Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Have a great summer!

I will update Seesaw today or tomorrow with our final videos and pictures, but it's truly been a year to remember! I can't believe it's already over! Here is one of my favorite end-of-the-school-year clips to send you off....


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

No homework for Wednesday, June 12th (1:40pm release)

I can't believe we are down to our final day!

Please bring your backpacks and Chromebooks tomorrow.

Monday, June 10, 2019

No homework for Tuesday, June 11th

Field Day is tomorrow so make sure to wear sunscreen and prepare for an active day in the sun!

** Today I sent home more folders and student work, along with all of the Bridges Math Workbooks and the Reader's and Writer's Journal. We did many of the activities online or in groups (or I printed out master copies), so the workbooks have plenty of activities and pages that can be done over the summer to stay sharp. This is especially true for math, and the Home Connection books are great to help students retain their math skills and make sure they are ready to go once 5th grade begins in August!

** I also sent home the 2018 Book Match List for any students looking for great books to read over the summer.



Friday, June 7, 2019

Homework for Monday, June 10th

1) Make any last edits to your creative story. Make sure you have a title and your name on your story.
2) Yearbooks went home today. Students may choose to bring them Monday for "X"change autographs day, but we will be making paper pamphlets for signing purposes as well.

*** If you believe you ordered a yearbook, but did not receive one, let me know and I can follow up with the front office.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Homework for Friday, June 7th

1) Work on your creative stories. I will be printing final copies on Monday.
2) Think about the best moments of fourth grade for our class video, reflecting on our year!

*** Today in class, we discussed D-Day and WWII in general. Many students spoke about family members who took part in the war. Thank you and your families for your service!

*** Field Day is next Tuesday! Team assignments are listed below...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, June 5th

1) Work on your Summer Book Recommendation for Thursday
2) Get ready for the 50 state challenge (optional) for USA day!
3) If you have any kindness letters/cards to complete, you can turn them in tomorrow and I will make sure they get delivered

Monday, June 3, 2019

No homework for Tuesday, June 4th

Reflect back on your 4th grade year as tomorrow is TRIVIA DAY!

*** Students will be coming home with their art projects, as well as some unused and barely used folders and notebooks.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Homework for Monday, June 3rd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your reading log. All May Reading Logs due Monday.
2) Read through the printed copy of your creative short story, as well as the feedback from your peers, and make the appropriate edits and changes.

**Orchestra Students: On Monday, you will go to orchestra at your regular orchestra LUNCH time for a special event and to receive summer music, but there are no pull-out small group lessons during the day. Students do not need to bring their instruments to school for practice on Monday UNLESS
you rented your instrument from Cassandra Strings or Deerfield Music. If you did, then you DO need to bring your instrument to leave in the orchestra space for the vendors to pick it up.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 31st

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes. Reading logs due Monday, but you can turn yours in early if you have reached 400 minutes
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Read-A-Lot Day! Bring your favorite books to read in class!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 30th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes. Students may submit their May Reading Logs when they reach 400 minutes for the month
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy or XtraMath for 10-15 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Quiet Day!
*** If you are going to be missing any days at the end of the year, please let me know!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, May 29th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your May Reading Log. You can turn in your reading log if you have reached 400 minutes.
2) Make final edits to your Citizenship Essay
3) Be prepared to share your creative short story

** Tomorrow is PAJAMA day!!! (And Bennett's birthday!)

Friday, May 24, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, May 28th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes on your May Reading Log
2) Finish your Rory Deutsch Citizenship Essay

Have a nice weekend!
** Tuesday is Old School Day

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 24th (11:40am)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes
2) Work on your Citizenship Essay

Reminder, the following items are due tomorrow: Library Books, Box Tops, and Change for the Tiny Hearts Society

** Tomorrow is Number Day and an early release at11:40am!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 23rd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your reading on your May Reading Log
2) Work on your kindness card if you didn't finish in class
3) Work on your Rory Deutsch Citizenship Essay (due next Tuesday - sorry for the confusion)

Reminder: Friday is a very early release (11:40am)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

No Homework for Wednesday, May 22nd

Students did a fantastic job staying focused and working hard during testing today!!

1 change and 2 reminders:
* The Rory Deutsch Citizenship Essay due date will be pushed back to TUESDAY, MAY 28th so that students have the weekend to finalize/polish/edit their essays.
* ELA MAP Testing will start at 9am tomorrow morning.
* Friday's Early Release is at 11:40am, not 1:00pm.

4B News and Notes (All about Friday)

This Friday....

1) ... is a very early release at 11:40am.
2) ... Box Tops are due.
3) ... All checked out books are due back to the library.*
4) .... Change for the Tiny Hearts Society is being collected.**

*Library books are due back on May 24th. If your student has a lost library book, Mrs. Grost will ask for payment to replace the book. When a student has returned all of their library books, their 2018-2019 library card will be sent home with them to keep.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Grost kgrost@nssd112.org

**Saving tiny Hearts Society (StHS) (http://www.savingtinyhearts.org) was founded by Indian Trail parents, Francie and Brian Paul, after their son Joshua's 2nd open heart surgery, when he was 3 months old (- he has had 3 heart surgeries). StHS funds heart defect research to uncover hidden causes, discover cures and find answers to the world’s #1 birth defect, Congenital Heart Defects. StHS has no paid employees so every dollar raised goes to support this lifesaving research. Your student brought home information about the fundraiser and a Change For tiny Hearts coin box along with a heart to decorate for a child in the hospital. If they would like to participate, please have your child return both the box and heart to their teacher by 5/24. As a reward for our participation, the school will earn a PJ Day!

Monday, May 20, 2019

No Homework (MATH MAP TEST)

Get plenty of sleep! Testing begins at 9am tomorrow.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Homework for Monday, May 20th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes
2) Practice Math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes. Take screenshots of any confusing questions and I can answer them on Monday!

*** MAP Tests will be on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, both starting at 9am. Students should bring their chargers to school on Monday as they will be leaving their Chromebooks at school on Monday and Tuesday nights.

*** No Orchestra on Monday

*** Starting next week through the end of the year, I will begin sending home unused (and lightly used) student folders and materials, so students should continue to bring their backpacks to school.

*** Monday is Jersey Day!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 17th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Work on your creative story and be prepared to share part of it tomorrow in class
3) Charge your Chromebook! 

*** Tomorrow is "I can do" Day, so if you have a talent, you will have a chance to shine! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 16th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Work on your creative story. Feel free to share with your parents and see what they think!

*** The citizenship essay is due next Friday, May 24th. Instructions can be found here, and were sent home today. (I apologize if there are any spelling errors, I had to write up rather quickly and wasn't able to do a final edit to be sure everything was correct.)

*** Tomorrow is Hat and Crazy Hair Day!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

No Homework for Wednesday, May 15th (Orchestra Concert at Edgewood)

Break a leg 4B musicians!

*** Tomorrow is Green Day (and in 4B, I am allowing gum to be chewed in class so long as it does not distract from learning.)

*** Keep bringing in your Box Tops!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, May 14th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Practice Math on KhanAcademy or XtraMath for 15-20 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Formal Day!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Homework for Monday, May 13th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes
2) Complete ALL of your sentences in your Vocabulary book (Most students finished in class this week)

*** Monday is Extra Recess Day. Fingers crossed for nice weather!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 10th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy or Xtra Math for 15-20 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Dozens Day! If you have a collection you would like to bring in, you will be able to share!
*** We are starting our last Box Top collection of the year! Bring them in and help support our school!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 9th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Practice math for 15-20 minutes on KhanAcademy or XtraMath

*** Tomorrow is Card Day.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, May 8th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading (We read Ch. 16 of Lunch Money in class)
2) Practice Math on KhanAcademy or XtraMath for 10-15 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Backwards Day!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, May 7th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your May Reading Log.
2) Complete your Non-Current Event organizer. Students that are ready will film tomorrow.
3) Complete your Plot Graphic Organizer if you didn't in class. All you need is a sentence or two for each part of the plot chart.

Tomorrow is ANIMAL day! Check out all of the 4B ABC Countdown here! 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Homework for Monday, May 6th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes (Today we read ch. 14 of Lunch Money in class)
2) Think about your "non" current event - a historical event that you think every 4B students should know about. Think about what happened, when it happened, where it happened, and why it's so important
3) The ABC countdown will begin next Tuesday. The link to the tentative schedule is here. This is completely optional, and every activity or outfit must not distract from learning. Students, if you have ideas that you think the entire class would enjoy, have them ready Monday when we finalize our list!

Please note that Spring MAP tests will be held on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22, starting at 9am.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 3rd

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

* Tomorrow is Black/White colors to conclude Star Wars Spirit Week!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 2nd

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your May Reading Log
2) Practice math on Khan Academy for 10-15 minutes

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, May 1st

1) Read for 20 minutes. Students may record their minutes on their April Reading Log (Due tomorrow!) or new May Reading Log (passed out today). We read Chapters 10 & 11 of Lunch Money in class today.
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes
3) Your "Digital Citizen" comic is due in Library for Mrs. Grost

*** Tomorrow is "C3P0 Gold" for Star Wars Spirit Week!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, April 30th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your April Reading Log. All logs due Wednesday.
2) Practice Math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes


Indian Trail PTO News and Notes

Indian Trail PTO News 4/28/2019
Kids Kreations
Kids Kreations orders went home with your child on Friday so please check their backpacks! If your order was too large/breakable, the school contacted you on Friday and those orders can be picked up from school next week. If you have any questions or issues with your order please email Matt Strait (mattstrait1@gmail.com).

Star Wars Spirit Week
Mrs. Grost and Mrs. Luthardt invite your kids to show their Star Wars spirit this week!
Monday - Dress in Blue and White like R2D2
Tuesday - Dress in Green like Yoda
Wednesday - Dress in Gold like C3PO
Thursday - Style your hair like a character
Friday - Dress in White and Black like a Storm Trooper


Disability Awareness Week - Parent Volunteering May 20-24
District 112 and Indian Trail PTO are partnering with Educating Outside the Lines to bring Disability Awareness Week to Indian Trail Elementary School from May 20-24. We need parent volunteers for each grade to facilitate or help with the lessons.
For most grades, volunteers will help facilitate sessions for the entire grade during the time slots listed on the signup. Volunteer SignUp Here: Disability Awareness Week


A training session (Date TBD) and materials will be distributed in advance of Disability Awareness Week. Please direct any questions to Amy Soifer (sassysweetsbakeshop@gmail.com) or Indian Trail PTO (indiantrailpto@gmail.com).


Indian Trail School Supplies for 2019-2020 on Sale Now Through 6/14
Click on link, Indian Trail 2019-2020 School Supply Orders, if you would like to order school supplies for the 2019-20 school year. Order now before you forget. It saves money and time! Supplies will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom!

Marla’s Hot Lunch
Please note scheduled field trips when ordering.  If you have already placed an order for these dates when students will not be at lunch for school please contact Marla for a refund. For all Policy questions, including ordering schedules & deadlines, missed & late orders, and credits, please contact: marlaslunchinfo@gmail.com or call Marlas Lunch at 224-269-0068.

Order by Wednesday, 5/1 at noon (www.marlaslunchordering.com) for:
5/6 - Upper Crust
5/7 - Piero’s
5/8 - Portillo’s
5/9 - Stir Crazy
5/10 - Potbelly

Service Club Events (Through May 3)
Newborn Essentials Drive, with Share Our Spare (shareourspare.org)
In honor of Mother's Day, please help Service Club assist Chicagoland mothers who are sometimes faced with choosing between diapers and food for their babies. Students will pack donated items into kits at our next Service Club meeting on May 7th. See this flyer for more details.
We are collecting the following items in the front entry collection bins:
  • new and unopened sleeves of diapers (size 1 or NB only)
  • baby wipes
  • bottles
  • pacifiers
  • burp cloths
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.

General Meeting and Elections
Please save the date of Thursday, 5/9 at 11:45 AM for our last General PTO meeting of the year. Our elections of officers and committee chairs will be held during this meeting and lunch will be provided. Please see the slate of officers and committee chairs, here.

We are still looking for volunteers to co-chair the following committees for 2019-2020: FunD Run and Restaurant Fundraisers.  Please email indiantrailpto@gmail.com if you are interested in co-chairing.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the meeting on 5/9 so we can be sure to have enough food.

Box Top$ Contest Coming Soon
Box Top$ collection is coming up!  Indian Trail gets 10 cents for every Box Top we collect. A collection sheet will be sent home soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to keep clipping those Box Top$!

Before and After Care (Innovation Learning) - 2019-2020 School Year
  • Innovation Learning will be providing before and after care at all elementary schools during the 2019-2020 school year.  Learn more about Indian Trail’s program and register here.  Please note: you will need your child’s doctor, dentist, insurance and emergency contact information for the registration process.
  • Check out the District’s latest Podcast - an interview with Innovation Learning, the District's new before and aftercare provider - spread the word! Click here
  • Innovation Learning is also seeking parents to join their Parent Advisory Committee for Indian Trail.  Please see here (English) and here (Spanish).

Important Dates
  • Tuesday, April 23-May 3: Share Our Spare Donation Collection
  • Thursday, May 9: General PTO Meeting (please RSVP here )
  • May 20-24 - Disability Awareness Week (signup here)
  • Friday, May 24: Early Dismissal @ 11:40
  • Monday, May 27: No School, Memorial Day

Thank you for your support of Indian Trail PTO!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Homework for Monday, April 29th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log (If you've completed your 400 minutes for the month, you can turn in your reading log on Monday.)

*West Region Quiz results were outstanding! Great work 4B!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Homework for Friday, April 26th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Study for the West Region Quiz!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Homework for Thursday, April 25th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes (I recommend the topics listed under MAP reccomendations)
3) Complete your story plot graphic organizer that we started in class.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, April 24th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your April Reading Log. (For those that were not at school today, we read chapter 7 in Lunch Money.)
2) Finalize your main character for your creative narrative. We will begin outlining our stories/plots tomorrow


** To all that are able to attend, enjoy the Book Fair tonight!!!

Monday, April 22, 2019

News and Notes from our wonderful PTO!

Indian Trail Book Fair
Join other Indian Trail families at the Grand Opening of the Scholastic Book Fair in the Indian Trail Library on Tuesday, April 23rd, 6-8pm. Book Fair Days and Hours: In addition to shopping with their class, students may shop with parents during the following days and time:

Tuesday, April 23rd - Friday, April 26th, 3:20 - 4:15pm

Parents may meet their children on the blacktop for after school shopping, then re-enter the school through the front doors together Tuesday-Friday. All money raised goes to library programs and more books.

Service Club Events
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.

General Meeting and Elections
Please save the date of Thursday, 5/9 at 11:45 AM for our last General PTO meeting of the year. Our elections of officers and committee chairs will be held during this meeting and lunch will be provided. Please see the slate of officers and committee chairs, here.

We are still looking for volunteers to co-chair the following committees for 2019-2020: FunD Run, Spirit Wear and Restaurant Fundraisers.  Please email indiantrailpto@gmail.com if you are interested in co-chairing.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the meeting on 5/9 so we can be sure to have enough food.

Box Top$ Contest Coming Soon
Box Top$ collection is coming up!  Indian Trail gets 10 cents for every Box Top we collect. A collection sheet will be sent home soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to keep clipping those Box Top$!

Before and After Care (Innovation Learning) - 2019-2020 School Year
Innovation Learning will be providing before and after care at all elementary schools during the 2019-2020 school year.  Learn more about Indian Trail’s program and register here.  Please note: you will need your child’s doctor, dentist, insurance and emergency contact information for the registration process.

Innovation Learning is also seeking parents to join their Parent Advisory Committee for Indian Trail.  Please see here (English) and here (Spanish).

Community Events
The Celiac Skate is Sunday, April 28th from 1:00pm to 2:20pm at Centennial Ice Arena.  Click here for more information.

Important Dates
  • Tuesday, April 23-29: Scholastic Book Fair Family Night: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 23-May 3: Share Our Spare Donation Collection
  • Thursday, May 9: General PTO Meeting (please RSVP here )
  • May 20-24 - Disability Awareness Week (signup here)
  • Friday, May 24: Early Dismissal @ 11:40
  • Monday, May 27: No School, Memorial Day

Thank you for your support of Indian Trail PTO!
-- 
Jenny Butler and Elisa Drake - Indian Trail PTO Co-Presidents

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.

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