Ms. McSorley's News

May 16 - 20

Important Dates & Friendly Reminders

Monday, May 30: No School, Memorial Day

Friday, May 27: Library books due for the school year

Tuesday, May 31: Track & Field Day; Please return the purple permission slip if you have not already done so!

Wednesday, June 1: Field trip to Como Zoo

Just a reminder -- if you are sending someone else to pick your child up at the end of the day, please send a note with your child or call the office to let them know. Thank you for your understanding.


This week, we start our final theme for the year, All Kinds of Animals. We will review the various strategies that will help us to read unfamiliar words. We will also continue to review rereading difficult parts of a text to ensure our understanding.

Our spelling words will include the final blends nd, nt, and st. They are as follows:

  1. feast
  2. paint
  3. pond
  4. print
  5. spent
  6. animal
  7. before
  8. almost
  9. second
  10. +1 personal word to be determined as a class on Monday morning.

In Writer's Workshop, we will review the steps of editing our work. Steps include rereading our writing at least twice, checking our spelling and capital letters, having a friend check our work, and clearly marking changes we made.


This week, we will finish our Data & Graph topic. We will describe the likelihood of an event as certain or impossible. For example, I have 5 yellow cubes, I am certain to pick a yellow one and it would be impossible for me to pick a red one. We will then describe the likelihood of an event as likely or unlikely. For example, if I had bag of 20 red cubes and 1 blue cube, it is likely that I will choose a red one. It is unlikely I will choose a blue one.

Next, we will start our topic on Fractional Parts. We will determine whether a given shape is divided into equal or unequal parts. We will also describe equal parts of a whole by looking at shapes divided into equal parts and determining how many are shaded.


This week, we will continue to look at various habitats and the animals living in them. We will be observing and describing parts of animals as well as comparing and contrasting different animals. We'll consider their appearance, motion, growth, and their basic needs.