Cantlebary's Cubs' Newsletter

Week of May 16, 2016

Notes from Ms. Cantlebary...

  • On Monday, May 16th students will take the STAR Math Assessment in the morning. We were unable to take this test on Friday due to technical difficulties. This is the last time students will take the test this year. It is important for students to get a good night's sleep and have a good breakfast. Please talk to your student about taking his/her time and doing their best on the test. Since the testing window will close Monday afternoon it is very important your child is at school Monday to take the test.
  • Students will take the phonics and grammar end-of-the-year assessments, the unit 6 math test, the STAR Math test, and the iReady end-of-the-year diagnostic. It's a very busy and important week for students.
  • We are working hard on our business, The Safari Soda Shop, for Economics Day. Last week a note went home asking you to send in 2 1-liter/1.25-liter bottles of a specific drink (these should only cost around $1 each). Please send in the assigned drink by this Friday, May 20th. We need everyone's help to make our store great! I will provide all the other supplies for our business (cups, lids, straws, silly straws, tablecloths, ice cream, etc.).
  • If you are available to help on Tuesday, May 24th at Economics Day, please contact me. We need two parents to help assist in the room. Students will do most of the work, but it helps to have a couple adults to help when it gets busy or if there's an accident.
  • It's hard to believe we only have nine days of school left. Near the end of the newsletter look to find information on the last week of school.
  • If you and your Cub would like to have a conference with me to discuss their progress this year, please contact me and we will find a time that fits both our schedules.

Spelling Words

List One:

oat, coat, soak, road, croak, load, goat, toad, oak, float

List Two:

oatmeal, rowboat, coach, roast, toast, groan, goalie, throat, croak, sailboat

Practice spelling words here.

Weekly Itinerary


There will be no book baggies for the remainder of the year. Students should choose books from home and read for 20 minutes. Don't forget to sign your child's reading log! We will also talk about American Tall Tales. This week students will learn about Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, Davy Crockett, Annie Oakley, and Mike Fink.

Language Arts

We continue our unit on narrative fiction writing. We will finish our fiction narratives this week.


Phonics this week will focus on the vowel digraph oa. We continue to review previously taught skills for our end-of-the-year phonics assessment this week.


We conclude our unit on geometry this week. We will review 2D shapes, 3D shapes, composing shapes, comparing shapes, halves, fourths, and thirds. We will take our test on Wednesday.

Social Studies

We continue our unit on economics. We will work on advertisements for our class store this week and create decorations.

Langston Lionceau

Langston spent the weekend with Tripp! Congratulations, Tripp!

Next weekend Langston will go home with Ms. Cantlebary one final time to prepare for his adoption.

Last Week of School

It seems like we just started the year yesterday! Here's what we will do our last week together:

Monday- Board Game Day:

Students can bring a favorite board or card game they know how to play to class. Students will be able to play these games in the morning with their classmates. Books and supplies will start coming home today.

Tuesday- Economics Day:

Students will spend the morning getting our class store in tip-top shape. Then in the afternoon students will work at our store and use their Class Cash to go shopping. We will work and shop up until the last bell, so please don't check out your child early unless you have to. :0)

Wednesday- Class Party:

Students will receive their class shirt to wear, have bubble day in the morning, and compete in an end-of-the-year trivia game. After lunch we will have our end-of-the-year party including a grade-wide autograph party. A sign-up genius for the end-of-the-year party will go out sometime this week.

Thursday- Cubs Celebrate:

We will spend the morning celebrating each other and our acheivements. Then we will have pizza and watch a special Cubs movie. We will cheer and watch the 5th grade's walk out of the building. Finally, at the end of the day Langston will go home with one student forever.

We plan to have lots of fun as we finish this amazing year together!

Ms. Cantlebary

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