Thursday, June 2, 2022

News and Notes for May 31st - June 3rd

  1. Field Day - Monday, June 6th. Students should wear activewear for outdoor activities and should bring a water bottle. It is suggested that students bring a towel as well
  2. Ukulele Performance - Wednesday, June 8th at 9:00am. Homerooms 301 and 304 will be performing in the gym. This performance will be short - probably around 20 minutes. 
  3. No reading log for June - I encourage students to continue reading every night (and all summer), but there will not be an assigned reading log
  4. 4th Quarter Grades due next Friday (June 10th) - Please make sure all missing work is turned in as soon as possible!
FINAL ASSIGNMENT/QUIZ DATES
  1. Southwest Quiz next Wednesday (June 8th)
  2. GUM Unit 5 Open Book Test next Thursday (June 9th) 
  3. Wordly Wise Lesson 17 Quiz next Friday (June 10th) 
NEXT WEEK'S ABC COUNTDOWN
  • Monday: To the Field Day
  • Tuesday: USA Day
  • Wednesday: Video Day
  • Thursday: Workout/Wordle Day
  • Friday: Xchange Autographs Day

Friday, May 20, 2022

News and Notes for May 23rd - May 27th

  1. This week, we are participating in the Reconnect + Rebuild Fundraising Campaign with our Spare Change Jar.  Students and teachers can contribution to our homeroom's change jar. If the entire school can raise $1,000, students receive an extra recess! 
  2. This Thursday, there will be an all-school dance party before school begins from 7:45-8:15am
  3. Young Authors Books are due Thursday for Thursday night's Young Authors Showcase
  4. West Region Quiz will be Thursday
  5. Wordly Wise Lesson 16 Quiz will be Friday
  6. And as always, students should continue to read independently at home for 30 minutes and record those minutes in their reading log
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
We have a few important dates coming up so I want to make sure everyone is in the loop: 

1) This Thursday (5/26), Coonley will have its Young Authors Showcase from 5:30-6:30. Student work will be displayed in the hallway, and the school will be open for students and families to check out the great writing! This open house-style event is optional, and if you are unable to make it, all work will be returned to students the following day to keep and share at home. 

2) Coonley Field Day will be Monday, June 6th. More details to come, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up that the date had been selected. 

3) 4th Grade students will have their ukulele concert on Wednesday, June 8th. The fourth grade will be split in half, with the first group performing at 9am and the second group performing at 10am. More details to follow once we get closer to the date. 

ABC COUNTDOWN FOR THIS WEEK:
Monday: Kick off your shoes Day
Tuesday: Lounge Day - Bring a pillow, dress in cozy clothes, and enjoy a day of no-stress learning
Wednesday: Messy Hair Day
Thursday: Nickname Day
Friday: Outside Day*

* Weather permitting

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Come see Mr. Guzman's Art Show!

 The talented Mr. Guzman is showcasing his art this weekend! If you are free, stop by and check out his work! (Heads up - Other artists will also be showing their work at this event. While all of Mr. Guzman's art is appropriate for kids, he can not be sure what other artists will be displaying.) 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rostrum312-pop-up-art-gallery-520-tickets-324302506527

Monday, May 16, 2022

News and Notes for May 16th - May 20th

  1.  Students should be reading for 30 minutes every night and recording their minutes on their May Reading Log (20 entries due on June 1st)
  2. Final STAR Reading Test this Thursday
  3. Final STAR Math Test this Friday
  4. Young Authors Books due next Monday, May 23rd 
  5. West Region Quiz will be Thursday May 26th
  6. Wordly Wise Lesson 16 Quiz will be next Friday, May 27th

THIS WEEK’S ABC COUNTDOWN (4th Grade Version - Optional)

  • Monday: Fancy Day - Dress fancy! 
  • Tuesday: Green Day - Dress in green, be environmentally friendly, listen to Green Day
  • Wednesday: Hat Day - Wear a hat
  • Thursday: "I can do" Day - Show off your hidden talent! 
  • Friday: Jersey Day - Wear a jersey or celebrate New Jersey culture
Finally, I've gotten most of the Quarter 4 Covid Attestation forms back already, but I'm still missing a few. Please sign and return at your earliest convenience if you haven't already. Thanks!

Monday, May 9, 2022

News and Notes for May 11th - May 15th

Thank you SO MUCH for all of the kind words, emails, cards and gift I received last week. I'm truly blown away. This has been such an amazing year - I don't want it to end!! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Now that we have transitioned straight from winter to summer, please be sure to send your student to school with a water bottle. The water fountains are still closed except for bottle refilling, and I have exhausted my spare cups and water bottles. 

  1. Students should be reading for 30 minutes every night and recording their minutes on their May Reading Log (20 entries due on June 1st)
  2. Final STAR Reading Test - Thursday May 19th
  3. Final STAR Math Test - Friday, May 20th
  4. Young Authors Books due Monday, May 23rd 
  5. West Region Quiz will be Thursday May 26th

THIS WEEK’S ABC COUNTDOWN (4th Grade Version)

  • Monday: Animal Day - Bring a stuffed animal to school
  • Tuesday: Backwards Day - Wear clothes backwards if you would like
  • Wednesday: Chicago/Coonley Day - Wear Chicago/Coonley Gear
  • Thursday: Dozens Day - Bring in a collection to share
  • Friday: Extra Fun Day - Afternoon of Fun (if you earn it) 
Finally, I've gotten most of the Quarter 4 Covid Attestation forms back already, but I'm still missing a few. Please sign and return at your earliest convenience if you haven't already. Thanks!

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Quarter 4 Covid Attestation Forms

 Good afternoon! Just wanted to give a quick heads up that the Quarter 4 Covid Attestation forms are being sent home today. Please sign and return at your earliest convenience. Thanks! 

Monday, May 2, 2022

News and Notes for May 2nd - May 6th

  1. Students should be reading for 30 minutes every night and recording their minutes on their May Reading Log (20 entries due on June 1st)
  2. Midwest Region quiz is this Thursday (May 5th) - Study links in Social Studies Google Classroom
  3. Today we began our Poetry unit. Students will be working on a variety of poems in class. Any work they do not complete in class should be completed at home (and returned the next day)
  4. Young Authors Books due on May 23rd 
This week is Spirit Week! 
  • Tuesday: Cougar Pride! Wear your Coonley gear! 
  • Wednesday: Dress as your favorite book/movie character or athlete! 
  • Thursday: College Day! Represent your favorite college (if you have one) 
  • Friday: Dress like a Teacher Day!