This Week In Room 411

Week of May 16, 2016


Please remembr to have your child bring their backpack to school each day, including the last day. I'll be sending things home each day.

Monday, May 16th

  • O-Day: Computers

Tuesday, May 107h

  • M-Day: PE/Music
  • Tug-of-War tentatively scheduled for today at 3pm. This is weather permitting.

Wednesday, May 11th

  • E-Day: Art

Thursday,May 12th

  • T-Day: Library/Counselor
  • Grade Cards sent home.

Friday, May 13th

  • No Specials
  • Variety Show at 1:45pm. Please contact the office with specific questions about the Variety Show.
  • Last Day of School


Math-We will be exploring attributes of polygons through games and hands-on activities. Students will also continue to work at their level through Front Row.

Social Studies-The class has loved learning about the American Revolution through The Liberty Kids series. We will try to fit in a few more episodes before our last day.

Science-We will continue with engineering and Fairy Tale activities. We will also be dropping the egg containers off the roof this week (weather permitting) to see how well they did with their designs. All designs were tested from three heights, including ceiling height, and all allowed the egg to survive. I can't wait to see how well they do with this final test.

ELA-Students will be given time to read for enjoyment, play review games, integrate Fairy Tales into science. We will also write I Used To and poems and I Am poems.

Keep Learning This Summer

  • Your child's accounts will be still be active for and Email if your child has forgotten how to log-in.
  • Enroll your child in a summer reading program at the local library.
  • Go to a museum. Have your child write a summary of what was viewed or write a persuasive piece about their favorite exhibit. They could even write a poem. Feel free to email me anything written.
  • Their Kidblog account should still be active. Encourage them to post their writing and respond to other students.

Saying Goodbye

It's never easy to say goodbye. It's even harder when you've spent so much time with a special group of people. I feel privileged to have been your child's teacher this year. Your children have always allowed me to try new things in order to engage them in their learning. They have been such an inquisitive class with an extremely awesome sense of humor. I will miss their smiles, laughter, their gentle teasing of me, and just the wonderful young ladies and gentlemen they are becoming. There is no limit to what this group can achieve when they apply their many talents and stay true to their character.

I also feel privileged to work with you. As parents, you have supported me in whatever I asked for or needed. Many times it was a funny or encouraging email. I don't think you all truly understand just how much those emails and notes have meant to me. More often than not, I would receive them on a day that had been trying for one reason or another.

I always tell my kids that once they've been my student, they are always mine. So, no matter how old they get, if they ever need anything, I am only an email away. This holds true for you as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything, or just to let me know how your kids are doing.

I will miss you all.

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