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In the Classroom 9/18 - 9/22

posted Sep 19, 2017, 12:32 PM by Jesse Kohls

Kindergarten:

This week Kindergarteners will be finishing up our first chapter in GoMath!  We learned about numbers 1 through 5 and how to represent those numbers.  


It’s been a busy first weeks of school.  We’ve learned how to become responsible Elda students and how to be kindergarten learners in our classroom.  The learning fun continues this week as we focus on seasons, especially the fall season!  


As writers, we are learning how to be independent and become strong each day by stretching out words.  We have many good stories to tell, now we need to practice putting them on paper!


1st grade:  

Boy, are we having fun in first grade!  


In reading we continue to employ a variety of reading strategies to decode text.  Please take time to practice first grade sight words, hunks-and-chunks and vowel sounds with your firsty!


In writing workshop, children are composing personal narrative (small moment) stories with correct capitalization, punctuation and a beginning, middle and end.  Keeping a daily journal or diary is an excellent way to practice writing skills at home!


Our little mathematicians have been busy adding numbers and learning those combinations of ten!  Ask your child to tell you what an addend and a sum is!


2nd grade:

This week in reading, students will practice asking and answering questions before, during, and after reading a book.  We will continue to work in reading stations so students can receive individualized instruction that meets their specific needs.


In math, students will explore 3-digit numbers.  They will practice making the numbers with base ten blocks, write the numbers in expanded form, discuss place value, and talk about value of the digits.  We will continue to do math fact quizzes!  These weekly quizzes will help build our math fact fluency so that students are able to add and subtract quickly.  This basic skill with help with other more complex skills down the road.


During writing workshop, students will practice writing focused small moment stories.  We will work on zooming in on a specific topic to develop the story.  Students will practice using details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings in the story, too!


3rd grade:  

Students are continuing to work on their individualized spelling words this week as well as the pattern words. They will be sorting, writing rules, using their words in a sentence and looking for words with similar spelling patterns in print.


In reading, we will build on our review of story elements as we begin to retell and summarize stories. DRA’s are wrapped up, and students will be placed into guided reading groups! Within these groups, students will be reading and working on comprehension skills at their instructional level.  While the teacher is meeting with groups, students will be engaging in independent reading or centers.


This week in math, we are shifting focus to subtraction. We will work on several strategies, such as rounding and using place value to subtract. These strategies will help students become fluent in subtraction. Have your kiddo teach you a strategy they learned to subtract - teaching is learning! Please keep reinforcing addition and subtraction skills at home.


In writing, students have been working on telling their stories “bit by bit,” and using a storytellers voice to show not tell their story. This week we will reflect on our writing, set more goals to make our writing better and learn to edit as we go. Students will refocus towards the end of the week and rehearse their story as a storyteller many times before writing.


In science, we will continue our study of Earth’s Resources by learning about rocks. Students will study how different rocks are formed. They will be asked classify rocks by similarities in formation, color, and luster. Students will also test rocks for hardness and streak.


4th grade:  

Reading: Students are learning to analyze texts for deeper understanding.  Students are reading a variety of nonfiction and fiction passages to find deeper meaning in.  While students are reading, they will be learning about relationships such as cause and effect, and the difference between fact and opinion.


Writing: Students are learning about writing realistic fiction narratives.  They are studying example texts to look for details that show a text is realistic.  Students are also working on adding dialogue to show when characters are talking.  


Science: Students are beginning to learn about weather and erosion.  Students will focus on how these actions change the surface of Earth.  This week, students will complete an experiment to observe how weathering and erosion can happen.  


Reminder:  Water Cycle Display projects are due on September 26th for students who have Mr. Jefferson or Mr. Gray.  They are due September 27th for students who have Mrs. Brosier or Mr. Kiefer.  


Social Studies: Fourth graders have begun a unit of History; learning about the Paleo people of 13,000 years ago! We are studying like archaeologists, discussing primary and secondary sources and what makes an artifact. Students also continue to have geography quizzes; this week’s is on Ohio’s major cities and rivers.

Math:  

Gray Savages (Mr. Gray’s Morning Math Class)-Monday-Subtraction and Estimating Differences (Lesson 1.7, homework-pages 47 and 48 or pg 48 and Enrichment 1.7).  Tuesday-Mid-Chapter Assessment (Lessons 1.1-1.4).  

Wednesday and Thursday-Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction (Lesson 1.8, homework-pages 53 and 54 or pg 54 and Enrichment Page 1.8).  

Friday-Multiplying by 10s, 100s, and 1000s (Lesson 2.3, possible homework-pages 79 and 80 or pg 80 and Enrichment Page 2.3)


Bullhawks (Mr. Gray’s Afternoon Math Class)-Monday-Adding and Estimating Sums (Lesson 1.6, homework-pages 41 and 42 or pg 42 and Enrichment Page 1.6).  

Tuesday-Mid-Chapter Assessment (Lessons 1.1-1.4).

Wednesday and Thursday-Subtraction and Estimating Differences (Lesson 1.7, homework-pages 47 and 48 or pg 48 and Enrichment 1.7)   

Friday-Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction (Lesson 1.8)


Gray Savages (Mr. Kiefer’s morning math class)-Monday and Tuesday-Mid-chapter checkpoint.  Then renaming numbers, lesson 1.5.  Homework will be pages 35-36,  page 36 and Enrichment 1.5, or 1.5 PMT online.  

Wednesday and Thursday-Adding Whole Numbers, lesson 1.6.  Homework will be pages 41-42, page 42 and Enrichment 1.6, or l.6 PMT online.  

Friday-Subtracting Whole Numbers, lesson 1.7.  Homework will be pages 74-48, page 48 and Enrichment 1.7, or 1.7 PMT online.


Redbulls (Mr. Kiefer’s afternoon math class)-Monday-Rounding, lesson 1.4.  Homework will be pages 27-28 or page 28 and Enrichment 1.4.  

Tuesday and Wednesday-Mid-chapter checkpoint.  Then renaming numbers, lesson 1.5.  Homework will be pages 35-36,  page 36 and Enrichment 1.5, or 1.5 PMT online.  

Thursday and Friday-Adding Whole Numbers, lesson 1.6.  Homework will be pages 41-42, page 42 and Enrichment 1.6, or l.6 PMT online.


***Note, these are things we expect to complete, but are subject to change as needed.


Specials:

Physical Education: What a great start to the school year in PE!  All students are demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship, and maybe even earning a PE star!  This week in PE, students in first and second grade will work on our scooter skills!  We will be traveling throughout the gym on our scooters playing a game called Sharks and Surfers!  Students in third and fourth grade will continue to work towards their fitness goals!  Students will be be going through different fitness stations to get stronger and healthier!  


Art: Students in grade 2 are creating colorful leaf compositions and adding patterns in the background.  Second-grade students are also creating color self-portraits using only blue, green, and purple markers, colored pencils, and crayons.  We are working on our coloring, staying inside our lines, going in one direction as we are coloring, and filling in all white areas to create a complete composition. Students also created fun relief sculptures using a mixed media technique with construction paper, tissue paper, yarn etc...


Music:

1st Grade: We have been having so much fun in 1st grade music.  We have found our singing voices and have started practicing the steady beat.  We move to different types of music and have even been learning some fun folk songs.


2nd Grade: 2nd grade students will be reviewing lots of concepts we covered in first grade.  We practiced some melody and rhythm notes.  Soon we will start playing melodies on the barred instruments.  We love to sing and dance to songs as well.


3rd Grade: From the first day of school 3rd graders have been hard at work on their concert.  We are singing, dancing, and playing instruments in anticipation of our upcoming performance.  Look for a paper soon with more information about the concert.


4th Grade: Review time for 4th grade.  We have been reviewing all sorts of concepts, songs, rhythms, and melodies that we have done in the past.  We just started working on a new rhythm pattern called Syncopa as well as finding songs in different meters.


Media:

Kindergarten classes have learned how to use shelfmarkers in the Media Center and checked out their first books! First through fourth grade students reviewed using shelfmarkers and discussed ways to keep the book shelves neat and organized in the Media Center, and who to ask when they need help.


In the classroom 9/11-9/15

posted Sep 11, 2017, 12:19 PM by Jesse Kohls

Kindergarten:

We are continuing to work in Chapter 1 GoMath!  We are learning how to count and represent numbers 2,3,4 and 5!  Also, we are learning how to properly write these numbers.  


This week classes will start going to computer lab and media.  We are very excited to incorporate these specials into our daily routine.  


During Writing Workshop, we are learning how to think of a story and put our ideas onto paper.  Stretching out sounds and writing what we hear is a huge part of learning how to be a writer!  

1st grade:  

Reading-Focuses during guided reading include using different reading strategies, hunks and chunks, and identifying short vowels. The end of first quarter benchmark is an instructional level D.  In Reading Workshop we will read many books by Eric Carle. We will also practice identifying story elements (character, setting, problem, solution).


Writing- First grade writers will continue to write about small moments. We will sharpen our craft by focusing on important details in small moment stories. All of our stories should contain a beginning, middle, and end.


Math- This week we will continue Chapter 1 of Go Math. This chapter focuses on addition concepts. Students will work on adding numbers within 20.


We are super excited for Grandparent/VIP day!


2nd grade:

It is going to be a busy week in 2nd grade!  Today, we will celebrate Patriot Day.  Students will listen to the book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers and complete a booklet about how we can remember the day.  On Wednesday, we will celebrate Grandparents and VIP day!  Students will enjoy a morning of fun activities with an important person in their lives.  Friday is Constitution day!  Students will discuss the Constitution and what it means to be a good citizen.  


This week in reading, students will practice asking and answering questions before, during, and after reading.  Thinking and talking about what we read is an important part of being a good reader!  In math, students will begin Chapter 2 of our math program.  This chapter focuses on numbers to 1,000!  Students will explore different forms of numbers, place value, and counting on and back with different patterns to 1,000.  The focus for writing continues to be personal narratives.  This week, students will write the outside and inside story.  By writing the inside story, students will add feelings to make the story more interesting!  It’s going to be a great week!


3rd grade:  

This week in 3rd grade, we will be MAP testing in Science. We will be finished with MAP testing after this week.


Students are continuing to work on their individualized spelling words this week as well as the pattern words. This week’s pattern is long E patterns (ee,ea,y,e_e) or Long I (-ie, igh, y, i_e). They will be sorting, writing rules, using their words in a sentence and looking for words with similar spelling patterns in print.


During Guided Reading and Centers, the teachers will continue assessing the students for their DRAs. While the teacher is working with students independently, the rest of the class is working on their center work that reinforces ELA skills. The teacher is also guiding the students through these at this point in order to get the kids understanding what is expected of them in each center.


In language, the students will be reviewing proper nouns and common nouns. We will also be understanding how to use conjunctions in sentences to transform our simple sentences to complex sentences.  


During math, we have been reviewing addition using one of the strategies we learned in our Go Math series. This week in math, we are shifting focus to subtraction. This week we will work on several strategies, such as rounding and using place value to subtract. These strategies will help students become fluent in subtraction. Please keep reinforcing addition and subtraction skills at home.


In writing, this week we will begin working from our Units of Study for narrative writing. Students are focusing on setting goals as writers. They will be utilizing checklists to help them come up with great third grade goals. Throughout the week they will write several true stories in their writer’s notebooks. They will work on showing their story through details. Students will practice picturing their story in their heads and telling their story bit by bit.


In science, we have begun our unit on Earth’s Resources. We have learned about renewable and nonrenewable resources. This week we are learning all about soil. We were lucky to be visited by the “Soil Trailer” this week. The third grade scientists got to explore the inside of this trailer, completing a Soil Scavenger Hunt. They are becoming experts on the different layers and properties of soil.


4th grade:  

Reading:  Students are learning to analyze texts for deeper understanding.  Students are reading a variety of nonfiction and fiction passages to find deeper meaning in.  While students are reading, they will also be learning about literary elements.  


Writing:  Students are learning about writing realistic fiction narratives.  They are studying example texts to look for details that show a text is realistic.  Students are also working on adding dialogue to show when characters are talking.  


Science:  This week, students will be learning about the water cycle.  We will be learning about different stages such as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.  Learning about the water cycle will help us prepare as we move into learning about changes to Earth’s surface.  


Social Studies: The fourth grade will honor Patriot Day;  discussing the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Students will use age-appropriate text to have age-appropriate conversations  about the events of September 11th.  Students will discuss what it means to be a Patriot.


For Constitution Day we will be using our Ohio Studies Weekly; discussing what is a Constitution, the Preamble, the Bill of Rights, and the right to ask the government to change.


Math:  

Gray Savages (Mr. Gray’s Morning Math Class)-

Monday-Renaming Numbers (Lesson 1.5, homework-pg 36 and Enrichment 1.5).  

Tuesday-quiz over Lessons 1.3-1.4.  

Wednesday-Adding and Estimating Sums (Lesson 1.6, homework-pg 42 and Enrichment Page 1.6)

Thursday-Subtracting and Estimating Difference (Lesson 1.7, homework-pg 36 and Enrichment 1.5).  

Friday-Subtracting and Estimating Difference (Lesson 1.7, homework-pg 48 and Enrichment 1.7).


Bullhawks (Mr. Gray’s Afternoon Math Class)-

Monday-Finish Rounding (Lesson 1.4, homework-pg 28 and Enrichment 1.4).  Tuesday-Renaming Numbers (Lesson 1.5).

Wednesday-Quiz over Lessons 1.3-1.4.  

Thursday- Finish Renaming Numbers (Lesson 1.5, homework-pg 36 and Enrichment 1.5).  Friday-Adding and Estimating Sums (Lesson 1.6, homework-pg 42 and Enrichment Page 1.6)


Gray Savages (Mr. Kiefer’s morning math class)-

Monday and Tuesday-Mid-chapter checkpoint.  Then renaming numbers, lesson 1.5.  Homework will be pages 35-36,  page 36 and Enrichment 1.5, or 1.5 PMT online.  

Wednesday and Thursday-Adding Whole Numbers, lesson 1.6.  Homework will be pages 41-42, page 42 and Enrichment 1.6, or l.6 PMT online.  

Friday-Subtracting Whole Numbers, lesson 1.7.  Homework will be pages 74-48, page 48 and Enrichment 1.7, or 1.7 PMT online.


Redbulls (Mr. Kiefer’s afternoon math class)-

Monday-Rounding, lesson 1.4.  Homework will be pages 27-28 or page 28 and Enrichment 1.4.  Tuesday and Wednesday-Mid-chapter checkpoint.  Then renaming numbers, lesson 1.5.  Homework will be pages 35-36,  page 36 and Enrichment 1.5, or 1.5 PMT online.  

Thursday and Friday-Adding Whole Numbers, lesson 1.6.  Homework will be pages 41-42, page 42 and Enrichment 1.6, or l.6 PMT online. ***Note, these are things we expect to complete, but are subject to change as needed.


Specials:

Physical Education: We are getting stronger in PE!  Students have been focused on their locomotor skills, fitness exercises, and goals!  This week in physical education, students in first and second grade will demonstrate chasing, invading, and space awareness skills in Keeper of the Castle!  Students in third and fourth grade will demonstrate direction and level changes, teamwork, and invading skills!  We continue to develop outstanding sportsmanship, and could even earn a P.E. star!  


Art: Students in grade one are creating very colorful line designs.  Students are learning how to draw with shapes and how artists use a variety of lines to create pictures.  First graders created circle crayon resist pictures and are painting them with primary colors.   Students will be creating self portraits using a variety of construction paper, then adding yarn hair to complete their pictures.  Students artwork will be on display in Elda’s hallways.  Students who have completed their artwork in class that have done a great job will receive  a Mona Lisa award. Outstanding artwork will be placed in the hallway by the artroom in the Art Gallery.  


Music:

1st Grade: We have been having so much fun in 1st grade music.  We have found our singing voices and have started practicing the steady beat.  We move to different types of music and have even been learning some fun folk songs.


2nd Grade: 2nd grade students will be reviewing lots of concepts we covered in first grade.  We practiced some melody and rhythm notes.  Soon we will start playing melodies on the barred instruments.  We love to sing and dance to songs as well.


3rd Grade: From the first day of school 3rd graders have been hard at work on their concert.  We are singing, dancing, and playing instruments in anticipation of our upcoming performance.  Look for a paper soon with more information about the concert.


4th Grade: Review time for 4th grade.  We have been reviewing all sorts of concepts, songs, rhythms, and melodies that we have done in the past.  We just started working on a new rhythm pattern called Syncopa as well as finding songs in different meters.

9/11 Patriot Day

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:56 AM by Jesse Kohls

As a building we believe it is important to recognize Patriot Day and we believe it is important for our students to understand the significance of the Constitution of the United States of America.  We will recognize Patriot Day (9/11) on Monday, September 11th and Constitution Day Friday, September 15th.  We will begin our week by playing the National Anthem.  Students will listen to patriotic music in Music Class, in Art Class students will be making red/white/blue bookmarks, and in Physical Education students will create a flag by demonstrating outstanding character.  We will have a blank American flag with just an outline of the stars and stripes.  Students throughout the week will earn their own stars and stripes.  Students will earn them by performing a proper skill, showing great sportsmanship, and/or demonstrating team unity.  When the students have done one of those three things, the student will have the honor of hanging up either a star or stripe on our flag in the gym.  


--Each grade level will acknowledge and honor Patriot Day in their classrooms:

Kindergarten - We will read aloud the book, Pledge of Allegiance.  We will review why we say the pledge, how we stand proud for our country when we say the pledge, and discuss what it means to be patriotic.  We will also review the name of our country and colors of the American flag.

First Grade- The first grade teachers will read and discuss the book "September 12th: We knew everything would be all right".

Second Grade- The teacher will read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.  We will have a grade appropriate conversation why the buildings no longer stand and why we remember the day.

Third Grade- For Our Patriot Day lesson, some teachers will be reading and discussing and/or watching a video clip of the book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein.

Fourth Grade- The fourth grade plan for Patriot Day is to discuss the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Students will use age-appropriate text to have age-appropriate conversations and  about the events of September 11th.  Students will discuss what it means to be a Patriot.   

In the Classroom 9/5-9/8

posted Sep 5, 2017, 11:50 AM by Jesse Kohls

Kindergarten:

Kindergarteners have started Chapter 1 in GoMath!  Chapter one is called Represent, Count, and Write Numbers 0 to 5.  


We also started our Writing Workshop lessons.  Kindergarteners are beginning to realize that they are “writers” too!  Everyday we will be focusing on many different skills to become great writers.  Most classes have learned the alphabet chant and are applying those letter sounds in our writing.


We are continuing  to learn how to be an Elda student each and everyday!


1st grade:  

Reading-Focuses during guided reading include using different reading strategies, hunks and chunks, and identifying short vowels. The end of first quarter benchmark is an instructional level D.  In Reading Workshop we will read many books by Eric Carle. We will also practice identifying story elements (character, setting, problem, solution).


Writing- First grade writers will continue to write about small moments. We will sharpen our craft by focusing on important details in small moment stories. All of our stories should contain a beginning, middle, and end.


Math- This week we will begin Chapter 1 of Go Math. This chapter focuses on addition concepts. Students will work on adding numbers within 20.



2nd grade:

It was nice to have a long weekend, but we are ready to get back to learning!  In math, students will learn to write numbers in different ways.  They will write the number in word form, expanded form, and standard form.  We will continue to study place value concepts with tens and ones.  Students will explore patterns when counting by 1s, 5s, and 10s.  We will use these patterns to help solve story problems.  


In reading, students work in reading stations or Daily 5.  Students will work independently or with a partner at different stations so that the teacher can read with small groups or individual students.  This week students continue to practice telling how the beginning introduces the story, the middle usually has a problem, and the end concludes the action.


Students are writing narratives.  They will practice choosing a topic, planning their ideas, and stretching the story over several pages.  We have been working hard on making our stories readable!  To do this, we have focused on using our best spelling, good capitalization and punctuation, spacing, and neat handwriting.



3rd grade:  

This week in 3rd grade, we will be MAP testing in Math. Next week, we will finish up our MAP testing with Science.


Students are continuing to work on their individualized spelling words this week as well as the pattern words. This week’s pattern is long E patterns: (ee,ea,y,e_e). They will be sorting, writing rules, using their words in a sentence and looking for words with similar spelling patterns in print.


During Guided Reading and Centers, the teachers will continue assessing the students for their DRAs. While the teacher is working with students independently, the rest of the class is working on their center work that reinforces ELA skills. The teacher is also guiding the students through these at this point in order to get the kids understanding what is expected of them in each center.


In language, the students are studying proper nouns and common nouns. They have been finding nouns and categorizing them.


During math, we have been reviewing skills, focusing on place value, addition and subtraction. Last week we focused on addition using one of the strategies we learned in our Go Math series. This week in math, we are shifting focus to subtraction. This week we will work on several strategies, such as rounding and using place value to subtract. These strategies will help students become fluent in subtraction. Please keep reinforcing addition and subtraction skills at home.


In writing, this week we will begin working from our Units of Study for narrative writing. Students are focusing on setting goals as writers. They will be utilizing checklists to help them come up with great third grade goals. Throughout the week they will write several true stories in their writer’s notebooks. They will work on showing their story through details. Students will practice picturing their story in their heads and telling their story bit by bit.


In science, we have begun our unit on Earth’s Resources. We have learned about renewable and nonrenewable resources. This week we are learning all about soil. We were lucky to be visited by the “Soil Trailer” this week. The third grade scientists got to explore the inside of this trailer, completing a Soil Scavenger Hunt. They are becoming experts on the different layers and properties of soil.


4th grade:  

Reading: Students are learning to analyze texts for deeper understanding.  Students are reading a variety of nonfiction and fiction passages to find deeper meaning in.  While students are reading, they will also be learning about literary elements.  


Writing: Students are learning about writing realistic fiction narratives.  They are studying example texts to look for details that show a text is realistic.  Students are also working on adding dialogue to show when characters are talking.  


Science: Students will be learning about how scientists work and skills they use.  Students will be completing a hands-on activity about making inferences based on observations.   


Social Studies: Fourth graders begin their study of geography with Ohio’s features! Relative and absolute location, physical features, and regions of Ohio. Students are reviewing map skills and our global address as well.


Math:  

  • Gray Savages (Mr. Gray’s Morning Math Class)-Tuesday-quiz over Lessons 1.1-1.2.  Wednesday-Rounding (Lesson 1.4, homework-pg 28 and Enrichment Page 1.4) Thursday-Renaming Numbers (Lesson 1.5, homework-pg 36 and Enrichment 1.5).  Friday-Quiz over Lessons 1.3-1.4.
  • Bullhawks (Mr. Gray’s Afternoon Math Class)-Tuesday-Comparing Numbers-(Lesson 1.3, homework-page 22 and Enrichment 1.3). Wednesday-Quiz over Lessons 1.1-1.2.  Thursday-Friday-Rounding Numbers (Lesson 1.4, homework-pg 28 and Enrichment Page 1.4)
  • Gray Savages (Mr. Kiefer’s morning math class)-Tuesday-quiz over lesson 1.2.  Wednesday-Rounding, lesson 1.4.  Homework will be pages 27-28 or page 28 and Enrichment 1.4.  Thursday and Friday-Mid-chapter checkpoint.  Then renaming numbers, lesson 1.5.  Homework will be pages 35-36 or page 36 and Enrichment 1.5.
  • Redbulls (Mr. Kiefer’s afternoon math class)-Tuesday-quiz over lesson 1.2.  Wednesday-Rounding, lesson 1.4.  Homework will be pages 27-28 or page 28 and Enrichment 1.4.  Thursday and Friday-Mid-chapter checkpoint, then renaming numbers, lesson 1.5.  Homework will be pages 35-36 or page 36 and Enrichment 1.5.  
*Note, these are things we expect to complete, but are subject to change as needed.


Physical Education: We are off to a great start in physical education!  I want to thank everyone for all the support!  I am very excited for a great school year!  Students in 3rd and 4th grade are focusing on their fitness goals.  Students are demonstrating great endurance during our pacer test, and will continue with a mile run!  Students in 1st and 2nd grade are focusing on our locomotor skills through the general space.  All students are working so hard, and showing such great sportsmanship!  Please remember gym shoes on P.E. days!  



Art: Students in grade one are creating very colorful line designs.  Students are learning how to draw with shapes and how artists use a variety of lines to create pictures.  First graders created circle crayon resist pictures and are painting them with primary colors.   Students will be creating self portraits using a variety of construction paper, then adding yarn hair to complete their pictures.  Students artwork will be on display in Elda’s hallways.  Students who have completed their artwork in class that have done a great job will receive a Mona Lisa award. Outstanding artwork will be placed in the hallway by the art room in the Art Gallery.  

One more chance! You can still sign up for GOTR!

posted Sep 1, 2017, 7:42 AM by Jesse Kohls

We really want to make sure anyone interested has a chance to join our team, so starting tomorrow, our sign ups will re-open! This will be on a first come, first serve basis. We only have 6 spots still open! The sign ups will remain open until 9/22 or until our team is full. 



Sign-up now:



The Elda program is open to 3rd and 4th grade girls.  We will practice after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Practice will go until 5:30.  Practices will begin September 12th.  

Registration is open right NOW.  Click on the following link to begin the registration process  https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/5ZTJ6B7JTJC7XGW?sid=04a4b60bbe7745b3934f37e63a464167.
Registration fees are based on a sliding scale...  Your GOTR fee covers: 20 lessons/practices, new fitted running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports, GOTR t-shirt, healthy snacks, 5k registration, medal, and much more!

3rd and 4th grade girls interested in participating in Girls On The Run(GOTR) please visit https://www.gotrcincinnati.org/ for more information about GOTR.  

Please contact the head coach, Mrs. Counts (laura.counts@rossrams.com) if you have any questions.

We hope we have the opportunity to be a part of this up-lifting program!


Sign-up now:

Girls On The Run Sign-ups, time is running out!

posted Aug 25, 2017, 8:02 AM by Jesse Kohls

3rd and 4th grade girls interested in participating in Girls On The Run(GOTR) sign-ups are happening now!  We don't want to miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of this fantastic program.  Please visit https://www.gotrcincinnati.org/ for more information about GOTR.  

The Elda program is open to 3rd and 4th grade girls.  We will practice after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Practice will go until 5:30.  Practices will begin September 12th.  

Registration is open right NOW.  Registration will end Wednesday August 30th.  Click on the following link to begin the registration process  https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/5ZTJ6B7JTJC7XGW?sid=04a4b60bbe7745b3934f37e63a464167.
Registration fees are based on a sliding scale...  Your GOTR fee covers: 20 lessons/practices, new fitted running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports, GOTR t-shirt, healthy snacks, 5k registration, medal, and much more!

Please contact the head coach, Mrs. Counts (laura.counts@rossrams.com) if you have any questions.

We hope we have the opportunity to be a part of this up-lifting program!


Sign-up now:




Open House

posted Aug 22, 2017, 8:12 AM by Jesse Kohls

Open House for grades 1-4.  Students with last names beginning with letters A-L will have Open House from 4:30-5:00.  Students with last names beginning with letters M-Z will have Open House from 5:30-6:00.  Students and their family members will visit the classrooms and meet the teachers.

PTO will host a playground Ribbon Cutting at 5:15.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Welcome Back Video Message from Mr. Kohls

posted Aug 14, 2017, 1:07 PM by Jesse Kohls

Welcome to the 2017-2018.

Here is brief video message from your principal.  Check it out on Youtube: https://youtu.be/uFUNu6L0Ins


Have a great year!

Grandparent/VIP Week will be in September

posted Aug 10, 2017, 10:58 AM by Jesse Kohls   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 10:58 AM ]

Be sure to plan ahead! We are moving Elda Grandparents/VIP Week to align with Grandparents Day. Elda Grandparents/VIP Week will be September 11-15.

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