Game Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is game day in class!  Students are free to bring in games and/or tablets from home to play on as long as they are responsible for whatever they bring in.



FCAT Writes Scores (4th grade)

This week our scores came in for the FCAT Writing test fourth grade took a few months ago.  Students were given a writing prompt and had sixty minutes to figure out what type of prompt it was and to write a two page expository essay or narrative prompt.  The test is scored out of six with “6” being perfect and “3.5” or higher as passing.  While it’s always important to take the results of these assessments with a grain of salt, fourth grade’s hard work definitely paid off.  The state average was 53% of students scoring a passing grade (3.5) or higher – our class had 78% of students score a 3.5 or higher.  I met with each student today, went over their score, and wrote it in their agenda.  I also told each student how proud I was of all of them, whether they passed or not each and every student has made great gains this year.


Remember, this is NOT a retention test!  Even if students didn’t pass they will still be going on to 5th grade!  What this does is tell us how well our writing instruction is working and which students need to really focus more on their writing in the coming year.  If your child somehow lost their agenda or didn’t bring it to school today and you’d like to know their scores (or if you have any questions) please feel free to shoot me an email,

Field Trip Tomorrow!

4th and 5th grade students who have turned in their field trip forms will be going to Marina Jack park in Sarasota tomorrow to see the Embracing Our Differences field trip tomorrow!

  • Friday uniform
  • Hats, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, & sunscreen is suggested as we’ll be outside most of the day!
  • Buses leave school at 10:00 AM & return at 1:30 PM
  • Students who will not be going on trip will be with another class for the day

See you tomorrow!


Crunch Time!

As the end of quarter four draws near it’s crunch time for grades.  I highly recommend you check CrossPointe over the weekend to see if your child has any missing work.  Monday morning is the absolute latest I can accept any late assignments.

If you have any questions about what an assignment is please don’t hesitate to send me an email at


This won’t get you extra credit.



IMG_4175A huge thank you to all the parents, teachers, chaperones, and students who helped to make our fourth grade field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry a success!  We had a great time!

Quiz Alert!

Fourth & Fifth grade have some reading quizzes coming up (Friday for 4th; Monday for 5th)!  To help students study, I’m attaching some “quick codes” students can use to review the lessons online.  Simply go to and enter the quick code to see the lessons we’ve been working on the last two weeks.

4th Grade (Reading Poetry)

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  • LZ621
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  • LZ626

5th Grade (Reading Informational Texts)

  • LZ1777
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  • LZ1779
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  • LZ1782


MOSI Info (4th grade)

On Thursday, May 8th, our fourth grade will be going on their field trip to MOSI in Tampa.

Remember to:

  • Send a bag lunch with your child that doesn’t contain anything which may go bad.  We’ll be keeping them in a cooler, but better safe than sorry.
  • Students MUST be in school uniform.  We’re going to walk a lot so sneakers ONLY.
  • The buses will arrive at 8:15 AM.  Don’t be late as we will not be able to wait for you.
  • Buses are scheduled to arrive back at school at 4:30 PM.  Please wait in your vehicles in car line, we will unload the buses and a teacher will bring your child to your car.
  • ISNP is not responsible for you leaving a phone/tablet/walkman on the bus or at MOSI.  You may bring a phone for emergencies, but please keep it off at the museum.



This is a Walkman

  • 8:15 – Leave school
  • 10:00 – Arrive at MOSI check-in
  • 10:15-11:15 – Myth Buster’s Exhibits
  • 11:15 – 11:45 – Lunch
  • 12:00 – “Myths & Mysteries” show
  • 1:00 – IMAX movie, “Sharks”
  • 2:00 – Immediately following IMAX, return to bus
  • 4:30 – Arrive at school

If you have any questions please comment on this post or shoot me an email.  Thanks!

Note: Chaperones, you should be receiving an email from me with more info about the trip by tomorrow.