Newsletter April 4th- 8th

 

April 4, 2016

 

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a very nice and relaxing spring break with your children. We are now in the homestretch! We will be busy, busy, busy!

 

I will be introducing the Southeast Region of the United States Map tomorrow, April 5th, and our test will be Friday, April 15th. Please study states with your children at home.

 

Also, I am sending home the April reading log today. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes every day. The reading log is due Tuesday May 3rd.

 

Multiplication/Division: Students learned the 11 facts today, so will be tested on them next Monday, April 11th. This week is a great week for students to get caught up on the facts that they have not passed. Please see the check off sheet in your child’s filer. If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

ATTENTION ALL FUN-SEEKERS:

If you have not yet, it is your last chance to sign up for the annual Bingo Bash with the Teachers! For those of you whose children have never attended, it’s a very fun night for the kids to spend with their classmates and teachers playing bingo, eating pizza and winning prizes! It is our faculty auction donation and always raises lots of money for our wonderful school. Parents drop the children off at the gym at 6:00 pm on Friday, April. 8th and pick them up at 8:00, so it allows you time to have some fun yourselves while the kids are here at school! Your child will definitely want to be part of the fun ūüėČ Send all completed forms back with your child or drop them at the office. THANK YOU!!!

 

Many students have signed up, but if your child has not, this is the last opportunity. Attached is a flyer and permission slip that need to be turned into the school office no later than Wednesday, April 6th.

 

We’re going to have a great time!!

 

This Week We Will Be Learning:

 

Reading:

This week we will be reading a play called ‚ÄúTwo Bear Cubs‚ÄĚ. This is a myth focuses on the lesson that it‚Äôs important for a community to come together to help each other in times of trouble. We will practice reading the play as a whole class, in small groups, and individually. We will review vocabulary and also practice writing summaries of each scene.

 

Next week we begin reading out next novel: Ramona Quimby, Age8. The students will learn about the author, Beverly Cleary, and read and discuss the first chapter.

 

Math:

This week we will learn our 11 facts and we will begin studying graphing.

 

Language Arts:

We will continue our unit in language arts this week. Throughout Lent and Easter season, students have been writing and illustrating their own book on The Passion Story. Once we complete this book, your children will present these booklets to the Kindergarteners and First graders. This is a wonderful project that the students seem to be enjoying!

 

Science:  We begin our study of inherited traits and learned behaviors.  Students learn what these terms mean and brainstorm them in animals.  They also begin an independent study of a biome of their choice.

 

Social Studies:

This week students are going to be finishing their rough drafts and will be writing their final drafts of their original Native American tale. So far, the story ideas have been creative and interesting! I am excited to see how they evolve.

Spelling:

The homework is due on Thursday and the test is on

Friday.

 

cities       cried       puppies           hurried           stories

flies         parties     tried             pennies           fried

carried     babies       spied              ponies

 

Challenge word: countries

 

Star of the week this week: None

 

Star of the week next week: Ruben Smith

 

Have a great week!

 

Sincerely,

Anna Quinn-Shea

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