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  • February 2nd

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 2/2/2022

    “February is the border between winter and spring.” 

    Terri Guillemets

    Hello!

    We are halfway done with the school year. Boy does it go fast! Report cards go home this Friday.  If you have any questions, please contact me. It is always best to contact me through the REMIND app. 

    Valentine’s Day

    We still need students to bring cereal boxes or a shoe box. If you have extras, please send it with your child. 

    Our Party is on the 14th at 2:30. I would like to have all Valentines here by the 10th.  

    Schoology

    I am still uploading class work to Schoology. I'm doing my best to stay caught up. If your child is at home sick or forgot his/her homework, have him/her look in Schoology. 

    Weekly Learning Highlights

    Math – Starting Area

    Reading – Book study for Riding Freedom.

    Social Studies/Science – Create our own class island

    Writing – Information Essay: Writing with a partner about an animal of choice.

    Language –  Prefixes the meaning "against".

    Spelling Pattern - Greek Root: rupt. 

    Looking Ahead

    February 4 Report Cards go home with students today

    February 18   NO SCHOOL/FLEX DAY

    February 21 NO SCHOOL/PRESIDENTS’ DAY

    March 4       No School for Students/Certified Staff Workday

    March 8       4th Grade Concert

    March 10       Class Picture Day (Staff Photo at 8:25)

    March 11       Dalton Triple Play Night 6pm-9pm

    March 24       4:00pm-  P/T Conferences

    March 25       No School for Students/P/T Conferences

    March 28-April 1 SPRING BREAK - Hallelujah!

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  • January 26

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 1/26/2022

    “If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers… February is for doers.” 

    Marc Parent

    Hello!

    January is almost over and February is right around the corner. The weather is still cold. With all the sick kids the past week, we still have students coughing, especially after they come in from recess. Please bundle your child with hats and warm jackets. I know the boys don't think it's cool to wear a jacket, but I tell them that it is more uncool to have a dripping nose. 

    Valentine’s Day

    Reminder: Our party will be at 2:30 on February 14th. I am asking for each student to bring an empty cereal box or a shoe box next week so we can make it into a Valentine holder. 


    I am also asking that all Valentines arrive by or before February 10th. The students will hand them out on the 10th and 11th. If you are including candy with the Valentine card, please make sure it is individually wrapped. 

    Schoology

    I am still uploading class work to Schoology. I'm doing my best to stay caught up. If your child is at home sick or forgot his/her homework, have him/her look in Schoology. 

    Weekly Learning Highlights

    Math – Starting Area

    Reading – Book study for Riding Freedom.

    Social Studies/Science – Finishing Government and presenting the group projects.

    Writing – Information Essay: Writing with a partner about an animal of choice.

    Language –  Prefixes the meaning "not".

    Spelling Pattern - Greek Root: Graph. 

    Looking Ahead

    January 27 LAST DAY OF FIRST SEMESTER

    January 28 No School for Students/Certified Staff Workday

    February 4 Report Cards go home with students today

    February 18   NO SCHOOL/FLEX DAY

    February 21 NO SCHOOL/PRESIDENTS’ DAY

    March 4       No School for Students/Certified Staff Workday

    March 8       4th Grade Concert

    March 10       Class Picture Day (Staff Photo at 8:25)

    March 11       Dalton Triple Play Night 6pm-9pm

    March 24       4:00pm-  P/T Conferences

    March 25       No School for Students/P/T Conferences

    March 28-April 1 SPRING BREAK - Hallelujah!

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  • January 12th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 1/13/2022

    Hello!

    Well, what a crazy start to the new year. Snow, colds and flu, and an up tick with COVID. I hope many of you were able to rest during the break despite all the craziness. 

    Valentine’s Day

    Our party will be at 2:30 on February 14th. I am asking for each student to bring an empty cereal box or a shoe box next week so we can make it into a Valentine holder. 

    I also am asking that all Valentines arrive by or before February 10th. The students will hand them out on the 10th and 11th. If you are including candy with the Valentine card, please make sure it is individually wrapped. 

    They are Here!

    Crayfish

    Cockroach

    Schoology

    I have been uploading a lot of the assignments for this week in Schoology. If your child is out sick but can manage to do a little work, ask him/her to log into Schoology and try to stay caught up with the assignment. This is also helpful if your child forgot his/her homework. 

    Weekly Learning Highlights

    Math – Subtracting two and three digit numbers with regrouping

    Reading – Analyzing nonfiction text structure

    Social Studies/Science – Crayfish and Hissing Cockroaches. They have arrived!

    Writing – Information Essay: writing about the Hissing Cockroaches.

    Language –  Prefixes the mean "not".

    Spelling Pattern - Greek Root: Photo. 

    Looking Ahead

    January 17 NO SCHOOL - MLK, Jr. Day

    January 19 3:45pm PTA Meeting - Art Room/Childcare provided 

    January 20 6:00pm - Dalton Strings Concert (MPR)

    January 24 After School Academy begins 

    January 25 9:30am Radical Rick Assembly/Gym

    January 27 LAST DAY OF FIRST SEMESTER

    January 28 No School for Students/Certified Staff Workday

    February 4 Report Cards go home with students today

    February 18   NO SCHOOL/FLEX DAY

    February 21 NO SCHOOL/PRESIDENTS’ DAY

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  • December 8th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 12/9/2021

    "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear"

    Will Ferrell, Elf

    I hope you have a peaceful break and a Happy New Year.  2021 is almost OVER and it was painful but created resilience in all of us.  

    Winter Break

    Over the winter break, please ask your child to continue to read every day and work on multiplication facts. Two weeks is a long time and I would hate to have anyone go too far backwards.  

    Triple Play

    Triple Play is Next Friday, the 17th. If you plan on having your child go and haven't paid yet, please let me know. Money is due Thursday the 16th. If you are in need of assistance with the cost, please let me know. 

    Weekly Learning Highlights

    Math – Adding two-digit and three-digit numbers

    Reading – Analysing plot in fiction

    Social Studies/Science– Ecosystems: Herbivores, omnivores and carnivores 

    Writing – Opinion writing. Letter to parents requesting something.

    Language –  Adjectives and adverbs. 

    Spelling pattern - long vowel with consonant endings.

    Holiday Spirit Week

    December 13 - Winter Wonderland Day: Dress to represent the winter season (blue and white, snowflakes, etc.)

    December 14 - Everything Wrapping Day: Dress to look like a package, colorful and wacky!

    December 15- Grinch vs Santa Day: Wear either red or green.

    December 16 - Ho Ho Ho Day: Dress like your favorite holiday character.

    December 17 - Cute or Ugly Sweater Day: Wear your cutest or ugliest holiday sweater. 

    Upcoming Events

    December 14         Invention Convention Projects due 

    December 15         Invention Convention Competition/Judging 

                                Chain Link fundraiser ends 

    December 16         Invention Convention Projects - go home

    December 17         Grades 3,4,5 to Triple Play

                                Last day for Dalton Apparel Store orders via BSN

    December 20- 31   Winter/Christmas Break

    January 3              RETURN TO SCHOOL

    January 4              Spelling Bees (5th-10:45; 4th-12:25; & 3rd-1:30) - Gym

    January 6              District Invention Convention - Bryan Elementary 4-6pm

    January 8              Regional Hoop Shoot (2-5 pm) - Courts at Real Life 

    January 17            NO SCHOOL - MLK, Jr. Day

    January 19            3:45pm PTA Meeting - Art Room/Childcare provided 

    January 24            After School Academy begins (tentative) 

    January 25            9:30am Radical Rick Assembly

    January 26            5:00pm District Spelling Bee

    January 27            LAST DAY OF FIRST SEMESTER

    January 28            No School for Students/Certified Staff Workday

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  • December 1st

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 12/1/2021

    Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold everything is softer and more beautiful.

    Norman Vincent Peale

    Happy Holidays,

    Weare gearing up to make our classroom and school festive. The Third Grade has many plans and competitions coming up in the next two weeks. Some of our school traditions had to be abandoned this year due to COVID. One tradition is the Christmas Sing-Along. We hope to bring it back next year or maybe even the Spring so the 5th grade can scream “Five Golden Rings”. 

    Class Project

    Our class will be making a couple of things for Christmas. For one of the projects, I am asking for a few donations. I will be setting up a Sign-up Genius and sending out the link tomorrow. Thank you so much for all your help.

    Four notable events 

    1.We will be going to Triple play the Friday before break (Dec

    17th). Flyers went home Monday.

    2. We plan on visiting our adopted seniors again. This time

    bearing gifts.  

    3. Our Christmas concert! 2:15 and 6:00. I can't wait to see them singing their little hearts out!

    4. Spelling Bee! We’ll hold our classroom bee on Dec 6th. Dal-

    ton’s school bee will be held January 4th @1:30. Two students

    will represent our class.   Study those words! 

    Weekly Learning Highlights

    Math– Round two-digit and three-digit numbers

    Reading– Close Reading. Reading text for details.

    Social Studies/Science– Ecosystems: Produc-ers vs. consumers. 

    Writing– Opinion writing. Letter to parents requesting something.

    Language–  Adjectives and adverbs. 

    Spelling pattern:  Final consonant blends.

    Upcoming Events

    Dec 6/7th     Hoop Shoot before school.

    Dec 7th        Grade 2, 3 Holiday Concert 6:00 pm

    Dec 8th        Chain Link Fundraiser begins

    Dec 17th      9:15am Dalton Christmas Sing-Along and Christmas parties. Triple play flyer coming soon!

    Dec 20-31st  Winter/Christmas Break

    Jan 4th        Dalton Spelling Bees (5th at 10:45; 4th at 12:25; and 3rd at 1:30) - Gym 

    Jan 17th      NO SCHOOL MLK Day.

    Jan 19th      PTA Meeting 3:45 Art Room.

    Jan 25th      9:30 am Radical Rick Assembly

     

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  • November 16th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 11/16/2021

    "November. The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure. Time to take risks and do the unexpected."

    Unknown

    Hello, 

    This is my last newsletter before Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a joyful and relaxing week with the sharing of food and family.  

    Community Building

    Thursday the 18th, we are walking over to the Pacifica Senior Living. It is across the street from CDA High School. We are in need of a couple of helpers to keep our class in order and safe. I already have one person but a couple of more would be appreciated. 

    The Weather

    It is starting to get cold outside. The kids are still just wearing a t-shirt out in 40 degree rainy weather. Please send your child with a jacket or extra sweatshirt to keep him/her warm and dry. It is no fun sitting in a classroom with a bunch of wet kids. Have pity on me



    Upcoming Events

    November 19 No School Students - P/T Conferences

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

    November 22-26 THANKSGIVING BREAK/No School

    December 7 Grade 2, 3 Holiday Concert rehearsal concert at 2:15; evening concert at 6:00 pm)

    December 17 Grades 3,4,5 to Triple Play

    December 20- 31 Winter/Christmas Break

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  • November 3rd

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 11/3/2021

    "It was November. The month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate winds, songs in the pines."

    Anne of Green Gables

    Hello, 

    Thanksgiving is already on the way! Time sure flies at school. The kids are working hard and making great gains in reading and math. 

    Halloween

    Thank you to Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Cullum, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. Gallagher for a wonderful Halloween Party. Mrs. Mitchell put together some great activities and yummy treats. 

    Also, thank you to those who donated money or treats to our party. The kids had a blast!

    Football

    Football has been a challenge for our grade level. Earlier in the year, it was taken away due to rough play. The kids got it back, but unfortunately it has been taken away once more. The boys are throwing each other down and tackling one another. 


    My hope this year is to see my class step up and become positive leaders through example. I have many outstanding athletes and I believe these boys and girls can become inspirations to the rest of the grade level.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    I am looking forward to talking with all of you. If you have not signed up for conferences, please go on to the link I sent out or contact me so I can help you. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Community Building

    The third grade has adopted Pacifica Senior Living for the year. Throughout the year, we will be making cards, decorations and gifts for the residents. We will even decorate the outside of the windows for different holidays. 


    Our first project will be for Thanksgiving. We will be making leaves for the windows and centerpieces for their tables. We may even be able to play Tic-Tac-Toe on the window with the residents. This will be a wonderful community experience.

    Upcoming Events

    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 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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