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.