Ms. Collodora's News

Here's what's hip-hop and happening in our room! Week 35


This week we practiced st and sk beginning blends.

Reading and Writing

We are saving the best for last! We will be learning about animals and their habitats for the remained of the school year! We looked at underground animals this week, with our vocabulary words being ground, tunnel and creatures.

Our fiction unit is up and I am so proud of our writers! We had kiddos writing FULL PAGES in their notebook! Each line filled! We even had time to share some out loud and we laughed as one of our friends wrote about Martin Luther King Jr. and his underwear! :)


Subtraction strategies are done and set! We reviewed all the strategies we know about subtraction and fact families as we flew through this unit (with problem up to 18). We tested on Friday and will start our graphing unit on Monday! This one is FUN FUN FUN!

Science and Engineering

DARKLING BEETLES! We waited and waited and waited (and waited) and we FINALLY saw an adult mealworm: a darkling beetle! He was so cool to see up close and we were able to see all the parts of the insect we had learned about: 6 legs, head, thorax, abdomen, feelers and everything!

We also started our last engineering unit: hand pollinators. Since we learned all about insects, we took it one step further and learned about pollination. We have 4 "fake" flowers that the students will need to engineer a hand pollinator for that will successfully pick up and drop off pollen (also known as baking soda) :)

Friendly Reminders and Fun News

Grace was our Star Student this week.

Happy Birthday Bailey! We celebrated her 7th birthday on Friday

Congratulations to Connor, Nolan and Bailey for being our Star Students for the month of April!

Field Trip to Como Zoo:

Wednesday June 1st is the office date! If you'd like to come, let me know! The more the merrier! More information will come closer to the date!

Track and Field Day:

Just a reminder that this will be on Tuesday, May 31st.