Thank you!

Hello Dear Parents,

Can you see the weather? is starting showing signs of Spring! we love sunny days! it makes such a difference in everyone’s lives!

As a teacher I wanted to THANK YOU for all of your kindness lately. It has been so good from many parents ! From snacks , cooking activity, Gala Basket, etc. Thank you sooo much for all of your generosity!

Our Gala Basket will be AWESOME! I hope that will be really appreciated at the GALA and the person getting it will for sure enjoy it! it has all kinds of items ready to be use for the summer cooking ūüôā

Please get your tickets to participate in this great event, there is still time! plus they said that the food at the Timbermine is great.

Talking about food. The class is fine this week with snacks thank you to all generous donations. We wanted to have a cooking day , but it looks like it will be a short week and may not be a great time , but next week we want to have a Waffle Day and the class may need some donations. I will create a list on Track it Forward again for any one that would like to donate some items for the waffles.

Just a friendly reminder that this week on Friday school will be off for students. Teacher will be learning in our professional development day! Also Thursday we will have Group Picture Day.

Home Projects are due the following week. Hopefully you get some bonding time with your children when you create this projects, you have to see the faces of your children when they present them in front of the class. ūüôā

Thank you again for all you do, I know some of you are making big sacrifices for your children and we appreciate you!

Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.


Hello Dear Parents,

Another month is gone and one more is coming! I love March because we can see that spring is almost here! As a class we can go to play in more warmer days and sometime even have lunch outside too!

March is coming with more activities and more fun… We have incorporated cooking as part of our weekly activities . It will go on every Friday. last Friday was our first cooking and we had pancakes for snack. This week we will have French Toast.

We also are having our music and movement activities were we are learning about some music from other countries and using rhythm sticks, maracas and now we would love to have some drums. For that if you have any of those ice cream tubs empty , please send them with your child, will be a great addition to our music box.

We are grateful for all of you that donated for the children’s snacks. We are ok for this week with snacks. The only thing would be a bottle of ranch for the children to have the carrots . If someone can donate one would be greatly appreciated. Also if someone can donate some eggs for Friday snack would be most appreciated.

Taking about donations, this is the week were MAPA would like to see all the donations for the GALA event. As today I have only two parents that have sign up to donate something for the classroom basket. Please take a look at the event donation that is in Track it Forward and see what you can kindly donate. The gifts should be in by Thursday this week.  Thank you!

The Gala Event will be this month on March 21st at 6:30 pm at The Timbermine. They said they have great food there!

As I said in the last blog message, this month also we have the Home Projects. I will be given the assignments as follow:

First Grade : Zoology Vertebrates

Ali : Seal      Mary : Eagle      Adrian : Dog      Bruce : Elephant      Layla: Horse

Second Grade : Zoology Invertebrates 

Lyla : arthropod      Rylan : mollusk      Avery: echinoderms

For Third Grade , please remember the country that you were assigned in the last project and work on a BIOME on the same country. If you have more questions please let me know.

Thank you again for all you do and your support for our classroom, you are great.


Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.




Hello Dear Parents,

another week is gone and we are into the last week of February.

Some fun and activities are coming this week with the start up of our Literacy Week. We hope that you are getting informed about all what is happening and if possible to participate! The Theme for this week is Reading Helps You Reach for the Stars”.

The first thing that you need to know is that tomorrow Monday we will start the Book swap week. That means that if you have any books at home that you would like to share with the school please send it with your child tomorrow and then your child will be able to exchange them for others.

Spelling Bee is going to be in the big gym on Tuesday at 9:30 am. If your child is participating in the spelling bee you are welcome to attend with your family.

Literacy Night is this Thursday from 5:30-7:00 pm and we encourage all parents to attend. It will be a great event to participate!

Something else to prepare ahead is next home projects are due the week of March 16th. These are based around zoology. 

This is for First Grade Students will be assigned a specific category of vertebrate animal (fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, or mammal). The following are things they will be expected to cover in their presentation:

Provide an example of a specific animal in the category they have been assigned (e.g. salmon, seagull, frog, llama, etc.) Provide interesting facts about their specific animal. Describe the general characteristics of the type of animal (e.g. Feathers, warm blooded, lays eggs, etc.).
Describe the habitat it lives in. (e.g. water, land, both, etc.)

This is for Second Grade Students will need to research the category of invertebrate animal that they have been assigned. The following are things they will be expected to cover in their presentation:

How it looks– its physical characteristics
Where it lives
How it moves
How and what it eats
Other interesting facts

This is for Third Grade Students will research a biome that is located on the continent their class is studying for the second semester. They will need to include information about the climate(weather, temperature, etc.), natural resources, people, plants, and animals. They should also have a picture of a map that shows where this biome is located. Biome of Europe(South side)/ Africa(North Side).

As today , Sunday we have only one parent signing up for snacks for the class. (Thank you Amanda Keener !)

Your children are expecting to have some kind of snack during the morning especially on Tuesdays when they have lunch at 12:30 due to specials.  We will have to ask parents to send an individual snack with your child this week if no more parents sign up.

There is a sheet created on Track it Forward for you to see and sign for your convenience. I will let you know by Tuesday if that is the case. I appreciate your understanding.

I also created a sign up sheet for the GALA event for you to see and sign up. Please take a look at it . Thank you!

Thank you again for your support !!

Parents in Room 5 are awesome!

Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.





February More News

Dear Parents,

We had a great week last week ending with our Friendship Party ! We were so happy to see familiar faces and so many parents to come to celebrate with us. We thank you for the parents that kindly help us with donations to the party, the children were happy enjoying the treats and they had a great time! Thank you also to the parents that kindly share the love with us as teachers to.

We are almost to the end of our snacks . I will create a Track it Forward sheet for you to look and sign up. Thank you.

Starting this week we have a few new activities in our school that we wanted you to be aware.

This week is the International Kindness Week. We will be reviewing some kindness activities with the class and we will be doing them to spread some more love between each other and in the school. Please remind your children about this. We will also have some lessons on Forgiveness to increase friendship .

And talking about Friendship , please remember our annual Classic Skating Spirit Night This Friday at at Classic Fun Center in Layton. (5:00pm-9:00pm)

LITERACY Week- February 24-28:

The school spelling bee will be on Tuesday, February 25, at 9:30 a.m. in the big gym.  Parents of your child participating are welcome to attend. Our Spelling Bee winners in or classroom are Addison Kaminski and Adalyn Bailey. Whoo Hooo! Lets hope for a great performance.

Thursday the 27th *Take a book walk with your class to see all of the book covers,*Literacy Night 5:30-7:00 pm.

A big shout out to Krystal and Alec Day for their contribution to our GALA basket. We really appreciate it! MAPA is making this fun by giving some gifts to every student that brings a donation! So please continue to help. All items need to be to the school by Thursday, March 5th, so baskets can be assembled. Thank you!

Parents please, please, check Track it Forward for opportunities to help with after school activities.  We need your help to make this happen! 

Thank you again for all that you do for our classroom and for our school. You are amazing!

With our gratitude,

Ms Pat. and Mr Zoelan.


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.


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.



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!


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 ‚ÄúScience Fair,‚ÄĚ 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
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
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.





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 ūüėČ

Have a wonderful weekend and  new week !

Ms Pat and Mr Zoelan.

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