Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Today was movie day and pajama day. It went very well!
We are now officially on Winter Break!!
I hope you and your family have a very safe and festive holiday season!
School resumes on Jan. 4th!
See you soon!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Not much of a thinker...

I never really thought out this whole spelling thing...lol...
I send new words home and we are done school Tuesday. So, the words I sent home are going to be for a test the Friday we return from holidays!
Remember:Dismissal at 2pm on Tuesday. It is also PJ day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm back!

Sorry about not being able to get the new spelling words on until now but better late than never :)
1) When
2) Me
3) Can
4) Your
5) Not
6) Seven
7) We

Don't forget that our Christmas Concert is tomorrow at 2pm and at 7pm. See you there dressed in your finest!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Today is EARLY DISMISSAL! The students will be dismissed at 11:55am.

Tomorrow is our spelling test. Please send your child to school with his/her pink spelling test booklet as well as his/her blue spelling duo tang!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009


Hello and BURRRR!!!

Even though we all knew the cold weather was coming I was not ready for it.
We had indoor recess today as the temperature with the wind reached minus 30.
Please keep in mind that we do go out at -29 so make sure your child is prepared with proper clothing!
We have started adding in math and I am seeing some mathematicians in our room. Please work on math skills at home as they are just as important as reading or spelling.
We will be finishing up our bear unit soon. I think we all had a lot of fun learning about bears!
We are also busy reading, reading, reading!!! It is so important for you to read to your child every night as well as to let them read to you. Make this a nightly routine and you will see wonderful results academically as well as broadening their vocabulary. Your child will thank you!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Stay Warm,
Ms. Heshka

Spelling Words for Dec. 11th Test

1) all

2) what

3) no

4) had

5) this

6) go

7) six

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Spelling Words for test on DEC. 4th

These words will be sent home in your child's BLUE DUO TANG today! If their duo is not here (at school) then please put it in their duo at home.

1) from

2) or

3) by

4) have

5) but

6) four

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

a few things...

1) Our spelling test will be on Thursday. Please return their blue spelling duos on Thursday so I can add next weeks words.
2) Parent Teacher Interviews will be on Wednesday and Thursday night. I will need to meet with EVERYONE at some point over the next week, so please make arrangements with me if your scheduled interview time does not work for you.
3) NO SCHOOL FRIDAY...this is an inservice day for teachers.
4) Please send a shoe box to school with your child as soon as possible as they will each need one for a science project we will be doing.

See you at interviews :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Tomorrow is NOT Rider Pride Day!
It has been changed to Nov. 20th

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Friday was the last day of school before our 5 DAY BREAK! Everyone is so excited to have a few days off.
Wednesday is Remembrance day so don't forget to take part in ceremonies, thank a solider, or take a minute of silence.
We will NOT have a spelling test on Friday the 13th but their new words will be given to them for the following Friday (20th) test. Please make sure their BLUE spelling duo is brought back to school next week. Their small pink Hilroy (spelling test booklet) will also need to be returned.
I did send home some work books; if your child brought them home they have corrections that need fixed. They can be returned to school Thursday.
I also sent home some reading sheets. The kids were excited on Friday when they saw some of their names in the stories.
We just finished a spider unit and will be starting a bear one when we get back so I am looking forward to that.
We are just starting adding in Math. And are busy working on new words and sounds like ch,sh,th,etc. in Language Arts.
If you have any questions feel free to call, email, or leave the questions as a comment here on the blog.
Have a SUPER 5 days off!!

Monday, November 2, 2009


I hope you all had a very good Halloween weekend! Thank you to everyone who made it to our Halloween parade and party as well as to those who sent treats! I will ask that you refrain from sending your child Halloween treats in his/her lunch or for morning snack. Sugary snacks really hinder learning and make it hard for your child to concentrate. Please stick to healthy food choices.
Have a super day :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Tomorrow is our Halloween party! It will start at 1:00pm with the school wide parade and then the rest of the day will be spent in our classroom eating treats, reading stories, and playing Halloween BINGO!
Remember, please no treats with peanuts!

Happy Halloween.......BOO!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Don't Forget...

Open House and Book Fair are tomorrow (Oct.21) from 7-8pm!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just Starting...

As a personal and professional goal I have decided to start a classroom blog. I truly believe it is an excellent way to make the home/school connection stronger. I will be making regular entries as well as posting students work, photos, and videos of all of the exciting things happening in our classroom. You can check the blog for upcoming events at Columbia School as well as for general news items.
Weekly spelling lists will also be posted on the blog. I will be putting up a collection of great websites for your child to use at home to enhance their understanding of the material being learned in the classroom.
Please be sure to check the blog on a regular basis to keep yourself updated.This is my first time creating a blog, so we will be embarking on this journey together but I do believe it will be a great tool to enhance communication between home and school.

Ms. Heshka

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Welcome to our class blog!