What a GREAT Year!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your help this year in making it a success! I sure have LOVED working with your children this year!!!

Here are a few fun pictures from our last day adventures! I have also included the K-3 slideshow below so you can enjoy that as well.  Have a wonderful, safe summer!!

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OFFICE SUMMER HOURS

  • Tuesday May 30 – Thursday June 1st 8:00am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday June 2nd  – Friday June 16th 9:00 am – Noon (except Thursday June 8, Office will be CLOSED for Training)
  • Office will be Closed from Monday June 19th – Friday August 4th
  • Monday August 7 – Friday August 11 9:00 am – Noon
  • Regular Office Hours starts Monday August 14th (8:00 am – 3:30 pm)
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Final Countdown!

Happy Monday!!

Can you believe that this is the last full week of school? It sure has gone by fast. Today we took a Trip to Third Grade to ask them questions. The students were really excited to talk with the third graders and get their questions answered. be sure to ask them what they learned.

We are ALMOST done with benchmarking. Hopefully we will be able to wrap it all up tomorrow! We will also be having our music performance tomorrow at 9am. Please come out and support your students. This will take place in the gym.

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The book fair is going on NOW!

Monday-Wednesday from 8-4                                     Wednesday 5:30-7:30

Buy one, get one FREE!!!

Students can make purchases before or after school. We will also be going to the book fair as a class tomorrow at noon. They will be able to make purchases at that time as well.

This is the countdown for the rest of the year will go as follows:

  • U- Uplifting Others
  • V- Very Clean Class
  • W- Watercolor Day
  • X- eXtraordinary Day
  • Y- Yearbook Day
  • Z- Zoom Home

Field Day is happening on Thursday, May 25th- Please send your students with sunscreen, a water bottle, and towel…there will be water activities! Each grade level is asked to have students wear a certain colored shirt, they can wear jeans or any other free dress down wear other than their shirt which would be BLUE for second graders. This is a free dress down day type of shirt. it can have things on it as one as it is school appropriate. Lunch will be a little different to accommodate some of the game schedule that our parent volunteers have come up with! We will be having lunch from 11;30-12 and they will be serving an outdoor barbecue for this if your child is having school lunch. Volunteers are still needed for this: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LAf6l1LieKAT4QZcA-QO3c1CdONbbk3cVRDs8Xr8NSg/edit#gid=0

Friday, May 26th is an early out day. We will be having a Show and Tell. Your child can bring in one item to share with the class. i just ask that no pets are brought in for this. We will also be having our final dojo store that day.

On the last day f school, May 31st we will be having an ice-cream social along with playing board games. if a game is brought in please make sure your last name is at least on it. I’d hate for the game to not go home with the owner. If you are willing to bring in items for the ice-cream social or volunteer, please sign up below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UFs1tOz7pw6r80Z9pI9QKCVtSg8zKOSXaTQtG-MaPeo/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you for all of your help in making this such a GREAT year! please let me know if you have any questions.

Carley Ketcham

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Weekly Update!

Hello!

Can you believe that it is May already? The school year is wrapping up and I want to finish strong with the class. That is one of the reasons I came back from my maternity leave so soon. We’ve got this! Remember that we have the ABC countdown happening in our room. On Thursday, we will be playing Hungry Hungry Hippos, the board game. If you have this game at home, I ask that your child bring it in so we can play it as a class all at the same time rather than having to take turns. Thank you for your help on this!

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What We Are Learning: 

  • Math: We have begun our last and final Module 8 in Math! Students will extend their understanding of part–whole relationships through the lens of geometry.  As students compose and decompose shapes, they begin to develop an understanding of unit fractions as equal parts of a whole. This week we will be focusing on lesson 5-8 and reviewing on Friday for the Mid-module test, which will take place on Monday. There are also some PowerPoints for you to see how they are being taught the different lessons as well as a parent tips sheet.  ZEARN can now replace Moby Max time at home, it is more aligned with what we are learning in class and is extremely beneficial to extending the learning of each lesson.
  • Language Arts: Spelling – We will have only 3 more weeks of spelling. I am trying to get the groups to the end of their given patterns. Reading and Writing–Preparing for benchmarking that will be starting next week!
  • Social Studies: All about economy: Needs, Wants, Goods, and Service

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It’s going to be another great week!!!

Carley Ketcham 🙂

 

 

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Weekly Update!

Happy Tuesday!!

It is good to be back with your kiddos. I hope you all enjoyed the wonderful weather this last weekend and were able to enjoy Earth Day doing something outdoors!!

What We Are Learning: 

  • Math: We will begin our last and final Module 8 in Math this week!!! Students will extend their understanding of part–whole relationships through the lens of geometry.  As students compose and decompose shapes, they begin to develop an understanding of unit fractions as equal parts of a whole. There are also some PowerPoints for you to see how they are being taught the different lessons as well as a parent tips sheet.  ZEARN can now replace Moby Max time at home, it is more aligned with what we are learning in class and is extremely beneficial to extending the learning of each lesson.
  • Language Arts: We are now in new reading groups! Spelling – We will have only about 3 more weeks of spelling. I am trying to get the groups to the end of their given patterns. Writing–We are writing about parents and why they are special.
  • Social Studies: All about economy: Needs, Wants, Goods, and Service
  • Great Artist Program: This will be taking place this Thursday, April 27th.

–ABC COUNTDOWN– Can you believe that today we are 26 school days away from summer? With that, I want to help the students finish strong and give them something to look forward to everyday. Today they worked towards being able to make and fly paper airplanes. They sure did have fun with it! I will let you know if we need anything brought in for the different activities. Please refer to the schedule below and let me know if you have any questions. Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 4.02.08 PM

Donations– We are in need of some more boxes of tissues. If you are able to help us out with this, we are ever so grateful! Thank you!!

Short Friday– We are out at 12:30 this Friday!

Student Learning Disclosure are available– If you are needing administration to consider special needs when placing your student in a class next year, please fill out the Student Learning Disclosure.  NO specific teacher requests will be considered.  You will be able to tell us your student’s learning style and they will be placed with the teacher who best matches their needs.  If you have twins or triplets, it would also be appropriate to use this form to let us know if you want them in the same class or separate classes.  Forms are only available at the front office and must be submitted by this Friday, April 28, 2017.  

–Leopard Prowl 5K– FRIDAY MAY 12th: this will take place of the Spring Carnival. Students can walk/run/jog just have fun with it. Here is a direct link to registration. Registration includes a race ticket and swag bag (chalk, sun glasses, etc.) Any questions contact Mrs. Burr (mburr@ascentutah.org)

https://www.runnercard.com/roadrace/public/raceGroup/976061 

I hope you have a great week, and if you need anything please let me know.

Carley Ketcham

 

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THANK YOU and Best of Me!!

Parents and Kiddos,

First of all, YAY for SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 I hope you guys have the best time and enjoy your relaxing week and have a Hoppy Easter!! Second, THANK YOU all so much for the spoiling you all did for Teacher Appreciation!! The notes, the prizes, the treats, the supplies and just all the love that was spread by you and your sweet kiddos.  I truly appreciate everything you have done for Mrs. Stott and I!!

Lastly, the kiddos did great work on their Best of Me writing!!! We finished getting them ready for presentation and had to snap some pictures of the famous authors! Mr. Clark and many passersby were very interested and impressed with their hard work!! If you would like to see the presentation, it is right outside our room!

Once again, thank you for everything and I hope you have a safe and fun break!!!

~Mrs. Ketcham 🙂  blogs.ascentutah.org/cketcham/

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Weekly Update!

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you had the best weekend! We are gearing up for our long Spring Break! I hope you have a great vacation and we will see you back on Tuesday, April 18th!

What We Are Learning: 

  • Math: Module 7- Problem Solving with Length, Money and Data. I have put some extra practice problems from each lesson on the blog. Please be sure to check them out under the math tab in Module 7. There are also some PowerPoints for you to see how they are being taught the different lessons as well as a parent tips sheet. ZEARN can now replace Moby Max time at home, it is more aligned with what we are learning in class and is extremely beneficial to extending the learning of each lesson. Student usernames/passwords are first name and their lunch numbers. Our class code is ZP3W7A. (Only for the first time logging in)
  • Language Arts: We are now in new reading groups! This week we are working on subject-verb agreement.  We are finishing up our writing about Parties, adding in one more detail and using 8 sentences in writing this week. Spelling – Students have their spelling lists in their red folders in their dockets. Keep in mind that Spelling tests are given on Friday.
  • Science: Finishing up our Rocks and Minerals unit.

**Sickness in the classroom – We have had several friends out sick and more this week already.  Please be kind to the rest of us when you are feeling sick and stay home or remember to always cover your cough and sneezes. I am having students sanitize morning and afternoon, washing their hands and diffusing to help ward off the rampant sickness floating around. Thank you for your help with this matter.

-Mrs. Ketcham :)

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Weekly Update!

Happy Monday!

I hope you had the best weekend!

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SNOOPY the MUSICAL: Come see our awesome students perform in Snoopy the Musical. Wednesday March 29th, Thursday March 30th and Friday March 31st @ 6:30 pm. Admission will be Adults $7, Students $3, Kids under 4 are Free.

Early Out this Friday (31st) at 12:30.

What We Are Learning: 

  • Math: Module 7- Problem Solving with Length, Money and Data. I have put some extra practice problems from each lesson on the blog. Please be sure to check them out under the math tab in Module 7. There are also some PowerPoints for you to see how they are being taught the different lessons as well as a parent tips sheet. ZEARN can now replace Moby Max time at home, it is more aligned with what we are learning in class and is extremely beneficial to extending the learning of each lesson. Student usernames/passwords are first name and their lunch numbers. Our class code is ZP3W7A. (Only for the first time logging in)
  • Language Arts: We are now in new reading groups! This week we are beginning  Unit 4 in grammar covering grammar usage.  We are finishing up our writing about Amusement Parks this week. Spelling – Students have their spelling lists in their red folders in their dockets. Keep in mind that Spelling tests are given on Friday.
  • Science: Rocks and Minerals

**Sickness in the classroom – We have had several friends out sick and more this week already.  Please be kind to the rest of us when you are feeling sick and stay home or remember to always cover your cough and sneezes. I am having students sanitize morning and afternoon, washing their hands and diffusing to help ward off the rampant sickness floating around. Thank you for your help with this matter.

-Mrs. Ketcham :)

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THANK YOU!!!!

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I wanted to give a shout out to all of you for having your kiddos prepared and ready for the field trip today! It went really well and I believe everyone enjoyed themselves. I hope to get a better feel of what they all thought about it tomorrow!

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I wanted to recognize Mrs. Larsen, Mrs. Royer, Mrs. Ruoti and Mrs. Anderson for taking the day to spend with us and help us stay safe and organized on our adventure!!! We appreciate you and can’t thank you enough for your help!

 

  • Mrs. Stott and Mrs. Barnes 🙂
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Weekly Update!

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather! It is going to be a great week!! We are having Spirit/Teacher Appreciation Week this week!

Kiddos can dress according to the schedule below, just not on Wednesday, we will be off campus and going to a performance for our field trip so we won’t be participating in the Wacky Wednesday. 

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Field Trip: March 22, 2017 – BYU Arts Theater – European Slapstick Sonata – 9:00-1:30 Permission form sent home tomorrow afternoon!! Please sign and return no later than March 13th!! Thank you!!  Permission Slip Slap Stick We will be loading the bus by 8:25, please be sure that your kiddo is here by then so that they get on the bus on time. 

What We Are Learning: 

  • Math: Module 7- Problem Solving with Length, Money and Data. I have put some extra practice problems from each lesson on the blog. Please be sure to check them out under the math tab in Module 7. There are also some PowerPoints for you to see how they are being taught the different lessons as well as a parent tips sheet. ZEARN can now replace Moby Max time at home, it is more aligned with what we are learning in class and is extremely beneficial to extending the learning of each lesson. Student usernames/passwords are first name and their lunch numbers. Our class code is ZP3W7A. (Only for the first time logging in)
  • Language Arts: We are now in new reading groups! This week we are beginning  Unit 4 in grammar covering grammar usage.  We are writing about Amusement Parks this week. Spelling – Students have their spelling lists in their red folders in their dockets. Keep in mind that Spelling tests are given on Friday.
  • Science: Rocks and Minerals

**Sickness in the classroom – We have had several friends out sick and more this week already.  Please be kind to the rest of us when you are feeling sick and stay home or remember to always cover your cough and sneezes. I am having students sanitize morning and afternoon, washing their hands and diffusing to help ward off the rampant sickness floating around. Thank you for your help with this matter.

-Mrs. Ketcham :)

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Weekly Update!

Happy Wednesday!!

I apologize for not getting the blog updated before now. I was out of the school, but am back now and this will hopefully not happen again. Thank you for your patience with me.   -Mrs. Barnes

Mrs. Ketcham and her family are home resting with their new bundle of joy.  She is enjoying her time with her family, who are here from Texas. 🙂

 

Pennies for Patients – Started today and ends March 17.  Please visit the site below to donate.  That link can also be shared among your family and friends to help out the wonderful cause!  Kiddos are also encouraged to bring in loose change to help make a difference! http://events.lls.org/pages/ut/Ascent-Academy-Of-Utah-W-Jordan-2017/CKetcham

Field Trip: March 22, 2017 – BYU Arts Theater – European Slapstick Sonata – 9:00-1:30 Permission form sent home tomorrow afternoon!! Please sign and return no later than March 13th!! Thank you!!  Permission Slip Slap Stick

What We Are Learning: 

  • Math: Module 7- Problem Solving with Length, Money and Data. I have put some extra practice problems from each lesson on the blog. Please be sure to check them out under the math tab in Module 7. There are also some PowerPoints for you to see how they are being taught the different lessons as well as a parent tips sheet. ZEARN can now replace Moby Max time at home, it is more aligned with what we are learning in class and is extremely beneficial to extending the learning of each lesson. Student usernames/passwords are first name and their lunch numbers. Our class code is ZP3W7A. (Only for the first time logging in)
  • Language Arts: We are now in new reading groups! This week we are continuing Unit 3 in grammar covering grammar usage (focusing on irregular verbs) and testing this week.  We are writing about How Lucky We Are this week. Spelling – Students have their spelling lists in their red folders in their dockets. Keep in mind that Spelling tests are given on Friday.
  • Science: Rocks and Minerals

**Sickness in the classroom – We have had several friends out sick and more this week already.  Please be kind to the rest of us when you are feeling sick and stay home or remember to always cover your cough and sneezes. I am having students sanitize morning and afternoon, washing their hands and diffusing to help ward off the rampant sickness floating around. Thank you for your help with this matter.

-Mrs. Ketcham :)

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