Free Comic Book Day – Saturday, May 4th!

Saturday, May 4

At Vault of Midnight, located at 95 Monroe Center St NW in Grand Rapids. 

Meet Mr. Bell there from 10-11am!

Our Classroom has partnered with Vault of Midnight. Every person who attends will receive free comic books (up to 4) while supplies last!

Meet characters, free comics, prizes, cosplay contest, learn to draw comics and much more!

Check out the list of free comics here!

Third Trimester Vocabulary Terms are Now Available!

Students can practice and review their 3rd Trimester vocabulary terms in a three different ways now!

-Notecards: Students have made notecards with the term and definition.

-Quizlet: Students can play game and review terms with Quizley. Click the grade level link to access practice!

4th Grade Click Here

5th Grade Click Here

-Students will also have a vocabulary log to review words in delay!


Our goal is that every students achieves a 100% score on their vocabulary test! Practice each day!

Read-A-Thon has begun!

March is Reading Month Calendar

We have decided to raise money by focusing on reading for the next few weeks. This is such a great opportunity for us to keep our focus on education and still raise the money we need. Best of all it only takes a few minutes to activate your account and we really need everyone to participate. Simply follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click Link Below!

We will be starting on:

Step 2: Create your profile

You will be guided through a few simple steps to activate your Read-a-thon account like adding a photo and sharing the Read-a-thon through social media and email. Just for creating your profile you will receive a certificate for Ice Cream Party.

Step 3: Track Your Reading Online!

Reading sessions are tracked online in your Read-a-thon account. You can use the fun reading session timer or log a reading session after you have already completed your reading time. Your participation not only helps us reach our goal but promotes reading skills at the same time.

Mr. Bell’s Weekly Newsletter for March 3!

In this email: Wish list, March is Reading Month, Winter Gear and March 8 now a full day of school 
Up Coming Dates:
3/6: Vocabulary Test
3/8: Last Day of Second Trimester/Full Day of School
3/13: Report Cards Sent Home
3/15: Family Dance – May the Force Be With You
Wish List Items: We are currently in need of Kleenex and disinfecting wipes.
This Week:
ELA: We will continue our unit on Middle Eastern Empires of the Middle Ages
Science: Students will continue their unit on Geology.
It Takes a Village:
March is Reading Month: All month long we will be celebrating Reading Month! Be sure to check out the attached calendar for the day’s events! Please continue reading 20 minutes at day home and participate in our Read-a-Thon!!!
March 8: In an effort to make for up snow days, March 8th will not be a full day of school and not a half day. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but this will help us from adding any more additional days onto the end of the school year.
Winter Not Over Yet: Unfortunately winter isn’t over yet but we can begin to see the light at the end of tunnel. Please continue to send your student with a winter coat, hat, gloves, snow pants and snow boats as we will be outside for recess and Environmental Science as long as the temperatures are above 10 degrees.
Stay Connected to Our Classroom:
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Follow us on Instagram: mrbells4thgradeowls
Join our class on Bloomz:

Mr. Bell’s Weekly Newsletter for February 18

Up Coming Dates:
2/18: No School – Presidents Day
2/19: Final Conference Night 4-7pm
2/28: Chili Family Night 
This Week:
ELA: We will continue our unit on Middle Eastern Empires of the Middle Ages
Vocabulary test on Friday, 2/21.
Science: Students will continue their unit on Geology.
It Takes a Village:
FINAL NIGHTY OF CONFERENCES: Tuesday is night is our final conference night. Please check the schedule on Bloomz or the attached document.  PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I want to meet with everyone! See attached current schedule. If you are unable to attend, we can schedule a phone or email conference. 
WGVU Visit: We had a great visit with WGVU on Wednesday. The production crew filmed our science lesson and shared donuts with the students. The visit was because I was nominated for the WGVU Cool Teacher program thanks to the King Family! I will let you know when the video is available from WGVU. 
Homework: Just a reminder that homework is always sent home on the first day of school week and is due the last day of the school week. Currently the only hard copy I am sending home is spelling, students are encouraged to read 20 minutes each night and study their vocabulary cards. Homework is always posted on my classroom website by Sunday at 5:00pm for the up coming week.
Needed Items: We are currently in need of glue sticks, Kleenex and disinfecting wipes.
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