Mrs. Heysler's 4th and 5th Grade 2018-19

January 10 First after school XC

January 11 First ESSC day

January 18 1/2 day

January 21 No school:Civil Rights Day

February 16-24 Winter Break

March 7 ESSC Snow Day

Classroom News:

We are just beginning our Medieval unit with a study of world geography, then we will take a look at what life was like during that time.  Students will be learning to tell stories, dance, and perform physical feats (like juggling) for a family Medieval Feast on March 20.

We have recently discovered the great library of books available from Epic Books.  As we move forward in our Medieval unit, we may assign books through there for the students.  Our class code is rli6950.  To log on on a PC or Chromebook students should go to:  Once students click their icon, they can see if they have any assignments by checking their mailbox. 

If you ever have any questions, drop me a line at:


Please, Please, Please help your student to check their assignment notebook for ongoing integrated project and passion project homework, as well as their book club homework.

Reading: 30 minutes a night (once over the weekend) Students are often reading the same material as their classmates, and it is useful for them to be at about the same place to have good conversation.  

Math Students should practice their multiplication facts at least 4 times a week for about 10 minutes.  There are many ways to practice such as flash cards, oral quizzing, Ipad apps, Khan Academy,  As the content of math becomes more complicated it is really important for students to be automatic with their facts so they can use this knowledge to solve problems more efficiently. ***Students who do not finish assigned classwork in the reasonable amount of classtime, will be requested to complete the work at home.  They should spend about 20 minutes working and if it proves too difficult, they should check in with me upon returning to school, so I can find a time to help them. 

Parents should sign check-in for reading and math in the assignment notebook

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