Ms. Schmidt's Class News

April 20, 2015

Class News

Engineering and Technology Fair - Thursday, April 23rd - Please join us for this special STEM night.


UNCC NC Science Festival Event - http://ncsciencefestival.uncc.edu/

This sounds like a great event for families to attend!


Field Trip Permission Slip - Please return your child's permission slip and $5 fee for our field trip.


CAN FOOD DRIVE - Three of our second graders - Kaylin, Andrea, and Jordis - are organizing a can food drive for their Genius Hour Project. All food will be donated to the CCM food pantry. This food pantry directly benefits some of our students and their families at Coltrane Webb. The food drive will be on April 21st.


We are getting close to the summer and that means that students who rely on school breakfasts and lunch will need to find alternative sources for meals. Please support our students in their efforts to make sure that all kids have food to eat this summer!!


For More Information about CCM, click here

NoKidHungry.org


Photos- Please return your child's photos if you do not intend to purchase them. If you want to buy some, include your money and return the photos you don't want.


Report Cards - Report Cards have been delayed due to a county issue. Hopefully we will be able to send them home this week.


3 Piggy Opera - Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend our Opera and Piggy Picnic! The students had a great time!


Assessments - Starting at the end of April, we will begin our final rounds of assessments. It is very important that your child attends school everyday, so that they don't miss any instruction.


  • May 6 & 7 - Assessments - I will be completing Running Records and Fluency assessments on ALL students on these days.
  • May 12 - Assessment - Discovery Education Reading
  • May 13 - Assessment - Discovery Education Math


Give 5 Read 5 - We are collecting books to send home with students this summer. If you have any books that your child is finished with please consider donating them to Mrs. Phillips in the library. Talk to the leaders of your churches and other community organizations and organize a small book drive. Every little bit helps!!

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Important Dates

April 21 - Can Food Drive

April 23 - Skate Night

April 23 - Engineering/Technology Night & 1st Grade Performance

April 24 - No Uniforms

April 27 - Clubs

April 29 - Zoo - ALL STUDENTS will have to be picked up after school at 4:30.

May 5 - PTCO Meeting

May 8 - Parents' Night Out

May 8 - Read In - 8:30-10:30 - Students may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and pillow to school. We will spend the morning reading comfortably. They should also bring lots of reading materials - comics, books, magazines, etc.


ASSESSMENT DATES

May 6 & 7 - Assessments - I will be completing Running Records and Fluency assessments on ALL students on these days. Please make sure your child is present.

May 12 - Assessment - Discovery Education Reading

May 13 - Assessment - Discovery Education Math


May 14 - Digital Day to Celebrate the End of Testing!!

May 20 - Field Day

May 25 - No School - Memorial Day

May 26 - Walking Field Trip to the Concord Library on Union Street

June 5 @ 9:00 - End of Year Party & Awards ****Date and Time are Tentative

June 8 - June 10 - No Uniforms

June 10 - Last Day of 2nd Grade - Early Dismissal

This Week In Class...

What are We Learning about in class?



Reading


  • Fables - We will be reading Fables this week and exploring the lessons learned by fable characters.


Writing


  • Persuasive Writing


Math





Science - Life Cycles


  • Our eggs have arrived and in 21 days, we will have baby chicks. We will be learning all about animal life cycles.