Elephant Classroom News
May 1, 2016
Mother's Day Tea
Thursday, May 5th, 8:15am
Livermore Valley Charter School, Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA, United States
Save the Dates:
Monday 5/2: Art due to Ms. Modrich mounted and labeled if your child turned in a form to submit art for the Alameda County Fair
Thursday 5/5: Mother's Day Tea (Our classroom, Room 9-103) at 8:15
Testing kickoff assembly, students wear yellow
Friday 5/6 and Monday 5/9: Miss Rowen will be out of the classroom for a family wedding! We have Mrs. Llyod as a substitute for the class both days. Centers, homework, and other routines will continue as usual :)
Wednesday 5/11: TVLC townhall meeting. Mrs. Aderman will provide more info about the TBA time and location.
5/25: Open House 6:00-8:00 PM
6/3: End of the Year BBQ
6/8: Volunteer Tea
6/16: Last Day of School
What We're Learning in 9-103:
Grammar: We are continuing to review skills learned throughout the year including parts of speech, possessive nouns, using commas and punctuation appropriately, and much more! We are also working on superlative and comparative (big, bigger, biggest).
Writing: We wrapped up our Cinderella students and with the help of some incredible parent volunteers (thank you Mrs. Garrett, Mrs. Gresham, and Mrs. Vidnovic) put together our Cinderella books! The students are so excited to share these with you at Open House later this month!
Reading: We have been hard at work on the very difficult skill of making inferences. Students are practicing using clues from the text plus their schema (what they already know) to make inferences. We have been practicing this skill in our book club groups. Additionally, we have had lots of fun watching Pixar shorts that do not have any dialogue and using the clues to make inferences about what is happening in the short (3-5 minute) films.
Thematic Unit: We will be beginning our last major unit of the school year next week which is Dinosaurs! We will kick off the unit by exploring what is a dinosaur, exploring the different periods in which dinosaurs lived, and investigating the differences between carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Later in the month, students will have the opportunity to research and report back to the class on a specific dinosaur.