A few announcements

Tomorrow, Thursday is the students’ music concert.  Here are a few reminders from their music teacher:

It starts at 6:30pm.  Students need to be at EDGEWOOD at 6:20 to line up – please bring them to the cafeteria at Edgewood.

Students will also be bringing their poetry books home tonight!  They worked hard on: writing many different kinds of poetry, worked on illustrating each poem, and included a few of their favorite poems they found when we did many different types of “poem hunting” with poetry books.  Ask them to share it with you!

This week

Happy Monday!  Instead of a reading log this week, students are bringing home a few articles to read and some practice questions to do with an adult at home.  It is stapled to their weekly communication sheet. This is in preparation for the state tests that students will take next week.

I will be submitting one more, optional book order this year.  Please use the link below (if interested) and submit your order by May 1st.

Click here for the scholastic book order page.

Chalkboard reminder!

Chalkboard Capers

Chalkboard Capers is a variety show presented annually by the staff of the Mounds View Education Association. The goal is to raise money for student scholarships given to graduating seniors from Irondale High School, Mounds View High School, Oak Grove High School, Area Learning Center, and Adult Basic Education. Each scholarship is for $621. The number of scholarships awarded depends on the financial success of the show. Watch a video on www.moundsviewschools.org (see chalkboard after scrolling down in the “news”) to learn more.
The 2016 show is slated for April 6-9 and you can buy tickets at the door.
Wednesday, April 6, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a great and relaxing break!  Here is what we are up to this week…..

* New spelling list and reading log – both due on Friday

* Optional spring picture day is THURSDAY – you will see an informational flyer in your students’ folder today

* The music concert is the night of April 14th – at EDGEWOOD.  A reminder flyer will be sent home soon.

* We are finishing up learning about Pompeii by reading about other “lost cities”

* We are reading Balto – by Natalie Standiford

* We are practicing cursive writing

* We are working on context clues,  and idioms

* Next week we will start a mini poetry unit

* The PTA carnival is this Friday! 5:30 – 8:00 at Sunnyside

Spirit Week Reminders!

Tuesday- Favorite sports team day
Wednesday- Wacky Wear Wednesday
Thursday- Twin Day
Friday- School Spirit Day

 

We are also having a food drive this week – if you can send any non-perishable food items to donate it would be appreciated!

 

Presidents

Students have now finished their president speeches, and have taken their test on the first five presidents.  Today was our optional contest, where students could choose to memorize more than five of the presidents in order.  We had 18 students participate!  Wow!  We had five students who knew more than 15 presidents in order, and ten students who knew between 9 and 14!  The extra effort and time taken outside of school to prepare was fun and exciting to see today.

I did video tape each speech, and will be sending each individual video to parent email addresses listed in TSIS.  I will have this done within a week.

 

Fitbit Questions

Happy Wednesday!  Here are some more facts about the fitbits:

– It is true!  After the month long grant project, students ARE able to keep the fitbits that they have received through this Unicef grant.  They will also be getting a charger at the end of the month.  We hope students will continue to use these and to continue to stay active!

– They are NOT waterproof – they are water resistant….I encourage my students to have a safe place at home, and to use this same place anytime they take it off.

– The batteries will wear out faster if they are checking their steps too much, or playing with it.

Here is the Unicef Kid Power Video