What are you doing to stay active?

Hi Class!

What are you guys doing to stay active? Over here we are doing A LOT of bike riding. You probably don’t know what PEGS are (your parents will) but they are the wheel extensions on the front and back of Parker’s bike that I am borrowing for the time being. I really need my own bike!! We are keeping busy! We are taking walks and scooter rides, and doing some chalk talk! On the rainy days, we are bouncing on Ryder’s trampoline and doing jumping jacks and push ups inside! It’s important for your mind and body to stay active. I am missing you all SO much! Can’t wait to touch base with you soon:)

Hi Class!

Hi Students and Parents!

I hope that everyone is doing well! I am reaching out to tell you how much I miss each and every one of you!
I’m missing our 4th grade family and can’t wait until we can be back together! In the meantime, keep smiling, help your family, keep reading, writing and practicing math (you have all grown SO much) AND practice those basketball shots – I am practicing my knockout skills for recess:)

So here is what I am missing about each of you..

Tim – that smile lights up our classroom! I can just see it now!
Alexis – sharing your sweet stories with me!
Kyle – laughing aloud at something you are reading!
Jason – my oragami wizard…can you create me a bookmark?
Brielle – your bubbling energy! and that laugh:)
Aiden – chatting about our sneakers:)
Connor – your unbelievable wealth of sports knowledge and of course you carrying your basketball everywhere!
Kieran – your insight during our read alouds – always pushing our thinking!and of course making me laugh!
June – your artistic talent!
Gavin – your big heart and helping nature!
Erin – your grit during any school assignment!
Emma M – your smile and giggle:) …I can just hear it now!
Emma N – your kind letters that you leave on my desk:)
Mossy – chatting with you about everything and anything!
Mason – blowing my mind during our math lessons!
Jasmine – your helping and calm nature!
Heily – your true and honest self!!
Alyssa – your off the hook b-ball skills! I’m coming for you at knockout 😉
Mikey – watching you create your graphic novel – keep working on it! Can’t wait to read it!
Adelina – our heart to heart chats and your delicious looking snacks! Yum!
Maddie – your sense of humor:).. you make me laugh more than you know!
Miklos – when you share your knowledge with the class and your adult-like sense of humor:)

The district has decided to start our distance learning on March 30, 2020. At that point, google classrooms will be accessed with specific lessons, assignments, etc. for 4th grade. More on that to come…

However, I know that lots of parents and kids are reaching out to see what you can do before then. I love that Mamba Mentality! I am going to list some resources below. These are not “assigned” but are there if some of you are eager to get going!

Reading and Math Sites that I can see how your child is doing…

1.) Go to our Dreambox link – Spend some time working on lessons!
2.) Go to Raz-Kids – I created a username for each of you. This is a great website where you will first listen to a book, then read the book and finally answer comprehension questions. Each of you have an account and it is customized to your F & P level. The Raz-Kids level will appear higher, but don’t worry I checked the correlation. Type in “rcoatti” and our classroom will appear. Each of you has a password. Please have mom or dad (or you) email me for your password. [email protected]

Other Sites that include Educational Games:

Interactive Sites for Education – a variety of sites with games and activities for all subjects
Math Playground – choose appropriate grade – tons of games covering lots of math topics
4th Grade Math Review – old but a review of different 4th grade math topics
Cyberchase – Quests, Games, Videos and More to Develop Strong Math and Problem-Solving Skills

Sites for some Online Reading:

Story Online – Actors and actresses reading aloud their favorite books
Kids Guinness World Records
Weird But True
The Curiosity Workshop

Thinking of all of you!
Mrs. Coatti

Acceptance

“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits,
but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” ~ Albert Ellis

  • Acceptance is the willingness to embrace feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own.
  • Acceptance is the ability to experience or survive something unpleasant.
  • Acceptance is the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation.
  • We all have the human need and right to be accepted.

Book of the Month:
The Day You Begin By: Jacqueline Woodson

What is one way you can show acceptance to someone who may have differences to you?

Please Sign Up for Our Class List

Dear Families,

I have been asked to forward this information from the PTA about class lists.

Class Lists

If you are interested in being included in the class list (which is distributed to all families in our class). Please fill out the form at the link below. This information is typically used for birthday invitations, contacting friends in the class, etc. The list is created by the PTA and maintained by the Class Ambassadors throughout the school year.

Class List FORM: https://forms.gle/MCsp7ePvWzcCVkMY7

Thank you!

Start With Hello Week!

This week we will celebrate “Start with Hello” week, which is a week to remind us how important and powerful it is to get to know one another, make new friends, say hi to new people, and make people feel good if they are feeling sad or alone. Every day you can do a special activity to remember to try and include others. Whether on the school bus, in the playground or in class, it is important to make sure others feel included and welcome.

Sometimes to do this, you need courage. Courage can mean a lot of things and people can act courageously in a lot of different situations. Listen to Bernard Waber’s book, Courage. Think about what courage means to you and how you too can act courageously in every day kind of ways.

Courage is also staring with Hello! Let’s try to be courageous by getting to know new people and by helping others who might need a friend.

Our Class Whiteboard!

We love our Classroom Whiteboard! It’s a great way to interact with each other every day!

Rules of the Whiteboard
1.) Answer the Question Before Lunch
2.) Write your Class # Next to your Response
3.) No More than 3 People at the Whiteboard at a Time
4.) Be HONEST
5.) Be RESPECTFUL
6.) Write in Full Sentences

What are some questions you would like to see posted on our whiteboard?

Growth Mindset

“I have a growth mindset. I am in charge of how smart I am because I can grow my brain like a muscle by learning hard things. I can achieve anything with effort and right strategies. And even if I fail or make a mistake, it is a great thing, because I can learn from them and I get better” ~ Big Life Journal

Patriotism ~ Gold Star Families

What a day! CLE’s Patriotism assembly was amazing. We had the privilege to listen to Gold Star family members speak about their children who sacrificed their lives serving our country.Their words were both touching and inspiring. After the assembly, we had the honor to host our own Gold Star family, Mr. and Mrs. Vahaviolos, in our classroom. The children presented them with a homemade quilt, book and gift bag that displayed all of the qualities and interests that Steve, their son, possessed. Steve’s parents shared stories and answered questions about his life. It was a truly remarkable experience. Thank you to all of our parents that sent in food, drinks, decorations, and balloons!