The May encore calendar has been posted to the documents folder at the bottom of this webpage.
Week of April 17
In Language arts we read “Caps for Sale” and discussed the characters and events in the story. The students made a monkey that show their favorite part of the story as well as what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story. The monkeys are hanging up in the hallway, but will be sent home in a few weeks. Your child’s vegetable soup recipe will be coming home this week. Have your child read it to you. In writing, your child wrote you a persuasive letter (it will be in your child’s blue Roar to Success folder). Since it is now the fourth quarter, the requirements for getting an S+ have changed. In order to earn an S+ on writing assignments, your child must write the correct beginning and ending sounds in words with a medial vowel. There must be spaces between words and punctuation at the end of sentences. To earn a S, your child must write the correct beginning, ending sounds and include a medial vowel sound. All of this must be done independently (without my help).
In math we continued practicing addition problems. The students learned new games to practice solving math problems. One game is Connect 4 Addition where the students have to add the sum of two dice and color in the number on a game board. The first student to get four in a row wins. The students also played addition tic-tac-to where they had to solve addition problems before marking the square. Please remember that we focusing on using items to figure out the answers, not memorizing math facts. The same will be true when we start subtraction this week.
In science, we learned about different life cycles. We received the life cycle of the butterfly which we learned about before spring break. We also learned about the life cycle of the ladybug. The students also learned some interesting facts about the insects. They also made observations on their plant experiment. You can read books about other animals or plants at home.
Other Important Information
Please send in a set of spare clothes for your child to keep in his/her cubby in case of a bad spill at lunch, a bathroom accident or other incidences. Please tell your child to put the clothes in to their cubbies (I do not normally go through student backpacks).
Please remember to go through and return your child's blue folder to school every day. Please put any notes, lunch money or anything you want me to see in the blue folder (I do not check backpacks).
- Field Day: Friday April 28
- Book Orders due: Monday April 24
- Report Cards sent home: Tuesday April 25
- Check your child’s blue folder daily
- Send a water bottle with your child daily—this is very important as the weather gets warmer
- Student Placement forms due: May 19
If you would like to email me, my email address is SpainSE@pwcs.edu