Happy New Year!

Dear 4A Families,

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a restful break. I always relish this time of year, spending time with loved ones, and looking toward the future with hope. Here is one of my favorite poems (reminders) that is posted in our classroom.


A Beautiful New Day

This is the beginning of a new day. 

God has given me this day to use as I will. 

I can waste it or use it for good, 

but what I do today is important 

because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. 

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, 

leaving in its place something that I have traded for it. 

I want it to be gain and not loss; good and not evil; 

success and not failure; in order that I shall not 

regret the price I have paid for it. 



Parent Teacher Conferences – Hopefully you all received the sign up genius I sent out for P/T conferences. If you didn’t, please use this link to sign up. I have times open on Wednesday – Friday 1/15- 1/17. I am more than happy to meet with you the following week if one of these times does not work for you. Please let me know.

Lastly I would like to thank each of you for the generous Christmas gift card and bottle of wine. We had a wonderful holiday celebration and enjoyed making gingerbread (graham cracker) houses. Thank you to our homeroom parents for bringing in all the supplies and helping with set up!


2020, here we come!


Joanna Baese


Spelling for week January 6 (irregular plurals)

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  2. calves
  3. lives (from singular life)
  4. oxen
  5. wives
  6. halves
  7. mice
  8. wolves
  9. thieves
  10. loaves
  11. geese
  12. knives
  13. shelves
  14. scarves
  15. themselves