Ms. Borgert's Weekly Buzz

November 13, 2015

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Notes from the teacher

Congratulations to our class for getting their 50th class wow!! These are wows that are mostly given from other teachers around the building when they see the class showing high five behavior in the hallways, during Discovery time, during lunchtime etc. I am so very proud of them! We will vote next week to see how we want to celebrate next Friday, the 20th. They were very excited. We thought of ideas today ("Party in the House" was the funniest), but the buzz has been Pajama Day. I'll keep you posted!

I was out yesterday afternoon getting a tire issue fixed on my car and saw when I came back that many had not brought their book bag homework home. Those who did not bring it home have it in their backpacks tonight. If you don't get to it over the weekend, that is fine and you can feel free to send the bags back on Tuesday.

Thanks so much for the All for One books donations this week for our classroom for the book fair. Not only did your donations get matched to help charities to give books to those in need, they also helped our school get books for the library, AND helped our classroom get a few new books. Thanks again for your generosity! I showed the class the books today and they are excited to read them!

It's getting colder outside! We will typically go outside for recess if it's above 32 degrees, so please make sure to send coats and gloves as temperatures begin to drop. Please remember to write your child's name on their belongings, as many go unclaimed in the lost and found when not labeled.

We talked this week about Veteran's day and the many branches of the military. We also talked about what it means to be brave, courageous, and patriotic. There were many stories of relatives they know have who served; it was really sweet to hear their stories!

Have a great weekend!

And the Mystery Reader was . . . .

...Mrs. Summers! Thank you so much for coming in today! We loved all of the books and spending time with you!

If you haven't signed up yet to be a mystery reader, please do so by browsing for available Fridays this school year at Remember if Friday at 10:30 doesn't work and you really really want to come in, just email me and we can work something out! :)

Important Dates

Friday, November 13th - Book Fair is open before movie night (4:00-6:30)

November 25-29- Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 4th - 915-9:45- Donuts in December( for our dad or a special man in our lives)

Menu Change for Wednesday, November 18th

From the Cardinal Cafe...

Menu Change for Wednesday, 11-18

Our Thanksgiving Meal:

Sliced Turkey/Gravy

Mashed Potatoes/Green Beans

Dinner Roll/Stuffing

Fruit Salad/Asst. Fruits

Caramel Apple Bar


TCE Scholarship T-Shirts

Mrs. Pugel’s fourth grade class is currently selling TCE Spirit Wear Shirts. These shirts will be black with a TCE “wordle” and the word Cardinals. The shirts are only $10.00. All proceeds for the shirt will go towards the TCE Scholarship Fund which will award college scholarships to graduating HSE and FHS seniors who have attended TCE. A copy of the order form that was sent home on Monday is attached if needed. The deadline for all t-shirt orders is Friday, November 20th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Pugel at

Gobbler's Jog - From Mr. Cushman, TCE's P.E. teacher

The Gobblers Jog 5K is right around the corner! The event runs through the

beautiful Saxony Residential and Business area. The Gobblers Jog has quickly

become an Indianapolis area favorite, and supports several area food banks.

More information is posted under the Royal Report heading on our webpage

AND a link was on the Royal Report email. Try the links below as well!

Start your Thanksgiving off with some fun and fitness!

Full information attached and at:

Register at: Gobblers Jog Registration

Follow on Facebook for updates, and other information:

Academic Highlights for the Upcoming Week


Sequencing stories, Making predictions, Creating Mental Images, Making Connections (Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World) Non-fiction vs. Fiction, Story Elements – SETTING, CHARACTERS,

Sight Words:

yellow, green, blue, orange, red, for, she, he, her, to, do, get, was, it, me, am, so, Qtr 1 words (for your review): this, in, big, here, said, like, we, are, go, can, at, on, I, look, see, my, a, mom, dad, you, the, is, and


Continue practicing the different ways to represent numbers to 20 and keep practicing our subtraction strategies!


STRETCHY snake spelling, Story Hand introduction, Asking vs. telling sentences, end punctuation, Capitalizing first word in sentence and pronoun I, Writing for specific audiences. Writers label pictures, Pictures tell a story.

Social Studies:

Thanksgiving - then and now

What to Ask?

Here are a couple questions to get the after school conversations rolling:

* What will you vote for as your 50th class wow reward?

*Can you tell me what a NOUN is? (a person, place, or thing) Give me an example of a noun.

*What do you like to do when you have free choice Math time?

Classroom Wish List!

I am on a search for all things "natural" and "real life" for the class to be able to manipulate as we learn our curriculum. There is much research that shows that students have a high interest in things that are "real". I would love to have areas in the classroom where the students can explore these types of treasures and wanted to see if you would happen to have any of the following laying around, possibly needing a new home! If so, please feel free to send in and I hope to get displays for the class started in the next few weeks!

water color paint

paint brushes

  • small blank canvases
  • mirrors
  • peg board
  • tacky glue (like from a craft store)
  • cork board
  • mason jars
  • larger nuts and bolts
  • wood pieces
  • twine
  • burlap
  • ribbon
  • yarn
  • beans (dry)
  • shells (large or small)
  • rocks (large or small)
  • pine cones
  • wood frames
  • marbles
  • Discovery News

    Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week we continued our unit on Family. We discussed how our families are all different and special in their own ways. We also read the book, The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown. Students had fun making their own scarecrows!

    Stacey Foust

    Discovery Teacher