Wednesday, November 15, 2017
-Spelling and Vocabulary: Written work is due. You are encouraged to share this work with me via Google Docs like you did last week. You may also complete it the old-fashioned way in your spelling journal. Study for the practice quiz.
Monday, November 13, 2017
4. French and Indian War
12. grande (large)
13. pequeño (small)
14. Birds of a feather flock together.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
-Spelling and Vocabulary: Written work is due Thursday via Google Docs. Study for the practice quiz. The list is now uploaded at Spelling City.
-Happy's recipe for delicious, heart-healthy hummus: One 8 ounce can of drained garbanzo beans, the juice from 1/2 a lemon, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup tahini, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 cup olive oil. Puree in a blender for a minute, stir, then puree another 30 seconds if needed. Serve with fresh veggies, carrots, pita bread, or tortilla chips.
Monday, November 6, 2017
10. Great Britain
11. venado (deer)
12. nadir (to swim)
13. On the warpath
This week, students will be using Google Docs to do their written spelling work online! Share it with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 3, 2017
-Ski Club!: Coach sent out the Ski and Snowboard Program info and paperwork packets today. These should be in students' Take-Home folders. Completed forms and payments are due Tuesday, November 28.
-Fall Back: Remember to move your clocks back 1 hour Saturday night or Sunday morning. Enjoy your extra hour this weekend!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
-PT Conferences: My schedule for Friday is now full. If you'd like to meet, but didn't set an appointment for Friday, please email me email@example.com and we can plan a time to talk after school from 3-4 in the coming weeks.
-Halloween!: Costumes are welcome on Tuesday. No weapons, please. Parents are invited to come check out our K-5 costume parade at 2:00. Afterward, we'll have a little party in the classroom. Students may bring in a healthy snack to share. No candy or soda - I'm sure they'll be getting their fair share of sweets after school!
-The pool is closed on Tuesday for Halloween, so there are no swim lessons for our class this week.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
-New After School Program: Starting November 2nd, we'll be offering an after-school program for TCS students from 3:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs and 1:00-5:00 on Fridays with the Field Institute of Taos. The cost is $5 per hour. Students have a flyer with more information in their take-home folder.
-Parents, a new lunch-ordering process will begin in November. Please see the information that went home with students today.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
-Math: Complete both sides of the 5 Minute Frenzy multiplication practice page.
-Our giant elk heart dissection went really well today. Many thanks to Dr. Happy Carmona-Yong for leading the lesson, and to Iris and Jeff Quintana for donating the heart for science!
Monday, October 23, 2017
-Spelling: No list this week.
-Swim lessons continue on Tuesday afternoon. Remember to bring in your suit, a towel, and goggles. We will dismiss to parents and busses at 2:50 at the TYFC, like we did last Tuesday.
-Field Trip!: Our re-scheduled field trip to Mesa Prieta, an archaeological preserve near Velarde, will be this Thursday, October 26. We'll leave school at about 8:20 and return by 2:30 for a normal dismissal. Permission slips have already been collected, and thanks to generous support from the Taos Archaeological Society, there is no charge for this trip.
Friday, October 20, 2017
-Conferences: There's no school on Friday, October 27th for Parent-Teacher Conferences. I’ll be scheduling meetings with many of you, and I meet with some parents fairly regularly, so conferences are not mandatory for all students at this time. If I haven’t contacted you and you’d like to meet, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. I’m also available to meet after school from 3-4 pm in the coming weeks, if that works better for your schedule.
-Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
-Math: Practice your fluency and speed in multiplication and division facts up to the 12's. Use flash cards, websites like Moby Max and Math Fact Genius, and printable sheets. See the Links>>>
-Have really fun break! See you October 23.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
-Reading: Superfudge book reviews and comprehension questions are due Friday if you did not finish them today in class.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
-Spelling/ Vocabulary: Written work is due. Study for the quiz.
-Reading: Finish any missing chapter summaries from the novel Superfudge. Fix up your mistakes in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Make sure your summaries are clear, neat, and legible. You may re-write the summaries on your own lined paper if necessary.
-Weather-permitting, we'll be having an evacuation drill on Thursday afternoon. All students K-8 will walk back and forth to the TYFC. Please wear socks and sneakers for the walk.
-Permission slips for our Friday Mesa Prieta field trip went home with students today. Parents, please fill those out and send them back to school on Thursday. Thanks to the generosity of the Taos Archaeological Society in paying for our bus transportation, this is a FREE trip.
Monday, October 2, 2017
-Swim lessons start Tuesday. Don't forget your suit, towel, goggles, and permission slip. Parents, please pick students up at Taos Youth and Family Center at 2:50.
-Field Trip!: On Friday 10/6, we'll be taking a field trip to Mesa Prieta, an archaeological preserve near Velarde. I'll send home more information and a permission slip on Tuesday.
11. Ancestral Pueblo
13. Tengo hambre. (I’m hungry.)
14. Tengo sed. (I’m thirsty.)
15. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Please keep in mind, the purpose of these lessons is to give students life-saving water skills. It is part of Taos Charter School’s physical education curriculum, and students are expected to participate weekly for eight weeks. If students arrive in the morning without proper swim gear (suit, towel, goggles), they will be asked to contact parents/guardians to bring supplies. At the completion of the program, we will celebrate at the pool with a mini-graduation party for students and parents!
On Tuesdays during the Swim Program, 4th grade will dismiss from the TYFC. Parents, please pick up your child at 2:50 at the TYFC parking lot. Students who ride Bus #7 or Bus #14 will meet the bus there at the TYFC. I'll be there outside supervising pick-up.
Please sign and return the Town of Taos Waiver before Tuesday. We're grateful to the Town of Taos and Coach Alfredo for continuing to provide this FREE program to our students! Also, if you're available those afternoons, we'll need some parents to come down to the pool help out from 1:30-2:50. Please email me or see me at school.
Monday, September 25, 2017
2. clothes/ close
3. break/ brake
4. buy/ by
5. hear/ here
6. choose/ chews
7. right/ write
8. sum/ some
9. whole/ hole
10. would/ wood
11. peek/ peak
12. mail/ male
13. (your own pair of
_________ / ________
14. Money burning a hole in your pocket
Friday, September 22, 2017
-Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
-For Friday: Complete My Math p. 119-120 (odds). Spelling written work is due. Study for the quiz.