Friday, November 30, 2018

Christmas is fast approaching!  We have several fun things happening in December.  Our AR field trip will be on December 12 to The Zone from 12:30 to 2:30.   The week of December 10-14 we’ll be having a “Polar Express” theme in all our classes.  Our Christmas assembly will be on December 14 beginning at 9:30. We’ll be having our class party first thing in the morning on the 14th!  Then we’ll have an early dismissal at 12:46 as we begin Christmas Break.  Classes will resume on January 3, 2019. 

We’ll be having a Christmas ornament exchange the morning of the 14th.  If you would like your child to participate please send one inexpensive ornament of your choice wrapped to exchange.   We’re keeping the morning party pretty simple because after the assembly we’ll be gathering all of third and fourth grade together to watch “The Polar Express” together!  We’ll be having hot cocoa, popcorn, and treats.  Any contribution to party supplies for that event would be appreciated! 

I wish all of you the happiest of Holiday seasons! 

                                                                             Mrs. Prim

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mrs. Prim’s Slime & Fidget Toy Contract

Today I spoke with my class about using slime, putty, and fidget toys in a responsible way. Most teachers do not allow these items. Anyone wishing to use these objects in my classroom is asked to sign this contract to show that they understand the rules. Once they've signed I'll make a copy and send home to parents as well.

Mrs. Prim’s Slime & Fidget Toy Contract

Slime, putty, and fidget toys can be great objects to help you focus and because of that I allow them in my room.  However, they can also become distractions and take away from learning when not used properly. In order to have slime, putty, or fidget toys in my classroom you must agree to the following rules, failure to follow these rules will result in you being banned from using these items in my room permanently.   

  1. Slime or putty must be golf ball size or smaller.  
  2. Slime, putty, or fidget toys may not be shared.
  3. When not in your hand, slime and putty must be sealed in a container.  
  4. Slime and putty can NOT be used when Chromebooks are out.  
  5. Fidget toys should be silent.  Anything making a distracting noise will not be allowed.  
  6. You are not to be playing with slime/toy instead of working.  
  7. You may not play with these objects in any other class unless that teacher has given permission.  
  8. If at any time you become a distraction to yourself or others you will lose your privilege.

Please sign your name and write the date to indicate you agree to the rules above.  



Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hello November!

I can't believe it's already November!   This school year is flying by for me.  We've had lots of fun projects going on in third grade, like hopper poppers and tug of war!  Fourth grade has been learning about the causes leading up to the American Revolution.  It's not the funnest topic on Earth but they've managed to enjoy themselves using technology to learn and share their knowledge.  We discovered Quizlet Live which lets them compete in teams in a almost game show type format.  Last week they were jumping up and down, squealing, as they played.   I love love love it when my students get excited about learning!   I know how quickly calendars fill up this time of year, so I wanted to let you know we have a few days off school in November.  We'll be out all day November 12, 2018 for Veteran's Day and November 21-23, 2018 for Thanksgiving.   Mid-quarter is coming quickly on the 14th, which also happens to be School Picture Re-take Day! 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fabulous Fall!

I'm loving that Fall feels like it has officially started!  We're really in the swing of things and the kids have settled into the rhythm of changing classes.  Today is parent teacher conference and I'm looking forward to meeting the parents of all my awesome students!  This week is a short one, no school tomorrow!   I'd like to encourage everyone to join us on class dojo, it's such a great way to get near daily updates on what's going on!   October has lots of excitement at school.  Next week we'll have the fire trucks here and be talking fire safety on Wednesday.  Red ribbon week is coming up, a yellow sheet went home about it this week.     It will be October 22-26 and we'll be dressing up as follows: 
                    Monday – Pajama Day
                     Tuesday – Camo Day
                   Wednesday – Sports Day
                      Thursday – Twin Day
               Friday – Wear Red or Red Ribbon Shirt

We also are planning a class Halloween Party on October 31, details about it should have came home last week.  If your student would like to purchase pizza for the party please return your slip.  I'm attaching a copy of this weeks newsletter below.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Look at that class!

We just had to take a group shot since everyone was looking so fabulous for picture day! I  love how their personalities shine even on camera.  I'm so blessed to get to work them all the time.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October is going to be a Scream!

October is my favorite month!  It brings so many fun things both in and out of school that sometimes its difficult to choose which to do first.   Since it's such a fabulous and fun month I wanted to make a quick post with all the things coming up!  

TOMORROW- October 4th is Picture Day!  Say cheese and bring back those order forms!

October 8 - NO SCHOOL It's a teacher work day.  Enjoy your day off!  👻

October 12 - Last day of the Quarter!  Whoa that went by fast!

October 18 - Half Day, Earthquake Drill, and Parent Teacher Conferences 

October 19 - NO SCHOOL - Enjoy your day off! 👻

October 25 - Newburg Family Night at the Zone 5-8pm $7.50 per person I hope to see you                         there! 

October 31 - Halloween Parade & Class Parties!  Be looking for a flyer about our                                       homeroom  party on Friday!

October also has Red Ribbon Week! If you'd like to purchase some spirit wear AND support our PBIS "Wolf Store"here is the link:

To learn more about Red Ribbon Week, go to This is a cause that the Newburg School District has been a part of for many years. We will be sending out additional information about our Red Ribbon Week activities in the coming weeks. This fundraiser will be supporting the Newburg PBIS Wolf Buck Store. It will allow us to continue to offer prizes for positive behaviors. For every dollar spent, the student will receive a matching Wolf Buck.For example, if the student spends 10 dollars on a T-shirt, then that student will receive 10 Wolf Bucks.