Mrs. Wells' Reader

April 27th-May 1st

This Week's Focus

Reading-We are working on cause and effect, main idea, asking questions, determining important information while reading, and point of view.

Writing-The students will begin writing down interview questions that they will ask while on our field trip on May 1st. They will also be working on writing interview questions to submit to Ms. Dechant to possibly use later this year.

Social Studies- We will continue to look at wants versus needs, and then look at local businesses to determine if they fulfill a want or a need.

Math-We are learning about comparing different fractions using fraction strips, and work on placing fractions on a number line.

Fundations-Students will learn how to read and spell r-controlled syllables in isolation and when combined with other syllable types. They will also learn there is an exception to the r-controlled rule: If the r is followed by another r, the preceding vowel is often short. In the second week, they will learn additional sounds for ar and or. They will later learn that the 1-1-1 spelling rule applies to r-controlled words.

Upcoming Events

  • May 1st-Spirit Day-Tropical Day
  • May 1st-Urban Trail Field Trip
  • May 6th-Walk or Bike to school beginning at 7:15 am at Fuddruckers and Weaver Park
  • May 7th-Mid Term Reports go home
  • May 8th-3rd Grade's Mom and Me Breakfast beginning at 7:45 am in the classrooms
  • May 11th-Field Day for grades third through fifth
  • May 21st-Celebration of Learning and Potluck-Our class will be performing that night.

Celebration of Learning and Potluck

Our annual Celebration of Learning and Potluck will be Thursday, May 21st. I do know that our class is performing, but I am right now not sure of when. Closer to the date, Mr. Butler will be sending home information to our students where you will be able to let him know if your child can participate that evening. I wanted to let all of the parents know that I will not be there that evening. Ms. Then and I will be attending the Thanks to Teachers Banquet that evening at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park.

Field Trip

The third graders will be going on a field trip walking through Downtown Asheville on Friday, May 1st. The students will be conducting interviews at different businesses to learn about supply and demand, entrepreneurship, as well as wants and needs. Please fill out the permission slip as soon as possible, and have your child bring return it to school.

Wish List

We are in need for pencils. Any amount that can be donated would be greatly appreciated.