Brandon Troutwine is a second grader at Eagle Heights and is in Iowa City fighting an aggressive form of cancer. The Eagle Heights family loves all of our kids, so we are helping Brandon's family financially and hoping we can cheer him up a bit with Valentine's galore! Please pray for Brandon and his family. Miss you buddy!
Families of Room 231, I know you all have been waiting patiently for this (as have I)... and the results are in. In our classroom we were 93% proficient on Iowa Assessments! We had A LOT of fun celebrating our success... Check it out!
I am so extremely proud of the students and staff at Eagle Heights. The work, collaboration, and 'Family-Like-Atmosphere' at Eagle Heights is just awesome. I was asked to help do a presentation at the January, 11th school board meeting. Our focus was, "We Are Proud of Eagle Heights." Everyone in room 231 helped pull this together. Some painted, some interviewed, some wrote paragraphs, and some presented at the meeting. I left the board meeting unsure if I had ever been more proud!
Last week we read stories about the Titanic. In one of our stories we read about some of the artifacts being brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for us all to enjoy. The students created informational posters on their feeling about bringing the artifacts for us to see, or leaving them at peace. Below are a few of the examples....
I know that Miss. Horst has welcomed herself with a letter that she sent home last week, but I'd like to welcome her on behalf of myself and room 231. Ashley is a 2012 Clinton High School Graduate, and will be graduating from Ashford after her three student teaching placements. After room 231, she will be with Mrs. Whitney at Eagle Heights, and then second grade at Prince of Peace. She is doing a fantastic job at building relationships with the students, and being apart of the curriculum. Miss. Horst is gradually teaching more and more, and in week 5 and 6 she will be 'full time.' Again, I have full confidence in her ability as a teacher. We are blessed to have her in room 231!
What can I say, and where do I start? First off, I'd like to thank you for being so kind and patient while I had a couple of days off for Hudson's surgery. He is doing great, and back in PE (seriously, that's all that really mattered to him). :)
The Halloween party was a success, and it sounds like from the parents and students, it was a FUN time. THANK YOU to our room mother, Wendy Hugunin for organizing the snacks, games, parent volunteers, etc. I GREATLY appreciate it. She also lined up snacks for IA Assessments this week and next, so again, thank you!
Mrs. Leemhuis came into the classroom today. She often helps with testing of Math Matters. Thank you!
Today, the kids wore the color blue for Chris Foster. He was a high school student at Clinton High who passed away this week from cancer.
Elijah is celebrating 2 awesome events today. He's celebrating his birthday, but even more important, he's celebrating his adoption day. Congratulations to Elijah!
Next week we'll finish Iowa Assessments on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both sections of Reading. The kids are doing a great job of staying focused and REALLY taking their time. We have some pretty hefty incentives... Ask your child about them! Have a fantastic weekend. Hope to see everyone at the chili soup supper next week.
Welcome to October family and friends of room 231! I've added some recent pictures with captions. We finished up our personal narratives in Language Arts. Thank you so much for bringing in jump drives, and for letting the kids use your home computers to do some typing. We are almost finished with addition, subtraction, perimeter, and estimation. We'll be moving onto multiplication, fact fluency, and area models in the near future. We've been finding the main idea in Social Studies with latitude and longitude. Finding the theme, main idea, and character traits are a few skills we've been working on as well. Enjoy the Fall temperatures. Don't ever hesitate to call or e-mail. :) Mrs. Felkey
It has been a week of routines and welcoming... I am happy to say that I have 22 wonderful, amazing, caring 4th graders in my room. I've added some pictures of just a few things that we've been doing.. I'll add more later today and tomorrow. Be sure to check out the 'Math' tab, as I've posted a video of Aiden's way of thinking in Math. Very cool!