Fontaine Flier

January 31, 2014

Heads Up-Several important notes are going home in backpacks today!

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, February 4-Papa John's Pizza Night

Wednesday, February 5-Last day to turn in Major Saver orders

Thursday, February 6--Donuts with Dad

Friday, February 7-No School

Tuesday, February 11-Valentine's Day Party 2:15-3:15

Wednesday, February 12-Student Led Conferences

Thursday, February 13-Student Led Conferences

Friday, February 14-No School

Monday, February 17-No School (President's Day)

Tuesday, February 18-PTO meeting

Coming Up This Week...

Reading-To accompany our science unit on fossils, we will be reading a fun story in our Harcourt books entitled, Dinosaurs Travel. We will also be reading other informational text on fossils and dinosaurs. We will be working on how to retell a fictional piece and an informational piece. We will be working on author's purpose and using context to figure out the meaning of unknown words.


Spelling-changing from singular to plural (shelf-shelves)



Writing-In Writer's Workshop this week, we will be writing information pieces on geology. The focus will be on both sentence and paragraph development.


Science-We will be learning all about fossils. I am hoping that we will have the chance to make our very own fossils.


Math-We will be finishing up Topic 10 (Place Value to 1000) this week...ahead of schedule! The topic 10 test will be on Thursday. This test will cover writing numbers in expanded form, comparing numbers, ordering numbers, counting by 5s, 10s and 100s, problem solving by finding a pattern, and subtracting tens and hundreds mentally. I am so impressed with their ability to think and make mathematical connections when learning new concepts! They have such a wonderful number sense!

Helpful Website-Khan Academy

This is a great site for help with math (and other subjects) for students of all ages (especially for upper elementary, middle school and high school) I used it all the time with my fifth graders and my own daughters. There are great videos to help students (and parents) understand mathematical concepts. Our next topic involves adding and subtracting three digit numbers. Try this site if your child is struggling with the concept or if you just want to give your child a head start.


www.khanacademy.com

Thank you so much for all your support with the Olathe Foundation's Major Saver Card Campaign!

Last day to turn in collection envelopes is Wednesday, February 5th. Every student that turns in an order for at least two cards on Monday, February 3rd, will receive a bottle of disappearing ink!!!

Donuts with Dad-Thursday, February 6th from 7:00-8:10 AM

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend by returning the pink Donuts with Dad sheet that was sent home with your child.

Valentine's Day Party-February 11th from 2:15-3:15

A class list went home today in backpacks.

February Conferences Coming Soon! February 12th and 13th

Just a reminder that students will participate in the February conferences. I love these conferences! We cannot wait to show you all the amazing things we've learned! Conference notes and a parent questionnaire were sent home Friday.

Specials Schedule

Monday-Library/Spanish

Tuesday-Art

Wednesday-PE/Music

Thursday-Computer/Spanish

Friday-No School

Congratulations to our Students of the Week: Madalene Huppenthal & Mia Krannawitter

Spelling List 19

wife

wives

leaf

leaves

elf

elves

shelf

shelves

life

lives

rooftop

true

most

know

no

know

bone

draw

whose

Challenge Spelling List 19

believes

themselves

leaf

leaves

ourselves

bookshelves

dwarves

wolves

scarves

cirrus

cumulus

stratus

tornado

hurricane

blizzard

tsunami

know

no