Mrs. Novack's News

March 20, 2015

Scholastic Book Orders

Our March book order is due today. You may still order tonight using the link that I have attached below. The website is and our class code J4YBQ. When you order online you are not limited to what is in the flyers. You can search their site for any books that they have available!

Monarch Butterfly Garden

We successfully planted our milkweed seeds today. We explored different kinds of soil (clay, sandy and garden) and decided which would be best for growing a seed. We will watch them and water them over the next few weeks and hope to see little milkweed sprouts coming up soon! You can visit the organization that we are getting the seeds from at the link below.



Candy Bar Bingo is almost here! It is Friday, March 20th from 6:00 to 8:30. We are 4th graders in Mrs. Gibson’s class and for our Genius Hour project we want to help an HSE family. We are selling cookies, wristbands, and candles for Fishers Junior High student, Aislynn Ball, who has Gardner’s syndrome. The money will be donated to her family for Aislynn’s medical bills. Gardner’s syndrome is a type of syndrome that makes tumors grow all over your body.

The wristbands are $2.00 and the cookies are $1.00. The tea light candles are 50¢, the medium candles are $1.00 and the large is $1.50.

We will be selling from 6:00 to 7:30. Make sure to bring money to Candy Bar Bingo!

We hope to see you there!

Macy Summers, Braylee Vicari, Whitney Byard, Olivia Andrews, Ashley Lopez, & Ava Paul.

The Spring Book Fair is coming...

The Spring Book Fair is coming to TCE! It will be open Tuesday, April 14th – Friday, April 17th during the school days AND on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00-10:30 am during PTO’s Pancake Breakfast! Students may bring in money and purchase books during our class library time. Our class will shop the Book Fair on Wednesday, April 15th. If you choose to send in money for your child to shop, send it in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and teacher. You are welcome to sign in at the office and shop with your child as well. **You must have a background check on file in the office if you wish to shop during the school day with your child. You must also have completed the anti-bullying training by watching video from HSE’s website:** You can also shop the Book Fair Online starting April 8th – 22nd! Just visit Thank you for supporting the library and reading in our school!


Warmer weather seems to be returning, however it is often still chilly at the time of day that we go out for recess. Please be sure to send a jacket or sweatshirt with your child as short sleeves alone can be very chilly at recess.

Things we are collecting...

There are several items that we are always collecting at school. Feel free to send them in whenever you need to.

  • all plastic bottle caps and lids for our buddy bench project
  • Boxtops
  • Campbells Labels for Education

Coming up next week....

Reading- We will continue to compare and contrast similar stories. This week we looked at different versions of The Three Little Pigs and next week we will be looking at different versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Spelling - New spelling lists were sent home this past Monday. Your child will be tested over these words and the below sight words on Friday, March 27th.

Our sight words for the next 2 weeks will be:

sit, carry, small, which, fall

Writing - We will continue working on our fiction writing for our Young Author books. We have been focusing on reading our story as the reader would not just as the writer. We will continue to talk about adjectives and how they help the reader to see a story the way the writer sees it.

Math - We will begin our unit on telling time. Students will be able to tell time to the hour and half hour on both analog and digital clocks. If you have an analog clock at home help you child to identify the hour and minute hands and observe how both hands move, just at different paces.

Science - We will continue to monitor our milkweed seeds and begin discussing living vs. non-living things.

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - music

Tuesday - art

Wednesday- PE and library

Thursday - music

Friday - art

Important Dates

March 20 - Candy Bar Bingo. 6:00-8:30 (1st grade will be calling numbers from 6:20-6:50)

March 21 & 22 - District wide art show @ HSE high school

April 2- PTO Spirit day - pajama day

April 3-April 12 - Spring Break

April 14-18 - TCE Spring Book Fair

April 18 - TCE PTO Pancake Breakfast

Math and Reading Game Links

This will take you to the students links section of the TCE website. You can find loads of great games your child can play to practice math and reading skills.

Mrs. Jennifer Novack

The more that you read, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go. -Dr. Seuss