Spirit Week

Happy Friday!

Next week each day will be a different spirit day. They are as follows:

Monday – hat day
Tuesday – mismatch clothes
Wednesday – wear stripes
Thursday – blue and/or yellow clothes
Friday – comfy clothes

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Riggs

Hi Families!

It was great to see those of you who were able to visit our Alien Invasion today!

Just a reminder that report cards are coming home today in Friday folders. There is another form in Friday folders titled “Home/School Compact.” It looks like it is from our Title 1 teachers; however, it is a school-wide compact. We are required to send it home because our school receives Federal funding and this is one of the requirements. Please sign the form and return it either during conferences, or when students return to school on November 27th.

I look forward to meeting with you!

Ms. Riggs

Celebration News

This week we filled our jar! We voted and will have a movie afternoon next week. Once we decide which movie to watch, I will send home an update.

Not only do we have a classroom celebration in our future, but we also earned a schoolwide celebration! Tomorrow will be Superhero Day. What an exciting week we’ve had!

Genius Hour

On Friday we had our first genius hour! Each student was given tape, a blank piece of paper, and could use colored pencils, markers, or crayons. Their goal was to create a piece of art with different types of geometric shapes. It was so interesting to see what they came up with!

Important Announcements and Reminders

Our jar is full! Due to Rigatonis being safe, respectful, and responsible, we have met our goal within the first few weeks of school! Our classroom celebration will be pajama day this Friday, September 22.

A reminder to families that Open House is this Thursday, September 21, from 6:30-7:30. I look forward to seeing you all!

If your student has not handed in their Flynn permission slip, please send that in as soon as possible! Our field trip will be on October 2. If you would like me to send home an extra permission slip, please send me an email.

Our Monarch Caterpillar, Oreo

On Monday I brought in a caterpillar that was found in my garden last weekend. As a class, we decided his name would be Oreo. Oreo was crawling around and fattening up all day yesterday. When we came in this morning, he had turned into a chrysalis! I set up an iPad behind his cage before I went home last night, which took a time-lapse of him creating his chrysalis. Enjoy the video below!


Our School Year Begins!

Happy September! It has been such a great start to our year together. This week we have been focusing on the routines, rules, and expectations here at Malletts Bay School and in our classroom. We’ve explored our classroom library, learned about our classroom jobs, played some partner math games, and started brainstorming people and places to write about in our writer’s notebook. You should see our classroom jar so far! I can’t believe how many chips we’ve already earned for being safe, respectful, and responsible. I’m so excited to see where the weeks and months ahead take us. I can’t wait! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. See you on Tuesday!



Upcoming Events for the Last Week of School

Hi families! This week we have several special events happening.

Monday 6/12 – We will celebrate our summer (July and August) birthdays!

Tuesday 6/13 – Bayside!

Bayside Schedule:
10:15-10:50 – Park
11:00-11:45 – Swim
11:50-12:20 – Lunch
12:20-1:30 – Park
1:40 – Walk back to MBS

Wednesday 6/14 – Rigatonis earned a movie afternoon where we will watch “Finding Dory” with popcorn, and come to school in our pajamas with stuffed animals!

Thursday 6/15 – We have our MBS barbecue. We will eat lunch at 11:35.

Friday 6/16 – Our last day of school! We will watch the fifth grade talent show! Rigatonis will have lunch and recess at our normal time and be dismissed at 12:45.

It’s hard to believe it’s the last week of school! It will be hard to say goodbye, but I am so excited for these amazing third graders to do great things in fourth grade.

Thank you for all of your support this year! I have loved working with each of your children.