Thursday, April 18, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, April 23rd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log. I would suggest reading for more than night, but I know some families are observing the religious holidays, so please use your discretion and have a nice long weekend!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Homework for Thursday, April 18th (Early Release at 1pm)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Complete West Region packets (Labeling packet and Word Work packet) if you didn't finish in class this week. (Word Searches and Crosswords are NOT required) 

A Note from Mrs. Luthardt:
Hi.  My name is Mrs. Luthardt.  I am your child’s music teacher.  I am always looking for ways our students can perform.  I have a very last minute opportunity for any 4th grader that is interested in performing for the Book Fair THIS TUESDAY, 4/23 from 6-8PM.  This year’s Book Fair theme is “Harry Potter”.  We just so happen to be learning “Hedwig’s Theme” on ukulele this week in music class!  Many were able to play the whole song after one rehearsal!  After talking with Mrs. Grost, our school librarian, we came up with the idea of having some students perform that song during the Book Fair!  If interested, please come at 6:45PM to the music room.  We will tune up and get ready to perform at 7PM.  Feel free to leave after the 2 minute performance or stick around and shop the Book Fair.  Please email me ASAP at:  aluthardt@nssd112.org if your child can attend, that way I know to reserve a seat for your child

Flyer for tomorrow night's Slyce Fundraiser can be found here!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, April 17th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Think about the main characters in your favorite fictional stories (These characters can come from books, movies, video games, tv shows, picture books, fairy tales, etc.) Try to determine your top 3 or 4 characters.  What traits did they have that made them special or interesting? We will be creating our main characters for our short stories soon, and the main characters from our favorite stories will serve as models for the characters we create.

NOTES:
* The West Region Quiz will be next Friday, April 26th
* We read through Chapter 5 in Lunch Money today.

Check out our ITN10 News Report! We've got some real talent for journalism in this class! 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, April 16th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Brainstorm ideas for your short story, specifically about your main character, the problem they will have to solve, and the setting. The more "work" you do in the pre-writing process, the easier the writing portion will be. Think about what types of stories and characters you want to read about! 

Notes: 
* The Indian Trail Book Fair kicks off next Tuesday evening (April 23rd) from 6-8pm! The fair will run through Friday, April 26th. Informational flyers went home last week with additional details. 
* Tomorrow is 4th Grade Service Club! Information regarding Service Club below.

Service Club Meeting
Service Club will meet this Tuesday (tomorrow) in the ASAP room for 1st and 4th graders during their recesses. They will discuss the importance of pollinators in honor of Earth Day. Students will make a bee/butterfly puddler and a newspaper pot planted with butterfly weed seeds to take home.


Saturday, April 27, 9:00 - 9:30am -- Service Club Rail Trail Clean-Up
Join Indian Trail families to pick up trash and recyclables along the Green Bay Trail before heading over to the city's Arbor Day Festivities in Jens Jensen Park (flyer here). For more information and to sign up your family, please click here.


April 23 - May 3
Newborn Essentials Kit Drive, Partnering with Share Our Spare (shareourspare.org)
Service Club will collect new and unopened sleeves of diapers (size 1 or NB only), baby wipes, bottles, pacifiers and burp cloths for Chicagoland mothers in need to honor Mother's Day. Please see this flyer for more details. Please drop off items in the front entry collection bins.


Saturday, May 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Service Club Volunteer Session at Share Our Spare
Families are invited to meet at the Sharehouse to help inventory, sort, and package donations. Volunteers must be age 6+. For more information and to sign up your family, please click here.
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Homework for Monday, April 15th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Complete your West Region notecards

Note for Parents on Classroom Placement for 19-20: The placement of students in classes is a lengthy process, which begins in April and continues through early June. The classroom teacher, as well as other staff members who have contact with the student, look at a number of factors as class lists are created.
  • Factors include: a student’s academic abilities, social and emotional needs and any special needs as we make placement decisions. We strive to have classes, which balance gender, student abilities, special needs, social relationships and personality.
  • Staff will be working collaboratively with administration to create balanced homerooms for next year. As always, you will know your child's homeroom teacher in August.
  • If you have information that you would like to share regarding your child, please submit your thoughts in writing to the main office no later than May 3rd. Refrain from including specific teacher requests as that is not part of the placement process. You can download and complete the survey here: Homeroom Placement Survey




Thursday, April 11, 2019

Homework for Friday, April 12th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Please bring your Vocab booklets back to school if you still haven't brought it back

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

No Homework for Thursday, April 11th

Two flyers will be coming home today - one regarding our new before/after school program, and another regarding our upcoming Book Fair!

Chromebooks and chargers will be coming home tomorrow. Thank you to all 4B students for their effort and focus during these tests!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

No Homework for Wednesday, April 10th (IAR Testing)

Students did a fantastic job during this first day of testing!

Reminders - students will need headphones (almost all students had them) for tomorrow's tests, and gum is permitted during testing if a student chooses to bring their own (sharing is not permitted).

Monday, April 8, 2019

"No" Homework for Tuesday, April 9th

Testing begins at 9am tomorrow. Students MUST be on time. They will not be able to join a session once it has begun, and will need to complete the test at a make up session later in the week.

Due to testing, there will be no homework this week. However, nearly HALF the class did not bring their charger to school as listed clearly on the blog, which makes it difficult to ensure all Chromebooks charged and ready for testing tomorrow morning. Please bring your chargers tomorrow.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Homework for Monday, April 8th

1) Bring your Chromebook charger to school! (See below)
2) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
3) Finish your News Report Outline if you didn't in class.

** IAR Testing begins Tuesday. Students will be leaving their Chromebooks at school Monday and keep them at school until testing ends on Thursday. Please bring your charger to school!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Homework for Friday, April 5th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Complete the West Region Cursive packet. Show your parents and see if they can do better than you did! If they learned a different way, ask them how they were taught and see how that works for you!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Homework for Thursday, April 4th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Complete your News Report Graphic Organizer if you didn't in class

** IAR Tests are next week. I have put the first Math practice test on my blog in the Math section for any students who would like to review and practice before the real test next week.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, April 3rd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Decide what current event you will be covering for your news report (the myOn News section has many great current events to choose from if you are having trouble deciding)
3) Turn in your March Reading Log if you haven't already

Monday, April 1, 2019

April News and Notes

Good evening! I hope everyone had a great spring break!

First, I want to thank all of the 4B parents for being so amazing and supportive. I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful group of students this year, and can't believe there are only 11 weeks left!

Second, flyers went home today regarding the "Erin's Law" presentation that will be held soon. The presentation is conducted by our social worker, lasts about 15-20 minutes, and is age-appropriate. However, this is obviously a sensitive subject and parents may opt to have their student sit out of the presentation. The form only needs to be signed and returned if you choose to opt out. 

Third, I have updated the class website, consolidating the links at the top of the webpage into sections. No links were deleted, just moved, and I can assist any student who needs help relocating a link or site. I have also updated the 4B Calendar with the revised end-of-year dates, early release days, and testing windows. Hopefully there are not too many more changes to make, but I will update the calendar if changes do occur.

Finally, as we enter the final stretch of the school year, some of the 4B supplies have dwindled and lost their luster/dried out. While we have all the supplies and materials we need, I've created a 4B Class Wishlist on Amazon of items that are always in demand, such as electronic wipes, post its, markers, etc. (The link will also be posted in the "Other Sites & Links" section of the website.) Again, we do not need anything, but I know the students would be thrilled with some refreshed items. Thank you to the Pughs for donating some much-needed wipes, eraser tops, and felt glide caps for our chair legs! They were a big hit!

Homework for Tuesday, April 2nd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Turn in your March Reading Log if you did not already.
3) Please return your Vocab Booklet if you took it home at conferences

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Homework for Thursday, March 21st

1) Finish any remaining Vocab Posters
2) Finish your Spring Conference Presentation

** REMINDER: Students are expected to attend their conference as we will be discussing past work and future goals.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, March 20th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on March Reading Log
2) Work on your Spring Conference Presentation and any Vocab Posters you still have to finish (These are both due Thursday. You will have time to work in class tomorrow, but if you feel like you are behind, work on these tonight!) 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, March 19th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on March Reading Log
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes (I suggest you focus on angles, shapes, area, and perimeter skills)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Homework for Monday, March 18th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Complete your THREE math posters if you didn't in class (Here are the examples)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Homework for Friday, March 15th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Finish your Angles illustrations if you didn't finish in class today.

** Turn in any Doodle 4 Google forms if you would like to enter
** Kid Kreations order forms due Monday (3/18) if you are ordering
** A Note from Nurse Kirk: We have had an increased number of students absent the past couple of weeks. The majority of the students who are absent are reporting Influenza, or influenza-like symptoms. Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract, more severe than a cold. Early symptoms are fever with a dry cough, headache, tiredness, weakness. Some children have GI symptoms as well. Children may be infectious for 7-10 days, adults are generally infectious 1 day before symptoms and 5 days after symptoms appear. If parents report that their children are ill with these symptoms, please encourage them to keep them home until the are fever-free for 24 hours and feeling well enough to tolerate school activities. Please also encourage opportunities for hand washing, and remind students how to contain their cough.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Homework for Thursday, March 14th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Review the Geometry Checkpoint we went over today and practice the skills you are having trouble with or still need to more practice with on KhanAcademy. (Most are listed under the Geometry section)

** Tomorrow is Pi Day! I know some students have been starting to memorize the number Pi (listed on my blog), and I'm excited to see how many digits they've learned!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, March 13th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Anyone who did not present their Earthquakes paper today will be presenting tomorrow. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, March 12th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Make any last edits to your Earthquake Opinion Paper based on the feedback you received from your peers today

** All students received flyers from the district regarding myOn, an online library of thousands of books the district recently purchased for students who next additional reading options.
** If your family is leaving early for spring break, please let me know when your student will be out so I can let the office know and make sure your student gets any materials they need.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Homework for Monday, March 11th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Make your last edits to your Earthquakes Opinion Paper. Today we reviewed how to indent paragraphs properly, how to punctuate quotes from text, and how to put our names on our work.
3) Make sure your matching quiz for the Quizboard project is set. We will being wiring on Monday!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Homework for Friday, March 8th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Make final edits or changes to your Earthquake/Quake! Opinion Paper. We will go over some specific punctuation items (quotation marks, titles) and improving word choice tomorrow, but there will not be much work time in class. We will be sharing our work tomorrow and Monday.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, March 7th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Make any last edits to your matching quiz for your Quizboard. (Test your parents to see if they can match all 10!)

* KidKreation order forms went home today for any families interested in ordering.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, March 6th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes

* I forgot to remind the class that I would be processing Scholastic on Friday, so if anyone would still like to place a book order this month, you can submit your order tonight. I will process tomorrow morning to make sure we get our books before Spring Break.

* Next week is the Indian Trail Snack Drive! Go Team Gold!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, March 5th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your March Reading Log.

* Conference Sign Up is live (an informational document went home today as well).

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Homework for Friday, March 1st (Early Release at 1pm)

1) All February Reading Logs due tomorrow (Sorry for asking for them a day early.) I will hand out March Reading Logs tomorrow.

* Spring Conferences will be held Thursday, March 21st from 4pm-8pm and Friday, March 22nd from 8am-12pm. The sign up page goes live tomorrow (I believe this is the correct link but I am not positive.) Conferences will be 15 minutes and students are expected to attend. We will review previous work and set academic goals for the remainder of the year. If you are out of town or unable to attend during this time, let me know and we can set up a phone conference.

* Reminder: Tomorrow (3/1) is an early release (B Schedule) and there is no school Monday (3/4)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Homework for Thursday, February 28th

1) February Reading Logs due tomorrow! Read for 20 minutes (or whatever you need to get to 300 minutes for the month).
2) Finish any math work not completed in class.

* Congratulations to Holly and Sean for having their amazing artwork displayed in the District Art Show last night!
* Six Flags Reading Challenge ends tomorrow as well, so please submit your green reading form if you chose to participate.
* Thank you to all of the families who have placed Scholastic Book orders! I will process the class order on Friday for anyone still looking to order.
* Reminder - Friday is an early release (1pm). It will be a "B" Day, so no specials.
* Some students have decided to start memorizing "Pi". It's quite a challenge, and I put a tab on the blog if anyone wants to challenge themselves. (It's not the full number, just the first 100 or so digits.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, February 27th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your February Reading Log (If you have completed your minutes for the month, you may turn in your reading log. If you have completed your minutes for the Six Flags Reading Challenge, you can bring them in and I will submit them to Mrs. Grost.)

* Thank you to all of the families who have placed Scholastic Book orders! I will process the class order on Friday for anyone still looking to order.
* Reminder - Friday is an early release (1pm). It will be a "B" Day, so no specials.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, February 26th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your February Reading Log (If you have completed your minutes for the month, you may turn in your reading log. If you have completed your minutes for the Six Flags Reading Challenge, you can bring them in and I will submit them to Mrs. Grost.) 

* Reminder - Friday is an early release (1pm). It will be a "B" Day, so no specials. 
* Congratulations to Sadie and Valentina for receiving Honorable Mention for their poems in the Highland Park Poetry Contest! 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Homework for Monday, February 25th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your February Reading Log (If you have completed your minutes for the month, you may turn in your reading log. If you have completed your minutes for the Six Flags Reading Challenge, you can bring them in and I will submit them to Mrs. Grost. I can also help with adding the minutes if students lost track.)

*** Scholastic Book Order Forms went home today for anyone looking for some great books! It looks like there is a pretty good spring sale for those that are interested.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Homework for Friday, February 22nd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your February Reading Log
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes (preferably in the Geometry section)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Homework for Thursday, February 21st

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your reading log.
2) Complete any incomplete assignments on KhanAcademy. (We will be using this often for the rest of the year for independent math practice so it's important to keep up with class assignments to stay on track.)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, February 20th

1) Read, read, read!!! This long weekend is a great time to really dive into a book! You have a goal of 300 minutes for the month and this would be a great time to knock out a big portion of those minutes!

** Reminder for all students participating in Math Olympiad: There will be Math Olympiad on the Wednesday we return, so get plenty of rest and come back ready to problem solve!

** Thank you all of 4B and parent volunteers for a great Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

No homework for Thursday, February 14th (Early Release at 1pm)

No homework tonight due to the rescheduled Orchestra concert. (Break a leg 4B musicians!)

Reminder - tomorrow is an Early Release (1pm). It is an "A" schedule so we will have gym.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, February 13th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes on your reading log
2) Finish your Khan Academy assignments (if you didn't finish in class)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, February 12th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes on your February Reading Log
2) The field trip to Ravinia Festival is first thing in the morning. Unfortunately, I will at a district training tomorrow, so if your student is running late or there are any other urgent matters that arise during the school day, please contact the front office.

Class List for Valentine's Day Cards

This Thursday at the 4B Valentine's Day Party, students will have the opportunity to exchange cards if they choose (not required). If they do choose to make cards, they should do so for all students in the class (We have 21 total students).

Girls (8): Sadie, Holly, Valentina, Leighton, Liv, Sammie, Vivika, Aven

Boys (13): Abel, Will, Ryan, Josh, Max, Thomas, Sam, Gustav, Sean, James, Bennett, Logan, Luka

Friday, February 8, 2019

Homework for Monday, February 11th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your February Reading Log
2) Please turn in field trip permission slips. There are only a few left to be collected, good job 4B!

Hope to see everyone at Pancake Breakfast!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Homework for Friday, February 8th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes. (I will pass out the abbreviated February Reading Log tomorrow and you can mark your minutes on the log then)
2) Make any last edits to your State of the Union presentation. We will present tomorrow. 
3) Turn in your iRead Reading Logs. You will have time to add up your minutes if you haven't yet. 
4) Turn in permission slips for next Tuesday's field trip if you haven't already.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Homework for Thursday, February 7th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log the minutes on your iRead Reading Log. Please bring your Reading Logs tomorrow or Friday
2) Work on your State of the Union presentation if you didn't finish in class (or want to jazz it up)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, February 6th

1) iRead ends tomorrow (at 11:59pm, so tomorrow's minutes count as well) so read for at least 20 minutes! Let's finish strong! (We read for 30 minutes today in class that counts toward iRead)
2) Practice subtraction on Khan Academy if you are still having trouble or need practice with the standard algorithm.

-- A Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Club Log is coming home today. This is an initiative run by Six Flags and is completely optional.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Service Club for Fourth Grade Tomorrow! (Location TBD)


Homework for Tuesday, February 5th

1) Wednesday is the last day of iRead!! Let's finish strong!! Read read read!
2) Next Tuesday, we are taking a field trip to Ravinia Festival for the "Reach, Teach, and Play" concert. Please return the forms at your earliest convenience!

NOTES AND UPDATES
- Math Night has been rescheduled for tomorrow night (February 5th)
- The 4th Grade Orchestra Concert has been rescheduled for next Wednesday (February 13th)
- We are collecting stuffed animals for Zac's Zoo. Click here to learn more. We will be collecting stuffed animals to donate in the main office. You’ll find a blue bucket in the office waiting area and students can bring stuffed animals or you can drop in the main office.
- Finally, I have heard that there are some issues with Chromebooks connecting at home. If your student is having trouble, please document the issue with a video or picture or note so that I can help figure it out! (I offered to make home visits, but students didn't seem too thrilled with that.) 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Homework for Monday, February 4th

1) iRead ends next week! Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead log. Let's finish strong!

2) Practice math on Khan Academy for 10-15 minutes. I prefer you work on your multi-digit addition and multi-digit subtraction, but if you have completed or mastered those topics, you may choose another area to work on.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Homework for Friday, February 1st

1) Read for at least 20 minutes each night and record your minutes on your iRead log

*** Math Night will be held NEXT week, February 5th
*** I have no information regarding the Orchestra Concert at this time, but will post information as I receive it.

STAY WARM!!!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Homework for Monday, January 28th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead form. (We read for 30 minutes in class that can count toward iRead)
2) Study for the Southeast Region Quiz if you did not take it today.

Stay warm!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Homework for Friday, January 25th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead log (You may count 30 minutes of in-class reading today toward iRead)
2) Study for tomorrow's Southeast Region Quiz (If you don't feel ready for the quiz, you can take it on Monday, but you must study tonight and this weekend to make sure that you are ready.)
3) Complete your Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram (most students finished in class)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Homework for Thursday, January 24th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead log.
2) Study for Friday's Southeast Region Quiz

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, January 23rd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your reading on your iRead log (We read for 30 minutes in class today that counts toward iRead)
2) Study for Friday's Southeast Region Quiz. Today, students wrote each of the states and capitals in cursive. Have them show you their work!
3) Practice for 10-15 minutes on Khan Academy if you didn't this weekend. (Only 6 students did.)

Please place any Scholastic orders if you would like to order books. I will process the class order on Friday.

Indian Trail Math Night!

Dear IT Families - We will be hosting a Family Math Night on January 29th. Math Night is a great opportunity for parents and students to play math workplaces, engage in math conversations, and learn more about math education at Indian Trail. We are asking families to RSVP so we can better plan for the evening.

Date ~ Tuesday, January 29th
Time ~ 6:00 - 7:00pm
We are looking forward to seeing as many families as possible! 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, January 22

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead log. (We read for 30 minutes in class today that can be applied to your iRead minutes)
2) Study for the Southeast Region Quiz (next Friday 1/25)
3) Work on math skills (of your choice) on Khan Academy for at least 10-15 minutes. I will begin assigning homework on Khan Academy soon, so I want to make sure everyone can access the site at home.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Homework for Friday, January 18 (Early Release 1pm)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead reading log. (Students read 30 minutes in class today that can applied toward iRead minutes)

*** Tomorrow is an Early Release Day (1pm). It will be a "B" day (meaning the afternoon schedule).

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Homework for Thursday, January 17th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead reading log

(I will be out at a training tomorrow, so if there are any time-sensitive issues, please contact the front office.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, January 16th and PTO News!

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead log. (We read for 30 minutes in class today that can be counted toward your iRead minutes.) 
2) Finish any math assignments on KhanAcademy that you did not finish in class

OTHER NOTES
*** Scholastic Book Order Flyers went home today. I will be placing the class order at the beginning of next week in the hopes that the books arrive before iRead. 

***  Monday is MLK Day of Service: Save the date for the 10th annual MLK Day of Service on January 21 from 10am to 1:30pm at Highland Park Recreation Center. While exploring the gym full of family-friendly community service projects, please visit our Indian Trail Service Club table where we'll create quilt squares for Project Linus, benefitting children in hospitals and shelters. If you and your children would like to help host our project that day, please email stacey@kolthammer.org. Projects will take place until 12:30, followed by meaningful presentations and performances.  

*** Backyard Grill Fundraiser - Tuesday, January 15th 11AM-9 PM: Take the night off of cooking and join your Indian Trail friends at Backyard Grill this Tuesday, January 15th.  Bring this flyer, and Indian Trail PTO will earn 20% of sales.

*** Indian Trail Pancake Day Tickets Now Available!
MAKE YOUR PANCAKE DAY RESERVATIONS, PURCHASE STUDENT RAFFLE TICKETS, SPONSOR OUR EVENT and ORDER A CAKE WALK DONATION ONLINE AT www.indiantrailpto.org THROUGH 2/6
Reservations: From your PTO account, select For Sale then Pancake Day to make your pancake day reservations. Online tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, free for kids under 5 (no ticket required). Online reservations/payments will be available through Wednesday, February 6th. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event but the price for adults will increase to $10. We do not charge a credit card processing fee for online orders and encourage you to please pay by credit card if possible. If you must pay by check, please print your receipt, attach to check, bring it to the office and place in the PTO folder by 3:17pm February 6th.

Student Raffle Tickets (6 for $5): From your PTO account, select For Sale then Pancake Day to purchase raffle tickets online. Throughout Pancake Day we will conduct a student raffle - kids will win small gift cards and items from local businesses. Raffle tickets you purchase online ahead of time will be automatically be entered into the raffle drum. If you have multiple students at Indian Trail, you will have the option of buying raffle tickets under each student’s name, which allows us to enter personalized raffle tickets. You need not be present to win raffle prizes. Raffle tickets will also be available for sale on the day of the event - a sheet of 6 raffle tickets for $5.

Sponsorship: Interested in donating to help offset some of our Pancake Day expenses? Login to your PTO account, select For Sale, then Pancake Day Sponsorship. Please let us know who we should acknowledge for the donation and if you’d like to sponsor a specific part of the event (games, raffle, food, etc.).
Cake Walk Donations: We need your help to make Pancake Day’s Cake Walk a success. Please plan to bake or buy to contribute to this year’s Cake Walk (we will communicate drop-off times closer to the date). It’s one of the most popular games during Pancake Day (it’s musical chairs where the winner of each round wins a CAKE!) so we need lots of treats! Please no nuts and thanks in advance for your help!

Don't have time to bake or drop-off goodies? We've got you covered. We partnered with Sassy Sweets Bake Shop to make Cake Walk donations a "piece of cake." You do the online ordering, and Indian Trail parent Amy Soifer will do the baking & delivering. To purchase your donation online to be made by Sassy Sweets, log into your PTO account, then select the For Sale tab and click on Pancake Day - Cake Walk. Questions?  Contact our Cake Walk Chair, Christine Ward, cbward.ward@gmail.com.

Pancake Day Volunteering: We will share a sign-up for Pancake Day day-of volunteering next weekend with hour-long volunteer slots.  We would love you to help us flip pancakes, run our raffle, supervise the silent auction, run our cake walk, etc.  Pancake Day’s success relies on lots of volunteers!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, January 15th

1) Read at least 20 minutes and log your minutes on your iRead form.
* We read 30 minutes in class today that can be applied to our iRead minutes.

For iRead, classes are allowed to count up to 30 minutes of in-class reading toward iRead. However, these minutes do not count toward homework minutes. So if a student reads for 30 minutes in class, they are still expected to read for 20 minutes for homework, and would record 50 minutes on their log.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Homework for Monday, January 14th

1) iRead begins tomorrow! iRead Reading Logs went home today. Read read read! (20 minutes is the minimum.) 
2) Make any final edits to your poem. I will be printing them out on Monday. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Homework for Friday, January 11th

1) Read for 20 minutes. Students will receive their iRead forms tomorrow, and will begin recording their minutes this weekend. I have attached the list of suggested reading books (The list was also sent home yesterday).
2) Make any last edits or changes to your poem. You will have a chance to share with the class tomorrow if you would like.

*** For any students struggling with the traditional algorithms (and we will continue to practice in class), MathEdge apps by Peekaboo Studios  are excellent at providing step-by-step, guided practice. Unfortunately, they are only available for iOS devices at this time.

Pancake Breakfast, Just ONE Month Away!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Homework for Thursday, January 10th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes, and share the iRead suggested book list with your parents.
2) Work on your poem. (If you are having trouble with ideas, we can discuss in class tomorrow.)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, January 9th

1) Read for 20 minutes. (iRead information went home today. Students will get their iRead forms on Friday for Saturday's kickoff. Students will learn more tomorrow at the iRead presentation.)

*** The 2019 Doodle 4 Google contest has begun! While obviously optional, a $30,000 college scholarship is a pretty nice prize!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, January 8th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes. We will be participating in Highland Park Library's iRead program, beginning Saturday, and we will use the iRead reading log for our class log as well.
2) The Highland Park Poetry Challenge is also being held this month, and students have informational packets in their folders. We will work on this in class, but students each wrote a TriCube form poem today to warm up.

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