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Week of May 7-11

Bike riding opportunity!! Learn to Ride – Bike Club For 3rd – 8th Grade students accompanied by a parent Tuesday May 15th & Wednesday May 16th 4:00 – 4:45 pm   Is your child still using training wheels? Is your child frustrated or nervous with...

Week of April 16-20

Happy Earth Week! The weather did not exactly cooperate with our plans, but we still made the week amazing. Each day had a different focus, and our activities followed each day’s theme. Throughout the week, the 3rd and 4th graders filled out their Earth Week...

Week of April 2-6

Happy weekend! I hope that spring shows up soon… This week we managed to get outside quite a bit despite the cold. Our Green Challenge for April is “No Child Left Inside”. On Thursday, we were able to get outside to practice yoga and play blob tag....

Week of March 19-23

A special shout out goes out to everyone involved in The Lion King performance! It was spectacular, and you should be proud! It is Spring Break! Yay! Everyone has been excited to take a break and (hopefully) enjoy the spring weather a bit more. This week, we added...

Week of March 5-9

Happy Friday! We had a wonderful time at Student-Led Conferences! Everyone worked hard on their portfolios, and seemed proud to show their work to family. We hope you are proud of them as well! When we weren’t preparing our portfolios, the students began to...

Week 20

Welcome back from Winter Break! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing break. It was nice to see everyone back at school and ready to learn! We got to start our Colonial unit by studying and labeling a world map. This helped the students see where colonists had to...

Week 18

We are exactly one week away from Winter Break! The students are getting very excited, but have been doing a nice job of focusing on school as well. In writing, we are at the stage of creating our final draft on our persuasive papers. The 3rd and 4th graders have...

Week 17

Happy Friday again! All students got a chance to enjoy the Holiday Bazaar yesterday, and they seemed to have a successful shopping trip. Everyone is very excited for the upcoming break, but we were busy at work in class this week. The 3rd and 4th graders completed,...

Week 16

Happy December! It is hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. This week, our 4th graders participated in the Geography Bee. One winner and one runner-up were chosen. Good luck to them in the next round! Here is the flyer for our upcoming Winter...

Week 14

Well, it certainly feels like winter…. I hope everyone stays warm this weekend! The 3rd and 4th graders accomplished SO much this week! In social studies, we completed our explorer presentations. It was so great to see the effort everyone put into their research...

Week 12

Happy Friday, everyone! Believe it or not, October is more than halfway over! This week, the 3rd and 4th graders found out which explorer they will be researching for our explorer project over the next few weeks. Everyone seems excited, and eager to get their...

Week 10

Hello PCCS families! Another weekend is upon us, and we have lots going on in the classroom. This week we learned about different explorers and put their names, reasons for exploration, and accomplishments on a timeline. We continue to have a debate about who...

Week 8

Can you believe we are already on week 8, and that’s its already almost October?! The 3rd and 4th graders worked on the last parts of their magnet unit, and had a chance to learn about compasses. Ms. Naomi spent time teaching everyone about how compasses work,...

Week 7

I hope you are enjoying our summer-like weather during September! It sure is hot! Speaking of that, please make sure that your child has a water bottle each day. They have had PE outside, and have recess outside every day. In writing, we turned in our personal...

Week 6

We are so lucky to still have such beautiful weather! We had the chance to enjoy the sun during Phenology this week, but still saw some signs that fall is on its way. In science, we started our unit on magnets – everyone is very engaged in our...

Hi Parents!

We love parent volunteers! Here is a link to sign up for a chance to volunteer in our room. We also need volunteers to help wash our rags each week. Let us know if you are willing, and we will send the rags home with your child at the end of the week. Thank you in...

Week 1 of 2017!

Dear Parents, I would like to welcome new families and returning families to Prairie Crossing for the 2017-2018 school year.  It was nice to meet many of you at the back-to-school picnic.  I am excited to begin my second year at Prairie Crossing Charter School!  I...

Week 40

Who knew that we could experience both winter weather and summer weather all in 24 hours?! Wow! This week was busy with NWEA testing, and completing our fairy tales. We have been working on our extreme weather presentations for next week during class. The students are...

Week 39

Happy Friday! It looks like it should be a beautiful weekend, so go out and enjoy! We had a busy week, but the students (and teachers) had a fantastic time learning. Both 3rd and 4th graders began working on their adapted fairy tales. The students have come up with...

Week 36

Earth Week has flown by! We all had a great time spending our days outside this week and learning about the Earth. On Monday, we had our egg celebration, Cascaron, in Spanish. The students got to give good luck to their friends by cracking their eggs on each other. We...

Week 35

This week the students have been busy, busy, busy working on their opinion/persuasive essays. They were turned in this morning and I am looking forward to reading them all! They’ve done such a great job researching and putting their ideas onto paper. In Social...

Week 32

What crazy weather we’ve had this week! Can you believe it’s almost spring? This week in Social Studies we’ve continued our Pioneer Simulation. The four wagon trains have been working well in their respective groups. They have come across many hard...

Week 31

Student led conferences were fantastic! I’m so proud of how the students took control and created their own conference. They’ve worked very hard this week creating their portfolios, choosing pieces of work to show their parents, and making sure their...

Week 30

This week has been busy, busy! In Social Studies we started our Pioneer simulation! The students were split up into 4 groups. Each group is a different wagon train, and they will work together for the next three weeks to move West on the Hacker Trail! The wagon trains...

Week 28

This week may have been short, but it was definitely jam-packed! Tuesday was especially busy, but fun! We had a PBIS celebration and the students had a blast bouncing in the bouncy house, going through the obstacle course, and scooting on scooters. The...

Week 27

This week has gone by so fast! It was extremely busy – especially with 2 assemblies this week! This week we finished our missing “chapters” about different places in our school. The students worked really well with their partners on this writing, and...

Week 24

Happy Friday! We really enjoyed decorating our door for School Choice Week. The kids did a great job. We all had such fun dressing up for the different spirit days, too! The spelling bee was a huge hit. Shawn Mastandrea did a fantastic job representing our class and...

Week 18

Happy ALMOST Winter Break! The 3rd and 4th graders are certainly excited to have time off and spend time with friends and family. Congratulations to our 4th grader, Shawn Mastandrea, on winning the school geography bee! He will be moving on in the competition; we wish...

Daily Classroom Schedule

Here is our daily classroom schedule. Please be aware that there will be small changes from time to time. You can also download it from the link on the right side of this page. Thank you!  

Week 16

It certainly feels like December! Keep warm, everyone! We just finished learning about Illinois and its natural resources. The students discussed the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources, and learned about how important it is to take care of our...

Week 12

This week flew by, and it certainly made history! Go Cubbies! It was really great to see all the enthusiasm and excitement in the classroom. This week, we continued working on our true stories for writing. The 3rd and 4th graders met with their writing buddies to help...

Week 7

Wow, it’s the end of September already! This week in science, we’ve learned more about wetlands; we hiked to a wetland and made marsh soup in class. We planted some spinach seeds in our garden, too. We’ve been working on strengthening our writing...

New Volunteer Calendar

We’ve created a new way for signing up to volunteer in our classroom! Thanks so much to everyone who has been using our previous calendar. Here is the link to the new calendar. You can also find it by going to my teacher page and clicking on the tab for...

Week 5

Happy Friday! What a wonderful week! In reading, all of our spelling groups have been introduced – don’t forget that each student will have spelling homework daily. Students have been doing a great job working in their Daily 5 centers! In science, we’ve...

Week 1

This week was busy with transitioning back into school mode! We went over rules, procedures, and classroom expectations. The students were excited to receive classroom jobs and start showing their leadership skills in the room. Our classroom jobs will switch every 2...