News From Mrs. C

Our class news for the week of May 13th-17th

Tidbits From the Teacher

Hello Everyone,

We tried our hand at taking a natural resource and working to turn it into a finished product on Friday. We were able to make butter but I accidentally grabbed NON-FAT half and half for the ice cream and that just won't work-no matter how hard you try!!

The persuasive letters were AWESOME! I have never laughed and enjoyed checking homework so much in my teacher career. Some of the letters were so good that I had to share them with other teachers and Mrs. Varljen.

Please bookmark any websites from the homework sheet that you like. Our teacher web pages will be shut down in June so that we can transition to a new system.

I will send out Word documents with links for you to use over the summer, but go ahead and start without me for right now.

Conference forms will come home on Monday.

Things to Return/Remember:

ALL library books are due back as soon as possible!!

Class Wish List

-We are in desperate need of one more bottle of Germ-X for the year and 3-4 boxes of tissues. We have one small box of tissues (thank you Lucia!!) left but many, many allergy noses in our room!! If all else fails, there's toilet tissue since it's softer than paper towels...

Dates to Remember

May 13th-17th Last Book Fair for the year!!!

May 27th: Holiday

May 26th-May 31st: Student Appreciation Week

May 31st: Class party in our room from 1:00-1:45

What We'll Be Learning...

Math- Everyone will be working on multiplication and division using math menus. We will also begin exploring with numbers up to 6 digits (hundred thousands).

**What you can do at home: Have your child use the websites that will be attached to my webpage after Tuesday. There are many sites that offer excellent practice with place value into the thousands.

Social Studies- We will finish our economic unit this week by looking at how technology and transportation have changed over time. We'll look at how that ties in with the economic needs of communities.

**What you can do at home: Choose some type of technological or vehicular advancement and work backwards to discuss how it's changed over time and why the changes were needed. Examples: telephone, computers, electricity, cars, 18 wheelers, etc.

Writing- We continue to research animal information. Many students have moved into creating their "All About" book to showcase the information found.

What you can do at home: Find out what animal your child is researching at school and see if you can find more information about the animal using books or the internet (be sure the site you visit is a trusted source).

Reading- We are trying to finish all reading group books because they must be returned to the Lit Library this week. We will continue to use reading time to research and create books based upon notes from research.

What you can do at home: See notes in writing.

Let's Wear Our Class Shirts Every Friday!!