Monday, August 10, 2015

Making the Most of the Month Monday

Greetings to former and future 4th Grade Families! You still have a month of summer. I hope that you all are enjoying the beautiful weather. I have just uploaded the most up-to-date Pod 200 Supply List. I know that it is difficult to read. Click on the image to enlarge. I can't wait to greet the new 4th grade students in September. Fifth Graders: don't forget about dear old Mrs. Ginn! Please stop by to say hello. I will be checking in on Edmodo this month to say hello and hear your summer stories.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fanks For Flying Fabulously Though Fourth

Dear Team201 Students and Families,

Wow! It's the last day of school.  I am so proud of this group. You have worked hard. You have pushed to find your "best self," and you have succeeded!   I have really missed you all this week, and I hope that you are ending on a positive note today.  Please stay in touch!  

Parents, I do not assign summer work packets.  There are plenty of ways to keep those minds active over the summer.  I encourage all to sign up for the Ten Marks Summer Math program. Parents, it is easy to register.  Click on the Ten Marks tab above to get started.  Kids, you really need to keep reading this summer! Read on Myon. Read real books. Read magazines. Read every issue of Wild Times. Click above for the links.  Sign up for the CPL Summer Learning Challenge.  Go to the beach. Get sandy. Think about erosion. Read some more.

Click her for the Good Reads 5th grade book list.

I will leave you with a few of my favorite videos. Enjoy, and be your best self!  Also, kids, please make your bed and put your shoes away, for goodness sakes!  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Time To Say Goodbye Tuesday

Too Sad Tuesday
Toodleloo Tuesday
Ta Ta Tuesday
Trying To Keep it Together Tuesday

Today was a tough one in many ways. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the kind words, cards, and sentiments.  The chocolate is nice too!  Thank you all for a fantastic year.  It has truly been a pleasure to work with your wonderful children.

A few notes.....

  • Mrs. Hastings and Mrs. O'Hara will be taking over 201 duties.
  • There will not be regular homework
  • We will be finishing Chapters 12 and 13 in Math
  • Students should continue to work on Myon this summer.   
  • Parents, I encourage you to register for the Ten Marks Summer Slump Program.  See the tab above? Click on it to register.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

There's My Animal Thursday

This title was often repeated today! We saw Matthew's Poison Dart Frog, Bella's Giraffe, Malaika's Polar Bear...and so many more!  The Brookfield Zoo is a wonderful place. We only wish that we'd had more time. Thanks to John's mom, Makaelyn's mom, Olivia's mom, and Matthew's mom for joining us.  Many hands make light work!  It was a great day.

The due date for the Marble Maze paper has been extended to Monday.   You may bring it in tomorrow or on Monday. No penalties.  I can't wait to see all of the marble mazes on Monday.  The kids know that I won't be able to come to school tomorrow.  I will miss you.  Please be your best selves.  Malaika is going to teach you how to make a "Brookfield Zoo" fan.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

We're Going To the Zoo Tomorrow Wednesday

Hi Team 201,

I will see you all bright and early in the morning.  Don't forget to bring a bag lunch and walking shoes!  We are going to have a great time tomorrow.  No cameras or electronic devices, please!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Median and Mode Monday

Sorry for the very late post, Team 201 Families!  Don't worry about tonight's homework. I know that there was some confusion, and I apologize that I was not able to respond to the posts on Edmodo earlier in the evening. I hope that most kids understood that they should finish the homework for today's Math lesson.


  • We have one more chaperone spot open.  Our trip to the Brookfield Zoo is this Thursday.  If you can attend, please send me an email.  There is no cost for chaperones.
  • Thursday should be a great day.  There will be lots of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.  Bring a disposable lunch that you can carry and a bottle of water.  
  • Marble Mazes paper reports are due on Friday.  The actual mazes are due June 8th. I can't wait to see them! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tons of Thoughts Thursday

Today's title team had lots of ideas. This one seems to fit.  Today we talked about tons, and pounds and ounces.  We also had tons of Think Central issues.

This evening at home....

  • complete the homework for lesson 12.3 in Go Math
  • read, or reread chapters 27-33. Stop at page 110.  Create an inventive chapter title for each of these chapters.   No one word titles.  Then, explain why you think this title is appropriate.  A strong sentence or two for each will do.