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Mrs. Herring
Ashland, PA, United States
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I will be teaching your child ELA (reading, grammar, spelling). I will try to follow the homework helpline assignments as best I can. As always, there may be some unforseeable events. Please keep in mind we need to have an open line of communication for you the student/parent to have a great year. Looking forward to a great school year!!

Friday September 29, 2017

Good afternoon!

Monday will be a FREE dress down day.  We are promoting Bullying Awareness by wearing shirt, blue jeans, blue sweats, blue socks, etc.

PALS packets were also sent home in students' Friday folder.  This weekend's activity is focusing on Author's Purpose.  Parents & supporters, please remember to sign off on the last sheet so your child receives credit.  We are encouraging parent/student/school relationships.

AR goals were set for the month of October.  Please have your child check their AR account or see me Monday.

Book orders were placed today.  As soon as I receive the books, I will be sending them home with your child.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Herring

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Today we started Unit 1 Lesson 2 in reading and grammar.  We will be reading Lewis, Clark, and Me and working on author's purpose and suffixes.  Students will be working with the textbook, workbook, interactive notebook, groups, and whole instruction.  In grammar, we will be learning the next 2 types of sentences:  imperative and exclamatory.  The assessment will include all 4 types of sentences (declarative, interrogative from last week).

Spelling homework was assigned tonight.  Students that have homework were given a sheet of paper already laid out for them for the 3x each.  #1-20 need to be written.  Test is Friday.

October 2 is a dress down day...wear a blue shirt, any bottoms.

Book fair for my homeroom is Monday October 16th during encore time with Ms. Hull.  If you are sending money in with your child, have it in an envelope with their name and homeroom.

Party money is being collected to help defray the cost of the Halloween and Valentine's Day party. Again, please lab…

Week of Sept. 25, 2017

There will be no spelling homework tonight.  Students will be assigned 3x each tomorrow.

Students were working on a pumpkin limerick today.  They should be finishing up on their rough draft.

More to follow tomorrow!
Have a great night,
Mrs. Herring

Wednesday September 20, 2017

We have been working hard on our Positive Behavior plan.  Students have to earn 3 stamps from staff or faculty for following the goal of the week.  This week's is PARTICIPATION.  If a student earns 3 stamps by the end of the day on Thursday, they will be eligible for a reward Friday.  Eligible students will be given a reward ticket.  That reward ticket MUST be given to the teacher Friday during homeroom.  We are expecting students to be responsible, so they have to keep track of this.

We are still working on CDT tests in the classroom, which use the Chromebooks, we are finishing up on DIBELS testing, and we are finishing up on our fluency tests.

Students will get Unit 1 Week 2 spelling list and reading vocabulary list.  There will be a spelling pretest on Monday, with the test following on Friday.

AR goals are to met by September 28th.  We will be having the 4th grade reward on the 29th.  My 3 classes of students' AR goals is a minimum of 5 points.

Students will be enjoying a …

PALS patckets

Mrs. Herring and Mrs. Staudenmeier's homerooms were sent home today with PALS packets.  Miss Brobst's class will get theirs Monday.

PALS packs are to encourage parent involvement with their student.  The PALS packet is centered around a reading skill that was just covered in class.  The students should share the pack with a parent or supporter, read and discuss the short activity, and complete the assignment at the end.  This a great conversation starter for those parents that ask how the day went and the child shrugs!  In order for the student to earn credit, the packet needs to be returned, signed by both participants.

The ELA teachers are using the PALS packets to measure the participation of parents with their students academics.  This isn't too time consuming, and many students look forward to sharing with their parents what they learned in class.  

Please support your children and encourage them to complete these packets.  We are always so busy, but it is very rewarding…

Wednesday September 6, 2017

This week has been a bit CRazY!!  We have been trying to do some computer testing, there is going to be a Positive Behavior Pep Rally tomorrow, and it is a 4 day week!

Please remember you will only find my homework for your child on here.  You need to check their other teachers' blogs as well.

Spelling:  Today, students in periods 1 & 2 took a spelling pre-test on Because of Winn Dixie.  Students have the list of spelling words along with the vocabulary for Because of Winn Dixie.  Period 3 will take the pre-test tomorrow, Thursday.  All periods have homework due Friday.  Students are to write #1-20 of their spelling list 3 times each.  Test has been moved to Tuesday.
     Example of homework layout:
          admire     magnet
          admire     magnet
          admire     magnet
If a student earns an advanced (#1-25 all correct), he will not have homework or need to take the test. If a student earns a proficient (#1-20 correct), he will have homework and need to take the tes…