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  • October 18th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 10/18/2021

    "There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch."

    Robert Brault

    Hello, 

    These kids are amazing. We are starting to get into a routine of school. Some things are still forgotten. Water Bottles are still needed. If it is easier for your child, he/she can leave it for the week and take it home on the weekends. 

    Halloween

    The Halloween party will be the morning of Friday, October 29th. Please have your child dress that morning in his/her costume. They will need to have a change of clothes for later. Please refer to the schools newsletter regarding any rules we have for Halloween.


    Thanks to Mrs. Ackerman and Mrs. Mitchell for volunteering to be our room moms. They will be needing help from you by sending in treats for the party. Please look for information from them for your donations. 

    We will be doing a fun activity for Language Arts at the beginning of November. We have been working on “Dead Words”. These are words that are nondescript and can no longer be used in writing. We will be having a funeral for those words. I am asking the kids to do the following for the funeral: 

    Wear black

    Bring an umbrella

    Bring a pair of sunglasses


    I will let you know when the exact date is for this event. 

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    We are using Signup.com again this year for conferences. The window to sign up for the conference will launch at 4:00 PM on October 25th.

    Homework Folder

    Please look in your child's homework folder daily to see if he/she has his/her homework completed and ready to turn in the next day. This is a routine that needs to become a habit so that they will be successful with study habits for the future. 

    Upcoming Events

    October 26 Birds of Prey Assemblies - Grades 2, 3

    October 29 Halloween Parade and Parties (a.m.)

    November 1 Step it Up Assembly/Kick off for PTA at 11:00am in Gym

    November 9 Veterans’ Day Assembly (5th Grade Program)/9:30am & 6:00pm 

    November 11 VETERANS’ DAY - NO SCHOOl FOR STUDENTS

    November 16 Road Crew begins 

    Fall Picture Retake Day

    November 17 PTA Meeting - 6:00pm - Art Room 

    November 18 Evening P/T Conferences

    November 19 No School Students - P/T Conferences

    Triple Play Night - PTA - 6:30-9:30pm

    November 22-26 THANKSGIVING BREAK/No School

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  • October 4th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 10/4/2021

    Hello, 

    "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are OCTOBERS." 

              Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery.


    Our first month of school is already over! We have been working hard to get back into the routine of going to school. 


    We are having a blast learning about communities and the weather. We will be creating our own make-believe island and establishing a community on it. The students will pick the location, the ecosystem, landform and even the natural disasters for the island. 

    Birthdays

    Birthday treats are welcome. The treats need to be store bought and individually packaged. It is always nice to have something special for our birthday.

    Reading

    READING RESPONSE - Please make sure your child is reading for 20-30 minutes and responding to the questions on the homework response board every night. The homework is due at the end of the week. I am also posting a copy of the homework on Schoology. 

    SCHULTZ Math

    I have started posting each day's homework on Schoology. If your child has forgotten his/her homework, a copy can be printed. Please help your child to remember to return the homework the next day.

    Supplies

    Water Bottles - We do not have any drinking fountains operating right now. Please send a water bottle with your child. Please, if you can, could your child's bottle have a nozzle rather than a screw top. We have had several spills ruining papers.  

    Headphones/Earbuds - If your child still does not have headphones or earbuds, please send in a pair. The students use them daily.

    Picture Day - 

    Picture day is this Friday. All students will get his/her picture taken on that day even if the pictures are not being purchased. If you choose to purchase the pictures, please send the envelope with your child on Friday.  If you need another envelope, the office will have extras.

    Volunteers

    I am in need of classroom volunteers. Here are the following opportunities:

    Mondays: Correct Spelling and or some other papers. 

    Any Day of the Week: Put together projects. This migh entail making copies to create booklets, cutting paper, etc. 

    October 8                 XC Meet vs. Ramsey (4:00 pm start)

                                    Picture Day

    October 29              Halloween Parade and Parties (a.m.)

    November 1            Step it Up Assembly/Kick off for PTA

    November 9            Veterans Day Assembly (5th Grade Program)/9:30am & 6:00pm

    November 11          VETERANS DAY - NO SCHOOLFOR STUDENTS/Workdayfor Certified Staff

    November 17          Fall Picture Retake Day

    November 18          Evening P/T Conferences

    November 19          No School Students - P/T Conferences

                                   Triple Play Night - PTA

    November 22-26    THANKSGIVING BREAK

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  • September 21

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 9/21/2021

    Hello,

    September is almost over! The leaves are starting to change color and there is a crispness in the air. I hope all are doing well. We are still working toward getting used to the classroom routine and being in school full time. 

    Homework goes home most nights. Everyone is busy with after school activities. Some kids are having difficulty juggling homework and after school sports or events. Let me know how I can help with these new adjustments. 

    Headphones/Earbuds

    A few kids are still without earbuds or headphones. If you need assistance with getting a pair, let us know. They are very important especially during testing. 

    Reading

    READING RESPONSE -Every week, I will assign a new board. The first two questions at the top are required. Do the required ones on Day 1. Then, pick two from the bottom. Do one on Day 2 and the other on Day 3. That’s all you do for the week. Do the responses on a Google Doc or on paper and take a picture, then attach it. TURN IT IN.

    SCHULTZ Math

    This week, we are working on telling time to the nearest minute and lapse time.This has been very hard for most students. Please help your child tell time on an analogue clock. This will help greatly.

    Spelling

    Spelling is going to look different this year. Third grade will focus on the spelling rules and the application of the rule so that encoding and decoding of words are more fluent. This week's rule is for "C" or "K". You will not see a list come home. all studying will happen in class. 

    Watch Dogs

    We are looking forward to having Watchdogs in the building again. I usually have the Watchdog work on building catapults with the students. Please send in milk bottle caps throughout the year. We will need them for one of our builds. 

    Upcoming Events

    Sept. 22      PTA Meeting (6:00 pm) at Dalton – Potluck dinner and    childcare provided

    Sept. 23      Dalton XC Meet (3:50 pm start)

    Sept. 29      WatchDog Pizza Night 5:30 pm

    Sept. 30      District XC Meet (4:00 pm start)

    Oct. 1         No School/Flex Day

    Oct. 8         XC Meet vs. Ramsey (4:00 pm start)

                      Picture Day

    Oct 11        9:15am XC Party

    Oct. 12       2:15pm - Radical Rick Assembly

    Oct. 14       Stem Trivia Night

    Oct. 29       Halloween Parade and Parties (a.m.)

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  • June 2, 2021

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 6/2/2021

    Hello!

    This will be my last newsletter for the year. I wanted to say that this has been a fun year despite the pandemic and adjusting to a 3rd/4th grade classroom. Your kids are amazing. They are creative, hard workers, and kind. 

    Tower of Books

    A few kids still need to turn in books. The books do not need to be colored, cut out and folded. I am only requiring the pages filled out. 

    Exhibit

    Thank you for coming to our exhibit. As you know, we had to change locations at the last minute. The class worked so hard during their lunch recess to tear down the exhibit from outside and move it to the Music room. With the help of the second grade staff and my amazing class, we were able to put up the exhibit in less than an hour. 

    Last Week of School

    Monday - Wednesday: Lego Dacta Catapult construction and flinging of the Skittle contest. 

    Tuesday: Lockers and tables will be scrubbed. More school supplies will go home. 

    Thursday: Fun Day - Kids will need sunscreen and extra water. If your child is planning on getting wet when the fire truck arrives, please send a towel and extra clothes. NO SWIMSUIT please. 

    Last Day of School

    Traditionally, we have an assembly and then we do things in our classroom. However, we will not have an end of the year assembly. I will still have kids bring board games to school that day. We will spend time playing board games and a few other activities. At the end of the day, I will have an award ceremony. 

    Chromebooks

    Starting this week, Chromebooks need to stay at school. The cart will be moved to a different location at the end of the week. 

    Upcoming Events

     

    June 3 - Spirit Day: Decade Day 

                 Strings Concert (5:00-7:00pm - Gym)

    June 4 - Spirit Day: Workout/Sports Day 

                All Library books due back to the Library 

    June 9 - 5th Grade Yearbook Signing: 10:10am-11:00am 

                K-4th Grade Yearbook Signing: 2:35pm-3:15pm

    June 10 - Virtual Talent Show (via link)  

                Fun Day 2:00pm-3:20pm (dunk tank - grade 5 At 1:00) field                  games, fire truck spray) 

    June 11 - Last Day of School (early dismissal 1:25pm)

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  • May 24th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 5/24/2021

    Hello!

    Almost there! We are taking our iStation and iReady diagnostic tests this week. Next week, the 3rd grade will be tested on fluency, Fry Words and Phonics. 

    Tower of Books

    Due date coming up! June 1st. Please help your child meet the deadline. 

    Exhibit

    The exhibit is this Thursday from 1:00-2:45. The kids are excited and we are looking forward to seeing you

    Last Day of School

    Traditionally, we have an assembly and then we do things in our classroom. However, we will not have an end of the year assembly. I will still have kids bring board games to school that day. We will spend time playing board games and a few other activities. At the end of the day, I will have an award ceremony. 



    Upcoming Events

    June 1 - Spirit Day: Crazy Hair/Favorite or Funky Hat Day 

                 Volunteer Appreciation Week 

                 Chromebook check in begins 

    June 2 - Spirit Day: Future Career/Job Day 

    June 3 - Spirit Day: Decade Day 

                 Strings Concert (5:00-7:00pm - Gym)

    June 4 - Spirit Day: Workout/Sports Day 

                All Library books due back to the Library 

    June 9 - 5th Grade Yearbook Signing: 10:10am-11:00am 

                K-4th Grade Yearbook Signing: 2:35pm-3:15pm

    June 10 - Virtual Talent Show (via link)  

                Fun Day 2:00pm-3:20pm (dunk tank - grade 5 At 1:00) field                  games, fire truck spray) 

    June 11 - Last Day of School (early dismissal 1:25pm)

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  • May 5th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 5/5/2021

     

    Hello!

    It's May!! We are close to the finish line. The kids are excited to create our Western settlement. They voted to call it Sassafrass Springs. The kids are in the process of making each building and designing the front in the old western style. You will get to see the town's model at the exhibit.

    Tower of Books

    I gave the class a challenge back in February. Each student picked to read either 20 books, 30 books or 40 books. For each book, the student has to write the name of the book, author and the brief one or two sentence summary of the story on a template that I gave them. Some students are halfway there; some students only have 2 or three books turned in. This challenge is due June 1st which is less than a month away. 

    ISAT Testing 

    One down, three to go! The kids did very well yesterday. They took the test seriously. No one was finished before an hour and most took an hour and a half. I am very proud of them. 

    Please send a snack on the days we are testing. This Thursday will be an all day test so maybe bring something a little extra. 


    Thursday, May 6th - 9:00 AM English/Language Arts Performance Task (PT)

    Tuesday, May 11th - 12:30 PM Math CAT

    Thursday, May 13 - 12:30 Math PT

    4th Grade Field Trip

    The 4th grade is tentatively scheduled for a field trip to Cataldo on May 20th. The district is still trying to decide if they have enough buses for us to go. I will let you know when they decide. Sorry, but this is only for the fourth graders. The third grader should be able to go next year.

    Exhibit

    Please let me know if you plan to stop by and look at our exhibit. It will be May 27th from 1:00-2:45. Even though it will be outside, I still want to get an idea about the size of the crowd.  

    Upcoming Events

    May 6      Dalton City Council Meeting about Readerboard (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

    May 19    PTA Meeting (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

    May 20    4th Grade to Cataldo 

    May 27    Mrs. Schultz Curriculum Exhibit (1:00 - 2:45pm)

                  Strings Concert (5:00-7:00pm - Gym)

    May 28    Day of Awesomeness 

    May 31    No School - Memorial Day 

    June 3     Volunteer Appreciation Event (TBD)

    June 10   Virtual Talent Show (AM); Fun Day (in some form/TBD) p.m. 

    June 11   Last Day of School (early dismissal 1:25pm)

     

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  • May 28th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 4/28/2021

     

    Hello!

    The weather was amazing this week. The kids have been excited to go outside especially to eat. Kids can bring a small towel to sit on so they don't get wet or too dirty. 

    Headphones!!!

    ISAT tests are next week and headphones help keep out noise as well as being able to listen to the recording for the Listening portion of the test. Please make sure your child has working headphones.

    ISAT Test Schedule

    Tuesday, May 4th - 12:30 PM English/Language Arts (CAT) Comprehensive Adaptive Test

    Thursday, May 6th - 9:00 AM English/Language Arts Performance Task (PT)

    Tuesday, May 11th - 12:30 PM Math CAT

    Thursday, May 13 - 12:30 Math PT

    Bread in a Bag

    Thank you for signing up for donations. We will be making the bread on May 21st. Please send in any supplies the week of the 17th. This should be a fun project. 

    Exhibit

    Our classroom Exhibit, which is a display of the projects we have worked on throughout the year, will be May 27th from 1:00-2:45. We will display the projects outside under the eaves outside of my classroom.  I looked back at the weather for the past 3 years and it was perfect so let's cross our fingers that it is nice this year too. 

    Upcoming Events

    May 6 Dalton City Council Meeting about Readerboard (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

    May 19 PTA Meeting (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

    May 20 4th Grade to Cataldo 

    May 27 Mrs. Schultz Curriculum Exhibit (1:00 - 2:45pm)

    Strings Concert (5:00-7:00pm - Gym)

    May 28 Day of Awesomeness 

    May 31 No School - Memorial Day 

    June 3 Volunteer Appreciation Event (TBD)

    June 10 Virtual Talent Show (AM)

    Fun Day (in some form/TBD) p.m. 

    June 11 Last Day of School (early dismissal 1:25pm)

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  • April 14

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 4/14/2021

     

    Hello!

    Spring! The weather is beautiful. The kids have been excited to eat lunch outside instead of our stuffy classroom. Your child is welcome to bring a small towel, about the size of a hand towel, to sit on if they want. Sometimes the ground is wet so this might be more comfortable for him/her.

    Supplies/Headphones

    Thank you for sending Expo markers. They have been a great help! Some students still need to bring headphones to school. ISAT tests are coming up in a few weeks and headphones help keep out noise as well as being able to listen to the recording for the Listening portion of the test.

    Homework

    In my third grade math class, we have homework everyday, Monday through Thursday. Even if a student finishes the homework in class, I require him/her to take it home to show parents. This allows you to see what we are working on in class as well as to see if your child is understanding what we are doing. 

    I also would like to emphasize that if your child is having difficulty with his/her homework, please do not have them spend too much time on it being frustrated. Just write a quick note and I will go over it again the next day. 

    Bread in a Bag

    I still have plans to make bread in class.I need to calculate the correct measurements and amount needed as a whole class. We will be using ziplock bags, and butter with mason jars. I will let you know when I have posted the Genius Signup for donations. I want to use the activity to help with measurement and change in matter in Science. Plus, we get to eat freshly baked bread with fresh butter!

    Upcoming Events

    April 12-16 Dalton Kindness Project 

    April 21 PTA Meeting (3:45 pm) in the Tech Lab

    YEARBOOK Purchase Deadline  

    May 3-May 21 ISAT Testing Window for grades 3-5 (new students who enter May 2 or later are not required to take the ISAT)

    May 20 4th Grade to Cataldo 

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  • April 7

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 4/7/2021

     

    Welcome back!

    I hope everyone had a relaxing break. The weather here was nice. 

    We are working hard to get ready for our ISAT testing. Each week, we will be practicing the Performance Task for English/Language Arts test. They will be writing either an opinion, a narrative or an informational essay. The students are being very patient with the process and I hope it helps them become more comfortable with this difficult task. 

    Supplies

    The kids are running low on White Board Markers. If you are able, please send some to our class. I had a box of extras for the year but now the box is almost empty. 

    Conferences

    Thank you for the wonderful discussions during conferences. I wish the conferences could have been in person. Virtual conferences are less personal.  

    Bread in a bag

    We will be making bread, using ziplock bags, and butter with mason jars. I will be putting a Genius Signup out again next week to ask for donations. I want to use the activity to help with measurement and change in matter in Science. Plus, we get to eat freshly baked bread!

    Upcoming Events

    April 12-16   Dalton Kindness Project 

    April 13        Spring Pictures (Individual photos will be taken to create a class picture.) 

    April 21        PTA Meeting (3:45 pm) in the Tech Lab

                       YEARBOOK Purchase Deadline  

    May 3rd-21st     ISAT Testing Window for grades 3-5 (new students who enter May 2 or later are not required to take the ISAT)

    May 20        4th Grade to Cataldo 

     

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  • March 8th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 3/8/2021

     

    Hello!

    The weather has been wonderful. The kids are getting excited for Spring Break.  It feels like we just had Christmas break. 

    We are having the ISAT test in May. We have been working hard to be ready but I want to make sure the students do not get stressed about this test. They need to take it seriously but hopefully they are not losing sleep over. Please let me know if I can help alleviate any of the stress your child might be feeling. 

    Supplies

    We create a lot of things in class. Many kids are almost out of glue. We use liquid glue the most because of the crazy things we build in here. 

    If you have a fourth grader and they don't have a protractor, please send him/her to school with one. We are measuring angles in geometry right now (Even the 3rd graders are doing this!). The lack of tools makes it difficult. A quick cheap one from the grocery store would be fine.

    Conferences

    If you haven't already signed up, conference times are available on Signup.com. Please refer to my email or REMIND message sent out on Friday. If you are having difficulties, let me know. Conferences will be virtual, so a link will be shared at a later date.

    Volunteers

    Thank you to all the people who asked to volunteer in the classroom. I will contact a couple of you. I can only take 2 people otherwise it becomes more work for me. Thanks for your understanding. 

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