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  • Sept 16th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 9/16/2019

    Welcome

     

     

    Welcome to 3rd grade at Dalton Elementary in Mrs. Schultz’s class. I am looking forward to having a fun and exciting year filled with learning. Our class will explore books, use hands-on learning, and work as a team to learn more about out world and each other.

     

     

    REMIND

     

     

    The best way to keep informed and contact me is through the REMIND app. I send out information to remind parents of events and materials that will be needed for our class. For instance, third grade has a week of swimming in the Spring.  I send out reminders of what to bring for that week like “Don’t forget your towel!” If you need the information to join our class on REMIND, look in the Parent Flipbook from Open House or email me at rschultz@cdaschools. org.

     

     

    Birthdays

     

     

    All students are welcome to celebrate their birthdays with our class. Students are not required to bring treats, and we will sing and celebrate even if a child does not want to bring treats.  We are a “No Nut Zone” because of allergies.

     

     

    Spelling/ Vocabulary  

     

     

    I’m going to try something new this year with spelling. In past years, I’ve noticed several students memorize the spelling words for the test, however, that memorization wasn’t transferring to the students’ everyday writing. This year, the students will be getting between 4-8 words every week. These words will be content vocabulary words for reading, writing, math, science and/or social studies. Not only will the students need to learn how to spell these words, they’ll also need to learn the meaning of these words. I’m teaching the students how to sound out and spell words based on the 6 Syllable Types as well as common spelling rules. Of course, the English language doesn’t always follow the rules, so that’s where students will have to memorize the spelling of the word.

    We’ll begin with Spelling this week.

    Syllable Types

    Closed—the vowel has a consonant immediately following it in the syllable and typically has a short vowel sound (Ex: bat, kick, sit, pig, etc.)

    Open—the vowel doesn’t have a consonant following it in the syllable and typically has a long sound (Ex: hi, be, fly, so, flu, etc.)

    VCe—Vowel, consonant, silent e (Ex: bike, wrote)

    Vowel Team—2 vowels are together to make one sound (Ex: boil, team, fair, need, etc.)

    R-Controlled—an r follows a vowel and controls the vowel sound (Ex: car, or, blurt, etc.)

    Consonant –le—a consonant is followed by -le (Ex. Bubble, table, little, eagle, etc.)

     

     

    Upcoming events    

     

     

    TBD PTA “Step it Up” pledges due – NEW DATE COMING SOON

    WUS PD – AM is K; PM is 1st

    Community Workshop – Complete Portrait of Graduate (5:00pm – 6:00pm) - Dalton

    Watch DOG Pizza Night (5:30pm-6:30pm) - MPR

    September 27 Picture Day

    XC Meet vs. Ramsey @ WMS (4:00pm)

    October 1 DAY OF AWESOMENESS (PTA Fall Fundraiser) – STILL ON!

    Kids rotate outside for 1.5 hours/TBD

    October 4 No School 

    October 31 Halloween Parade and Parties (a.m.)

     

     

    Spelling/Vocab

    Ordinary - plain, not special or unusual

    Disturb - to bother or move

    Rouse - to wake up

    Racket - a loud noise

    Jabbering - continuous talking or noise

    Luster - the amount of shine in an object

    Contact me at rschultz@cdaschools.org or on REMIND. Please join REMIND if you haven’t already.

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  • May 31st

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 5/31/2019

    Last Week!! I'm always so sad as the year draws to a close.  It has been my privilege and honor to be your son/daughter's third grade teacher.  This year has been one of my most special.  I love my job and love your kids!  Thank you for sharing them with me.  We have all grown tremendously this 2018-2019 year. Have a wonderful summer!    Fondly,  Rochelle Schultz

    We still have a lot going on. Here is the rundown for the week.

    • We are cleaning lockers, cubbies and tables on Tuesday.  The kids will need a large bag or backpack to bring a lot of the supplies home.
    • Exercise balls will be going home on Monday. 
    • Backpacks won’t be needed after Tuesday.

     

    Last Week’s Schedule

     

    Monday -

    • 10:15 - Lego-Dacta Levers and Catapult building
    • 2:15 - Multiplication Ice Cream Party

     

    Tuesday -

    • 10:00 - Locker Cleaning - Large backpack or bag needed
    • 12:15 - Catapult launching of Skittles

     

    Wednesday -

    • 9:15 - Bottle Rockets - 16-20 oz. pop bottle needed
    • 2:30 - Yearbook signing

     

    Thursday -

    • 9:15 - Talent Show
    • 1:30 - Fun Day - Bring a change of clothes and a towel if getting wet by the Fire Truck!

     

    Friday -

    Last Day of School

    • 9:15 - Award Assembly
    • 1:25 - Early Release

     

     

     

     

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  • May 23rd

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 5/23/2019

    It’s almost over! It has gone so fast.

    We are having our annual classroom exhibit Wednesday, May 29th, from 1:00-3:00.  If you are able to make it, the kids would love to show you their work.

     

    Next Week

     

    Monday -

    No School!

     

    Tuesday -

    Spirit Week— Character Day

     

    Wednesday -

    Crazy Hair Day

    Classroom Exhibit 1:00-3:00

     

    Thursday -

    Color Day: Third Grade wears Tie-Dye T-shirt

    Volunteer Recognition/Willy Wonka Performance 2:30

     

    Friday -

    Decade Day

    ISAT scores go home

     

     

     

     

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  • May 1st

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 5/1/2019

    ISAT Testing

     

     

    Last one!!!! This Thursday is our last ISAT test.  Please send a snack for your child. (And party hats, noise makers, confetti!!!)

     

     

    Swimming

     

     

    Swimming is a fun week.  To get things organized, here is what works best:

    • Send your child to school wearing his/ her swim suit. 
    • Boys can wear their swim shorts for the day. They will change into regular pants or shorts after swimming.
    • Girls need to wear their suit under clothes. It helps to wear a sun dress that can just be quickly taken off. They can also bring a change of clothing for afterwards.
    • Underwear!!
    • Flip-flops or slides are nice to wear to the pool. These can be changed from regular shoes before we go if your child likes to wear tennis shoes.

    A large reusable shopping bag works best for the swimming stuff. Discarded clothing and shoes easily drop into the bag. In their bag, they will need:

    • A towel
    • Goggles (optional)
    • Change of clothes (underwear, dry shorts, etc…)

    These small suggestions make for an easier week.

     

     

     

    Upcoming events  

     

     

    May 1          Talent Show Permission Slips are due

    May 3          Nickel Day

    May 6          Dalton’s Got Talent Auditions – Gym – 8:00-9:30 am

    May 9          5th Grade – Wax Museum (1:00- 2:00pm)

    May 13        Dalton’s Got Talent Auditions – Gym – 8:00-9:30 am

    May 13-17  3rd Grade Swim (1:45 – 2:30pm)

    May 17        Spring Festival - 5:00-7:30 pm

                          Last Day to check out library books

    May 23         Schultz’s Class Exhibit

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 24th

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 4/24/2019

    Water Bottles

     

     

    The weather is finally warming up! So that your child stays hydrated, please consider sending a closeable water bottle. After recess, the line to the drinking fountain gets pretty long in this hot weather.

     

     

    ISAT Testing

     

     

    We have now done with two ISAT tests!!!Two more to go. Please send your child to school with a nice snack next Tuesday and Thursday.  A small bag of cereal, crackers, trail mix or anything non-sticky or wet.  The snack is a nice “pick-me-up” during the test and the crunching keeps their mind active.

     

     

    Swimming

     

     

    We will be swimming at the KROC center May 13-17.  Thanks to a generous donation from the Ironman Foundation, this year it is only going to cost $5.00 ($1.00 a day) for an entire week of swimming and safety lessons.  We have another outstanding gift to share with you.  We have receives a scholarship from the  Omi Foundation Board of Directors. This scholarship is paying for our transportation to and from the KROC center all week. This gift is saving us a lot of money.

    We are so excited that we are able to participate in this program.  Today, the informational pamphlet and permission slip is going home. Please fill out the swimming ability portion of the slip and send it back to school by April 30th. 

    I also attached the permission and the info letter below:

    · Permission slip

    · Info Letter

     

     

    Upcoming events  

     

     

    May 1          Talent Show Permission Slips are due

    May 3          Nickel Day

    May 6          Dalton’s Got Talent Auditions – Gym – 8:00-9:30 am

    May 9          5th Grade – Wax Museum (1:00- 2:00pm)

    May 13        Dalton’s Got Talent Auditions – Gym – 8:00-9:30 am

    May 13-17   3rd Grade Swim (1:45 – 2:30pm)

    May 17        Spring Festival - 5:00-7:30 pm

                      Last Day to check out library books

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 10

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 4/10/2019

    It’s Still Cold and Wet!

     

     

    This has been a wet and messy week with the weather.  Please send your child to school with a jacket and something to cover his/her head like the hood to his/her jacket or a hat.  This week, the class came in dripping wet from the rain.  Some kids had to sit all day in wet clothes.

     

     

    ISAT Testing

     

     

    We will be taking our first ISAT test this Tuesday, April 16th.  Please send your child to school with a nice snack for the test.  A small bag of cereal, crackers, trail mix or anything non-sticky or wet.  The snack is a nice “pick-me-up” during the test and the crunching helps keep their mind active.

     

     

    PED

     

     

    Personal Electronic Devices were brought up this week during our staff meeting.  School board policy for these devices were discussed because of the ISAT testing coming up.  I didn’t realize that students with the GIZMO watches couldn’t have them on during the day because they are considered a phone. 

    If you want your child to wear his/her watch during school, the watch needs to be turned all the way off.  Below is the School Board Policy.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

    Students in grades K-5 may elect to participate in the Coeur d’Alene School District Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Grade K-5 students may possess PEDs in school, on school property, during afterschool activities (e.g. extra-curricular activities) and at school-related functions, provided that during school hours the PEDs are powered completely off (i.e., not just placed into vibrate/silent mode) and not on their person (i.e., placed in a backpack or locker) unless being used for a specific educational purpose with teacher permission. Students may not use PEDs outside the classroom during lunch or in hallways during school hours.

     

     

    Upcoming events  

     

     

    April 12      Hat Day –Bring $1 or a pair of socks and wear a hat to help        the homeless

    April 17      Kindergarten Registration Opens

    April 18       Skate Night (6:00-8:30) – Skate Plaza

    April 19      Class picture day

    April 25      Q and U Wedding (10am & 2:00pm)

     

     

     

    Contact me at rschultz@cdaschools.org or on REMIND. Please join REMIND if you haven’t already.

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  • April 3

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 4/3/2019

    Welcome Back!

     

     

    I hope everyone had a restful break! We are off and running with our Ancestor project, essay writing and Tiny House project.  We are almost done with them!!

     

     

    ISAT Testing

     

     

    We will be taking our first ISAT test April 16th. This test is grammar, short answer, spelling, and editing/revision questions. We will have our second test on April 23rd.  This is the Performance task which is the essay. The students will have to write a narrative (story), expository (informational) or an opinion essay. The last two test are the math tests.  They will be on April 30th and May 2nd.

    Please make sure:

    Your child gets plenty of sleep

    Eats a good breakfast

    Has a relatively stress free morning

    If your child is going to be gone during any of the tests, please let us know so we can make sure they take the test before after he/she gets back.

     

     

    Conferences

     

     

    Thank you for coming to the Spring conferences.  I enjoyed talking to all of you! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me through REMIND. I’m usually better at responding faster with REMIND than I would be with E-mail.

     

     

    Upcoming events  

     

     

    April 12      Hat Day –Bring $1 or a pair of socks and wear a hat to help the                             homeless

    April 17      Kindergarten Registration Opens

    April 18       Skate Night (6:00-8:30) – Skate Plaza

    April 19      Class picture day

    April 25      Q and U Wedding (10am & 2:00pm)

     

     

     

    Contact me at rschultz@cdaschools.org or on REMIND. Please join REMIND if you haven’t already.

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  • March 13

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 3/13/2019

    ISAT Testing

     

     

    We will be taking our first ISAT test April 16th. This test is grammar, short answer, spelling, and editing/revision questions. We will have our second test on April 23rd.  This is the Performance task which is the essay. The students will have to write a narrative (story), expository (informational) or an opinion essay. The last two test are the math tests.  They will be on April 30th and May 2nd.

    Please make sure:

    • Your child gets plenty of sleep
    • Eats a good breakfast
    • Has a relatively stress free morning

     

     

    REFLEX

     

     

    Please try to have your child do REFLEX math at least 3 time a week for 15 minutes.  It helps a lot with fact fluency.

     

     

    Upcoming events  

     

     

    March 20 Parent/Teacher Evening Conferences (4:00pm – 7:30pm)

    March 21 No School

    March 22-29 Spring Break

    March 21 - April 1 Spring Break

    April 1 Welcome back April 1-5 School Bus Safety Week

    April 19 Class picture day

    April 25 Q and U Wedding (10am & 2:00pm)

     

     

     

    Contact me at rschultz@cdaschools.org or on REMIND. Please join REMIND if you haven’t already.

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  • February 27

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 2/27/2019

    ISAT Testing

     

     

    We will be taking our first ISAT test April 16th. This first test is a short answer and multiple choice. Please check with your child to make sure they have working headphones/ear buds. 

     

     

    PLLEEAASSE!!!

     

     

    Please send your child with gloves, hats, jackets, and maybe even snow pants. It is too cold outside to go without hats and gloves.

     

     

    Still No Spelling!

     

     

    Reminder: No spelling for the next several weeks.  Still working on prefixes. We will soon be working on suffixes.

     

     

    Upcoming events  

     

     

    March 8 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day

    March 15 Triple Play (6:00pm-9:00pm)

    March 20 Parent/Teacher Evening Conferences (4:00pm – 7:30pm)

    March 21-22 No School

    March 25-29 Spring Break  

     

     

    Contact me at rschultz@cdaschools.org or on REMIND. Please join REMIND if you haven’t already.

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  • February 20

    Posted by Rochelle Schultz on 2/20/2019

    Ancestors

     

     

    The kids will be exploring their ancestry.  I am asking each kid to find out where his/her ancestors came from before they settled in the United States. Did they come from England, Ireland, Germany etc.. If everyone could know this by Monday, we can get started on our project.

     

     

    COLD!!!

     

     

    It’s still cold and wet outside.  Please send your child with gloves, hats, jackets, and maybe even snow pants.

    tongue  

     

     

    No Spelling!

     

     

    Reminder: No spelling for the next several weeks.  Still working on prefixes. We will soon be working on suffixes.

     

     

    Upcoming events  

     

     

    March 8 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day

    March 15 Triple Play (6:00pm-9:00pm)

    March 20 Parent/Teacher Evening Conferences (4:00pm – 7:30pm)

    March 21-22 No School

    March 25-29 Spring Break  

     

     

    Contact me at rschultz@cdaschools.org or on REMIND. Please join REMIND if you haven’t already.

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