Stephanie Hall Staff Photo

Announcements

1/18/18-1/26/18  

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and snow days! This week will be kind of crazy due to the snow days. 

We will not have a spelling/vocab or a social studies test this week. We will pick back up on week 4 spelling/vocab and week 16 social studies next week Jan. 22. 

We will continue working on determining the theme of a story the rest of this week and will test on Tuesday Jan. 23. We will also continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. 

Please make sure that your child is studying their spelling/vocab and social studies every night.  

 


1/4/18-1/12/18  

 

Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas break! We will begin our novel study on The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. We will be reading this book in class and completing different activities. We will also take class quizzes on the pages/chapters that have been finished. The quizzes will be on things that have been discussed in class and are only to hold the students accountable for their reading.

We will test on week 3 spelling and vocabulary on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. We will also test on Social Studies, week 15 on Friday 1/12/18.

Our reading strategy is Theme. We will be focusing on the Theme from different stories. This test will be TBA.

 

Important Dates:

January 4th: Students Return

 January 5th: Report Card #2 Delivered 

January 12th: Awards Day 8:30-3rd

9:30-4th

10:30-5th 

January 15th: No School MLK

February 5th-9th: Book Fair

February 5th: Progress Reports Delivered

February 6th: Vision Screening for 4th Grade

 February 12th-16th: Bus Appreciation Week

February 19th: Presidents Day - No School

 

 

 


12/11-12/15  

I hope everyone had a great weekend and snow day! This week is going to be a busy one due to class parties on Friday!

We are reading the story "Just Like Me" from storytown. We will test on that on Thursday the 14th. We are also reviewing some cause and effect and problem and solution.

We are starting on Social Studies week 13. We will test this on Thursday the 14th as well!

WE WILL NOT HAVE A SPELLING TEST THIS WEEK.

Parents are allowed to come to the class party on Friday the 15th. Please make sure that you send in the party form with 5 dollars so that we can purchase breakfast. That is due Tuesday the 12th.

 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

  • December 11th: Santa Pics and Retakes
  • December 12th: 3rd Grade Program 6:00-7:00
  • December 15th: Class Christmas Parties

  • December 18th: Polar Express Day 

  • December 19th: Last Day 1/2 kids

  • January 4th: Students Return

  • January 5th: Report cards go home
  • January 15th: No School MLK


12/4- 12/8  

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We will test on So You Want to Be An Inventor? on Tuesday December 5, 2017.  We also will begin a writing activity that is about being trapped in a snowglove.

Reading: We will be working on identifying the Main Idea using details from the text.

Social Studies: We will test on week 13 on Friday Dec. 8th

Spelling: We are on theme 3/ week 2. We will test Friday Dec. 8th.

PLEASE make sure that your child is studying these words every night.

Important dates:

 

December 7th: Christmas Parade at 5:30
December 8th: Santa Pictures

 

December 12th: 3rd Grade Program 6:00-7:00

 

December 15th: Class Christmas Parties

 

December 18th: Polar Express Day

 

December 19th: Last Day 1/2 kids

 

January 4th: Students Return

 

January 5th: Report Card #2 Delivered

 

January 15th: No School MLK

 


11/27/17  

Good Morning!

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! This week we will begin theme 3. I will be sending home the spelling and vocab for the next 6 weeks! Please make sure that your child is studying those spelling and vocabulary words.

We will test theme 3 week 1 spelling and vocabulary on Friday 12/1/17.

We will test on Week 12 Alabama's Five Regions on 12/1/17.

We are reading the story So You Want To Be An Inventor? from our story town book this week. It is on page 414. Our focus skill for this story is fact and opinion and providing evidence for both. We will schedule the test for next Tuesday 12/5/17.

Important dates:

December 5th: Christmas Parade

December 15th: Christmas party

December 18th: Polar Express movie day

December 19th: Student's Last Day (1/2 day)

January 4th: Students Return

January 5th: Report Cards go home

 

Please make sure that you are reading and studying spelling every night. It is so important for your child to read! Hope everyone has a great week and Roll Tide!

 


11/13/17  

 hope you had a nice weekend. We have a busy week ahead of us. With that being said, I am not going to have spelling/vocab or a reading test. I am sending home a newsletter, but we will not start the week 1 spelling/vocab until the 27th.

We are going to focus on writing and they will have a rubric to go by which will give them a grade/test.
S.S. Test Friday
Lunchroom changed our time to 11:00 for Thursday, our Thanksgiving lunch. This is $5 and includes a drink.  Please let me know if you're planning to come.
Wear your field trip shirt Wednesday and comfortable tennis shoes. Parents I have attached a "good to know" about the upcoming trip. Please bring a sack lunch from home, unless you stated your child would be purchasing a lunch from the lunchroom. They will have a ice cream and gift shop so bring money if you plan to buy any of these things.

Important Dates

November 13th:

  • November 14th: Wes Wyatt @ 10:30 (I'm checking to see if they are brining a camera to record) 
  • November 15th: 4th Grade Field Trip
  • November 16th: Thanksgiving Meal includes: Meal, Dessert, and Tea. Lunchroom only takes small bills or checks.
  • November 20th-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School

 

  • December 5th: Christmas Parade @ 5:30

 

  • December 12th: 3rd Grade Program 6:00-7:00
  • December 15th: Class Christmas Parties
  • December 18th: Polar Express Day
  • December 19th: Last Day 1/2 kids

 

  • January 4th: Students Return
  • January 5th: Report Card #2 Delivered

 

  • January 15th: No School MLK

11-6-17   

Good Morning, I hope the time change wasn't too hard on you this morning. This is a short week since we are out of school this Friday, November 10th. We are not going to do a spelling week 1-5 review, instead we will have a grammar test on nouns Thursday. I will send home a study guide probably tomorrow. PLEASE STUDY THE GUIDE : ))

Reading- The Stranger pg. 370 and our focus skill is RL 4.1 (making inferences) Test WEDNESDAY

Grammar- Nouns (Test Thursday)

S.S.- Week 10 (AL Frontier Life) Test Thursday

One more reminder, The lunchroom is having Thanksgiving lunch on Nov. 16th for $5 and it includes a drink. Please respond to email or send a note indicating if you or someone will be attending. The lunchroom needs a count. We go to lunch from 11:20-11:55.

Important Dates

  • November 7th: Author Visit during library (10:25-11:05)  
  • November 10th: No School - Veterans Day
  • November 13th: Progress Reports Delivered
  • November 14th: Wes Wyatt @ 10:30
  • November 15th: 4th Grade Field Trip
  • November 17th: 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • November 20th-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School

10/30/17-11/3/17  

This Friday, November 3rd is Fall Festival. You must purchase am armband for $13 in order to participate. Friday is also the due date for field trip money ($15). Money must be turned in by 8:30 a.m. Thank you so much for candy and donations, it was greatly appreciated! I will be sending home the tests that were taken on Friday on November 1. That will be spelling theme 2 week 4 and Social studies weekly week 8.

We have our reading test on Dragons and Dinosaurs/Main Idea and Details tomorrow(Oct 31st). We will start our new reading story after the test on pg. 370 The Stranger. Our focus skill will be RL and RI 4.1- Refer to details and examples in text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from text.

S.S- Test Thursday (The 22nd state)

Spelling/Vocab- Test Thurday (week 5)

Reading Test will be the following Tuesday (Nov. 7th)

 Important Dates

October 31st: Phantom Shakes on sale for $1

  • November 3rd: Fall Festival/Field Trip Money Due at 8:30 a.m.
  • November 7th-9th: Author Visit during Library time
  • November 9th: Progress Report Ends
  • November 10th: No School - Veterans Day
  • November 13th: Progress Reports Delivered
  • November 14th: Wes Wyatt
  • November 15th: 4th Grade Field Trip
  • November 17th: 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • November 20th-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • November 29th: 5th Grade Field Trip

Test date changed!!!!!  

Our reading test for Dragons and Dinosaurs will be on Tuesday October 31, 2017! We will also test on the skill Main Idea and Supporting Details this day as well.


10/23-27/17  
I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you for continuing to bring in candy, it is greatly appreciated. Please continue to send $4 for the fourth grade jumpy house for our fall festival. Tomorrow we have to have a shirt count/size and if a lunch is needed for our field trip. If you are not attending, please choose to purchase a shirt for $5 as this is used many times throughout the school year.
Reading- Dragons and Dinosaurs pg. 672 and Main Idea/details is the focus skill. Test Friday
Spelling- Week 4 Test Friday
S.S.- 3 Branches of government Test Friday
This is Red Ribbon Week!
Monday - wear red
Tuesday - wear boots
Wednesday - wear a superhero shirt
Thursday - wear a Halloween costume
Friday - wear a Saints shirt
 Upcoming Dates:
October 24: Picture orders/money due and shirt size/if lunch needed is due.
October 25th- 4H
October 26th:Reptile Show $1
October 26th: Candy Crash 4:30-6:00
November 3rd: Fall Festival AND Field Trip Money Due
November 9th: Progress Report Ends
November 10th: No School - Veterans Day
November 13th: Progress Reports Delivered
November 15th: 4th Grade Field Trip
November 20th-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School

Announcements 10/12 - 10/20  

10/12-10/20  

I hope you had a great break! This week we are starting our spelling/vocab week 3 and reading our story Mimicry and Camouflage (pg. 286). Our reading focus skill will be on cause/effect. We are continuing with nouns in LA. In S.S. we are starting the Trail of Tears.
No Tests this week.
Thursday 10/19 S.S Test
Friday 10/20 Spelling, Reading
 ***Please don't forget that we are asking for donations for our Fall Festival and Candy Crash. We asked that each child bring $4 to help with the cost of our bouncy rental and candy for Candy Crash. If you are sending in candy, a donation of $2 would still be appreciated to help with our booth rental.  We REALLY appreciate any help you can give us!

Also,

We have to have a lunch count by Oct. 30th if you are planning to purchase a lunch for the field trip. Field Trip money is due November 3rd by 8:15. a.m.

 Upcoming Dates:
October 18th: 4th Grade AL Power Presentation
October 19th: Report Card #1 Delivered / Fire Chief @ PE
October 25th: K9 Dog Visit 12:30 PM
October 25th: 4H
October 26th: Reptile Show
October 26th: Candy Crash 4:30-6:00

10/2 - 10/6  
We are continuing to work on RL 4.6 (point of view) and drawing conclusions this week. We are reading Fire Storm in Storytown.
If your child is participating in the vocabulary parade Friday, which counts towards extra credit points, the word your child will dress as needs to be approved.
If you chose to have a parent conference, I will have our meeting time to you by today or first thing tomorrow.
We take interactive notes in our reading composition books. This is a GREAT way to study our focus skill (Point of view).
Thursday- S.S Test
Friday- Spelling/ Vocab (week 2) and Reading Test
October 2nd-6th: Book Fair in Library
October 4th: Picture Day
October 6th: Vocabulary Parade at 8:30
October 9th-11th: Fall Break
October 18th: 4th Grade AL Power
October 19th: Report Card #1 Delivered / Fire Chief @ PE
October 25th: K9 Dog Visit 12:30 PM
October 26th: Reptile Show/ Candy Crash 4:30-6:30

Announcements for 9-25 - 9-29  
This is going to be a busy week with homecoming. We will test Thursday for week 1 spelling/vocab (new newsletter going home today) and S.S. Friday is a half day and I would not be able to test both classes on spelling since we will have an adjusted schedule. We are working on RL 4.6 (point of view) and drawing conclusions this week and next. I am also sending home a parent conference letter if you would like to meet on October 5th during school hours. Please indicate your first, second, and third choice if you would like to conference. There is an option for a phone conference as well.
  • Reading- Fire Storm pg. 344 and a variety of cold reads
  • Spelling- Week 1
  • Grammar- introducing nouns
  • S.S.- Alabama and the Revolution (test Thursday)

 

*********Important*********

  • Our social studies are going to be on Fridays now! Thanks!

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES!

 

 

September 29th: Homecoming (please make sure if students go home a different way, they have a note)

 

*brunch: 9:00-9:45

 

*pep rally: 10:15-10:35

 

*dismiss at 11:30

 

 

October 2nd-6th: Book Fair in Library

 

October 4th: Picture Day

 

October 6th: Vocabulary Parade at 8:30

 

October 9th-11th: Fall Break

 

October 18th: 4th Grade AL Power

 

October 19th: Report Card #1 Delivered / Fire Chief @ PE

 

 

 

October 25th: K9 Dog Visit 12:30 PM

 

October 26th: Reptile Show/ Candy Crash 4:30-6:30

 


IMPORTANT DATES  

 

  • September 22nd: Saints Signing Day
  • September 29th: Homecoming
  • October 5th: Parenting Day and Faculty Meeting
  • October 9th-10th: Fall Break
  • October 12th: Special Olympics

Differences between poems, prose, and drama.   

Please check the resources tab for a visual tool that we are using for our test Friday September 22, 2017


Homework  

Students are required to review spelling and vocabulary every night. We will test every Friday on those. They are also required to read for at least 20 minutes every night. Please hold your child accountable for this! Thank you for all you do!