Ms. Munshower's Newsletter

April 18 - April 22

Our Week

On Monday, we began reading books about things that you can find in the garden called "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt." Our taste test was celery root. I was surprised how many liked it. On Tuesday, we read a book called "Garden Wigglers," which was all about earthworms. On Wednesday, I read a story called, "Diary of a Worm." The kids enjoyed laughing during this fiction story. Our healthy taste test was gooseberries. On Thursday, I read, "Wonderful Worms." On Friday, we had a special Earth Day rotation schedule. Our healthy taste test that day was peppers.

Our new words for the week were they and she.

Math

This week we continued learning about two dimensional shapes. We reviewed rectangles and I introduced hexagons.

Science

This week we learned about different kinds of water that are found in places all over the earth. They learned about pond, lake, river, and ocean.

Writing

In writing this week, the students wrote informational stories about what they learned about both plants and earthworms. The students are continuing to work on writing a sentence beginning with an uppercase letter and ending the sentence with a punctuation mark.

Upcoming Events/News

Kindergarten is planning another trip to Soly Brothers Farm! Permission slips were sent home on Monday, April 18th. The cost is $6. Please return the paperwork and money by May 6th.


The third and fourth grades will continue taking the PSSA test this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs. Baldassano will be assisting in administering the tests, so our schedule will be modified.


Tuesday, April 26th is a professional development day for teachers. There is no school for students on that day.

On Friday, April 29th, Whitehall will be celebrating Children's Day. More information to come :)

Friday, May 6th is the Wildcat Walk day at school. Please send in the pledge money :)

Please be sure to return library books on Tuesdays.

Homework

Monday - Go Math pages 185-186

Tuesday - Phonics review Pumpkin Patterns

Wednesday - Go Math pages 187-188

Thursday - Phonics review Hopping Upside Down

Please continue to read nightly for 15 minutes.