Welcome back to school, parents! We have truly had an amazing first week of school. I am thrilled to be able to work with your children this year. The enthusiasm, kindness, and teamwork that I've seen from your children this week tells me that it is going to be a terrific year!
Each week, I will be sending the link to our newsletter via Remind. (Thank you for signing up!) This is a great way for me to send announcements, reminders, photos, and other information to you instantly. You can also read our newsletter by going straight to our classroom website. While I do plan to send newsletters every Friday, sometimes you may receive news on a day other than Friday. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Our first day of school went by in a flash. Students were busy with getting to know you activities. We played an interactive game of Mrs. Kusche: True or False to learn some things about their teacher. Thank you for sending your children with all of the necessary supplies on the first day of school. I gave the kids a scavenger hunt so they could tour the room and sort their supplies at the same time. It was fun! (see slideshow above)
Thursday students got to meet the rest of the 4th grade team of teachers. We rotated to learn more about STEM Fridays, our Recycling Club, and GMTV. We also tried out our new Chromebooks while practicing to login for Techy Thursday homework. The kids did a great job of logging into their Google accounts!
Friday was our first day of STEM Fridays! The kids were given a task to work together to build the highest, free-standing tower possible using only toothpicks and marshmallows. They did a great job of working together. See the slideshow below!
While most of what we do everyday will be presented during Open House (9/19 @ 6:30), here are just a few things that I thought you may like to know:
Our Special Schedule:
Working Snack: 10:30
Lunch: 12:05 - 12:45
Monday: Library (A week) 9:25 - 10:05
Physical Education 1:50 - 2:30
Tuesday: Art 1:50 - 2:30
Chorus: 2:35 - 3:15
Wednesday: Music 1:50 - 2:30
Thursday: Library (B week) 1:50 2:30
Physical Education (A week) 1:50 - 2:30
Friday: Physical Education 1:50 - 2:30
*Please make sure students come to school with sneakers everyday.
Birthdays are very special days. However, due to many allergies we will not be celebrating birthdays with treats or goody bags in school. Students will have their names announced on GMTV and will be given a night without homework to celebrate their special day. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Homework club begins next week. Students start each marking period in our club. If they continue to complete their homework and hand it in on time, they will remain in the club. For the first marking period only , each student will be given one "freebie". Those students who remain in the homework club at the end of the marking period will be invited in during lunch for an ice cream celebration.
Please remember to check and sign your child's agenda each night.
Thank you all for a great week! I look forward to working with you this year. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful weekend!
- Mrs. Kusche