Mrs. Blake's Blossoms

North Bay Haven Charter Elementary

May 9-13, 2016

Thank You!

Ms. Cargal and I want to express our gratitude for your kindness and generosity during Teacher Appreciation Week. We were overwhelmed by the kind words, flowers, cards, food, and other gifts from the students and families. Everyone made us feel so special throughout the week. Thank you all very much!

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day Song

The students wrote a Mother's Day song in music class. The following video is them singing the song as a gift to all their mothers. We hope you enjoy the song.


You're so kind, Mom.

You give me food.

Provide my clothes and tuck me in.

You take me swimming and to the park.

Help with my homework after dark.

The students also made some gifts for their mothers. Make sure to check you child's folder in case they forget to give them to you!

Happening This Week

The Kindergarten Field Trip to Shipwreck Island is Wednesday, May 11. Chaperones should be at Shipwreck by 9:00 a.m. We will eat lunch at the water park and leave at 12:00 noon to return to the school.

The Spring Carnival will be held on Friday, May 13, 4-8 p.m. Please plan to attend and also volunteer to help with our class booth - Sno-Cones.

Dates to Remember

  • Field Trip to Shipwreck Island – Wednesday, May 11
  • Spirit Day and Sno-Cones – Friday, May 13 & Friday, May 20
  • Spring Carnival – Friday, May 13, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • End of Year Celebration / Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, May 25
  • Field Day – Friday, May 27
  • Memorial Day / NO SCHOOL – Monday, May 30
  • Last Day of School / Half Day (Early Release) – Thursday, June 2

What We Are Learning This Week:

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Language Arts

Wonders Unit 10: Thinking Outside the Box

Week 1: Problem Solvers

Essential Question: What Can Happen When We Work Together?

Phonemic Awareness:

Phoneme Identity

Phoneme Blending

Phoneme Substitution

Phonics: /ū/u_e

Oral Vocabulary: decide, opinion, grateful, ragged, marvel

Listening Comprehension:

Genre – Fantasy

Strategy – Make, Confirm, and Revise Predictions

Skill – Plot: Sequence

Category Words: Question Words

Handwriting: u_e words

Writing Trait: Question Words

Grammar: Pronouns


High-Frequency (Sight) Words: good, who

High-Frequency (Sight) Words Review: I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, he, with, is, little, she, was, for have, of, they, said, want, here, me, this, what, help, too, has, play, where, look, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, pink, brown, black, purple, white, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten


Calendar Math: Counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, months of the year, days of the week, patterns, tally marks

Pearson: Topic 16 – Analyzing, Comparing and Composing Shapes

Social Studies / Science

Good Citizens

Team Work
Sea Life

Spelling Words

-ub Word Family: cub, tub, sub, hub, rub