King's Class News

November 9th to November 14th

Constant Contact

To keep in constant contact with all things "Pirates" please subscribe to the IHES News.

IHES Spirit Wear

A spirit wear order form came home today stapled to your child's agenda. So, sorry about sending them home so late. I thought the sub sent them home last week. If you plan on ordering, please have your order sent back in by this Thursday. You could even bring it to Open House. There are samples of each shirt/sweatshirt in the glass cabinets right outside the office.

Open House

Come on out to the IHES Open House this Thursday. We will take a look at a day in the life of a 4th grader. There will be three sessions for you to choose from. They are as follows: 5:40 - 6:00, 6:15 - 6:35, and 6:50 - 7:10. With the exception of P.E., the special area teachers will also have sessions going. So, feel free to drop on by and see what takes place during related arts time.

Canvas questions? Well, there will be a Canvas representative on hand to answer them! Her sessions are as follows: 5:30 - 5:45 for Q & A, 6:05 - 6:45 for parent account information, and
7:00 - 7:15 for more Q & A.

Many of you have already created a Parent Account on Canvas. If you haven't just head to this link for the set up instructions.

Cafeteria staff will also be on hand for questions or if you just want to add money to those lunch accounts.

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 Healthy!

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 12th ----------- Open House (5:30 - 7:30)
November 16th ----------- Field Trip to the Sea Life Aquarium
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.)

A Peek at the Week

Reading -- Non-Fiction Text Features
Writing --- Animal Research Projects and Subjects/Predicates
Math ------ Starting 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!

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