December 11- December 15

I hope that everyone stayed safe and warm this weekend. This week we have a lot of exciting events. Wednesday we have our field trip to Pope High School to watch their drama department perform “A Little Princess.” Thursday is our winter party from 1pm-2pm.

This week in reading, we will be focusing on asking questions using text features in a variety of articles. In writing, we will continue our animal informational writing. In math, we are continuing our study of area. We will take area a little further as we look into composite area. In social studies, we are focusing on economic skills. Scarcity, opportunity cost, production, and consumption are topics we will be discussing.

 

Specials:

Tuesday- PE

Wednesday- Field Trip

Thursday- Art

Friday- Music

 

Reminders:

Field trip- Wednesday 12/13

Winter Party- Thursday 12/14

 

Have a great week!! 🙂

 

December 4-8

Happy December! I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend! This week we have several exciting things going on. Tuesday is our Super Specials and Thursday we will be attending the 4th and 5th grade spelling bee.

This week in reading, we will be focusing on using pictures, captions, and other text features to help us understand the text better. In writing, we will continue researching our animals and will be drafting our informational research pieces. In math, we are continuing our multiplication and division study and will focus on area this week. In science, we are continuing our fossil study. We will be having a fossil dig and will be creating an amber fossil. We will continue our read aloud, Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.

Specials:

Monday- Art

Tuesday- Music and PE (Super Specials)

Wednesday- no specials

Thursday- PE

Friday- Art

 

*** We are collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Please have your students bring these in this week as we join Pope High School in their Toys for Tots drive.***

*** Please have your student bring in their permission form for the Pope High School Theater field trip.***

 

Have a wonderful week!

Week of November 27-December 1

I hope all of you had a wonderful week with your family and friends! As this Thanksgiving weekend closes and as I feel each day, I am so thankful and blessed that I have the privilege of teaching each of your children.

This week in reading, we will be using illustrations and words in a text to better understand the text.  In writing, we will be starting a new informational writing piece by becoming an expert on an animal. The students will select an animal and will begin research this week. In math, we will continue multiplication and division and will begin looking into solving for area. In science, we are beginning our unit on fossils. This week we will look into vocabulary about fossils and begin exploring fossils. We will continue our read aloud, Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, by John David Anderson.

 

Specials:

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- PE

Friday- PE

 

I hope each of you have a wonderful week! 🙂

Ms. Swann

Week of November 13-17

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend! This week we have several exciting things going on. First off, I am so excited to see each of your bottle biography projects. I know you have put so much work into these, and I cannot wait to see all of the creativity. On Wednesday, we will have our celebrate families lunch from 11:02-11:42am. Friday is our last day before our week of for Thanksgiving break.

This week in reading, we are continuing to see how we can ask and answer questions in non fiction texts that we read. In writing, we are completing our expert writing on a topic of our choice and will continue our research as we write our reports on our explorer. In math, we will continue looking into strategies for solving division problems and will continue our study of multiplication properties. In social studies, we will finish up our study of Hernando De Soto and will be piecing the research portion of our explorer project together. Our read aloud is Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson.

Specials:

Monday- PE

Tuesday- PE

Wednesday- Art

Thursday- Music

Friday- PE

 

Reminders:

Celebrate Families Lunch Wednesday from 11:02am-11:42am.

Progress Reports will go home on Thursday.

 

Have a great week and wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving break! 🙂

 

November 6-10

I hope that each of you had a wonderful weekend! This week we have several exciting things going on. Monday evening we have a Chick-fil- A spirit night from 5-8pm at the Woodlawn location. Tuesday there is no school. Wednesday after school is the Teacher Tussle! If your student brought a permission form, they will be permitted to attend this event after school.

In reading this week, we will be focusing on asking and answering questions in non fiction texts. We will be focusing on multiple meaning words in our vocabulary unit. In writing, we are drafting our expert informational pieces and will begin the revising and editing process later this week. In math, we will continue our multiplication and division unit. In social studies, we will continue learning about different European explorers and their contributions. Students will research their assigned explorer in the computer lab this week.

Specials:

Monday- PE

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Art

Friday- Music

*** Biography Bottle projects are due Monday November 13 ***

 

Have a great week!

October 30- November 3

Wow, I cannot believe we are almost to November. Time sure does fly! This week we have several exciting events going on. On Monday, we do not have specials, however we are going to have Monster Math with our extra time. This will be fall themed math rotations involving multiplication practice. Thursday, we will be going to watch 4th grade in their performance in the gym.

This week in reading, we will continue our comprehension strategy practice as well as looking into text features across different print types. In writing, we are continuing our informational writing as we transition from pre-writing to drafting. In math, we will continue our study of multiplication and dive in to problem solving. In social studies, we will be looking at specific European explorers and selecting an explorer to research for our Biography in a Bottle project.

Specials:

Monday- no specials

Tuesday- PE

Wednesday- Super Specials PE and Music

Thursday- Art

Friday- Music

 

Have a wonderful week! 🙂

October 23-27

It was such a pleasure meeting with each of you this past week. I cannot express to you enough how much I enjoy getting to teach your children. We have many exciting things going on this week. First off, it is Red Ribbon Week! Our theme this year is, “Good Character, Good Choices- Drug and Bully Free.” The spirit dress up days for this week are as follows:

 

Monday, 10/23 Wear Red to show that you love yourself and others. Be drug & bully free!
Tuesday, 10/24 Wear Neon to show that you are too bright to use drugs or bully others!
Wednesday, 10/25 Wear Tie-Dye/ Peace Signs to say “Peace Out” to drugs & bullying!
Thursday, 10/26 Wear Sweatshirts to show that it’s “No Sweat” to be drug & bully free!
Friday, 10/27 Wear Team Gear to show that kindness is a team sport – be drug & bully free!

 

 

This week in reading, we will be looking at text features in a variety of non fiction texts. In writing, we will be focusing on what we are experts in as we begin our expert informational writing. In math, we will continue our study of multiplication. In social studies, we will be discovering explorers and why they explored where they did. We are continuing our read aloud Because of Winn- Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.

 

Specials this week:

 

Monday- Art

Tuesday- Music *** Bring Recorder!

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- PE

Friday- Art

 

Reminders this week:

2017 Monster Mash – Thursday, October 26th: 6:00 – 7:30 PM  

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

 

Ms. Swann 🙂

October 9-13

We have another exciting week ahead of us in room 303! The book fair begins next week and our class will be able to preview the book fair this Thursday at 11:00am. Thursday is early release with dismissal at 12:30pm. There will be ASP but NO after school activities will take place Thursday.

In reading this week we will be learning strategies for retelling stories we read. We will continue reading our latest read aloud, Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. In writing, we will spend the beginning of the week finalizing our personal narratives and will begin to take a look into what we are experts in as we introduce informational writing. In math, we will continue learning multiplication strategies and how we can apply those to problem solving. In social studies, we will begin our unit on explorers.

 

Reminders for this week:

Early Release on Thursday.

Conference week is next week. Dismissal will be at 12:30pm.

 

Specials:

Monday- PE

Tuesday- PE

Wednesday- Art

Thursday- Music

Friday- PE

 

Have a great week!! 🙂

 

Ms. Swann

Week of October 2- October 6

I hope each of you had a wonderful fall break. I cannot believe that October is here already! Today we enjoyed our first field trip to the Wright Center. The students had a lot of fun learning all about animal adaptations and habitats.

This week in reading, we will be looking into finding the main idea and details of a passage. In writing, we are finishing our personal narratives and will be publishing our writing pieces later this week. In math, we will begin our multiplication unit. This week, we will look at different multiplication strategies. In science, we will begin our study on soil. Tomorrow we will begin our new read aloud, Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.

***Reminders!

Please have your child bring in their recorder if they have not already!

 

Our class is collecting Box Tops!

Timber Ridge Families, it’s time to start collecting Box Tops 4 Education to help earn money for our school! We will soon send home additional information and a collection sheet in Thursday folders to help get you started.

  • Check expiration dates. We cannot accept any expired box tops.
  • You do NOT need to trim the box tops. We must be able to see the expiration date.
  • Don’t want to use the collection sheet – no problem! Gather box tops in an envelope, a sandwich bag, whatever works for you…just get them in! Please try and bundle in packs of 10 or 25.
  • Where? Either send in box tops with your children or you can drop them off in the box in the front office.
  • Download the new Box Tops Bonus App, choose product offers and then scan your receipts.
  • Due date: Please have box tops turned in by Friday, October 20th.

Look on items such as Yoplait® Go-Gurt®, General Mills cereals, boxes of Lara bars™, Nature Valley™ granola bars, certain Annie’s™ snacks, Finish® detergent, Bounce® dryer sheets…and so much more!

Ask friends neighbors and relatives to collect, too. Every top helps! Checkout the Box Tops for Education website for a complete list of products, coupons and special offers at www.boxtops4education.com.

Contact Sarah Britt at [email protected] with any questions. Thank you for supporting our school!

****We are no longer participating in the Labels for Education program. No need to send these in.***

 

 

As always, please contact me with any questions you may have. I hope that you have a great week!

 

Ms. Swann

Fall Break Reminders

I hope that each of  you have a wonderful fall break! A few reminders:

 

I have given the students an *Optional*  Moby Max challenge for the break. The challenge is to complete 5 reading and 5 math lessons by the Monday we return from break. They have their login information.

We have a field trip on Monday October 2. Please be sure to have your student bring a sack lunch if they are not purchasing the sack lunch from school.