Ms. Stilwell's Monthly Update

Whats Happening in the EI Program

Important Dates to Remember

Late Start Wednesdays: 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Grade 4 MSTEP: 5/9 - 5/27 (each class tests 2x weekly until complete)

RO Junior Olympics: 5/11 @ 6:00pm at ROHS

Used Book Sale: 5/13 @ Keller

Grade 4 ROPL Trip: 5/16 @ 9:45am

Skydome Assembly: 5/19 @ Keller (by grade level)

Memorial Day Holiday: NO SCHOOL 5/30

Science Shenanigans

Learning about the Food Chain

Our students have been learning about the food chain in science. So far we have learned extensively about Producers and Consumers. Beginning this week we will be taking on Decomposers. Our students have done exceptionally well on all of the assessments and projects that have come along with this Unit. Take a look at our display below!!
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Scholastic Magazine AT HOME!!!

We LOVE to use the Scholastic News magazines in the classroom. They are so informative, have loads of great Common Core aligned activities to support the reading, and the videos/supplemental activities we have access to online provide even more info for the kids. Now you can access our Scholastic accounts at home! The app is available (free) on the App Store, as well as on tablets. Download the app, enter in the magazine code that you want to look at, and have fun. This is a great way to encourage the students to continue reading at home. The access codes for each magazine I have subscribed to are listed below:

Grade 1 - fangscrazy812

Grade 2 - clubsilly291

Grade 3 - HuskiesEI1516

Grade 4 - Huskies201516

Grade 5/6 - coachpuma969

Dynamath - sheeptiger182

Super Science - racersmart312

Storyworks - donutheart933

Preparing for the Summer

Every year, I am approached by parents in May/June and am asked the same wonderful question: What can I do to help my child stay on top of their academics over the summer?? I LOVE this question!! We all want what is best for our students, and to be fair, there is a certain amount of regression that is certainly bound to happen over the summer because the kiddos are just burned out and want a break (who can blame them??). So, in an effort to help parents AND minimize regression, I will be sending home a packet of work for the summer. Please note this is not a tremendous amount of work, but rather a small packet of simple grade level activities for your child to work on to keep their skills sharp, as well as to help with the transition to the next grade level. My recommendation is generally 1 page per day, 5 days a week (please note that each page could/should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to work on). These packets will go home the week before we get out of school. As always, if you have any questions about this or would like additional resources on top of what will be provided, I am happy to assist you with that,