While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.

~Angela Schwindt

Monday, July 25, 2011

Welcome to Fourth Grade!!!

Hello and welcome!!! I am so excited to be teaching fourth grade this year! We are going to have a great year full of new and exciting learning experiences. I am so excited to get to know all you and your families. Please come and say HI during Back to School night on Wednesday, August 10th from 5:30-8:00 pm. I will also be at the school most of the day Thursday and Friday if you can't make it during Back to School night.
Please feel free to leave helpful comments here on this blog and ask any questions you might have. If you want a more private setting, please come and see me at the school or send me an e-mail! I will update this blog as needed to keep you all updated on classroom happenings. Please make sure you sign the photo permission slip so that I can post pictures of all the fun things we will be doing in class.
Thanks and see you soon!!!
-Mrs. Chidester

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Field Day!!!!

I am not sure how many of you check my blog anymore, but I wanted to post the pictures from field day just in case. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


so, it has been awhile since I posted anything, but that is because now you get many many e-mails from me. :) We are almost finished with end of quarter testing and can I just say WOW!!! Your kids are amazing! I am so impressed with their growth this quarter. Grades will be posted later this month. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held in April after spring break! I hope to see you all there!

Mrs. Chidester

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Monday is our virtual field trip. I am so excited, and I know the kids are as well. Please out of respect for the IT staff have your kids to school on time. We have VERY limited time and the IT staff has planed many great activities for us. Thanks for your help!!!

Mrs. Chidester

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Grades went home today. I tried to be more specific so that you would know where your child is succeeding and where they might need some more help. If you have any questions please feel free to call or e-mail me so we can discuss them! Thanks for all you do!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

We WON (again)!!!!!!!!!

....nope not wii won, this time we really won BIG!!! Because of the children's WONDERFUL behavior while in the computer lab and while using the laptops we won the Virtual Field Trip for January!!! It is a BIG secret where we will be going, but these field trips are always AMAZING!! I am so excited for the kids to get this experience. Thanks kids for being so wonderful so we get this opportunity. I will let parents know all the details as soon as we possible. Thanks and CONGRATULATIONS KIDS!!!!

Mrs. Chidester

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Really LONG email!!

Most wonderful Parents:

Quick reminder that tomorrow is pajama day. All kids are welcome to wear their pajamas; however, because it is not a free dress down day, they need to wear pajamas or their uniform. We will also be having our Christmas parties from 10:15-11:15 and from 2:00 to 3:00. Thanks SO VERY much to all the wonderful parents who are have put everything together for the parties. Any of you who did not sign up to volunteer, but have time are more than welcome to still come in and help.

I have been hearing today that there are many of you who were unable to open the homework attachment this week. Also several of you did not receive the homework this week. Because of the frustration I am resending the homework tonight and asking that if you did not receive it or were unable to open it you try again. I am not asking you to have them do homework over Christmas break. I will accept all homework until close to the end of the term which is Jan 12. I hope this makes sense to all of you and helps with your frustration. If you have any questions, as always let me know and I will be glad to help.

Starting in January I will be making a few more changes to the homework process. Even though Mrs. Baggaley and I spend the first 10 minutes of class asking for homework and reading books, we are still missing some kids and some books. In order to fix this problem, I will be printing all homework and sending it home each Monday. It will be sent home in the folder that you purchased at the beginning of the year. This folder will be turned in by your child at the beginning of EACH class. Even if it is empty I want the kids to turn it in so that we are catching all of the reading books every day. This means that as parents, I will need you to put (or help your child put) ALL important work and
books into the folder. I know that mornings can be hectic (at least they are at my house) but I really want the kids to be responsible for turning in their homework on time each day. Mrs. Baggaley or I will make sure that folders are checked and returned each day so that they are available for you!! I really think this will help me be more effective as a teacher and will ensure that your kids get their reading books quickly!! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Chidester