Your Shopping Pays Our Class!

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Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 4.11.22 PMHow would you like to make online shopping websites donate to your child’s classroom with no cost to you?

Please read the Invitation below and click the link to sign up at our class account.  You will also be prompted to download the “Ziggedy Reminder” browser add-on so that anytime you shop online at any of the stores that sponsor Ziggedy, a little reminder will come up to go through the Ziggedy account.  Because you went through our link to shop, the store donates a small percentage of what you purchased directly to our class. That’s it!!

Also, whenever a parent installs the “Ziggedy reminder” browser add on and keeps it on their device for 90 days, our class automatically gets $5 from Ziggedy!  It’s a really cool way to help our class while simply shopping online (which many of us do anyway).

All money donated by these websites will go toward field trips and art materials.

PDF:  Invitation

Sign Up:  http://www.ziggedy.com/WilliamTGallagher/signup

 

New Class Website Additions

Please click on the “Educational Websites” link for information regarding many other sites we are using in class.  I will also be using some of these sites for digital homework (TBD)

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A new addition to our website list is Digital Readworks   I often use the regular Readworks site to download various stories to use in class.  However, Readworks has added the digital site so that teachers can assign articles and quizzes.  Your child’s log-in information is located on his/her technology card which should always be kept in binder.)

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iReady is another service our district has purchased.  Please do not allow your child to do anything marked test, placement, or inventory.  Teachers use the information in these tests to determine appropriate instruction.  Teachers give the tests 3 times a year in place of the old Dibels tests.

In order to use iReady or MobyMax, students must go through the Clever link. (See above) The old MobyMax account is no longer valid.

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Students have the option of working in iReady Reading or Math.  This site is great for students who are struggling in certain skill areas. They can practice these skills at home in a fun way.

iReady, MobyMax, and Digital Readworks send information to my teacher dashboard so students are held accountable, and I can see their progress.

“EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE LINKS”

Click our new link on the above menu, “EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE LINKS,” to find websites that your child has accounts for.  These are all websites that we use in class, especially during lab time and Friday centers.  Have your child visit these websites at home for extra practice or additional homework.  I will see all student results on the “teacher page” of most websites. Occasionally, I will assign articles to read or mini videos to watch for homework.  These websites are awesome and are designed by reputable organizations like:  The Smithsonian, The Museum of Natural Science, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, just to name a few.

2017/18 Parent Handbook

click here:   2017/2018 ParentHandbook

The 2017/18 “Parent Handbook” contains information that is important to your 4th graders classroom.  It answers frequently asked questions and clarifies information.  Please familiarize yourself with it’s contents, and keep it handy for future reference throughout the school year.

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If you are interested in chaperoning a field trip, please review the section of the handbook explaining chaperone requirements. 

Cave Projects

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Check out the awesome cave projects students turned in after winter break! They did a really good job.  All caves will be placed in the glass case at the front hallway of our school for viewing. 

 

Assignment Sheets Update

Students already have their yellow math assignment sheets in their binders behind the math tab.  Today, 9/30, I gave students a white “reading assignment sheet.”  This sheet should be kept in your child’s binder behind their reading tab.  Please check these sheets often to be sure your child is keeping up with the class assignments and due dates.  Remember, the assignment sheets are only for classwork.  Classwork becomes extra homework if not completed in class by the due date.

Thank you for your support by checking the assignment sheets often!! Ms.Gallagher

Take a look at what the assignment sheets look like….

READING ASSIGNMENT SHEET

MATH ASSIGNMENT SHEET