Wax Museum

Don’t forget that the Wax Museum is this Thursday for the students in the 700 building and Friday for Students in the 500 building. Students should come dressed with clothes underneath IF they are dressing like their character.

Parents will be welcomed into the classes from 8:45-9:45 to listen to their biographies. Please be sure that you sign in at the office.

A few things to keep in mind-
1. Everything that you will see and hear was done by the students with some guidance from the teacher. Some students requested/needed more guidance than others.
2. All work, including rough drafts will be present so that the writing process is evident.
3. It can get loud and be difficult to hear more quiet students, so please be aware of this and try to keep all voices to a whisper.
4. Students are at many different levels of learning, so the biographies will look similar, yet various levels may be evident. We are focusing on the growth of each individual!
5. Feed back for the students is critical. Start with a positive, give a tip, and end with a Thank you!

We look forward to having you enter our Wax Museum…where biographies come to life!


Upcoming Testing Dates

April 22-23-LM Writing (Dual Immersion)

April 30-May 1-Writing (English)

May 7th-Reading Lexile (English)

May 9th-Reading Lexile (Dual Immersion)

May 13-14-Math

Halloween Costume Parade

Please note that students may wear Halloween Costumes for our Costume Parade ONLY on Friday, October 26. The Halloween Costume Parade will begin at 8:30 am to 9:30 am on the blacktop after teachers have taken attendance. Students must follow the following guidelines:

  • NO masks or makeup, weapons (fake guns, swords, sickles, etc. or props (broomsticks, light savers, etc.).
  • Costumes are to be tastefull and appropriate (no foul language or messages).
  • Blood, guts, and gore are not allowed.
  • Wear costumes on top of their clothes and remove after the parade. For safety purposes, students will not be allowed to go to the bathroom to change.
  • Costumes must not require teacher or parent assistance.
  • Students are responsible for the care of their costumes. The school is not responsible for costumes that are lost or damaged.

Thank you for your support!

Pastries with Parents

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

8:30 am – 9:00 am Visit your child’s classroom

9:00 am – 9:30 am Enjoy coffee and pastries on the grass area with the Principal, Vice Principal, and PTA

Hope you can make it!

Recess and Snacks


Please be sure that children can open and close their own snacks at recess.  They have a very limited time to play/eat.  Trying to open snacks can take away from that time causing them to get frustrated and throw the snacks away rather than to try to open them.  It might be a good idea to practice at home.  Another great suggestion is to cut a small notch in the snack so that they can easily tear it.  When they have tried to use their teeth and take it to a friend or adult, it is very unsanitary.  Anything that can be done to help them prior to arriving at school would be much appreciated!

Please also remind them that we do not share our snacks at school.  As kind as that is, the school does not allow any sharing due to allergies and germs (from licking fingers and more).

Thank you for your support!

Learning for the week!

This week in class: 
Reading:   Characters Facing Challenges

Essential Question: What can we learn when we face problems?

In this unit, students will read and compare selections featuring different characters who work to resolve problems.

Math:  We’re moving to a new Module! This module will focus on addition and subtraction of length units.

  • Students will be using standard and nonstandard to measure various objects.
  • Students will measure and compare to determine how much longer one object is to another.
  • Students will solve addition and subtraction problems using a ruler.

Writing:   Students are becoming better writers as they are going through the writing process!  Although we are finishing up narrative, we will continue to practice and review this genre throughout the school year.


Thank you for your support!