Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays!

I am excited to hear all about your holiday plans.  I am sure you are looking forward to a fun, event-filled break!  Our sharers from yesterday will share today.  Thank you for your patience!

Please update your books read list this morning.  Be sure to add The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and your book club book to your list!  After that, I would like you to complete your math packet, page 15

We will have Art at 8:40 today.  I am sure it will be a fast, fast day!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's homework:
Read 

Finish book club work
Math P 6-6

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 19, 2013
E day

Good morning,

I am excited to have our Holiday party today.  It will take place at 1:00.  Before then, there is a lot I hope to accomplish with you.  Please wash your hands, read the message and order your lunch.  I also need you to return your library books while you are up!

__Brooke__________, ___Avery_________ and __Alexa ___________ will share at morning meeting. I am hoping to meet with some book clubs this morning.  Be listening for me to call your group!  In the mean time, please pick up and read the new poem.  You can illustrate a picture to go along with the poem.  If you need time to finish your Best Christmas Pageant Ever picture, you can do that too!  If you are all caught up, please enjoy some time to read!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework"
Read (book club work)

Math P6-5
Handwriting p.58-59
study for Science, use studystack

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013
D day

Good morning,

I look forward to learning with you today.  ___________, ___________ and __________ will share.  We will celebrate our non-fiction writing today.  If your book is not done, you should put the finishing touches on it this morning.

After you read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands, please pick up your blue math packet.  I would like you to complete page 9.  Next, please move into your book club work for today.  If you have not finished your written assignments, this is a good time to work on those!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tonight's Homework
Read (book club work)
handwriting p. 56-57
Math P6-3

Study for Science test
Holiday party on Thursday

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read (book club work)
Handwriting, 54-55
Study for Science, use study stack
Math: 56 X 5

          432 X 7

           76 X 8

Sunday, December 15, 2013

  December 16, 2013
B day

Welcome Back!

I hope you had a fabulous three day weekend.  It is truly a winter wonderland out there, isn't it!?!  I can't wait to hear your adventures of playing in the snow.  Today will be a busy, yet fun day of catch up.  With the two hour delay, our schedule will be a little different.  We will visit the high school later today to see the Holly Hanging and to hear the 5th grade concert.

______, ______ and ________ will share their sleeve project.  If no one signs up to share a sleeve project, we can begin free share tomorrow.  Please number the pages of the new math packet.  Then you should complete page1.

Have you been studying for your Science test?  I hope you are getting very comfortable with the vocabulary.  Please add to the lists on the easel to show your knowledge of conductors and insulators. When that is done, please trace and cut out two copies of one of your hands.  Use the green paper.



Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tonight's homework: 
Read (book club work)
Handwriting p. 52-53
Math R6-1

study for Science 
use studystack.com
December 12, 2013
F day

Hello Hard Workers,

I am sorry I can't be here today.  I am at a meeting about report cards.  I will share what I learned on Friday.  Thank you in advance for being your super self today for the sub.  I know she will be impressed if you show your true self!

Please wash your hands, read the message and order your lunch.  Be sure to thank Miss Jacobs for fixing our lunch sticks!  Next, please complete 12 in your math packet.  

If you finish that work, please help out by passing out the math journals.  You can then read!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
December 13, 2013
F day

Dear Snowed In Students,

Happy Snow Day!  I hope you are all safe and warm today!  I am sad not to see you today, but I look forward to seeing you on Monday.  It will be an A day, so come prepared for our A day specials and lessons!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December 11, 2013
E day

Hello Students,

I am happy to see you today.  ________, __________ and ___________ will share this morning.  

Please return your library books as soon as you are done reading the message.  After that, you should wash your hands and order your lunch.  Finally, please complete page 135 in your math text book.  You should do this work in your math journal.  Be sure to label the notebook page with the page number and the problem numbers.

If you finish that, you can work in  your writer's notebook.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's homework:
study for Science 
visit studystack.com
read (book club reading)
Handwriting pages 50-51

NFB 
Santa's Secret Shop

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read (book club work)
Complete at least one book club written assignment

BCPE description of an event from chap. 1

Study for SS
soup cans 
sleeve project.
December 10, 2013
D day

Dear Conductor experts!

Hello there.  I plan on squeezing a lot into our half day today.  Get ready to work and work fast!  _Avery______, ______________ and __________ will share the sleeve project today.  Please wash your hands and read today's message.

Once that is done, you should build a circuit tester and work with your partner to test various materials.  I look forward to your conclusions about conductors at morning meeting.  If you finish testing your ten items, you can enjoy some time to read.  

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read (book club work)
Handwriting
Math P5-6
Math- take online test again!
study for S.S.

sleeve project
December 9, 2013
C day

Good morning Readers,

I am glad to see you today!  __Jenna___________, ___Alexa_________ and __________ will share.  Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, I have a poem for you to read.  There are some interesting words for you to decode.  Finally, please work on page 15 of your blue packet.  

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read (book club work)
Storyworks question work
handwriting p. 46-47
Math P5-3
study for SS

bring soup cans
wreath pick up today
sleeve project
Homework:
Read (book club work)
Handwriting p. 44-45
study for SS

soup cans
book orders due Friday
sleeve project
December 5, 2013
A day

Welcome Workers,

I was so impressed with the concert yesterday.  Congratulations to all of the performers.  Mrs. Kloc wanted to be sure to tell you what a great job you did also!

_Ryan__________, __Brooke__________ and Andre____________ will share their sleeve projects today.  Please wash your hands, read the message and order your lunch.  Next, you can pick up your blue packet.  If you left early yesterday, you should finish page9.  All of you need to complete page 10.  When you are done with those pages, you can get an iPad and work on The Opposites app.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hello Holiday Half-Dayers,

I can't wait to see the chorus concert today!  It will be fun to see you perform!  This will be a fast day; I hope you are ready to get right to work.

Please wash your hands and read the message.  You don't need to order your lunch due to the early dismissal.  Your first job is to collect your blue packet and your math journal.  Next, please complete pages  7 and 8 in your blue packet.  Finally, please write one of your goals and your name on the post it note that I handed you.  We will share these at morning meeting.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tonight's Homework:
Read (book club work)

Math P5-2
Handwriting p.42-43
thank you note
study for SS

bring soup
sleeve project
December 3, 2013
E day

Dear Electrical Experts,

I hope you enjoyed Mr. Bennett's visit yesterday.  I thought he was very interesting to listen to.  Thank you, Kalib, for sharing your dad with us! Mr. Fenz will be here this morning.  If time allows, Nicole and Ben will update us on the Student Council meeting from yesterday.

Before you do anything else, please return your library books. After you have read the message, ordered your lunch and washed your hands, please make a thank you card for Mr. Bennett.  Be specific regarding what you liked about his presentation.  You can add color and pictures when you're done.  A few words you might need are: electricity, thermal camera, pictures, outlet, switches.

I am looking forward to meeting with all book club groups today!  I hope these books put you in the holiday spirit!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013
D day

Welcome back Students,

I am glad to see you today!  I hope your vacation was terrific!  I can't wait to hear about it!  _Mark________, _________Sophia___ and _____Melanie______ will share their sleeve project today.  Mr. Bennett will be here to do a special Electricity presentation.  It will be a great day!

Please wash your hands, read the message and order your lunch like usual.  Next, please read today's poem.  After that, you can pick up your new math packet and number the pages.  Finally, please complete page 1 in the new math packet.

There is so much to look forward to this month.  Our new word is GOALS.  We will discuss its meaning as the week goes by.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Homework:
Read (book club book)
Handwriting pages 40-41
Math P5-1
study for S.S. (test on 12/10)

bring swim stuff
return report card envelope and comment page

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 26, 2013
C day

Hello Students,

It is great to see you.  _Ryan_________, Anthony____________, __Avery________, __Kendall__________, Kalib__________, ____Kaitlyn_____, ___________ and ________ will share today.

Please wash your hands, read the message and order your lunch.  Next, please do a division (form c) and multiplication page (form b) as a way to study for today's timed tests.  We will do the timed part shortly after morning meeting.  

When you finish your math pages, please tidy your desk up so it is nice and organized before you go on vacation.   

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read
Handwriting pgs. 38-39 
retake test at pearsonsuccessnet.com

book to share
work on sleeve project
November 25, 2013
B day

Hello Kids,

I am glad to see you today.  I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving!  Are you excited for a long holiday weekend?  I know I am!

Please wash your hands, read the message and order your lunch.  Next, read the new poem.  You can spend some time illustrating the poem.  I am sure our latest burst of winter weather can inspire you!

Maggie______________, _Alexa__________, __________Melanie___, and _Peter_________ will share today.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Friday, November 22, 2013

This week we learned:

I learned that if the circuit is opened it's bad.  If the circuit is closed, it's good.  (Andre)
We learned how to draw pictures to solve problems.(Anthony)
I learned from Andy Parker that stratus is a type of "blankety" cloud.(Melanie)
If you used one wire to touch too many terminals, the light bulb won't light. (Jacob)
I learned that a weather balloon goes four times as high as airplane.(Jack)
I learned that you need pictures, words and numbers to tell weather.(Nicole)
I learned how to use Pages and Book Creator on the iPad.(Peter)
I learned that the weather machine is awesome,  and it can make a lot of seasons. (Kalib)
Tonight's homework:

Read
share poetry folder

book to share
sleeve project
November 22, 2013
A day

Welcome Weather Watchers,

Today is a special day in many ways!  At 9:30, we will be in the Middle School for Andy Parker's Weather Machine.  Later this afternoon, we will celebrate your fundraising success with a pizza party.  On a more sober note, this is a memorable day in history.  50 years ago, the president, John Kennedy was shot.  You will likely hear a lot about this on tv this weekend.

Despite the planned fun activities, we have work we must do as well.  Please get started by washing your hands, ordering your lunch and reading the message.  Next, please complete PC pages 135-136 with a partner.  I expect to see your theme reader out!   Lastly, please update your reading status and steal a few minutes to read.

We will not have sharing this morning due to our busy schedule.  If I can squeeze in some sharing later, I will!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tonight's Homework
Read

Spelling activity (finish it)
Handwriting pgs. 36-37

study facts
book to share

Holiday Concert on Wednesday Dec. 4
November 21, 2013
F day

Dear Circuit Creators,

You did such a great job yesterday with creating complete circuits.  I am truly impressed with your electrical skills.

_Andre______________, ____Jenna________ and _Brooke_______ will share a book today.  Please read this message, order your lunch and wash your hands quickly.  We will have a fast, yet busy morning.  If you didn't have a chance to build a circuit yesterday, use page 5 in your white science booklet to help you build a circuit with a battery holder and a bulb holder.  Next, add a switch to your circuit.  If you have already succeeded at this task, you should take a look at the book creator app on the iPad.  See if you can figure out how to use this app.

Today, we will cheer Peter on in the Geography Bee.  This is a competition where Peter and other students will answer questions all about maps and geographic locations.  This makes me think of a joke:


What do fish and maps have in common?

Remind me to tell you the punch line at morning meeting- we will be starting that soon!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read
Spelling activity
Math P.4-5 ODD only Check your work


Study math facts

Finish it:
I saw your mother and she said you're in trouble....
November 20, 2013
E day

Dear Writers,

Hello again. Today we will discuss options for publishing your non-fiction book. I  hope you are excited to share your knowledge with the class.  I hope to have our writing celebration next Tuesday.  We will have to work hard to make that happen.

___Jacob____, ___Alexa   ____ and ___Anna_____ will share their favorite book this morning.  Please return your library books before you do anything else!  Next, please wash your hands, read the message and order your lunch.  I would like you to complete the quick check for lesson 4-4 for morning work.  When that is complete, please pick up your iPad and check out the Pages app.  You can use this app to type letters, stories, etc.  Experiment with this app to see what you can learn!

As you are working this morning, listen for the sounds of beluga whales.  Perhaps you will feel like Glashka as you work!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read
Math P4-4
Handwriting p.34-35
your/you're page

book orders due tomorrow
study math facts


November 19, 2013
D day

Dear Thinkers,

Hello.  Today we will begin our favorite book share.  _______Jack    Ben __ and _____Sophia  will share.  

Please read this message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, please complete page 9 in your blue packet.  After that is done, please update your reading status and steal a few minutes to read.  

We will discuss idioms today.  Do you know what these idioms mean?


Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's homework:
Read
Finish rough draft of non-fiction book
Math P4-2
Its/it's page

bring a book to share
return ball letter


Suggested spelling words
circuit                      subtraction      extinct
series                       addition           habitat
parallel                    inverse             environment
Iroquois                   cautiously         Chanukah /Hanukkah          
endangered             species              cranberry

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013
C day

Happy Monday,  

I hope you had a great weekend.  Please read this message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, I'd like you to read today's poem.  After that, please complete page 4 in your blue packet.  Finally, you can practice page 116 in your PC.  We will have a fluency share this morning.

If you have any notes for me, please bring them now!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Friday, November 15, 2013

This week I learned:

I learned how cool it is to learn about Native Americans. (Jordyn)
I learned how to make a battery light.  You must touch all four terminals.  (Anthony)
I learned about the story of Peacemaker; how Hiawatha tried to get the five nations together.  (Sophia)
I learned how to add and subtract large numbers.  (Andre)
I learned about Native American games and food.  (Nicole)
Tonight's homework:
Read
share poetry folder

return math letter
return ball letter
November 15, 2013
B day

Welcome Non-Slackers,

I am excited about our Iroquois festivities today.  I hope you are not too impatient waiting for this afternoon.  We will work nonstop to be ready for a fun day of learning.

Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  You may have noticed that I have used a lot of words that have a prefix in this letter.  I am not trying to be illogical.  I want you to be aware of the many ways to say not using a prefix.  To practice this skill, please do page 123 in  your PC this morning.

Kindly,
Mrs.  Harvey

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Homework for tonight:
Read
Spelling activity
Handwriting p. 32-33
Math P4-1

book orders due Wednesday
white t-shirt due tomorrow
November 14, 2013
A day

Hello Folks,

I am looking forward to starting a new math topic with you.  This one is all about adding and subtracting large numbers.  It will be a challenge for all of us!  We also need to review factors and multiples as many of you showed confusion on that yesterday.

To begin,  please read the message, wash your hands and order your lunch.  Next, you should pick up your NEW blue math packet and number the pages.  Finally, please complete page 1.  If you finish all of that, I would love for you to pass out papers.

__________, _________, ____________ and Ryan ___________ will share today.
Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tonight's Homework:
Read
Math corrections
Study math facts
handwriting p. 30-31
spelling activity

work on rough draft

Finish it:
_________________________ was proof that ___________________