Swimming tomorrow

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:33 AM by Jamie Kellogg

The kids will start swimming tomorrow so kids will need to swap out tennis shoes for bathing suits and such for the next couple of months.

Notes in Friday Folders-

posted Sep 8, 2017, 12:40 PM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 12:41 PM ]

Happy Friday Everybody!

Lots in Friday Folders today. Please note the picture order forms, PTO fundraiser info, and the Work Habits Update Form.

Work Habits Form---I find that usually after a few weeks, parents are wondering how things are going so this quick check-in helps keep everybody on the same page. We are off to a good start, but it's always helpful to stop and take a moment for the kids to self-assess their efforts and get some feedback from me. We're working to build a cooperative, safe culture where kids grow both socially and academically. Solid work habits provide a nice foundation for us to build upon.

All kids have begun their math fact individual quizzing. Please ask your child what factor they should be practicing for their next check-in.  Check-ins are approximately every other day.

Reminder for any kids wanting to run for Student Council--Speeches will be Monday morning.

Have a lovely weekend.

Welcome back...

posted Sep 5, 2017, 12:38 PM by Jamie Kellogg

*Note: Any parents from last year that need to unsubscribe from my email list, please scroll to the bottom of this email and click unsubscribe. Wishing your 6th grader all the best in middle school.

Hey Parents,

Few quick things---

The planner-Thanks so much for signing or initialing the planner each night. I know it can be burdensome, but I've found it to be a very effective tool when the children know that we are both checking it daily. Right now we are trying to form good habits. Thanks for your support with this.

I will be suggesting to the students that getting the planner signed is their responsibility and not Mom or Dad's job to remember. I am hoping your child comes to you with the planner open and pen in hand to make your life easier and to begin to take responsibility for their work. But of course, whatever system works best for you all.

Each child should copy what I've written in my planner daily. If the assignment is not done, the due date should be written next to it. If it's done, your child should write done. 

Facts-The multiplication fact frenzy is beginning. Students will begin to be quizzed individually (usually every other day) this week beginning with 2s and working their way through their 12s. Thank you to the parent volunteers coming in!!! Couldn't do this without you. Students need to be really focusing on memorizing their multiplication facts. More info to come about this soon. Knowing facts is crucial to success in mathematics this year.

Student Council-Optional. Need 2 reps for the class. Speeches are next week Monday. Students have an information sheet coming home with them today.

Reminders---a few kids still need to return their library permission slip to be able to check out books and a few also need to be bring earbuds or headphones to school for tomorrow's assessing. They know who they are.

Have a great night! 

Last day stuff---

posted Jun 7, 2017, 12:57 PM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 9:54 AM ]

Oh my goodness!!! This year went really fast and this last week was lightning speed. Wow, I can't believe it's over. Bittersweet.

Fifth grade is a big transition year...very much like a bridge in my mind. I hope your child has good memories of his or her time in our classroom, has enjoyed their classmates, and realizes how much he or she has grown. They are definitely ready for the changing of classes, the lockers and the excitement of middle school. 

There's so much that goes into a classroom culture, it's a feeling that really can't be put adequately into words, but I adored the kids. I loved what Team Kellogg felt like..a great environment for learning. 

But, I loved the relationships that we developed the most. I loved hearing about their dance recitals, their baseball games, their families,  and their joys & frustrations. I hope I have helped. Thanks for sharing your child with me. Very much appreciate all the support at home. It has been a pleasure helping each child grow in his or her own way and time.

I have a habit of sitting in my classroom every year after the students have been dismissed and reflecting back as I'm doing now. It's empty and without the kids, it's not the same, but the good memories remain and the good juju left behind for the next group will carry on. :)

One last thing, the kids were pretty excited today because they were undefeated today at tug-o-war and were the winning class for the school. They worked together!!! It was so awesome! :)

Have an awesome break! 

EPIC-3 mos. for $1

posted Jun 2, 2017, 7:43 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Epic is offering unlimited books and videos for your child to encourage summer reading for a buck. This app is highly reviewed and awarded. Kids, parents, and teachers love Epic. Just thought I'd pass on the link to more info and the app in case you are interested. 

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posted May 31, 2017, 7:12 AM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated May 31, 2017, 7:13 AM ]

Hey Parents,

If any of you will be at school tomorrow for field day, you are welcome to pop in the classroom after field day is over and pick up your Michigan's Adventure tickets.  Just thought I'd offer that up for anyone interested. Otherwise, tickets will go home on Monday as planned.

Field Day tomorrow-kids should wear Team Kellogg shirt, bring a water bottle and sunscreen. In the morning we will be doing the field events rotation. After lunch, the kids will have their track events. See lots of you tomorrow!

Field Day, Class Shirts, Yearbooks-Thurs

posted May 30, 2017, 10:23 AM by Jamie Kellogg

Field day is this Thursday, June 1st. Please have your child wear his or her Team Kellogg shirt that day. 

Also, we will be having a yearbook signing back in the building after field day. I have yearbooks for students that pre-purchased them and have announced whose books I am holding. Students that did order ahead can still purchase one in the office for $9 anytime this week. 

Looking ahead, the kids will need class shirts two times next week--Tuesday, June 6th for the field trip and Thursday, June 8th for the tug-o-war. 

Michigan's Adv-Ticket Info

posted May 30, 2017, 10:19 AM by Jamie Kellogg   [ updated May 30, 2017, 10:19 AM ]

In order for me to send tickets home with your child, I need written permission from a parent. 

There is a simple form coming home with your child today where you will grant permission for me to send the tickets home with your child or where you will indicate that you will come into school and pick them up from me personally.

Tickets will be sent home or picked up on Monday, June 5. 

Tuesday, June 6th is field trip day. :)

Happy Mother's Day, Moms!

posted May 12, 2017, 12:33 PM by Jamie Kellogg

Hey, Moms!

Hope you are spoilt the way you deserve to be & and your family time is a little extra special this weekend.
Happy Mother's Day! Hope it's just lovely.

Jamie :)

Field Day Info-June 1

posted May 12, 2017, 12:26 PM by Jamie Kellogg

The kids have a bright green sheet in their FFs with information about Page Field Day---tentative schedule and events are listed. Also, Mrs. Cross always need volunteers to help out with this fun day. The volunteer sign up is at the bottom of the slip. 

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