Collins' Corner

May 9, 2016

Important Dates

May 13 - MAP Testing (reading)

May 20 - MAP Testing (math)

May 23 - 8:30 a.m. - End of the Year Celebration in our classroom (parents are invited)

May 24 - Field Day

MAP Testing

As you are aware, we will be taking MAP again on May 13th and May 20th. Here are the links to websites your child can practice on at home:

I have told the class that whatever time they spend on these sites can count towards their 30 minutes of reading homework. They will also be bringing home their scripts in order to memorize their lines for our play. This time can also count towards their 30 minutes of reading homework.

Language Arts

  • This will be our last week for spelling. The spelling pattern this week is the suffix tion, as in subtraction and motion.
  • We are continuing to work on dictionary skills and how to use guide words, as well as reading poems and looking at parts of a poem.
  • In writing, we are planning an ABC book about second grade.


We will have our last fact test of the year this week. Please continue to help your child practice these facts so they will be prepared for third grade.

We have started our geometry unit in math. This week we will be discussing the different types of angles, how to calculate perimeter, and three dimensional shapes.


We are working on taking notes and doing animal research, and we are discussing how animals are classified (fish, insects, mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Field Day – May 24, 2016

Grades K-2 - 9:00 am to 11 am

FIELD DAY IS COMING! Students look forward to this day ALL YEAR LONG! This fun day is filled with lots of fun activities! In fact, there are 24 activities that your child will be able to enjoy on Field Day!



Each classroom will provide volunteers to work at one station during the 9 – 11 am Field Day time. Would you please help make this day a success by volunteering?

Our class station is Hot Shots and we need 4 volunteers. If all the slots are filled for our station, please consider signing up to be a PE Floater for grades K – 2. PE Floaters help in other places to make the day a success. You can sign up to be a station volunteer or to be a PE floater by clicking on the following link:

Field Day Volunteer Sign Up


Due to the large number of students who will be participating in the activities of Field Day, we request that only those who are volunteering attend the field day events and that younger children not accompany volunteers.

If you are unable to come to school to volunteer and would like to contribute to the success of the day, please consider donating a case of water for our students on field day.

Dance Marathon

The D5 Dance Marathon is coming up in just over a week! LMES only has 5 team members. We can do better! To sign up, students may go online to register or sign up with Mrs. Hardage to participate. The cost is $5 to join the team, $10 to join and receive a D5 Dance Marathon t-shirt.




Two years ago, we earned the award for the highest team membership for elementary schools. Let's keep it that way!