Week of 10/22/18

Happy  Sunday!  I hope you had a great weekend!   It was great seeing everyone  at conferences last week!  We are back to our regular schedule this week.

I hope you enjoyed the Fall Festival on Friday!  I am looking forward to taking the winner of the silent auction bowling! 🙂

I would love for a copy helper to help make copies tomorrow (Monday)!  Please sign up on Shutterfly or email me if you are interested in coming in to make copies for me for 30 minutes!  Thank you!

Please note that the Social Studies Test was postponed to tomorrow (Monday)!  Students should study all the notes for the Declaration of Independence in their S.S. notebook.   I have also added 2 resources that will help your child study under the S.S. section on my Learning Links page.  We are moving onto our next unit in Science starting on Wednesday! 

We are celebrating Red Ribbon this week!  A red flyer was sent home on Friday in your child’s HW Folder.  Please review the flyer to see the daily theme.  Please encourage your child to wear red tomorrow! 

Any graded papers that were sent home on Friday were included in Quarter 1.  This Friday, you will receive a new progress sheet for Quarter 2 in your child’s Friday Folder.  All graded papers that will come home will be included in Quarter 2.   Please review all important dates/events on the bottom of the Weekly Quarter 2 Progress sheet.  

We will have Adventures in Art on Thursday!  Please sign up on Shutterfly if you are interested in volunteering.  

A parent letter regarding Read Theory was sent in your child’s HW Folder last Wednesday.  Students have glued their username and password on their password page in their agenda.  This week, I will be assigning Read Theory for HW instead of our weekly Reading Log. 

Students are encouraged to log into Studies Weekly at home to complete readings  and activities related to the topics we have covered thus far in Social Studies.   Please make sure your child is logging in using their 365 username (first.last) and the same password they use to log in any computer at school.  

Halloween is around the corner and our classroom candy bucket is running low!  If you are looking into getting rid of any extra candy from Halloween, I would love some donations for our class bucket!  Thank you! 🙂 

We have begun our multiplication unit in Math!  It is very crucial for students to practice their basic multiplication facts on IXL, flashcards, or any multiplication links under my Learning Links tab on my blog.  Students will be moving from multiplication to division in no time.  Division will be even harder without getting the basic multiplication facts down.  I can not stress this enough!

  • Please visit my website and click on “Multiplication Songs” under the Learning Links  tab for students to practice.

 

Scholastic Reading Club orders should be placed online.  When placing an order online, please enter our class code (MJN93) so we can get free books to add to our classroom library!  Please place all October orders by Tuesday, 10/30/18.   Thanks for your support! 🙂

Click here to place your Scholastic Order!

 

REMINDERS:

– Friday Folders:  Please clean out the folders, sign the progress sheet, and return the folder with your child on Mondays.  Please do not sign the progress sheet for future dates.

– The “At Home” Reading Log must be logged and signed daily.  Students will show their thinking at the bottom of the reading log at the end of the week.  Reading logs will be due on Mondays!

– It is very important for students to review notes nightly as we take new notes daily.  This beneficial strategy will help avoid last minute studying and reduce stress!

 

THIS WEEK WE ARE LEARNING:

-Reading:  Symbolism; Main Idea

-Writing/Grammar:  Publish Personal Narrative Stories; Post Writing for Personal Narrative

-Math:   Multiplication (Factors & Multiples; Prime & Composite Numbers)

-Social Studies:  Test on Declaration of Independence

-Science- Ecosystems

 

Test/Quiz:

Monday:  S.S. (Declaration of Independence)

Friday:  Vocabulary

Friday: Math Test (Factors, Multiples, Prime, Composite)

 

SPECIALS:  Computer, Music, PE, Maker Space, STEM Lab 

Week of 10/15/18

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!   Thank you to Lauren’s mom  for making copies for me!  Please sign up on Shutterfly or email me if you are interested in coming in to make copies for me for 30 minutes!  Thank you!

Conference Week has begun!   This week will be Early Release for students.   Lunch will be from 10:04-10:34 am.  There will no no BEST clubs this week.

Our Veteran’s Day Breakfast is coming up soon!  A blue form was sent home today in your child’s HW Folder.   The forms are due by this Friday.

Please look out for a parent letter regarding Read Theory in your child’s HW Folder on Wednesday.  Students will glue their username and password on their password page in their agenda.

Fall Festival is on Friday!

We are going to begin our multiplication unit in Math this week.  It is very crucial for students to practice their basic multiplication facts on IXL or flashcards.  Students will be moving from multiplication to division.  Division will be even harder without getting the basic multiplication facts down.  I can not stress this enough!

  • Please visit my website and click on “Multiplication Songs” under the Learning Links  tab for students to practice.

 

 

Scholastic Reading Club orders should be placed online.  When placing an order online, please enter our class code (MJN93) so we can get free books to add to our classroom library!  Please place all October orders by Tuesday, 10/30/18.   Thanks for your support! 🙂

Click here to place your Scholastic Order!

 

REMINDERS:

– Friday Folders:  Please clean out the folders, sign the progress sheet, and return the folder with your child on Mondays.  Please do not sign the progress sheet for future dates.

– The “At Home” Reading Log must be logged and signed daily.  Students will show their thinking at the bottom of the reading log at the end of the week.  Reading logs will be due on Mondays!

– It is very important for students to review notes nightly as we take new notes daily.  This beneficial strategy will help avoid last minute studying and reduce stress!

 

THIS WEEK WE ARE LEARNING:

-Reading:  Finishing Character Unit

-Writing/Grammar:  Edit/Revise and Publish Personal Narrative Stories

-Math:   Multiplication (Factors & Multiples)

-Social Studies:  Declaration of Independence

 

Test/Quiz:

Friday:  S.S. (Declaration of Independence)

Friday:  Vocabulary

Friday: Math Quick Quiz

 

SPECIALS:  Maker Space, STEM Lab, Guidance, Art, PE 

Week of 10/8/18

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Thank you to Ella’s mom and Turner’s mom for helping out on STEM Day last week!  Also, thank you to Angela’s mom and Elise’s mom for making copies for me!  Please sign up on Shutterfly or email me if you are interested in coming in to make copies for me for 30 minutes!  Thank you! 

We are going to the Youth Museum on Wednesday at 9:15 am.  If you are a chaperone, please arrive  to our classroom by 9 am!  We will have lunch at school when we return from the trip.  Please have your child wear their class shirt.

Conference Week begins next Monday!   Next week will be Early Release for students.  Please sign and return conference forms if you have not done so.  

Wednesday is the last day for Quarter 1.  I will be pulling out  Progress Sheets from Friday Folders for report card purposes before Friday, so you will not see it in your child’s folder this week.  If there are any concerns this week, I will email you individually.   You will receive your child’s Quarter 1 Report Card at your conference.

Ident A Kid will return on Wednesday at 1 pm for a makeup day.   

Thursday will  be an Early Release Day. 

Fall Festival is  on 10/19/18.  

We are going to begin our multiplication unit in Math later this week.  It is very crucial for students to practice their basic multiplication facts on IXL or flashcards.  Students will be moving from multiplication to division.  Division will be even harder without getting the basic multiplication facts down.  I can not stress this enough!  

  • Please visit my website and click on “Multiplication Songs” under the Learning Links  tab for students to practice.  

 

Foundation Capital Campaign:

The Foundation is one week into its Capital Campaign.   Have you donated yet?  They are requesting a minimum, tax-deductible donation of $75 per student.  This year they have new classroom incentives based on donor participation.  One of them is the first classroom to achieve 100% participation will be the first class to play on the new turf field being funded by the Foundation.  Note that all donations received from May 1, 2018 through Oct. 12, 2018 are included in these incentives.  Please visit their website to donate today and for more information about their incentive levels at www.eastsideelementaryfoundation.org

Our foundation helps teachers and students in many ways!  Teachers are able to collaborate together and attend some awesome conferences because of our wonderful foundation!   Students are able to have iPads, manipulatives, and other gadgets in the class bought by the foundation to enhance your child’s learning!  Please consider donating to allow more learning opportunities for your child! Thank you for everything that you do ! 🙂  

Scholastic Reading Club orders should be placed online.  When placing an order online, please enter our class code (MJN93) so we can get free books to add to our classroom library!  Please place all October orders by Tuesday, 10/30/18.   Thanks for your support! 🙂

Click here to place your Scholastic Order!

 

REMINDERS:

– Friday Folders:  Please clean out the folders, sign the progress sheet, and return the folder with your child on Mondays.  Please do not sign the progress sheet for future dates.

– The “At Home” Reading Log must be logged and signed daily.  Students will show their thinking at the bottom of the reading log at the end of the week.  Reading logs will be due on Mondays!

– It is very important for students to review notes nightly as we take new notes daily.  This beneficial strategy will help avoid last minute studying and reduce stress!

 

THIS WEEK WE ARE LEARNING:

-Reading: Character Unit

-Writing/Grammar:  Edit/Revise and Publish Personal Narrative Stories

-Math:  Elapsed Time; Multiplication

-Social Studies:  Battles of the American Revolution; Declaration of Independence

 

Test/Quiz:

Wednesday:  Math  Quiz (Elapsed Time)

Thursday:  Battles of the American Revolution

Friday:  Vocabulary

 

SPECIALS:  Art, PE, Computer, Music, PE

Need STEM Day Volunteer!

Tomorrow is STEM DAY in 4th Grade!  We are having it  from 12:45-2 pm.  I would love to have 1 parent volunteer to help out with the activity! 

If you are free and able to help, please email me!  Thank you! 🙂

Week of 10/1/18

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful Fall Break!  Thank you to Angela’s mom and Elise’s mom for making copies for me today!  Please sign up on Shutterfly or email me if you are interested in coming in to make copies for me for 30 minutes!  Thank you! 

Please sign and return Youth Museum Field Trip forms  ASAP!  We will be going next Wednesday at 9:15 am.  Thank you to parents who emailed me about being a chaperone.  I will email you if your name gets chosen out of a hat tomorrow.  

Conference Week is coming up during the week of October 15th!  That whole week will be Early Release for students.  Please sign up for a conference if you have not done so.  I will be locking the sign up sheet tomorrow afternoon.  You will be assigned a date and time after it is locked.  

We will have STEM Day on Thursday afternoon.

All students are encouraged to wear Falcons gear or red/black on Friday to celebrate Falcon Friday!

Ident A Kid will return next Wednesday, October 10th at 1 pm for a makeup day.   

Next Thursday (10/11) will  be an Early Release Day

Fall Festival will be on 10/19/18.  

Scholastic Reading Club orders should be placed online.  When placing an order online, please enter our class code (MJN93) so we can get free books to add to our classroom library!  Please place all October orders by Tuesday, 10/30/18.   Thanks for your support! 🙂

Click here to place your Scholastic Order!

 

REMINDERS:

– Friday Folders:  Please clean out the folders, sign the progress sheet, and return the folder with your child on Mondays.  Please do not sign the progress sheet for future dates.

– The “At Home” Reading Log must be logged and signed daily.  Students will show their thinking at the bottom of the reading log at the end of the week.  Reading logs will be due on Mondays!

– It is very important for students to review notes nightly as we take new notes daily.  This beneficial strategy will help avoid last minute studying and reduce stress!

 

THIS WEEK WE ARE LEARNING:

-Reading: Character Unit

-Writing/Grammar:  Personal Narrative Writing; Verbs 

-Math:  Elapsed Time

-Social Studies:  Battles of the American Revolution

 

Test/Quiz:

Friday:  Vocabulary/Grammar

Friday:  Math Quiz (Elapsed Time) 

 

SPECIALS:  Music, PE, Maker Space, STEM Lab, Guidance

Friday Folders and Fall Break

Parents,  

I did not send Friday Folders home today, since we will be off for a whole week.  They will come home on the Monday that we return to school with graded papers and other important information.  

Your child brought their class shirt home today!  They will wear it on our first field trip!

I am looking for a Copy Helper for Monday, October 1st!  Please email me if you can help out for 30 minutes! Thank you so much!   

Please don’t forget to sign up for conferences!  

Have a wonderful Fall Break!!!  🙂

Mrs. Patel 

 

Conferences and Field Trip

Parents who have siblings at East Side should have already received an email from Sign Up Genius.  Please sign up for 1 time slot!  The rest will be sent out on Thursday.  

Our class is getting ready for our 1st field trip!  We are going to the Youth Museum on October 10th from 9:00-11:30 am.  Students will eat lunch at school after we return to school.  I am sending a neon yellow permission slip with a stapled envelope in your child’s HW Folder tomorrow afternoon.  It will be due on October 2, 2018.  If you are are able to turn it in by this Friday, that would be even better! 🙂  

I am looking for 1 chaperone to attend the field trip with us.  All chaperones have to come on the bus with us.  Please email me if you are interested by October 2nd!  If I have more than 1 parent who is interested, then I will choose a name from a hat!  

Please send in the form/envelope for CLASS SHIRTS ASAP! They are due by this Friday!

Thank you!

Mrs. Patel 

Week of 9/17/18

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Next week is Fall Break and  there will be no school!

Tomorrow is the last day that we will be switching specials with 5th Grade for IOWA testing!  Target students will go to Target at 11 am due to testing.

Please sign and return Progress Reports ASAP.   

Your child brought home a neon pink class shirt form with an envelope stapled to it in their Friday Folder.  Please sign and return form with envelope by this Friday, the 21st

If you are planning on having your child getting checked out early or being absent on Friday, please email me.   Students will be responsible to take their tests on Thursday.  

Conference Week is coming up during the week of October 15th!  If your child has a sibling at East Side, then you will receive an opportunity to sign up tomorrow.   You will receive an email from Sign Up Genius tomorrow evening.  The rest of the emails will go out on Thursday, giving all parents an opportunity to start signing up.  

A big thank you to Ella’s mom for making copies for me!   Please sign up on Shutterfly or email me if you are interested in coming in to make copies for me for 30 minutes!  Thank you! 

We will have our first Adventure’s in Art on Wednesday morning with Elise’s mom and Emerson’s dad.   

Our annual 4th Grade Tax Day is on Thursday!  Students will put themselves in the shoes of colonists for a day!  

Congrats to Millie for being chosen as our Student Council representative!!! 🙂 

Ident A Kid will return on October 10th at 1 pm for a makeup day.   

We will be touching on Grammar skills in Writing on a daily basis.  Students will be exposed to a new part of speech every week and complete activities related to it.  On Fridays, they will take a mini quiz.  We focused on Nouns last week.  This week, we are learning Pronouns!

 

The county has created a PDF document that has direct access to ALL textbooks and resources.  I have uploaded the document under two tabs:  Textbook Links and Study Guide/Resources    This resource will help your child greatly!

 

Scholastic Reading Club orders should be placed online.  When placing an order online, please enter our class code (MJN93) so we can get free books to add to our classroom library!  Please place all September orders by Friday, 9/28/18.   Thanks for your support! 🙂

Click here to place your Scholastic Order!

 

REMINDERS:

– Friday Folders:  Please clean out the folders, sign the progress sheet, and return the folder with your child on Mondays.  Please do not sign the progress sheet for future dates.

– The “At Home” Reading Log must be logged and signed daily.  Students will show their thinking at the bottom of the reading log at the end of the week.  Reading logs will be due on Mondays!

– It is very important for students to review notes nightly as we take new notes daily.  This beneficial strategy will help avoid last minute studying and reduce stress!

 

THIS WEEK WE ARE LEARNING:

-Reading: Character Unit

-Writing:  Personal Narrative Writing

-Math:  Subtraction;  Perimeter

-Social Studies:  Causes of the American Revolution

 

Test/Quiz:

Friday:  Vocabulary/Grammar

Friday:  Math Test (Addition, Subtraction, and Perimeter)

Friday:  S.S. Test (Causes of the American Revolution)

 

SPECIALS:  Stem Lab, Guidance, Art, PE, Computer 

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!   Thank you to all parents who placed Scholastic Orders last month!  Our class received 28 free books!!! 🙂 

Progress reports came home in Friday Folders last Friday.  Please sign and return them ASAP.

Today is the last night that students should log their Moon Phase Calendar.  I will be collecting it for a grade tomorrow (9/11).

A big thank you to Elise’s mom for making copies for me!   Please sign up on Shutterfly or email me if you are interested in coming in to make copies for me for 30 minutes!  Thank you! 

I will be in an all day collaboration meeting on Wednesday.  Our class will have a substitute teacher. 

Students had an opportunity to nominate classmates for Student Council.  If your child brings a Student Council form home, it will be due by Friday.  We will hold Student Council speeches and elections in class on Friday!  

Ident A Kid will be this Wednesday (9/12).  Please send in forms by Wednesday if you are interested.

I am still collecting Performing Arts forms.  Please fill out and return those forms ASAP! 

 

We will be touching on Grammar skills in Writing on a daily basis.  Students will be exposed to a new part of speech every week and complete activities related to it.  On Fridays, they will take a mini quiz.  We focused on Nouns last week.  This week, we are learning Pronouns!

 

The county has created a PDF document that has direct access to ALL textbooks and resources.  I have uploaded the document under two tabs:  Textbook Links and Study Guide/Resources                                               This resource will help your child greatly!

 

We will be switching Specials with 5th grade on Thursday and Friday due to IOWA Testing.  We will have specials at 8:55 am.  

We are taking a break from Science and starting S.S. this week!  

 

Scholastic Reading Club orders should be placed online.  When placing an order online, please enter our class code (MJN93) so we can get free books to add to our classroom library!  Please place all September orders by Friday, 9/28/18.   Thanks for your support! 🙂

Click here to place your Scholastic Order!

 

REMINDERS:

– Friday Folders:  Please clean out the folders, sign the progress sheet, and return the folder with your child on Mondays.  Please do not sign the progress sheet for future dates.

– The “At Home” Reading Log must be logged and signed daily.  Students will show their thinking at the bottom of the reading log at the end of the week.  Reading logs will be due on Mondays!

– It is very important for students to review notes nightly as we take new notes daily.  This beneficial strategy will help avoid last minute studying and reduce stress!

 

THIS WEEK WE ARE LEARNING:

-Reading: Character Unit

-Writing:  Writing responses using RACES strategy; Personal Narratives 

-Math:  Subtraction with Whole Numbers and  Across Zeros

-Social Studies:  Launch Unit; Review Colonies 

 

Test/Quiz:

Friday:  Vocabulary/Grammar

Friday:  Math Quiz (Subtraction)

 

SPECIALS:  PE, Computer, Music, PE, Maker Space

Updates and Reminders!

Parents,

Your child brought a Performing Arts form with a white envelope tucked inside yesterday afternoon in their HW Folder.  Please fill it out and  return to school ASAP! 

Today, your child brought home a Science Study Guide to complete tonight.  They must use the guided notes on Planets/Stars in their Science notebook to fill out the study guide.  The study guide will be due tomorrow so we can review for the test on Friday. 

There will be no test in Math on Friday.

Students were reminded to wear  their favorite team shirt on Friday! 

 

Thank you!

Mrs. Patel