Newsletter: Week 17 of 37

Wired For Reading course
January 13 - 17, 2014

   Last week was a busy one for me, as I stayed late after school for a couple of days to finish up report cards, and I also stayed late after school for a couple of days to participate in a Wired For Reading course. The 3-day class concluded on Saturday, as we learned a variety things to help us teach spelling, grammar, and writing more clearly. For this week, please read the announcements below. Make it a great week, everyone!

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 16 - Geography Bee (2:10pm in Auditorium)
  • Jan 20 - No School (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Jan 23 - Take Action Inc. Kick-Off
  • Jan 27 - Parent Meeting (7pm)
  • Jan 28 - Crusader Chorale After School Rehearsal (3:10-4:10pm)
  • Feb 03 - No School (Professional Development Day)
  • Feb 07 - Wear West Hills Day! ShoSchooSpirit!     
  • Feb 12 - Progress Reports emailed
  • Feb 14 - Patriotic Party (2:10pm in our classroom)
  • Feb 17 - No School (Presidents Day)
  • Feb 27 - Oregon Symphony Field Trip (8:45-11am)
  • [more] - click to view calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 6: Moses | Quiz Thursday: Lesson 6 & 1 Corinthians 14:12 (link)
  • Math - Begin Chapter 4
  • Science - Light & Sound Unit (cont.) | Test 1/22: Light & Sound Unit
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Israel Unit (cont.) | Test Thursday: Israel Unit
  • Reading - Finish reading aloud Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy
  • Writing - Finish book reports in class on Monday | Begin Sentence Openers
  • Spelling - Unit 13 core words: plane, street, couldn't, reason, difference | Tests given weekly
  • Grammar - Verbs Unit (cont.) | Quiz Friday: Irregular verbs memorization (Part 2 of 3)
  • Music [Mrs. Brumley] - Chorale Girls (Tue.) and Boys (Wed.) start at lunch recess (then ongoing)

Remember plastic bottles for Science Lab!

Mrs. Swain reminded the students to bring a plastic water bottle (or any other beverage that has been cleaned out) to Science Lab this Thursday, the 16th. It must have a small opening in the top, not large like a Gatorade bottle opening. Please begin bringing them in. The students may use a Sharpie to write their names on them and store them in the classroom until Thursday.

New System for Delivering Consequences

On Monday I will post details about my new system for delivering consequences to the students. I have already communicated this to the students, so if any parents want to ask them what the new consequences are after receiving a warning in class, feel free to ask them how they will be kept accountable. Details to follow...

Person of the Week

Margaret Glad!

Other School-wide Events

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Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 503-609-0109 |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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