Valentine’s Party

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Our party will be from 12:15-1:30 on Wednesday, February 14th.  The children will have cheese pizza, a drink and dessert.  If your child does not like pizza, please pack a lunch for him/her that day.  They will not be going to the cafeteria at all.  They will also get a chance to make a craft and pass out valentine cards.  They will be making bags with me on Tuesday to take their goodies home in.  🙂  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.



Multiplication Cards

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I checked last week’s multiplication tests! But unfortunately I left them at home 🙁  Therefore, your child will get his/her results tomorrow.  Because of the lack of study time, I will NOT be giving them a multiplication quiz this week.  They will, however, be having a Unit 6 math test on Wednesday.

Week Of February 5th

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Just a reminder, tomorrow is a late start.  Also, Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit orders are due tomorrow.

The kids have a PBIS reward tomorrow for the month of January.  They will be watching the 5th graders in a Talent Contest.  🙂  We will be collecting for the Ronald McDonald House Charity at this event.  If you would like to donate, your child can bring $1 to tomorrow’s assembly.

This week is business as usual!  I will be sending home a list of names for Valentine cards on Friday.  If your child plans on passing out valentines, please make sure he/she includes everyone in the class.  Our party will be on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.  More information to follow later in the week.

Our Student’s Of The Month for January are Max Anton and Hannah Harb.  Both Max and Hannah are extremely kind kids who try very hard in school and follow our Howard School rules of safety, respect and responsibility!  They also both have a smile on their face every day 🙂


Book Orders

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Just a reminder, all Scholastic Book Orders are due by this FRIDAY.  Please try not to send cash, checks should be made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.  You can also order online at and use my class code HCCDM.

Thank you for supporting reading!

Science Test

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I forgot to add that we will also be having a science test on Weather/Climate (the unit we have been working on for the past 2 months) this week.  The review went home today.  Because the test is lengthy, I will be giving half of it on Thursday and half of it on Friday morning.  Most of this information was learned in school, through experiments and Mystery Science.  Your child should be well prepared just from participating in class.

Soooooo our testing week 🙁 looks as follows:

Tomorrow morning NWEA math test.  (Please make sure your child has a snack for maximum brain function 🙂

Thursday:  Unit 5 Math test (review to come home tomorrow- it is a short test)  Multiplication Quiz, and first page of Science Test

Friday: Spelling Test and 2nd page of Science Test.  The Severe Weather Poster Project is also due this day.

Week Of January 22nd

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What a great field trip we had on Tuesday!  It was a long drive and there was a lot of walking once we got to Lansing, but I believe the kids had a good time.  A huge thank you to Mr. Deaibes, Mr. Salame and Mrs. Skinner for chaperoning and for taking so many great pictures.  I will attach some to this blog post.

This coming week on Wednesday we will take our last NWEA test (Math).  The kids have finished their tests in reading, language and science.  I will send scores home as soon as we finish all 4 tests.

Please remember that next Friday is a half day of school for students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45.

Report cards will go home the last week of January.

We will take our Math chapter 5 test on Thursday.

Severe Weather posters are due Friday, January 26th.  Check the blog post from 2 weeks ago for information on this project if you aren’t aware of it.


Students of the Month for December: Adam Alcodray and Sareen Deaibes


Lansing Tomorrow!

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Just a reminder, our field trip to Lansing is tomorrow.  Please make sure your child arrives at school on time, as the bus will be leaving promptly at 8:45 am.  Also, your child must have a lunch packed in a disposable bag with a drink.  Thank you for your support!  I will be sure to take pictures 🙂

Chaperones, please arrive at 8:35 as well.  Have a lunch for yourself and comfortable walking shoes.  See you soon!

Week Of January 8th and 16th

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Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to join us on our field trip to Lansing!  Due to the overwhelming response and the constraint of only being allowed 3 chaperones per class, I had a drawing this morning and the following parents were chosen to accompany us:  Mr. Deaibes, Mr. Salame and Mrs. Skinner.   The kids really enjoy this trip every year!  It gives them a chance to see our government in action as we visit Michigan’s capitol building.  This is beneficial because they will be studying Michigan government as part of our 43rd grade Michigan Social Studies curriculum.  It also gives them the chance to see exhibits relating to what they’ve already learned about Michigan’s history at the historical museum.

Just a reminder that permission slips and $15 are due by Friday.

CHANGE:  Our weekly multiplication quizzes will be moving to THURSDAYS.  Progress cards will go home Friday with results so you know which facts your child needs to practice. 🙂

Due to the MLK holiday (Monday no school) and our field trip next Tuesday, we will not be having a spelling test next week.  So no spelling words to practice next week.

SEVERE WEATHER POSTER PROJECT:  Tomorrow the kids will  be given a science poster project.  I have attached the assignment to this blog but your child will also be bringing home a hard copy in his/her Take Home Folder.  The poster will be due on January 26th.  I will give them research time in school, but they may need to do additional research at home as well.

Poster Project

Poster Pointers

NWEA testing has begun again.  The kids took the science portion today.  They will be taking the reading next Wednesday, the Language next Friday and the Math the following Wednesday.  So 1/17, 1/19, and 1/24

We have 2 new wonderful Student Of The Month for the month of December.  They are:  Sareen Deaibes and Adam Alcodray.  Both of these students exhibit an excellent work ethic and kindness towards their peers on a daily basis.  They also consistently follow our Howard School Core Values of responsibility, respect and safety.  (Picture to follow! I can’t get it to download 🙁




Holiday Pictures

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As I write this post it is 2 degrees outside with a -17 wind chill.  Yikes!!  I hope all of you had a relaxing and COZY break 🙂  I wanted to post these pictures before school starts again.  The kids had a wonderful last two days of school.  We thoroughly enjoyed our pancake breakfast and holiday sing-a-long!  Thank you to all the parents who helped out, but most especially thank you for sharing your beautiful children with me.  I love what I do, but your children make it enjoyable and easy.  They are a wonderful group of kids and I can’t wait to see them in a few days. 🙂

Celina donates her hair to Children With Hair loss.  We are SO PROUD of her!


Holiday Breakfast in our Jammies 🙂

 Holiday Sing-A-Long