Up Ahead..

Hi everyone –

Welcome back from break. I hope you all had a safe and relaxing week off!

 

This week, we have a few things going on. Our “STEM Day” will take place this Thursday, February 25th. You all should have received a letter home with your child explaining what we will be doing, and the times that you all can come and watch. Second, we have our Career Fair this Friday, February 26th. We will be taking the class down to the gym to listen/interact with people from various career backgrounds! I can’t wait for them to experience all of the wonderful things that are planned for this week!

 

There was no homework the week before break, but look out for your child’s weekly spelling homework that will come home on Monday. I will also be sending out a March calendar with our enrichment days/birthdays/etc!

Welcome Back!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing winter break – it seemed to go by too fast! I’m so glad to have everyone back and to get back in the swing of things. I would like to ask that everyone try and send in Lysol disinfecting wipes and/or boxes of tissues. We are running VERY low and we would appreciate it greatly!

 

Looking ahead…

Next week and the following week, we will be learning all about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his role in history. We will be reading stories, watching movies, and completing activities to help us better understand who he was and what he was known for.

 

A reminder that Monday, January 18th is a holiday, so we will return to school on Tuesday, the 19th!

Jingle the Elf

He’s finally here, our very own elf from Santa himself! Our elf, whom we named Jingle (after much debate) arrived to our classroom on December 2nd. Since he has been here, he has been causing much mischief around the classroom. We love coming in every morning to see what he has gotten himself into! He’s turned himself into Spiderman to hang on our projector, he’s read a book on tape, and he’s even been tied up by other mischievous toys in our room!

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Monster Mash!

Our Halloween party was a huge success – thanks to the parents who came to help and who participated in our fun day! We ate all kinds of sweets, played games, and made crafts along with the kids in Mrs. Dina’s class. Below you’ll see some of the pictures from our day!

 

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Halloween Party

Parents –

I’m sending home a note today, but just another reminder that Thursday is our class Halloween party! We will be eating lunch until 12:30, and then the party will begin once we get back to class (around 12:45 PM). Another reminder that we will NOT be wearing costumes on Thursday (Friday is the day when everyone will be dressed up). I would LOVE for parents/family to come celebrate with us if possible! There will be lots of fun games and yummy treats! Hope to see everyone there, and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to text me!

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Conference Week

REMINDER!

Dismissal during Conference Week (October 19-23) begins at 12:20 PM every day! As well as dismissal time, our lunch and enrichment times have also changed. Enrichment will now be from 8:40-9:10 AM, and lunch will be from 10:09-10:39 AM.

If you wish to take your child to the Book Fair (located in the library), you may do so while you are here for your conference. Thanks!

Pumpkin Patch Pudding

To get into the spirit of fall and Halloween, we decided to make “Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups” in class on Friday! We had the ingredients and recipe up on the SmartBoard so that we were able to read the steps as we moved along. Our pudding cups consisted of pudding, Oreos, and LOTS of Pumpkin Peeps marshmallows! Check out all that we did in the pictures below!

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Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

 

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

While They Were Away…

Today, our 4th graders took a field trip to the Fire Safety Village! So, while they were gone, our 5th graders did a little “re-decorating” to our door. Since tomorrow is the first day of October, we felt it appropriate to turn our classroom door into a pumpkin patch! Quynn, Gavin, and Jamar did a FANTASTIC job coming up with ideas and helping each other decorate. They really showed their artistic abilities! Check back later for more pictures of the 4th graders on their field trip!

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