January 14-18

*Parent Teacher Conferences*
Quest has changed the dates for our Parent Teacher Conferences.  The new dates are Tuesday, Jan. 29th and Thursday, Jan. 31st.  The sign-ups are on BLOOMZ, so if you haven’t already, please log on and select a time that works best for you. I would love to meet with each of you and celebrate your child. *Please note each conference is 20 minutes long. 

Important Dates:
Monday 1/21 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tues. 1/29 & Thurs. 1/31 – Parent Teacher Conference
**Living Aquarium bus field trip- Wednesday, February 27th (Parents will need to drive for this field trip.).   More info coming soon!**
**Curiosity Museum field trip- Wednesday, April 10th (Front Runner)** The Curiosity Museum only allows a certain number of parent volunteers, so I will let you know when sign-ups for this starts.  More info coming soon!**

This weeks happenings: 
Tuesday 1/15 – Library *Please bring your books!
Wednesday 1/16 – RISE practice 
Friday 1/18 – Early Out

Math in Class
We will be working on 2 step word problems using ALL four operations. Please watch for the family letter to come home Monday. 
    
Language Arts in Class
We are still working on main idea using key details this week with our story, “Big Ideas from Nature” and our essential question is: What ideas can we get from nature?

Homework: 
**ALL students have been switched to multiplication on Reflex**
MATH: Make sure that your child is doing Reflex for math and getting the green light AT LEAST 3 times during the week.  If students do not complete Reflex at home they will complete it during recess time.
READING: Please read 20 minutes every night and keep track of your minutes on our reading log. ******* I would love if you would have your child read out loud to you for at least 5 of those minutes!*****

January 7-11

We are wrapping up the end of quarter 2 which means we will be doing some mid-year testing.  Starting this Monday morning we will be Dibels testing, so please make sure that your child is reading at home and getting plenty of sleep! I’m excited to see how they do because I have seen so much growth here at school. Thanks for helping them at home.

Important Dates: 
Monday 1/7 – Dibels Testing 
Tuesday 1/8 – Dibels Testing and Library *Find those books!!
Friday 1/11 – Early out
**This is the last week to try to master addition and subtraction facts on REFLEX! I will set all students to multiplication starting in 3rd quarter. 

Math in Class
We will be working on multiplication and division word problems for the next couple of weeks.   
Language Arts in Class
We are still working on main idea using key details this week with our story, “Earth” and our essential question is: What do we know about Earth and its neighbors? 

Homework:
Please read 20 minutes every night and keep track of your minutes on our reading log. *January Logs will be sent home Wednesday 1/2.  Make sure that your child is doing REFLEX for math and getting the green light AT LEAST 3 times during the week.  If students do not complete RELEX at home they will complete it during recess time. 

The Week of Jan. 2nd

Happy New Year!! I hope that everyone had an amazing Winter break and enjoyed time with friends and family. I’m excited to see everyone and hear about their wonderful time off.  We will be Dibels testing next week so please make sure that your child is reading at home.  Ask them to tell retell their reading to you as well!

What’s Happening this Week
Wednesday 1/2 – Welcome Back!
**December Reading Logs are due -  they must be returned by Thursday 1/3 for full credit.  
Friday 1/4 – Early Out

Math in Class
We will be working on multiplication and division word problems for the next couple of weeks. *Please watch for the family letter to come home.  

Language Arts in Class
We are still working on main idea using key details this week with our story, “Earth” and our essential question is: What do we know about Earth and its neighbors? 

Homework:
Please read 20 minutes every night and keep track of your minutes on our reading log. *January Logs will be sent home Wednesday 1/2.  Make sure that your child is doing REFLEX for math and getting the green light AT LEAST 3 times during the week. As soon as your child masters their addition and subtraction facts they will be able to start on multiplication! If students do not complete RELEX at home they will complete it during recess time. 

December 10-14

Important Dates:
12/10:  Tulip presentation from Thanksgiving Point
12/11: Library Day *Remember your book!
12/12: Pancakes and PJs  *Students can wear pajamas
12/13: Choir Assembly
12/14: Grinch Party and Classroom Celebration
            *$1.00 Dress down “Grinch Gear” encouraged
12/17-1/1: Winter Break
1/2: Welcome Back!!!

**Grinch Party help: We will not need help on the day of the party, but it would be greatly appreciated if any parents are willing to make green sugar popcorn for the party.  I need enough to fill a small brown bag for each student.  Please let me know if you can help out with this.  

**White Elephant Gifts: Please do not spend a lot of money on your gift!  It can be a gently used item from your house, a toy you don’t play with anymore,  or a Dollar Store gift, just something that your child would appreciate receiving. Bring it wrapped and unmarked on or before Friday. Let me know if you need me to provide a gift for your child. 

Math in Class
We will use place value to multiply. Please take a look at the Family Letter your child will be bringing home on Monday.  We will most likely be taking the test this Thursday. 

Language Arts in Class
We are still working on main idea using key details. *Please have your child continue reading over the break as much as possible. Ask them what they think the main idea is of the book(s) they are reading. Have them give you details and retell the story. 
We will be testing their reading skills the week after we come back from break! 

Homework:
Please read 20 minutes every night and keep track of your minutes on our reading log.  Make sure that your child is doing REFLEX for math and getting the green light AT LEAST 3 times during the week. As soon as your child masters their addition and subtraction facts they will be able to start on multiplication! If students do not complete RELEX at home they will complete it during recess time. 

Dec. 03 -Dec. 07

Important Dates and Announcements: 
Monday - **Reading Logs Due!!
Tuesday – Library 11:00 *Remember to bring your book!
  • Coming up: We will be having a Grinch Party on Friday, Dec. 14.  We will also do a White Elephant gift exchange on this day. *Please bring a wrapped gift to school on or before this day.  More details will be posted as the day gets closer.
Math in Class
We did not take the math test last Friday because we need more practice and review. Therefore, we will continue working on addition and subtraction up to 1000 using place value and we will test on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Language Arts in Class
We are still working on main idea using key details. We have been discovering some great landmarks that have been teaching us about our nations history. Ask your kiddo about them. 

Homework:
Please read 20 minutes every night and keep track of your minutes on our reading log.  Make sure that your child is doing REFLEX for math and getting the green light AT LEAST 3 times during the week. As soon as your child masters their addition and subtraction facts they will be able to start on multiplication! If students do not complete RELEX at home they will complete it during recess time. 

**Weather: The weather is getting colder and we are bound to have some snowy days ahead.  Please make sure that your child comes to school prepared for the weather of the day.  Snow boots, coats, rain jackets, gloves, and hats are helpful to have on hand during this time of year.

A Letter From Our Librarian

What is our Global Community?

Each year in the Q1 library, we like to encourage students to share their family’s heritage during our Global Literacy week. In year’s past we’ve done a Diversity Quilt, which showed family traditions & flags representing the family’s origins. We’ve also done a “Peace” wall to show the different languages in which our diverse population of students would say the word Peace. This year I would like to display on a map where our students come from. Show them a visual of our “Global Community” here at Quest. By doing this we would like to know what State or Country your student was born, or if your student would prefer, where their family originates from. We will then put their name on a “sticky” arrow & place them on the map. I think this will be a fun way to show how diverse our student population is here in West haven, Utah.

For responding, your students name will also be entered into a drawing to win a small prize here in the library. There will be one winner per class.

It really is fun to see where we all originate from & have the students start thinking a little more Globally. Also possibly finding a kinship with students from the same areas of the world. 

Please click on the link to participate in our “Global Community” by Thursday, December 6th. 
https://goo.gl/forms/joBX89AIiAQJN5t72
Thank you for participating!
Mrs. Anderson
Q1 Librarian


Week of November 26, 2018

Welcome back!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  We only have 3 weeks until Winter Break: December 17-January 1st. These next 15 days of school can be some of the hardest days to stay focused, but I know we can do it!!

Important Dates and Announcements: 
Tuesday – Library 11:00 *Books Due
  • Reading Logs: Friday is the last day of the Month! Feel free to turn in reading logs Friday or next Monday for FULL credit. I will send home a new log on Monday the 3rd. 
  • Coming up: We will be having a Grinch Party on Friday, Dec. 14.  We will also do a White Elephant gift exchange on this day.  More details will be posted as the day gets closer.
Math in Class
This week we will be working on addition and subtraction up to 1000 using place value.  We will test on Friday. 

Language Arts in Class
We will be reading a story called, “A Mountain of History” and be discussing different landmarks and monuments that tell about our country’s history.  We will be looking for the main idea using key details. 

Homework:
Please read 20 minutes every night and keep track of your minutes on our reading log.  Make sure that your child is doing REFLEX for math and getting the green light AT LEAST 3 times during the week. As soon as your child masters their addition and subtraction facts they will be able to start on multiplication! If students do not complete RELEX at home they will complete it during recess time. 

**Weather: The weather is getting colder and we are bound to have some snowy days ahead.  Please make sure that your child comes to school prepared for the weather of the day.  Snow boots, coats, rain jackets, gloves, and hats are helpful to have on hand during this time of year. 

November 12-16

Important Dates: 

Tuesday – Library Day *Books are due
Wednesday – Math Rounding Review & Test
Thursday – Math Rounding Computer Test
Friday – Language Arts Test 
Thanksgiving Break 11/19-11/23

Math in Class
We are still working on the rounding lessons from last week.  We will test on Wednesday and Thursday.

Language Arts in Class
This week we will be reviewing cause and effect, sequencing, and compare and contrast.  We will then test on these skills on Friday. 

Classroom Information:
On Friday, we had our very first Mastery raffle. Students have been working hard on their individualized learning path on iReady. For every lesson or quiz that is completed with a Mastery level of 3 or 4 (80% and up), they earn a raffle ticket. At the end of each week we hold a drawing for a fun prize. This is being done in each 3rd grade classroom, and we hope that it will be a fun motivator for students to put their best effort into each and every lesson.

Homework:
No surprises! 20 minutes of reading every night and Reflex. Please make sure that your child gets a green light in Reflex AT LEAST 3 times during the week. As soon as your child masters their addition and subtraction facts they will be able to start on multiplication! If students do not complete RELEX at home they will complete it during recess time. 

Nov. 05-09

Last week was such a fun week! I loved seeing the kids in their costumes.  Thank you so much to the parents that helped with the Halloween party.  I think the kids really enjoyed themselves.  

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Important Dates: 
Tuesday- Library day *Books are due
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 19-23

Changing Weather:
The weather is getting cooler and we are bound to have some rainy and snowy days. Please make sure that your child comes to school prepared for the weather of the day. Snow boots, coats, rain jackets, and gloves are helpful to have on hand during these colder months.

Homework:

No surprises! 20 minutes of reading every night and Reflex. Please make sure that your child gets a green light in Reflex AT LEAST 3 times during the week. If students do not complete REFLEX at home, they will complete it at recess time. 


Week of Oct. 29

This Week is Spirit Week: 
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Tuesday 10/30 – Library Day *Books Due
Wednesday 10/31 – Halloween Parade 9:00 (parents are welcome)
                    Party 10:00-11:30. Please make sure you have signed the food permission slip (last weeks post). **Early release @ 1:30**
Thursday 11/01 – Reading Logs due for full credit!!

Classroom
 Information:

Thank you for coming to Parent-Teacher conferences. I loved having the opportunity to share your child’s accomplishments with you.
**On Halloween Day, wear your costume to school, but please remember NO heavy face make-up, masks, or weapons…I need to be able to recognize you. 

Homework: Reading Logs due 11/01 for FULL credit!!
It’s easy! 20 minutes of reading every night and Reflex. Please make sure that your child gets a green light in Reflex AT LEAST 3 times during the week. If doing Reflex at home is not possible at times, please send me an email or Bloomz message so that I can arrange for your child to have an opportunity to get it completed at school.

Food Drive:
It’s still going on! Please send in any non-perishable foods that can support one of our local food pantries.