News from Mrs. Drudy 04/11/2016

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What We're Learning in Language Arts

This Week's Story: The All-American Slurp

In this week's story, The All-American Slurp, the Lin family has just moved to America from China, and they find American table manners an amusing trial. But before long, the tables are turned, and the family has some realizations about American culture. This text just happens to be loaded with onomatopoeia. Be certain you ask your child what in the world onomatopoeia is.


This Week's Spelling Pattern: Easily confused words

Generalization: Some words are easily confused because they have similar

pronunciations and spellings: advise, advice.

1. proceed

2. precede

3. advise

4. advice

5. formerly

6. formally

7. further

8. farther

9. personal

10. personnel

11. immigrate

12. emigrate

13. college

14. collage

15. descent

16. dissent

17. persecution

18. prosecution

19. envelope

20. envelop

Challenge Words

21. complimentary

22. complementary

23. eminent

24. imminent

25. liable

26. libel

This spelling list addresses the following Indiana Academic Standard:

  • "Acquire and use accurately grade-level appropriate general academic and content-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression."

Bowling Incentive Trip

Students will be going to Harrison Bowling Lanes on Friday, April 15, 2016. While there is no cost for the bowling, students will need money for lunch. We will stopping at McDonald's and Taco Bell. Students will have the opportunity to choose which restaurant they'd like to visit. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to visit a candy shop. Permission slips were sent home with students on Thursday and must be returned by Wednesday, April 13th to Mrs. Lake.

Library News

Mrs. Frondorf has passed along several dates of interest.

April 15th: Vote for favorite Young Hoosier Book

April 18th-22nd: BOGO Scholastic Book Fair

April 29th: Last day to take A.R. quizzes to qualify for party

May 4th: Accelerated Reader party

May 6th: Last Day to check out library books

May 13th: All books due to library

United Way Student Drive Days

It’s that time of year again. Time to give back to the community by supporting the Mt. Carmel United Way Student Drive. Special theme days will be April 11-15. Each theme day costs $1 to participate. All money collected will be donated to the Franklin County United Way. All students are welcome to participate in any or all of our activities. We thank you in advance!

Tuesday, April 12- PJ Day

Comfort all day in your favorite Pajamas!

Wednesday, April 13- Be a Hero in Our Community

Students are welcome to dress like their hero. This can include super heroes, military, police officers, firefighters, nurses, or family members. Help support United Way by remembering our everyday heroes.

Thursday, April 14- Crazy Hair Day

Yep, let’s get crazy for United Way!

Friday, April 15- Beach Day

It’s getting close to summer so why not start early? Wear your favorite beachy attire…. sunglasses, hats, beach towels, Hawaiian shirts, sun dresses, beach wear (must be school appropriate). Please remember that this is also our field trip to the bowling lanes, so students may wish to forego participation in this day.

** Hallway Bucket Races***

Which hallway can fill their bucket or buckets with money? The hallway that fills their bucket with the most money will get a chance to have extra recess and popsicles! Hallway buckets will be placed in each hallway. Watch your bucket fill up as we make donations to United Way. Coins or bills can be placed in each bucket. Buckets will be collected Friday morning at 8:30.

To the Beach!

We are still in need of your help as we get ready for our Carnival on Friday, April 29th. I inadvertently listed that date as a Saturday in last week's newsletter. If you are willing to help, please send an item that goes along with our sixth grade basket theme: To the Beach!. Check out the list below to help you with ideas of things we could use in our basket! If you would rather donate money for us to purchase items to fill the basket, you may do that, too. We would like to have all donation items by April 25th, so we have time to put everything together for the Carnival. Thank you so much for being the amazingly supportive parents/guardians that you are!

Basket ideas:

  • Beach towels
  • Water toys
  • Picnic supplies
  • Outdoor games
  • Bubbles
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

These are only ideas, so take these suggestions and run with it. We sincerely appreciate all your help!

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:

United Way Student Drive Days April 11-15

Bowling Permission Slips Due April 13th

Field Trip to Harrison Bowling Lanes April 15th

MCS Drama Club Production Into the Woods Junior April 21st & 22nd @ 6:30

Carnival Friday, April 29th 5:30 p.m.