April's Newsletter

Mrs. Lyons' Math, Science, Social Studies

Teacher Appreciation

A HUGE Thank you for such a sweet teacher appreciation week!! You all were so good to me!! I appreciate all of the love and kindness. Each note, gift, candy, coffee, flower, and gift card was cherished and appreciated greatly! Thank you so very much for making it a special week!

April Announcements

I hope you all had a great spring break! We will have a lot of things going on in April. We start ITBS testing on Monday, April 10th and will finish up on Thursday, April 13th. It is very important for your child to arrive by 7:45.

I sent home all of my homeroom's papers and most of Mrs. Crowson's homeroom's test prep packets with scores for each math, science, social studies, and sources of information test that your child completed. These scores are just an idea of how your child may perform next week. If your child did not come home with these papers in their sign & return folder, I will be sending the last few tomorrow.

Field Trips

April 21st - Kiroli Park

April 27th - Strauss Theater

Tests in April

Test Dates:

Thursday, April 20th

Excel Test 11

Science Chapter 11

(Weekly timed test each Friday as seen on the homework pack)

Homework Packets to be assigned each Monday

Homework Packets match our weekly lessons and are always due on Friday unless otherwise stated on the packet.

Week 31 Chapter 21 Lessons -6 Math Facts Test (Due Friday 4/7)

Week 32 -7 Math Facts Test (Due 4/13)

Week 33 -8 Math Facts Test ( Due 4/21)

Week 34 Chapter 22 Lessons -9 Math Facts Test (Due 4/28)

(Week 31's Homework should be sent out tomorrow, 4/4. There was a problem with the copy machine today)

Math Lessons

This is my tentative schedule of textbook math lessons for April

April 3rd - 7th Chapter 21 Adding Two Digit Numbers
April 10th-13th Chapter 21 Adding Two Digit Numbers
April 18th - 21st Chapter 22: Subtracting Two Digit Numbers

April 24th - 28th Chapter 22: Subtracting Two Digit Numbers

Chapter 22 is the LAST chapter in our math curriculum!!! Woo-hoo!


We will be finishing up our Science textbook chapters by the last week of April.
We will be on Chapter 11 during April 3rd- 13th and Chapter 12 from April 18th - 28th.
During May, we will explore the Human Body and will explore the Ocean as our kick off to summer unit.

Chapter 11 Lessons: Position and Motion, Pushes and Pulls, Simple Machines, and Magnets
Chapter 12 Lessons: Energy and Heat, Sound and Electricity
Click Here for Science Chapter 11

Position and Motion, Pushes and Pulls, Simple Machines, Magnets

Click Here for Science Chapter 12

Energy & Heat, Sound, Electricity

Social Studies

We will be having Mini-Lessons in Social Studies for March on U.S Symbols and then on Jobs and Goods and Services.
Click Here to Order Scholastic Reading Club Books!

Ms. Lyons' Class Code: N8L6R. Every book you order earns free books for our classroom!