Cantlebary's Cubs' Newsletter

Week of May 9, 2016

Notes from Ms. Cantlebary...

  • If you haven't heard we had a great time on Science Olympiad STEM Day! We made paper airplanes and marshmallow towers. I can't wait to see if any of the Cubs win a medal at the awards ceremony on Monday!
  • We are working hard on our business, The Safari Soda Shop, for Economics Day. This week a note will go home asking you to send in 2 1-liter/1.25-liter bottles of a specific drink (these should only cost around $1 each). Please send in the assigned drink by next Friday, May 20th. We need everyone's help to make our store great! I will provide all the other supplies for our business (cups, lids, straws, silly straws, tablecloths, ice cream, etc.).
  • On Thursday, May 12th students will take the STAR Math Assessment in the morning. This is the last time students will take the test this year. It is important for students to get a good night's sleep and have a good breakfast. Please talk to your student about taking his/her time and doing their best on the test.
  • This Friday is Field Day! Parents are not allowed to walk around with classes this year. If you would like to attend Field Day, you must volunteer. Please contact Ms. Carter ( if you would like to volunteer. Please put sunscreen on your student before they leave for school. Students should wear comfortable athletic footwear and activewear that fits our school dress code. If your child ordered a shirt, the shirt will be given to them on Field Day.
  • Look for information about the last week of school coming later this week!
  • If you and your Cub would like to have a conference with me to discuss their progress this year, please contact me and we will find a time that fits both our schedules.

Spelling Words

List One:

wrap, write, wrote, wrong, knew, know, knot, knit, gnat, gnaw

List Two:

wreath, knock, wrench, knife, gnome, knight, knuckle, kneecap, wristband, wrinkle

Practice spelling words here.

Weekly Itinerary


There will be no book baggies for the remainder of the year. Students should choose books from home and read for 20 minutes. Don't forget to sign your child's reading log! We continue to focus on comparing and contrasting the adventures and experiences of characters in a story. We will also talk about American Tall Tales. This week students will learn about John Henry, Thunder Rose, and Pecos Bill.

Language Arts

We continue our unit on narrative fiction writing. We will discuss how we can check our writing. We will also review for our end-of-the-year grammar test next week.


Phonics this week will focus on ghost letter digraphs gn, kn, and wr. We continue to review previously taught skills for our end-of-the-year phonics assessment next week.


We continue our unit on geometry. This week we will talk about symmetry and learn about halves, quarters, and thirds.

Social Studies

We continue our unit on economics. At the beginning of the week we will talk about supply and demand. Then we will work on advertisements for our class store.

Langston Lionceau

Langston spent the weekend with Grace! Congratulations, Grace!

Ms. Cantlebary

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