Exercise Our Brains

A note from Mrs. Reagan.

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘summer slide’?  It refers to the loss of learning that can take place when skills are not practiced over the summer. We want everyone to keep their learning brains turned on by spending 10-50 minutes every day practicing math facts and reading.  To determine the appropriate minimum number of minutes/day for your child, multiple their grade level by 10.  For example, a first grader would spend a minimum of 10 minutes — 5 minutes on math and 5 minutes on reading.

Our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX –  an excellent online tool for all content areas.  If your child has forgotten their password/login, email me.

On Mobymax, I recommend the following:

  • Grade K:  Number Sense, Alphabet, and Reading Trio
  • Grade 1:  Number Sense (review), Math Fact Fluency and Reading Trio
  • Grade 2-5:  Math Fact Fluency (keep those facts fresh) and any of the other applications on the site.

Also, if you would like to track reading minutes over the summer, this counts too.  Simply log into this form once a week to tell me how many minutes per week or per month you are reading.  Summer learning contest ends on August 20.

All students who participate in summer learning entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD.  

Finally, Mrs. Vandenberg, our librarian, would love to have post photos of you reading over the summer.  If you have a photo of your reading during vacation, send her the photo at jvandenb@hpseagles.net

Hope your July is going well!

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Supply List

I hope the summer is finding everyone happy and healthy.  Below is a post of suggested school supplies. Please check back occasionally as I will be updating our classroom blog to best serve our classroom in the upcoming school year!

Please do NOT bring a trapper keeper!  These are just too TOO BIG to store in the classroom.

Supply list needed for the classroom:

  • Pencil Box
  • 4-Spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • 5- two pocket folders (red, blue, yellow, green, choice)
  • 3-ring binder (1 inch)
  • Sticky Notes
  • 2- Dry Erase Markers
  • Highlighter
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils
  • Clorox Wipes (any disinfectant disposable wipes)
  • Box of Tissue

Highly Recommended Item

  • Gym shoes to be left at school for Physical Education Class
  • Extra #2 Pencils
  • Glue Stick

Below are additional supplies that kids often like to bring for their private use.

  • Erasers
  • Colored Marking Pen for Editing (not black or blue)
  • Small Pencil Sharpener
  • Locker Mirrors
  • Magnets to hold pictures in lockers

 

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A Message from Mrs. Reagan

We will have our second OPEN LIBRARY this Tuesday, June 28 from 10 am to 12 pm.  This is open to all studentsnew and old…grades K-5.

While attending, please feel free to take down your JOYFUL LEARNER PHOTO. I will be adding new photos next year…so you are welcome to take the 2015-16 photo from the board.

Also, it’s time to remind everyone to keep their brains engaged in learning over the summer.  I invite you to participate in MOBYMAX for 10-20 minutes per day (math fact fluency, reading and any other content that interests you).  Also, if you would like to track your reading over the summer, this counts too.  Simply log into this form once a week to tell me how many minutes per week you are reading.  Summer learning contest ends on August 20.

All students who participate in summer learning will be entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD.  These will be handed out during a pizza lunch with me!

Finally, Mrs. Vandenberg, our librarian, would love to have post photos of you reading over the summer.  If you have a photo of your reading during vacation, send her the photo at jvandenb@hpseagles.net

Hope your summer is going well!

Mrs. Reagan

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Welcome to 5th Grade!

kids_and_school_busWELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE!   We are going to have such an amazing year together!  I can’t wait to meet you and come together as a class! :)

While you are here, be sure to sign up for email updates.  You can sign up in the upper right corner of this blog where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

It is important that you subscribe to the class blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessment, and much more.  A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

Be sure to stop by this summer to Open Library. The library will be open 10:00-12:00 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 14
  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Tuesday, June 21
  • Tuesday, June 28
  • Tuesday, July 12
  • Tuesday, July 19
  • Tuesday, July 26 (check-in only)

Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you  at our Open House in August!

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