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October 2, 2018

Students were able to start their written homework today in class.  They were to brainstorm activities they could teach someone else to do.  In their notebooks, they are to write step by step directions teaching someone how to do the activity, without demonstrating it.  A good introduction sentence might be:
               I am teaching my sister how to do string art.  These are the materials that will be needed or this is how much time is going to be needed.
A good conclusion might be:
               If you follow my step by step directions, you will be able to be successful at string art.

Have a great day!
Mrs. Herring

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Week of September 24

Spelling list 3 On the Banks of Plum Creek" pretest on Monday.  3x each due Tuesday.  Test Friday.

Grammar test Tuesday on imperative (command) and exclamatory (exciting) sentences.  Students should also be prepared with declarative and interrogative from last week.

Reading test Wednesday on the vocabulary from Lewis and Clark and Me, suffixes -or and -er, and author's purpose (persuade, inform, entertain).

Party money is overdue.  Please send in party money.  This is used for Halloween, Valentine's Day and other special days.

October 1st is a dress down for bullying.  Students that wear a blue shirt can wear jeans, sweats, or shorts.  Students MUST wear a blue shirt to wear dress down bottoms.

4th grade field trip is scheduled for May 17th.  Chaperones must have the PTO requirements and clearances on file.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring


Week of September 17, 2018

Chorus practice will be held on days 1 & 6 during recess.

Band practice will be held on days 2 & 7 during recess.

This week there will be a spelling test on Lewis, Clark & Me list 2 Friday.

Friday is a free dress down day.

Have a great day!
Mrs. Herring

Week of September 10, 2018

Students in Mrs. Staudenmeier's math class will have a math test on Thursday.  It is on place value.

Students in my ELA class will have a grammar test on Thursday.  It is on telling sentences (declarative, using a period) and asking/question sentences (interrogative, using a question mark).  We have been practicing in class both orally and written.  Students have worksheets for reinforcement to use in their red reading folder.

There will be a reading test on Friday.  Study Because of Winn Dixie vocabulary.  There will be sequencing questions and words that end in -ed and -ing.  There is a short reading piece with comprehension questions.

Friday will be school pictures.  Students are encouraged to dress nicely.  It is not a dress down like the district calendar says.  We are moving the dress down to September 21.  Please send in picture money with your child.  Pictures are optional to purchase, but every student will have her picture taken for the class composite.

Monday September …

Thursday September 6, 2018

Tomorrow is a FREE dress down day.  Students have gym tomorrow anyway, so they will already be in gym clothes.  We are having an outdoor pep rally at the high school stadium.

Book orders are due tomorrow, Sept. 7th.

Picture forms will be coming home tomorrow.  Pictures are September 14th.  The district calendar says there is a FREE dress down.  That has been moved to September 21st to accommodate for pictures.

This week was super crazy trying to fit in all of the ELA requirements.  The grammar test on declarative and interrogative sentence types is Monday.  I did send home a pack of papers today which includes those sentence types.  PLEASE be sure that packet comes back tomorrow because we aren't finished going through it. 

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring

Week 2!!! September 4, 2018

WELCOME BACK!  We have all survived the 1st week of school!  It has been a great experience so far!  The students are super excited to be back in the classroom, catching up with their friends, and getting ready to learn.

This week we will begin working with our ELA curriculum.  Today there is a spelling pre-test.  There will be homework tonight for those students that did not get all of the regular spelling words correct on their pre-test.  Homework is 3x each, #1-20.  The spelling test will be Friday.

This week we are going to begin our reading story Because of Winn Dixie.  We will also be starting our grammar lesson on declarative and interrogative sentences.  There may be an assessment on Friday; if not, then early next week.

Students have done a great job returning papers back to me!  Keep up the good work parents!

Book orders are due Friday.  They may also be ordered online using the class code that was sent home in Friday folders.

Have a great, HOT week!
Mrs. Herring

May 16, 2018

I know I am late with this, but I wanted to thank all of the chaperones who attended our field trip last week to Indian Echo Caverns.  The students seemed to have a great time, and we heard great things from the chaperones too!

The end of the school year is super crazy, but we are not stopping learning!  There will be three spelling tests still to come.  The 1st one is Friday The Case of the Gasping Garbage.  There will be a pretest on May 21 and the test on Thursday May 24 for Navajo Code Talkers.  The last pretest will be on Tuesday May 29 and the test on Friday June 1 for Seeker of Knowledge.

We are going to continue with grammar.  This week is Irregular Verbs.  Test will be next week.

We will be reading 1 more story, Paul Bunyan.  Test will be next week.

Please turn in your picnic money.

Friday May 25th is carnival.
Monday May 28th is Memorial Day, so there is no school.
Friday June 1st is our picnic at 2pm.
Tuesday June 5th is the last student day, and it is a half day for studen…