Mrs. Swanson's Monthly Newsletter

September 2015

Moment of the Month

Each classroom table group met their point goal and was able to celebrate with a pajama and stuffed animal day before track out! Way to go!

Educational Studies

Moving right along...

In August, the kids learned how to summarize texts and make inferences using prior knowledge combined with the text. Over the next few weeks we will strengthen skills we've already learned and look at point of view as well as go in depth with characters.

Now that the students learned about multiples and factors, the real fun begins! We will be learning to multiply multi-digit numbers using the area model method and then master the traditional method. After that, we will begin division!

During the next few weeks, we will be studying rocks which will include learning the rock cycle and identifying different types of rocks using tools!

Upcoming Events


  • Sep 8 - Sep 11 Technology
  • Sep 14 - Sep 18 Technology
  • Sep 21 - Sep 25 PE
  • Sep 28 - Oct 2 Art

Dates to Remember

  • September 18 - Picture Money Due
  • September 24 - Picture Retakes (if needed)
  • September 25 - Report Cards
  • September 25 - Movie Night at 7:00
  • October 8 - Field Trip
  • October 16 - Early Release

Field Trip

Our field trip to visit the battleship will be October 8th. As only 10 chaperones will be able to go with us, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. I will send home an information paper that will need to be returned in order for you to attend with us. Remember you must be a green star volunteer to participate. If more than 10 parents volunteer, I will draw student names from a cup to determine who can come. More specific information is coming home with your children today!