DEC. 9-13

WEEK OF DECEMBER 9-13

There are ONLY 10 more days before the Winter Break! WOW!  During this time, I will be starting 10 days of giving for my students. Each day, I will unveil the gift of the day so PLEASE feel free to ask your child!  Today’s gift was NO HOMEWORK for the next two weeks! I hope this gives your family more time together!

We have a field trip this Thursday to Pope High School to watch Alice in Wonderland.  Please have your child wear their SAPPHIRE blue class t-shirt on Thursday.

Our Holiday Party will be on Monday, December 16th @ 8:50-9:35 a.m. All parents are welcome to come. I am looking forward to the party!

Don’t forget to keep logging in your minutes for the Six Flags Read to Success.  Remember, students will NOT return the Six Flags Reading Log . You may use the paper copy to record for your records BUT you will need to register your child using my class code. Then you will record your child’s reading on the website. The deadline is April 16th, no exceptions!

 

In READING, we are continuing our non-fiction unit and students will be working in groups to  finish their research on extreme weather.  Students will learn that experts live in the world differently. They don’t keep their expert knowledge to themselves. Instead, they share this knowledge by teaching people in their communities.

In MATH, we will begin our unit on division. Their knowledge of multiplication and division facts are very important. Please keep practicing if your child does not know them.

In WRITING, students are looking at how to assess their written work. This students will look over their writing and find ways to improve it. Students will revise and finish their final draft of their persuasive essay.

In SOCIAL STUDIES, students will be looking at the geography of the United States.

NO HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK!

 

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Dec. 12 Field trip to Pope HS (play)
Dec. 16 Class Holiday Party @ 8:50-9:35 a.m.
Dec. 19-20 Early Release @ 12:30
Dec. 23 – Jan. 3 Holiday Break
Jan. 6 Students First Day Back to School

DEC. 2-6

WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-6

This Wednesday, we will be going on our field trip to the Cobb Safety Village. Please have your child wear their class t-shirt. Also, I will remind the students which lunch choice they chose. If your child chose to bring their lunch, they may bring their normal lunch box or a sack lunch. If they bring a sack lunch, please put their name and teacher name, Schoeb, on their lunch bag.

Our Holiday Party will be on Monday, December 16th @ 8:50-9:35 a.m. All parents are welcome to come. Our room moms, Melanie Alston and Jennifer Donner, will send out more information about volunteers and donations.

Don’t forget to keep logging in your minutes for the Six Flags Read to Success.  Remember, students will NOT return the Six Flags Reading Log . You may use the paper copy to record for your records BUT you will need to register your child using my class code. Then you will record your child’s reading on the website. The deadline is April 16th, no exceptions!

 

In READING, we are continuing our non-fiction unit and students will be working in groups to research extreme weather.  Students will learn that when a researcher reads many texts about a subtopic, the researcher must read the second and third texts differently than the first.

In MATH,  students will continue to learn more about multiplication. This week we will have a test over multiplication.  Here is a link to 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication steps if you would like to review with your child.  It is EXTREMELY important that the students know their multiplication facts because they will not be allowed to use a multiplication chart for the test.

In WRITING, students are going to continue to develop what they need to build their essays by going through and looking at what they have already done.  Students will also learn how to add stories as evidence to support their thesis.

Science:  The Water Cycle – Students will continue to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to demonstrate the water cycle.

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change)

Monday 

  • Reading: MobyMax – Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  Ch. 5 Review WS due Thursday

Tuesday 

  • Reading: MobyMax Reading Skills (Informational or Literature) –  30 minutes

Wednesday

  • Reading: MobyMax Reading Skills (Informational or Literature) –  30 minutes

Thursday 

  • Reading: MobyMax Reading Skills (Informational or Literature) –  30 minutes
  • Math: Study for Multiplication Test
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • Math: Ch. 5 Multiplication Test
  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Dec. 4 Field trip to Cobb Safety Village (wear class t-shirt)
Dec. 6 Last day of FACT Clubs
Dec. 12 Field trip to Pope HS (play)
Dec. 16 Class Holiday Party @ 8:50-9:35 a.m.
Dec. 19-20 Early Release @ 12:30

NOV. 18-22

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-22

“Honoring our Heroes” essay contest sponsored by the East Cobb County Council of PTAs has begun. If your child is interested in entering, they may visit the ECC website to print the “Honoring our Heroes” entry form.

STEM Day for Mt. Bethel will be on November 22nd.  Foundation will be giving our class the supplies needed BUT we are allowed to ask for empty toilet paper rolls or empty paper towel tubes to help the students with their STEM design. Please send in any empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes.

Six Flags Read to Success came home with your child on Thursday in their Red folder. There has been a change this school year. You will NOT return the Six Flags Reading Log . You may use the paper copy to record for your records BUT you will need to register your child using my class code. Then you will record your child’s reading on the website. The deadline is April 16th, no exceptions!

Also, two permission slips and a waiver went home in their Red folder. Please return them by Friday, November 22nd.  Progress Reports will go home on Wednesday.

In READING, the students need to continue reading 30 minutes every night. This week in our nonfiction unit, we will be launching a research project. The students will learn that when people are part of a team, the first challenge is to decide who will do what, when and how.  Although people think of rehearsal as something writers do to get ready for writing, rehearsal is actually something readers and team members do as well, as they figure out a plan for how to get a job done.

In MATH,  students will continue learning how to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers. We will be looking at the algorithm (how you learned).  It is EXTREMELY important that the students know there multiplication facts.

In WRITING,we are looking at how to build a thesis statement and how an essay is built. Students will also learn how to add stories as evidence to support our thesis. The students will continue to expand their essay with strategies they learn.

In SOCIAL STUDIES, the students will evaluate the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention; looking specifically at the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

 

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change)

Monday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary:  WB p. 83
  • Math:  XtraMath

Tuesday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary: WB p. 85
  • Math:  XtraMath

Wednesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes

Thursday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary: Study Unit 8
  • Math:  Khan Academy
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • Vocabulary: Unit 8 Test
  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Nov. 20 Progress Reports come home
Nov. 22 STEM Day
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 6 Last day of FACT Clubs

NOV. 11-15

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-15

THURSDAY is World Diabetes Day and the students have been asked to wear blue to show their support.  Also, 5th Grade will be participating in their annual Acts of Kindness week.  It will culminate with the Pajama Pants Challenge benefiting CCYA (The Center for Children and Young Adults) on Friday.  Students may bring $1 or more to benefit CCYA.  If your child donates $1, they are allowed to wear pajama pants OR baggy onesies on Friday, November 15th!

If you have not filled out the Fire Safety Village Lunch Form, please click on the link. It only takes 30 seconds! I need to know their choices by this Thursday so that I may inform the cafeteria.

In READING, the students need to continue reading 30 minutes every night. We are continuing with our non-fiction unit.  For their reading at home, students are able to read either fiction or non-fiction books.  Students will learn that there are a bunch of ways that nonfiction texts can be hard, and when you know some of these ways, you can get yourself ready to tackle the hard parts.

In MATH,  students will learn how to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers. First we will look at multiplying 2 digits with tens then the area model.  It is EXTREMELY important that the students know there multiplication facts.

In WRITING, we are looking at structuring their essay writing and how free writing will help writers grow new ideas.  Students will talk and think together to look deeply at free-writing and to consider its qualities. Also, students will push themselves to write more about the same topic or idea.

In SOCIAL STUDIES, the students will evaluate the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention; looking specifically at the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

 

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change):

Monday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath

Tuesday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath

Wednesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes

Thursday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  Khan Academy
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Nov. 11 Veterans Day Celebration – wear red, white and blue
Nov. 13 World Diabetes Day – wear BLUE
Nov. 15 Random Acts of Kindness – pay $1 to wear PJ bottoms
Nov. 22 STEM Day
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Break

NOV. 4-8

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-8

The students had fun dressing up as an idiom and guessing what idiom their classmates chose.  I loved seeing their idioms and excitement!  Please remember that Tuesday is Election Day, therefore students will not attend school on Tuesday, November 5th.

As the cold weather is approaching, please remember to dress your child accordingly.  We will go out to recess if the weather is 40 degrees or more.  CCSD allows us to go out below 40 degrees but it must be less than 15 minutes therefore some afternoons we may go out for about 10 minutes to get some air.  Please have the students bring a jacket on cold days so they may go outside and participate in SPARK on some mornings.  It is important for the students to dress in layers as the classroom can get cold and warm.

 

In READING, the students need to continue reading 30 minutes every night. We are beginning a non-fiction unit.  For their reading at home, students are able to read either fiction or non-fiction books.  Students will learn that nonfiction readers make a commitment to learning from texts by making connections between what they already know and care about and the text.

In MATH,  students will learn how to multiply up to 4 digits by 1 digit using area, partial products, distributive and algorithm. The students will have a quiz on Friday over multiplying up to 4 digits by 1 digit.  It is EXTREMELY important that the students know there multiplication facts.

In WRITING, we are continuing opinion writing on “Would You Take a Trip to Space?”  The debate presents pros and cons of traveling to space as a tourist. The students will choose one then use evidence to try to convince your readers to agree with them.

In SOCIAL STUDIES, the students will evaluate the major issues debated at the Constitutional Convention; looking specifically at the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change):

Monday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary:  Vocabulary WB pp. 73-74
  • Math:  XtraMath

Tuesday – No School 

Wednesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes

Thursday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  Khan Academy
  • Vocabulary: Study Unit 7
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • Vocabulary:  Unit 7 Test
  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Nov. 5 No School for students – Election Day
Nov. 8 Breakfast with Dad @ 6:30 a.m.
Nov. 22 STEM Day
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Break

OCT. 28-NOV. 1

WEEK OF OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 1

Thank you to all the parents who donated snacks for the classroom.  We have plenty and a nice variety.

DO NOT FORGET about the FOUNDATION PATRON DRIVE!  It ends on October 31st, 3 more days! THANK YOU to those who have participated.  As of 10/24/19, we have 55.2% participation.  If you have not, PLEASE PARTICIPATE! Foundation is an integral part of our success at Mt. Bethel.

  • Visit the Foundation website to make your donation today: www.mbesf.org.
  • Please remember to check if your company offers Corporate Matching by clicking here!

Remember on Thursday, Halloween, the students are dressing up as an idiom. I am looking forward to seeing all the different idioms.  Also, we will be doing some STEM activities to enjoy the day.

In READING, the students need to continue reading 30 minutes every night. We are beginning a non-fiction unit.  Students will learn that nonfiction readers make a commitment to learning from texts by making connections between what they already know and care about and the text.

In MATH,  students will learn how to multiply up to 4 digits by 1 digit using different methods. The students will have a quiz on Friday over multiplication.  It is EXTREMELY important that the students know there multiplication facts.

In WRITING, students will read a Storyworks debate, “Would You Take a Trip to Space?”  The debate presents pros and cons of traveling to space as a tourist. The students will choose one then use evidence to try to convince your readers to agree with them.

In SCIENCE, we will be wrapping up our Earth and Space unit this week by studying the moon and its phases. We will also be conducting a moon phase activity. To conduct this activity, we will need quite a few packages of OREO cookies! If you would like to donate a package of OREA cookies, we would greatly appreciate it!!

 

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change):

Monday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath

Tuesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath

Wednesday

  • NO HOMEWORK! WALTON CLUSTER NIGHT

Thursday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Oct. 31 Idiom Costume -shhh don’t tell what you are wearing
Nov. 2 Fun Run
Nov. 5 No School for students – election day
Nov. 8 Breakfast with Dad @ 6:30 a.m.
Nov. 22 STEM Day
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Break

OCT. 21-25

WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-25

It was great seeing and talking with you this past week during Conference Week.  I feel so blessed to have such great parents and support from your family! Also, a BIG THANK YOU to PTA  for the delicious food during conference week.  The food was phenomenal!  The weather is changing and becoming cooler. Please remember to have your child bring a jacket or hoodie.

This Friday we have our first off campus field trip to the Cobb Youth Museum.  The students will participate in interactive skits that show America’s pathways to independence.  Please be sure to have your child wear our class sapphire t-shirt OR any blue shirt ON FRIDAY.

DO NOT FORGET that the FOUNDATION PATRON DRIVE is going on!  Please refer to the packet that came home  for more information regarding the Patron Drive.

In READING, students will be reading “Our Beautiful Town is Gone” in our Storyworks magazine.  This story is about a devastating wildfire and students will identify key details that help them understand what people experienced during and after the event.

In WRITING, we will continue looking at Figurative Language:  Metaphor, Simile, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Hyperbole, Alliteration and Idiom.

In MATH,  we will be continuing with multiplication while focusing on factors, multiples, and prime & composite numbers. The students will have a quiz this week.  It is extremely important that your child knows their multiplication facts.  Students will need to know their multiplication facts to assist with all the different concepts we will be focusing on this school year in math.

In S.S., students will be finishing their project about the major battles during the American Revolution. They will continue working with their group to create a Brainpop movie about one of the battles.

 

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change):

Monday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary:  Vocab WB p. 61
  • Math:  XtraMath

Tuesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary: Vocab WB p. 62
  • Math:  XtraMath

Wednesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes

Thursday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary: Study Unit 6
  • Math:  XtraMath
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • Vocabulary: Vocabulary Unit 6 Test
  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Oct. 22 STEM Fair 5:30-7:30
Oct. 25 Cobb Youth Museum Field Trip – Schoeb – wear class t-shirt
Oct. 31 Idiom Costume -shhh don’t tell what you are wearing
Nov. 2 Fun Run

OCT. 14-18

WEEK OF OCTOBER 14-18

Remember this week is Conference Week and early release every day.  Students will be released 2 hours early.  The After School Program (ASP) will be available. There are NO FACT Clubs this week.  Here is the finalized 2019 Schoeb Conference Schedule. I look forward to meeting with you.

DO NOT FORGET that the FOUNDATION PATRON DRIVE has started!  Please refer to the packet that came home  for more information regarding the Patron Drive.

In READING and WRITING, we will be looking at Figurative Language:  Metaphor, Simile, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Hyperbole, Alliteration and Idiom.

In MATH,  we will be continuing with multiplication while focusing on factors and multiples. It is extremely important that your child knows their multiplication facts. From this point on, the students will need to know their multiplication facts to assist with all the different concepts we will be focusing on this school year in math.

In S.S., students will be researching more about the major battles during the American Revolution. They will work with a group to create a Brainpop movie about one of the battles.

 

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change):

Monday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath

Tuesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath

Wednesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes

Thursday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Oct. 14-18 Conference Week (Early Dismissal – 2 hours early)
Oct. 22 STEM Fair 5:30-7:30
Oct. 25 Cobb Youth Museum Field Trip – Schoeb
Oct. 31 Idiom Costume -shhh don’t tell what you are wearing
Oct. 31 Target day -switch from Wednesday to Thursday for this week

OCT. 7-11

WEEK OF OCTOBER 7-11

Please remember that this Thursday is an early release day.  The students will be dismissed 2 hours early. FACT programs will run at normal times. Students participating in FACT will either go home and be brought back or will attend ASP. Be sure to check with your child regarding transportation.  It is important that the students KNOW how they will be going home.  Please send in a Transportation Note if there is a change to their transportation.

THE FOUNDATION PATRON DRIVE has begun!  Please be sure to support and participate in the MBESF Patron Drive!

  • Visit the Foundation website to make your donation today: www.mbesf.org.
  • Please remember to check if your company offers Corporate Matching by clicking here!

Conference Week is coming October 14-18th. Please look at the 2019 Schoeb Conference Schedule to make sure we have matching times.

In READING, we will be reading “In the Game” in our Storyworks magazine. Students will analyze the problem and solution in a story about a boy who is figuring out how to balance his desires with what’s fair to others. The students will have a reading comprehension quiz on Friday.

In S.S., students will learn more about the major events of the American Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; include the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.

In WRITING, we will be focusing on an Opinion Essay. Also, we will be looking at Figurative Language.

In MATH,  we will be learning how multiplication and division are related. The students will look at fact families, factors and multiples. It is extremely important that your child knows their multiplication facts. From this point on, the students will need to know their multiplication facts to assist with all the different concepts we will be focusing on this school year in math.

 

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK (Homework is subject to change):

Monday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary:  WB p. 51
  • Math:  XtraMath

Tuesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Math:  XtraMath

Wednesday

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes

Thursday 

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes
  • Vocabulary:  Study Unit 5
  • Math:  XtraMath
  • Sign Behavior Chart and do NOT forget to initial AGENDA too.

Friday

  • Vocabulary Unit 5 Test
  • HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Oct. 10 Early Release (Dismissal 2 hours early)
Oct. 14-18 Conference Week (Early Dismissal – 2 hours early)
Oct. 22 STEM Fair 5:30-7:30
Oct. 25 Cobb Youth Museum Field Trip – Schoeb
Oct. 31 Idiom Costume
Oct. 31 Target day -switch from Wednesday to Thursday for this week

FOUNDATION DRIVE 2019

LET’S GO ALL IN!

October is the month of our annual Foundation’s Patron Drive! Your donations ensure that our Buccaneers have opportunities to ENRICH. EMPOWER. EXCEL above and beyond funding from the District. Packets went home today! Please click on the link above to see a video about our fabulous Foundation!

Visit the Foundation website to make your donation today: www.mbesf.org

Please remember to check if your company offers Corporate Matching by clicking here!

 

Why is the Foundation important to me?  Let me count the ways…

The Foundation is important to me because it allows me to be a better teacher for my students.  I have been able to receive more professional development due to the Foundation. Personally, I was able to get my Gifted Endorsement, receive training in the Lucy Calkins Reader’s Workshop and some Orton-Gillingham Phonics training, all of which has given me the tools to differentiate for all students. 

This year, we received training in Kagan Cooperative Learning which ensures that every student is actively involved. Using Kagan Cooperative Learning not only improves academic achievement but improves social relations.

Not only did we already receive training this school year, we are implementing “The Voyage” adventures in character schoolwide. This program helps to create common language that inspires students to positively influence their classrooms, homes, and communities.

Another benefit our fourth graders received was a Study Skills Lesson at the end of August. This helped the students with organization of materials, use of their agenda and some study skill strategies. The students were active and had good questions during their lesson. 

The Mt. Bethel Foundation has helped in many other countless ways.  I am extremely grateful that we have such a strong community that is “ALL IN” to enrich, empower, and excel!