Mrs. Gibson's News

Week 32: May 2-6, 2016

We're Going on a Study Trip!

Our class will be traveling to Ritchey Woods for our final study trip on Wednesday, May 4th.

We will be talking about the differences in the woods from Fall to Spring.


Every child will need to bring a completely disposable lunch and drink (no soda). Your child will also need to bring their snack to school this day. Please pack these separately so that your child does not have their snack with them on the field trip.


I sent home an email earlier in the week stating if you were selected or not for this trip. Thank you to all that signed up to attend, however, I was only able to select 2. **All chaperones must ride the bus and have an updated background check on file with the office.

Building a Garden

Next week we will begin building our TCE garden!!! I am looking for some parent volunteers who are not afraid to get dirty to come and help us! We are hoping to head out to begin building from 2:15-3:30 on Tuesday afternoon (May 3rd). As of now, the weather looks great! Any takers? You will be working with small groups of students. Students will be practicing hammering & removing nails from scrap wood, screwing screws (with screw drivers & drills) into wood, helping assemble the garden, and drawing before and after pictures. If this sounds like something you'd like to help with, please email me!


Thanks so much for considering! As always, a background check and anti-bullying webinar are required!

Lemonade Week

4th grade will be selling lemonade for $.50 a cup the week of May 9th. A permission slip will be coming home on Monday. Your child will have the opportunity to purchase a cup of lemonade each day if they bring in their money and signed permission slip. This is totally optional and the money raised will go to charities of the 4th grade's choice. Again be on the look out on Monday for your child's permission slip if you are interested.

Spirit Week Next Week

To have some fun during teacher appreciation week (May 2-6), a Spirit Week will take place!

Monday - PJ Day

Tuesday - Wear Cardinal Red

Wednesday - Wear Yellow or Hawaiian Shirt

Thursday - Wear Green or a Crazy Hat

Friday - TCE Spirit

Needed for our Inventor's Box

Any items are appreciated! If it can be recycled, we likely will use it to create something!


  • tape
  • empty water/soda bottles
  • paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • small boxes
  • buttons
  • pipe cleaners
  • rubber bands
  • play-doh

Yearbooks

Just a reminder that the front office is now taking late yearbook orders. The price is $20, payable to TCE PTO. Your name will be placed on a waiting list once payment is received. Yearbooks will be distributed in late May.

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - Review of all reading skills

Grammar - compound words

Math addition with 2 digit numbers

Writing - Poetry

Spelling Sight Words - sit, which, boy, same, down

***Spelling test on Friday, May 6th

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - PE

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Study Trip

Thursday - PE

Friday - Music and Library

Mark Your Calendar!

May 3 - Garden Building Day

May 4 - Study Trip to Ritchey Woods

May 20 - Field Day

May 26- Last Student Day of the year