Friday, May 10, 2013
Thank you so much for the Appreciation gifts. They were wonderful!
Some students have gone home with their math tests. Attached was the following letter. Students who did not go home with their math test are still in the process of making corrections on it. It will be sent home once they are complete.
The unit eight math test is attached to this letter. The students took part in a two day review
before vacation. We worked as a whole group completing their study guide. They
were reminded that the questions in their study guide directly correlated to
questions they would see on their test. In addition to the two day review, the students were sent home with their
study guide packets and their math books for April vacation to review the materials and problems. If you remember I attached a note to all their packets stating how they could review. I had page numbers under each problem of their study guide that gave them more
opportunities to practice while they were away for a week. Upon returning from vacation I gave them more
worksheets and pulled questions from their books on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday the students were
given their tests and told the helpful posters we’d been using all unit would stay posted on the walls and board for them to refer to while taking their math test.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Mrs. Stearns and I decided to stray from going to the Flume this year. I have
been working summers for the forestry service so we are planning an integrated
unit together, that will include science, math, social studies, writing and the
arts. We will be looking at New Hampshire’s natural features and studying their history. We will use our field trip as a capstone to the unit and although it won't be to the Flume, we will be going north to
appreciate the beauty of New Hampshire. We look forward to spending the day with you and your children exploring our wonderful state. We are planning to go during the month of June and will have more specific information during the first week of May.
There will be a math test on Wednesday, April 3rd next week. Students have been doing a review packet since monday this week that will go home with them for the weekend, along with all study links they have done. Please use all these resources to study. Monday will be our last lesson and we will do a strong review in class on Tuesday and then the test will be on Wednesday.
I will also be offering extra credit math to the students tomorrow to take advantage of for Thursday and/or Friday night.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I wanted to say thank you to any one who recently gave me a Barnes & Noble gift card. I had recently heard they were going out of buisness so I went online today to use my gift cards up. I bought 13 books on the Underground Railroad for class. I love spending money on books for the students.
Thanks again for your gifts.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Students took home a Unit 6 Math Study Guide with an answer sheet. We've been working for 3 days ont he study guide and reviewing answers. Today we made it through number 15. I also sent them home with the answer sheet so they could check numbers 16-19. The students are expected to study the study guide and will be taking their Unit 6 Math Test on Tuesday, March 5th.
I also have students that didn't finish their historical fiction read of Titanic and they have been sent home the book to finish and bring back to school after vacation.
Enjoy your vacation!
Monday, February 11, 2013
The students will need the following for Valentine's Day on Thursday.
Box for cards. (Students received a list today of their classmates names)
Students have the choice to dress in red, pink, white and purple. We are having a contest for who is wearing the most of these colors. There will be a prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Lastly, we are creating a "giving back" activity Tuesday for Valentine's Day on Thursday. The students were asked last week to think of somebody that has helped them or made an impact in their lives. I want to explain more, but "you" may be getting a gift.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 23rd) we will have
people selling tickets for the raffle baskets at all lunch periods so students
can purchase raffle tickets. Tickets cost $1 each. They will also be selling
tickets after school today and tomorrow. The office will have tickets for sale
as well. The basket winners will be drawn on Saturday during the lip sync
Thank you for your support.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone for our party! It's looking like snow tomorrow morning. Drive safely!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
We are nearing the end of our math unit 4 and will be testing on Thursday, December 20th. Here is a copy of the letter going home to children on Monday. Also, I am reminding you that children are to dress nicely for their field trip on Monday to the State House and Supreme Court. Thank you to the parents and children that helped make a young girl's dreams come true this holiday season.
Given: December 17, 2012
Test: December 20, 2012
1. Students must study:
2. Insert > or < to make a true number sentence
3. Order decimals
4. Write numbers between 2 whole numbers
5. Measure line segments to the nearest centimeter
6. Measure and draw line segments to the nearest ½ centimeter
7. Write factors and multiples; identify prime and composite numbers
8. Add and subtract decimals
9. Solve open sentences
10. Rename decimals as fractions with 10, 100 and 1,000 in the denominator
11. Measure line segments to the nearest millimeter
12. Solve a decimal addition and subtraction number story
13. Identify decimal digits and express their value
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Our class is sponsoring a child for the holiday season. We have talked about how families sometimes need help during the season. I have bought quite a few items and shared them with the students. I know the holidays are tough for families and I don't want families to feel obligated to contribute something. I have quite a bit so far. I told the children that they can contribute gifts if they want to.
Our child is an 8 year old girl and she wears clothes sized 7/8. She also likes "Hello Kitty".
I have bought:
Pink winter gloves
Fleece knit pink and purple hat
Fleece zip up sweater
Pink Hello Kitty winter Jacket
Hello Kitty socks
Hello Kitty lip gloss
I will be dropping the items off on Sunday, December 16th to the Whipple Free Library. So we are done collecting on Friday.
On another note, Students picked "Secret Santa's" today, only they've voted to calling it "Secret Elves". I have talked to the students about "Secret Elves." Students are not to buy gifts for their friends but to make or create the gifts. They can write notes with hints on them or they can trade in two gems for an item out of our prize box to give their friends. I'm really trying to keep our holiday time less expensive for families.
As always thanks for all you do,
Friday, November 30, 2012