Mrs. Richardson's Class

August 14, 2015

Student of the Week

Breanna Couch

Upcoming Events at JES

September 4th - JES pictures

September 14th - PTO Meeting (please try and attend this meeting. We need help to make the JES PTO successful for all parents, teachers and students!)

October 6th and 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30

October 9th - End of the 1st nine weeks

October 12th-16th - FALL BREAK

Homework and Upcoming Tests

Please make sure you check and SIGN your child's agenda nightly! Their agenda is on their iPad!

Each night:

*Reading Comprehension 3-4x a week

*Math homework daily

*Math Enrichment packet (extra credit)

*Science packet - This can be found on Canvas - please study the packet each night!

*Study Spelling words - All words are on Spelling City for extra practice

*Vocabulary Test on Friday - Words are on Canvas and uploaded in Quizlet!


-Math Test today (over Numeration)

-Math Enrichment packet due today - Remember this is for extra credit


-Vocabulary Test #2 (on Quizlet and Neu.Annotate)

-Reading Test #2 over Sequence


-Spelling Test - List #2 (on Spelling City and Neu.Annotate)

-Science - Weekly Quiz

-Reader's Notebook due (this is an in-class assignment)


If you are able to send in a bag of individually wrapped candy that would be greatly appreciated! I give out candy for AM and other small things! Thanks so much!


Accelerated Reader

Your child should be at 20% of their Accelerated Reader goal by Friday, August 21st.

Don't forget, each night your child should read for at least 20 minutes to keep up with their AR goal. However, I completely understand that your child may have activities after school, so make sure you pick up missed time on the weekend.

We will have a reward party at the end of the nine weeks for those students who are at 100% of their AR goal and 88% correct on TESTS.

AR will count as 10% of your child's reading grade each nine weeks.

Congrats to the following Students who are at or ABOVE 10% of their AR Goal:






Spelling List for next week

We will take a pre-test each Monday morning. If your child passes the regular list words, they will be put on the AMAZING word list for the week and test on Friday.
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Exploring Reading Eggspress

Multiplication Facts

STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!! Students should be able to pass 50 mixed multiplication problems in 3 minutes next week! There is an app called Math Facts Master that is great for review that is on your child's iPad and DOES NOT require internet.


We will use Newsela 2/3 times a week this school year. Newsela is an online database that has relevant nonfiction articles that build reading comprehension skills. The articles on Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at a level that is just right for each student. These articles are lexiled and are VERY similar to what student will see on ISTEP in the spring. We will use next week as practice and then the following week I will start taking grades on Newsela! Please encourage your child to take their time and try their best on these articles!

Remind Texts

Make sure you sign up for our class Remind messages! I don't use this app too much, but if something important comes up or if there is a change in our schedule, I will use this to inform you!

Text this number: (859)740-1173

With this message: @4thgradeje

Reader's Notebook

Each week I will write a letter to the class and ask questions about the book that they are reading. I will ask students to pull out specific reading skills that we are studying in class (ex. Cause/Effect, Main Idea, sequencing, compare/contrast, etc) and connect them to the book that they are reading. The first letter was written on Thursday this week and was a PRACTICE. After I read their letter I will write them back and correct any mistakes that I see. I will send this reader's notebook home every few weeks for you to see.

Accelerated Math & Study Island

Accelerated Math

-Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - 11:20-12:00

-To earn Free Friday students must have 85% correct on TESTS. Free Friday is where students get 30 minutes of free time for working hard in AM & Study Island. We have Free Friday every other week.

-AM will count as 10% of their math grade on their report cards. We will look at Percent Correct on regular tests to get their grade.

Study Island

-Tuesdays and Thursdays (for math) - 11:20-12:00

-Student will earn blue ribbons once they have mastered grade level math objectives.

-We will be using Study Island for ELA, Science and SS in the morning for 30 minutes 3x a week.


If your child would like to bring a healthy snack to eat after first recess that is fine with me!! No cookies, brownies, candy, or chips please.


Click here to access our CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE! I will post pictures and information on here each week. There will be extra credit posted a few times a week so make sure you check it each night!


This is where all our information will be found! Ask your child to show you our Canvas page! Let me know if you have any questions about Canvas. We should have parent logins soon! You can also download the app on your phone and access information from there as well!