News from Mrs. C's Room

April 14-18th

Tidbits From the Teacher

We are a class of 23!! Our newest friend Sanah joined us last week. The kids are super excited to have another family member in our room.

We have our benchmark tests this week! It looks like we will be working on math Tuesday, April 15th and Language Arts on Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17th. We chose to add another day for the writing portion of the language arts test. We wanted students to have the opportunity to show us their best work on a written composition.

Please remember that being at school every day is important but it's SUPER IMPORTANT to be at school this week - unless your child is sick. Please keep him/her home if he/she has one of the icky viruses going around or if your child has fever!!

Things to Do/Remember:

1. Homework will be changing up for the last few weeks of school. Please check the homework page for more information!

2. April is Autism Awareness month. We'll be wearing blue to show our support later in the month.

Class Wish List

- We need AA batteries for our cameras and flashlights.

-Any Books (picture or chapter) that you are no longer reading at home would make great additions to our class library

Dates to Remember

April 15 - 17th: Second Grade Benchmark Tests

April 18th: School Holiday!!

April 24th: Autism Awareness Day (wear the color blue)

What We'll Be Learning...

Math: Students will begin preparing for the second grade district benchmark in math. We will be reviewing all concepts taught in math and learning about the genre of test taking. Students will learn to show all of their work (testing style) and then choose and circle the correct answer when given choices (seems easy but many forget to choose!). The next few days will be very important review days. Please make sure that your child will be in school on April 15th, 16th and 17th especially!

Reading: On Monday, students will continue to review for the Reading benchmark, which will be given on Wednesday and Thursday. For the remainder of the week, students will read tall tales, like Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill. Students will analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about theme and genre in these tall tales. Students will also learn about exaggerations that are tied to the actions and character traits in the tall tales.

Writing: We are “Zooming in” on writing this week with our focus on Small Moment Writing (personal narratives). Students will learn to take a small moment from a special day or event, and stretch it out to write a vibrant, detailed story.

Science: This week students will measure, record, and graph weather information, including temperature, wind conditions, precipitation, and cloud coverage, in order to identify patterns in the data. Students will also identify the importance of weather and seasonal information to make choices in clothing, activities, and transportation.

Teacher Appreciation Thank You's

Oh wow!

It was so much fun to read all of my cards and notes of love last week!!! Everyone was so proud of their work and wanted me to read their cards right away. The flowers, gift cards, framed class picture, and bottle of love notes were an unexpected treat that will come in handy dandy! Thank you for making me feel special. I really appreciate all of you very much!! Below is the way your children LOVE and BEG to take all photos. (Notice I'm hiding from them!!)