Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Parent Orientation

Thank you for coming out to Parent Orientation last night!  As promised, I have added my Parent Orientation presentation to the blog for you.  If you were unable to attend, you may click the image below to view the presentation.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Expectations for Turning in Assignments

I have lots of high expectations for the students in my class!  To help them with my expectations for turning in assignments the students participated in a cookie lab! It was a blast!  Here is what we did...

Part 1 - "Filling" in the Blanks:
The students had to twist their cookie apart and lick all of the icing.  The students loved this part! Next, they put the two cookie pieces back together.  We then discussed how the missing icing related to turning in assignments.  Just like students don't want to eat a cookie missing the icing, I explained that I don't want any papers turned in with missing names or answers.  If there is something a student doesn't understand on an assignment he/she can jot me a note on the side. Students should at least try to attempt all questions!


Part 2:
 Condition of Work:
This is the part of the activity that really caught the students' attention. They had to take one part of their cookie and lick it.  I had them to lick it several times.  After they licked and licked and licked their cookie some more, I then told them to give it to their neighbor.  There were lots of, "Ugh, that's nasty Ms. Scriven!" Just the reaction I was hoping to get!!!  We then discussed how their work should always be neat and clean.  I shouldn't find any mystery stains on their work.  Who likes a gross piece of paper?! I also shared that all assignments should be turned in the same condition as it was given.

Part 3: Quality of Work
Finally, the students took their cookie and smashed it in their paper towel with their fist.  There was lots of banging going on!  After about 30 seconds of this, the students opened their paper towel to a smashed and crumbled cookie.  The crumbled cookies lead to our discussion on how all assignments should be quality.  Just like students expect to buy quality cookies that are not smashed and crumbled to pieces, I expect quality assignments to be turned in.  When writing paragraphs there should be 3-5 sentences, all sentences should begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark, and it should always be their personal best.

This cookie experiment was a hit with the class!  I am sure they will always remember my expectations for turning in assignments!

School Clubs

Students have been asking about school clubs.  Applications will be available for pick up beginning August 29th.  You many click here to view a presentation of all school clubs at LCEU.  There is also information on the day and time each club meets.

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th.  During this time you will learn about our classroom expectations, field trips planned for the year, curriculum, and so much more.  There are two time slots available for you to attend orientation. Please take a second to let me know which one you will be able to attend.  I know that you are all busy and may have other things scheduled for that date. If so, don't worry! I will post the presentation on our blog for you!  We will meet in our child's classroom.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ms. Scriven's Tidbits

Good evening Parents! I can't say it enough...We had a fantastic time together this week! Thank you for trusting me with your students. They are going to learn lots of new things and make some awesome memories this year. Just a few things...

Your child should have brought home his/her green communication folder. There are several forms that need to be signed and returned to school.  Please be sure to sign and return them in your child's green folder on Monday.  

Stay Connected

1.  If you have not signed up for Remind, please be sure to do so!  Click the Remind tab at the top of our blog to learn more about it and to sign up.  
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Be sure to head over and read this week's newsletter and check out a peek at the week to see what students will be learning this week. Please pay special attention to quiz dates for the week!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me!  Enjoy your weekend!

First Week Excitement

The first three days of school were filled with lots of exciting activities!  We got to know our classmates and Ms. Scriven, practiced classroom procedures, and even had a snowball fight!  We also spent sometime talking about teamwork and working with teams.  Below are just a few pics of the week!  Head over to our Photo Gallery to watch out our First Days of School video.

Students working on their All About Me Banner on the very first day of school!

I enjoy using technology in my classroom.  Students used Ipads to scan QR codes to get to know Ms. Scriven! 

To get to know each other, students participated in a Table Top Talk discussion. They had to mill around the room and use the question cards on the desk top to ask and answer questions about their classmates.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Welcome to 4th Grade!  I am looking forward to a great year with my new gators!  Teaching is an absolute passion of mine and I am so excited to work with you and your child this year.  It is my belief that parent communication is key to a successful school year.  With that in mind, I have created Scriven's 4th Grade Scoop so that you will be able to have a complete picture of what is happening in our classroom.  Everything you will need will be posted here for you!  Please take a few minutes to peruse through the above pages. As the year progresses more pages will be added to show you all the neat things your child will be learning in 4th grade. If you would like to receive updates via email as to when Scriven's 4th Grade Scoop is updated head to the side bar and enter your email address to follow by email.  If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to go to the Parent Information page and fill out the form for me.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me!  It's going to be a great year!