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PLEASE do not forget to feed your brains!! Cheeto fingers and video games are a sometimes treat. Get outside and play in the fresh air. Get inside of a great book and go on amazing adventures! Be awesome... Summertime extensions: WRITING: Keep a journal of your adventures. Don't forget to... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
I am sure that everyone is relieved that testing is finally over. I cannot wait to have all my duckies back in the nest next week!! For the remainder of the year we will continue to work on: assessments like the DRAs, the narrative writing prompt post-assessment and working on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
We are getting close to the end of the year but we have more work to do before all of the end of the year festivities. Work first, then play. April 19 - April 25 - Milestone Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Please make sure your child is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
Happy Friday! You child may come home talking about the robotics World Championship that 2 of my children are attending this weekend in Houston, Texas. They are on the Kell team FRC#1311, playing on Carver Field. I had a robot round match up on the smart board for part of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
Day 1 was a success! Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep, a good breakfast and arrives on time. 4th grade has 4 more days and 5th grade has 6 more. We can do this!! Once testing is over we will be finishing our final round of DRA... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
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As always, please utilize the symbaloo site for extra practice and review. Students have a specialized review packet that they will be working on at school in case my class gets cancelled with testing schedules, field trips, etc. Their packets will also be customized to provide support towards their IEP... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
For practice at home going in to the end of March and first part of April-we are working on review. Some areas that everyone could refresh on would be: Writing-organizing thoughts of a story into the correct sequence. If oral story telling is not their favorite, jot things down or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
January was one long weekend followed by a short week of school after another. Getting back in the groove was getting difficult! The first week of February had some fun Ground Hog themed activities. The second week of February had some pretty intensive work, especially in math and in 5th... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
WRITING: Last week we worked on homophones. We had fun with words like there, they're, their and your & you're. Students were able to write their opinion on football (Green Bay vs. Falcons), I loved the response that said that they just go to a super bowl party for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
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This month has been so bizarre with the holiday break, back to school, a snow/ ice event, back to school, the MLK holiday and then again---back to school! Next week will be our first full week of school in over 5 weeks! Just to catch you up on what we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Homer's Heroes
We only have 3 more wakeups until Winter Break!! This week will be learning through review & play, PJ Day on Tuesday (with a bake sale) and classroom holiday parties. If you know that your child will be missing any time in my class (early release or starting the break... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
What a whirlwind week! I have a feeling that the next 2.5 weeks are going to be just as fast. We will be working quite a bit on collecting probe data, testing for current DRA scores and continuing on with our normal curriculum. There will also be fire safety for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
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Basically this is similar to the FOIL Method from the old school days. First, Outside, Inside, Last. (20x40)+(20x2)+(3x40)+(3x2)=? By using this strategy the students should be able to multiply 3x3, 4x3, etc. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
Well, it took me longer than expected to blog tonight. I was getting caught up on the Where in the World is Uncle Ricky page. I finally got a chance to see him over the break and I got the scoop on all the places he has been since I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
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Five more days until a break from school! I am looking forward to sleeping in! : ) I will be out on Friday. I have an observation to do so I will be off campus for the better part of the day. I forgot to post one of the pictures... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
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How on earth can this year be flying by so quickly??? I think November goes fast anyways so I need to buckle my seatbelt as we rapidly approach the end of the year! :) This week was exciting since we had Halloween on Monday, sugar crash on Tuesday, Entrepreneurship Day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
Whew! The second quarter is off to a running start. Conference week and then Red Ribbon Week made the time go even more quickly. Q2 and Q3 are crucial for getting lots of learning in during a small amount of time. Students that regularly attend school are much more successful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
Welcome to Q2! I appreciate everyone coming to conferences this past week. I really enjoy that time together to discuss your child's progress. It is also a great time to share strategies, address concerns and answer any questions. Please let me know if we need to set up a time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
CONFERENCE WEEK = DISMISSAL AT 12:15 One of my favorite weeks is upon us! I love telling you how awesome your child is and sharing their classroom successes with you. Hopefully we have your conference scheduled at a time that I can be there. I have 5 homerooms that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
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I was absent on Friday so I cannot wait to talk to the kids and see how their day was! ELA: This week was amazing! We started our snake project. We have successfully made our snakes in class and have started bonding with them. Journals were collected for grades. All... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
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WELCOME BACK TO CLASS! Happy October! It is a shock to me that the quarter is ending this Friday. This year is going by so quickly! I feel refreshed after the nice fall break we had last week and I hope everyone else is rested up as well. When you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
Recap and review for this week is under construction as of now. Mr. Rob and I just got home from our fall break trip and I am still on island time zone. Please check back Monday Evening-I appreciate your patience. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
Welcome back for the weekly wrap up from our class. Here's the news that new and review: Our 5th grade classmates started their IOWA testing on Friday of last week and they will continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. During the 3rd grade COGATs and the IOWA tests... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
Our short week flew by! This week starts testing for the 5th graders on Friday. Monday-Wednesday of next week will be IOWA testing as well. I will not introduce new material during testing time so that I can work on skills with the 4th graders. ELA: We started a big... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Homer's Heroes
HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!! I hope everyone had a safe and restful weekend. I just got back in town from the lake and my batteries are all charged up. We are looking forward to a great week in class! ELA: Last week we started our exploration on mentor sentences by having our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Homer's Heroes