• May 20, 2015
     
    Purple half sheet (about next year's enrollment) is due right away,
    if you haven't turned it in yet! 
     
    Literacy
    Coalwell:  Finish book by Thursday; 5 task cards due! 
    Hyland:  Large paragraph sheet
    Farrer:  Finish book, work on book review
    Ritschard:  Read chapters 13, 14, 15 
     
    Math
    Third Grade:  Practice math facts
    Fourth Grade (if not already finished):  Page 187     Page 187 Answer Key
     
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    Subalpine
    Alpine Tundra 
     
    Other
    • Purple Planner/Newsletter survey due tomorrow (for a RamsCash!)
    • Ask about writing in yearbook or on shirt (please bring a note!)
    • No school Friday or Monday
    • Pull tabs
    Comments (-1)
  • May 19, 2015
     
    Purple half sheet (about next year's enrollment) is due right away,
    if you haven't turned it in yet! 
     
    Literacy
    Coalwell:  Finish book by Thursday; 5 task cards due! 
    Hyland:  Large paragraph sheet
    Farrer:  Finish book, work on book review
    Ritschard:  Read chapters 13, 14, 15 
     
    Math
    Third Grade:  Practice math facts
    Fourth Grade:  Page 187      Page 187 Answer Key
     
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    Other
    • Field Day tomorrow! (Dress for the weather and fun!)
    • Purple Planner/Newsletter survey due Thursday (for a RamsCash!)
    • No school Friday or Monday
    • Pull tabs
    Comments (-1)
  • May 15, 2015  
     
    Please return your PURPLE sheet, if you haven't already done so!
     
    Reading
    Hyland and Coalwell:  Read 20 minutes
    Farrer: Character Web
    Ritschard: Framed Paragraph (if not already finished)
     
     
    Comments (-1)
  • May 12-14, 2015
     
    Prepare for PARCC Testing
    Get a good night's sleep.
    Eat a healthy breakfast.
    Third graders:  Be at school by 8:35 a.m. (fourth graders will go directly to Mrs. Farrer's room when the bell rings) 
     
    There is no spelling or other homework from now through May 14! 
     
    Other
    • Late permission slips due right away ~ we are not allowed to let students who do not have a signed slip go on Friday's trip!
    • PE shoes needed for Wednesday
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • May 11
     
    Students will be taking the end-of-year PARCC tests on May 12, 13 and 14. 
     
    Prepare for PARCC Testing
    • Get a good night's sleep.
    • Eat a healthy breakfast.  
    • Bring a healthy snack. 
    • Be at school by 8:35 a.m. (third graders will go directly to Mrs. Hyland's room, fourth graders will go directly to Mrs. Farrer's room)  
    Comments (-1)
  • May 6, 2015
     
    Now that the weather is getting a bit warmer, we're seeing students bring in energy drinks and soda pop, both of which go against the district guidelines for healthy snacks and beverages.  Water, flavored water and fruit juice are the preferred alternatives!
     
    Literacy
    Hyland:  Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  Chapters 8, 9, 10
    Farrer:  Chapters 11, 12
    Ritschard: Chapters 6, 7 
     
    Math
    Ritschard: Page 180
    All others:  Practice math facts 
     
    Spelling
    No spelling menu this week (the week is just too short!)
     
    Testing Days
    Thursday and Friday:  Please see red note that went home in last week's Friday Folder!
     
    Other
    • Sylvan Dale field trip permission slips due Friday, May 8
    • Book orders due Monday, May 11
    • Family Night, May 12
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
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    Comments (-1)
  • May 5, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Hyland:  Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  Chapter 4
    Farrer:  Read up to chapter 9
    Ritschard: Read chapters 4-5 
     
    Math
    Hyland:  Go over Form A with your parents!
    Coalwell:  Practice MULTIPLICATION CHART for 15 minutes, in preparation for our unit test
    Farrer and Ritschard:  Page 178       Page 178 Answer Key   
     
    Spelling
    No spelling menu this week (the week is just too short!)
     
    Testing Days
    Thursday and Friday:  Please see red note that went home in last week's Friday Folder!
     
    Other
    • Sylvan Dale field trip permission slips due Friday, May 8
    • Book orders due Monday, May 11
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
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    Comments (-1)
  • May 4, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Hyland:  Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  Chapter 4
    Farrer:  Read up to chapter 9
    Ritschard: Read chapters 4-5 
     
    Math
    Hyland:  Pages 135-136 (I'm sorry, but I could not find a link to these pages!)
    Coalwell:  Practice MULTIPLICATION CHART for 15 minutes, in preparation for our unit test
    Farrer and Ritschard:   Page 175    Page 175 Answer Key
     
    Spelling
    No spelling menu this week (the week is just too short!)
     
    Testing Days
    Thursday and Friday:  Please see red note that went home in last week's Friday Folder!
     
    Other
    • Sylvan Dale field trip permission slips due Friday, May 8
    • Book orders due Monday, May 11
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • May 1, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Practice your math facts!
     
    Science
    Late geology projects due Monday
     
    Other
    • Sylvan Dale field trip permission slips due Friday, May 8
    • Book orders due Monday, May 11
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 30, 2015
     
    You can still turn in last-minute pledge money tomorrow! 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
    Coalwell:  Trash to Treasure brochure due Friday
    Farrer:  Winn-Dixie, to chapter 3
    Ritschard:  Misty, chapter 1 
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  Page 251    Page 251 Answer Key
    Hyland:  Facts Page due Friday (sorry; there's no link to this one!)
    Farrer and Ritschard:  Study for test
     
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    Science
    Geology project due Friday (no homework unless you are behind) 
     
    Other
    • P.E. shoes for tomorrow
    • Book orders due May 11
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 29, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
    Hyland:  Optional "Bottle Ban" essay 
    Coalwell:  Trash to Treasure brochure due Friday 
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  Page 329  (sorry; there's no answer key for this one!)
    Hyland:  Facts Page due Friday (sorry; there's no link to this one!)
    Farrer:   Page 173    Page 173 Answer Key
    Ritschard:  Study for test
     
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    Science
    Geology project due Friday (no homework unless you are behind) 
     
    Other
    • Jog-a-Thon pledges and money due Thursday (tomorrow)!
    • Book orders due May 11
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 28, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
    Hyland:  Optional "Bottle Ban" essay
     
    Math
       -optional for RamsCash:  Page 248   Page 248 Answer Key
    Hyland:  Area Page (sorry; there's no link to this one!)
    Ritschard:   Page 173    Page 173 Answer Key
     
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    Science
    Geology project due Friday (no homework unless you are behind) 
     
    Other
    • P.E. shoes for Wednesday
    • Jog-a-Thon pledges and money due April 30
    • Book orders due May 11
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 27, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
    Hyland:  Optional "Bottle Ban" essay
     
    Math
    Coalwell:    Page 246   Page 246 Answer Key
    Hyland:  Area Page (sorry; there's no link to this one!)
    Ritschard:  Page 171    Page 171 Answer Key
     
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    Science
    Geology project due Friday (no homework unless you are behind) 
     
    Other
    • Volunteer Tea 3 p.m. Tuesday ~ please join us!
    • Jog-a-Thon pledges and money due April 30
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 24, 2015  
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Hyland and Coalwell:  Practice math facts; do "extra" homework for RamsCash!
    Farrer and Ritschard: Practice math facts
     
    Other
    • Volunteer Appreciation: April 28 at 3 p.m.
    • Jog-a-Thon pledge sheets and money due April 30 (let's get to $600!)
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 23, 2015  
     
    We had TWO wonderful field trips today!  I will be compiling photos, and will get them in the Class News tomorrow! 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
    Farrer:  Bottle essay due Friday 
     
    Math
    Hyland and Coalwell:  Practice math facts; do "extra" homework for RamsCash!
    Farrer: Practice math facts
    Ritschard:  Page 167     Page 167 Answer Key (if not finished) 
     
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    Other
    • PE shoes for Friday
    • Volunteer Appreciation: April 28 at 3 p.m.
    • Jog-a-Thon pledge sheets and money due April 30
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 22, 2015  (Happy Earth Day!)
     
    We had SUCH a busy day today that we didn't even get our planners filled out!  Here's the information I know: 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
    Farrer:  Essay due Friday 
     
    Math
    Coalwell: no math homework
    (I'm not sure about the other teachers ~ again, my apologies!0
     
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    • Field Trips Thursday: Please see reminder letters
    • Volunteer Appreciation: April 28
    • Jog-a-Thon pledges due April 24
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 21, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
    Coalwell: Late "Trash to Treasure" projects due first thing Wednesday morning
    Farrer:  Essay due Friday 
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Page 243, number 1 and 2 only  Page 243 Answer Key
    Hyland:  Page 243 (see above) and Page 244     Page 244 Answer Key
    Ritschard:  Page 165      Page 165 Answer Key
     
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    • PE shoes
    • Jog-a-Thon Wednesday after lunch
    • Field Trips Thursday
    • Tree pickup Wednesday 4-6 p.m.
    • Jog-a-Thon paperwork due April 24
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 17, 2015
    No school for students on Monday, April 20 (it's a teacher work day)!
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Practice math facts
     
    Other
    • Earth Day festivities:  April 22 in the afternoon
    • Field Trips (third to Discovery Museum, fourth to Bobcat Ridge): April 23
    • Jog-a-Thon paperwork due April 24
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 16, 2015
     
    It's Class Picture Day tomorrow!!!
    (I forgot to ask the students to add that to their written planners ~ my apologies!) 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Geometry packet due Friday (not available online)
    Hyland:  Practice math facts
    Farrer/Ritschard:  No homework during CMAS testing!
     
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    Other
    • PE shoes
    • Field-trip permission slips due right away!
    • Book orders due Friday (optional)
    • Tree orders due Friday (optional)
    • Jog-a-Thon paperwork due April 24
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 15, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Geometry packet due Friday (not available online)
    Hyland:  Practice math facts
    Farrer/Ritschard:  No homework during CMAS testing!
     
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    characteristic
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    Other
    • Field-trip permission slips due right away!
    • Book orders due Friday (optional)
    • Tree orders due Friday (optional)
    • Jog-a-Thon paperwork due April 24
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 14, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Geometry packet due Friday (not available online)
    Hyland and Coalwell:  Page 241  Page 241 Answer Key
    Farrer/Ritschard:  No homework during CMAS testing!
     
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    Other
    • PE shoes for tomorrow
    • Book orders due Friday (optional)
    • Tree orders due Friday (optional)
    • Jog-a-Thon paperwork due April 24
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 13, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Geometry packet due Friday (not available online)
    Farrer/Ritschard:  Page 161     Page 161 Answer Key
     
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    Other
    • Tree Application due Friday (optional)
    • Please bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 3, 2015
     
    Have a safe and fun Spring Break ~ see you back at school on Monday, April 13!  (Please be sure to check your Friday Folders for important Fun Club and other information, and fill out those field-trip forms!) 
    Comments (-1)
  • I apologize for missing April 2 ~ I was at a training, and did not remember to do the planner!
    Comments (-1)
  • April 1, 2015
     
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Page 235  Page 235   Page 235 Answer Key
    Hyland: Page 236  Pge 236   Page 236 Answer Key
    Farrer/Ritschard: Page 157   Page 157   Page 157 Answer Key
     
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    Other
    • Yearbook order due April 3
    • Upcoming Field Trips: April 23 (3rd to Discovery Museum, 4th to Bobcat Ridge) and May 15 (all to Sylvan Dale) see form that went home today!!!
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 31, 2015
     
    Box Tops will be collected tomorrow; if you have any, please bring them in! 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Ritschard:  Natural Resources due Wednesday 
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Practice math facts (we're taking a test; no homework)
    Hyland:  "Let's Recycle" sheet 
    Farrer/Ritschard: Page 155   Page 155 Answer Key
     
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    • Labels for Education Spring Bonus sheet due tomorrow
    • Yearbook order due April 3
    • Upcoming Field Trips: April 23 (3rd to Discovery Museum, 4th to Bobcat Ridge) and May 15 (all to Sylvan Dale)
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 30, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Ritschard:  Natural Resources due Wednesday 
     
    Math
    Coalwell: Practice math facts (we're taking a test; no homework)
    Hyland: Division Tables sheet 
    Farrer/Ritschard:  Page 153   Page 153 Answer Key
     
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    reduce
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    Other
    • Labels for Education Spring Bonus sheet due tomorrow
    • Yearbook order due April 3
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 27, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Practice math facts
     
    Other
    • Dance Saturday from 6-8 p.m. (Theme:  Hollywood)
    • Yearbook order due April 3
    • Please see the information about our upcoming field trips on April 23 (on green sheets in today's Friday Folder)
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs
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    Comments (-1)
  • March 26, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Tell parents about new group!
     
    Math
    Third:  Practice math facts (we're reviewing for a test)
     
    No spelling this week!
     
    Other
    • Dance Saturday from 6-8 p.m. (Theme:  Hollywood)
    • Yearbook order due April 3
    • PE shoes for Friday
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Comments (-1)
  • March 16-25, 2015
     
    Prepare for PARCC Testing
    Get a good night's sleep.
    Eat a healthy breakfast.
    Be at school by 8:35 a.m. (third graders will go directly to Mrs. Hyland's room, fourth graders will go directly to Mrs. Farrer's room) 
     
    There is no spelling or other homework from now through March 25! 
     
    Other
    • No school on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20!
    • Conferences have started!
    • PE shoes needed for Wednesday, March 18 and March 25
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 12, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Ritschard:  Ancient Rome (if not finished)
     
    Math
    Third and Farrer: Practice math facts
    Ritschard:  Mixed Paint assignment
     
    Other
    • No school on Friday!
    • Conferences and testing next week (please see information in today's Friday Folder)
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 11, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Ritschard:  Ancient Rome 
     
    Math
    Third: Page 225 Page 225  Page 225 Answer Key
    Fourth: Page 147   Page 147  (This page has no answer key!)
     
    Social Studies
    If you have not finished your Letter to the Editor, please do so for homework! 
     
    Spelling
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    Other
    • No school on Friday!
    • Conferences and testing next week
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs1
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 10, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third: Page 226 Page 226    Page 226 Answer Key
    Farrer:  Page 145  Page 145     Page 145 Answer Key
    Ritschard:  Fraction worksheet
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Thursday  Spelling Menu
     
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 9, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third: Page 223, problems 1, 2 and 3  Page 223    Page 223 Answer Key   AND page 224, problems 3 and 4   Page 224     Page 224 Answer Key
    Farrer:  Page 143  Page 143    Page 143 Answer Key
    Ritschard:  Page 145  Page 145    Page 145 Answer Key
     
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    This week's spelling words are: 
    mountains
    earthquakes
    volcanoes 
    tsunamis
    minerals 
    fissures
    fossils
    geysers 
       
    Other
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    __________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 6, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Practice Math facts!
     
    Science
    Check out the "Interesting Web Resources" for our new links, or go to www.IKeepBookmarks.com/Coalwell's_Class 
      
    Other
    • Duck Stamp Entry Form due this coming week
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • Please excuse my delay in posting today!
     
    March 5, 2015
    Friday is Crazy Hair Day!
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third: Page 219 Page 219 
    Fourth: Page 141 Page 141
     
    Spelling
    Test tomorrow 
    LATE Menu due tomorrow Spelling Menu
    Science
    Check out the "Interesting Web Resources" for our new links, or go to www.IKeepBookmarks.com/Coalwell's_Class 
      
    Other
    • PE shoes
    • Duck Stamp Entry Form due soon
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
     
    Comments (-1)
  • March 4, 2015
    Thursday is Wear Red and White Day!
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third: Page 217 Page 217 
    Fourth: Page 139 Page 139
     
    Spelling
    Menu due tomorrow Spelling Menu
    Test on Friday 
    Science
    Check out the "Interesting Web Resources" for our new links, or go to www.IKeepBookmarks.com/Coalwell's_Class 
      
    Other
    • Duck Stamp Entry Form due soon
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 3, 2015
    Wednesday is Crazy Sock Day!
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  OPTIONAL:  Find a half page or larger with NO paragraphs; bring it in for a RamsCash!
     
    Math
    Third: Page 215  Page 215
    Fourth: Page 137 Page 137
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Thursday  Spelling Menu
    Test on Friday 
    Science
    Check out the "Interesting Web Resources" for our new links, or go to www.IKeepBookmarks.com/Coalwell's_Class 
      
    Other
    • Please finish Schools on the Move calendar and return it by Wednesday morning at the latest!
    • Duck Stamp Entry Form due soon
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • March 2, 2015
    Tuesday is Twin Day!
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  OPTIONAL:  Find a half page or larger with NO paragraphs; bring it in for a RamsCash!
     
    Math
    Third: Page 213 Page 213 (and 214 for a RamsCash Page 214); get parent letter signed for another RamsCash!
    Farrer:  Fraction page 
    Ritschard: Page 135 Page 135
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Thursday  Spelling Menu
    Test on Friday 
    This week's spelling words are: 
    Geology
    landform
    plate tectonics
    deposition
    erosion
    processes
    forces
    natural resources
      
    Other
    • Please finish Schools on the Move calendar and return it by Wednesday morning at the latest!
    • Duck Stamp Entry Form
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 27, 2015
    Monday is Wacky Hat Day!
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Practice math facts!
     
    Other
    • Please finish Schools on the Move calendar and return it on Monday
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 26, 2015
     Dress for the Snow Treasure/Scavenger Hunt after our Winter Picnic tomorrow (we won't be out long, but it will be snowy)! 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  Add transition words to your Flowchart (due tomorrow)
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 209 Homework Page 209
    Fourth: Page 133-134 Homework Page 133  Homework Page 134
     
    Spelling
    • Late Spelling Menu due tomorrow  Spelling Menu
    • Spelling Test is also tomorrow
    Other
    • PE shoes for tomorrow
    • Parent-Teacher Conference schedule will be coming home tomorrow
    • Please finish Schools on the Move calendar and return it on Monday
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 24/25, 2015
    Please read field-trip cancellation/Winter Picnic letter! 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  Do Flowchart for one of your biographical narrative ideas (due Thursday)
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 205 Homework Page 205
     
    Spelling (please note:  we have TWO weeks for this list!)
    • Spelling Menu due February 26  Spelling Menu
    • Spelling Test is also on February 26 (since we have a field trip on February 27)
     
    Other
    • No school on Wednesday!
    • Parent-Teacher Conference schedule will be coming home on Friday.
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 23, 2015
    Please read field-trip cancellation/Winter Picnic letter! 
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell:  Do Flowchart for one of your biographical narrative ideas Narrative Flowchart
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 203 Homework Page 203
     
    Spelling (please note:  we have TWO weeks for this list!)
    • Spelling Menu due February 26  Spelling Menu
    • Spelling Test is also on February 26 (since we have a field trip on February 27)
     
    Other
    • Please wear winter-weather clothing! 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 20, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Practice your math facts 
     
    Spelling (please note:  we have TWO weeks for this list!)
    • Spelling Menu due February 26
    • Spelling Test is also on February 26 (since we have a field trip on February 27)
     
    Other
    • Sack lunch order for field trip due Tuesday, February 24
    • Please return the "Parent-Teacher Conferences" sheet
    • Please read today's "Class News" for important information about conferences and testing 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 19, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Coalwell:  Biographical Narrative sheet
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 201
    Farrer:  Practice again!
    Ritschard:  Pages 114-115 
     
    Spelling (please note:  we have TWO weeks for this list!)
    • Spelling Menu due February 26
    • Spelling Test is also on February 26 (since we have a field trip on February 27)
     
    Other
    • PE shoes
    • Field Trip permission slip due February 20
    • Please return the "Parent-Teacher Conferences" sheet
    • Please read the February 14 "Class News" for important information about conferences and testing 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 18, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 199
    Fourth:  Problem-Solving (both sides) 
     
    Spelling (please note:  we have TWO weeks for this list!)
    • Spelling Menu due February 26
    • Spelling Test is also on February 26 (since we have a field trip on February 27)
     
    Other
    • Field Trip permission slip due February 20
    • Please read the February 14 "Class News" for important information about conferences and testing 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 17, 2015
     
    Literacy
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 197
    Ritschard: Patio Plan
    Farrer:  Math book 
     
    Spelling (please note:  we have TWO weeks for this list!)
    • Spelling Menu due February 26
    • Spelling Test is also on February 26 (since we have a field trip on February 27)
    • Spelling words:
    Sprouts
    City Council
    proposal
    favor
    against
    waiver
    interest
    developer
    revenue
    incentive
     
    Other
    • PE shoes for tomorrow
    • Field Trip permission slip due February 20
    • Please read the February 14 "Class News" for important information about conferences and testing 
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 13, 2015
     
    Have a wonderful THREE-day weekend; see you on Tuesday! 
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Practice your math facts 
     
    Other
    • Book Order due Sunday online
    • Field Trip permission slip due February 20
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    • Please read this week's "Class News" for important information about conferences and testing 
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 12, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third: Page 193
    Fourth: Pages 127-128
     
    Spelling
    Menu due tomorrow
    Test is tomorrow
     
    Other
    • Bring in your valentines, if you wish to share!
    • PE Shoes
    • Book Order due tomorrow (or Sunday online)
    • Field Trip permission slip due February 20
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 11, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third: Page 191
    Fourth:
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Friday
    Test is Friday 
     
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Book Order due February 13
    • Field Trip permission slip due February 20
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 10, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third: Page 189
    Farrer: Capacity Creature 
    Ritschard:  Page 121
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Friday
    Test is Friday 
     
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Book Order due February 13
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 6, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Practice math facts
     
    Other
    • Family Read Night is February 10
    • Book Order due February 13
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 5, 2015
     
    Reading
    Farrer:  Finish pages in purple book
    Others:  Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 185-186
    Fourth: Page 119
     
    Spelling
    Late Menu due Friday
    Test is Friday
     
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Family Read Night is February 10
    • Book Order due February 13
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 4, 2015
     
    Reading
    Farrer:  Write one poem
    Others:  Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 183
    Fourth: Page 117
     
    Science
    Energy Narratives are due NOW!  
    If you haven't turned yours in yet, please do so tomorrow!
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Thursday
    Test is Friday
     
    Other
    • Family Read Night is February 10
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • February 3, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 181-182
    Fourth: Page 115
     
    Science
    Energy Narratives are due NOW!  
    If you haven't presented yet, please be ready to do so tomorrow!
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Thursday
    Test is Friday
     
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Family Read Night is February 10
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • February 2, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third:  Page 179
    Fourth: Page 113
     
    Science
    Energy Narratives are due NOW!  
    If you haven't presented yet, please be ready to do so tomorrow!
     
    Spelling
    Menu due Thursday
    Test is Friday
    This week's words:
    issue
    policy
    debate
    reason
    evidence
    argument
    solution
    choice 
     
    Other
    • Family Read Night is February 10
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 30, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Practice math facts
     
    Science
    If you haven't presented yet, please be ready to do so on Monday!
     
    Other
    • Online Book order due Sunday
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 29, 2015
     
    Reading
    Finish pages 10 and 12; Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third grade:  Pg. 177; take home old math books
    Fourth grade: Practice math facts
     
    Science
    Energy Narrative and Model presentations are tomorrow
     
    Spelling
    LATE Spelling Menu due tomorrow
    Spelling Test 1-30 
     
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Paper Book order due January 30; online due Sunday
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 28, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Practice math facts
     
    Science
    Bring Energy Model components 
     
    Spelling
    Spelling Menu due 1-29
    Spelling Test 1-30 
     
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Book order due January 30
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 27, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes! 
     
    Math
    Third grade:  No homework (review day)
    Farrer:  
    Ritschard:   
     
    Spelling
    Spelling Menu due 1-29
    Spelling Test 1-30 
    Other
    • PE Shoes
    • Book order due January 30
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 26, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
    Poetry contest entries (if you are doing this) 
     
    Math
    Third grade:  No homework (test day)
    Farrer:  Pages 110-111
    Ritschard:  Find Their Ages 
     
    Spelling
    Spelling Menu due 1-29
    Spelling Test 1-30 
    This week's works are "Tricky Endings":
    tried
    studied
    hurried
    cried
    copied
    cherries
    cities
    ponies
    babies
    bullies
    quizzes
     
    Other
    • STEM Night is tomorrow night!
    • Book order due January 30
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
    ___________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 23, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Practice your math facts
     
    Other
    • CAPS Family Letter (fourth graders) due Monday
    • STEM Night is Tuesday night (January 27)
    • Book order due January 30
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
     
    ____________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 22, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third:  Pages 211-212
    Farrer: Page 107
    Ritschard:  Page 109 
     
    No Spelling This Week
      
    Other
    • PE shoes
    • CAPS Family Letter (fourth graders) due Monday
    • STEM Night is Tuesday night (January 27)
    • Book order due January 30
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
     
    ____________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 21, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third:  Pages 209-210
    Farrer: Division page
    Ritschard:  Page 107 
     
    Literacy
    Farrer:  Finish poetry page
    Ritschard:  MLK, Jr. work (notes)
     
    No Spelling This Week
      
    Other
    • CAPS Family Letter (fourth graders) 
    • STEM Night is Tuesday night (January 27)
    • Book order due January 30
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
     
    ____________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 15, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third Grade:  Page 202
    Fourth Grade: Page 103
     
    Spelling
    Late Spelling Menu:  due Friday
    Spelling Test group:  test will be on Friday
     
    Other
    • CAPS letter for fourth graders: due Friday (only if opting out)
    • Fourth graders:  Bring recorders for music!
    • PE Shoes
    • Bring Friday Folder if you haven't yet done so!
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
     
    ____________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 14, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third Grade:  Color Graph (or page 200)
    Fourth Grade: Page 101
     
    Spelling
    Spelling Menu:  due Thursday
    Spelling Test group:  test will be on Friday
     
    Other
    • Bring in Box Tops and pull tabs!
     
    ____________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 13, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third Grade:  Pages 171-172
    Fourth Grade: Page 99
     
    Spelling
    Spelling Menu:  due Thursday
    Spelling Test group:  test will be on Friday
    LATE Spelling Menu due tomorrow!! 
     
    Other
    • Show parents your Energy Model instructions (and leave them at home; you will have another copy at school)
    • Fourth Graders:  Show your parents your Recorder letter
    • PE Shoes 
    • Bring in Box Tops!
     
    ____________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 12, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Third Grade:  Pages 169-170
    Fourth Grade: Page 97
     
    Spelling
    Spelling Menu:  due Thursday
    Spelling Test group:  test will be on Friday
     
    Other
    Show parents your website letter TODAY!  :) 
     
    Bring in Box Tops!
     
    ____________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • January 9, 2015
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes!
    Coalwell's Literacy Class:  Monday is the absolute final day to turn in your Book Review packet for Wizard or Stone Fox!
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  We took our Quick Quiz 2 today; practice math facts 
    Hyland: Practice Math facts
    Ritschard:  Practice Math facts
    Farrer:  Practice Math facts
     
    Spelling
    If you did not turn in your Spelling Menu on Friday, please do so on Monday! 
     
    Bring in Box Tops!
    Comments (-1)
  • December 12, 2014
     
    Reading
    Mrs. Farrer:  Shiloh, Chapter 10, take notes
    Everyone else:  Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  We took our Unit 2 test today; practice math facts 
    Hyland: Practice Math facts
    Ritschard:  Practice Math facts
    Farrer:  Page 77 if not finished; practice Math facts
     
    Bring in Box Tops!
    _____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • December 11, 2014
     
    Music:  Free Day on Friday!
    Bring games, toys, CDs and a snack!
    (We also earned lunch with Mrs. Harding!) 
     
    PE Shoes
    Test on Friday! 
     
    Reading
    Mrs. Farrer:  Shiloh, Chapter 9, take notes
    Everyone else:  Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  Practice math facts (test on Friday)
    Hyland: Pages 153-154 due Friday
    Ritschard:  Page 77
    Farrer:  Page 77
     
    Spelling Menu was due today; please turn it in on Friday if not in today!
    Challenge:  If you get your completed Spelling Menu in on Thursday by 3:48 p.m., you will not have spelling homework next week!
    This week's spelling words:
    energy
    electricity
    kinetic
    potential
    convert
    transfer
    turbine
    generator 
     
    Bring in Box Tops!
    _____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • December 10, 2014
     
    Junior Achievement
    Tell an adult about three things that happened during JA in a Day
     
    Reading
    Mrs. Farrer:  Shiloh, Chapter 7-8, take notes
    Everyone else:  Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  Note
    Hyland: Pages 153-154 due Friday
    Ritschard:  Math facts
    Farrer:  Math facts
     
    Spelling Menu due Thursday
    Challenge:  If you get your completed Spelling Menu in on Thursday by 3:48 p.m., you will not have spelling homework next week!
    This week's spelling words:
    energy
    electricity
    kinetic
    potential
    convert
    transfer
    turbine
    generator 
     
    Bring in Box Tops!
    _____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • December 9, 2014
     
    Reading
    Mrs. Farrer:  Shiloh, Chapter 6; Respond paper, Chapters 1-5 if not finished
    Everyone else:  Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  Math practice test, page 1 (#3, 4, and/or 5)
    Hyland: Pages 157-158
    Ritschard:  Page 75
    Farrer:  Page 75
     
    Spelling Menu due Thursday
    Challenge:  If you get your completed Spelling Menu in on Thursday by 3:48 p.m., you will not have spelling homework next week!
    This week's spelling words:
    energy
    electricity
    kinetic
    potential
    convert
    transfer
    turbine
    generator 
     
    Bring in Box Tops!
    _____________________________________________________________________
    Comments (-1)
  • December 8, 2014
     
    Reading
    Mrs. Farrer:  Shiloh, Chapter 6; Respond paper, Chapters 1-5 if not finished
    Everyone else:  Read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  Finish classwork (see note on your paper; everyone has a different paper)
    Hyland: Pages 157-158
    Ritschard:  Page 73
    Farrer:  Page 73
     
    Spelling Menu due Thursday
    This week's spelling words:
    energy
    electricity
    kinetic
    potential
    convert
    transfer
    turbine
    generator 
     
    Bring in Box Tops!
     
    Comments (-1)
  • December 5, 2014
     
    Reading
    Mrs. Hyland: Read 20 minutes
    Mrs. Coalwell:  Read 20 minutes
    Mrs. Farrer:  Shiloh, Chapter 5, take notes
    Mrs. Ritschard:  Sounder, finish book, do Response/Active Reading
     
     
    Math
    Practice your Math facts!
     
    Students in Mrs. Coalwell's Math class who have overdue work MUST get it signed and returned by Monday, please! 
     
    Late Spelling Menu due Monday
     
    Box Tops and can tabs 
     
     
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
     
     
    Comments (-1)
  • December 4, 2014
     
    Reading
    Mrs. Hyland: Read 20 minutes
    Mrs. Coalwell:  Read 20 minutes
    Mrs. Farrer:  Shiloh, Chapters 3-4, take notes
    Mrs. Ritschard:  Sounder, Chapter 7
     
    Math
    Mrs. Hyland: Pages 149-150
    Mrs. Coalwell:  Page 150 (do 5 problems with an adult)
    Mrs.  Farrer:  Practice math facts
    Mrs. Ritschard:  Pages 69-70
     
    Spelling Menu due tomorrow, if not turned in today.
     
     PE Shoes!
     
    Box Tops and can tabs 
     
     
     
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
     
     
     
     
    Comments (-1)
  • December 3, 2014
     
    Reading
    Shiloh: Chapter 2 and Literature Response sheet
    Sounder:  Chapter 6
    Read 20 minutes
     
    Math
    Hyland:  Pages 149-150
    Coalwell: Function Sheet
    Farrer and Ritschard:  Pages 67-68
     
     
    Spelling Menu due Thursday for extra credit, or Friday if you need extra time (see words below under December 1 entry!)
     
    Bring in Box Tops and Can Tabs, if you have them!
    _____________________________________________________________________ 
     
     
    Comments (-1)
  • December 2, 2014
     
    See you at Thompson Valley High School in the cafeteria at 6 p.m.!  Please wear black or dark blue!
     
    Please wear or bring shoes for P.E. tomorrow! 
     
    Reading
    Read 20 minutes
     
    Math
    No homework today; Mrs. Farrer's students have a letter for parents
     
    Spelling Menu due Thursday (see words below under December 1 entry!)
     
     
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
     
     
    Comments (-1)
  • December 1, 2014
     
    Reading
    Sounder, Ch. 5
    Shiloh, Ch. 1
    If not in those groups, read 20 minutes!
     
    Math
    Coalwell:  #7 on pg. 146
    Hyland: pgs. 173-174
    Ritschard:  Shapes (area and perimeter)
    Farrer:  took pre-test; no homework
     
    Spelling Menu due Thursday
    This week's spelling words:
    government
    local
    city
    county
    state
    national
    right
    responsibility 
     

    Practice music; wear black tomorrow night
     
    Bring in Box Tops!

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • November 25, 2014
     
    Reading:  
    Read 20 minutes  DAILY over the break
     
    Math:  
    Practice your math facts
     
    Science/Social Studies:  
    Observe the world around you!
     
    Other:
    Canned Food Drive ends Dec. 1
    Music Program: Dec. 2
    Read the Class News and your Friday Folder information
    Save your pull tabs and Box Tops!
     
    Have a happy, fun and safe Thanksgiving Break! 
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
    Comments (-1)
  • November 24, 2014
     
    Reading:
    Read 20 minutes
    Sounder, Chapter 4 (over break)
     
    Mathematics:
    Hyland = Pg. 147-148
    Coalwell = Get quiz signed
    Farrer = No homework (test today)
    Ritschard = Pg. 6/9
     
    Other:
    BIG Music practices tomorrow!
    Canned Food Drive ends Dec. 1
    Pull tabs
    Box tops 
     
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