Thursday, December 20, 2012


I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas.  I hope you have a wonderful break to spend with family and friends.
I am very grateful for each of my students and all they have accomplished this school year.  I am truly blessed with a wonderful class who cares about each other and their education.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Mrs. Dee

Thursday, December 6, 2012

4th Grade Literature

Just a few helpful hints on the 4th Grade Literature

Quality Questions:  The students only have to chose 4 of the 8.  If they chose Describe in detail, then their question should start out: Describe in detail why . . . or In your opinion, explain why . . . .

Their answer to each question must be on the back.  The questions should be made after reading a chapter or two. 

I told the students to beware of the Compare and Contrast choices at the top.  These are usually harder for the students.

The other worksheet, Scene Setter needs to be filled out after reading all the assigned chapters.  I also told the students they may want to use a Thesaurus to help them find good descriptive words.

If your child still has a question, please have them come to me in the morning or at recess and I will gladly go over the work.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Advent Pals

As you all know, we have picked our Advent Pals.  The students are very excited and hopefully are going to try really hard to keep their pal a secret!
Here is what we will be doing over the next 3 weeks:

Week 1:  Blessing - due this Wednesday.  Students can write, have a parent write, or type their blessings with any Advent designs they want.  We talked about how a blessing is a type of prayer.
ex:  I bless you with peace and happiness this Advent Season.  May you be excited for the coming of Christ.

Week 2:  Acrostic Poem with Advent Pal's name.  Write the student's name down a piece of paper and each letter of the student's name is made into a word or saying about that student or Advent.

Week 3:  Advent gift.  Please do NOT spend more than $5 on a gift.  The students are welcome to make/bake something for their pal instead of a store bought gift.

We discussed that they should be doing good deeds for each other.  They may also give their pals little notes or treats throughout the weeks.  Again, this can be something they have made at home.

Our focus is on Advent.  I am trying to get them to think of others first and their Christmas list last.

Don't forget about the PJ drive and we will be heading back to the Food Pantry on Dec. 15th.  If you have not signed up, please let me know asap.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Time Line

I'm so sorry that I am just now posting information for the timeline.
I have asked each student to bring in 10 pictures to go along with the timeline of their life.  The pictures do not have to be an exact picture of what the student wrote about, just a picture of them at that age.  I am fine with the pictures being printed out on a word document.  Nothing fancy.
We are going to place these pictures on a sentence strip, so please don't make them large.
Also, if you need me to print the pictures and you have them on a word document, just email me the attachment and I will print the pictures at school.  (
I hope this is helpful.  I can't wait to see all of the pictures.
Thank you and enjoy your trip down memory lane!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Report Cards

It's so true that time flies!   Our first quarter was here and gone.  I can't believe we are already in our second week of the second quarter.  I have enjoyed every minute with your children.  They have come so far already and I can't wait to see their growth throughout the year.  

Report cards were issued today.  Each child has their own to bring home, so make sure you check with them.  Also the paper to sign up for conferences should be in your red folder.  Conferences are optional, however I would be more than happy to see each of you on Monday, November 5th.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Science Study Stacks

I put the Science Vocabulary and outline on Study Stacks.  Use the link under notes/outlines to connect to the cards.  Remember that Study Stacks gives you quizzes, test, flashcards, and games to practice for you test.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Field Trip

Welcome Back.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Fall Break.

Next Thursday is our first play at the Children's Theater.  Those of you who signed up will be receiving car information next week.  I will be working on it this weekend so if you know of any changes please let me know asap. We will be leaving school by 8:30am and returning around 11:15am. 
 As always thank you for volunteering your time.  We appreciate each of you.

Book Order

Book Order due October 22

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My StudyStack

I have typed all of the Social Studies outline into Study Stacks.  Click on the link below to play games, study flashcards, and take quizzes on the information.  After you click on the link, than click on ss chapter 6.  This link is also under the Notes/Outlines tab. Have fun!

My StudyStack

Social Studies Test

This Friday we are having our Social Studies test on the 13 states and capitals from unit 3.  The students have these 13 listed in their binders.  The test will be matching, so they will just need to be able to recognize which capital goes with which state.

Next Tuesday we will be having our Chapter 6 Social Studies test.  This will be where the students need to study their outlines.  They have all of the answers as of today (9/26/12).  The test will consist of multiple choice, matching, and several short answers.  The students have everything they need for the test in their outline.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Reading Challenge

Sorry about the link on the previous post.  I have put the link under the list of Useful Websites as Scholastic Reading.  Hopefully this works.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reading Challenge

The students and I have decided to do the Scholastic Reading Challenge this fall. 
We will be joining with kids across the country to side with either cats or dogs in a pledge to read every day to help make their team reading champions - while also helping to donate 250,000 books to kids in need.    All we need to do is read at home for at least 20 minutes each day.
It's all part of an exciting reading campaign called Paws for Reading.  I have given each student a log sheet to keep track of their minutes read.  You or your student can log these onto the website ( or I am more than happy to do this at school. 
Thank you for your support and happy reading!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Science Camp

We had a blast on our field trip Wednesday.  Thank you so much for those of you who took time out of your busy schedules to spend the day with us.  Look at our pictures to see some of the fun we had learning Science.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday Field Trip

We will be heading to AJ Jolly Park for the Fall Environmental Camp this Wednesday.  We will be leaving school around 8:45 and returning around 1pm.
The students will have a brown bag lunch packed for them by Mrs. Steelman.  You can pay with your weekly lunch bill.

If you are attending, you may also buy lunch from school.  Let me know your choices by Monday.

Choices are:
Sandwich:  Peanut butter and jelly, plain peanut butter, or cheese
celery sticks with or without peanut butter
apple or not
water or blue raspberry juice

You will also get a bag of pretzels, carrot sticks, and fruit snacks.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


This week we will NOT be having a Religion Test.  We will continue next week.
We will have our weekly Spelling Test on Friday.

We will paint our solar systems on Wednesday at 1pm.

Field Trip $ is due by Friday.  Make checks out to PTC or cash.
Yearbooks are in!  $13 per book.  Make checks out to PTC or cash.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Help Needed

We are going to paint our solar systems next Wednesday.  If you would like to assist us we would greatly appreciate the help.  We are going to paint at 1pm in the cafeteria.   See you then.

FIELD TRIP:  Please see the paper sent home on Thursday regarding our upcoming field trips.

Monday, August 27, 2012



Thursday:  Religion Test Chapter 2 - same format as Chapter 1

Friday:  Spelling Test Chapter 2
             Science Test Chapter 17 - please study your outline and vocabulary cards.  There will be multiple choice, 2 short answers, and the vocabulary will be matching.

We will be taking our first Math Test next week. 

Study, Study, Study!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This Week's Tests

This Thursday will be our first Religion test.  The students have taken notes, if you need a copy you can find the notes above, under the notes/outline tab.  The test will consist of 10 multiple choice, 5 fill in from a word list, and 2 short answers ( notes # 13 and 14). 

This Friday will be our first Spelling Test.  The students each received their list of words on Monday.  They should have a paper with them.  If your student can not find their list please let me know before Friday's test.  Maybe have your child on Monday night write their words in their planner as practice which also makes it easier to keep track of their words.

Any questions please email me.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Welcome Back!  I was excited to see so many smiling faces this morning.  I really missed them over the summer. 
We already have our first project in Science but we need some help.  We are studying the Solar System and would like to create the system with Styrofoam.  I know in the past, students were able to buy a Solar System kit at Walmart or just the Styrofoam balls.  After we get all the supplies then I will be asking for volunteers to help us paint our planets.  I was planning on starting this the week of August 27th. 
Thank you!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to School

A Funny School Poem for Kids
"Dear students, the summer has ended.
The school year at last has begun.
But this year is totally different.
We're going to only have fun.

"We won't study any mathematics,
and recess will last all day long.
Instead of the pledge of allegiance,
we'll belt out a rock-and-roll song.

"We'll only play games in the classroom.
You're welcome to bring in your toys.
It's okay to run in the hallways.
It's great if you make lots of noise.

"For homework, you'll play your Nintendo.
You'll have to watch lots of T.V.
For field trips we'll go to the movies
and get lots of candy for free.

"The lunchroom will only serve chocolate
and triple fudge sundaes supreme."
Yes, that's what I heard from my teacher
before I woke up from my dream.
--Kenn Nesbitt

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Give up complaining -- focus on gratitude.
Give up pessimism -- become an optimist.
Give up harsh judgment -- think kindly thoughts.
Give up worry -- trust Divine Providence.
Give up discouragement -- be full of hope.
Give up bitterness -- turn to forgiveness.
Give up hatred -- return good for evil.
Give up negativism -- be positive.
Give up anger -- be more patient.
Give up pettiness -- become mature.
Give up gloom -- enjoy the beauty that is all around you.
Give up jealousy -- pray for trust.
Give up gossiping -- control your tongue.
Give up sin -- turn to virtue.
Give up giving up -- hang in there!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Concert is this evening.  Please come and enjoy the many beautiful voices of our students.
Concert starts at 7pm.  Students need to be in their seats no later than 6:45pm.
Thank you!

Friday, May 11, 2012

We will be having our next Science test on Wednesday.  Don't forget to study the vocabulary.

Also, check out Sunday's paper for our Derby hat picture thanks to Mrs. Shelly Braun.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Congratulations to the following KY Derby winners:
1st Place  Amber - I'll Take Another
2nd Place Andrew - Bodemeister
3rd Place William - Dullahan

1st Place  Kelsey
2nd Place Andrew
3rd Place Brianna
Judging was very difficult for the teachers.  We had a lot of wonderful and creative hats.  I loved each and every one of them and was extremely happy that I wasn't in on the judging.  
Make sure that you check out our students with their hats and horses!

Monday, April 23, 2012


We start testing tomorrow and will finish next Wednesday. 
Please help your child by making sure they get a good night sleep, a good breakfast, and a healthy ("brain food") snack. 
I stressed the importance of taking their time and also not to STRESS. 
I told them to do the BEST they could and we would be proud.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Blessed Easter

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Blessed Easter. May the time you spend with your family be a time of great joy.

I hope everyone has the chance to relax and be renewed with energy for the remaining time we have in this school year.

Have a wonderful Easter and a relaxing week!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Study Stack Website

We have figured out the issue with the flashcard site! The students were using a different site then I had set up. We tried accessing the site from the Blog and the new link appears to be working!
Students can use this to type their notes for any class and be able to study using games and quizzes.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Flashcard website

Some of the students informed me this afternoon that they were not able to access this website. I tried it and had no problems. I will ask Mrs. Wagner tomorrow and maybe have each student try it out so they are sure of what they are doing.
Sorry if you couldn't get to your notes. Maybe next time!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Website

I have added a link to a website where our students can make flashcards for any subject. Each student has a username and password and they have already typed in their science notes. There are games they can play and quizzes they can take all created from the information they have typed.
Check it out!
I hope this is a useful tool for some, especially if you are looking for a new way to study or even pretest yourself on the material.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I have finally upload the students' Social Studies PowerPoint projects! We added animation to our slides that do not show when uploaded to Google Docs. Therefore, in order to view each slide you need to click (at least 3 times) on each slide to see the textboxes appear. Some words are out of the caption bubbles due to the same issue as the animation. The students did an excellent job and we wanted to share. I hope you are able to view the slides relatively hassle free.

Look under the Projects tab!

Friday, March 9, 2012

3rd Math Test

We will be having our Math test this Monday, March 12th. We have finished everything in the chapter as of Friday and are ready to move on. I told the students pages 298 and 300 are good practice pages. They can also go through each lesson in the chapter and try a few problems just for practice.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stations of the Cross

This Friday we will be in charge of reading the stations. Please join us in prayer at 2:50pm.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Out of Uniform Day

This Thursday will be an out of uniform day. We are collecting money to help support the recent tornado victims in our area.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Best of luck to all who are playing in the tournament this week/weekend.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Catholic Schools Week Photos

Check out our new photos. I have uploaded Crazy Hat Day and Mix and Match Day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Math Test

4th Grade - look over chapter 5. Page 202 can be used for practice. Make sure you understand compatible numbers, long division with one-digit divisor, order of operation (MDAS), and word problems.

3rd Grade - Look over chapter 6. Study your facts. Page 222 can be used for practice. Make sure you know how to write a complete fact family, find a pattern and missing number, and answer word problems.

Happy studying!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

That time of year. . . .

It's that time of year for illness. We have been very lucky that all of us have been rather healthy. However, I know it won't last forever. Therefore, I just wanted to remind you that if your child(ren) is not in school, you can pick up their assignments in the library. It can also be arranged, if I know early enough, to pick up assignments at lunch time or the work can be sent home with another student.

Students always seem overwhelmed when they return to school to see their missing assignments along with that days assignments needed to be finished.
I try to send home just what is necessary and not the extras, but the work can pile up.
Thank you!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Please check with your student to see if they need any new school supplies.
They may need a folder or notebook replaced.
Thank you!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome Back

I hope everyone is having a Blessed Christmas.
 May the New Year bring us joy and happiness.