30 September 2009

Reading Challenge in Bradner/Palo Classes!!

Today (Wednesday, September 30th), your children will be coming home and telling you about Book It and our Peyton Brothers Classroom Cares Reading Challenge, sponsored by Scholastic! For the Book-It calendars, our students are being encouraged to read a minimum of 400 minutes per month. The first calendars are due November 1st! In addition, we are keeping track of chapter books read for our Scholastic Classroom Cares challenge (the book titles can be listed on back of green Book-It calendars). Both classrooms are striving to read 100 books by December 18th! If our classroom meets our goal, the Peyton brothers and Scholastic will donate books to children in need.

25 September 2009

news and notes 9/25

Picture Day is Monday! Wear your smile! :)

Spelling: We are teaching spelling is not just for a test...but for ever! Students should be bringing home their notebooks to study their Words to Learn and Word Preview words each week. You will not be getting a list of words for the test. The Core Words and No Excuse words are linked on the right side of this blog. Feel free to print and review those, too!

Book-it calendars are coming home! The Book-it program begins Oct. 1. Read the blog post below for more info.

Hurricane Hustle: Info is coming home today from PTO. Envelopes can be turned in every Friday until Oct. 23. This is the big fundraiser for the year and funds go directly to our school. The actual Hurricane Hustle will be the morning of October 23.

Make sure you read and sign your child's planner each night. Also, make sure students are studying multiplication facts every night! Thanks :)

Have a nice weekend! Go Howell!

18 September 2009


We will be MEAP testing October 13th through October 22nd. During this time, it is important for all students to be in school. Please avoid scheduling appointments if at all possible. Please help us by making sure your child is well rested and has had a nutritious breakfast. Thank you!

PTO News

*September 28- School Picture Day
*December 3- Robot Assembly- times later
* Fall Book Fair- Friday, October 30 (will be open for the Halloween Parade) then all the next week November 2-6.
*PD Day November 4th no school for students
*School Store – 1st Thursday of every month beginning Oct. 1
*Spirit Wear Sale begins Oct.26-Nov.6
*Original Works- Will be sent home Oct. 6th, October 16th sent back to school if parents want to order, Delivery on November 30th- the students actual art piece will go home with the students instead of a magnet that has to be sent back to school if they don’t want it.
*Santa Shop- Dec. 7- Dec. 10 more info later
*Rollerama Dates- Thurs. Nov. 12, Tues. Jan 12, Thurs. March 18

17 September 2009

Unit 1 Math Test

Tuesday, September 22 - Study guides will be passed out
Wednesday, September 23 - Review in class
Thursday, September 24 - Test Unit 1 Math

All 4th grade classes will test on Thursday, September 24. :)

Bradner/Palo Library times

Normally, Palo's library is Monday and Bradner's day is Tuesday. But, for this week and next week, we will be going Thursday (due to library scheduling).

Bradner/Palo Social Studies Projects

The projects are being assigned today....Thursday, September 17. 2009. They are due next Wednesday, September 23, 2009.

16 September 2009

Book It

In fourth grade, we do not require reading logs, but we do encourage reading at home! We realize that we all have obligations and there may better times for reading than others. Therefore, we participate in the Book It program! This will begin in October! Be looking for a green book it calendar and letter to come home near the end of this month. Children are able to track reading, return monthly calendars to classroom teachers, and earn rewards. Rewards include Personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut and individual classroom rewards!


Please do not worry about the calculated final grades on PowerSchool. They are incorrect. Only look at the individual assignments...those are correct. We will not be updating every day, so please check weekly. This is a new program for our district and we are still working out all the kinks! :)

social studies quiz

Burch and Highum classes will have a Social Studies Ch. 1 Quiz on Friday, September 18. Review sheets are coming home today. :)

14 September 2009

Burch Capitol Pics

Click Here to see Burch's classroom pics from the Capitol. :)

Book orders

Bradner, Palo, and Burch book orders due this Friday :)

01 September 2009

Welcome back!

Welcome to the 2009-2010 school year! We are excited to begin the year with you. Please check this blog frequently...we will be updating often! :)