# Room 22 News

March 26th- 30th

## A note from Ms. Wilson...

Hi Parents!

I hope your spring break was amazing, restful, and so fun. I know those kiddos were excited for a break from school and time to spend with family.

We will have a fun, full and exciting week this week! We are starting an author study on Mo Willems- I cannot wait to share this with the kids! Mo Willems is an amazing children's author and I know these kiddos will find lots of joy and fun in his books.

On another note, as I am sure most of you have heard, there is a potential school closure due to the teacher walkout that may be happening starting April 2nd. All of this is still up in the air. We are all hopeful that something will happen in the next week that will prevent the school closure. If you have any questions or concerns, I will do my best to answer them.

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## In Literacy...

Comprehension Skill - Plot: Problem and Solution

Grammar - Using A, An, This and That

Writing Traits - Sentence fluency

Phonics Skill - Diphthongs -ou, -ow

## Spelling List

-ow, -ou

cow

out

mouth

how

town

mouse

High-Frequency Words

color

early

nothing

thought

oh

Challenge Words (+2 extra credit)

brown

cloud

## In Math...

Monday: 7.7 Defining vs. Nondefining Attributes

Tuesday: 7.8 Finding Unknowns "What's My Rule?"

Wednesday: 7.9 Open Response

Thursday: 7.10 Addition Facts: "What's My Rule?'

Calendar

• In our class, we do calendar every morning. In our calendar routine we work on multiple different math concepts such as...

- Place Value

- Money - value of each coin

- Number of the Day- how many days we have been in school

- Subtracting -with Attendance

- Counting

- Part Part Total Diagram

Continue to practice skip counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's at home. Students also need to be working on recognizing numbers and using them to add, take away, etc.

## In Social Studies...

We will be learning about the life Mo Willems and details about the books he has written.

We will continue with our Second Step lessons. These lessons focus on the social emotional development of each learner. There are Second Step homelinks on our grade level website under the parent page. We will also use this time to continue to build our classroom community. Building that community is imperative for learning to take place.

## Specials this week...

Monday - Music- Shephard

Tuesday - P.E. (Please wear tennis shoes)

Wednesday - Music- Buckley

Thursday -Music- Shephard

Friday - P.E. (Please wear tennis shoes)

## Upcoming Events...

Friday, April 13th- PJ Day to celebrate the end of testing!

Monday, April 16th- End of the year DRA window opens

Friday, April 20th- Math Morning

Tuesday, April 24th- Monroe Arts Festival

Friday, April 27th- Hat Day

*\$1.00 and your child can wear a hat!

## Classroom Wishlist

Colored Construction paper

12 x 18 -- orange, green, blue, yellow

9 x 12 -- assorted

## Attendance

One thing we are sure of at Monroe, is that we cannot reach our goals and meet the needs of all students if they are not here with us at school. Because of that, we have a continuous focus on improving our attendance. We are striving for an Average Daily Attendance of greater than 95%. Currently, as a school, we are hovering at 93%. Please help us to reach our goal by making sure your student(s) are at school on time, every day. Missing school means missing a lot of new content. We know that absences can sneak up on you. I encourage you and your family to continue to make a goal to miss fewer than five absences this year! I believe that we can do it!