Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Monday!

Today was the day of our Student Council elections. The prepared speeches I heard today were all amazing and I am so proud of every one of my students who ran in the election. After listening to each student present, the students voted on who they would most like to be our Student Council representatives. Congratulations to our new representatives, Luke and Shamiyah!

We officially have one more week until Fall Break! This means that this week is jammed packed with lots of learning (especially since we missed two days last week). Here is what we will be doing this week:

Reading: We will be studying the differences between drama, poetry, and prose. Students will be given mini anchor charts to take home to study in order to prepare for the test on Friday.

Writing: We are continuing to work on our Narrative writing pieces.

Social Studies: This week we will finish up our study of Native American tribes. Students have completed a chart, as well as a Native American Tribes book. Students should be taking these two things home to study. We will have our test on Friday.

Math: In math this week, we will also be finishing up addition and subtraction using the standard algorithm. Our test on this will be on Friday, and I will be sending home a study guide tomorrow with every student. The study guide does not have to be turned in and will not be graded. We will also begin to talk about finding the perimeter of an object.

Spelling: Spelling words are back this week! Our words this week are months, days of the week, and titles. The spelling test will be on Friday. Spelling packets were given to students today and as always, the words are available to study on my Spelling City page.

Don’t forget that extra credit math projects will be due the Monday we return from break (October 2nd). No late projects will be accepted.

If you have any questions or need to reach me for any reason, please try to send me an email sometime this week. I will not be available to check my email over the Fall Break.

Thank you and have a wonderful rest of the week!

-Ms. Allison




More Announcements

Student Council Elections:

Our class will be holding student council elections next Monday. Each class picks one boy and one girl to represent their class in student council. Students who are interested in running for student council must write a speech to present to the class on Monday explaining why they are the best candidate to represent our class. We will listen to each speech and then vote to determine who our representatives will be. Speeches must be completed and presented by Monday in order to run as a representative.

Extra Credit Math Project:

Today, students will be going home with information regarding an extra credit math project. The project consists of completing a “menu”, which gives students multiple options for what they would like to do. Students should not complete every activity listed on the menu. Students will choose two activities from the “Appetizer” section, one activity from the “Entree” section, and one activity from the “Dessert” section for a total of four activities. This project will be due on Monday, October 2, 2017 and will count as a project/test grade. Remember, this project is totally optional!

Here is a download link for the project: AdditionandSubtractionCafe4NBT4 (1)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wow, what a crazy few days it has been. I’m happy to hear that everybody stayed safe during the storm on Monday and Tuesday. The students had lots of stories to share this morning!

I know that it is only a 3 day week, so here is a quick update for what we will be doing these next couple of days.

Reading: We will uses these next few days to review an old skill-finding the theme. No test this week.

Writing: In writing, we are beginning to plan out our fiction stories.

Social Studies: We will continue to study our Native American tribes. No test this week.

Math: Today, we began learning how to subtract using the standard algorithm. We will continue to practice this into next week. Our test will most likely be next Friday. I will let you know for sure in the next update.

Spelling: No spelling words this week.

I would like to say thank you to those who have donated clothes and canned goods for hurricane victims! I will be delivering these to the American Red Cross soon, so if you would still like to donate please send in your items as soon as possible.

Thank you all and enjoy the rest of your week!

-Ms. Allison



Week of September 4th Update

Happy Labor Day!

We have a short 4-day week this week. Here is a quick update on what we will be doing. Due to the short week, there will be no tests this week (including Spelling). We will spend this week doing a couple of in-class projects.

Reading: Our focus in reading this week is making connections between written, visual, and oral versions of a text. We have been reading the book Wonder. On Friday, students will create a movie poster advertisement for Wonder. This will be an in-class project and will be taken as a grade. Students will be given a rubric to make sure that their poster has all of the necessary requirements.

Writing: During writing time, we will continue working on our Narrative writing pieces.

Social Studies: We are starting Social Studies this week! We will begin with our study on Native American tribes such as the Hopi, Pawnee, Kwakiutl, Nez Perce, and Inuit tribes.

Math: We will continue to practice addition using the standard algorithm. Throughout the week, students will work on in-class math projects.

Spelling: There will be no spelling words this week.

Please make sure to send back the signed progress report receipts. Also, study guides for makeup tests will be sent home sometime this week.

Enjoy the rest of your labor day!

-Ms. Allison

Progress Reports TODAY!

Good afternoon!

Progress reports were sent home today. Please review the report and sign the receipt attached to the front, then send the signed form back to school by Tuesday, September 5th. You may keep the progress report for your records. If you have any questions or concerns about a grade or an assignment, please leave a comment on the form or send me an email directly.

Some students were sent home with some extra papers attached to their progress reports. Please sign any forms that need a signature and return them back to me ASAP.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

-Ms. Allison

8/31/17 Annoucement

Hi all,

I got caught up in a meeting during my planning time today, so I did not have time to mark behavior colors in the agendas. I asked students to just write their color in their agenda for today. Tomorrow morning, I will give students the money they earned from today.

Thank you for understanding.

-Ms. Allison

Donate to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Hi everybody.

As I’m sure everyone has heard, a disastrous hurricane has recently struck Houston, Texas. The cost of damages currently sits at $160 BILLION dollars, and have left people with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Homes, neighborhoods, and communities have been destroyed. Families who have lost everything have no choice but to start over. It’s hard to imagine going through something so life changing.

We can help. Teasley, and myself, are committed to reaching out and helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey make a new start. We can do this simply by donating some new and gently used items.

Here are a list of items that we will gladly accept for donation:

  • Children’s clothes
  • Adult clothes
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Diapers (children and adult)
  • Blankets
  • Canned goods

Have any old clothes laying around just waiting to be carried off to Goodwill? Send them in to us! If you wish to donate diapers, please donate only boxes/packs that have been unopened. All of the donations that we receive will be hand-delivered to the American Red Cross, an organization that is currently working to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

If you wish to donate financially, please visit the American Red Cross website or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

Help us help others. Please bring in any items you wish to donate to families in Houston who need our support.

Thank you all so much!

-Ms. Allison





Week of August 28th Update

Hi everybody! Here are a couple of reminders for this week:

  • Please remember that this Wednesday is early release. Students will be dismissed at 12:30.
  • This Friday is a dress down day for $1. Students can bring in $1 to donate to our PTA and dress down for that day! Please make sure that dress down outfits are school appropriate!

Now here’s our weekly classroom update!

Reading: In reading this week, we are focusing on finding the Point of View of a text (first person and third person). We will have a Point of View test on Friday.

Writing: We are still working on narrative writing this week.

Science: Our focus is science this week is on extreme weather. There will be a test on Friday on weather, climate, weather tools, and extreme weather. A study guide will be sent home tomorrow, and students can also study their science notebooks! (Social studies will be coming soon!)

Math: Today and tomorrow, we are still practicing our strategies for rounding numbers. We will take our test on rounding on Wednesday. Then for the remainder of the week, we will shift our focus to addition using the standard algorithm.

Spelling: Spelling words this week are words with the long e sound. Students have spelling word packets to study and can also play games/study using my Spelling City page. Like always, our spelling test will be on Friday.


Progress reports will be sent home this week (I will send out an email blast on the actual day they go home). I am in the process of grading work/tests from last week, and will have them in the gradebook before progress reports go home. When you receive your child’s progress report, please sign the form and return it back to me. There will be a place on the form for you to write a note to me with any questions or concerns you may have about a grade. If you leave me a note, I will be sure to contact you through email regarding your question or concern as soon as I can.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Thank you for continuing to be so, so supportive!

-Ms. Allison