Galaxy 26 Gazette

News from Miss Hensley's Class

April 14, 2016

News and Information

Wax Museum Costumes- need to be here Monday, April 18 at the latest! (unless you've let me know - i.e.- you're renting, it's being shipped, etc).


Wax Museum Speeches- Keep practicing these at home!



Accelerated Reader: Last day to earn points for prizes is April 29.


Field Trip Permission Slip and Money

Please return the permission slip and money for the May 13 field trip to the Children’s Museum as soon as possible. Chaperon names will be drawn on Monday, April 18- so if you are interested in going, you must have your slip to me by that date! Your child will need a sack lunch on this day. Please don’t send pizza or nacho lunchables or pop as we will be eating on the bus on the way home. Thank you!


Outdoor recess - As spring is approaching please continue to send warm coats with your child. Our morning recess is still cold, even though it warms up later in the day.

Reading

We continued our unit on cause and effect. We continue to practice fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension each day.


Reading Homework - Practice Wax Museum Speech!!!!!

Math

  • estimating area
  • finding area using 1" color tiles
  • acting out and drawing pictures for equal groups stories
  • writing number sentences for equal groups stories

English and Writing

We continued to review expository writing by starting to write biographies of a classmate.


English: finding where capital letters are needed at the beginning of sentences, capitalizing proper nouns: names of people, places, holidays, brand names, using periods and question marks correctly,

Spelling Words

chief

shield

field

relief

belief

piece

believe

thief

thieves

shriek

yield

priest

Data Binders- Look for them Monday!

Homework Helps and Hints

If you have ipads, tablets, phones, or a home computer you can take advantage of some great apps that are fun and educational. These apps are great for summer learning and for reviewing current skills. For the last few weeks of the school year I will be giving you the names of some apps that might be helpful and fun for your child. Some of them are free, others have a minimal cost starting at $0.99. All of these apps can be found on the App Store for Apple devices. I’m sure you can find them on other sites for other brands as well. Happy free shopping! If you find a good app, please pass it along to me and I’ll share it in the next newsletter.

· ABC- Magnetic Alphabet Phonics Lite

· Spelling City

· Sentence Maker

· Smarty Pants School

· Language Adventures Quiz Game Show

· Kids Discover (Galaxies is free)

· Meteor Math

· WWF Together (World Wildlife Foundation

Important Events

April

15 No school- unless needed for make up day

21 Wax Museum 12:30-2:30 Converse Gym

22 No school- unless needed for make up day

29 No school- unless needed for make up day

20 Midterms Posted in Skyward


May

4 2nd Grade Track Meet

13 2nd Grade Field Trip- Indianapolis Children's Museum

18 Field Day (rain date - May 20)

26 Last Student Day/ End of 4th Quarter


June

1 Report cards mailed home