Mrs. Szafranski's Class

Week 16: December 14-18

Hour of Code

We had a great time learning about coding this week. The kids were very engaged and learned so many skills throughout the week. I encourage you to continue to grow their interest in coding by visiting It will be exciting to hear about coding beyond our classroom. Your child can continue learning about coding at home by accessing all the activities through the Student Links button below.

iPads and Android Tablets

Next semester, with your permission, your child is welcome to bring their iPad/tablet to school. We will be using them to create, learn and research throughout the day. We are hoping this opportunity will help to prepare your child as we look forward to August 2015 when all H.S.E. K-4 classrooms will be 1:1. Permission slips regarding this opportunity will be sent home with your child next week. If your child will be bringing a device to school, that permission slip must be signed and returned. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Winter Party

Our winter party will be held on Friday, December 18 from 1:45-2:45 in our classroom. A snack and craft will be provided by our PTO. You are welcome to attend as long as you have a current background check on file with the office. Please let me know if you have any questions.

NWEA Testing

We are scheduled to take our mid-year NWEA assessment when we return from winter break. NWEA is used as a tool to measure student growth and help guide instruction for your child.

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - Review

Writing - Persuasive Writing: Writing Reviews

Grammar - Possessive Nouns

Math - Mental Subtraction Wrap Up

Science/Social Studies - Holiday Rotations

Spelling Sight Words - saw, than, after, well, think

*Spelling Test: Friday, December 18

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Art

Friday - PE

Mark Your Calendar!

December 18 - Holiday Party 1:45-2:45

January 4 - No School (Teacher Work Day)

January 5 - School is back in session!

January 15 - Student Half Day (Dismiss @ 12)

January 18 - No School (MLK Day)

Scholastic Book Club

Our class code is J2WNT