Hello Dear Parents,

We are in our second week of  February and close to another long weekend. Some of you know that last week our STEM Fair was canceled due to some of our teachers been sick . So we all agree that this week we will have it on tomorrow Monday. Just to clarify information the Fair is only for our students in the Lower Elementary classes. We appreciate all of your tremendous effort to make this projects happened for your children , but at this time we want to have our students only to present and to get to see the other students projects.

We also would like to remind you about our coming Friendship Party on Thursday . Please take a look at the Track it Forward page and sign up with your donation. Your children are going to be happy to share sometime with you.

We are also in need of some snacks for this week. I will creating another snack sign up to see if you could help with the snack for a day or two since we are having our party that day everything changes.

A friendly reminder about our proximate Gala Event. MAPA is putting together baskets with donations for the silent auction. Our classroom theme is Barbecue items. Anything barbecue will be great if you wish to donate . You can bring it to our classroom or contact MAPA and bring it directly to them. The school will appreciate it!

Talking about donations does anyone have a loose spoon to donate to our classroom? Please bring it! the children keep asking for them, we only have one .

We are going to be busy this week with Presidents Day activities, Multiplication for Third Level, two digit addition an subtraction for First level and Rounding for Second Level. We introduce music and movement to our daily routine and has been great for those days of indoor recess as well to learn some math. We also introduced Cursive for second and third level and Creative Writing .

Thank you again for all that you do! We appreciate you!  Room Five Parents rock!!

Ms. Pat and Mr Zoelan.

02.02.2020

Welcome February!

Dear Parents,

Can you believe it? We are already in February! I always think that when February begins March is just around the corner as this month always goes by so very fast….

Thank you to all of the parents that supported us this past Thursday with the Chili Cook of. It was great!

We start a new month and we continue with the new lessons and activities . We are getting into coin equivalences- pennies, nickels, and dimes to $1), Money Word Problems, estimation of lengths(in, ft, cm, m) to say a few of the new lessons.

We are also in our STEM Week and we are anticipating all of the wonderful projects that you have work so hard with your children. Please remember to send the projects starting this Monday February 3d to the school.

We notice that the classroom doesn’t have some utensils for the children to use for lunch , so if you have some spoons and forks that you would like to donate to the classroom we will appreciate it.

Snacks are fine for this week ,thank you to a parent that donated apples and oranges this past week . For now we will consume what we have and I will let you know when we will need more.

Some reminders to look forward for you are:

  • No school Monday the 17th,
  • Classic Skate Night Friday the 21st,
  • School wide Spelling Bee Tuesday the 25th,
  • Literacy Night Thursday the 27th

I will be working with the class for the Spelling Bee. Please remember to practice at home with your children. Two students from our class will be selected to participate on the contest on February 25th.

Thank you again for all that you do! We appreciate you!

Ms Pat and  Mr Zoelan.

 

01.26.2020

Thank you!

Dear Parents,

We started with a rough week but Thank you!  to all of you that took the time to talk to your children, this week we ended with a very good and peaceful Friday. I appreciate some of you that send kind notes to me and Mr Zoelan.

We are getting close to our STEM Week, for you that still have some questions about the projects please ask me .

Also This week is our Fundraiser Chili Cookout! Please come and support our school! Last year was a great success and many have great and yummi Chili recipes that I personally really enjoy!

Talking about fundraising this year for the GALA Fundraising , one of the biggest of the year ,MAPA is creating baskets for the Silent Auction. Our basket is Griller’s Delight! Cook books, charcoal, grilling tools, marinades, wood chips, wood planks, mitts, ext. If you think you can contribute to create this basket , please bring it to the school or contact the MAPA President . The school will appreciate it . 

This week we are going to be:  Rounding to the Nearest 1000 third level – Money Word Problems 1-2 level – Learning Kindness.  Kindness activities , whole class lesson.  Review Homophones , Pronoun and Interjection.  Rock Cycle and Types. Some of the lessons and activities.

I also created another Track it Forward  sign up for this week’s snacks. Please take a look .

Thank you again for all you do for our classroom.

with our appreciation,

Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.

 

 

Hello Dear Parents,

Another week past and we are in the middle of January… wait! …  it wasn’t yesterday when we say Happy New Year?

Well, we are moving forward and we keep adding in knowledge and new lessons for all levels. We are having fun learning about Tectonic Plates , Volcanoes and liquid measurement. Third level is also having new writing workshops and learning how to put ideas into words.

This week we will learning about compass rose/town game/map symbols,volcanoes (parts and types),classified nomenclature- mountains (types of and parts of). Pronoun and conjunction key experience. Word Problems , strategies, how to etc. Multiplication with same denominator for Second and Third level, Intro to Money for third level.

We also wanted to remind you about our Chili Cookout activity. January 30th 5:30-7:00 pm. Please sign up to participate with one of the winner recipes!!

We will be ok this week with snack. I will post a new sign up sheet for next week.

Friday we are going to continue with our reading and I am asking again to bring a pillow for the activity.

Again if you have any questions , please ask me!

Regards,

Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.

Hello Dear Parents,

Some of you have been asking about the STEM Fair Project. I have the information as follows:

For the STEM Fair home project, we will ask that your child create a science presentation. We want to treat our STEM Fair not as a general “Science Fair,” but rather a celebration of science. Students will do a project using the scientific method. This science celebration presentation is not limited to just a tri-board. Some ideas include, but are not limited to:

Poster or tri-fold board
Brochure
Hands-on experiment with write-up
Experiment demonstration by student (must be able to show over and over)
Create a board game
Video (Example: Make their own Bill Nye)
Performance or skit
Diorama
Create a book
Create a lesson or work

STEM Fair is the week of February 3d.

I have also created a list of snacks that you can sign up. Is in the Track It Forward . Please take a look.

We did fairly good the first week of class. I see a lots of the students been engage and ready to learn. That is great! I hope we will continue like this this week. Third grade was introduced to new lessons and systems to help them to transition into four grade. Thay are growing!

Teachers were in a very intensive training for a new reading program, that I see will bring lots of progress to our students.

This week some of the new lessons are Geometry for Third Grade learning the Parts of a Polygon.  Folding/ Faulting of the earth and  Earthquakes for Second Grade and First Grade learn to order objects by length.

We are starting our new term this Monday and I wish everyone the best. We, the teachers are trying our best.

We thank you for your support as always!

Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.

 

 

 

01.03.2020

Welcome 2020!

Dear Parents , Happy New Year!

We are happy coming back to normal routine after a couple of weeks at home. I hope that you all have a happy, rested and fun time with your families!

I am, as well Zoelan our co teacher, very grateful for your kindness. Thank you for the cute gifts and yummi treats we received during the end of the year holidays. We really appreciate it!

As we start a new term in school and going towards the end of the year there are some friendly reminders :

  • -Please send your children dress accordingly for the weather, they will go outside to play even when snowing unless is too cold. (20 F or less)
  • We are going to be working on Grace and Courtesy during our first two weeks coming back to school. Please remind your children about being courteous at school and following rules and routines.
  • There is not school this coming Friday for Staff training. School resume normal again next Monday.
  • The Jr. High concert is rescheduled for Thursday  January 9th at 5:30 pm.
  •  MAPA potluck social is also the same day Thursday January 9th at 5:30 pm in the little Gym. Please come and get to know other parents and board members and share your ideas for 2020.
  • If you want to help your children at home we are going to have lessons on Geometry for the three levels this coming week:  Geometric Solids  1 level, Polygons 2 level, Parts of a polygon 3 level. We will also review land and water forms- lake and island, cape and bay, peninsula and gulf ( 1st level) and major water forms and dry land ( second and third level). In Math we will review Fractions for third level and Fraction Naming 2 level. Stamp game addition two digit for 1st level and three digit for 2 level. If you have any questions please fell free to send me a message!
  • We are also going to start the snack sign up for the next week . I think we will be fine this week.

Thank you again for your support for our classroom, we had a wonderful time with the children and all the parents that were able to come for our Holiday Party. We hope that we created some fun memories for the year. We will continue to have fun, that is the idea 😉

Have a wonderful weekend and  new week !

Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.

Dear Parents,

The end of the year is almost here! Many things happening for all of us and there is not much time to rest.

Please remember to take time with your children and breath! play a little game, unwind at the end of the day and feel the magic of the season and if possible go to bed early.

We are having a Holiday Party!! We just planned it with the class and we would like to all of you to come and be part of it!

Party Day is Tuesday December 17th from 11:30 am -1:00 pm.

The Party will be here in the classroom and we will have some surprises from some of the children and staff. We would also ask if any one of you would like to participate in the program that you can reach out to me and let me know. We are looking for someone that play an instrument or know magic tricks , singing etc.

The idea is to have hot cocoa with marshmallows , making individual gram crackers gingerbread houses to take home, a music and talent show and a game.

We will need some donations for the gingerbread houses and the hot cocoa. I will create an event in Track it Forward and you can go to sign up!

Since there is just a few more days for school just a friendly reminder that school will be out next week on the 20th and that they will be going home early (1:00 pm) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Parent / Teacher Conferences.

I hope that you all can come and share with the class some ” holiday cheer” and continue on at home this holiday season.

I as the teacher and Mr Zoelan, we appreciate you and we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Regards,

Ms. Pat and Mr Zoelan.

 

 

Hello Dear Parents,

I hope that you had  fantastic Thanksgiving in the company of family and friends! I hope you were able to enjoy great food, rest and fun!

Now that we are coming back to our normal routine I wanted to touch base with you and give you a few reminders:

The cold has arrive and so is the snow. Please send your children dressed accordingly. The weather has to be below 20 degrees for them NOT to go outside. Other than that, they need to have the time to refresh for a long six hours in school.  Also please remember to  to send your children’s ” inside shoes” that helps to keep the classroom clean as we do a lot of work on the floor.

We are working more and also we are in the process of testing before the end of the term. Please have a normal routine for going to bed with your children. School age children needs a least 9-11 hrs of sleep per day. They also need a prep time of one hour before they go to bed off of any distractions like TV, Tablet, Computers , Video Games, Phones etc.  that can actually not allow them to have a more restful sleep. Please plan accordingly.

Also snacks are going to be low as we start the new week. I you would like to donate , please send me a message. Most of the perishable items were gone by the end of last week as we needed it to clean up the fridge. I will create a Track it Forward sheet for parents to sign up in the future.

Elementary Winter Concert in planned for Monday, the 9th at 5:30. The children have been practicing for it, they will be very happy for you to come and support them.

Please remember to sign up for Parent- Teacher Conference, they time will go fast!

We are hoping to have a Holiday Party before the end of the next break. I am thinking for December 19th from 11 am – 1:00 pm. I will have another sign up sheet with Track it Forward  for everyone to been able to participate. If you have any ideas of what to do please send me a note. I will love to see what are your ideas!

Again , thank you for your constant support to our classroom!

Regards,

Ms.Pat.

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

As the time approaches and we have a few things to do with the class and the school, I wanted to tell you that I have decided to cancel our Gratitude Feast for this Friday. I appreciate you very much and I know that you have been very generous donating your time, money and effort to our school lately. If you think it is alright, we could have a Gratitude Feast in December before we go in the end of the year break. Please come back to me with your ideas and opinion.

Our class will participate in the International Festival this Friday and would be great to see you coming to support your children. The schedule for the groups are : 1:15-1:30 pm Level 1s  –   1:30-1:45 pm Level 2s    –  1:45-2:00 pm level 3s

I also wanted to remind you that all the Home projects are due by Friday this week to been able to participate at the International Festival.

The office has asked us to tell you that you need to create an account as a parent with ASPIRE. All new and returning students next year registration will be done through this website. We appreciate you understanding.

Parent and Teacher conference sign up is coming tomorrow for you to sign up . You will need to go to Track It Forward and look for Ms.Pat P/T Conferences.  Parent / Teacher conferences will be in December 17th -19th.

And just a friendly reminder that next week the 25th-26th is Teacher Compensation Day and there is NOT school as well the 27th-29th for Thanksgiving Break.

Returning on December 2nd, you may want to look forward to December 9th Elementary Concert and School wide Art Show at 5:30 pm . and December 10th Box Top Store from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Thank you again for everything you do , as always you rock!!

Ms.Pat.

 

 

 

Fun Run is coming tomorrow !! the children are very excited for this activity.

Please send your children with athletic outfits, sneakers, etc . The fun run will be outside in the field. Parents are welcome to come and cheer up your children !

Remember tonight is the last day to make pledges! We are very grateful for the all the parents that so generously have make pledges and support our MMA!  Because of your pledges the class has earned a few perks like Hoodie Day, Crazy Hair Day, Any color or design shirt . I will let you know when those are next week.

Our classroom is having a Gratitude Fest. The event will be next Friday November 22. You can now sign up to volunteer for food , set up and clean up etc.  on Track it Forward. You can go to Trackitforward.com and look for  events Ms. Pat Gratitude Fest .

Also, just for your information this Friday I will be off from work for a personal business. Your children will be going to other teachers class for the day.

This is the assignment :  Lyla K, Zach and Rylan will go to Ms Leslee.

Zyan, Ali and Avery will go to Ms Karen

Sayge, Daniel and Kaido will go to Ms Krista

Mary, David and Brynlee will go to Ms Shauna

Adrien, Skye , Lyla D and Addison will go to Ms. Jalee

Layla, Adalyn and Bruce will go to Ms. Mikaela.

I appreciate your understanding and your support.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Ms Pat.

 

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