• Week of February 17, 2020

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Thanks to all who made our Valentine's Party a great success! Thanks also to the many treats I received from the students. 

    Spelling- HW-Tues-write words3x'seach/Wed-5 sentences/Thurs-ABC order/Study for test.

    Math- The students are learning how to add and subtract fractions in Chapter 7. I have also started to introduce Area/Perimeter/Customary Units of Measurement for PSSA Bridge Lessons. HW-Worksheet due Friday.

    Science- Students are learning about Rocks and Minerals.

    Reminders:

    Please sign up for Literacy Night, Feb. 27.

    February Reading Logs are due March 2.

    Go on Sumdog and/or xtramath every night!

    Have a great week! 

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of February 10, 2020

    Here is this week's update:

    SpellingHomework-Mon-Write words 3x's each/Tues-5 Intelligent sentences/Wed-ABC order/Practice test. Study words each night.

    Writing- Students have completed their stories for the Young Author's Contest. I will be choosing a winner to submit for our class. Good Luck to all!!

    Math- The Chapter 6 Test on Fractions was administered last week. Test going home Monday. Please sign and return test Tuesday. Students will learn how to add and subtract Fractions in Chapter 7.  HW-Worksheet due Thursday. Also have students go on Sumdog or xtramath.

    Science-  The students are working on Rocks and Minerals with Mrs. Farrell. 

    The 2nd Marking Period Progress Report cards went home Friday,January 31. Please return signed envelope ASAP.

    We have been going over goals for the next marking period. 

    Reminders:

    Pencil Grams are being sold in the morning before school.

    January Reading Logs are due now. 

    Valentine's Party Feb 13. Information went home last week. Students can exchange Valentine Cards if they want on Thursday. 

    No School on Friday, Feb 14( Teacher Inservice) and Monday, Feb 17(President's Day)

    We are need of Tissues and pencils for the second half of the school year.

    Thanks for your support,

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of February 3, 2020

    Here is this week's update:

    SpellingHomework-Mon-Write words 3x's each/Tues-5 Intelligent sentences/Wed-ABC order/Thurs-Practice test. Study words each night.

    Writing- Students are finishing their stories for the Young Author's Contest.

    Math- We are reviewing again on Monday, for the Chapter 6 Test on Fractions. Students have been learning about equivalent fractions, simplest form, common denominators, how to find Benchmark numbers, and comparing fractions. The Chapter 6 test next week. Homework-Mon-finish PB 129-130 for test on Tuesday/Tues-to Thurs-Sumdog or xtramath.

    Science-  The students are working on Rocks and Minerals with Mrs. Farrell. 

    The 2nd Marking Period Progress Report cards went home Friday,January 31.

    We have been going over goals for the next marking period. 

    Reminders:

    Safe Touch Program this week.

    Early Dismissal-Wed, Feb 5 at 12:30-Students will have the Bagged Lunch(check Lunch Menu)

    Please sign and return the Report Card envelope by February 7.

    January Reading Logs due February 3.

    Valentine's Party Feb 13. Information is going home this week.

    We are need of Tissues and pencils for the second half of the school year.

    Thanks for your support,

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of January 27, 2020

    This week students will begin testing for Module 6 in ELA.

    Spelling- Homework-Mon-Write words 3x's each/Tues-5 Intelligent sentences/Wed-ABC order/Thurs-Practice test. Study words each night.

    Writing- Students are working on their stories for the Young Author's Contest. Some are still working on their rough drafts and others have started working on their good copy.

    Math- We are still working on Chapter 6 on Fractions. Students are learning about equivalent fractions, simplest form, common denominators, how to find Benchmark numbers, and comparing fractions. We will start to review by the end of the week for the Chapter 6 test next week. Homework-Mon-WS on Fractions/Tues-WS#52/Wed-WS#53/Thurs-Finish FORM B online.

    Science-  The students are now working on the next unit  Rocks and Minerals/Our Space with Mrs. Farrell. 

    The 2nd Marking Period Progress Report cards are going home Friday,January 31.

    We will be going over goals for the next marking period. 

    Reminders:

    Please sign and return the Report Card envelope by February 7.

    January Reading Logs due February 3.

    We are need of Tissues and pencils for the second half of the school year.

    Thanks for your support,

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of January 20, 2020

    This week students will begin MTSS Reading again. Some students have stayed in the same group and others have moved to other groups due to the results of their MAPS and Aimsweb Plus tests for ELA.

    Spelling- Students are working on new work for Module 6. Homework-Tues-Write words 3x's each/Wed-5 Intelligent sentences/Thurs-ABC order. Study words each night.

    Writing- Students are working on their stories for the Young Author's Contest. Some are still working on their rough drafts and others have started working on their good copy.

    Math- We have begun Chapter 6 on Fractions. Students are learning about equivalent fractions, simplest form and common denominators. Homework-Worksheet is due Friday. Last week, students brought home a sheet with Fraction tiles that they can cut out and use for Homework.

    Science- Last week was our last full week of Science before we switch. Students had a test on Friday. The next unit will be Rocks and Minerals/Our Space which will be taught by Mrs. Farrell. 

    The 2nd Marking Period ended Friday, January 17 with report cards going home January 31.

    We will be going over goals for the next marking period. 

    Reminders:

    Math and Spelling tests needs to be signed and returned.

    January Reading Logs due February 3.

    We are need of Tissues and pencils for the second half of the school year.

    Thanks for your support,

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of January 13, 2020

    This week students will be working on our regular schedule except for No MTSS Reading. 

    Spelling- Students have receive a new Into reading Book Volume 2 for module 6. Homework-Mon-Write words 3x's each/Tues-5 Intelligent sentences/Wed-ABC order/Thurs.-Practice test. 

    Writing- (Instead of MTSS Reading)We have been brainstorming ideas to write about for the Young Author's Contest and beginning to write a rough draft.

    Math- Some students need to finish the Chapter 5 test this week. We will begin the Chapter 6 on Fractions. Students will learn about equivalent fractions, simplest form and common denominators. Homework-Mon-Finish PB 113/Tues-Finish PB 115/Wed-finish PB 117/Thurs-finish PB 119. Students will be coming home with a sheet with Fraction tiles they can cut out and use for Homework.

    Science-This is our last full week of Science before we switch. Students will have a test on Friday. The next unit will be Rocks and Minerals/Our Space which will be taught by Mrs. Farrell. 

    The 2nd Marking Period ends this Friday, january 17 with report cards going home January 31.

    We will be going over goals for the next marking period. 

    Reminders:

    Math and Spelling tests needs to be signed and returned.

    January Reading Logs due February 3.

    No School January 20 Martin Luther King Remembrance Day.

    We are need of Tissues and pencils for the second half of the school year.

    Thanks for your support,

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of January 6, 2020

    Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday. The next few weeks will be very busy as we return to school.

    On Friday, January 3, the students were administered the Aimsweb Plus Test by the Reading Team. After the Reading Team review the results, some students will be moved to the right MTSS group that will support their needs for Reading.

    The students will be adminstered the Mid-Year MAPS Testing for Math(Mon-.January 6) and Reading(Tues-. January 7) These results will be sent home later this month.

    SpellingHomework-Mon-Write words 3x's each/Tues-5 Intelligent sentences/Wed-ABC order/Thurs.-Practice test. 

    Writing- We have been brainstorming ideas to write about for the Young Author's Contest.

    Math- The students will finish Chapter 5 which is about Factors and Multiples. HW-Mon-PB 105/Tues-PB 107/Wed-FORM B Practice Test #1-10/Thurs-finish FORM B Practice Test. 

     

    REMINDERS:

    December Reading Logs are now due.

    Early Dismissal Wed. January 8 at 12:30

    Spirit Day Friday January 10. Students can wear sweatpants and Garrettford gear!

    Happy New Year! Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of December 16, 2019

    Well here we go the last full week of school before the New Year!!

    Math-The students will complete the Chapter 4 Test on Monday. We will begin Chapter 5 on Multiples and Factors. Students will learn how to find common multiples, common factors, and divisibility of factors. HW-Worksheet is due Thursday and sign and return Chapter 4 test.

    ELA- HW-Mon-3x's each word/Tues-5 sentences/    Wed-ABC order and study each night for test on THURSDAY.  Notice day change for test.

    Reminders:

    Reading Logs are due January 3.

    Card Giveaway and Holiday Party Dec 20. Please send in items for party on Friday.

    Charity for Veterans-Please have students send in loose change for the Veterans. All money due by Friday, Dec 20.

    Have a great week! Happy Holidays!

    Thanks for all your support this year!

    Mrs. Losch

     

     

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  • Week of December 9, 2019

    Card Give-Away will be Friday, Dec. 20(weathering permitting) around 1:30. As part of the Card Giveaway, the students also collect money for a charity. This year the 4th grade are again supporting our Veterans by collecting money for these great men and women who served our country! 

    Spelling- Homework-Mon.-3's a Charm and sign test/Tues. 5 sentences/Wed.-ABC order/Thurs-Practice Test and Study words for test on Friday.

    Vocabulary-HW -Thurs-Vocab

    Math- We will be reviewing Chapter 4 which is on long division. Please review the Division Process with your child. Also, have your child go on Sumdog every night for we are in a National Sumdog Contest. HWMon-Review WS/Tues-Review for test Finish FORM B Practice test/Wed-Sumdog/Thurs-Sumdog. The Chapter 4 test will be administered Dec. 11 & 12. 

    The Math MAP Test and Math Fluency will be administered in the beginning weeks of January. 

    Reminders:

    Winter Concert-Wed. Dec 11

    December Reading Logs are due by January 3 .

    Holiday Party is Friday, December 20 before and after the Card Givaway. Please send in your items for the party on Friday or before then. If you volunteered to bring in an item for our party, a letter will be going home this week with your child. Also please let me know if your child is not participating.

    Students can buy Candy Grams next week to send to friends or teachers. See Wednseday's email from Mr. Brydges.

    Spirit Week will begin Dec 16-More information to follow.

    Thanks for your support.

    Have a great week,

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of December 2, 2019

    It was good to meet with you last week to discuss your child's progress and goals for the next marking period. 

    I hope all had a relaxing and Happy Thanksgiving break and students are ready to get to work.

    This will be a busy and eventful December. We begin with Early Dismisal this Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 12:30. Students can either order the Bagged lunch or bring their own snack. 

    Winter Concert for those who are in Band or Orchestra is Wednesday, Dec. 11. (Please make sure your child has their permission form in ASAP)

    The Card Giveaway and Holiday Party will be December 20. More information to follow.

    Math-We are still working on Chapter 4. The students will be learning about the different ways they can divide: estimating the quotient, repeated subtracting, using partial quotients and using the long division step by step method.Divide/Multiply/Subtract/Check/Repeat/Bring down... HW-Worksheet on division is due Friday, Dec. 6. Students should also go on Sumdog and xtramath every night. The National Sumdog Challenge begins this Friday, Dec. 6 to Dec.12. 

    ELA- Students will have the same routine for homework.HW- 3's the Charm/ABC order/5 sentences/Vocab/Practice test. Mrs. Farrell will let them know if there is a change.

    Science-Students are working on the Electricity unit with Miss Baran. The Light Bulb test went home last week. Please sign and return to school. Students are enjoying working with batteries, bulbs and wires in different series to make their light bulbs turn on. 

    Reminders:

    Scholastic Book Club orders are due Wed. Dec 4. 

    Reading Logs are now due for November.

    Please make sure your child has earphones every day so they van use them for their Chromebooks.

    Early Dismissal at 12:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 4 for Teacher Inservice. 

    Specials: Mon-P.E.(sneakers)/Tues-Music(recorders)/Wed-Early Dismissal-no special/Thurs-Library(books)

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of November 25, 2019

    Thank you for coming on Wednesday, November 20 for American Education Week.

    This week, we have an Early Dismissal(Mon-Tues 12:30/Wed 12:05) because of conferences. I have emailed out reminders. Please make sure you have returned your child's signed report card envelope and questionnaire.

     During the conference we will discuss your child's progress and goals for the next marking period. Your child will attend the conference with you.

    Math- The students are learning how to divide by using estimating and compatible numbers, repeated subtraction, how to interpret the remainders as a fraction/add 1 to the quotient/use just the quotient/use just the remainder.HW-Mon-finish Turkey Worksheet/Sumdog/xtramath.

    Science- Students will are learning about Electricity with Miss Baran

    ELA-Students will be administered the next Module test. There is no ELA homework this week.

    Reminders:

    Conferences are student lead so your child should attend their conference with you. I have sent out separate reminders via email. We will discuss their progress and goals for the next report card period.

    Students can order the Bagged Lunch for the Early Dismissal days or bring in their own snacks during half-days.

    November Reading Logs due Dec.2nd.

    We are in need of more pencils and tissues for the class.

    At this time of year, I want to say "Thank You" for sharing your child with me and for your support!

    Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving,

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of November 18, 2019

    This week is American Education Week, hopefully your child has shown you the invitation. You are welcomed to visit on Wed., Novmeber 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 to participate in completely the Math Project. 

    This week in Math the students are learning how to divide by estimating the quotients and using compatible numbers, interpreting the remainders, dividing by 10's, 100's, and 1,000's, and using Distributive Property. HW-Math packet due Friday, Nov. 22

    Math Project: Students will calculate how much it will cost them to buy food items for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for their family using a Food Circular. They have to spend no more than $200.

    Science-Students are now working on the Electricity Unit with Miss Baran. Their first quiz will be this Friday, Nov 20 on the Parts of the Light Bulb. Study Guide went home last week. 

    ELA- This week's Homework is the following: Mon- 3's the Charm/Tues-ABC order/Wed-Vocab and 5 Sentences/Thurs-Practice test. Please make sure your child studies the words every night.

    Yellow Conference Confirmation Slips and Progress Report Cards went home last week. Please return ASAP. 

    Please remember that your child also attends the conference with you to discuss their progress and goals for the 2nd Marking Period.

    Reminders:

    Reading logs are due Dec. 2

    Parent/Guardian visit Wed. Nov 20 9:30-10:30

    Turkey Trot permission forms due.

    Scholastic Book Club orders are due Dec 4

    WAWA coupon sales are due Nov 25

    Thanks for your support,

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of November 11, 2019

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

      American Education Week is next week. The students have to complete part of the Math Project by Friday, November 15. Listing their menu for breakfast, lunch  and dinner, and food shopping list.

    They will work on this Math Project on Wednesday, Nov. 20 during parent visit from 9:30-10:30AM.

    Science- The students will begin the Electricity Unit. Students will learn about Electricity. Miss Baran will be teaching this Science Unit for the 2nd Marking Period.

    Math- The students will review Chapter 3 again on Monday.They will be reviewing how to multiply by regrouping or using an Area Model and partial products. The Chapter 3 test will be Tuesday. HW- Mon-Review FORM B/Math Project due Friday November 15. Students should practice Math Facts and go on Sumdog every night.  Also review with your child how to multiply 2 digit times 2 digit numbers. EX: 34 x 45

    We have been working on Growth Mindset instead of Fixed Mindset. This is students believing they can do it through practice and trying new things even if it is hard for them. They will learn about GRIT which is an extension of our Theme: Power of Yet. We will talk more about this during conferences. HW-Packet page 12 due Nov.20

    ELA-Homework:Mon-3's the Charm/Tues-ABC order/Wed-5 Sentences and Vocab/Thurs-Practice test 

    Reminders:

    Progress Report Cards will be going home Wednesday, Nov.13-Enclosed with Progress Report card will be Comment page, and MAPS results. Please review these with your child. We will discuss these items with you and your child during conferences.

    Yellow Confirmation Slips went home Friday, please return bottom of form ASAP to confirm.

    American Education Week is November 18-22. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 20 from 9:30-10:30AM. Math Project due Fiday, Nov. 15.

    Have a Great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

     

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  • Week of November 4, 2019

    The students enjoyed the Fall Festival Parade and Party considering the rainy day. Thanks to all who contributed the items for our party!

    This week is the Book Fair Nov 4-8. Students can purchase items during our regular Library time 2:35-3:05. They will also be able to buy items during the week.

    Math- Students will be learning how to multiply 2 digit times 2 digit numbers in Chapter 3. HW-is a Worksheet due by Friday. 

    Student should also go on Sumdog/xtramath.org and practice Math Facts everynight.

    Science- We are finishing up the unit on Land and Water this week. Students have learned about dams, how they work, erosion, and how to design a landscape. The final test will be Thursday Nov. 7. They will start a new Science unit next week. 

    ELA-HW-Mon-3's a Charm/Wed-5 Intelligent sentences and vocab/Thurs-Practice test and Grammar. 

    Reminders:

    Book Fair is this week Nov 4 to Nov 8. Our class will visit the Book Fair on Monday at 2:35. Please have your child bring their money if they are buying. 

    No School- November 5. Teacher Inservice and Election Day.

    Early Dismissal Day is Wed., Nov 6 at 12:30

    Friday, Nov 8 students will go to the PAC to see the play "Peter Pan".

    Report Cards will be administered Wed.,Nov 13.

    Yellow Confirmation Conference slips should be returned ASAP. We will set up goals for Reading, Math, and Behavior for the rest of the school year.

    October Reading Logs are due now and November Reading Logs due Dec. 1.

    Math Family Project is due Nov. 15.(Students will work on their Math Family Project during American Education Week- Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9:30AM to 10:30 AM.

    More information going home this week about project.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of October 28, 2019

    Students need to bring their Halloween Costumes in a bag with their name on it on Thursday, October 31st. They will have time to change after lunch. 
    If you signed up to bring in something for the Halloween Party, please send in with your child or drop by 12:30.

    Spelling- Students need to have their Spelling tests signed and returned. HW-Mon-Write words 3x's/Tues-5 inteligent sentences and Vocab/Wed-ABC order/Thurs-Practice test and Grammar.

    Science- The students will learn about dams, hydroelectricity, river flow, lotic and lentic water, how slopes affect water flow, and stream system. They will have a test on Stream System this week. We have about 2 weeks left on the Land and Water Unit.

    Math- We will are working on Chapter 3 which is also about multiplication. Students will learn how to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers by using Area Model, estimating, mental math and regrouping. HW- Students have all week to complete WS which is due Friday, Nov.1st.

    Also go on Sumdog every night.

    Growth Mindset Lesson-Students will be discussing how to overcome setbacks and obstacles in their life in and out of school.

    Reminders:

    October Reading Logs are due Nov 1st.

    November Reading Logs will be going home soon.

    There will be no Scholastic Book Orders this month because of the Book Fair at school next week.(Nov.4 -8)

    Conference Reminders will be going home soon(PINK FORM) to confirm the day and time. 

    I have been conferencing with your child to prepare them for conferences and setting up goals(for Math/Reading/Behavor) for the rest of the year. 

    American Education Week is the week of Nov 18th. An invitation will be going home soon and students will be comprising a menu and food list for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Homework due by November 15th. More Information will follow.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Week of October 21, 2019

    I have been conferencing with your child about their Math goals for this year. We will discuss a goal for each area:Math/Reading /Behavior. A Goal form will be going home with your child's Progress report card in Nov. to fill out by you and your child. We will then discuss these goals during conferences.

     

    Science- The students were administered their first Science test on the Land and Water Unit. Please sign and return test by Wednesday. We reviewed for the test during Morning Meeting. I read the test to the students, and the students could use their Notebooks and study guides. We will also continue to work with the different soil types, the Stream Table model,glaciers, and the use of dams.

    Math- We will finish Chapter 2 on Multiplication this week and the test is Wednesday and Thursday. Students are learning how to use partial products and bar models to multiply multi-step word problems. HW- Mon-WS#20/Tues-Review for test using FORM B test /Wed-Review for test using FORM B test/Thurs-Sumdog. Please have your child go on SUMDOG every night, we are in a Math contest until Thursday night at 8:00PM.

    REMINDERS:

    Specials this week:

    Mon-Music/Tues-Art/Wed-Library-books returned/Thurs-P.E.-sneakers/Fri-Music

    Reading Logs for October are due Nov. 1st.

    Halloween Party: The party is on Thursday, Oct. 31st. Your child should bring his/her costume in a bag with their name on it. They will have time after lunch to change. Please remember no violent costumes. The parade will begin around 1:30. If your child does not celebrate Halloween they can stay in the Library while the parade/party is going on. If you signed up to bring something for the party either send it in with your child or bring it to the office before 12:30.  Thank you for your cooperation.(Reminders will go home this week)

    It is Red Ribbon Week! Here is the list of Activiities for each day!

    Mon-Wear a RED  shirt or top.

    Tues-Students wear SUPERHERO SHIRT.

    Wed-Crazy Socks

    Thurs.-Wear favorite Team Jersey or shirt

     Fri.- Wear Purple/Gold or Crowns/Tiaras

    Flags for Veterans-$1.00 due Nov. 7th

    Book Fair-Week of Nov. 4th

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of October 14, 2019

    Students need earphones/headphones everyday because they are using them in Math class on A and C days, and B and D days for ELA. Please check to make sure your child has them in their schoolbags. 

    ELA- Students are in the process of taking the Module 2 test.HW-Tues-write words 3x's in ELA CB.

    Math- We are working on Chapter 2 which is Multiplying by 1,2,3-digit numbers using partial products, regrouping and solving Multi-Step problems. Math Chapter 2 test will be administered next week. HW-Tues.-Write 9x's Table in Math CB/Wed.-Write 10x's Table in Math CB/Thurs.-WS#18 Please pratice Math Facts every night for about 10 minutes. Students can also go on Sumdog each night.

    Science- Students are learning about different soils, affects of erosion, and Stream System. The instructors from Saunders Woods(Riverbend) will visit to discuss what students learned on the field trip.The first Science test will be administered Friday, Oct.18.

    REMINDERS:

    For those who signed up to supply items for our Halloween Party, a reminder will be coming home next week.

    Please have students read 20 minutes each night and log books on their Reading Log. October Reading Logs due Nov. 1

    Specials Tues-B Day Music/Wed-C Day Art/Thurs.-D Day-Library(books)/Fri-A Day P.E.(sneakers)

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

     

     

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  • Week of October 7, 2019

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    It was great seeing you at Open House last Thursday! If you did not sign up for conferences, I will be sending an email of the dates and times still available. Reminders will be going home in the next few weeks, and goal setting plans for each child.

    The students have homework this week for their Growth Mindset lesson. They need to interview an adult. It can be a parent, grandparent or special person in your child’s life. This is due Oct 16.

    MTSS Reading began last week. Students have been working on how to find Important facts from Science Articles of the Day. This week they will be working in groups, reading either a story with me or on their own. They will be finding definitions for Vocab words and main idea of the story.

    Math- Students are working on Chapter 2 on multiplication using Comparison equations and sentences/Bar models/mental math with zeros/estimating products/distributive property/expanded form/partial products. HW-Mon-Write 5x's table in CB/Tues-Write 6x's Table in CB/Wed-Write 7x's Table in CB/Thurs-Write 8x's Table in CB. Students can also go on Sumdog each night.

    Science- The students have learned about the Water Cycle, and will write a story about being a drop of water in the cycle. This is due Wed. Oct 9. They will be examining different soils and how they are affected by water. HW-Write story of being a drop of water in the Water Cycle.

     

    Reminders:

    Specials-Mon-A Day P.E.(sneakers)/Tues-B Day Music/Wed-C Day Art/Thurs-D Day Library(books)/Fri-A Day P.E. (sneakers)

    Upcoming No School Monday, Oct 13-Columbus Day Holiday.

    Scholastic Book Club orders due Friday, October 11

    October Reading Logs are due Nov 1. Please sign each night.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of September 30, 2019

    Monday, September 30 is our Field Trip to Riverbend, Saunders Woods. Students need to bring their Bagged lunch with their name on it. No Lunch kits. They also need to dress appropriately for the weather and to walk around outside near streams and in the woods. We leave right after Announcements. Please make sure your child is on time for school.

    Math-Students learned last week about angles, degrees, and perimeter as our 2nd Bridge lesson. We will begin to work on Chapter 2 on Multiplication. They will be learning how to use Multiplication using Comparison equations and sentences/Bar models/mental math with zeros/estimating products.

    Please have students go over Math Facts so they know their times tables.  HW-Tues.-Write 2x's Table in Math Copybook/Wed-Write 3x"s Table in their Math CB/Thurs.-Write the 4x's Table in Math CB 

    Science- We are working on the Water Cycle and learning how it works. Students observed a model of the water cycle and runoff. You can see this at Open House. HW-Tues-Students will log their use of water usage in their Packet page 16.

    Reminders:

    Open House-Thursday, October 3-I am looking forward to seeing you, and you can also sign-up for Conferences and Parties.

    Please talk with your child about the 3 B's-Be Safe/Be Respectful/Be Responsible for your actions.

    MTSS Reading -will begin Tuesday, October 1st. More information to follow.

    Specials Schedule-Mon-D Day Library(books)/Tues-A Day P.E.(sneakers)/Wed-B Day Early Dismissal/Thurs-C Day Art/Fri.-D Day Library 

    Reading Logs will begin Oct. 1st. Please have your child log the books they read and sign chart.

    Students went home with the fundraisers please check folders.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of September 23, 2019

    Math- We will review for the Chapter 1 test Monday. The Chapter 1 test will be administered Tuesday and Wednesday. The students need to show their work when they complete a problem in Math. We will also work on Bridge Lesson #2 on Angles, Degrees, and Perimeter/Area.  HW-Mon-finish/review FORM B/Thurs-Worksheet

    Science- The students will attend an Assembly sponsored by PECO about conservation called "Conservation Caper" on Monday. They will also have a Pre-visit from the instructors for our September 30 field trip about our ecosystem.

    We will be working on the Water Cycle and learning how it works. Students will observe a model of the water cycle and runoff.

    Reminders:

    Please talk with your child about the 3 B's-Be Safe/Be Respectful/Be Responsible

    MTSS Reading will begin on Thursday, September 26. More information to follow.

    Specials Schedule-Mon-C Day Art/Tues-D Day Library(books)/Wed-A Day P.E.(sneakers)/Thurs- B Day Music(recorders)/Fri-C Day Art

    Reading Logs will begin Oct. 1st

    Students went home with a fundraiser please check folders.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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    Week of September 16, 2019

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Thursday, September 19 is Back to School Night! You will be able to sign up for Conferences and Parties. Please come to the classroom 4-228(across from the library) at 6:45.

    Our class trip to the Constitution Center is Tuesday, Sept. 17. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. We are asking the students to wear RED,WHITE OR BLUE in honor of Constitution Day. Name on disposable lunch and be on time for school. Buses leave at 9:05. Students do not need money.

    Math-This week we are working on adding and subtracting whole numbers up to millions, and problem solving. HW- There is no homework because of the Field Trip/Wed.- WS#7/Thurs.-WS#8. Review Math Facts every night, and go on Sumdog.

    Science-Students will begin observing different photos of land and water forms and describing them. I will talk about Science Land and Water project at Back to School Night.

    Reminders:

    Back to School Night Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:45PM

    Scholastic Book Club orders are due Friday, September 20.

    Picture Day- Wed., September 18. Remember to send in envelope with your child's name on it.

    Growth Mindset- Last week, we will talk about-How the brain works and grows. We also talked about things we CAN DO vs. things we can't do YET!

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

     

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  • Week of September 9, 2019

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    This week the students will be working on Lesson 2 of Module 1 for ELA Into Reading Series. Homework is given by Mrs. Farrell daily. Please make sure your child studies their Spelling words each night. Read for 20 minutes. 

    Monday, Students will be administered the Aimsweb Plus test by the Reading Specialists. This test will help to place your child on the Reading Level for Small Groups during MTSS Reading.

    Science-We will begin the Science class learning the  Scientific Method. Students will take a Science Survey so I can see how they feel and what they know about science. We begin the Land and Water Unit and the students will be observing landforms and water-forms of regions around the US. We will also learn about water and land forms and their definitions. 

    Soon your child will have to do a report on Land and Water forms. More information will be discussed at Back to School night.

    Math-We will continue with Place Value this week by learning how to compare and order numbers greatest to least, and how to round numbers. They will also be administered the Math Fleuncy Facts Test for the Beginning of the Year. HW-Mon-WS#R3/Tues-WS#R4/Wed-Sumdog/Thurs-WS Students should practice their Math Facts every night.

    The first week of school, the students and I came up with Classroom Agreements that we will follow throughout the year. We have been talking during Circle Time what the class and I can do to help each other follow these Agreements. This week we will watch a video on "The Power of One" which is about how to handle people who bully you. We will talk more about this, and our lessons on Growth Mindset at Back to School Night.

     

    Reminders:

    Early Dismissal is Wednesday, Sept 11. 

    Class Trip form(lunch choice) and money $7.00(for bus) is due Sept. 10. Thanks to those who already sent this in.

    Specials: Mon-A Day-P.E.(sneakers)/Tues-B Day Music(need recorders)/Wed.-C Day Art/Thurs-D Day Library(books due)/Fri-A Day P.E.(sneakers)

    Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, Sept. 20.

    Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 19. Letter will be going home with information on times.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Losch

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  • Week of September 2, 2019

    •  Dear Parents/Guardians,

      Your child has survived the first week of school! We are hopefully off to a good start.

      Hopefully your child has come home to tell you about our classroom and the theme-"The Power of Yet!", also goes along with the theme of"Growth Mindset" ! We will also continue giving out "Bucket Bucks". Throughout the year, your child will be filling their buckets with kind acts, and passing on these kinds acts and positive behavior. This theme goes with our Garrettford Great Expectations which is- Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. We are also continuing using the same vocabulary words throughout the school: Tight to the Right and 100%Silent-while walking throughout the building. Please check out our webpage for more information about PBIS.

      They will be administered the Aimsweb Plus test(new test this year) by the Reading Team in the next few days. From these results, we will group your child for MTSS(RTI) Reading Groups by their Lexile Scores based on the new Reading series. A letter will be sent home telling you what group/teacher your child has. 

      Your child will be administered the MAP TESTING. This test is administered via computers for Math(Wed., Sept 4) and Reading(Thur.,Sept.5).

      We will begin Our new Reading series Into Reading. The new series is taught through Modules instead of Themes like Storytown. Mrs. Farrell met with your child last week to introduce the Spelling lesson and the new series. More information will be given at Back to School Night. 

       

      Science-The students will have Science  three semesters this year. The unit we will be working with is Land and Water this first marking period. They will have a Land and Water Packet to complete in school and sometimes for Homework.  They will also have projects to do along with this unit.(Students should keep all notes in a safe place to review for the Science PSSA test which will be administered in May) Science has 4 units which I will discuss with you at Back to School Night.

      Math- I will be teaching Math this year(RM:4-228 & 4-206) since the district decided to departmentalize the 4th and 5th grades.

      Chapter 1 is on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. They will be learning place value of ones to millions place, also vocabulary words and addition and subtracting to 1 million. Homework will be assigned when needed this week(we will complete Homework in school this week so stuents know howto completetheir work) Any work that comes home, please review with your child every night.(Study Math Facts every night-Guide will be sent home on Multiplication) This year students will again use SUMDOG. They will have their passwords for this year in their HW Assignment Books(we are waiting for our passwords). 

      *Last week, the students learned how to make and read Line Plots problems.

      All homework and the Homework Assignment book should be signed every night.

      Reminders:

      Our first Field trip will be Sept. 17th. We are going to the National Constitution Center in Phila. The letter went home last week explaining everything your child needs to know. Please return to school ASAP because we need to order the lunches for those who are ordering the bagged lunch from school, and pay for the bus.(cost for bus for the year for field trips is $7.00)

      Scholastic Book Club orders due Sept. 20th. Have order slip and check made out to Scholastic Books in an envelope with your child's name on it, unless you ordered online. Order forms are coming home Wednesday with code to order online.

      Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 19th. A letter will be coming home soon with more information. You can also sign up for Conferences and our Holiday Parties.

      Students who are interested in playing an instrument, have to have forms filled out and returned ASAP to Mrs. Lesniak

      All forms that went home need to be filled out and returned by Sept. 9. Students have a RED Plastic Homework folder this year. Please check every night. Empty sidethat says Leave home.

      If you have any questions please email me at -mlosch@upperdarbysd.org

      Have a great week!

      Mrs. Losch

       
       
     
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