Mrs. Luther's News

Week 29: April 11-15th, 2016

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break spending time and making memories with your families! I am excited to spend the last few weeks of this school year with your children. We still have so much to learn!

Homework

The first grade team has decided to not assign "homework" when we return from spring break. We know that learning will continue to take place after school as kids are playing outside, collaborating with neighbors, or playing games as a family, but it will be not be in the form of a homework sheet to be turned in at the end of each week. We know that you will continue to make reading, practicing spelling and practicing math facts a part of your daily routine as a family, but there will no longer be a homework paper to complete and return.

A list of spelling/high frequency words will be sent home on Mondays, however there will not be formal spelling tests on Friday. Instead, spelling will be assessed through student writing and daily classroom work rather than an isolated quiz at the end of the week.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call!

Spring Book Fair

  • The Spring Book Fair is coming to TCE! It will be open Tuesday, April 12th – Friday, April 15th during the school days AND on Saturday, April 16th from 8:00-10:30 am during PTO’s Pancake Breakfast! Our class will shop the Book Fair on Wednesday, April 13th at 10:15 am. If you choose to send in money for your child to shop, send it in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and teacher. You are welcome to sign in at the office and shop with your child as well. **You must have a background check on file in the office if you wish to shop during the school day with your child. You must also have completed the anti-bullying training by watching video from HSE’s website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx.** You can also shop the Book Fair Online starting April 8th – 22nd! Just visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/thorpecreekelementaryschool. Thank you for supporting the library and reading in our school!

Classroom Donations

We could use the following items for our classroom to get us through the rest of the school year!


Goldfish Snacks

Pencils

Crayons

Glue Sticks


Thanks so much!

Save your Pop Tabs!

Mrs. Bousman's 3rd grade class is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Thank you to all who have already sent in tabs. Please continue to send your tabs!

Upcoming Curriculum

Reading - Poetry

Writing - Young Author Books

Math - Measurement and Fractions

Science/Social Studies - Super Scientists and Plants

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - PE

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Art and Book Fair Shopping

Thursday - PE

Friday - Music

Mark Your Calendar!

April 13 - Book Fair 10:15-10:45

April 15 - PTO Spirit Day - Luau Day

April 16 - TCE Pancake Breakfast 8:00 -10:30

May 20 - Field Day

May 26 - Last Day of School