• 4M News 9-5-18

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 9/5/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Dear Parents and Families,

    Welcome to 4M! I am so excited to be your child’s 4th grade teacher!  We have had a very successful few days together. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know all of my students. They are a wonderful group! This email newsletter is the first of many you will receive during the school year. I will send an email copy and I will also post on my website under 4M News.

    This last week we have been getting to know each other, learning our routines, and practicing classroom procedures. Planner sheets came home yesterday where your student wrote down their homework. Your child will receive a Mitchell Moo-lah dollar (money for our monthly auction), each day their planner sheet is signed. You can also jot me a note on here if needed, I have found it is a great communication tool. Every night there is 20 minutes of reading and usually some type of math homework. Tonight’s math is evens only. Also, if they want to join choir this year, the form is due tomorrow.

    I do allow snacks in the morning.  Please send HEALTHY snacks. I give them 5-10 minutes to eat after we come back from our special at 11:00. Also, water bottles are great to have since there isn’t a lot of time to use the water fountain.

    Many have volunteered to help in my classroom. Yippee! Thanks so much for your help and support. I have a link on my school website front page (signup.com). Please feel free to sign up for a time that you can help. I put two slots a day so you can choose the time that works best for you. I am very flexible! I really have not turned down a volunteer-I always have something that I need help with.  :  ) I am in need of an art docent and some volunteers to help them. Art lessons are usually once a month. I am excited about having multiple room parents for 4M also. I will be working with them to plan some awesome things for our class. Please let me know if you are interested. I would love to have multiple parents share the responsibilities. I also am looking for five parents for Thursday afternoons from 2:00-2:30 to help with literacy groups. My students are divided into five groups and each group will be reading a novel. During the week, they work on vocabulary and questions together. On Thursdays, they read their novel with their parent volunteer. They love the time they get to read with each other! Let me know if you are interested in this opportunity.

    Please let me know if you have another email address you would like added for your contact information, or if you want one taken off this distribution list. The best way to reach me is by email.

    The Back to School Bash is this Friday September 7th 6:30-8:00. Curriculum Night is Tuesday, September 18th.  Hope to see you then!

    Have a great evening!

     

     

    Rhonda Mitchell

    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org

    Website: http://www.svsd410.org/Domain/750

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  • Valentine Class List

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 2/11/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Elysia

    Zane

    Nicole

    Loni

    Graysen

    Amy-Lee

    Cade

    Ace

    Juiius

    Dylon

    Bailey

    Camryn

    Sophia

    Emma

    Stella

    Katelyn

    Ryan

    Isaac

    Ben

    Daniel

    Taylor T

    Matthew

    Jackson

    Taylor W

    Jazlyn

     

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  • Valentine Party

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 2/6/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Parents,

    I have not heard that anyone will be gone next Wednesday, so we are going to have our Valentine party Wednesday afternoon.  I am in need of the following items:

     Food for party:

    Valentine plates/napkins

    25 juice boxes

    Fruit

    Pretzels

    Cookies

    ??-anything else you would like to send

    Items for Games:

    25 valentine conversation heart boxes

    Small prizes for Valentine Bingo and 2 other games

    2 packages of Oreos

    Bingo markers-2 packages of red hots

    Thank you!!

     

    Rhonda Mitchell

    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org

    Website: http://www.svsd410.org/Domain/750

     

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  • 4M News 1-30-2018

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 1/30/2018 7:00:00 AM
    Good evening!
     
    We are staying busy in 4M! We started our Lewis and Clark studies today. We wrapped up our studies of Native Americans with an assessment, and presented our posters of our explorers today. Social Studies is always a favorite this time of year!  After Lewis and Clark we will jump right into Pioneers. I know we are all excited about our field trip on Feb. 8th.  I do not have all permission slips turned in. Please send them in and pay online if you have not done so already.  I will be letting the seven chaperones know who they are very soon. I had ten requests on the first day!
     
    We are finishing up another fraction chapter (Chapter 12) this week. It is so fun to see them when they understand something and “light bulbs go off”.  I have had 17 finish Reflex Math and start on Khan Academy.  Math is so much easier when they know their facts! We are finishing up our Geometry Project where they have taken the 37 vocabulary words and defined/illustrated them using Google Presentation. They got to make it their own once they were finished using fun backgrounds and pictures. Ask your child to see it!
     
    I have also graded two major writing assignments. I am going to have them make corrections and those will be coming home soon. They wrote a 5-6 paragraph essay about their opinion about two texts and which one best described Native American culture, and they wrote an informational paper about 3-4 things they learned about Living with the Native Americans of the Northwest Coast. You can always go on their Google Drive and look at their work.  You will be impressed!
     
    We will be learning about renewable and non-renewable resources in science this week.
     
    Our book fair day is this Wednesday from 10:15-10:45.
     
    We will have a Valentine’s Party on Valentine’s Day-Wednesday, February 14th.  I am sending home instructions today on what kind of box will be needed. It should be fun! We are also working on “Throwing Kindness Like Confetti”.  Each student will have a day where he/she will get 25 messages written to them and glued on a huge red heart. They will get to take this home and it will remind them of how special they are! I have had parents tell me how their child still has it hung up in their bedroom and how special it makes them feel.
     
    I am asking that you help me with the putty that nearly all of them have. I understand if your child needs it for anxiety, or to play with during a test. It has become really distracting. It is being rolled like playdough, poked with pencils, broken up into little pieces and given to friends, stretched way above their heads……It is distracting for me while I teach and also for the other students while they are learning. Will you please let me know if it is needed for anxiety for your child? Otherwise, it really should be taken home.
     
    Have a great evening!  Sorry this is so long!
     
    Rhonda Mitchell
    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org
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  • 4M News 1-9-18

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 1/9/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Good evening,

     

    If your child is interested in participating in our first school spelling bee, the permission slip is due this Friday.  I have had a few asking me for the list of words. They are on this website: https://tresspellingbee.weebly.com/

     

    Today my class received the “Battle of the Books” form during our library time, and it is also due this Friday. (your child signs the commitment form…) I asked them to share this form with you first so you would know the information. “Battle of the Books” kiddos meet with the librarians in the library during school hours-usually during our lunch/recess time. I received a grant from our awesome TRES PTSA to buy two copies of each of the 12 titles. We have already listened to three of these books during our read aloud time. They also put one of the titles in their book box here at school to read during silent reading. I am hoping there will be quite a few of my kiddos participating. This is completely run through our awesome school library.

     

    Don’t forget totem poles are due next Tuesday, January 16th. There have been some awesome ones turned in already. We will be wrapping up our Native American studies in the next two weeks.

     

    Have a great night!

     

    Rhonda Mitchell

    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org

    Website: http://www.svsd410.org/Domain/750

     

    Timber Ridge Email

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  • 4M News 12-20-17

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 12/20/2017 6:00:00 AM
    Good afternoon 4M families!
     
    I got to go up to school today for just a little while to visit your kiddos! What a breath of fresh air! It made my heart so happy to see their beautiful smiles. I have really missed them but am so thankful that I have been at peace that they are in such awesome hands with Mrs. Meisberger.
     
    My surgery went great and I am moving right along with my recovery. I am now just using a cane, and doing a lot of walking and PT. My plan is to return to work January 2nd for 1/2 days until the 16th. I have to be very careful the first six weeks after surgery, so I think easing back to work will be best.
     
    Thank you so much for the generous gift certificate! I am excited to go shopping and find some decor items for our home.
     
    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas full of family and fun.
     
    See you in the new year!

     

    Rhonda Mitchell

    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org

    Website: http://www.svsd410.org/Domain/750

     

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  • 4M News 12-14-17

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 12/14/2017 6:00:00 AM

     
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  • 4M News 11-27-2017

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 11/27/2017 6:00:00 AM

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for coming to conferences!  I had 100% of my families in attendance! I hope the conferences were helpful to you as we planned out strategies to make the rest of the 4thgrade year the best ever. It is exciting to look at the growth from the beginning of the year to now. 

     

    A couple of reminders:

    Wednesday the 4th grade earned a free movie from earning 200 Timber Tickets this month. I will be showing Tale of Despereaux.  We just finished reading the book and it will be nice to compare the book vs. the movie. The kiddos may wear their PJ’s and bring a stuffed animal.

     

    Thursday- Field trip to MOHAI! Thank you to the moms that have volunteered. I can take all 6 of you with us. This will be a great start to our Native American studies. Don’t forget to send a sack lunch. I have ordered lunches from the cafeteria for those that requested. Your kiddos know who they are as they had to make choices. Only a handful have paid online. Please do this ASAP. It is $13.50 and it will be a fee on their Skyward account (where you pay for lunches).

     

    Totem Pole project will come home this week.  Due date will be January 16th.

     

    Now to some sad news…..I will be having hip replacement surgery next Monday. I am really sad to leave my class during this time, but they will have the best substitute, Jennifer Meisberger! Jennifer knows my students, my expectations and the curriculum. I feel really great about leaving them with her as I know there will be great learning that continues in 4M. She will pick up where I have left off in all subjects. The good news is it is during Christmas break so I won’t miss six whole weeks, and I will feel much better! I am hoping to come up to school to see everyone before the holidays. Feel free to email me even during this time. I will be checking my school email so I will respond.

     

    Have a great evening!

     

    Rhonda Mitchell

    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org

    Website: http://www.svsd410.org/Domain/750

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 4M News 11-13-17

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 11/13/2017 6:00:00 AM

    We had a fabulous author visit our classroom today! They will be back tomorrow night at 6:00 to share stories and their books. See the flier if you are interested!

     

     

     

      

     

    Rhonda Mitchell

    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org

    Website: http://www.svsd410.org/Domain/750

     

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  • 4M News Election 11-7-17

    Posted by Rhonda Mitchell on 11/7/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Parents,

                              Our election unit is almost finished!  Today we listened to speeches, commercials, viewed posters, taste tested and voted.  Twice!  We started with our three parties-Chocolate (Twix), Chewy (Gummy Bears), and Hard (Ring Pop). We had a tie between Twix and Gummy Bears so we had a run-off election.  Twix was pronounced the winner by one vote!  We learned a lot of election vocabulary and had a good time as we went along.  Tonight’s homework is to write down something on the index card about an election result.  It can be from the internet, news, newspaper…..I am hoping they will hear some vocabulary and be able to jot it down.  They understand that every vote counts after today’s voting in class! Enjoy the pictures and show your kiddos!  Have a great evening!

         

     

     

         

     

     

         

     

     

     

     

    Rhonda Mitchell

    4th Grade Teacher
    Timber Ridge Elementary School
    425-831-3850 | mitchellr2@svsd410.org

    Website: http://www.svsd410.org/Domain/75

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