Burton's Bulletin

April 26, 2015

Blog Homework


Write a letter to a famous American. The famous American can be living or not. Make sure you include a greeting, 3 or more sentences that identify facts about that person, a question you have for that person, and a closing.

Since this is later notice, this assignment is not due until next Sunday, May 1.

Loving Learning


Spelling Words: saw, draw, crawl, law, jaw, paw, lawn, yawn, hawk, straw

We will read a non-fiction text about Alexander Graham Bell. We will practice summarizing after reading. We will explore spelling "aw" words. We will begin end of year DRA (reading) testing. I will be pulling students one at a time to assess reading levels.


We will continue working on our realistic fiction writing. We will focus on including a beginning, middle, and end. We will work on showing more details in our writing.


We will continue with our 3-D shape unit. We will work on identifying solid figures, describing flat surfaces and vertices, sorting solid figures, and using reasoning.

Social Studies

We will finish comparing and contrasting famous Americans. We will use Venn Diagrams and T charts to show our understanding.

Sonic Walk Wednesday

Please send 50 cents for an ice cream cone on Monday or Tuesday. We will walk to Sonic on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate our hard work on the Famous American Presentations. If you wish you walk with us, please email me by Monday afternoon.

School Supplies

Order convenient, boxed school supplies by May 8th. www.shopttkits.com and enter #99581. Order for 2nd grade.

Important Dates

April 29 - Sonic Walk (SEND 50 CENTS)

May 1-April Reading Logs Due, Famous American Blog due, Scholastic Orders Due

May 13th - May 19th - Innovation Week

May 19th - School Talent Show @ 1:00

May 20th - RBE Field Day

May 21st - RBE End of Year Celebration @ 9:30 (parents welcome)

May 21st - School Picnic @ 11:00

May 21st - Last Day of First Grade - Early Dismissal @ 1:15

Carnival Information

Saturday May 9th will be the Red Bridge Carnival. Our parent volunteers play a huge role in making the event a great success for our students. The PTA has already started collecting volunteer names and items that can be auctioned off. If you are willing to donate your time (shifts run 1 hr) or have a cool prize that could be auctioned off please email:

Volunteers- Beth Walker momofjax7@gmail.com

Auction Items- Meg Nicely megnmegn@gmail.com