05.21.2017

Last week

Monday: Research project/Diorama presentations. We will be presenting our books and dioramas Monday from 8:40-10:00. You are welcome to stop by during that time to see your students hard work. I am so impressed with all of their great projects. For lunch this day we are having a pizza/playing games/sports @ Cherry farms. We are using the money from our business for this party so you will not need to send your student with a lunch, unless they don’t want pizza. They are also allowed to bring treats and a board or card game to play. No electronics!

 

Tuesday: Mountain men day! I am so excited about this event. We have had some wonderful people put this together and it is going to be fantastic. Please have your students dress up in mountain men attire, cowboys, pioneers, anytime in that era. This will be a lot of fun if the kids get into it, and we are having a contest for the best costume.  If you volunteered don’t forget to bring your items and to come for the time you are able to. We are also in need of a few more items, baseball bats, or sticks for the stick pull, cups, plates and napkins for snacks please let me know if you have any of these that we can use/borrow.

 

Wednesday: regular day

*You may hear about a teach the teacher project the kids are doing. This is a fun, no stress, 5 minute lesson the kids are giving to the class. The students should be able to handle this all on their own. Some students are teaching us how to. I’m excited to see what they come up with

 

Thursday: Field day: I am keeping the students field day shirts here so that we can all wear them on this day. Dress your student in a T-shirt and then when they come to school I will have them go and change into their field day shirt.

 

Friday: Last day of school/ year book signing. We will be playing games and having fun until 11.

 

Thanks for all of your wonderful support this year! I am so thankful for all of you and your wonderful students. I also wanted to thank you for the surprise Bridal shower your kids threw for me! It was a lot of fun and very sweet of them. Thanks for all of the parent help and volunteering!

 

-Ms. Schwab

 

05.16.2017

May 15th- 19th

Last weeks of school! Can you believe it’s here?!!

For reading this week we will be doing our last read naturally, and reading 20 minutes per night.

Science/Social Studies:

    We are very excited to tell you about 2 fun things that we have coming up for the end of the year. On Tuesday, May 23rd we will be having a Mountain Man Rendezvous day. This will start at 10:00 and go until the end of the day. The students will be learning about Mountain Men through different stations and activities. We are asking for six parent volunteers from each class to help us during the day. Please email us or send a note to us with your student to let us know if you will be able to help. We are also looking for some supplies (listed below). If you can donate, or let us borrow anything please let us know. As part of this event the students will be participating in a beaver pelt trading post and will need to create their own business. Individually, or in groups of three or smaller, the students need to decide on what their business wants to sell. This could be homemade games or toys, old toys, things from home that are ok to sell, store bought treats, things from the dollar store, or even a game that can be played.  We will be having students dressed up as mountain men, or early Utah settlers for the Rendezvous day. If your student chooses not to dress up, they need to be in dress code attire. Students will also need to bring a water bottle.

 

Supplies we need donated:

2 canopies                        snacks such as: jerky, bread, drinks, raisins

1 fold up table

Fairly large blanket

5 sticks or baseballs for stick pull

           

We are also doing a large science research project on environments. Students will be researching an animal and plant found in an ecosystem in Utah. We will be doing all of the research in class and then creating a book from the notes they gather. These books will be completed in class. If your student finishes their book in class they will be able to make a diorama to display their ecosystem at school. If they do not finish their book they will need to create their diorama at home. The diorama and book are do on Friday May 19th. There are no exceptions to this due date. We will be presenting our books and dioramas Monday May 22 at 8:40. You are welcome to come and view all of the students hard work. This project will be worth 100 points. 50 for the book, 40 for the diorama and 10 for being completed on time. The rubric below can help you know what is expected for the dioramas. The students are expected to create a shoe box size diorama that includes their plant and animal that they are researching at school. You may use paper, crayons, markers, and other household craft items. No live plants or animals are allowed.


In your ecosystem diorama be sure to include

- the animal you are researching (5 pts)

-the plant you are researching (5 pts)

-the physical features of your landscape/ecosystem (5 pts)

-predators of your animal (5 pts)

-animals that would be prey to your animal (5 pts)

-the shelter your animal would build or hide under/behind (5 pts)

-the source of food and water for your animal (5 pts)

-neatness (5 pts)

 

Thank you for your support with these upcoming events!


Mrs. Doolhoff and Ms. Schwab

 

05.09.2017

May 8th-12th

Math: we are going to be designing a  Zoo this will be done in class. There will be no homework for math other than practicing multiplication facts, and division facts. (some students are so close to passing off their multiplication or division!)

Reading: Read Naturally will be given on Tuesday, please make sure students hand it in on Friday. We have dibels testing on Wednesday, please make sure students are reading their read naturally out loud to you. Also please make sure students read at least 20 minutes each night.

Science: We are just finishing up our Science Sage testing, students have vocab that they should be going over at home. Also students may begin their Science Dioramas. (explained more in the parent letter below)

Social Studies: Mountain Man preparation! :)

Dear Families,

We are very excited to tell you about 2 fun things that we have coming up for the end of the year. On Tuesday, May 23rd we will be having a Mountain Man Rendezvous day. This will start at 10:00 and go until the end of the day. The students will be learning about Mountain Men through different stations and activities. We are asking for six parent volunteers from each class to help us during the day. Please email us or send a note to us with your student to let us know if you will be able to help. We are also looking for some supplies (listed below). If you can donate, or let us borrow anything please let us know. As part of this event the students will be participating in a beaver pelt trading post and will need to create their own business. Individually, or in groups of three or smaller, the students need to decide on what their business wants to sell. This could be homemade games or toys, old toys, things from home that are ok to sell, store bought treats, things from the dollar store, or even a game that can be played.  We will be having students dressed up as mountain men, or early Utah settlers for the Rendezvous day. If your student chooses not to dress up, they need to be in dress code attire. Students will also need to bring a water bottle.

Supplies we need donated:

2 canopies                        snacks such as: jerky, bread, drinks, raisins

1 fold up table

Fairly large blanket

5 sticks or baseballs for stick pull

 

We are also doing a large science research project on environments. Students will be researching an animal and plant found in an ecosystem in Utah. We will be doing all of the research in class and then creating a book from the notes they gather. These books will be completed in class. If your student finishes their book in class they will be able to make a diorama to display their ecosystem at school. If they do not finish their book they will need to create their diorama at home. The diorama and book are do on Friday May 19th. There are no exceptions to this due date. We will be presenting our books and dioramas Monday May 22 at 8:40. You are welcome to come and view all of the students hard work. This project will be worth 100 points. 50 for the book, 40 for the diorama and 10 for being completed on time. The rubric below can help you know what is expected for the dioramas. The students are expected to create a shoe box size diorama that includes their plant and animal that they are researching at school. You may use paper, crayons, markers, and other household craft items. No live plants or animals are allowed.

In your ecosystem diorama be sure to include

– the animal you are researching (5 pts)

-the plant you are researching (5 pts)

-the physical features of your landscape/ecosystem (5 pts)

-predators of your animal (5 pts)

-animals that would be prey to your animal (5 pts)

-the shelter your animal would build or hide under/behind (5 pts)

-the source of food and water for your animal (5 pts)

-neatness (5 pts)

Thank you for your support with these upcoming events!

Mrs. Doolhoff and Ms. Schwab

 

04.25.2017

April 24th-28th

Last call for T-shirts- (Field Day T-shirts) $4.50

We are having Sage testing this week :) Please make sure students have lots of rest and a good breakfast to start off their day! :)

Math : Monday- If students got below a 70% they with need to study for a retake on Wednesday.

Tuesday – Friday we are going to be doing review sheets that I will send home with students.

Read Naturally will be given tomorrow.

Read 20 mins. every night.

04.18.2017

April 17th- 21st :)

MATH

MONDAY: 12.1 (ALL)

TUESDAY: 12.2 (ALL)

WEDNESDAY: 12.3 (ALL)

THURSDAY: Review Chapter 11&12 (ALL)

FRIDAY: Test on Chapters 11&12 (ALL)

READING:

Read Naturally & 20 mins. of reading every night

04.11.2017

April 10th-15th

*Field Trip this Wednesday, April 12th. The Fourth Grade will be going to the Weber County Fair Grounds. We leave at 8:30 and will be back at 11:30.We are going to do activities based on the water cycle! Please have students bring their permission slip tomorrow with $3 for the bus fee. Also students will need to come dressed appropriately (jackets) we will be outside for part of the field trip. No need to pack lunches especially for the field trip, we will be getting back to school before lunch begins :)  If your student is bringing a cold lunch you can just send it with them as you usually do and they can keep it here at school.

Math Homework:

Monday: Lesson 11.1 & 11.2 *Evens only* (we didn’t have a ton of time to work on this lesson so if students are struggling with the homework, it’s ok, we will review it tomorrow in class).

Tuesday: Lesson 11.3 & 11.4 *Odds only*

Wednesday: Lesson 11.5 & 11.6  *Odds only*

Thursday: 11.7 & 11.8 *Evens only*

Friday: Lesson 9 (all problems)

Reading Homework:

Students need to be reading 20 mins. each night.

Read Naturally will be given Tuesday, students will need to turn it in on Friday, completed.

This week’s Vocab Words: (to know for quiz on this Thursday)

1. Centuries

2. Mechanical

3. Insert

4. Waste

5. Inspector

6. Superior

7. Average

8. Calculated

9. Progress

10. Dispute

READ-A-THON starts This Friday at 9:00 A.M.

Read – A – Thon tracker

1. Throughout the day, record the number of pages you read.

2. At the end of the day, add up the total amount

of pages you read during the day.

3. Tape this tracker in your planner on today’s date.

4. Take your planner home and start collecting the money from people who made pledges based off of the total pages read today.

5. Turn in your pledges and money by April 21st

READ-A-THON

This is going to be amazingly fun!

Date: Friday, April 14,2017

Time: 9:30 1:00pm

Bonus: We will have a “kick off” for this event with the winners of

the storytelling contest performing for us! This will be in

the gym from 9:00am 9:30am.

Things to know and share with students:

1. Pledge forms with envelopes were delivered this week. Students are encouraged to collect pledges during spring break and the week of the read a thon. Flyer has been sent to you in a previous email. Please put this on your classroom blog.

2. There will be fun activities and incentives the kids can pay $1 to do during the read a thon. The morning of the read-a-thon, beginning at 8:00am, we will have a booth set up in the commons area. Please see attached information with the various items offered.

3. A snack cart will come around during the day for grades 1st-3rd. For grades 4th-6th, we will have two snack shacks set up one in the commons and another in the south hallway. Make sure students know that they can purchase popcorn, candy, pop, water, cotton candy, cupcakes, etc. throughout the day. Bring your own cash! A list of the exact items that will be for sale will be coming soon! No nachos or hot dogs will be sold. Students also can bring their own treats if they would like.

4. Students can use an e-reader if wanted.

5. Camp Read S’More will be located in the library. This is a lovely place for the kids to get away from the noisiness of the day and come enjoy a little nature while reading a good book. Students can sign up for this before school the morning of the read a thon and can coordinate a time slot with their friends. The cost will be $1/person. Times will be assigned that morning. The kids need to bring a book with them.

6. Parents/grandparents are welcome to come to school that day to read with their child. (Just let us know when you’d like to come)

7. Throughout the day, we have arranged for student government, parent volunteers, and administration to come to your classrooms and read a story to the kiddos. We also have a very special visitor coming to the school, so keep your eye out for him!!

8. Those classes with reading buddies might want to arrange to read together. This is a great way to help the young ones break up that day. Both students can count the pages they read with each other.

9. Recesses and lunches will be on the regular schedule.

10. I will be sending you a tracking sheet to use if you want to. Its just a way for the kids to track their pages they have read. However, if you dont find them useful, then you definitely dont have to use them. Just make sure each child knows how many pages they read before they leave for school on Friday, so they know what to collect.

11. Wristbands: Each child that purchases some activity/activities will be given a wristband with the coordinating activities written on the band. The time slot for Camp Read SMore will also be written on the band.

12. Questions??? Email Jacque Jeppsen at jjeppsen@hmcharterschool.org

 

 

03.29.2017

March 27th-31st

Next week is Spring Break!!! :)

Math : Please practice multiplication, and Division facts.

Monday: Math Lesson 14.7

Tuesday: Math Lesson 14.8

Wednesday: Math Lesson 14.9

Thursday: Chapter 14 Review

Friday: Math Test

Reading:

Reading 20 mins. each night

Read Naturally due: Friday.

READ-A-THON!

*Friday, April 14th

*9:00am – 1:00pm

*Kickoff: 9:00-9:30am

03.21.2017

March 20th-24th

Math :

Monday: Lesson 13.1 evens & 13.2 all

Tuesday: Lesson 13.3

Wednesday: Lesson 13.4

Thurday: Lesson 13.5

Friday: Lesson 13.6

Reading:

Read Naturally: Black Swallowers

Read 20mins. at least 10 mins. need to be read out loud

      *4th Grade is having a bake sale this week! :) We are doing great so far. We are noticing that the doughnuts and cookies are selling the most. We are also asking for donations during the week to keep our bake sale stocked. Please make sure Bake sale donations are store bought. Thanks so much for the Bake goods donated so far! The kids are sooo excited! 

doughnuts

 

 

 

 

HighMark Hawks Condensed Logo

                                                                                              Monday, March 20th
4th Term Begins

                                                                                            Tuesday, March 21st
Rubiks Cube Club 1st-5th  – 7:50 am

                                                                                        Wednesday, March 22nd
K-3 Fire Safety and Injury Prevention Assembly

                                                                                            Thursday, March 23rd
4th – 6th Fire Safety and Injury Prevention Assembly

                                                                                                  Friday, March 24th
9th Grade Fieldtrip
Casual Friday
Early out – 1:00

 

 

03.07.2017

March 5th-10th

Pictures/Class Pictures on Tuesday, March 7th.

Math:

Monday: Lesson 10.7

Tuesday: Lesson 10.8

Wednesday: Chapter Review

Thursday: Chapter 10 Test

Friday: Lesson 13.1

Reading:

Read Naturally: Strength in Numbers

Read 20 mins every night

02.28.2017

February 27th-28th

Dr. Seuss Week! Make sure to log reading points!

Math:

Monday: C9 Book Review

Tuesday: C9 Test / C10 Pretest

Wednesday:Lesson 10.1-10.3

Thursday: Lessons 10.4-10.5

Friday: Lesson 10.6

Reading:

Read Naturally: “Extreme Ironing”

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