Thursday, September 21, 2017

Another week, another .....


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

This Week's Newsletter

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

1st Newsletter of the New Year!

It is ALMOST the end of our 1st week together.  I have to tell you that I haven't slept the way I should this week and I also haven't eaten or exercised the way I should.  I've been trying to make sure that all the things I have planned for in the classroom are ready each day....  Honestly the days have run themselves just fine.  The class has "won" all 3 days so far.  I have complete faith that next week will be much more "routine".  We will be starting our 1st reading unit, working on spelling words, starting our math book, and beginning a mystery science unit.  Great things are going to happen!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

All the BEST things

Today was full of all the best things.  It helped that I got a great night's sleep and had planned out my clothes last night.  

When I got to school this morning, I could feel all the fabulous.  The excitement of the first day is just so hard to explain.  You really just have to feel it!  Since you might not have been there with us, please enjoy some of our pictures:

The morning message told the students to create something using their play doh that could tell about a summer memory.  WOW ---I've got some creative thinkers.  I saw a baseball bat and a real bat along with a baseball, a dolphin, and a hot dog from just one student!  There were some amazing creations.

Then we moved to the carpet to share class rules.  We also did a little corner activity to write about expectations.

We read Miss Mingo and the 1st Day of School, too.  It was time for lunch before we knew it.  By the time lunch was over, we had specials and a PBIS assembly.  By 3:15 when all the kids were heading out the door, I was still in awe of all the amazingness that I get to spend this year with!  Keep checking in on us to find out more about what's happening as we continue to go Running Through 4th Grade!

Friday, August 25, 2017

It's almost TIME!!!!

I've been working in the classroom and things are starting to come together!  The new school year begins for me on Monday.   I'm excited about all the ways that our room is looking ready.  Our class schedule is set, too:
8:00 - 8:20   Morning Meeting
8:20 - 9:00 Whole Group Reading
9:00 - 9:45 Small Group Reading
9:45 - 10:15 Reading WIN
10:15 - 10:30 Recess
10:30 - 11:05 Writing/Grammar/ or Math WIN
11:05 - 11:35 Keyboarding (Days 1 and 4), Guidance (Day 5), Science/Social Studies (Days 2,3, and 6)
11:35 - 11:45 Read Aloud
11:45 - 12:45 Recess and Lunch
12:45 - 1:55 Math
2:00 - 3:00 Specials
3:00 - 3:15 Assignment notebooks and Exit Slips / Dismissal

I'll be posting more updates as the week goes. See you at Open House on Thursday, August 31!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Our Final Newsletter of the 2016-2017 School Year

J I find myself wishing for a little more time (Maybe even A LOT more time).  I want more time to work on our writing.  I’d love more time to sit down one on one with each 4th grader and work to perfect their animal report.  I want  more time for reading so that we could read one more novel together (although finishing the year with The Westing Game was pretty fantastic!).  I want more time to truly watch the 4th graders master their multiplication facts.  I have come to the conclusion (once again) that no matter how I plan out the year there will always be “one more thing”.  Again, I thank you for allowing me this wonderful opportunity of working with your child and family this year.  I truly have been blessed by the year we’ve spent together.  J

Here is a link to this final NEWSLETTER.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wrapping up the week

We were able to get 2 FORWARD tests in this week along with the Pioneer Farm Field Trip and a virtual field trip to Wolf Farms.

As if that wasn't enough we enjoyed animal visits with Braxton's dogs and Leah's rabbits!

Enjoy the long weekend.  If you are looking for the latest newsletter or spelling list, click HERE.