January 21 – 24, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

I hope everyone had a wonderful 3-day weekend!

A few things to keep in mind this week…

  • I will be sending home new Field Trip permission slips either this week or next week.  The Oak Glen Field Trip has been rescheduled for February 26, 2020.
  • The PTA Game Night is Thursday beginning at 6:00pm — please look for the flyer that went home on Tuesday.
  • Next Tuesday is the 100th Day of School — the theme this year is “100 Days Brighter!”

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we will continue to work on Chapter 14: Fractions.  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • Chapter 9 test corrections will be due February 4, 2020.
      • I am offering help at last recess with test corrections if you and your student are struggling at home.  This week, I will go over problems #1 and #2 on Tuesday, #3 on Wednesday, #4 on Thursday, and #5 on Friday.  I will go over the other problems on this test throughout next week.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will focusing on an SBAC practice assessment.  This is a practice assessment to help prepare the students for the end of the year testing, specifically the Performance Task (an essay).  We will also complete a practice assessment for math, although that test is typically quicker to complete.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 60% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we continue to be learning about Native Americans of California.

January 14-17, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

Please remember there is no school on Monday, January 20, 2020.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we will start Chapter 14: Fractions.  Please note this means we are working in Math Book and Math Workbook Version 2.
    • Chapter 8 test corrections will be due January 14, 2020.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading Judy Moody Saves the World! and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 50% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we continue to be learning about Native Americans of California.

January 6 – 10, 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a fun, restful, and enjoyable Winter Holiday.  This week, we will be focusing on remembering our routines, classroom behaviors, and peer relations.

On Wednesday, students will take home a progress report with up-to-date grades as well as a new STAR reading report.  Please review, sign, and return the progress report on Thursday.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we will continuing and finishing Chapter 9: Using Bar Models: Multiplication and Division.  On Friday, we will take the chapter test.
    • Chapter 8 test corrections will be due January 14, 2020.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading Ramona Quimbly, Age 8: The Extra-Good Sunday and working on related comprehension and grammar skills.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 40% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we will be learning about Native Americans of California.

December 9 – 13, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few important things about this week…

  • The Winter Holiday Party will be Friday, December 13, 2019!  Please use this link to sign up to donate supplies for the event and/or volunteer at the party!  Thank you for your support and help.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (Art) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we finishing the test on Chapter 8: Division this week, and beginning Chapter 9: Using Bar Models: Multiplication and Division
    • Chapter 8 test corrections will be due January 14, 2020.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading various holiday themed texts.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 30% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Social Studies, we will be presenting the Winter Holiday Projects
  • In Science, we will have a guest on Tuesday to give the second part of a presentation about organisms, water, and conservation in science.

December 2 – 6, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.   megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful Thanksgiving break!

A few important things about this week…

  • This week, students will be completing a District Writing Assessment.  This assessment will be focused on your student’s ability to write an informative essay.
  • On Wednesday, December 4, 3rd grade will go on the Oak Glen Conservancy Field Trip!  We will leave campus at about 8:10am and return at about 1:50pm.  It is very important that your student arrives at Smiley on time so he/she does not miss the bus.  Please make sure your student…
    • dresses for the weather in the mountains.  Wearing layers of clothing is a smart idea!
    • brings water to carry around during the trip
    • if you indicated on the permission slip that your student would bring a lunch, please make sure to pack a lunch for that day.  Ask your student if you cannot remember — I reminded them on Monday about who is bringing a lunch from home.
  • Friday, December 6, 2019 is a minimum day.  Students will be dismissed at 11:50am.
  • The Winter Holiday Project is due Monday, December 9, 2019.  Please make sure your students ask questions and gets help this week!

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (starting Art this week!) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we are working on Chapter 8: Division this week.  We will take the test on Thursday.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading the text Yonder Mountain: A Cherokee Legend and focusing on comparing and contrasting.  We will also be completing an informative writing assessment.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 20% of his/her new AR goal.
  • In Science, we will have a special guest on Thursday to give a presentation about organisms, life, and conservation in science.

November 18 – 22, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few important things about this week…

  • Conference Week is November 18-22, 2019!  There are minimum days all week, so please remember your student will be dismissed at 11:50am.  Please see the conference schedule to verify your time and date for the conference:
    • Parent Conference Schedule 2019-2020
    • Please make sure to arrive with enough time to check into the office with an ID.
    • We only have 20 minutes — please come prepared with any questions or concerns you have.
    • If you need to change the time, please e-mail or call me to reschedule.
  • There is no school November 25-29, 2019.  School will be back on December 2, 2019.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (starting Art this week!) Tuesdays. We will be unable to visit the school library while it is under construction.  We encourage you to visit the AK Smiley Public Library to help your student have books to read at home and at school.
  • In math, we are working on Chapter 8: Division this week.
    • At home, students should be practicing all their multiplication facts, 0-10. Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we will be reading the text Tops and Bottoms and focusing on learning about themes.  We will also be focusing on an Informative Essay about Caribou.
    • By Friday, your student needs to complete 10% of his/her new AR goal.

November 12 – 15, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few important things about this week…

  • Welcome to the new trimester!  Students will take home…
    • new “Get to 30” instructions
    • the AR goal for the new trimester
    • instructions for the next project: Holiday Poster Project!
  • Conference Week is November 18-22, 2019!  There are minimum days all week, so please remember your student will be dismissed at 11:50am.  Please see the conference schedule to verify your time and date for the conference:
    • Parent Conference Schedule 2019-2020
    • Please make sure to arrive with enough time to check into the office with an ID.
    • We only have 20 minutes — please come prepared with any questions or concerns you have.
    • If you need to change the time, please e-mail or call me to reschedule.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (starting Art this week!) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we are working on Chapter 8: Division this week.  We will finish and take the test for this chapter before leaving for Thanksgiving break.
    • At home, students should be practicing their 10 multiplication facts and any other facts they still struggle with.  I expect all students to know the 1-10 multiplication facts by this point in the trimester.  Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
    • Students will take home the Chapter 7 test.  Please have them complete test corrections before the due date.
  • In ELA, we will be reading The One and Only Ivan and focusing on an Informative Essay about Caribou.
    • Please check your child’s folder for the new trimester’s AR goal.
  • In Science, we will finish the unit on organisms.
  • In Social Studiesstudents will begin an at-home Holiday Poster Project.

November 4 – 8, 2019

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  I am happy to set up a conference so we can get to know each other! megan_harmon@redlands.k12.ca.us

A few important things about this week…

  • **This is the LAST WEEK OF TRIMESTER 1
    • ALL Trimester 1 work must be turned in by Friday to be counted to their final grades.
    • AR Goal ends Friday — students need to earn all their AR point goal by Friday!
  • Students will take home a Progress Report on Monday.  Please sign and return it on Tuesday.  These grades are not the final grades because I will be adding some final grades for AR, missing work, this week’s work, etc.
  • Conference Week is November 18-22, 2019!  If you have not signed up for a conference time, please visit the SignUp page this week.  November 18-22 will be minimum days all week, dismissal at 11:50am.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (starting Art this week!) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays.
  • In math, we are finishing and testing Chapter 7: Multiplication this week.  This test will go into the second trimester grade book to allow students the time to complete test corrections.
    • At home, students should be practicing their 9 multiplication facts and any other facts they still struggle with.  I expect all students to know the 1-10 multiplication facts by this point in the trimester.  Please keep them practicing even if they are proficient!
  • In ELA, we are reading Technology Wins the Game and focusing on Sequence of Events.  We will also be working on plural nouns and suffixes.  We will also begin an Informative Essay on Caribou.
    • Students should complete their first trimester AR goal by Friday!
  • In Science, we will continue to learn about organisms!

October 28 – November 1, 2019

Thank you for you patience and support through these last few weeks.  I sincerely appreciate all the support you have shown me and all teachers at Redlands Unified School District!

A few important things about this week…

  • Thursday is Halloween!  At Smiley, we are having a Western Spirit Day!  In Room 27, we will have Halloween-themed centers and activities.  We need your help to make this event a success — please SignUp here to donate items needed for the activities or to be a volunteer during the centers, 9:35am-11:45am.
  • Friday, November 1, 2019 is no school.
  • If you have not yet, please sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference for the week of November 18-22, 2019.  Please pick a time and date from this SignUp page.

This week in Room 27…

  • We will have enrichment (P.E. this trimester) Tuesdays. We will visit the library on Fridays,
  • In math, we take the test on Chapter 6: Multiplication Tables of 6, 7, 8, & 9 and begin Chapter 7: Multiplication.  Please look for the Chapter 6 test to come home by the end of the week, and help your student make any needed corrections.
    • At home, I am asking students to begin practicing specific multiplication facts.  This week, I’d like your student to again practice the multiplication facts of 9’s.
  • In ELA, we will be taking the District Assessment.  You can find the results of the test on Aeries (Parent Portal) and we will go over it at Parent Conferences.
    • Students should continue to work on the AR goal.  Students need to complete Trimester 1 goal by November 8!
  • In Science, we are learning about Organisms.
  • In Social Studies, students will finish presenting their Continent Travel Brochures.

October 14 – 18, 2019

Dear Parents,
The Redlands Teachers’ Association has been negotiating with the district for a fair contract for over a year. We are at the point now where we must send them a stronger message. Starting Monday, October 14, 2019, our members all over the district will be “Working the Contract.” This means that staff will be arriving and leaving at our contract times. Our priority remains the education and safety of our students. We are grateful for the support you have shown in the past and will continue to show for this cause. If you have concerns or questions, please call the District Office at (909) 307- 5300 or email the superintendent: mauricio_arellano@redlands.k12.ca.us
Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Mrs. Harmon