Today was a great day! We accomplished so much in class. Interviews, art projects, growth mindset, challenging math to help our synapses fire, and Barthel Bucks are now in use!

Tomorrow kindergarten’s focus color is orange, so if your 4th grader would like to show support, they may wear orange also. 🙂

Have a wonderful evening!

Miss Barthel



Today three items came home with youngest or only children attending Basswood in 4th grade and only one item came home with all 4th grade students that are NOT youngest or only.  Look for these items in your child’s take home folder.

Today we did a lot more math, learned about our morning work, discussed Growth Mindset (see the link above for Miss Barthel’s answer to: What is Growth Mindset?), and learned about recess expectations.

Just a few reminders:

Water bottles are allowed

Snack is in the afternoon, but is not required

Please have an adult sign the planner each evening

Thank you and have a wonderful night,

Miss Barthel

We did it!

We had a fabulous first day in 4th grade! We began Number Corner which is a part of the new math series, we learned a little about each other, we unpacked supplies, and we listened…a lot!

Please sign your child’s planner each evening, starting tonight.

Just a couple of reminders to parents on items that need to be returned to school:

**Hot Pink Emergency Contact Form

**White Emergency Contact Form

**Field Trip Permission Slip

**$15 for field trip

**$4 for student planner

**Voluntary $20 donation for classroom prizes, parties, projects…

Have a wonderful evening,

Miss Barthel




Welcome to our class BLOG. I look forward to meeting all my new students and their families at this year’s open house on August 29th! If you are unable to make it to open house please feel free to send an email (a picture of your family attached would be great, but not necessary) to introduce yourself. We are going to have the best learning filled year you have ever had…I just have this feeling…

See you soon!

Miss Barthel