Ms. Jenkins' Class

Newsletter 35

Tidbits

Being gone for 3 days was not fun! I was glad to be back Thursday :) Please read below about important dates and a homework snippet.


IMPORTANT DATES

May 22 : Round Rock Express Night (see ebackpack)

May 25 : No School

June 4 : End of the Year Party

June 5 : Last Day of School


Homework

I am sorry that this weeks homework did not go out. However, we are coming to an end of homework! I will not be sending anymore homework sheets out, however, please keep your kiddo reading everyday and practicing their math facts. The second grade teachers are making a summer list of practice ideas for each day! Coming soon!


End of the Year forms

These will go home NEXT week. Please sign and return one copy.


PBL

You may keep your kiddo's work from the PBL binder that was sent home! Remember to compliment them on all their hard work. If you'd like to donate the binder back, it will find a use!


Take Home Folders

Please check and clear out!

Next week

May 18th -22nd


Math: This week will conclude our fraction unit. We will partition objects into equal parts and name the parts using words (halves, fourths, & eighths). We will explain that the more fractional parts used to make a whole, the smaller the part; and the fewer the fractional parts, the larger the part. We will use concrete models to count fractional parts beyond one whole using words and recognize how many parts it takes to equal one whole. We will wrap up the week with a fraction assessment where the students can demonstrate their understanding.


Reading: We will explore prefixes/suffixes and discuss how these can help us to determine the meanings of unknown words. We will also begin our Chapter Book or Genre Challenge...get your books ready!!!


Writing: In writing we will learn what it means to “Show, not Tell” within our stories. Students will write stories that contain enough details that they are able to show the reader what the characters and actions look like rather than just telling what happened.


Science: Students will continue to explore the processes in the water cycle, including evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, as connected to weather conditions. We will also use our weather data that we have collected over the past 10 days to create a weather graph and a reflection on the results of this graph.

Round Rock Express!

ROUND ROCK EXPRESS SPIRIT NIGHT!

Order your Round Rock Express Game tickets today on-line! Join us on Friday, May 22nd, for the Round Rock Express Baseball Game Spirit Night. Instructions on how to place your on-line order are available on the flyers that were sent home or atwww.rrexpress.com/may22 ( Special offer code: Stallions).

Students will get to parade around the field before the game if at least 250 tickets are purchased.

AND Ms. Wafford will throw out the first pitch if 500 tickets are purchased! A portion of the proceeds will benefit our school.