Weekly Updates: 3/28/17

Happy Tuesday!

First, thank you so much for the class party donations and all of your support this school year. I have felt EXTREMELY blessed to have such amazing parents both last week and all year long. We had such a blast at our party last week! The gifts for our lil one were very thoughtful, and will be put to good use! : )

Below you will find a few updates for this week. Mrs. Reed, our long term sub, has been coming in and watching different times of our day. She will be taking over on Monday, 4/3/17. She will continue to follow through with weekly HW, assignment deadlines, grades, and parent emails. Grade emails will be sent out by Wednesdays instead of Mondays to give her some time to transition. Thank you for supporting her as she takes over.

HW this Week: 

  • ​​Spelling IF you received an email yesterday
  • NO EXIT TICKETS this week
  • 60 Minutes of MOBYMAX Math due next Mon
  • AT LEAST 4 nights of reading, 20 min a night
  • ANY unfinished classwork ( See planner each day)
TERM 3 GRADES: 
  • ​​Term 3 grades are locked and ready for you. Simply log in to ASPIRE and view your students progress report
Term 4 Week 1 Grades:
  • ​​Grades are updated for the first week of Term 4. I will be sending out Parent emails shortly regarding missing work and grades dropped below a C.
  • Please keep in mind that we are ONLY 1 week into the term, so if your child has missing any work and or didn’t do as well on an assignment, it can affect their grade right now. As they continue to improve on assignments and turning in their work, their grades should go up.
REMINDER ABOUT DEADLINES:
  • ​​Just a reminder, classwork and HW is due each Friday. Students CAN finish any CW from the week on the weekend with ONE LAST CHANCE to turn it in Monday morning. After Monday, late work is NOT accepted UNLESS it was on the no name wall and is recovered the day after parent emails are sent. 
  • The NO NAME wall is cleared at the end of each week, and any unclaimed work is recycled. 
  • IF a student is ever unsure about whether to turn in an assignment, they should always come talk to me or Mrs. Reed. Then we will look at the date and talk with the student about if they can still turn it in. 
END MODULE 5 Math Test
  • ​​Last week students took their End Module test on Fractions. I have graded their tests, and their scores have been entered under Math, End Module Assessments. Keep in mind, that End Module Assessments are 40% of their overall math grade. Therefore, if your child has dropped below a C in math, it could be based on how they did on this assessment.
  • Assessments will be coming home tomorrow for a parent signature. ANYONE who scored a C or lower, will be given a retake in class before the week is over. 
Again, thank you for all of your support this year, and your continued support as Mrs. Reed takes over. I will be very much in contact with her, so if there is anything that you need please let her know and we will work together to help find a solution. 
 
Stay tuned for grade emails later today and enjoy the rest of your week,
Miss Cerny

 

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4th Grade Updates: 3/20/17

Happy Monday,

I hope you had a great weekend! Below you will find a few updates for this week. HW is the same as usual.

SPIRIT WEEK: March 20th-March 24th
This week is Spirit Week, see attached flyer for more details.
Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 12.03.31 PM
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: March 20th-24th
See attached flyer for info about teacher appreciation week.
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CLASS PARTY/CELEBRATION
​We will be wrapping up teacher appreciate week with a Minute to Win It Party on Friday March 24th from 12:30-3:00. We will be combining the minute to win it activities with a little shower as well. I have had a few parents ask if I am registered anywhere, and I used to be, but we pretty much have all the big items we need. If you would like to send in a gift, we could always use more diapers and wipes. ; ) We also love homemade gifts, cards, etc.
DONATIONS FOR CLASS PARTY
We do need your help with supplies/food donations for the party. Please see the link below to sign up.
PARENT PERMISSION FOR FOOD/CLASS PARTY
​Your child will need permission to eat the food items at our party next Friday so please see the link below to give permission.
GRADE/MISSING WORK:
​I WILL be sending out grade updates later this evening. Remember with all the issues with ASPIRE anything that is missing form 2/27-3/10 will be excused and WILL NOT affect grades. The last day of Term 3 is THIS WED, and grades are locked next Tuesday. Be on the look out for this email tonight.
Thank you for all that you have done throughout this school year to help make things in our classroom and at home run smooth!
You are awesome!
Miss Cerny
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4th Grade Updates: 3/15/17

Hello Parent(s),
Below you will find a few updates for this week. Homework is the same as usual, and you will be getting an email if your child has spelling words or not this week.
SPIRIT WEEK: March 20th-March 24th
​Next week is spirit week, your child can participate in the spirit event for each day of the week. See attached flyer for more details.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: March 20th-24th
​Teacher appreciation week is actually the first week of April, but a couple of amazing moms wanted to be able to celebrate it before I go on leave. So, they have put together a flyer with info to celebrate teacher appreciation next week. I have attached a flyer with details for Teacher Appreciation week.
CLASS PARTY/CELEBRATION
​We will be wrapping up teacher appreciate week with a Minute to Win It Party on Friday March 24th from 12:30-3:00. We will be combining the minute to win it activities with a little shower as well. I have had a few parents ask if I am registered anywhere, and I used to be, but we pretty much have all the big items we need. If you would like to send in a gift, we could always use more diapers and wipes. ; ) We also love homemade gifts, cards, etc.
DONATIONS FOR CLASS PARTY
We do need your help with supplies/food donations for the party. Please see the link below to sign up.
PARENT PERMISSION FOR FOOD/CLASS PARTY
​Your child will need permission to eat the food items at our party next Friday so please see the link below to give permission.
GRADE/MISSING WORK:
​Emails for grades and missing work for the last 2 weeks will be sent out no later than Wed 3/15. Be on the look out.
Please let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful week!
Miss Cerny​
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Fractured Fairy Tales

Explore the cite below to learn more about Fractured Fairy Tales. Choose a fairy tale to read, and then write your own mini fractured fairy tale.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/fairytales/

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4th Grade Weekly Updates: 3/6/17

Hello Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and made it through yesterday’s crazy weather? Below you will find a few updates for this week.

As we are approaching my last day of the school year, March 31st, you will be seeing some announcements regarding our class party, our long term sub (Mrs. Reed), and what to expect when I am gone. Please be on the look out for these specific updates in the next coming weeks.

HW

  • ​MobyMax Math 60 minutes
  • Daily Exit Tickets
  • Reading HW, at least 20 min a night, 4 nights a week
  • Spelling Words ( See email from aspire)

Grade/Missing work email

  • ​​I will be sending out an email later this afternoon regarding grades and missing work. Please be on the look out and let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I would like to find ways to work together to help your child improve. 
Minute to Win/Celebrate Baby Oliver Class Party
  • ​On Friday March 24th we will be having a Minute to Win class party. ​Two of our room parents, Mrs. Hastings and Mrs. Shepherd, are also putting together some info regarding combining our class party with a shower or celebration for Baby Oliver. Be on the look out for more info regarding this event. 
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS: we will be raising money for this charity from Monday March 6th – Friday March 17th. Students can bring in extra change and place it in a bin in their classroom or in the afternoon we will have a “Chuck your change” which will allow parents to chuck your change into buckets setup at carpool. Jr. high will also be giving the option to pay for phone use during lunch over the next 2 weeks.
 
THURSDAY MARCH 9thSpring Picture Day. You can pre order your school pictures by going to mylifetouch.com, Picture Day Code: UM556255Q0. All students will be able to do a FREE Dress Down that day.
 

FRIDAY MARCH 10th

  • FREE FAMILY DANCE from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Wear your favorite neon, grab a glow stick, and have a blast as the DJ plays your favorite songs!! Students and their parents are invited to come a get their boogey on! Refreshment sign-up for volunteer hours available! Flyer attached below.

Spirit Week: March 20th-March 24th

spirit week

Hope you have a fantastic week!

Miss Cerny​

 

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Multiplication and Division Expression Board

Click on the Link Below to view the expression board choices for this month’s project.

Your Project must include the following Key Elements:

Include all 7 topics from Module 3: Area and Perimeter, multi-step problems, factors and multiples, place value (10 times as many), division, multi-digit multiplication, and connecting multiplication and division.

VOCABULARY:

Include at least 7 or more Math Terms AND define each one.

PREPAREDNESS:

Keep and turn in all drafts used to prepare for project/presentation. Turned in on time, by 3/24/17. Practice presentation so that you are speaking to your audience, and not reading from a paper.

MultiplicationDivision

 

 

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Hermes

Each group should read the article — either silently (writing main ideas) or aloud (going around the circle). They may take notes, either way. At the end of the reading, they will be responsible for telling the story to someone who has not read it, and they may not refer to the story, although they may refer to their notes.

Click on the link assigned to your group, be prepared to share important information from the story.

“Hermes,” from Mythweb

http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece/hermes.php

“Hermes,” from Encyclopedia Mythica

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Weekly Updates: 2/6/17

Happy Monday and Welcome back!

Below you will find a few updates for this week, please make sure you have signed up for Parent Teacher Conferences. They are next week from 2/14-2/16. It is my goal to meet with everyone, so if next week doesn’t work we can meet the week after as well. Please just send me an email and we can make arrangements.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Ups: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dpdNFbxUwLHsw9QNEcWXBaBGh_eRoP6NIEym_XiL8OQ/edit

Classroom Supply Donations:

Thank you for all of the class supplies you have each donated both at the beginning of the year, and throughout the school year. I am pretty proud of our class, we have made it past the mid-point before running out of items that we usually run out of before Winter Break. Below is a list of items we are out of, or pretty close to running out of. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated by myself and the students.

  • ​​White Copy paper
  • Pencils
  • Dry Erase Markers

HW:

  • ​60 Minutes of MobyMax Math
  • AT LEAST 4 nights of reading, 20 min a night
  • Spelling Words IF your child has words ( Email sent out earlier today)
  • End Module 4 Math Corrections tonight/return with parent signature
  • Exit Tickets Tues-Thurs

Unfinished Classwork:

  • ​​Students should be writing any unfinished CW down in their Feb planner each day. This should help with classwork completion. 
Grade/Missing Work Update:
  • ​​Grade and Missing work emails will be going out later this afternoon, please be on the look out. After checking ASPIRE, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 
FLOWER-GRAMS: We will be selling Flower-grams until February 10th. They will be for sale before school 8 am – 8:20 am, after school 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm and during lunch 11 am – 1 pm. $2 each, will include a flower and personal note. The Flower-grams will be delivered on Tuesday February 14th. We are also looking for Awesome Volunteers to help with sales or putting them together. If you are able to help, please sign up on this google doc.
 
PASTRIES WITH PARENTS: Because we LOVE our Parents, come join us on Tuesday February 14th from 7:30 am – 8:20 am for some milk and pastries. Your student NEEDS to be with you in order for them to have milk and pastries. Hope to see you there.
 
Thank you for another wonderful week. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Warm Wishes,
Miss Cerny
 
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Weekly Updates: 1/3/17

Happy New Year and Welcome back!

I hope you all had a wonderful break? Below you will find a few updates for this week. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

HOMEWORK

  • ​60 Minutes of MobyMax
  • Read at least 4 nights a week, 20 minutes a night
  • No EXIT ticket tonight, review Math HW the rest of the week
  • Study Spelling based on pretest today (see later email)
SCIENCE ROTATIONS

​​The 4th grade team of teachers is trying something different for science. All 3 classes are taking turns rotating to another 4th grade teacher for a 2 week period. We will still be incorporating science in Lang Arts and writing throughout our day, while they will be able to explore more hands on activities in Science Lab with their teacher for the two weeks. Our class is going to Mr. Barnett first, and then rotating throughout the remaining two teachers.

  • 1/3-1/13: Mr. Barnett Soil
  • 1/17-1/27: Mrs Smith Weathering and Erosion
  • 1/30-2/10: Me: Rocks and Minerals

Participation grades will still be updated weekly for labs and other activities. But other Science grades that are graded for raw percentage will be updated at the end of each two week rotation to give the Science teacher time to grade assignments and get them back to me.

END MOD MATH TEST
Students took an End Module test for Multiplication and Division right before break. They will be bringing these home tomorrow, to go over with you and to get a parent signature. If your child scored anything lower than an 11/14 they can retake the test next week.

 
REVIEWING FOR MATH BENCHMARK
​This week in math we are reviewing everything we have learning so far in Math (Place Value, Metric Measurement, and Mult/Division). They will then be taking the same benchmark from the beginning of the year to help measure growth.
GRADES
I will be sending out updates for grades by the end of this week. I made a mistake, and thought this term ended this Friday. TERM 2 actually ENDS Wed Jan 18th.
Please be safe tonight and tomorrow morning.
Thank you for all your help and support,
Miss Cerny
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Weekly Updates: 12/5/16

Hello Parents,

I hope this email finds you well? Below you will find a few updates for this week, with the holidays coming up and the end of the semester there are quite a few activities coming up so mark your calendars!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

HOMEWORK

  • Standard HW: 60 min of Moby, AT LEAST 4 nights of reading 20 min a night, daily exit ticket, study spelling words
  • Unfinished Classwork: Students have been working on a November Themed newspaper article for last months writing project. If they did not finish their final draft today, they need to finish this for HW. We have been working on this project since the first week of November, and will be starting our December project tomorrow.
  • Students took a pre-test today for Spelling, and if they scored 18 or higher out of 20 then they do not have spelling words this week. If they scored a 17 or lower, they wrote down their spelling words in class for the week and should be studying them accordingly at home.

GRADES/EMAIL UPDATES

  • Thank you for being patient with last weeks grade update. I WILL be updated grades today, and sending out emails later this afternoon. Please check aspire and let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We have had a few absences with sickness and vacations so please email me about any missing work and we can make arrangements.

Winter Break Class Party

  • In celebration of all of our kiddos are hard this first semester, we will be having a class party on Wed the 21st. Please stay tuned for the online food permission slip form. This will be sent out this Wednesday.

SNOWMAN WALK A THON

  • Sponsorship forms are due for the walk a thon by next Wed, the 14th. Please turn them in to me, and I will make sure they are sent to Mr. Otterstrom. The Walk A Thon is the 17th

CLUSTER FAIR

  • Come see what our students have been exploring in our first round of Clusters! Wednesday December 14th from 5-7

WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • Tuesday December 20th.
    K – 2nd Grade will start their performance at 9 am  (Any afternoon Kindergarten students are invited to attend at this time if they are available J)
    3rd – 4th Grades will start their performance at 9:45 am
    5th – 6th and BAND will start their performance at 10:30 am
    For more information about the Winter Music Festival please see the attached flyer.

ASCENT JR HIGH PLAY: what: “Still Life With Iris” by Steven Dietz

  • When: December 8th @7:00pm
  •     December 9th @ 7:00pm
  •     December 10th @ 12:00pm
    Where: Ascent Academy Auditorium
    Cost: $7 for Adults $3 for Students, Children under 4 are free

Thank you for all of your support, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns,

Miss Cerny

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