Mrs. Novack's News

March 27, 2015

Spring Break

Spring Break begins Friday, April 3. I hope everyone enjoys a safe and relaxing time away from school. Hopefully everyone will come back on Monday, April 13 refreshed and ready for the final 7 week push to the end of the year!

Monarch Butterfly Garden

We successfully planted our milkweed seeds. We explored different kinds of soil (clay, sandy and garden) and decided which would be best for growing a seed. We will watch them and water them over the next few weeks and hope to see little milkweed sprouts coming up soon! You can visit the organization that we are getting the seeds from at the link below.

The Spring Book Fair is coming...

The Spring Book Fair is coming to TCE! It will be open Tuesday, April 14th – Friday, April 17th during the school days AND on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00-10:30 am during PTO’s Pancake Breakfast! Students may bring in money and purchase books during our class library time. Our class will shop the Book Fair on Wednesday, April 15th. If you choose to send in money for your child to shop, send it in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and teacher. You are welcome to sign in at the office and shop with your child as well. **You must have a background check on file in the office if you wish to shop during the school day with your child. You must also have completed the anti-bullying training by watching video from HSE’s website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx.** You can also shop the Book Fair Online starting April 8th – 22nd! Just visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/thorpecreekelem. Thank you for supporting the library and reading in our school!

Recess

Warmer weather seems to be returning, however it is often still chilly at the time of day that we go out for recess. Please be sure to send a jacket or sweatshirt with your child as short sleeves alone can be very chilly at recess.

Things we are collecting...

There are several items that we are always collecting at school. Feel free to send them in whenever you need to.

  • all plastic bottle caps and lids for our buddy bench project. April 22 will be the last day to send in bottle caps.
  • Boxtops
  • Campbells Labels for Education

Coming up next week....

Reading- We will be using all the reading skills we have been learning - main idea, fact or opinion, inferring, compare and contrast -with a variety of stories this week.


Spelling - New spelling lists will be sent home the Monday after spring break (April 13). We will be doing a lot of review activities in class next week for the words that have already been covered this year.


Writing - We will finish working on our fiction writing for our Young Author books. We have been focusing on reading our story as the reader would not just as the writer. We will continue to talk about adjectives and how they help the reader to see a story the way the writer sees it.


Math - We will begin our unit on telling time. Students will be able to tell time to the hour and half hour on both analog and digital clocks. If you have an analog clock at home help you child to identify the hour and minute hands and observe how both hands move, just at different paces.


Science - We will continue to monitor our milkweed seeds and begin discussing living vs. non-living things.


Related Arts Schedule

Monday - PE

Tuesday - music

Wednesday- Art

Thursday - PE and library

Friday - no school

Important Dates

April 2- PTO Spirit day - pajama day

April 3-April 12 - Spring Break

April 14-18 - TCE Spring Book Fair

April 18 - TCE PTO Pancake Breakfast

Math and Reading Game Links

This will take you to the students links section of the TCE website. You can find loads of great games your child can play to practice math and reading skills.

Mrs. Jennifer Novack

The more that you read, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go. -Dr. Seuss