News From Mrs. C

Our class news for the week of April 29th-May 3rd

Tidbits From the Teacher

Hello Everyone!

I'm going to keep my notes to a minimum so you can concentrate on the important stuff in the "Dates to Remember" section!!

Mrs. Marvin took some super cute pictures of the class during the Kona Ice treats courtesy of our awesome PTA! They'll be your treat for reading to the bottom of the page today!!

Things to Return/Remember:

-HW due Monday

-Orders for CARNIVAL punch cards

-Library Books

Dates to Remember

April 29th: No more charging meals in the cafeteria-students must have money!

May 1st: Early Release day & last day to get carnival tickets early

May 3rd: Carnival 5-8 pm (Parent volunteers are needed so see link below!!)

May 3rd: last day to check out library books for the year

May 7th: Volunteer Luncheon (Click link for invitation to join us for lunch!)

What We'll Be Learning...

Math- We will be working on multiplication and division for the next two weeks. We plan on giving students a pre-test to see who understands the basic concepts of multiplication. Students who are ready for more, will be working from a menu of multiplication activities by mid week.

**What you can do at home: Ask your child to explain what he/she is learning about multiplication to you.

Social Studies- We will begin our economic unit. We'll be learning about wants & needs, goods and services, then seeing how a natural resource can be turned into a finished product that others can purchase and use.

**What you can do at home: Ask your child to identify whether things you are buying are a good (food, objects) or a service (pedicure, haircut,...)

Writing- We are beginning a research project that ties in with reading. Everyone will be researching about an animal and gathering information this week.

What you can do at home: Find out what animal your child is researching at school and see if you can find more information about the animal using books or the internet (be sure the site you visit is a trusted source).

Reading- We will finish up our main idea work and use this time to read and find out information about an animal for our research projects.

What you can do at home: See notes in writing.

Spelling/Handwriting- We will work on the hard C/soft C and the hard G/soft G sounds in spelling this week. We are almost finished with our handwriting books for the year!

What you can do at home: If you notice your sweetie not gripping a writing tool correctly, gently tell them to "check your grip." I have other tricks if you need help with this. Just email me and let me know!

Spelling is also coming along. Students should really know what vowels and consonants are. They should be able to point out patterns studied in words read during reading times.

What you can do at home: Ask your child what spelling rules he/she is studying. Can he/she talk to you about the words being sorted?

Class Wish List

The class has requested:

-smelly stickers - Thank you McKenna and Caroline for bringing us smelly stickers!!

-We really need one more bottle of Germ-X for the year and 3-4 boxes of tissues. We are out of both!

Let's Wear Our Class Shirts Every Friday!!