Another school year has come to an end. I believe I speak for both myself and my kiddos when I say it's bittersweet. We are all ready to move on to the next stage in our lives. For them it means a new teacher, new expectations, and new classmates and for me it means another group of amazing kiddos that are excited and ready to learn. I wish all my kids and their families well this summer and I will see you all very soon. Please don't hesitate to email or stop by, I always enjoy helping former students with whatever it may be! You will all be missed!
Pay particular attention to the start and finish days as we are starting earlier and hopefully getting out earlier this next year. Also, there are 3 extra days added into the calendar. So if we don't have any school days next winter we will actually get out 3 days earlier, May 26!
Summer is always a tough time battling with your student to continue reading. My suggestion is to pick a time of day like bedtime, to get them into a good routine. Rainy days, car rides and appointment waiting rooms are all good times to get those 15-20 mins of reading in. Our school once again wants to reward those students who consistently read over the summer. Your child brought home a reading calendar, write the number of minutes on the calendar and turn back into your 4th grade teacher next year for your reward! Remember, you're a fourth grader now so 200 mins is your goal, way less then our 400 min goal during the year:)
The official site of the Fifa World Cup can be seen here. It takes place in Brazil and starts June 10 and finishes in July. Catch all the action and scores here.
Good morning super students. Hopefully everyone is well rested and has had a good start to the week! I'm sure you've heard the news by now but Ms. Schiffler and I had our baby early Monday morning, Bode Schiffler! Everyone is healthy and we should be coming home today, but I won't be back until next Tuesday.
Good luck to all of you that have taken the pledge and are attempting to be silent today for those people who may not have a voice. If someone did not get a pledge but still wants to participate I would be willing to donate $5 to each person that still wants to participate.
I will try to keep in contact all this week so check the blog often, I will also open up comments if you have questions about things I can try to answer from home or email me!
Mr. and Ms. Schiffler, Stella and Bode
Next week is Spring Fling week here at District 740. The high school will be doing many different things during the week and here in the elementary we wanted to liven up the spring as well.
Monday - Sports Apparel Day (college, pro, high school) Tuesday - Color Day (K-Red, 1-White, 2-Blue, 3-Green, 4-Purple, 5-Black) Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday (mismatch, crazy hair...etc) Thursday - PJ Day Friday - Spirit/Dutchmen Day
Here is a quick math resource with some good logic games.
An awesome resource one of my students found today while looking up his favorite author/books. It's called GoComics.com and is a website dedicated to daily comics. You can create an account and personalize it to choose which ever comics you are interested in and they will be delivered to your app (mobile device) or to your computer daily! How awesome! It's like the Sunday comics everyday :)