Students: How to Create a Student Class Dojo Account

Friends,

I would love for each of you to be able to log in to Class Dojo and see how you are doing. Knowing how you are doing, can help you be in charge of your learning and behavior.

Please go to www.classdojo.com,

Then log in as a student, and enter your personal class code. Use user name and your lunch number as your password.

 

 

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Weekly Announcements: 5/7

Happy Monday,

Thank you for your patience with grades/missing work emails. Since I was out 4/23-4/25 I have been trying to catch up on grading and inputting. I am entering in couple assignments that were turned in today, and will be sending out grade emails later this afternoon.

A few announcements:

1) UTAH COUNTIES:Students are starting to learn about the 29 Utah Counties! They will study all 29, and taking a test on them on May 25th. Each student will also be doing a county project in class on 1 of the 29 counties. Each student has a map of the counties to study and there is a game posted on the class blog as well. They should be studying a little bit each night.

County Game: https://www.purposegames.com/game/utah-counties-quiz

2) WALKING FIELD TRIP:The 4th grade team has been using Golden Tickets this year to reward students for on task behaviours and hard work. Starting today, May 7, 2018, students will be given 4 Golden Tallies at the beginning of each day, with a total of 20 a week. They can keep them if they are on task, working well with others, being respectful, and following the school PEAKS. Students can also choose to lose tickets based on behaviors, but they have the chance to earn them back. Students CAN also earn more Golden Tickets in the hallways, at recess, and in the lunchroom.

Students who have earned at least 60 Golden tickets by May 25th, will be invited to join other 4th graders for a walking field trip on May 29, 2018 to Oaks Park across the street from Fox Hollow elementary. We will be leaving the school after lunch at 12:30, and returning at 2:30. We will be playing all sorts of field games, and students can bring equipment as well. Students CAN bring their own snack and drink. There will also be sugar free popsicles. If you are willing to donate sugar free popsicles, or volunteer to join us, please email your teacher.

At the end of each school day, students will be writing down how many tallies they had on their planner. Please check in with your student and ask them to show you how many tallies they had, and how their day went.

If you have any questions about this Field Trip and/or the Golden Tallies please let me know.

3) MINUTE TO WIN IT:It is a tradition in my classes to play a couple minute to win it activities at the end of the year. We will be doing a couple Minute To Win It games for Fun Friday on May 25th. A few of the activities require food items, so be on the look out for a food permission slip.

4) 4th GRADE RELAY RACE TOURNAMENT:Another way the 4th grade team wanted to help encourage excitement in the last few weeks of school is with a relay race tournament. Each class will be coming up with 2 race ideas by the end of this week. Then we will have 2 weeks to practice all 6 races for the tournament, which will be on Wednesday May 30th. We haven’t decided on a time yet, but if you are interested in helping with this please let me know.

Thank you for your constant support this year, please be on the look out for grade emails and let me know if you have any questions.

Warm Wishes,

Ms Cerny

 

 

 

 

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Updates and Recess Help

Hello Parents,

Today was my first day back in the classroom this week after being gone at trainings and meetings. While I learned a ton, it was so good to be back with the class.
I have graded their End of Mod 5 Math Tests that they took last Friday, and their scores have been updated into ASPIRE.
There are a couple assignments from last week that have been recorded in my paper grade book, and will be updated online tomorrow. I didn’t want you to check ASPIRE and think that they were 100% up to date.
I will send grade update emails Monday after last week’s grades and this week’s grades are posted.
How are recesses going for your child? Have they mentioned anything to you? I have noticed that since returning from Spring Break there are more and more arguments, issues with getting along, and respecting each other. Some students are struggling with sharing friends and/or making good and friendly choices. 
To help with this, I am going to start going out to recess every Friday, teaching students a game or activity until they have a good handful to choose from. Then students CAN choose those activities during their recess times throughout the week.
I have met teachers at PE and Movement trainings in the past that have mentioned Guided Recess to me or Peaceful Playgrounds. I have always wondered if they would help our students with conflict and bullying.  Below is a link to a video about Peaceful Playgrounds. We do not have this at our school, but I would love to try something like it.
I am looking for parents who would like to help with this. Do you have any free time on Fridays, or any other day? Would you like to come in during a recess time to help teach our class an activity that they can play at recess? We need you! Please email me if you are interested in helping with this.
 
Thank you for all you do, I look forward to hearing back from you and putting together fun recess activities for our kiddos. 
Warm Wishes,
Ms Cerny
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Welcome Back!

It is so good to be back at school with you! Since I was gone for 3 days I would like to check in and see how it went with the subs. Please click on the link below to answer a few questions. You CAN put your name IF you want, or you can leave it blank. It is up to you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19fIOptn7s8-cxb7BTMdpKVCrlxpmWeFQEKChaEiFBMY/edit

 

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Flat Stanley

Dear Parents

We recently read the book “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown. Stanley is a boy that gets flattened accidentally to a mere ½ inch thick. The book describes the many adventures Stanley has due to his “thin” status. One of the adventures that Stanley has is when he travels to California for a vacation through the postal system in an envelope!

Our class will take their very own Flat Stanley home over Spring Break! During the break, your child is encouraged to include Stanley in their activities and adventures. Your child can write about what they do with their Flat Stanley, take pictures of Flat Stanley with them over the break, and even decorate their Flat Stanley with items from their Spring Break week.

I will be gone the Monday we return from break, so your child will be invited to share their Flat Stanley with the class on Tuesday April 10th. They CAN include any and all writing, photos, and/or decorations they collected. This is such an exciting way to share about our Spring Break with each other! Thank you for supporting your child in this fun project.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I’d be happy to help! We’ll see your child, and their Flat Stanley, on April 10th.

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Ms Cerny

 

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Guide to Making New Friends

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Grades and Logging in to ASPIRE

Hello Parent(s),
As you know last Friday was the last day for Term 3 grades. I will be double checking any last minute assignments and emailing grade emails later tonight.
I would like each student to know their username and password for their ASPIRE accounts. Please share this with them and have them write it on the inside of their YELLOW HW folder.
IF you do not have an account yet on ASPIRE, click on the IMAGE below to request a USERNAME. You will need your child’s birthdate and their Student ID number.
Starting tomorrow, I will be meeting with each student walking them through how to log in to ASPIRE. It is my goal to show every student how to log in to ASPIRE on their own so they can learn how to be responsible with checking their work and GRADES for TERM 4.
 
Also remember that everyone has some sort of HW to work on. Either Reading, ZEARN/MOBY MAX, and or possibly unfinished classwork. We take time as a class every day writing in our planners. Please ask your child to show you their planner to know if they have work to finish that day.
Stay tuned for Grade emails later tonight, and let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Ms Cerny
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Grades/Missing Work

Hello Parent(s),

Thank you for your patience with grade and missing work emails this week. Grades are updated, so please check ASPIRE for more detailed information.

The NO NAME board is completely covered, so remind your student to check it tomorrow

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Again, please log in to the online grade book for more information.

ASPIRE: https://ascent.usoe-dcs.org/Login.aspx

I would like to teach students how to check their own grades on ASPIRE, and give them some of that responsibility as well. If you could please give your child your username and password for ASPIRE that would be great. They can write it on their YELLOW HW folder so they can go back to it. My plan is to meet with each student starting tomorrow, show them how to log in, and check their grades/missing work on their own.

My hope with this, is that students can become more responsible and take ownership for their work/grades. That way if they ask me, or you ask them what they are missing, they can grab a computer and check.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Ms Cerny

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Maker Spaces: Coming Soon!

Hello Parents!

We have really enjoyed Flexible seating in our classroom the last 2 weeks! Thank you to the families who have donated or let us borrow stools, pillows, and lap desks. I hope your student has been talking to you about how well it is going.

Our next project in the classroom is going to be something called “Maker Spaces.” Students will be able to go to the maker space when they are finished with work, and invent/build/create.

I have been collecting items from home, cartons, bottles, yarn, etc. I will be bringing these items in to help get our Maker Space started. I have asked students to look around their houses, talk to parents first, and bring in anything they thing could be turned into something else. We welcome all donations. : )

Thank you for your support this year, we could not participate in Flexible Seating, Maker Spaces, and other differentiated activities without your help.

 

 

 

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You Matter!

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