December 11, 2015
As members of Ballardville, we recognize that each student in ASPIRE is unique and different in his or her own way. We promise to:
- help each other learn and excel as a group in class;
- be kind, respectful, and responsible to our teacher, each other, our classroom, and ourselves;
- have a positive attitude, follow the Golden Rule, and make sure everyone feels like they fit in;
- put aside our differences and cooperate with each other respectfully;
- show kindness in and out of the classroom and treat others with care.
We expect our teacher to challenge us in a way that will help each of us excel in our learning. We like to be challenged and to think outside the box.
Our personal expectations are to be respectful and responsible. We will encourage others to be helpful and not hurtful. We will pull each other up when in need, and will help each other improve.
Dates to Remember
December 12- Breakfast with Santa
December 15- Spelling Bee Pre-Test; Math Olympiad #2; Lunch with the Principal
December 16- Pajama Day
December 17th – Holiday Party 1:45-2:45
December 18th – Sing along & End of 9 weeks; Early Dismissal 11:45
December 21st – January 4th – Winter Break
January 5th- Students Return
Classroom Parties- Sign Up and Important Information
If your child has special dietary needs, please consider sending treats/food that you know are safe for your child.
We do have several severe allergies in the 4th grade. Because of this, we ask that no homemade treats/foods be donated for the party. I know this sounds harsh, but after a meeting with our nurse this week, we are discovering that many well-intentioned people's substitutes for familiar allergens (gluten, peanuts, etc.) can be just as dangerous. Coconut oils or flours and cross contamination from home kitchens are just a few of the accidental ingestions/exposures we have seen.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to keep ALL of our Gators safe!
Class Gift Exchange
I will be sending home materials (paper and frames) and instructions Monday, but the overview is that each student is to find an inspirational quote for their chosen person.
This quote will be written or printed and glued onto a piece of card stock, decorated, and placed in a picture frame. We will present these to each other at our party on Thursday.
The only thing students are to do this weekend is locate a quote they think would fit, encourage, or inspire their person.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Hour of Code
Class Objectives for Next Week
Math - Problem Solving: Multiplication & Division
(Division & Multiplication Strategies, Rounding to Estimate)
Reading - Determining the Main Idea
Writing - Journal Writing; Of the Days; Persuasive Writing
Social Studies/Science - Native American Legends
Of the Days
Tuesday- adorn; aug; make heads or tails out of something
Wednesday- anxious; cor; march to the beat of a different drummer
Thursday- ambidextrous; dict; mind over matter- amorphous; dent; miss the boat
Thank You for a Great Field Trip!
If you are interested in visiting with your family, the tours are FREE and are open to the public. I understand that during Spring Break there are additional activities for kids to enjoy!
We had a great time thanks to the support and number of parents who helped!
We Need Bulk Snacks!
So, if you would like to donate, goldfish (especially the whole wheat cheddar), pretzels, cheese crackers, and fruit snacks are great!
We would really appreciate any donations!!