Moffatt's Memo

February 1-5

Friday, February 12th is Early Release

A Peek at Next Week

Writing - Writers are spending time each day writing poetry. This week they will use areas of concern and wonder as writing doors. They will also write in concrete form. We will review devices poets use when writing and pick a favorite poem to refine.

Reading - Readers begin the next unit this week, narrative non-fiction. Students will use narrative non-fiction stories to determine point of view, character's traits, feelings, and motivations, along with using context clues to determine word meaning. We will compare stories with similar topics, ideas, or themes.

Math - This week students will continue with multiplication and division, concentrating on multiplying larger numbers. Students will learn strategies for multiplying by 10s, along with larger numbers. The commutative and associative properties will be employed.

Science - "Objects in the Sky" Scientists will continue to learn about the sun this week, along with the Earth and moon.

Social Studies - "How Do People Improve Their Communities?" Students will learn about some important people and their contributions to society. They will see how just one person can make a difference.

Wednesdays are Class T-Shirt Day!

Our grade level has decided to make Wednesdays "Class T-Shirt Day." I will be wearing my t-shirt each Wednesday and I am encouraging the students to do the same. It will show our class spirit. Of course, it is optional, but it is fun to dress alike!

At The Hop Carnival

Our school carnival is quickly approaching. It will be on Saturday, February 27th, mark your calendars!!

As usual, each class will sponsor a booth and ask for volunteers to work an hour time slot to help out. Please consider doing this and volunteer to work our booth when the time comes. There will also be opportunities to bake for the cake walk. There will be a silent auction and awesome Grand Raffle prizes this year. Tickets will be sold beforehand and on carnival day.

Carnival is always a really fun time. I can't wait for this fun day!

Carnival Raffle Baskets

Carnival grade level raffle donations: collection will run now through February 12th – bring items (must be new) to the office or class for PTA pick-up. Should you have any questions or require additional information about raffle baskets, please contact Kari Balusek at

PK / K: Legos/Minecraft

1st: Nerf / Nerf Rebelle

2nd: Family Fun

3rd: Justice/Girly Girl

4th: Gift Card Basket

5th: Outdoor fun

Please click on the link below to sign-up to support the carnival. Sign Up Genius: