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January Update


Hello Everyone!  Happy New Year to you all.  It has been a very strange month with sicknesses and snow days but we are starting to settle back into our routine…just in time for a 4 day weekend!  Here is an update of some of the happenings in 115: Math – We are at the halfway […]



Today, we were having a great time using this interactive map to look at immigration trends in the United States over the last 100+ years.  Take a look!  Think about why folks are immigrating from their country at that time…or why they’re not.  Think about why they may have settled in a particular part of […]

Study Habits & Social Skills


The Study Habits and Social Skills section of our report card can be very abstract for the students.  The language is really such that the habit or skill isn’t necessarily clear or a behavior of which they are aware.  As report cards come out this week, we spent a bit of time on Monday translating […]

December Update


It’s the most wonderful…and busiest time of year!  Here’s a few updates and happenings! Holiday Celebration – Our holiday celebration is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 22.  By then, I have no doubt the pending break and holidays will have the students fully charged up!  If you have an idea for a craft […]

Finding Equivalent Fractions


In class today, we did a whole lot of work comparing and ordering fractions. We used many different strategies but spent a whole lot of time making sure we think about the fractions…  Many want to jump to finding common denominators but that isn’t the most thoughtful method and doesn’t strengthen your fractions muscle… On […]

Conference Notes


Thank you all for taking the time to meet with me about your child.  I know the conferences are only 15 minutes, but it was so nice to sit down with you and hear how 4th grade is going for your student and to hear your questions.  Here are just a few thoughts as I […]

Turkey Trot!


Here is our team picture from the very successful Turkey Trot!  We completed the course with a very respectable average of 29 seconds per a student!  Your children cheered for each other and competed admirably!  They also made their cup turkeys chirp the whole time.  They will be bringing these home today…you’re welcome 😉  The […]

November Update


The Earth’s Changing Surface unit exam was announced today.  The kids received a checklist to help them target their studying.  The test will be on Wednesday, November 29.  Throughout the unit, students have been putting notes into their science notebook to support the items on the checklist.  We also have several videos posted to our […]

Mummy Madness!


Take a look at your silly children wrapping each other up like mummies!  Thank you to Mrs. Tartarini for leading the craft project and helping us make our mummy luminaries 🙂 Quick Video of the Mummies- IMG_0005-1uwg91u      



Day  School has purchased DreamBox Learning’s Math Program, an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning(tm) program that helps all students achieve better, faster math proficiency. Your student can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using this link:  The DreamBox link is also available from our Math Game Sites […]

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