Friday, January 30, 2015

Snow Gear!

Hi Families,

With the snow so heavily upon us, just a reminder that we expect kids to come to school with all of the following:

  • hat
  • gloves/mittens
  • boots
  • coat
  • snowpants (optional, but encouraged)
Thank you for helping with this!

Enjoy a great snowy weekend!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter Conferences

Dear Families,

You are invited to sign up for Winter Conferences!
  • Dates: February 3, 4, 9, and 11
  • Place: Our classroom, room 306
  • Registration Deadline: 2 days before each conference date
To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:
At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should enter 53H184422

If you do not have internet access, please send me a note with requested times OR if these times do not work for you, please let me know.

Lastly, these conferences will be different than last time. Prior to conferences, portfolios will be sent home for you to look through with your child. You will come to the conference this time without your child.

Friday, January 9, 2015


Hi Families,

We were in a little bit of a rush today, but we managed to hold our first auction!!  It was a fun first experience for all of us. Some of the passes auctioned off included: working in the hallway, snack at anytime throughout the day, and working in the back room.  There will be more next week!  The prices for these passes were fairly low, but I suspect as we earn more money that prices will increase, but also keeping in mind that kids need to either buy their desk or start paying rent next month (this month's rent is free).

I'm excited to see what our banking and auction bring next week!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Motion and Design

We have launched our motion and design science unit and there is a lot of excited energy about it!  Today the kids had their first design challenge and everyone was successful.  Their task was to build a vehicle that could travel 1 meter and then reflect on how the process went.  Many vehicles traveled far beyond that!