Mr. Nyce's Classroom
Nov 18th - 22nd
Monday - D - Day
The website will be updated before the beginning of each week to give the parents and students an overview what we will cover.
Please contact me with any concerns. I also promise that your children are good hands and everything will be explained to them before moving on. A couple of things to remember:
1) Our room will have Spanish on Fridays the period after lunch (12:15-1:00)
2) Mr. Moratelli and I will be switching classes for social studies. He will teach my homeroom and I will teach his.
Homework - The homework will be posted before the beginning of the week on this site. The students will still have to copy it down in school, but it will be on the website for review. Depending on what gets covered in school the homework may change due to changes in the class. If the homework from the website changes and the students have a different assignment in their copybook then they are responsible for the work in their homework book. Students will generally have to study most nights and what written work there is. With the amount of work and content studying a few nights ahead is key. Remember - even though there might not be a lot of written work or any for that matter you will always have to study for homework. Trying different study techniques like: making note cards, making tests at home, etc. are always good ways to study for the tests.
The pages could change due to what we can cover in each day during class.
Monday - Math wb page 56 and reading vocabulary (which will be done in class)
Tuesday - Study and math wb page 58
Wednesday - Text p. 82 - #1,2,5 and p.83 - #6-14 and #34 Please check work
Thursday - Study and math wb page 62
Friday - Study
Wednesday - Social Studies Quiz - Chapter 3 ---> Native American notes - Make sure to study the people and terms on the front page of the notes.
Friday - Reading Test - "Dear Mr. Winston" - vocabulary, skill, strategy, and content of story and Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3
A/R points earned and the goal will be on the front of each test packet for you to review each time one goes home. You will be able to keep track of the points needed throughout the year to reach the goal. This year A/R will count for a grade in reading. Each student will take a placement test (Star Reading Test) in the beginning of each trimester and then will be given a point level to achieve within a book level range. Please make sure to read early and often to strive to reach the goal and not trying to cram towards the end of the trimester. I will conference with each student about their new goals and then they will come home to conference with their parent(s) to make sure the goals are okay. I would like each student to discuss the goal with their parent(s) before sending home the A/R cards to make sure the students feel comfortable with the goal that is set. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The students now have their A/R goals up on the A/R site and have now begun taking tests. Their points will be listed on their test packet when they are sent home. Please make sure to review the front cover page of the test packet to review their points.
Test Packets - The next packet will be sent mid-week. The tests, assessments, or tests that form the last two weeks will be included. There will be a cover page with each test packet that will have goal, what the student has already achieved for A/R for that current date, and a line for the parent signature on the front. Please sign the front half-sheet and initial the rest of the tests. Please make a note on the front of the cover page if you have any questions. Please return when finished reviewing. Please also check OptionC for the grades.
Box Tops - Please refer to the box top link on the school website.
Reading Olympics - 53 students, WOW! It was great to see everyone at the meeting and I love to see the participation from that many students. Remember to read the books on the RR sheets. Great job!
Holy Cross Basket Raffle - Thank you again to all of the parents who worked so hard to put together such a wonderful night. There were a numbers of 4th grades parents that put many hours in, you ROCK! Thank you!
Advent Service Project - - Information found below under the classroom information.
4th grade times to be brought in are due by - Cranberry Sauce (Nov. 22) - Winter Gloves (Dec. 12) Socks (Dec 20)
November 21, 2019 - School Picture Re-Takes
School pictures will be re-taken for those who were absent Sept 27th or were unhappy with their original pictures (these must be returned).
December 02, 2019 - Secret Santa Shop Grades PK - 4
Between Dec. 2nd - 6th, students in grades PK - 4 can shop for their own special holiday gifts for family and friends. Click on this title for a flyer for this event.
Specials - Computer (A-Day), Library (B-Day), Gym(C-Day), Music (D-Day), Art (E-Day)
Think Central - Since each year the students have to be added into a new grade the log-in information will be sent home when that is completed. After the information is sent home please follow the steps to log-in. I will inform the parents when everything is sent home.
Quizlet- Below is the homepage link for quizlet. You will have to create an account if you haven't down so already. You can create quizzes for each subject based on the topic.
Depending on the week and schedule I will try to stay in one day a week during recess to give the students a study recess period. This period could be used to review any material, finish any work, or to read for SSR.
Nov 22nd - Friday - Fuges, Hortsman, and Daly
Please make sure that the parents arrange the treats and party supplies to bring in on the dates given. I will be taking them outside for a little extra recess at the end of the day to add to the B-day celebration. Please check the birthday celebrations above which explains the directions. The date next to the month is the assigned date that the treats and supplies should be brought in for each month. Dates subject to change due to schedule changes.
The code to get into our classroom is JWFFK and a sticker was placed in their homework books that displays this code. This was given to each student on the first day of school and can be found inside of their homework book. You no longer have to bring in the paper (order form) that was given out in class. If you go onto Scholastic.com and type in the code above it will prompt you to our classroom. You then order the books and they will be shipped into school after the transaction goes through.
Welcome to our classroom!
This site will be updated weekly to help the parents and students be informed what is happening daily in our classroom and school. Please review the pages and let me know if you ever have any questions.