Ms. Schmidt's Classroom News

February 15. 2016

Snow Day

Monday, February 15th will not have to be made up.


NASA Camp Applications will be available online starting March 1. More information to come home soon!


Students have a small amount of homework each week. Homework is sent home on Monday and due on Friday. Please help your child complete their assignments weekly.

  • Math - 1 sheet each week
  • Reading - Read for 20 minutes daily and if your child is reading at a level F or above, they have to answer 2 reading questions each week.

I try to limit the amount of homework students have because I value other experiences and events outside of school - boy/girl scouts, sports, free play, even video game time. Students need to have a good balance of activities to be well rounded.

Box Tops

We are collecting BoxTops and other Labels for Education. Keep clipping those coupons! Thank you for your support!

What are we learning?


  • Word Problems
  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies


  • Word Solving Strategies


  • Persuasive Writing - Book Reviews and Persuasive Letters

Social Studies

  • Economics - Students will explore wants/needs, supply/demand and many more economics concepts through an awesome learning experience - We will be planning a carnival!

Donations Needed

***Supplies Needed - We are in need of Clorox Wipes, Tissues and Pencils. Please send in any supplies that you are able. We will be very appreciative!!

Using Robots in the STEM Lab

Genius Hour

Genius Hour is in full-swing in our classroom! Students are working in small groups on a variety of projects including:

  • Sewing
  • Robotics
  • Jewelry Making
  • Painting
  • Stop Animation

We are in need of a few volunteers to help every Friday from 8:20-9:20. Please let me know if you are available to help! Thanks!

Tip of the Week

Students should be reading every night! In class, we are working on our reading fluency (the pace and accuracy of a student's reading) and reading comprehension (a student's understanding of text).

You can help by reading with and to your child at night. If you're reading to your child, try reading books above their level. You can be a model for fluent reading. Reading higher books will expose students to new words and strengthen their vocabulary.

Let me know if you need any resources to help support your child's reading at home.

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Important Dates

February 17 - Digital Learning Day

February 22 - February 26 - Engineering Week

February 23 - Progress Reports

February 25 - Skate Night

February 26 - Uniform Free Day

Click on the links below to access resources to support your child's education at home.