The Rigsby Reader 11.3.14

Updates from Room 311

Bring Your Own Tech Day- Pajama Day

The students are STILL cashing in their rewards for their FUNRUN success! Are you still collecting money from the people that donated? We'd love to have 100% collection as soon as possible- an updated notice was sent home last week. Let me know if you have any questions.

This Thursday from 1:45-2:20 we will be dumping SLIME on Mrs. Dechant! And if that isn't something to get excited about- this Friday the students are doing a Pajama/Bring Your Own Tech Day.

  • Students MAY bring any personal tech device to use from 1:35-2:20 this Friday. This includes cell phones, ipads, personal game devices (DS), tablets, Kindles..etc etc.
  • The devices need to be TURNED OFF and brought in the students BOOKBAG. Your child is responsible for their tech device. Mrs. Rigsby will not accept responsibility for lost/stolen/damaged devices. However- our classroom will be on a strict lockdown (door will not be unlocked, Ms. Parker will supervise all students near cubbies).
  • Encourage students to bring headphones if their device is noisy :)
  • I will have a class set of Chrome Books (laptops) in the classroom for students who are not able to bring their own devices (as well as a laptop mini, and 2 iPads)
  • Students MAY NOT have their device out at any other time of day- especially on the bus. If a device is brought out of their bookbag outside of 1:25-2:20- the device will be confiscated until the PARENT picks it up from me. The student will also not be allowed to participate in any BYOT(ech) events in the future.
  • If you have any additional concerns or questions- please contact me! Mrs. Grimes class held a BYOT party a month ago, and her students LOVED it! We are definitely looking forward to this.

Volunteers/Supplies Needed


We are to the point in the year- where a few extra hands would be helpful! You could come in a certain time every week, or an hour here or there. You could also send me a note/email and I can send cutting/assembling work home to you.

Help Needed:

  • Sit with students during Math (10-11am) or Roots and Wings (1:35-2:20) and drill them with Multiplication Flashcards!
  • Come do some fluency reading drills with students! Every day from 8:10-10am. All the materials and folders are ready for you to come and time students as they week.
  • Copy Room Hero- no desire to be near children? Come make homework packets, spelling words, copy reading passages!


  • Yoga balls (You know it's just sitting in your garage...)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock (Extra Thick paper)
  • Colored Copy Paper
  • Kids Magazines (Sports Illustrated, National Geographic?)

Library Hunt: We are looking for copies of these books for our book series library. If you are cleaning off your library shelves- or happen upon them in a goodwill :)

  • "The Throne of Fire"- The Red Pyramid #2
  • Emily Windsnap #2
  • Series of Unfortunate Events # 11
  • Pendragon #5
  • Amelia Bedilia
  • Invisible Inc. #2

What We Are Learning

  • Flexible Math Groups: 1 x 2,3,4 digit numbers (1x 3,453)
  • Reading: Flexible Reading Groups: Plot & Setting
  • Science: 1st Quarter: Animal Adaptation Live Binder Biome Project
  • Writing: Working on our Narrative Story

Dates to Remember:

  • November 4th: No School
  • November 6th: Picture Money Due
  • November 7th: PJ/Bring Your Own Tech Day
  • November 11th: No School

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.