Classroom News

  • Greetings,

    We learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and how he fought for civil rights. This reminds us of learning about the UDHR.

    Treat everyone with kindness!

    It makes us sad that some people are mean to others.

    We should treat others the way that we want to be treated.

    We are a family here at school.

    We should all get along.

    People should not be mean to others.

     We will be taking the math test on Wednesday, January 23rd and Friday, January 25th from 12:05 to 1:10 p.m.

    Our science test will be on Wednesday, January 30th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

    Please make sure that your child does the following:

    • Get enough sleep the night before the test
    • Eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test
    • Bring extra fruit and vegetables for snack the day of the test

    Alec was the winner of the Oakland School Spelling Bee on Friday! He will move on to the next round. Congratulations Alec! We are so proud of you. 

    The 4th and 5th Grade classes are invited to watch the Elementary Band Dress rehearsal concert at AUGS on Thursday, January 24th

    All Oakland 4th and 5th Grade classes will be attending the 9:00 a.m. concert. 

    Buses will arrive at 8:45 a.m. to pick up the 4th and 5th grade classes. 

    They will return to Oakland around 10:15 a.m.

    All Band students will be at AUGS from before school band rehearsal and return to Oakland around 11:20 a.m. 

    Classroom procedures

    • Hang up your coat or jacket and backpack on your numbered hook
    • Bring your snack, water bottle, notes, work into the classroom each morning
    • Enter the room quietly and select your lunch choice
    • Safely take down your stool
    • Put your gym shoes on before 9 a.m.
    • Turn all work, notes, lunch money, etc. into the box by the teacher’s desk
    • If you have a question, put a post-it on the Parking Lot
    • Write notes to the teacher and put it in the box if something is bothering you
    • Know your time for band or orchestra lessons
    • If you arrive late, quietly enter the room and do all of the above items
    • Have a wonderful day

    Choosing a Just Right Book

    Easy Books

    • You can read all the words
    • You understand all of the ideas
    • You have read it many time before and can read it fluently/smoothly

    Just Right Books

    • You can read almost all of the words
    • You understand most of the ideas, but there are some things that make you think
    • You’re interested in the book
    • You can read most of it fluently

    Hard Books

    • There are many words that you don’t know or understand
    • It doesn’t make sense to you
    • It’s confusing
    • You wouldn’t be able to talk to someone about what you’re reading

    Reading Silently in the Classroom

    You must always be reading a book or writing your thoughts about your reading.

    You need to work silently to enable you and your peers to do your best thinking.

    Use a soft voice when conferencing with the teacher.

    Select books by thinking about what is just-right for you.

    Record title, author, date and page numbers read in your Reading Notebook.