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.