Heisler's Herald

September 28th, 2015

Important Dates

Dates to Remember

Please check Haiku for other important information

September 30th- Picture Day

October 8th- Midterm Reports home

October 9th- No School- Institute Day

October 10th- No School- Columbus Day

October15th- Challenger Field trip

October 20th- School Store Opens (every Tuesday)

October 21st- Cookie Dough Pick-up at 4:30 at Mackaben

November 10th- 5th Grade Music Concert at 7pm

Join our PTA


Spirit Wear orders are due Wednesday, September 30th.Click here to order and view actual colors and styles.

LAST CALL to join the PTA before the contest is over. We want to be the class to win the $100 dollar grant! THANK YOU to all that have joined already. Your support is greatly appreciated:) If you are interested in joining click the link above.

Box Tops!!!

A Special Box Tops and Soup Labels prize...

The class that clips the most Box Tops and Soup Labels by Friday, October 16th will win tickets to a Huntley High School Basketball Game!

In addition, if we can have every students turn in ONE box tops collection sheet by that date we will have a Huntley High School Spirit Day where the whole school can show their Huntley Pride!

Let's get clipping!

Easy as 1-2-3!


1. Clip your box tops logos off of participating General Mills products

2. EITHER put them in a baggie OR you can attach them to a collection sheet!

3. Send them to school with your child!

***Please note: you cannot attach any bonus box tops (worth more than one), soup labels, or Catalina box top coupons to this collection set.***


1. Clip the Bonus Box Top (anything that says it’s worth 2 or more box tops) or UPC code from participating Campbell’s Soup products

2. Put them in a baggie

3. Send them to school with your child!

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Do you have a daughter in grades 3rd, 4th, or 5th? If so, you may want to consider being a coach for Girls on the Run. This program is amazing and promotes confidence, being health, and a positive attitude. If you are interested in coaching, but would like more information, please go to the Girls on the Run website and click on the Coaches Corner at http://www.gotrnwil.org/get-involved/coach. You can also view this video for more details about coaching at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gc1B4DjXm4. Please complete the Coach Commitment form by November 15th. Thank you for your help!


This week we are reading the story Satchel Paige

Big Question of the Week ~ How do we face personal challenges?

Reading Skill ~ Fact and Opinion

Reading Strategy ~ Questioning

Grammar Focus~Compound and Complex Sentences

Word Analysis~ Shades of Meaning

Literary Term~ Idioms

Vocabulary Focus~Antonyms

Genre~ Novel

Speling Focus~Adding –ed and -ing

*Spelling and Weekly test will be on Friday


We will continue Unit 2 this week. You probably have noticed by now sometimes your child will be required to view videos and take notes prior to learning a new concept. This is what we call "Flipped Classroom". This is a great way to find out what concepts the students already know and what they still need to learn. A quick quiz will be given the next day to see if your child understands the concept. If they do, they will do some partner work or individual practice. If they do not understand the concept, they will be part of the direct instruction portion of the class. Once I go over the concept with them, they will then practice the concept. Study Links will be done in class. They will more than likely not come home for homework unless your child didn't finish in class. Please don't hestiate to contact me with any questions.


This week in science we will be learning about the cycle of day and night.

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Draw a simple diagram to explain how when it is daytime on one side of the Earth it is nighttime on the other
  • Know that Earth’s rotation on its axis creates the cycle of day and night
  • Understand that stars, planets, and the sun don’t move, but rather that the Earth moves
  • Use objects to model the difference between rotate and revolve


September Birthdays

John 9/15

Nathan 9/17

Mrs. Heisler 9/20

Kaden 9/27

Sara 9/28