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News From Ms. Kramer's 4th Grade Class

We need YOUR help!

We are in need of adult volunteers willing to lend a helping hand in our Battle of the Brains (BOTB) research and design time. Volunteers will be helping students with editing their writing, overseeing small groups, and/or assisting with technology. Feel free to come in as many days as you'd like or whatever fits in with your schedule.


Please let me know if this is of interest to you. We will begin having volunteers on Monday, September 14th and continue through the end of September. We work on BOTB everyday from 1:30-2:30.


**We will not need volunteers on September 16th or the 25th. **

Field Trip

Fourth grade will be headed to Science City on September 25th to do BOTB research. We will be looking at what makes an exhibit educational but also fun for kids; as well as see the location and layout of the outdoor space we will be designing.


**We are in need of 4 parent volunteers. Email sfkramer@smsd.org if you are interested. I will take the first 4 parents, so hurry!**

Spelling City

Spelling tests will be given on the fifth day of Wonders. This will not necessarily always be on a Friday. Please be sure you and your student are checking the MyHomework app for specific due dates.


Students will come home with a Spelling Contract on day one of Wonders. This contract will have that week's list of words, as well as a menu of activities they can choose from. Student must complete at least three tasks and turn them in before or on the due date of each contract.


In addition to a Spelling Contract, I have set-up each student on Spelling City, which is both an app and website on their iPad. Students may play spelling games each week for additional practice. If your student has forgotten their logon information it is the following...

  • username: student i.d. number
  • password: spelling

Labor Day - No School

Monday, Sep. 7th, 8am

Santa Fe Trail Elementary School, Overland Park, KS, United States

Overland Park, KS

Staff Development - No School

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 8am

Santa Fe Trail Elementary School, Overland Park, KS, United States

Overland Park, KS

Picture Day

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 8:30am

Santa Fe Trail Elementary School, Overland Park, KS, United States

Overland Park, KS

Picture packets went home with students on Friday. Be sure to take a look in their backpack if you are interested in buying pictures of your student.

Walk-A-Thon

Friday, Sep. 11th, 9-9:30am

Santa Fe Trail Elementary School, Overland Park, KS, United States

Overland Park, KS

Students will be walking across Kansas ( aka the school's playground) to help raise money for our sSFT. Please stay tuned for more information in the following weeks. If you are available during our grade level walk time, you are more than welcome to come up and support your student!

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me at anytime. I am more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.