The Rigsby Reader 1.20.15

Updates from Room 311

Just Say Hello Project

Ms. Grimes's class has been working hard on a wonderful initiative to start here at Claxton. They are painting a buddy bench for the big playground, and distributing #clxarts bracelets to students! You can read all about the project at :

Cultural Exchange with a Class in Kenya

One of the topics that students were able to choose from for Passion Projects was participating in a Cultural Exchange with a class in Kenya. Those students have been researching about the country Kenya, learning about the Kenyan Culture, and even had the opportunity to send Winter cards to students in December.

After the students in Kenya received our cards, they decided they wanted to Skype with us in order to teach us about their language, Swahili. Because of the time change, in order for us to Skype with the class in Kenya we will have to hold the session at 7:20 am which is before school. Since it is before school, I am opening this lesson up to anyone in 4th grade that would like to participate. The Skype session will be this Thursday morning January 22nd at 7:20am. I am asking for students to arrive in my room between 7:00-7:15am. (I will let the teachers on morning duty know that they are able to come up to my room.) If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity for our students please let me know!

Thanks for understanding the reason for the early morning Skype session.

Raleigh Trip Information


Please remember that the first payment for the Raleigh trip is due by January 30th. We must have a payment and green form for each student who will be going on the Raleigh trip by January 30th. If we do not have payment or form your child may not be able to attend the trip. If you have any questions about this please ask. I would love to answer any questions!


Please remember in order to secure your spot as a chaperone on the trip you must make at least one payment towards the trip (for the chaperone, not the child) and turn in the form marking that you would like to chaperone.

What We Are Learning

  • Homeroom Math Groups: Geometry- Lines & Angles
  • Reading: Responding to Text , Non Fiction
  • Science: Nutrition Unit
  • Social Studies: History of the Biltmore Estate
  • Writing: Publishing our Narrative Story on Google Drive

Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, Jan 20- End of 2nd quarter
  • Wednesday, Jan 21- MAP testing begins
  • Friday, Jan 23- After Arts forms are due (Please let me know if you need a new one.)
  • Tuesday, Jan 27- Report Cards go home
  • Friday, Jan 30- First Raleigh payment is due

Finding Mrs. Rigsby

If your child has a change in how they are going home- please send a note with your child or call the classroom and leave a message. I try to check my email often- but once I'm teaching I don't stop! Please let me know how I can help your student be successful.