Monday, May 27, 2013

Summer Reading - Book-a-Day Challenge: Where are you?

It took me a couple of days to get settled, but I'm at 7 "books" by our count... Need some ideas? I'll put mine HERE on the Language blog. There's a tab at the top to click on it!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Summer Hair 2013

Just in case you were wondering, yes...

Now that we're out of school for the summer, I have colored my hair. It will look "normal" again when we start next year! Have a fun summer!

P.S. I'm about to start reading a book a day (I know, I am one day behind)...what about you?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Moving Rooms...and Missing Books

Dear Students of Room 401 -
I will be in a different room for next year. We will move to room 406 (Mrs. Southwick's room) on Tuesday afternoon. Our classes will meet in room 406 on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

All of the missing books need to be returned before we move. I am sad to say that some of the most popular books this year are missing...please check this list to see which ones are Missing In Action! This comes to a total of approximately $120...that's a lot of money. I am happy that you loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, I just wish they hadn't all disappeared. So many kids loved The Maze Runner this year, but they won't be able to read it next year if it isn't returned or paid for. Please be responsible!

Sincerely, Mrs. White

Monday, May 13, 2013

End of the Year Business 2013

I know that all of my students are "counting the days"! Please make sure that you have completed the following:

1) Check everywhere for library books - both SRIS and Mrs. White's. ALL BOOKS are now due (late).
2) Check PowerSchool - make sure that your assignment grades are accurate and everything got turned in.
3) Work on your final reader's response letter (blue paper instructions) - due this week!
4) Work on your book recommendation - due Friday.
5) Take a few minutes and complete this survey about our class this year.

Also, make sure that you have paid your lunch account and any library fines so that you can participate in the fun, end of year SRIS activities!

Monday, March 4, 2013


We are officially on Spring Break countdown. Students who wish to have a happy and peaceful break should be prepared for the following assignments/assessments this week!

1) Letter 19 is due on your "regularly scheduled" day this week. Get them in!
2) Maps of Italy are due on THURSDAY (3/7), You will have time in class on Wed and Thurs to complete this work, but they must be turned in before you leave class Thursday.
3) We should be finishing our work on Rome this week...expect a quiz on Chapter 11.
4) We are working on our Narrative Writing assignment this week.
5) There is Roots Vocabulary, and you WILL have a quiz on Friday.

If you've gotten all of those things accomplished, you will be ready for a relaxing break!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Notices for the end of Trimester 2

Hello! All of our students did a great job on the Wax Museum...thanks to those parents who came to see it in person, we really appreciate your support!

Reminders for the next 2 weeks:
1) Friday (next) Feb 8 is the LAST day ANY work will be accepted for Trimester 2 - throughout the whole school.
2) Monday Feb 11 is a minimum day - school will dismiss at 11:15.
3) Friday Feb 15 is the day all grades are finalized for report cards for Trimester 2.
4) Monday Feb 18 there is NO school in honor of Presidents' Day.

For those of you who haven't heard from your students, my classes now have a student teacher, Mrs. Youngberg. She will be with us until April 19. She has an email address through the school at

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Greece and Biographies

Wow! Time flies when you're having fun...or really busy. We've been working hard since we returned to school.

  • We have begun our Ancient Greece unit, which will continue through the first of February.

  • In Language Arts, students are working on a biography project. They have read a book (should be finished reading by Tuesday, 1/22), and are working on a timeline, will start writing a paragraph in class on Tuesday, and they will "become" the person in our Wax Museum. Please ask students to see their information if you have more questions about the requirements, and feel free to contact me. Our classes will present their Wax Museums on the following days, PLEASE COME to the Little Theater and VIEW!
    • Period 3/4 - Wed, Jan. 30, at 10:25 am
    • Period 5/6 - Thurs, Jan. 31, at 12:40 pm
    • Period 1 - Fri, Feb. 1, at 7:55 am

Here are some other important upcoming dates:

1/21/2013 - NO SCHOOL

1/24/2013 - R & J performance for 5/6 period

2/4-5/2013 - Greek Olympics - Students will be encouraged to dress up and get excited!

2/8/2013 - ALL work due for 2nd Trimester - Honors, late, absent, etc.

2/15/2013 - End of 2nd Trimester