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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, 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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Conference Times

Monday, October 20
2:20 - Ayleen
2:40 - Daphne
3:00 - Raegan
3:20 - Aysia
4:00 - Cody
4:20 - Rylan
4:40 - Tristan
5:00 - Sylas

Tuesday, October 21
7:30am - Nathan
3:00 - Kylee
4:20 - Zane

Wednesday, October 22
7:30am - Philip
2:20 - Kruthi
2:40 - Shawn
3:40 - Hunter
4:00 - Madison
4:40 - Scott
5:00 - Mayci

Thursday, October 23
3:00 - Destiny
4:00 - Will
4:20 - Drake

Friday, October 24
12:20 - Conner
12:40 - Quade
1:00 - Russell
1:20 - Alivia


Room Echo Update October 20, 2014

Good Afternoon,

I will keep this letter very short this week, as I will be meeting with most of you for student conferences. Please visit the class website where I have posted the conference schedule. If you are unable to make your assigned conference time please send me an email and I will do my best to reschedule. I would like to encourage that the students attend the conference.

We have been working more and more with iPads in class and with our class set now on site the students will be getting their own device over the next couple of weeks. I am asking that all students get a set of earphones or ear buds for use in the classroom and if they are able to get a pair with a microphone that would be even more useful. These will need to stay at school so please keep them inexpensive.

I hope your student has talked with you about the board games they have created and engineered.  The students will be using and sharing their games at our Halloween Party on October 31st. More information regarding our Halloween Event will be coming home as details get finalized.

I look forward to seeing you this week for Parent Conferences. Remember this week is early dismissal with the students getting out at 2:00 Monday through Thursday and 12:00 on Friday.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Update for the week of October 12th

October 12, 2014

Dear Parents,

I apologize that I did not get a letter out to you last weekend as I was dealing with a sick dog and we all know how that can be all consuming.  Charlie is feeling much better and all is well.

I want to alert you that Conference Sign-up Sheets will be coming home with your student Monday.  If your child does not give it to you, please ask for it.  As you will notice you will be asked for three preferable time slots and I will do my best to accommodate your family requests.  I encourage you to return these sign-up sheets as soon as possible.

Your students will be creating board games to celebrate the conclusion of our Literature Study (Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing).  Using skills they have learned as well as new skills they will be implementing Cause and Effect, Sequence of Events, as wells as math skills including Measurement and Geometry.  On a smaller scale Logic, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Solving and the list goes on to complete this fun and inventive project.  Most of the materials will be supplied to them but their own imaginations and creativity may require a small amount of supplemental materials from home.

There are many events coming up so please keep up to date by referring to the Events Calendar located on the class webpage

Mr. Williams