Miss Krueger's Newsletter

For April 27, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Notes from Miss Krueger

Last week was a great week! HUGE thanks to our chaperons from our field trip: Mr. and Mrs.Nuon, Mrs.Ward, Mrs.Duffy, and Mrs.Jefferson. You guys ROCK! If you have any good pictures from the trip, please e-mail them to me! I'd like to put a bunch of those pictures in a newsletter to recap our time at the aquarium. :)

A few things for this week:

  • This is the last week of Milestone and SPG testing. Friendly reminder that there are no parent visitors and volunteers allowed in the building for the duration of the week. :)
  • Friday Folders did not come home with all of the chaos of a field trip on Friday- there was not much in them, so they will be sent home again this Friday with two weeks worth of conduct. :)
  • Kindergarten registration is May 7th. If you have rising Kindergarteners, please make sure to plan to be here next Thursday to register your child in the best school around! :)
  • Please be sure to read the Mighty Oak for updates regarding lunch balances and charges for the end of the year!
  • Students will now be allowed only ONE book from the media center for the remainder of the year. If your student has any lost books, any fines paid by May 8th!

Things to Look Forward to This Week:

  • Science: Life cycles and dioramas
  • Reading: Character Traits and Personality Traits (The One and Only Ivan)
  • Math: Finishing Arrays
  • Read Aloud: The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Word Work: co- and mot- words (cowrite, copilot, costar, coworker, coauthor, motor, motive, motion, motorcycle, motorboat)
  • Writing: Elements of a Narrative- Beginning unguided narrative writing

Tests and Quizzes this Week:

Tuesday: Math SPG (No preparation needed)
Wednesday: Math Unit Test 2

  • Identify a pentagon, quadrilateral, square, rectangle, triangle, and cube
  • Be able to count the number of faces and/or edges of a 3D shape
  • Determine whether a shape is partitioned into equal or unequal pieces
  • Be able to partition a rectangle into any number of rows
  • Identify shapes that have been partitioned into halves, thirds, or fourths.
  • Be able to make two different representations of one amount of change (for example: two different ways to make 36 cents would be 3 dimes and 6 pennies, or 36 pennies)
  • Determine how much change is present in terms of cents when the word problem tells you how many of each coin is present (For example, 3 dimes, 1 nickel, and 4 pennies is equal to 39 cents)