survey (due Thursday)

*** Tomorrow is Picture Day! Our pictures are at 11:30am. There will NOT be a class picture - the individual pictures will be made into a class composite - so if any student is sick or unable to attend, they will not be forgotten.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Homework for Monday, October 22nd

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log
2) Complete your "Family Culture Survey" (with a family member) in order to gain a deeper understanding of your culture and heritage. (Due THURSDAY, October 25th)

*** Reminders for next week ***
- PTO Food Drive begins on Monday. Go Team Mustard!!
- Picture Day is on Tuesday (23rd) and our Field Trip to HPHS for the Halloween concert is Thursday (25th). Please turn in your forms if you haven't done so already!

Food Drive Begins Next Week!


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Homework for Friday, October 19th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your Reading Log.

** Today we had the a great anti-bullying assembly led by a former Indian Trail student. You are all special! Remember to practice kindness every day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Homework for Thursday, October 18th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your Reading Log

** Tomorrow morning we have a Kindness Assembly at 9am.
** Remember to turn in your Field Trip and Picture Day forms!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Homework for Wednesday, October 17th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log.

** Please turn Picture Day Forms and Field Trip Forms (handed out today for a trip to the high school for a Halloween-themed concert on Thursday, October 25th) as soon as you can.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Homework for Tuesday, October 16th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log.

** Please turn Picture Day Forms and Field Trip Forms (handed out today for a trip to the high school for a Halloween-themed concert on Thursday, October 25th) as soon as you can.

And Happy Birthday to Ryan (today) and Josh (tomorrow)!!!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Homework for Monday, October 15th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log. (We are halfway through the month. Are you halfway through your required 400 minutes? If not, adjust accordingly!)

Reminders:
- Bring a smock!! (if you haven't yet)
- Turn in picture forms. (Picture Day is Oct. 23rd so there is plenty of time left to turn them in.)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Homework for Friday, October 12th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log

*** Fall after-school enrichment enrollment for some programs has been re-opened until October 19th for any students who are interested. The PTO website has more details.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Homework for Thursday, October 11th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Homework for Wednesday, October 10th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log.
2)  Study for tomorrow's Northeast Region Quiz. Students will be asked to locate and name the states, along with each state's capital and abbreviation. (A map with all information is below.)

*** Today I added two Math learning sites to the blog. XTRAMATH focuses on math facts, and is useful for any student trying to improve their fact fluency. PRODIGY is an fantasy/adventure game with math components. I have found that students find PRODIGY very engaging, but I feel it is a little light on the math work, so it is a free choice option within the class when all assigned classwork is completed. As I told the students today, the paid membership feature adds NO academic benefit, just different outfits or options for the game character.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Homework for Tuesday, October 9th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log
2) Study for Wednesday's Northeast Region Quiz!

*** We finished The BFG in class today! Good work 4B!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Homework for Friday, October 5th (Early Release - 1pm)

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your October Reading Log
*** Tomorrow is an Early Release (1pm). We have our morning schedule.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Homework for Thursday, October 4th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your October Reading Log
2) Use your Northeast Region Flashcards to prepare for next Wednesday's quiz!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Homework for Wednesday, October 3rd

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your October Reading Log
2) Review your Northeast Region Flashcards
3) Mrs. Grost gave a great introduction to Book Match today! A flyer is coming home today and I highly encourage students to sign up!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Homework for Tuesday, October 2nd

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your new October Reading Log
2) The Northeast Region Quiz will be next Wednesday (the 10th). We will be reviewing in class over the next week, but I want everyone to be prepared!