The Rigsby Reader 10.28.14

Updates from Room 311


1) Friday is Halloween. No Candy Please! It is "Dress Like a Book Character Day". Students may dress in a costume- AS LONG AS they are prepared to discuss WHAT BOOK CHARACTER they are dressed as. 2 Red Tickets for a Costume + 2 Red Tickets if they have a copy of the book in their hand :)

2) Weather permitting- Friday 12:30-1:30 LUNCH OUTSIDE on Picnic Tables. We will also set up a Decorate Your Own Cupcake station during lunch. After lunch- students will Throw Waterballoons At Mrs. Rigsby (not each other).

  • Can you bring in 25 Cupcakes?
  • Can you bring in frosting/ sprinkles?
  • Can you come to help during this event.
  • Can you fill water balloons? (I hear there is a magical pump that exists to make this process easier! Anyone own one we can borrow?)

Volunteers/Supplies Needed


We are to the point in the year- where a few extra hands would be helpful! You could come in a certain time every week, or an hour here or there. You could also send me a note/email and I can send cutting/assembling work home to you.

Help Needed:

  • Sit with students during Math (10-11am) or Roots and Wings (1:35-2:20) and drill them with Multiplication Flashcards!
  • Come do some fluency reading drills with students! Every day from 8:10-10am. All the materials and folders are ready for you to come and time students as they week.
  • Copy Room Hero- no desire to be near children? Come make homework packets, spelling words, copy reading passages!


  • Yoga balls (You know it's just sitting in your garage...)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock (Extra Thick paper)
  • Colored Copy Paper
  • Kids Magazines (Sports Illustrated, National Geographic?)

Library Hunt: We are looking for copies of these books for our book series library. If you are cleaning off your library shelves- or happen upon them in a goodwill :)

  • "The Throne of Fire"- The Red Pyramid #2
  • Emily Windsnap #2
  • Series of Unfortunate Events # 11
  • Pendragon #5
  • Amelia Bedilia
  • Invisible Inc. #2

What We Are Learning

  • Flexible Math Groups: 1 x 2,3,4 digit numbers (1x 3,453)
  • Reading: Flexible Reading Groups: How Characters drive a story
  • Science: 1st Quarter: Animal Adaptation Live Binder Biome Project
  • Writing: Working on our Narrative Story

Dates to Remember:

  • October 30th: Report Cards Go Home
  • October 31st: Dress like your Favorite BOOK Character! Cupcakes/ Waterballoons/ Lunch Outside
  • November 4th: No School
  • November 6th: Picture Money Due
  • November 11th: No School

Finding Mrs. Rigsby

If your child has a change in how they are going home- please send a note with your child or call the classroom and leave a message. I try to check my email often- but once I'm teaching I don't stop! Please let me know how I can help your student be successful.