April 22-26

The students worked really hard on PSSAs last week! The tests were long and required the students to sit for extended periods of time, but the kids persevered and did great! I was so proud of them! PSSA testing continues this week and next.

**PSSA testing will be as follows:
Math: Wednesday, April 24-Thursday, April 25
Science: Tuesday, April 30-Wednesday, May 1
Thank you so much to all who donated snacks! It is very much appreciated!

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 4/22 –No school
Tuesday, 4/23 – Day B – Library Instruction/Book Exchange
Wednesday, 4/24 – Day C – Art
Thursday, 4/25 – Day D – PE
Friday, 4/26 – Fine Arts Day – No special

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
4/19-4/22 – Spring Break, no school
4/23 – Library books due!
PSSA Spirit Days:
4/24 – We are taking the PSSA. No sweat! Wear sweatpants/sweatshirts
4/25 – Our future is bright! Wear neon colors
4/26 – Fine Arts Day
PSSA Spirit Days:
4/30 – We are a Hambright team! Wear a jersey or team shirt.
5/1 – Hats off to a job well done! Wear a hat.
5/3 – Race for Education
5/23 – Track & Field, 1:15-3:15 Raindate: May 30

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April 15-18

Our week will look a little different due to PSSA testing this week. As noted, there will be no spelling list this week or next. Our testing days will be low-key.

**PSSA testing will be as follows:
ELA: Monday, April 15-Wednesday, April 17
Math: Tuesday, April 23-Wednesday, April 24
Science: Tuesday, April 30-Wednesday, May 1
If you are able and willing, please consider donating some snacks during these weeks. The tests are grueling, and it’s nice to have a little treat for the students to look forward to. I’m not picky about what you donate, I just ask that it be something easy to distribute to the kids. Thanks those who have already donated! Much appreciated!

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 4/15 – Day B – Library Instruction
Tuesday, 4/16 – Day C – Art
Wednesday, 4/17 – Day D – PE
Thursday, 4/18 – Day A – Music
Friday, 4/19 – No school

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
PSSA Spirit Days:
4/15 – We’ve gotten plenty of rest, now bring on the test! Pajama Day
4/16 – We are REDy for the PSSAs! Wear RED
4/17 – We’ve got the test down to a T! Wear your favorite T-shirt
4/19-4/22 – Spring Break, no school
4/24 – We are taking the PSSA. No sweat! Wear sweatpants/sweatshirts
4/25 – Our future is bright! Wear neon colors
4/26 – Fine Arts Day
4/30 – We are a Hambright team! Wear a jersey or team shirt.
5/1 – Hats off to a job well done! Wear a hat.
5/3 – Race for Education
5/23 – Track & Field, 1:15-3:15 Raindate: May 30

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Report cards will be issued Tuesday, 4/9, instead of today! This is a school wide change. Thanks for your understanding!

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April 8-12

**Please see the schedule below and consider donating a snack during the PSSA testing days. Thanks in advance! Thanks to those who have already donated! 🙂

**PSSA testing will be as follows:
ELA: Monday, April 15-Wednesday, April 17
Math: Tuesday, April 23-Wednesday, April 24
Science: Tuesday, April 30-Wednesday, May 1
If you are able and willing, please consider donating some snacks during these weeks. The tests are grueling, and it’s nice to have a little treat for the students to look forward to. I’m not picky about what you donate, I just ask that it be something easy to distribute to the kids. Thanks so much in advance!

Reading: We have finished Unit 6 and will have our test Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Writing: Our adjective/adverb unit is continuing with Miss Cain.
Spelling: Lesson 25 will be distributed on Monday. This is a review list. The test will be on Friday, April 12. After this one, there won’t be another spelling list until the first week of May due to PSSA testing.

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 4/8 – Day A – Music
Tuesday, 4/9 – Day B – Library Instruction/Book Exchange
Wednesday, 4/10 – Day C –Art
Thursday, 4/11 – Day D – PE
Friday, 4/12 – Day A – Music

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
4/8 – Report cards distributed
PSSA Spirit Days:
4/15 – We’ve gotten plenty of rest, now bring on the test! Pajama Day
4/16 – We are REDy for the PSSAs! Wear RED
4/17 – We’ve got the test down to a T! Wear your favorite T-shirt
4/19-4/22 – Spring Break, no school
4/24 – We are taking the PSSA. No sweat! Wear sweatpants/sweatshirts
4/25 – Our future is bright! Wear neon colors
4/26 – Fine Arts Day
4/30 – We are a Hambright team! Wear a jersey or team shirt.
5/1 – Hats off to a job well done! Wear a hat.
5/3 – Race for Education
5/23 – Track & Field, 1:15-3:15 Raindate: May 30

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April 1-5

**April is here! It is PSSA month! Please see the schedule below and consider donating a snack during the PSSA testing days. Thanks in advance!
**Miss Cain will do a complete solo week towards the end of her placement with us. We continue to enjoy the variety of lessons and energy she brings to our classroom!

**PSSA testing will be as follows:
ELA: Monday, April 15-Wednesday, April 17
Math: Tuesday, April 23-Wednesday, April 24
Science: Tuesday, April 30-Wednesday, May 1
If you are able and willing, please consider donating some snacks during these weeks. The tests are grueling, and it’s nice to have a little treat for the students to look forward to. I’m not picky about what you donate, I just ask that it be something easy to distribute to the kids. Thanks so much in advance!

Reading: We will work on analyzing the difference between firsthand and secondhand accounts next week. The kids have been working hard on their TDA practice! They are proud that they are able to compose a five paragraph essay, and they should be! It is quite an accomplishment! Way to go, kids!
Writing: Our adjective/adverb unit is continuing with Miss Cain.
Spelling: Lesson 24 will be distributed on Monday. The test will be on Friday, April 5.

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 4/1 – Day D – PE
Tuesday, 4/2 – Day A – Music
Wednesday, 4/3 – Day B – Library Instruction
Thursday, 4/4 – Day C – Art
Friday, 4/5 – Day D – PE

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
4/4 – Parent/Student Workshop, 6-8pm Dinner provided!
4/8 – Report cards distributed
4/19-4/22 – Spring Break, no school

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March 25-29

**Miss Cain has been taking over more teaching responsibilities and will continue to do so over the course of the next several weeks. She will do a complete solo week towards the end of her placement with us. We continue to enjoy the variety of lessons and energy she brings to our classroom!
** Please consider attending the parent/student workshop on April 4 from 6-8pm. Pink slips were sent home last week and are due back by Friday, March 29. We are planning some fun activities for parents and students for that night. You’ll learn new ideas for math, reading, and homework help/organization/study skills. There will be pizza and some freebies to take home too! Don’t miss this fun evening!
**It is time to begin thinking about the PSSA tests coming up in April. Testing will be as follows:
ELA: Monday, April 15-Wednesday, April 17
Math: Tuesday, April 23-Wednesday, April 24
Science: Tuesday, April 30-Wednesday, May 1
If you are able and willing, please consider donating some snacks during these weeks. The tests are grueling, and it’s nice to have a little treat for the students to look forward to. I’m not picky about what you donate, I just ask that it be something easy to distribute to the kids. Thanks so much in advance!

Reading: We have started Unit 6 which focuses on the skill of compare and contrast. We will be reading several stories/passages and will be considering how they are alike and different. We will also look at firsthand and secondhand accounts of some nonfiction selections.
Writing: Our adjective/adverb unit is continuing with Miss Cain.
Spelling: Lesson 23 will be distributed on Monday. The test will be on Friday, March 29.

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 3/25 – Day C – Art
Tuesday, 3/26 – Day D – PE
Wednesday, 3/27 – Day A – Music
Thursday, 3/28 – Day B – Library Instruction
Friday, 3/29 – Day C Art
**Book Exchange TBA

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
3/26 – End of Marking Period #3
3/29 – Snow Make-up – School in session!
4/4 – Parent/Student Workshop, 6-8pm Dinner provided!
4/8 – Report cards distributed

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March 18-22

Here we are in the middle of March already! It’s amazing how quickly the time goes when you are busy and having fun! 🙂
**Miss Cain has been taking over more teaching responsibilities and will continue to do so over the course of the next several weeks. She will do a complete solo week towards the end of her placement with us. We are enjoying the variety of lessons and energy she brings to our classroom!
**It is time to begin thinking about the PSSA tests coming up in April. Testing will be as follows:
ELA: Monday, April 15-Wednesday, April 17
Math: Tuesday, April 23-Wednesday, April 24
Science: Tuesday, April 30-Wednesday, May 1
If you are able and willing, please consider donating some snacks during these weeks. The tests are grueling, and it’s nice to have a little treat for the students to look forward to. I’m not picky about what you donate, I just ask that it be something easy to distribute to the kids. Thanks so much in advance!

Reading: We finished Unit 5, “Author’s Claim” and took the unit test last week. The students did a fabulous job! We now move on the Unit 6 which focuses on the skill of compare and contrast. We will be reading several stories/passages and will be considering how they are alike and different. We will also look at firsthand and secondhand accounts of some nonfiction selections.
Writing: Our adjective/adverb unit is continuing with Miss Cain.
Spelling: Lesson 22 will be distributed on Monday. The test will be on Friday, March 22.

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 3/18 – Day B – Library Instruction (Students will have an opportunity to shop at the Book Fair)
Tuesday, 3/19 – Day C – Art
Wednesday, 3/20 – Day D – PE
Thursday, 3/21 – Day A – Music
Friday, 3/22 – Day B – Library Instruction
**Please note that there will be no book exchange until after the Book Fair.

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
3/22 – 1:30 Dismissal AND Spirit Day – “Decade Day”
3/26 – End of Marking Period #3
3/29 – Snow Make-up – School in session!
4/8 – Report cards distributed

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March 11-15

We got in a full week! Hopefully the warmer temperatures in the forecast will melt the snow and we will be able to get outside next week!

Reading: We have been working hard on figuring out the author’s claim and the reasons and evidence to support it in many different passages.
Writing: Our adjective/adverb unit has started.
Spelling: Lesson 21 will be distributed on Monday. The test will be on Friday, March 15.

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 3/11 – Day A – Music
Tuesday, 3/12 – Day B – Library
Wednesday, 3/13 – Day C – Art
Thursday, 3/14 – Day D – PE
Friday, 3/15 – Day A – Music

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
3/11 – Human Growth and Development Lesson (girls)
3/15 – “Books and Brownies” Book Fair, 5-7 pm in the Hambright Library
3/22 – 1:30 Dismissal

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March 4-8

**Thanks for your contributions to the Race for Education!
**Spring pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 6. The flyer was sent home last week.

Reading: We will finish our Unit 4 test and be ready to begin Unit 5. This unit will only take about two weeks. The focus is “author’s claim or position”, and we will explore how to find and use evidence to justify these claims.
Writing: We will begin a unit on adjectives and adverbs with Miss Cain.
Spelling: Lesson 20 will be distributed on Monday. The test will be on Friday, March 8. This is a review list, so you will have seen all 20 words before.

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 3/4 – Day D – PE
Tuesday, 3/5 – Day A – Music
Wednesday, 3/6 – Day B – Library Instruction/Book Exchange
Thursday, 3/7 – Day C – Art
Friday, 3/8 – Day D – PE

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
3/6 – Spring Picture Day
3/11 – Human Growth and Development Lesson (girls)
3/15 – “Books and Brownies” Book Fair, 5-7 pm in the Hambright Library
3/22 – 1:30 Dismissal

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February 25-March 1

It was another crazy week last week! I am looking forward to getting back to a regular routine, and I think the kids are too!
**Labels for the Race for Education are due tomorrow.

Reading: This week we will review for our Unit 4 test and work on our TDA writing skills.
Writing: Verb lessons conclude this week with a review on Wednesday and a test on Thursday.
Spelling: Lesson 19 will be distributed on Monday. The test will be on Friday, March 1.

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 2/25 – Day C – Art
Tuesday, 2/26 – Day D – PE
Wednesday, 2/27 – Day A – Music
Thursday, 2/28 – Day B – Library Instruction
Friday, 3/1 – Day C – Art

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
2/28 – Kids Heart Challenge (Jump Rope for Heart) 3:30-5
Only students who have collected money will be permitted to stay for this event.
3/1 – 1:30 Dismissal
3/6 – Spring Picture Day

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