Pleasant Valley School

May and June Newsletter

News from Miss Sheets

I can’t believe it, our last full month of school! Before we know it, it will be summer vacation. Last day of school is June 10th. Thank you for another great year!


Here are a few things you need to know before the end of the year. Our end of the year field trip will be on June 3rd - 4th. I will be sending home information soon with our itinerary.


Mark your calendars and let family know that our End of Year Celebration and Kindergarten Graduation will be June 10th at 4:00 followed by cookies and ice cream.


Happy Birthday to our Summer birthday students!

Looking Back

Earth Day - Lost Prairie Road Clean-up Project

Fantastic! 13 bags of trash and 10 miles of road cleaned this year!
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School Events

Highlights - Keep an eye on the calendar.

May 19 - Beginner Band Festival - Concert: 5:30 at West Valley School

May 30 - No School: Memorial Day

June 3-4 - End of Year Field Trip

June 10 - Last Day of School and End of Year Celebration

What Are We Learning?

Kindergarten

Math

Unit 5: Numbers 11−100: Teen Numbers, and Counting by 1s and 10s

Unit 6: Measurement: Comparing Length, Height, and Weight


Reading

UNIT 5 THEME: Outside My Door

  • Essential Question: What can we learn from the weather?
  • Reading Workshop: Read informational text and understand the elements.
  • Phonics: Review alphabet sounds
  • High Frequency Words: Week 1) be, saw, our; Week 2) eat, soon, walk; Week 3) who, into, there; Week 4) so, out, then; Week 5) new, too, when; Week 6) no, say, under


Science

Unit 6 - Environments

Essential Question: How do plants and animals change their environment?


Arts

In art, we are working on printing. In music, we are starting Chapter 6: Fa, Sol, La.

1ST GRADE

Math

Unit 5: Length: Comparing, Ordering, and Measuring

Unit 6: Geometry: Analyzing, Composing, and Partitioning Shapes


Reading

UNIT 5 THEME: Beyond My World

  • Essential Question: How do the seasons affect us?
  • Reading Workshop: Read informational text and understand the elements of the genre.
  • High Frequency Words: Week 1) would, buy, people, about, write; Week 2) once, done, water, wash, upon; Week 3) sentence, off, because, laugh, open; Week 4) move, learn, eight, house, only; Week 5) today, warm, years, should, would; Week 6) mother, father, another, through, picture


Science

Topic 5 - Living Things

How do the parts of plants and animals help them?

Topic 6 - Parents and Offspring

How are parents and their young alike and different?


Arts

In art, we are working on printing. In music, we are starting Chapter 6: Fa, Sol, La.

2nd Grade

Math

Unit 5: Shapes and Arrays: Partitioning and Tiling Shapes, Arrays, Evens and Odds


Reading

UNIT 5 THEME: Our Incredible Earth

  • Essential Question: How does Earth change?
  • Reading Workshop: Read different kinds of informational text and understand their features and structures.
  • High Frequency Words: Week 1) heard, door, sure; Week 2) become, across, during; Week 3) hours, products, happen; Week 4) color, questions, area; Week 5) horse, problem, complete; Week 6) toward, against, numeral


Science

Topic 5 - Plants and Animals

Essential Question: What do plants and animals need to survive?

Topic 6 - Habitats

Essential Question: How do habitats support living things?


Arts

In art, we are working on printing. In music, we are starting Chapter 6: Fa, Sol, La.

4th Grade

Math

Unit 5: Geometry and Measurement: Figures, Classification, and Symmetry


Reading

UNIT 5 THEME: Features

  • Essential Question: Why is it important to understand our planet?
  • Reading Workshop: Know about different types of informational text and understand their features and structures.
  • Trade Book: Geology: The Study of Rocks - Due June 3, 2022
  • Unit Academic Vocabulary Words: amazed, boarder, consequence, label, preserve
  • Week 6 Project: Write an opinion article to state what type of storm or environmental event you think poses the greatest danger.


Science

Topic 7 - Structures and Functions

Essential Question: How do plant and animal structures support growth and survival?

Topic 8 - Human Body Systems

Essential Question: How can you model the interactions between human body systems?


Arts

In art, we are learning about printing. In music, we are working on our sheet music. Student's need to practice Jurassic Park and A Whole New World.

5th Grade

Math

Unit 4: Measurement, Data, and Geometry: Converting Units, Using Data, and Classifying Figures

Unit 5: Algebraic Thinking and the Coordinate Plane: Expressions, Graphing Points, Patterns and Relationships


Reading

UNIT 5 THEME: Systems

  • Essential Question: How do elements of systems change?
  • Reading Workshop: Know about different types of informational text and understand the features and structures.
  • Trade Book: Into the Volcano - Due June 3, 2022
  • Unit Academic Vocabulary Words: disturb, cycle, impact, composed, engineer
  • Week 6 Project: Create a public service announcement to persuade people to help the environment.


Science

Topic 7 - Patterns in Space

Essential Question: How do patterns change from day to day and season to season?

Topic 8 - Energy and Food

Essential Question: Where does food's energy come from and how is food used?

Topic 9 - Matter and Energy in Ecosystems

Essential Question: How can you model the interaction of living things in ecosystems?


Arts

In art, we are learning about printing. In music, we are working on our sheet music. Student's need to practice Jurassic Park and A Whole New World.

7th Grade

Math

Unit 6: Geometry: Solids, Triangles, and Angles

Unit 7: Probability: Theoretical Probability, Experimental Probability, and Compound Events


Reading

UNIT 5 THEME: Facing Adversity

Essential Question: How do we overcome obstacles?

Trade Book: Naya Nuki - Due June 3, 2022

Writing: Informative Essay - How can people overcome adversity in the face of overwhelming obstacles?


Science - Life Science

Topic 5 - Ecosystems

Essential Question: How are matter and energy cycled in an ecosystem?

Topic 6 - Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems

Essential Question: How do living and nonliving things affect one another?

Topic 7 - Genes and Heredity

Essential Question: How do offspring receive traits from their parents?


Arts

In art, we are learning about patterns. In music, we are continuing to work on our festival pieces. Festival is May 19th at West Valley School. Concert start time is 5:30. Following festival student's need to practice Flaming Arrow and Mechanical Monsters.