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Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing spring break! I am so excited to have our class back together, and I have loved hearing stories from the students about all of their spring break adventures.Feel free to share your pictures from spring break 2016 on Twitter with the hashtag #CLXSpringBreak. I look forward to seeing your updates!

We are in the final stretch before EOG testing in May. We are 37 school days away from "the tests" with 2 of those being spent in Raleigh and 1 of those being field day. You can help prepare your child by making sure they are on time to school each day, they have eaten a balanced breakfast or are prepared to get food in the cafeteria, they are well rested each day and have all of their materials. You can also help by encouraging students to build stamina and endurance at home by reading silently in one space for extended periods of time.

Next week we head to Raleigh on Thursday morning (please be here by 6:30am!!!) and will return on Friday evening! Students will get their room assignments on Friday afternoon of this week. These room assignments are set in stone and we cannot change them.

Important Dates and Reminders!

Thursday April 7th, 2016- PTO Meeting 6 pm at the Burton Street Community Center- (only Thurs. meeting)

April 14th-15th, 2016- 4th Grade Field Trip to Raleigh

Saturday April 16th, 2016- 5:30 pm ACS Foundation fundraiser Celebration of Champions - get tickets here!

Monday April 18th, 2016- Last Day of Spring After School Arts

Monday April 18th, 2016- Individual and Group Picture Day

Thursday April 28th, 2016- Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm

Friday April 29, 2016- Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm

Saturday April 30, 2016- Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 1st, 2016- Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 1:30 am

Raleigh Update

We set sail to Raleigh on Thursday morning of next week, the 14th of April. Please know that coming home TODAY will be a packing list, itinerary and medication form.

If your child needs to take or might need to take medication with them on the Raleigh trip you MUST have this form signed by a doctor and turn in with the appropriate medication to Ms. Locke or Ms. Lotter, hopefully prior to the trip. This information was shared at the parent meeting the week prior to spring break. If you have questions about what is considered a medication, please contact me.

Students will not be permitted to use technology on the trip. There will be no texting to check in, calling (they do get to call one time before bed), social media, apps, music or other things that students can do on cell phones or tablets. We do this in order to protect all students and ensure that students are actively engaged in their trip. If you would like updates about how the trip is going, please follow us on Twitter at @CLXMsQuinn. I will post when we arrive, pictures and updates as we journey through NC History and Science!

Classroom Needs

Snack for the class

Dry Erase markers

Volunteer Sign Up

If you are interested in volunteering in our classroom, sign up by adding your name to the Google sheet.


Thank you for your support!

Peek at the Week

Reading: In Daily Five we will continue using our packets to help us track our choices and stay organized throughout the week. So far our class has done a great job of putting first things first and being proactive about planning ahead! Students may choose from Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work (on Wonderopolis), Read to Someone, and Listen to Reading. Students must do one round of Read to Self every day. Students must choose Work on Writing three times a week.

This week we will be doing a mini unit on writing paragraphs.

Writing: We will be continuing our creative writing narrative unit. This week we will be writing an imagined narrative of a "silly" class field trip.

Math: This week we will continue our decimals unit. Students are placed in flexible groups for this unit, based on individual learning preferences determined though a pre-assessment we completed earlier.

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!"