Important Message

Since I do not require you to sign up for an account to post on the website I do have a few rules:
1. No last names.
2. Make sure your name is on the post.
3. If you are a parent please put your name and your students' name.

4. No negative comments about other students.

I will DELETE posts and will not answer if you don't follow these rules.

Thank You,
Mr. Williams

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Weekly Update December 14

Dear Parents,

Only one week left before a well-deserved break. We are going to be wrapping up a few things this week as well as prepare for the Semester Showcase scheduled for this Thursday evening. On Wednesday, we are going to be taking two tests. The first will be a grammar test and the second will be a math test covering algebra and function tables.  I also want to inform you that there is a Scholastic Book Faire scheduled to be held Monday through Thursday in the multi-purpose room.  Scholastic provides an excellent array of books for all reading levels at reasonable prices.  The book faire will be open until 5:00 each afternoon.  This is a great opportunity to purchase those last minute Christmas gifts.

On Thursday evening we have our Semester Showcase starting at 6:00. We would like the students to arrive at 5:30, as we will be singing along with the 5th grade class as guests arrive prior to the performance beginning. Our students will also preform a selection of songs on their recorders during the performance. This event is not required, but it would be nice to see as many students, parents and family in attendance as possible. If a student does attend we ask that parent stay to watch the performance. (Please do not drop off and leave.)

On Friday, we are going to celebrate the end of the quarter. If you would be willing to provide food, beverages, etc. for our class celebration please email me. If you would like to help organize this event please let me know and I will send you the names and email addresses of those who have offered to help.

Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very happy, restful, and peaceful holiday and hope that you are able to spend time with family and friends and most of all relax. I will see you in the New Year!

Mr. Williams

Thursday, December 11, 2014

STREAM Closed Today

Hello Everyone,
I just got word that school is school today. Please be safe and I will see you all tomorrow. )

(Here is the email from Mr. Phillips.)

Hi All,
I'm sorry for the late notice, but since our authorizing school district (OCESD) has decided to close today, we will also close school today, just to be safe.
We want you and your child(ren) to be safe, so we will follow this cautious path.
We will plan to see you tomorrow.
Thank you.
Don Phillips
Director, STREAM Charter School

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Week of December 7th Update

Dear Parents,
I hope you have been enjoying this much-needed rain and preparing yourself for the upcoming holiday season.

Your students will be completing their algebra unit with a math test the beginning of next week.  We will also be concluding our mini science research project by next week in which the students have been engaged in learning how to use their iPads effectively, using Google software and other resources and applications to assist them in their research.  They have learned how to upload pictures, share documents, among other useful tools to help prepare them for larger projects scheduled as the school year progresses.  The students have been excited to learn that an iPad is not just for games but a useful educational tool to them.

Reminder of upcoming events:
Tuesday, December 9th – Blueberry Twist is providing lunch for all students.
Wednesday, December 10th – Blueberry Twist Dinner Benefit.
Thursday, December 18th – First Semester Showcase; 6:00 pm at the Nazarene Church.  Our class will be performing several songs on their recorders and singing a selection of Christmas Carols.
Friday, December 19th – End of the second quarter.
Winter Break is December 22nd through January 2nd. 
Monday, January 5th – School resumes.

Make sure to check the website for pictures from our last Student of the Month Assembly as well as our Snap Electronics Unit.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Check These Videos Out

Hello Everyone-
First off I am sorry these are coming up later then I said. I did not get out of school until late and am just getting home. Each video takes about 20 minutes to do so it will take me some time to get all three videos up. They will come up one at a time as I am working on them. If you can finish watching them all tonight I will give you some time in class tomorrow to watch them as well.

Log into Google at home

Commenting on the Website

Log into Google Classroom

Once you have watched these movies I would like you please please leave a comment at the end of this post.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Week of November 3rd Update

November 2, 2014

Dear Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed your extra hour of sleep this weekend!

I would like to thank the parents that gave their time to organize our class event for our Game Board Play Day last Friday.  The continental breakfast was amazing thanks to the generosity of our Room Echo Parents.  I would also like to extend a thank you to all our parents that attended the event and had the opportunity to see what their students have been doing in class and to see the successes of what their imaginations can accomplish.  We all hope you had the opportunity to participate in many of the board games.  The students had a great time creating these games and this week we will complete the project as part of our math studies to analyze the data the students collected.  Pictures of this event will be under the blogger heading on the website

The iPads for our class have arrived and we have already begun using them.  Please have your student come to class with headphones that preferably have a microphone so they will be able to use their iPad to its fullest advantage.  As a reminder these headphones will remain at school and each will be individually bagged with your students name.

This week I will be conducting reading assessments in preparation for our next Literature Study.

·      Keep collecting your Box Tops for Education Coupons.
·      Scan your shopping receipts for Shoparoo.
·      Thursday, November 6th is our next Fundraiser Dinner at Denny’s.  Just mention STREAM to your server and Denny’s will donate 20% of your bill back to STREAM.
·      Tuesday, November 11th is a school holiday – Veteran’s Day.  If your family will be taking advantage of a long weekend and your student will not be in class on Monday, November 10th please let me know so I can prepare an Independent Study Plan.

As always if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. 

October Student of the Month

Game Board Project

If you took any pictures of the event and would not mind sharing them with me. Can you please email me.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Update for the week of October 27th.

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your participation in student conferences last week.  It was a pleasure speaking to each of you about your student.

The last week of October is here and brings with it a week full of STREAM activities.  This is of course the long awaited SPIRIT WEEK.  Logo clothing does not need to be worn if participating in individual spirit week activities.  Here is a quick run down of each day’s activities:
·      Monday – Sports Jersey Day
·      Tuesday – Twin Day
·      Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday
·      Thursday – Cancer Awareness Day – Everyone wear your pink!
·      Friday – Super Hero Day
Room Echo will have a day full of events on Friday.  Students have been creating board games to complete our Language Arts Study of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.  Parents are invited to observe and participate with the students as they play each of the creative and imaginative board games they have designed. Time is to be determined but will follow the 9:00 school assembly.  More information to follow once times have been finalized.  We will also have a breakfast to celebrate the completion of this Language Arts Study.  If you are interested in coordinating the breakfast please email me.  If you are interested in helping please email me and I will get you in contact with our coordinator.  Let’s make this a real team effort!

A few reminders:
·      Please keep collecting your Box Top for Education Labels and Campbell Soup Labels
·      Shoparoo the mobile app to help fundraise for STREAM
·      Student Personal Headphones for school use preferably with a microphone
·      Cookie Dough Fundraiser information went home on Friday

Again, if you are interested in coordinating or helping with the Friday breakfast please contact me via email as soon as possible.  Additional information regarding Friday’s activities and time schedule will be forthcoming.

Please remember to stay connected with what is happening in our 4th Grade Class by visiting