Update for Jan. 18-22

Ms. Kvalstad's Class in Room 110

Upcoming Events

  • Wed. Jan. 20 @ 6:00-7:00: Parent 7 Habits Night at SP
  • Thurs. Jan. 21 @ 1:00-2:30: Math Winter MAPs test
  • Fri. Jan 22: BYOD to school (Our class filled up our Marble Jar and earned a whole-class reward! Yay! So after sharing ideas they voted on Bring Your Own Device to school. Requirements: 1. Parent permission to send the device to school 2. Only "school-appropriate" apps and games will be allowed. It's okay if some students don't have devices to bring. I'm sure there will be plenty to share and play with! (Device examples: tablets, Kindle, electronic games, laptop-if parent approves)
  • Mon. Jan 25-Fri. Jan. 29: The Great Kindness Challenge Week: Different activities for students to participate in during recess throughout the week.
  • Thurs. Jan 28: Scholastic Online orders due: https://orders.scholastic.com/J8GTL
  • Mon. Feb. 1 @ 1:00-2:30: Reading Winter MAPs test (changed from Jan. 27)
  • Fri. Feb. 26: Next BOX TOP collection
  • Feb. 15-19: President's Week-NO SCHOOL
  • Fri. Feb. 26: Next BOX TOP collection

Biography Presentation Timeline:

Friday, 1/29: Biography book read, and completed notes packet due

Friday, 2/5: Presentation note cards due (*We will begin working on the presentation note cards in class on Friday, 1/29, but most of the note-card writing and presentation practice will be done at home.)

Week of 2/8: Presentation week


Students will continue in the Science/STREAM "Waves" Unit. In class this week we're continuing to build our understanding of waves-related vocabulary and continue onto light reflection. Students will use mirrors and their knowledge that light travels in a straight line to see an object hiding behind a wall.
Thank you in advance for any paper towels rolls and toilet paper rolls you may have to donate to our class by Wednesday for this activity!

Scholastic Book Orders

Students will have an opportunity to order new books and each purchase earns points for new classroom books! Our class activation code is NJFWC.

Order due date: Jan. 28

Online ordering link: https://orders.scholastic.com/NJFWC

Class Shutterfly Account

Check the newest photos from our Winter party and Pom-Pom Launcher STREAM creations which have been added to our class Shutterfly account:


Watch Out for the Golden Bananas at the Sandpiper Sprint!

After MUCH idea sharing and voting, our class chose "Golden Bananas" as our class name to coincide with our yellow shirts for the upcoming Sandpiper Sprint on March 4th. Each class decorates their shirts with the team name, so we thought we'd utilize our class artists and graphic designers. Students may submit (this is optional) a design for our class logo and team name. The chosen logo and lettering will be printed on the front of the shirts, and we'll add our last names and number on the back to resemble a jersey.