Mrs. Seeley's Weekly Stats

May 2-6

Field Trip


Now that we are all developing into good readers our focus is on reading with expression. In order for children to become more fluent in their reading, they have to learn how to read with expression. This helps them to better understand and enjoy the text that they are reading. Many times children can get caught up in simply reading the text correctly, so as teachers and parents it is vital to show the importance of reading with expression. Learning to read with expression requires modeling and providing plenty of practice time. Here is a checklist to help with practicing reading with expression:

Reading with Expression Evaluation Checklist:
Pitch of voice rose and fell ___
Tone changed according to punctuation ___
Pacing sped up and slowed down ___
Phrasing made sense ___
Volume became loud and soft ___

Phonics - This week we will reveiw.


We will continue to write opinion pieces this week. Our goal is to include a good introduction sentence, three supporting reasons with details, and a closing sentence.


This week we will focus on place value, as well as, adding and subtracting multiples of ten.

Social Sciences

This week we will focus on maps and globes.

For Your Information

**Our cooking day will be Thursday, May 12. Please be looking for more information to come home this week. I am still looking for a few volunteers if anyone is available.

Returning students grades 1st-10th will begin online registration May 3rd. A link and code will be emailed to you after 4:00 PM on May 2nd. You will also find information at under online registration.

Registration is currently available for returning 11th-12th graders and new Kindergarten students. For more information contact 228-3782

Upcoming Events

  • May 9 - Paine PTO 10:00 AM
  • May 12 - Cooking Day - Look for info. to come home this week!
  • May 12 - Last day for lunch visitors
  • May 16 - TCS Board Meeting 6:00 PM
  • May 17 - Preschool Parent Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10

Foundational Skills: RF.1,2,3,4

Informational Text: RI.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Writing: W.1,2,5,6,7,8

Speaking and Listening: SL.1,2,3,4,5,6

Language: L.1,2,4,5,6

Math: OA.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 NBT.A.1,2,3,4,5,6 MD 1,2,3,4 G.1,2,3

Important Messages

May Lunch Reservations -

Twitter accounts:

Dr. Evans - @TCSElprincipal

Mrs. Schmitt - @betsyschmitt2

Dr. Jeter - @Painek5

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