News from Room 305

December 5, 2014

The Exchange City Field Trip is Next Week!

Last-minute details for our trip to Exchange City (Thursday 12/11/14):

*Exchange City is located at:

8300 NE Underground Drive, Pillar 108H

Kansas City, MO 64161

*Your child will need a sack lunch—but no drink (Drinks will be purchased at the Corner Café, at Exchange City.)

*We will depart from Liberty Oaks at 9:10 A.M. and return at about 2:00 P.M.

The Winter Party is Just Around the Corner

The Winter Party is Friday, December 19 at 2:05pm. If you can help, please contact Anita Filardo. Her contact info is being sent via email.

The following items are needed:

24 sugar cones
24 packets of hot cocoa
2 bags small marshmallows
5 cans green frosting
5 cans white frosting
1 bag of red hots
5 small bottles of silver sprinkles
5 small bottles of holiday sprinkles
2 bags of candy canes
24 Small styrofoam cups
24 store bought choc cupcakes unfrosted
2 bags of holiday red/green m&ms NO peanuts
Holiday napkins, plates and baby wipes (makes for easy clean up)
I will make holiday chex mix
Thank you in advance for making the winter party a success!
Anita Filardo
Isabella's mom

English/Language Arts

Students practiced identifying the main idea this week while reading Revolution and Rights. They analyzed a paragraph of the text by highlighting the key words in each detail sentence. Looking at the highlighted text helped students to recognize repeated words and synonyms. Then students were able to use these words to create a sentence describing the main idea.

Students have been working hard revising their memoirs. Several students have done an outstanding job rewriting sections of their memoirs to be more descriptive. Others have focused on expanding the essay portions of the paper - introduction and conclusion - by delving into their messages.


We're finishing up our Multiplying Decimals Unit this week. During the beginning of next week, we'll review the chapter and focus on solving multi-step word problems. Our test will be on Wednesday.

Social Studies

The French and Indian War set the stage for the United States Revolutionary War. Students learned how Britain implemented taxes on the colonists in an effort to pay the war debt; however, this led to very angry colonists and created cooperation among the colonies.


Students reviewed the weather instruments this week by playing a matching game. They also learned about human impact on the water cycle including use of groundwater, irrigation, building of dams, and recreational activities.

Next Week's Specials Calendar:

Monday, Dec. 8 - Day 2: PE

Tuesday, Dec. 9 - Day 3: Art

Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Day 4: Library

Thursday, Dec. 11 - Day 1: Music

Friday, Dec. 12 - Day 2: PE

Upcoming Events:


12/8- PTA Exec Board meeting

12/9 - Strings Concert 3:30pm

12/11 - Exchange City field trip

12/11- All Pro Dads 7:00 am (library)

12/11- LO Chipotle Night

12/19- Winter Parties, 2:05-2:45/1st Sem. Ends

12/22-1/5 Winter Break


1/5- NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)

1/6- School resumes & 3rd Quarter begins

1/7- CiCi’s Pizza Night, 4:30-8:00 pm

1/8- All Pro Dads 7:00 am (library)

1/13- PTA General Meeting 7:00 pm

1/16 - Grade Cards go home

1/22- Family Trivia Night

1/19- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Day

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Contact Information:

Laura Perryn

(816)736-5600 x.2637