Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

April 20th, 2017

What is going on?

Writing: We will begin drafting a persuasive paper for our PBL project. We will include 3 reasons and support for our opinion on the following question:

“Is a zoo a good educational tool?”

Spelling Words and Grammar: fall, find, hold, must, those, think, probably

This week in grammar we will review parts of speech that we covered this year. (Noun, Verb, Pronoun and Adjective)

Reading: This week we will be focusing on read like a third grader comprehension. We will have our district benchmark in Reading and Writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will also be researching about animal habitats.

Math: This week, we will begin preparing for our upcoming benchmark at the beginning of May. Students will review all math concepts learned this year using a variety of activities and games. The math benchmark will take place in the morning on May 2nd and 3rd, so please make sure your child is at school and on time!

Science: Continuing with our study on animals, students will observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs such as fins help fish move and balance in the water. They will identify factors in the environment, including temperature and precipitation, that affect growth and behavior such as migration, hibernation, and dormancy of living things.

PBL: How can we use the characteristics of animals to create the best habitat to help them survive?

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having our end of the year benchmark for reading comprehension and writing. Please remind our kids to use their reading and writing strategies. Please give them lots of rest and a good breakfast. Thank you!

"Just saying thank you will never repay your kindness."

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, all the love that was shown to me this week with my birthday and teacher appreciation! I could get used to this spoiling! What is going on next week??? I am so grateful for my class this year! It is going to be very hard to say goodbye!

We are starting our next PBL about Zoo habitats. I will need shoe box donations. Each student will need to bring in one box. If you have any extra boxes, please send in extras. Yeah! Good excuse to go shoe shopping!

April 28th K-2 Assembly

May 19th Full School Assembly

May 29th Memorial Day- No School

Come to the talent show this Friday, April 21st, and support student council and our DI globals team (#sommersuperstallion6) at the same time!

For an admission price of just $2, you will get to see some of Sommer's best talent. The show is from 5-7:30.

Our first ever globals DI team will be selling pizza, water, and candy with all proceeds to help fund their trip to Knoxville, Tennessee in May. They hope to collect enough funds so that their entire team can go and compete against teams from all over the world. They will even have a donation bucket out on the concession table.

Please bring cash!

Former Sommer Stallion Senior Walk - Class of 2017

Sommer parents - do you have a senior that attended Sommer Elementary or are you a neighbor of a former Sommer Stallion Senior? Sommer will host a “senior walk” on May 18th. High school students will load buses and leave McNeil High School at 9:30am and will return to McNeil from Sommer at 11:30am wearing their graduation cap and gown. While at Sommer, our former Stallions will walk through the Sommer hallways with current students cheering them on like a parade.Contact Debi Casso at McNeil or Heather Solis at Sommer for more information.

If your child participated in the Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages reading program, a ticket was delivered to your child’s teacher and were sent home on Wednesday. Please note that the free ticket is only valid through June 30, 2017, while the promotional coupon attached is valid through September 17, 2017. Congratulations to our Waves of Pages readers!

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Have a good weekend!