Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

April 6, 2017

What is going on?

Writing: Students will write their own how to procedural text based on a topic of interest.

We will continue our editing and revising review, and learn skills to answer multiple choice questions about grammar.

Spelling Words and Grammar: brown, change, face, hard, might, read, ten, yes


Reading: We will begin our unit, “Read Like a Third Grader”. In this unit, we teach strategies strong readers use to comprehend and answer questions about a selection of text. These strategies include: numbering paragraphs, rereading the questions two times, and going back to the text to find evidence for an answer choice. These strategies will be used on the 2nd Grade Language Arts Benchmark in May.


Math: We will continue our unit on fractions. Students will learn to recognize and describe objects partitioned into halves, fourths, and eighths through various activities, problems, and concrete models. We will assess student learning at the end of the week.


Science: We are continuing studying plants and their structures. Students will identify the basic needs of plants while observing, recording, and comparing how the physical characteristics of plants help them meet those basic needs. They will discover the parts of plants with some hands on experiments.


Supplies Needed- I am needing a two or three carnations and a head of romaine lettuce- Please let me know if you can donate. Thank you!

This and that-

Calendar-

April 7th- Carnival

April 14th Good Friday- No school

April 20th Zoo Field Trip


Volunteers needed for the Zoo Field Trip- All parents are welcome and needed! We would love to have you join us! I will send an email asking for Volunteer commitments as it gets closer to the date! One thing is so important! You must have your yearly background check complete and updated. The ladies in the office can help you get updated.


Our spring CARNIVAL is approaching quickly! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 7th from 4:30-7:30pm. Join your friends and get your all access wristband before March 31st to save $5 per band. We will have food trucks, games, many inflatables including the Hamster Balls, prizes, Trader Joe’s popcorn bar, Menchies Frozen Yogurt, Kona Ice, Games 2 U truck, petting zoo, face painting and MUCH MORE. There are two ways to order your wristband: Online at http://sommerpta.my-pta.org or using a gold form that will come home in your child’s Thursday folder. All wristband orders will be sent home in Thursday folders on April 6th. Full price wristbands will be available for purchase at the carnival. Wristbands must be purchased to participate in the games for prizes, use the inflatables and all other activities. Parents and children under 2 years of age are free.


Silent Auction has already started and ends Thursday, April 6th at 8pm. Go to www.32auctions.com/PSE2017. Create an account in less than 60 seconds and start bidding. Some items include teacher activities, gift cards from the League, The Melting Pot, Chick-Fil-A, Phil’s Ice House, Third Base, Blaze Pizza, Face to Face Spa, Adventure Kids Playcare, Target, The Rotten Bunch, Dream Dinners, Fire House Subs, Painting with a Twist, Aqua Tots, Waterloo Swimming, Pluckers, tickets to Disneyland, Ultimate Eye Care kids sports glasses, It Works products, hooded towels, and MUCH MORE! Check the flier that will come home with your student this week. You don’t want to miss it!

Have a great weekend!