The purpose of this blog is to create an easy and fast form of communitcation for my classroom. On the blog you will find weekly updates in class assignments, events and changes. The blog will also provide links for extra work, assignments and/or information, I feel may be helpful.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Field Trip: Montezuma's Castle 4/26/12

There has been a change in the forecast to a good chance of rain for tomorrow's field trip. Please make sure that your student has the following items to help deal with the weather:
-tennis shoes
-poncho (suggestion)
-umbrella (suggestion)

Also, we are still in need of 3 chaperons. Please contact me ASAP if you would like to attend tomorrow's field trip. All paperwork and fingerprints must be into the office prior to the field trip.

Spelling List

The following is this week's spelling list. (April 23 to April 27)

1. drop
2. dropped
3. anyone
4. apiece
5. attack
6. balance
7. central
8. divide
9. calculate
10. lead
11. leader
12. leadership
13. ignore
14. ignorant
15. ignorance

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Electronic Newsletters

Starting this week, our weekly newsletters and spelling lists will only be available online. This is in effort to conserve paper for 4th quarter projects. Thank you for you cooperation! :)

Spelling List

Spelling List April 2nd to April 6th

  1. sum
  2. difference
  3. product
  4. estimate
  5. mean
  6. range
  7. area
  8. vertex
  9. quotient
  10. angle

  1. ratio
  2. probability
  3. outcome
  4. multiples
  5. expressions
  6. factors
  7. numerator
  8. denominator
  9. volume
  10. perimeter

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Great Breakfast can help get a GREAT SCORE!!!

A Week's Worth of Ideas for Morning Meals Leading Up to Test Day

Monday: Cheerios with a banana sliced up. Stick to low sugar cereals, like Cheerios or Crispix, and add some fruit to naturally sweeten it. Cereal is filling, easy to make, and tastes good — the perfect way to start the week.

Tuesday: Scrambled eggs with wheat toast. Eggs are a good source of protein, and with a slice of toast, you'll have a combination of nutrients that will give you extra oomph all morning.

Wednesday: Whole-wheat bagel with jelly or cream cheese. Multi-grain or whole-wheat bagels are more nutritious than plain white ones, and a tablespoon of jelly or cream cheese is a better choice than heavy butter. Plus, bagels are great for an on-the-go breakfast if you're in a rush to get to school for extra studying.

Thursday: Yogurt with granola. Get a big dose of calcium from the yogurt, and put granola on top for a satisfying crunch. Almost as satisfying as reviewing for the test and knowing all the answers!

Friday: Oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon. Oatmeal is truly a winner — it has a mix of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, which will keep you energized and alert during the test. Sprinkle your oatmeal with a bit of brown sugar or cinnamon to make it sweeter; better yet, add some fresh berries! After all, it's Friday, and you deserve a treat for preparing yourself so well.

*** Article found on the following website: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/its-brain-food