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May 13, 2016

Our Week of Learning

Reading: We have been adding skills to our interactive notebooks. This week we did mini-lessons on the elements of poetry, drama, stories, and point of view.

Writing: Student's are working on their cursive handwriting as well as wrapping up the biography reports they have written about their classmates.

Science: We are continuing our study of plants and trying to get outside in between the rain to observe plant growth.

Social Studies: This week we finished up our study of Chicago in preparation for our field trip next week. Students are also working on sketching a Chicago landmark of their choosing.

Math: Students are working on a math project called "A City of Shapes." Students are required to use their knowledge of area and perimeter to design a city.

Jeff Baron Author Visit

We really enjoyed our author visit with Jeff Baron on Wednesday. He talked to us about the elements of a good story and even gave us a sneak peek of his new book, Electro Pup!

Chicago Trip

Willis Tower

If you are available the afternoon of May 23rd and would like to join us for a portion of the trip you are welcome to meet us at the Willis Tower and noon. You would be required to purchase your own ticket up to the top, but we welcome any visitors!


The reason we cannot take all chaperones is because there is not enough room on the boat, however, the Willis Tower is open to everyone. We hope to see you there!


Field Trip

Our trip is scheduled for May 23. We will be sending more information regarding the itinerary four our trip next week. Please keep an eye out in take home folders for more information. We are looking forward to a great day!

Library Books

It is that time of the year again! Library books are due back to school by May 18th. Please have your child bring back any books that they have at home whether they belong to the school library or to our classroom library. For the remainder of the year I will no longer allowing books from our classroom library to come home. I am hoping we can end the year with the same number of books we started with! Thank you so much for you help in sending back books!!

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • Mon. May 16th - NIU STEM Assembly
  • Thurs. May 19th - One hour early dismissal at 1:15pm
  • Fri. May 20th - Sports Finale
  • Mon. May 23rd - Chicago Field Trip
  • Thurs. May 26th - Last Day of School