Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Classroom Rule: Respect

Our classroom rule is respect. The most important person for each student to respect is his or herself by doing their best and learning everything they can. Students also need to respect the teacher and any other adults in the school. They should also respect the other students in class. This means to not say or do anything that would hurt anyone. Also, don't do anything to disrupt class. Everyone should have a chance to learn all they can. Finally, all students need to respect the school and everything in it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thank You Flywheelers!

We had a great time today at the Flywheelers Harvest Celebration. What an amazing event! Thank you to our chaperones and to all the great volunteers at the Flywheelers campground. Here is a picture of Miss Frank (far right) waiting to toss some wheat on a threshing machine! The class will tell you more about our day in the comments.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Special Specials!

  • On Monday we go to see Mrs. Culver in the Media Center. Remember your books!
  • Tuesdays is Physical Education with Miss McGraw. Bring your gym shoes!
  • Wednesday is Art day, and we get to see Miss McGraw again. Wear something washable!
  • Thursday is Music class with Mrs. Bennett. Be ready to rock!
  • Friday changes each week and rotates between Media Center, Art, and Music. This week we have Music!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Our first field trip will be September 22, 2011, to the Flywheelers in Boyne Falls. We will learn about crafts and trades of the past from volunteers who have special talents. They will demonstrate their fascinating and fun skills for us. The bus from the elementary school will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. and we will be gone all day. Students should bring a sack lunch with a throw away drink or two. They need to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather: hot, cold, or it may even be wet. Parents, if you are interesting in chaperoning, please send a note to Miss Frank.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Grade Level Content Expectations

In an interest to save paper and time, I am posting links to the fourth grade math and language arts parents' guides here. These documents tell you what your child will need to know by the end of fourth grade.

Advice for New Students

Most of the students in Room B-4 have been at Charlevoix Elementary for many years and have had Miss Frank for a computer teacher. Two of our fourth grade students are new this year, though. Former and current CES students, what advice would you give them about our school and Miss Frank? Type your answers in the comments below.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Snack Time!

Each morning we have snack and Miss Frank reads from a chapter book. Students should bring their own snack to school each day. Donations throughout the year of a box or two of graham crackers for students who forget their snack would really help out. Everyone has been great about sending in the games, tissues, wipes, and baggies that were asked for. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glub, Glub*

*Translated from fish: Welcome to the first day of school in Room B-4!

Thanks to recent Charlevoix graduate and current University of Michigan freshman Katie Mays we have two fish to greet us each morning, including this very important morning, the first day of school! They get to live in the coolest fishbowl ever, a converted Macintosh Classic! Now, what shall we name them? Write your suggestions in the comments and we will have a poll to decide.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sleep Tight!

School starts tomorrow! Remember the day will begin a lot brighter if you get to bed early tonight. The teachers and staff had meetings today, so I had a practice run last night. Enjoy this last day of summer and I will see you bright and early tomorrow!

Thank you to the Russell family for this awesome reading tub! We will put it to good use!