January 8, 2016

Mission Statement

As members of Ballardville, we recognize that each student in ASPIRE is unique and different in his or her own way. We promise to:

  • help each other learn and excel as a group in class;
  • be kind, respectful, and responsible to our teacher, each other, our classroom, and ourselves;
  • have a positive attitude, follow the Golden Rule, and make sure everyone feels like they fit in;
  • put aside our differences and cooperate with each other respectfully;
  • show kindness in and out of the classroom and treat others with care.

We expect our teacher to challenge us in a way that will help each of us excel in our learning. We like to be challenged and to think outside the box.

Our personal expectations are to be respectful and responsible. We will encourage others to be helpful and not hurtful. We will pull each other up when in need, and will help each other improve.

Dates to Remember

Jan. 11th: Opt-out forms due (puberty video)

Jan. 15th: Puberty Video (4th grade girls)

Jan. 18th: No School

Jan. 22- Spelling Bee 8:00 am Cafeteria

Jan. 29th: Lunch with the Principal

Feb. 5th: Play it Safe

Feb. 12th: Valentine's Day Parties 1:40-2:40

Feb. 15th: No School

Feb. 17th & 18th: Early Dismissal at 11:45am

Feb. 24th: Progress Reports

March 13th-20th: Spring Break

Objectives for Next Week

Math - Problem Solving: Multiplication & Division

(Long Division, Unit 3 Post-Test, Math Olympiad #3, MOY iStation)

Reading - Identifying Author's Purpose (Persuade, Inform, Entertain)

Writing - Journal Writing; Of the Days; Expository Writing; Pitchforking, Ba-Da-Bings

Social Studies/Science - European Explorers in Texas; Spanish Missions in Texas

Of the Days

Monday- appease; filum

Tuesday- arboreal; flex

Wednesday- archaic; here

Thursday- archives; hum

Friday- behemoth; loqu

Winter Reminder

Please be sure to check the forecast each day to determine what type of coat to send with your child. We go to recess at 12:15 pm as long as the windchill is at or above 38 degrees.

Thank you in advance!

Great Gators

Congratulations to Drake A, Melody M, and Jaden O who were Great Gators for December. Keep up the GATOR-IFIC work!!