Ratzlaff/Rogers April Newsletter

EJSMS ~ 2016

Welcome back from Spring Break!

We hope this finds you all well rested from Spring Break and ready to tackle the last 3 months of school! There are several important dates and things to keep a look out for in April at J. S. McCormick. Let's see what the month of April has in store for us....

In Mathematics we will be looking at Fractions and 3D shapes. Please continue to have your child practice their mathematics skills on IXL Math online. We are working towards a class goal of 40,000 questions answered, so any practice at home adds to the final total!

In Language Arts this month we are using the theme of "Space Invaders From Beyond" to inspire our creative writing projects. Any books or materials you may have that you can lend to our classroom will be greatly appreciated.

In Science we are finishing up our building unit and will soon start learning about rocks and minerals.

In Social Studies we will be learning about how people in various communities and countries work and live together. The students will come to understand and appreciate how many things affect how people live and work together, such as the land, it's resources, and the activities people get involved with.

**If you haven't turned in the yellow form for swimming lessons yet, please send it in asap with your child. (Please send a note in your childs LINK Book if you are in need of a new yellow form). Swimming lessons begin in May.

Thanks again for all that you do!

Important Dates in APRIL:

7th: Hot Pizza Lunch for those that ordered

8th: NO School - PD day

13th: Acronaire Assembly 9am

15th: Hoja Performance in Gym 2-3pm

17th: Online Hot Lunch Orders due

19th/20th: Class Photos (TBA)

22nd: NO School -PD Day

28th: School Assembly 9:30am

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April Birthdays!

Deon: 17th

Logan: 19th

James: 27th

Signi: 30th