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:
2019-03-01

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:
Check out our website!: www.waitforthebell.com
Follow us on Instagram: mrbells4thgradeowls
Join our class on Bloomz: https://bloomz.co/u/8pdyNx

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. www.waitforthebell.com
 
Needed Items: We are currently in need of glue sticks, Kleenex and disinfecting wipes.

Snow Day Learning Activities

Another Snow Day so here are some activities can do at home today!

Activities:

20 Minutes of Reading

Practice vocabulary cards

Online:

Practice Vocabulary Terms on Quizlet – Vocabulary Terms

IXL

Post on Kidsblog or write by hand  – Choose one of the following topics:

1. Imagine you opened your own restaurant. Tell the name if your restaurant. Explain what the restaurant looks like, who works there and what you serve.
2. Describe your favorite season (fall, spring, summer or winter). Tell what kinds of things you like to do during that season.
3. If you could have lunch with any famous person who would it be? What would you talk about this with person? What would you eat?
3. Which superpower would you most like to have – invisibility, super strength or the ability to fly? Describe what kinds of things you would do with your powers.

Mr. Bell’s Weekly Newsletter for 2/11

Up Coming Dates:
2/11-2/14: NWEA Testing
2/11-2/14: Conferences
2/13: WGVU Donuts and Filming!
2/15: No School
 
This Week:
No homework: We will not have spelling homework or a new spelling list this week due to the short week and NWEA testing. We will take our spelling test from last week on Monday, 2/11.
ELA: We will being our next unit, Middle Eastern Empires of the Middle Ages
Science: Students will continue their unit on Geology.
It Takes a Village:
Conferences Rescheduled: Parent/Teacher/Students have been rescheduled for the week of February 11. For our winter conference all students are required to attend the conference with a parent or guardian. We will be discussing student progress so far this year and will be setting goals for the up coming NWEA test in February. You can sign up for a conference time on Bloomz or by emailing me with a preferred time. I will be holding conferences before and after school most days beginning February 11-14.  PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I want to meet with everyone! See attached current schedule. 
 
WGVU Visit Wednesday, 2/13: Local PBS, WGVU will be visiting our class on Wednesday, February 13 at 9:00am to film and will also be providing donuts and juice for our class! To be on camera students will need to have the wavier form signed that was sent home last week. I have also attached a copy this email. If you have any questions please let me know! 
 
Valentines Day List: On Thursday I will allow students time to exchange Valentine Day Cards with classmates. I ask the if your student wishes give our cards, that they bring enough for everyone. We have 26 students in our classroom. We will exchange cards at the end of the day. I have attached a list of names. Please note, we have a new student starting tomorrow. 
 
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. www.waitforthebell.com
 
Needed Items: We are currently in need of glue sticks, Kleenex and disinfecting wipes.

Mr. Bell Weekly Newsletter for 1/28

In this email: Conferences have begun, WGVU visit, Half Day on Friday and Healthy Snacks!
 
❄❄ Please watch the weather and WOODTV 8 this week as winter will be hitting us hard for updates on school. I will do my best to communicate to via email and Bloomz if school closes. ❄❄
 
Up Coming Dates:
1/25-2/1: Conferences
1/28: Mr. Bell out
1/30: WGVU visit day
2/1: Half Day
 
This Week:
Half day on Friday, February 1st!
ELA: We will wrapping up our poetry unit this week.
Science: Students will continue their unit on Geology.
It Takes a Village:
Conferences: Parent/Teacher/Students conference sign ups have begun. For our winter conference all students are required to attend the conference with a parent or guardian. We will be discussing student progress so far this year and will be setting goals for the up coming NWEA test in February. You can sign up for a conference time on Bloomz or by emailing me with a preferred time. I will be holding conferences before and after school most days beginning January 25 through February 1.  PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I want to meet with everyone! 
 
WGVU Visit on Wednesday: Local PBS, WGVU will be visit our class on Wednesday morning at 9:00 am to film and will also be providing donuts and juice for our class! To be on camera students will need to have the wavier form signed that was sent home last week. If you have any questions please let me know!
 
Healthy Snacks: We are a healthy snacks classroom, please send healthy snack options with you students each day. Please include fruits, vegetables, pretzels, crackers, animal crackers, etc. We have an early snack time because our our late lunch time, healthy snacks will help give your student the energy to make it through the day. Takis, hot fries, candies and cookies will not be allowed for snack time. 
 
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. www.waitforthebell.com
 
Needed Items: We are currently in need of glue sticks, Kleenex and disinfecting wipes.
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