-Hello Mrs. Freeman’s parents and students for 2018-2019!
I am looking forward to a great year!
We have a classroom theme called GRATITUDE. Each letter represents the following:
We are Grateful Raccoons with an Attitude of Thankfulness. We have Incredible Teamwork and Understanding. We are Determined for Excellence!
Here’s a list of supplies you can bring on your first day of school or the second day!
I will provide these items if needed.
- glue sticks
- Crayola crayons – the 24 pack fits the best in the desks
(get 2 packs so you can have new crayons half way through the year.)
- pencil box (I have a box for everyone, so just get one) / (not big, should be 5x8 size to fit in the desk)
- markers – thick and thin if they want both (need to fit in a pencil box)
- colored pencils (12 for sure, 24 is fun for more colors)
- watercolor paints (The Crayola brand seems to last longer!)
- white filler paper for our class – “wide rule” – 3-hole punched (usually in packages of 100)
-black Flair pen for outlining
-pen for correcting-red or blue
-white board marker-(each student has a small whiteboard that I provide.)
-small whiteboard eraser, or a new sock works well.
-sharpened #2 pencils
-5 pencil top erasers
I have already purchased two notebooks for each student, a plastic folder, and extra crayons.
You can also donate supplies to our classroom, such as: disinfecting wipes, tissues, extra black flair pens for outlining art, whiteboard markers, small non-food rewards for our Treasure Box, glue sticks, or anything you think we may use!
The Morning Mingle is 8:30 to 8:45, 8:45- 9:00 am, and 9:00-9:15 am for PARENTS ONLY on the first day of school. Students will be supervised on the playground. This meeting is in place of Back to School Night. Please make sure your student does not come to the classroom during this time as I will be presenting the same things to them at 9:15 am. There will be a short PTA meeting at 9:15 where you can vote on the PTA budget.
See you August 22!
We are now up and running with all of our volunteers and rotations! This week I will introduce the students to Defined Stem. The first challenge is becoming backpack designers in teams and determining the size, cost, and materials of their backpack and then they will make a drawing and create a presentation to the production team (the students) where the students will decide which backpack to produce!
We have been studying place value, addition and subtraction in math. In science we have been learning about Utah habitats, and Utah plants and animals. Soon your child will choose a Utah animal to research and present to the class. We had our first Junior Great Book discussions today. They went well. We are studying the Singapore Math Step-By Step Model Drawing Method to solve difficult math word problems. We just had our unit 3 Caesar's English vocabulary test today. It will come home next week. Please encourage your child to stay up on the memorization of the meanings of these stems and words. We have written and shared ideas with peer editors, our first narrative on Utah Compose online. Students are busy working on everything on our schedule. I have changed the schedule slightly as we have new times this year. We have a problem box where students can write anonymously a topic for the class to discuss. We call it Jangle's Box. (Named after the bunny in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane, by Kate DiCamillo.) We have created a Google classroom page where your child can access web pages for assignments we work on in class.
Your children are great workers and kind and respectful. I so appreciate that I can work for them and serve them!