March 11-15

Hey Folks!

First of all I want to thank you all for your continued support!  Thank you to Henry’s family for Snack last week.  We are in need of snacks. Please get on Track it forward to sign up .  Your kiddos will very much appreciate the healthy snacks!

We have got a busy week !

We are continuing our study on South America.  Level 1 will make a map of South America and label the countries. Levels 1-2 will pick a South American country to research.

Tuesday is our field trip to the Union Station. We will be leaving the school at 12:30. Jen Whetton  is Kindly helping me out with carpool. If your child needs a ride please let me know so we can make sure all has transportation to and from the field trip.

Tuesday evening…

Big picture

During literacy week students can bring books for the book swap. This is a great opportunity to share books with one another. Secondly, each student should bring in a picture of the cover of their favorite book to hang on the art strip outside of their classroom. If printing a picture is not an option, your student can draw the cover. We would like our older students, specifically Upper El and Jr. High, to include a short summary of their book and what they liked about it. We want students to be able to walk around the school and see books that they might be excited to read!

Throughout the week we encourage students to be reading at home and at school. Our literacy committee created a beautiful tree in the front of the school. Each time a student reads a book, they get to add a leaf to the tree. Please encourage your student to spend time at home reading lots of books! We want our tree to be full of leaves!

Lastly, we will have a read-a-thon on Friday from 10:00-11:00am. Students are encouraged to bring books from home to enjoy. Please no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals.

We will have professional development on Friday, March 15th. Students will be released at 1:00pm.Don’t forget, there is no school for students on Monday, March 18th as our professional development continues.

Looking ahead:

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week

3/12/19 — MMA Board Meeting and MMA’s Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/14/19 — End of Quarter

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

4/8/19- 5/10/19 –State testing (dates and times differ per class)

4/22/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

4/22-24/19 — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior High Play

 Thanks so much,
MS. APRIL

February 25-29

Hello Families!!

First of all I want to say thank you thank you for your continued support in our classroom.

Thank you for those of you who have brought in snack this past week.

The Gala event is coming up.  Each class is putting together a themed basket for this event.  Our is themed Fun and Games.  PLEASE donate anything that would fit along with this theme so we can assemble the baskets and raffle them off! Ideas: deck of cards, Uno, Skibbo, fun family games, Pass the Pigs , iTunes gift cards for online games, travel games, game night snacks, candies, popcorn, activity pads (cross word, sudoko, mad libs, etc), gift cards to local bowling allies or mini golf places, etc. 

Please bring in any donated items to Mrs. April’s room no later than March 1st!

 This week:I                                                                                                                      Ask your kids what they learned and what was their favorite!

Tuesday February 26th.  Come support our kids in our School wide Spelling Bee.    Lower Elementary.   9:00am-10:00am

              Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

We get to play with Dinos later that afternoon.

Wednesday February 27th.  WSU story telling.

This week is History week. We will be looking at Native Americans and different American artist.  Notice our Frank Lloyd Wright “Stained glass” as you drop your kids off . We will also learn about different types of Birds.

Spelling:  Lists are coming home Monday.

 

Coming UP

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Ski Night at Powder Mt.

3/5/19 — 7th and 8th grade History Fair

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week

3/12/19 — MMA Board Meeting and MMA’s Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/14/19 — End of Quarter

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

4/22-24/19 — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior High Play

Some have asked about planned  Field trips.
Here is what is on the calendar….

Tuesday, March 12  Union Station on 25th street.

Thursday, May 2 -Clark Planetarium. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 20-February 22

Hey all you amazing parents!!!

I SO enjoyed meeting with you all last week!

GALA EVENT!!!

In an effort to help this event raise money, each class is putting together a themed basket and ours is themed: Fun and Games!  PLEASE donate anything that would fit along with this theme so we can assemble the baskets and raffle them off! Please bring in any donated items to Mrs. April’s room no later than March 1st! Some ideas for this basket can be:
deck of cards, Uno, Skibbo, fun family games, Pass the Pigs, itunes gift cards for online games, travel games, game night snacks, candies, popcorn, activity pads (cross word, sudoko, mad libs, etc), gift cards to local bowling allies or mini golf places, etc.
 2/21/19 Last day to purchase Powder Mountain Ski pass!!

This is a shorter post this week to serve as a reminder for whats coming up .

2/21/19 – Parent Ed Night on Executive Functioning

2/25/19 – History Week

2/26/19 – Schoolwide Spelling Bee

We encourage all individuals at our school, grades 1-9, to participate in this wonderful experience. Although this experience is open to our students 1-9, only students in grades 3-8 can qualify for the State Wide Spelling Bee.Lower Elementary: 9:00am-10:00am

Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

3/1/19 — MMA Ski night at Powder Mountain

Tickets will be on sale Wednesday-Friday from 1:30pm-7:00pm. Ski night tickets will only be available for purchase during PTC and must be purchased with CASH ONLY. Gala tickets will continue to be on sale until March 10th and can be purchased with a card or cash during PTC.

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

Thanks so much !

Ms. April

February 11-February 15

Hello Families!!

 

We have a busy busy week before us! But first…..

Just A Reminder:

Hoodies

We continued to have an issue with hoodies. Per our dress code, it states, “Outerwear: Outerwear is defined as anything worn over the standardized dress, such as, but not limited to: hoodies, jackets, and coats. Students shall not be allowed to wear any type of hood/hoodie inside the school building. Nothing offensive on outerwear is allowed, such as images, sayings, artwork, music groups, etc.” Please enforce this with your student as this is against our school’s dress code and your student will be written up.

Smart Watches

In our day and age, smart phones and smart watches are in and are often a necessity. We want to assure you that all classrooms are equipped with phones; therefore, students should not have their phones or smart watches on during the school day. Per our Electronic Resources Policy, ” Students may not have electronic devices in their possession during the School day or at School-sponsored activities unless approved by the Director.” Please enforce this with your student as this is against our school’s electronic resource policy and your student will be written up.

 

This Week!!

Parent Teacher Conferences are this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:30pm-7:00pm. Students will be released at 1:00pm each day.  If you haven’t signed up, Please get on track it forward and sign up for a time. Don’t forget the book fair is open during conferences, in the library. Come check it out!

Valentines!  

For Valentines day, it is an early out day.  So we will have a morning work cycle that will last until 10:00. We will do a couple of Valentines activities before our recess/ finial clean – up.  We will have our Valentines Exchange at 12:30 and release at 1:00.  Please remember that we do have children with allergies to Nuts, dairy ,seeds and eggs.  Children are free to bring any boxes or bags to collect valentines. We have 25 students in our class.

Coming Up!

2/13-15/19 — Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 — Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:00-8:00pm

2/20/19 — Box Top Store

2/21/19 — Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

We encourage all individuals at our school, grades 1-9, to participate in this wonderful experience. Although this experience is open to our students 1-9, only students in grades 3-8 can qualify for the State Wide Spelling Bee.Lower Elementary: 9:00am-10:00am

Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

3/1/19 — MMA Ski night at Powder Mountain

Tickets will be on sale Wednesday-Friday from 1:30pm-7:00pm. Ski night tickets will only be available for purchase during PTC and must be purchased with CASH ONLY. Gala tickets will continue to be on sale until March 10th and can be purchased with a card or cash during PTC.

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

Thanks so much !

Ms. April

February 4- February 8

Thanks:

Thank you to those who have brought snack to the class. It is very much appreciated. Our snacks are low. If you are able, please sign up in  Track it forward for dates you can bring it in.

It’s official ! I, Ms. April will be the New lead teacher! I am so excited to take this role and have many exciting plans for the future of these amazing kids! Education is a lifelong process. It’s a journey and an adventure!

Let me share a little about myself so you know who you have in trusted your peeps to. I graduated from Weber State University with a BS degree. I have homeschooled for the past 14 years and taught in a local common wealth school classes in the U.S. Constitution, Shakespeare, Pyramid Project – finding truth through science and mathematics, and various sciences. Before that I headed up children classes for boys, “The Knights of Freedom”, and girls, “Liberty girls”.

When I am not in the classroom, I love learning from nature! I love hiking, backpacking, and biking. I love to learn about different cultures and have traveled a bit. I love art and music and dabble in both. My home is an ongoing art project!

This new adventure may have a few bumps in the beginning …middle….etc. But doesn’t every good adventure worth telling?! Thank you for joining me in this epic one!

Expectations:

I want to set clear expectations for the children that you as parents can help with  at home. We have work cycles that give the children plenty of time to complete a number of works. I will be going over these expectations and how your child is doing and how we as parent and mentor can help your child reach their potential. If you have not signed up for PT conferences, please do so or make arrangements with me.

This week:

Spelling: Words will be handed out Monday

Writing: I will be introducing a new writing program this week.  Lvl 1 will begin with copy work along with Narration exercises. Lvls 2 will have copy work, narration and dictation. Lvl 3 will be working with Narrations and dictation.

Cultural Studies: Lvl 1- Cardinal directions and standard measure of time.         Lvl 2 – Earthquakes and Roman #’s . Lvl3- Sun’s energy and Roman#’s.

Please ask questions about what and how they learned.

Thanks all !

Ms. April

Save the Date:

2/3/19 – Open Enrollment Closes

2/13/19 – PTCs, early release  https://trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458053

2/14/19 – Valentines day! We will do a valentine exchange !

2/14/19 – PTCs, early release https://trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458055

2/15/19 – PTCs, early release https://trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458056

2/18/19 – School closed

2/19/19 – Classic Skate Night 5-8:30pm

2/20/19 – Box Top Store

2/21/19 – Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 – School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

2/25/19 – History Week

3/1/19 – MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room/ski night at powder Mt.

3/11-15/19 – Literacy Week ( School-wide events)

3/12/19 – Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 – Professional Development ( Early Release)

3/18/19 – Professional Development ( No School)

3/21/19 – The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 – State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 – 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

 

Jan 28-Feb 1st: Big changes on the horizon!

Hello families! Welcome to another amazing week in Ms. April’s class!

Thanks:

Big thanks this week to Shelby’s, Ruben and Carter’s family for help with snack this week! We very much appreciate your support and continued contributions to the class!

Recap:

Last week was rough with Ms. Taylor in and out with flu, but we started our fun run campaign last week and it has been so fun! Make sure you are updating your pledge information online at www.funrun.com so we can keep track of everything. If you have any questions please get in touch with us. We are so excited to be hosting our very first fun run! We also passed out information and word lists from the school spelling bee last week as well. Specific dates for the spelling bee are at the end of this blog under: upcoming.

This week:

We have some big changes happening in our class this week that we want everyone to be aware of! We have a permanent teacher starting with us on Wednesday! Ms. April has decided to step up and take the position as lead teacher. This is such exciting news and we are so happy to be able to share it with you. With this happening, my last day (Ms. Taylor) will be Tuesday. Never fear I am a regular sub at the school and I’m sure I will run into you guys in the halls!  Ms. April and I have already begun transitioning her as the lead teacher so this will be a smooth and natural transition for the students.  With that in mind be sure to check in with your child and maybe even have a conversation with them so we are all on the same page. We will be working with the students the beginning of this week as well to help them along.

Parent teacher conferences are coming up pretty quick and we can’t wait to meet with all of you and show you what we’ve been up to! To sign up for a conference please follow the link to our track it forward page and sign up for a date!

Feb 13th: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458053

Feb 14th: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458055

Feb 15th: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458056

Upcoming events:

1/29/19 — Chili Cook-off

1/31/19 — Crow Canyon Final Payment due (Jr. High field trip)

2/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Fun Run

2/3/19 — Open Enrollment Closes

2/13-15/19 — Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 — Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:00-8:00pm

2/20/19 — Box Top Store

2/21/19 — Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room/ ski night at powder Mt.

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

Jan 21st-Jan 25th

Hello families!
Thanks:
Big thanks to Karlyn and Carter’s family for helping out with snack this week! We are grateful for your support in helping us keep bellies full and minds engaged.
Recap:
We had such an amazing week with all of our STEM activities and assemblies! We learned a lot and had some fun while doing it; which is a win/win! Well done to our students that brought in their projects and presented on scientists, the scientific method and the laws of motion. We saw some pretty amazing stuff!
This coming week:
As things settle back into routine we are moving on from STEM, with literacy activities, and focusing on math facts, reading comprehension and more. Our spelling will resume this week and words are listed below. Our grace and cutesy this week is showing appreciation and showing respect.
Words:
Apples: (Beginning sounds only)
Shovel, Chair, Wheel, Thumb, Shark, Chick, Whale, Thimble, Shave, Chin
Oranges: net, pen, leg, peg, pet, ten, jet, beg, men, hen,
Bananas: giant, gave, card, center, circle, gym, cell, cub, gem, code,
Limes: less, green, sleep, clean, feet, mean, speak, sweep, week, jeep,
Blueberries: watch, walk, tall, wand, small, wash, chalk, also, calm, wasp,
Watermelons: doctor, rather, solar, father, motor, collar, mirror, after, mother, rumor,
Plum: stranger, cleaner, earliest, harshest, earlier, emptiest, quietest, trickier, murkier, shinier,
Snack:
We have the following weeks available if you can/want to donate snack for the class: Feb 4th-8th , Feb 18th-22nd,  Mar 4th-8th, Mar 11th-15th, Mar 18th-22nd, Mar 25th-29th, Apr 8th-12th, Apr 15th-19th, Apr 29th-May 3rd,   

May 6th-10th, May 20th-24th,
Thanks families!
Gala:
Our 8th annual Gala is coming up, it’s one of the biggest fundraising nights of the year. Tickets can be purchased at this site: https://squareup.com/store/mapa-9/
We will be collecting items for a themed basket, anything you can donate to help out is appreciated. These baskets are assembled and then taken to the event where they are auctioned off. All the money goes back to the school so it’s important to get as much donated as we can. Our theme for our class basket is: fun and games. We are looking for things a family can do for game night that would fit in a basket. Please get in touch with April or I, if you have any questions.
Accountability:
As we move into a steady routine with getting works done during specific times of the day and making sure we are on task, you may see somethings come home or notice more communication from us as we strive to help every student reach their full potential. If there is any advice you can offer or a system that works better for your child we would love to hear from you. We all have the same common goal for our students, which is to see them succeed. Thanks for your continued support.

 

Up and Coming Stuff:

1/21/19 — MLK Jr. Day (No School); Open Enrollment Opens

1/29/19 — Chili Cook-off

1/31/19 — Crow Canyon Final Payment due

2/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Fun Run

2/3/19 — Open Enrollment Closes

2/13-15/19 — Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 — Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:00-8:00pm

2/20/19 — Box Top Store

2/21/19 — Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

January 14th-18th: Hooray for STEM Week!!!

Hello families!

We wanted to thank Henry’s mom Gloria for coming in to help out with work cycle Monday and bringing snack last week! We always appreciate your hep and support.
If you would like to sign up to bring snack please sing up on track it forward or let Ms. Taylor or Ms. April know so we can make note of it. Please keep in mind when it comes to snack we have to consider classroom allergies and we ask that no peanut-butter, nuts, or egg products come in! We always appreciate fresh fruit, crackers of any kind and pretzels seem to be a big hit.
Recap:
To recap last week we had some really amazing science lessons with Ms. April about seeds and plant parts. We planted our own pea seeds in class and taped them to the window in zip top bags so we can watch them grow and develop. Feel free to come by and take a look, you can see them from the front of the school or come by the room and check it out! We had some great math lessons with the stamp game and have been working on a lot of review lately since we are still coming off of winter vacation brain. We watched a clip on the laws of motion, had a student presentation on it, and wrote about it for our weekly writing prompt. It was a busy week.
Homework:
Some of you may have noticed that homework got sent home last week. The students are given several hours a day to practice the skills we learn in lessons and have daily expectations of work that is due in the morning and in the afternoon. I start the day by explaining what I need from them during the work cycle we are about to start, then I write it on the board and write what time it’s due (usually 11:15am or 2:15pm). April and I will circulate the room and check on works, as well as remind students of the work they need to complete and redirect students that are off task. To be perfectly transparent, I expect a math work, a language work, their spelling work for the day and if we have a writing prompt I do want them to work on that. If they finish, there are several other things listed on the board for them to work on. If they don’t finish I have begun sending home notices of works that are not completed for them to finish at home. It is not my intention to take up their afternoon with homework, and I always hate to send it, but April and I are in the process of teaching some accountability to our students about managing their time wisely. We appreciate your help and support as we learn together through this process. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact April or myself.
STEM Week:
STEM Week starts this week and we are so excited to be taking part in seeing all the projects throughout the school, going to fun and informative assemblies and have a real hands on experience and celebration of science! We have grade level planetarium assemblies going on at the school as well as chemistry lessons and Scales and Tales visiting Friday! All projects are due Friday, feel free to bring them in as you are finishing them and I can store them in my office.
Imagine Learning:
We have papers that are going to be coming home with your child’s imagine learning passwords and login information on it. The school wide expectation is that all students complete 45 minutes a week on these programs. We are working with them Tuesday mornings in class, but if students are able to work on it at home this would help out immensely! Please keep an eye out for this information! Hopefully it will be in their backpacks this week.

January 7-11

Hey everyone! Welcome to the second week of the new year!

Last week we did a lot of review about classroom rules, procedures, grace,  courtesy and what the expectation is. It was good to review after being gone for so long on winter break. A lot of amazing stories came back this last week. It was neat hearing about what everyone got up to over break.
This week we are back on our spelling words! The following is the list for this week:
Apple (beginning sounds only):
 whale, whistle, thimble, thorn, thought, whisker, thumb, wheel, thermos,   thirteen
Oranges: pot, dog, cot, hop, log, frog, top, jog, pop, hot
Bananas: three, shrink, threw, square, shrank, squash, squint, squawk, squeeze, throne
Limes: fruit, suit, bloom, broom, dude, smooth, built, juice, skunk, crust
Blueberries: claw, draw, haul, yawn, raw, drawn, shawl, haunt, law, vault,
Watermelon: total, novel, vowel, special, cancel, couple, pencil, jewel, metal, fragile
Plum: afterward, forearm, predate, afternoon, preseason, postseason, preposition, postwar, preoccupied, foreword,
A letter/email was sent home to all families about home projects, if you have not begun work on them yet please do so. If you need more information please feel free to contact Mrs. Taylor. Our work continues in class with laws of motion and simple machines this week. We have several discussions, short video clips, and writing prompts to help cement these theories coming up.
Our two grace and courtesy goals this week are focusing on yourself & Ignoring Distractions. We work on one for two days and then move on learning why it’s important and how we can help be better people.
Some of you have asked about volunteering in the classroom. We thank you so much for your continued support. If we have opportunities become available we will be sure to publish them on track it forward and accompany it with an email. If you wish to help out you can always sign up to bring snack, information can be found on this at the same website:
Calendar items:

1/8/19 – MMA Board Meeting

1/10/19 – End of 2nd Quarter

1/11/19 – School closed for Students, All day professional learning

1/14/19 – STEM Week begins

1/18/19 – Intent to Return Closes/ Home Projects Due

Jan 3rd & 4th

Happy New Year friends!

We hope your winter vacation and holiday was restful! This is just a reminder that we will come back to school Thursday January 3rd. Since this is a shortened week (two days) we will not resume spelling words again until next week, Jan 7-11. Please be on the lookout for the words in next week’s blog.

April and I want to say thank you to everyone for the lovely send off before winter break, we had all kinds of lovely things, treats, handmade cards from everyone before we went to break. We very much appreciate the show of love and support from you guys!

Another huge thanks to the families that volunteered, donated or helped out in some other way for the class party before break. It was a huge success and the kids had such a great time. Thank you again for being a part of this with us!

As we move into the new year, here are some things to be aware of.

I (Ms. Taylor) am continuing on with the class through the next few weeks, as soon as that changes I will let you know so that we can move the students into the final transition with their new permanent teacher together.

Aside from Ms. Rosie’s amazing job helping us deep clean the kitchen, we deep cleaned the room on Friday and will continue to do so every Friday at the end of the day. During winter vacation the carpets were cleaned and the floors were waxed so our room will be the cleanest it’s been since school started! I don’t know about you guys but I’m excited to go back to a clean space! Yay!

I wanted to mention, for those of you that are not aware, we have a severe nut allergy in our classroom and are trying to encourage our students to wash their hands before coming into the room. Please help us by having children wash hands at home after they pack lunches. Unfortunately even having contact with a surface that another student has touched could be hazardous for our allergic student. We thank you for your help with this matter. We will be checking everyone every morning when they arrive to help keep everyone in the room safe. Side bar, this should also help cut back on the spread of germs!

All water bottles and lunch boxes went home Friday as well, we are trying to keep those going home for regular washing/sanitizing. Please make sure to check your child’s backpack and wash these bottles before they are returned to school. Thanks!

The deadline for the home projects is creeping up! Friday January 18th all student projects will be due for our S.T.E.M. fair. More information can be found in the first blog post titled ‘Home Projects.’ If you need more information please let me know. I am trying to get something ready to send home with information on it as well. Please do not bring projects in until the week of Jan 14-18.

We look forward to seeing all the students later this week as we start 2019! Have a safe and Happy New Year everyone! See you soon!