Monday, January 30, 2017


On Friday last week, we had an engaging activity around timelines. We connected this work to our learning about nonfiction reading and social studies. The kids worked together to determine when they believed each event occurred. After a lot of great discussion, I revealed which were in the correct spots. Following the reveal, they continued their conversations and made changes until each event was under the correct date.

They worked very well together as a whole class! It led to a quality discussion about these events in history and so many students have new curiosities to explore.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Spirit Series

Hi Students!

This is in case you'd like to practice one last time tonight!

Click here for the script.

- BIG snack
- a home lunch (most of you)
- dark clothing and shoes

See you tomorrow for a fantastic performance!

If any of you have the ability to video tape the show, I know a few parents would LOVE that (some are no longer able to attend due to the change).

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Winter Conferences

Dear Families,

You are invited to sign up for Winter Conferences. It's still about a month away, but I wanted you to be able to find a time that best fit your schedule. This is an opportunity for us to meet without your child in order for me to share the report card with you and talk about goals for the remainder of the year.
           DATES:  2/3, 2/7, 2/9, 2/13
           PLACE:  Room 306
           REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  End of day 2 days before each conference day

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:

Please let me know if you have any trouble. I’d be happy to sign you up on my end. If none of these spots work for you, please let me know and I will be happy to find another time that fits.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Fier

Monday, January 9, 2017

Visual Literacy

Hi Families,

This week we will be looking at different text sets to practice reading Nonfiction and as a way to delve deeper into the Underground Railroad. This will help students feel connected to this time period. Today, we studied different photos and illustrations relating to the Civil War and slavery. The kids walked around, reacting to what they saw. They have such a strong ability to empathize and ask questions.