King's Class News

November 16th to November 20th

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Canned Food Drive

Starting Tuesday IHES will begin collecting canned and nonperishable food items. All proceeds will benefit Hope House.

Lost and Found

With the cooler temperatures setting in more students are coming to school with sweatshirts and jackets. You would be AMAZED how many end up in the school's lost and found. The best thing to do is put your child name on the tag so the item has a better chance of making it back to our class. If you know your child is missing something have them check the lost and found.

Second 9 Weeks Special Area Schedule

Each quarter our schedule will rotate a bit. Our second quarter schedule is as follows:
Monday ------ Computer Lab
Tuesday ------ Library/Guidance
Wednesday - Art AND P.E. (don't forget the tennis shoes)
Thursday ---- Music
Friday --------- P.E. (don't forget the tennis shoes)

Let's Get Moving for Diabetes Awareness!

On November 24th, India Hook will hold a morning indoor walk. Students will place their book bags in the classroom and walk the perimeter of all 4 hallways until 7:30. Students are encouraged to walk and talk with friends as they travel the hall.

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the CDC
  • Heart disease: 611,105
  • Cancer: 584,881
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,978
  • Alzheimer's disease: 84,767
  • Diabetes: 75,578

Check out this Kids Health website for more information about diabetes.

Dates to Note

November 16th ----------- Field Trip to the Sea Life Aquarium

November 17th-23rd---- Canned Food Drive
November 18th ----------- Progress Reports Go Home
November 24th ----------- Indoor Morning Walk
November 25th - 27th -- Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
December 3rd ------------- Make-Up Picture Day (Just return purchased picture packet on that day if you'd like retakes. The original pictures should be in soon.)

December 11th------------ PTA Movie Night (Wear your jammies for Polar Express)

A Peek at the Week

Reading -- Non-Fiction Text Features
Writing --- Animal Research Projects and Subjects/Predicates
Math ------ Division (continue reviewing those multiplication facts)
Science --- Living Organisms
S.S. --------- The 13 Colonies

Multiplication Quizlets

Please take 5-10 minutes every evening to go over multiplication facts. Quick recall of the times tables will make many concepts throughout the rest of this year much breezier!

Box Tops

Box Tops are collected every Friday. Feel free to send them in anytime! The school has collected 9,000 Box Tops so far this year. That's $900 for our school, and it's only November!!

Volunteering at the School

If you would like to be a volunteer for the upcoming year please fill out the form found in this link. If you have filled this out in the past and your volunteer card has not expired, you do not need to fill another one out.

Mystery Readers

Kids LOVE being read to! Every other Friday we will host a Mystery Reader. Mystery Readers can be parents, grandparents, siblings, or other family members. This will be a 10-15 minute time block. You can bring in your favorite children's book….fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. If you're not sure what to bring, I can find a book for you, or you can read a chapter from our read aloud book. If you are interested in signing up for a Mystery Reader date, just send me a quick message.

I know this is gross, however....

In order to keep our building as germ free as possible it is important that you understand that children must be diarrhea free, vomit free, and fever free (without fever reducing medication) for 24 hours before they can return to school.

Contact Information

Heather King

4th Grade Teacher

India Hook Elementary