Mrs. Novack's News

December 11, 2015

iPads and Android Tablets

Next semester, with your permission, your child is welcome to bring their iPad/tablet to school. We will be using them to create, learn and research throughout the day. We are hoping this opportunity will help to prepare your child as we look forward to August, 2015 when all H.S.E. K-4 classrooms will be 1:1. Permission slips regarding this opportunity will be sent home with your child on Monday. If your child will be bringing a device to school, that permission slip must be signed and returned. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Hour of Code

We had a great time learning about coding this week. The kids were very engaged and learned so many skills throughout the week. I encourage you to continue to grow their interest in coding by visiting https://code.org/. It will be exciting to hear about coding beyond our classroom. Your child can continue learning about coding at home by accessing all the activities through the Student Links button below

Donors Choose project

Our project has been funded!!! We will be receiving the stability balls in early January. The kids are extremely excited. I can't wait to see how this changes our classroom environment and improves our learning!

Family STEAM Night...coming in February!

Get excited and mark your calendars for our first TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT on Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. STEAM is an educational term to describe real world opportunities for students to learn with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. At the TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT, TCE students and their family members of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a variety of unique, educational STEAM experiences. Participants will travel as a family (children with their adults) to share in the learning process! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. More details will be forthcoming! We hope you plan to be there!

Winter Parties

Our winter party will be held on Friday, December 18th from 1:45-2:45 in our classroom. A snack and craft activity are being provided by our PTO. You are welcome to attend as long as you have a current background check on file with the office. Please let me know if you have any questions.

NWEA Testing

We are scheduled to take our mid-year NWEA assessment when we return from Winter Break. NWEA is used as a tool to measure student growth and help guide instruction for your child.

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - review comprehension skills and strategies

Writing - free choice narrative and expository writing with a focus on editing

Grammar - review nouns and adjectives

Math - continue to explore the relationship between addition and subtraction

Social Studies - explore the traditions of winter holidays

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Art and Library

Friday - PE

Mark Your Calendar!

December 18 - Holiday Party 1:45-2:45 pm - All parents are invited to join us for our party

December 21 - January 3 - Winter Break - No School

January 4 - No School for Students - Teachers Only

January 5 - Students return from Winter Break

January 15 - Early Release - Students will dismiss at 12:01

January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day