Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Camp Write Along Thursday!

Make sure you are ready for our writing camp on Thursday by bringing in supplies for the camp tomorrow!  Students are welcome to bring any or all of the following:

  • A flashlight
  • A sleeping bag or blanket
  • A pillow
We have PLENTY of tents, so no more of those are needed.  The supplies can be kept at school over night so they are ready to go for our full day camp on Thursday.  I can't wait to greet you all for camp!  Write CAMP on your planner for Wednesday for bonus table points!

Friday, April 11, 2014


What an AMAZING performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir today!  It was so amazing to see such enthusiasm and such a colorful performance!  I loved seeing the kids get up and dance and really enjoying the performance!

Students are coming home with a writing packet that is homework for over break.  There is a writing prompt in preparation for the MSP that talks about what they did over spring break so I am hoping to see some great writing!  The MSP is only 2 weeks away and we can use all the practice we can get - please keep an eye out for it and make sure that your student is budgeting time for it!

Enjoy spring break and I will see you all April 21st!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Final 8 Are In!

The votes have been tallied and our "sweet 16" books have been whittled down to a top 8 choices for the year!
Holes, Frindle, The Junkyard Wonders, and Sarah, Plain and Tall are in the top 8....

And rounding out the top 8 are Alvin Ho, Clementine, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and Stone Fox.  The class is SO into voting so I can't wait to see how the voting breaks down now that the competition in getting tougher!  

Our first "Final 8" vote is between Alvin Ho and Clementine - I really don't know how the votes are going to break down!  They are both GREAT read alouds from this year and I can't even choose a favorite - stay tuned to find out how the voting comes together later this week!  Write VOTE on your planner for Wednesday to get bonus table points (we are so close to our rewards!).

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow we have our field trip to Carkeek Park to release our salmon - dress for the weather.  If you're able to go on the trip, PLEASE email me ASAP as we still need more chaperones.  There is no cost for chaperones so I hope you can make it!  Friday we also have another field trip to Meany Hall on UW campus to see the Soweto Gospel Choir which is sure to be an AMAZING performance!  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Donations Needed in P4

Spring is officially here (and talk about GORGEOUS weather we are having today!) and so our classroom wishlist has a few items on it I wanted to bring to your attention.

P4 would greatly love some new whiteboard markers - we use the markers daily and we are running really low.  They are a great way to conserve paper and get multiple practices done in a small space - they are life savers in math!  Costco has great deals on the dry erase markers in bulk if you're a member - we would love any and all donations of white board markers.

We also are gearing up for a couple of spring projects and need some empty egg cartons.  If you have extras lying around, we would love to take them off of your hands.

Thank you in advance for your support of our classroom.  Any materials brought in are worth bonus table points, so let's see what we can do together!