Rhino Report

May 2022

Important Dates:

  • May 5th- Meet your Teacher 5-6PM

  • May 11th- Late Start 9:30

  • May 20th- Kindergarten Graduation

  • May 23rd- QTR 4 Awards Assembly

  • May 24th- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL/FUN DAY

Kindergarten- Mrs. Slattery, Mrs. Del Real, Mrs. Vigil, Mrs. Blackburn

Math Update


  • Know numbers and number names & count sequence.

  • Count to tell the number objects.

  • Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundation with place value.

  • Counting to 100 by ones, and tens to recognize a growths pattern.

  • Fluently add and subtract within 5.

  • Work with “teen numbers” in base 10 operations.

  • Revisit 2D/3D shapes.

ELA Update

  • Work on asking & answering questions about key details of a text. Also, practice retelling a story including key details, and major events. Work on identifying character, setting, and major events of a story.

  • Count and segment syllables in spoken words. Practice the long and short sounds for vowels; a, e, i, o, u


Sight Words: Review all sight words.


Quarterly Reading Goal

Continue reading together at home to help your child meet their reading goal.

1st Grade- Miss Theis, Mrs. Hanson, Mrs. Burkhart, Mrs. Veeder, Ms. Tabor, Mrs. Huck

Math Update

  • Place value-add/subtract multiples of 10 (within 100)

  • Adding/subtracting two-digit numbers (within 100)

  • Word problems


ELA Update

  • Opinion writing

  • Identifying and retelling key details in informational texts

  • Learning about cultures


Quarterly Reading Goal

Read two books this month.

2nd Grade- Mrs. VanArsdale, Mrs. Hessman, Mrs. Towry, Ms. Montes

Math Update
  • Math Module 8- Time, shapes, and fractions.

  • Practice telling time at home, AM/PM

  • Practice mental math and start practicing multiplication facts over the summer!




ELA Update

* ELA Focus: Compare/Contrast two or more versions of the same story.

* Main topic, character response, text features

* Writing focus: Opinion Writing

* Phonics focus: aw, au, augh, inflected endings, abbreviations




Reading Goal

No reading goal sent home. Continue to Read 20 minutes minimum each night.


* Sign up for the free summer reading program at the public library.

3rd Grade- Mrs. Cook, Miss Cox, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Gutierrez

Math Update


  • Please continue practicing your multiplication facts.

  • We will continue exploring geometric shapes and perimeter.

  • Students will practice decomposing and composing four digit numbers.



ELA Update

Please have your child practice reading fluently..

We will continue exploring informational texts about the parts of government.

Students will create an opinion and support it about the government.

Ask your child what they have learned about the branches of government.


Quarterly Reading Goal-

Your child ’s reading goal will be communicated with you by their teacher.

4th Grade- Ms. Batman, Miss Wiswell, Mrs. Estrella, Mrs. Hiers, Mrs. Guerrero

Math Update
  • We will be working on the unit on decimals. Ask your child how to convert fractions to decimals

  • We will also work on customary measurement including time, distance, capacity, weight, and conversions between them. Be sure to work with your child measuring things around the house to practice these skills.



ELA Update

We will move into unit 4 module A this month. This unit looks at elements of a narrative story such as characters, theme, problem/solution, and events. As writers we will use these elements to write an original story. Ask your child to identify these elements in the books they are reading.


Quarterly Reading Goal

Fourth quarter goals will be due by Monday May 23th.


  • 2 fiction chapter books on level

  • 2 nonfiction books on level

5th Grade- Mrs. Irsik, Miss Bacon, Mrs. Botello, Miss Bradshaw

Math Update

  • Module 6

  • Coordinate grid system

  • Reviewing 5th Grade Standards


ELA Update

In the month of May, we will be working with informational and fictional text regarding exploration in texts such as Explorers: Triumphs and Troubles and Pedro’s Journal. For writing, students will be asked to write opinion pieces based on positive and negative aspects of exploration to coincide with the texts read in class.


Quarterly Reading Goal

  • One fiction book report

  • One nonfiction book report

  • One personal choice book report

Music- Miss Corwin and Mrs. Bennett

Kinder- When you’re at home, how do you use your Four Voices? (Sing, Whisper, Speak and Shout)


1st-5th Grade- Based on what your child enjoyed musically this year, what would they like to do musically in the future?

Physical Education- Mr. Hobbs and Mr. Rogers

Kickball Unit/End of Year Activities

Library- Mrs. Fairbank

Kinder-5th- Keep reading this summer and check out the Dodge City Public Library Summer Reading Program!

Student Support Services- Ms. Alarcon

Hello, Ross Families


What a journey this year has been! We will reflect on the skill gained throughout the school year and continue to explore skills necessary for careers. Future planning will be the key during the month of May. Have a great summer everyone!


alarcon.erica@usd443.org

School Psychologist- Mrs. Millershaski

Autism Early Signs


· Hysterics

· Prefers to play alone

· Sensitive to loud noises

· Tip-toeing

· Avoiding eye contact

· Ignoring danger

· Delayed speech development

· Aversion to touch

· Child does not respond to name


If you have concerns regarding your child’s development, please reach out to your child’s principal or teacher. We are here to help.