Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter
May 17, 2018
What is going on?
I give you back your children, the same children you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give them back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than they were then. Although they would of attained this growth in spite of me, it has been my happy privilege to watch their personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development, each new success, each new expansion of itself. I give them back reluctantly for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a classroom, we have grown closer, have become a part of each other and we shall retain a little of each other.
Ten years from now if we met on the street, your children and I, a light will spring to our eyes, a smile to our lips, and we shall feel a bond of understanding once more, this bond we feel today. We lived, loved, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on forever, but give them back I must. Take care of them for they are precious.
Remember that I shall always be interested in your children whoever they become. Their joys and sorrows I’ll be happy to share. Please call me if there is anything further I can ever do for them.
This and That-
Reading: We will be continuing our drama unit. We will be having play practice and making props. We will all be ready for Hollywood by the end of the week.
Writing: Students will use the RAFTS strategy to complete writing projects that have a specific role, audience, format, topic, and strong verbs..
Spelling and Grammar:
None this week.
Science: This week we will celebrate our favorite things we’ve learned in science through games, websites and reflection.
Math: Students will have some fun with end of the year math projects! We will complete a glyph that uses several math skills, play place value war, learn sudoku, and complete some logic challenges!
May 18: Yearbooks Arrive
May 23: 2nd Grade EOY recognition ceremony (invitations for students being honored will go out next week)
May 24: 2nd Grade EOY party- 9:00-9:40 on the track/playground. All parents invited!
May 25: 5th grade Flugtag
May 28: Memorial Day Holiday
May 29: Last Student Day (*Note change* Due to Bad weather make up)
I would like to have Student Appreciation Week the last full week of school (May 21 - May 25) to honor the wonderful students that fill our room.
I thought it would be exciting if we could do several activities that would make our last week together fun and memorable!
Here’s our schedule to put on the fridge:
Monday, May 21: Hats off to a great year! Wear your favorite hat (or crazy hair) and bring a Board Game (non-electronic). *All games must have child’s name visible to ensure each game goes home with to person who brought it.
Tuesday, May 22: Escape to a world of reading!! Wear your pajamas! You can bring a blanket, a small pillow, and a stuffed animal to enjoy a day of reading in our room! Don’t forget tennis shoes for recess. *Bring your yearbooks or memory books today to collect signatures from all your friends!* (Don’t have a yearbook or memory book? We’ll make one in class)
Wednesday, May 23: You’ve been amazing sports all year long!! Don’t forget to bring your outdoor toys today for your extra recess (Frisbees, footballs, chalk, etc.). Wear your favorite team jersey or class shirt!
Thursday, May 24: Party Day! & Bubbles, Oh MY! Party at 9:00-9:40 in the morning and then bubble day in the afternoon! It doesn’t get better than that. Bring your bubbles and bubble toys – I’ll bring the bubble gum!!
Friday, May 25: Let’s pop into summer! Fun Friday and a movie in the afternoon! I’ll provide the popcorn! (We will be going outside to watch 5th grade’s Flugtag in the morning so bring your sunglasses!)
Thanks a bunch!