Friday, September 22, 2017

Habitat Diorama Project

Important Events and Information:

Habitat Dioramas
Due Date: Wednesday, September 27th

Our class has been learning about animals during science.  We researched an animal of our choice. In class, we created a brochure about our animal. At home, we ask that your child create a habitat diorama. Our brochures and habitat dioramas will be on display during Open House.

Important Dates:
The habitat dioramas need to be completed at home and then brought to school on Wednesday, September 27. You can come and view these projects at Open House on Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. Projects will be sent home on Friday, September 29.

Shoe boxes make great habitats, but feel free to use your imagination and be creative. Please help your child to remember to include items that are realistic to their animal’s habitat. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. I really appreciate your help at home with this project!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week of September 11th-15th

Upcoming dates:

Monday 11th-PLC Team Meeting-3:30pm Conference Room
Tuesday 12th-School Picture Day
Friday 15th-WeWalk Packets Go Home
Week of 18th - Homecoming week - (Special days to come)
Wednesday 20th-Early Out-1:00 Professional Development 1:30
Friday 22nd-Homecoming Pep Assembly 2:35pm @ HS
Thursday 28th-Open House- 5:30-6:30 pm
Friday 29th-WEWALK Packets Due


Monday, September 4, 2017

Week of September 4th

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, September 4- No school
Wednesday, September 6- Early dismissal @ 1:00
Tuesday, September 12- Picture day @ WE
Wednesday, September 20-Early dismissal @ 1:00

Photos from the week...reading, bird adaptation experiment, and setting butterflies free


Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

Welcome back!

Hello! Classroom information came home last Friday. I will post that information below, in the event that you might need it and can't find your paper copy. Also, here are a few photos from our first few days. I've enjoyed getting to know your children, they are a great group of kids! We are going to have a wonderful year together!

Parent Communication/ Elementary News

·      Usually a classroom notes will be sent home on Fridays. I will also be posting information on the blog.

·      Each week Lori Arnold does a great job updating the Washington Elementary news website. Please check out the ES News page from time to time.


·      New spelling lists will go home on Fridays. Students will take a pretest on Friday to determine their new list for the following week. Post-tests will be taken on Fridays as well. The pretest and post-tests are on the same sheet.


·      Students will have a bit of homework each week. Homework will come home on Friday, for the following week, and needs to be returned to school on Friday as well. Please check the homework folder often. There will most always be spelling homework for the week. Additionally, part of your child's homework is to read 15-20 minutes several nights a week, if possible. Occasionally there will be special assignments/projects.

Snack (optional)        
·      Third graders eat lunch at 12:35 each day, this is a long time after most students have eaten breakfast. Students in our classroom will be allowed to bring a healthy snack (granola bar, piece of fruit, crackers, etc.) to be eaten in the morning. This snack is completely optional and will not be provided by the school.

Other Information

Current Events
·      Each week we will cover and discuss current events through Scholastic News (a mini “newspaper” for students to read and discuss together). You are welcome and encouraged to help your child find news items of interest to bring in to share with the class, if you’d like from time to time. We will use Newslea as a resource for current events.

Contact Information: 

Elementary Office: (319) 895-6251      

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Upcoming events

Monday, May 15th-Landforms family name sheet is due

Friday, May 19th-Usher’s Ferry Field trip-students to bring 
cold lunch-notes went home regarding lunches, dress,   spending money for the General Store and root beer/sarsaparilla

Tuesday, May 23rd-Step Up day 9-10am

Friday, May 26th-Last day for students-12:30pm dismissal
3rd grade will be down at the track for events from 11-12pm

Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 26th-Early Dismissal 12:30pm
Wednesday, April 26th-Jump Rope for Heart
Friday, April 28th-Reverse Lunch Buddy for 3rd grade
students that participate
Friday, May 19th-Usher’s Ferry Fieldtrip-all day trip,
students to bring cold lunch-more info to come
Tuesday, May 23rd-Step Up day 9-10am
Friday, May 26th-Last day for students-12:30pm dismissal

Recess Rangers 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 3rd-7th

Upcoming Events:
Monday, April 3-WETAP 6:30-Learning Lab
Wednesday, April 5th-Early Out/PD
Wednesday, April 5th-Preschool Open House 1-4pm
Thursday, April 13-Behavior Team Meeting 3:30 Conference Room
Friday, April 14-No School (conference comp day)
Thursday, April 20-Library Cake Auction
Friday, April 21-Mini Dance Marathon 6-8pm

Invention Convention Photos