Spring Break!


We had a great and productive wrap-up week!

If this week’s homework has not been completed, please knock it out before the Monday we return.

We completed our collaboration with Ms. Lombardo’s class for Women’s History Month and wrapped up The Storm. The book was a great story to wrap up the week.

Champions won many items in the raffle this week! Fliers for Camp Invention went home today. There is a discounted price offered!

Spirit week was a great success in our class! The costumes, characters, and accessories were fun and hilarious! Thank you for your participation and contribution to the Upper School Prom.

Progress reports are now coming home 4/13 rather than today per administration.

Shout out to Kaegan for being the ASL translator this week! He showed the ASL for “field trip”.

Micaiah was the only one to sign up for Teach and Learn today so he had the whole session to himself today! He showed us some art techniques aligned with Mr. Jackson’s instruction we received as we began our portraits for our Women’s History Month collaboration. Super fun!

I will not check email over break. Feel free to email me anytime and I will respond when school is back in session beginning on 4/9 in the order they were received.

We are in need of paper towels and tissues when we return. If you can send some, that would be much appreciated!

Please also remember to try to pack a cloth napkin and utensils in your champion’s lunch so we can waste less.

Over break if you complete any of the following in addition to completing the required homework for this week:

-NewsELA passages- I will award one star per TWO quizzes passed

-I-Ready-one star per each 20 minute segment completed on,

-Xtra Math (only 6 minutes each) -and one star per three days completed

Not required, just rewarded for completion.

Happy Spring Break! Enjoy every minute! 

Week Wrap-Up!


We wrapped up a great week today!

Huge thank you to the families who have donated items from the wish list!  We are going to put them to great use!

We are off to a great start in fractions and graphs in math and CLIMB. We are finishing up The Storm  in ELA this coming week and digging a little deeper into geography and direction in social studies.

This week in creative writing our goal was 5, 496 words and we wrote 7,145!!! WOW! These stories are looking really awesome and building our writing skills in a big, fun way!

This week we have A LOT OF INFORMATION for you in our NEWSLETTER. Please read it carefully.

Creating equivalent fractions video (preview material of what we will cover next week)

ASL Video for “field trip” -Show me for a star! (In-School field trip on Wednesday)

Please make sure champions are finishing homework each week. I am trying to rotate students on the computers we have in our classroom on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday while I am with groups so they can knock out at least MOST of the math I-Ready homework. They should make sure to complete the article and finish XtraMath each week and work on any remaining I-Ready minutes (to the 45). I am hopeful this will be helpful for them.

I always try to attend one event per student each year and so far I have attended 11 but I wanted to remind you all so you’re aware as spring teams begin you can keep this in mind. It would be very helpful if you could let me know or remind the students to tell me if they are on a team with each other or playing each other so I can see a few at one time when possible 🙂

Thanks for your time, happy weekend!

Two weeks until break!


Next week we will begin fractions, continue graphs, and begin The Storm in ELA.

Refresh your memory with fractions on a number line methods!

No one mentioned an issue with NewsELA until today but apparently I didn’t click “assign”  on my assignment on Monday so the article “Why Maps Distort”  did not post as planned. Since this happened, I will accept any article they have completed this week and next week they should complete the one I have posted today.

I have already posted regarding ratings due to my Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday groups in the afternoons and that I am trying to figure out an accurate plan. I have also shared since the beginning of the year that I do not ask substitutes to rate students in my absence.

Here you can see the NEWSLETTER.

ASL video for Spring Break – No one has shown me any of these, surprise me Monday!

Please remember to make sure your champion completes their weekly homework.

Thanks for your time,


Ratings and the WONDERFUL performance


Tonight was WONDERFUL. Champions did such a great job showing off all of their hard work and showcasing the historical and culture aspect of our recent studies. They rocked it. Thanks for coming out to support them and bring them so everyone could do their part!

I will be instructing a new group of students from 2-2:40 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Until I figure out a way to give accurate ratings, please know your champion will only have their own reflection of their day. If I rate before, it will be at 1:00 when we go to CLIMB time followed by recess. That’s a little early to rate considering how much afternoon we have left and I prefer not to change ratings after I have given them if there is a need. The student reflection will be all you will see on those days until there is a specific shout out or reminder necessary for a particular student or students.

Reminder: When I have a substitute, champions will not receive ratings.

Thanks for your time,


We’re off to SOCON! It will be a blast!

The book swap was really fun and some kiddos got some new ones they are excited to read!

Progress reports are going home today. Please know several students have had many absences so PowerSchool will reflect blanks, missing, or exempt for these assignments and they are not reflected in the average so some averages will be a little inflated due to the number of assignments.

This week we will read The Titanic text from DK Readers. This is a fun unit with many interesting parts but please chat with your champions about the Titanic and the events leading to the time of sinking if they are not already aware because we will be discussing the departure, hype, exquisite interior and parts of the Titanic as well as the accident and response to the ship beginning to and finally sinking. We will be sticking to the text so if you would like to pre-read it, it is available at Barnes and Noble. The “I survived” series has a good kids version of a fictional take on the experience based on the facts we know.

We will wrap up our division unit with instruction and our summative assessment this week. We will continue working on fact mastery in both multiplication and division throughout the rest of the year.

We are working on our graphing standards in CLIMB for the next three weeks and our ELA CLIMB groups will remain vocabulary books. Check the teacher’s website your child has for vocab for the words.


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

ASL video for Weekend  show me!

Have a good weekend,