May/June News

Mrs. Rooney - Room 120


We still have one month left of school, and students are very low on supplies. Everyone needs to have scissors, glue, crayons, a red grading pen and plenty of pencils to last us until June 3rd. Thank you for your help!

Science In-school Field Trip

On Thursday, May 5th, scientists from Nalco will visit our third grade class for an in school field trip. Nalco’s “Science is Fun” program provides free in-classroom science demonstrations to Chicago-area third grade students to encourage their interests in science and math. The 60 minute demonstration consists of approximately 12 different experiments illustrating various aspects of science. We are looking forward to their visit.


One of the many questions I get from parents is "How can I help my child become a better writer?" This is a difficult one for me to answer. We rarely have writing homework, most of our writing is done in school. The more students write, the better they become. Give them lots of opportunities to write. Journaling is one way I like to encourage students to write more at home. Keep a summer journal full of the fun activities your family does. Another great way to get your child writing, is to invite them to write letters to family members or pen pals from a different town. I've also come across some great websites that may be helpful to you. Feel free to check them out.

From the website Kids Learn to Blog: There are a number of student websites your child can use in class as well as home for their assignments and homework. Apart from allowing students to use them, most of these sites allow students to interact with others further enhancing their writing experience.

Dates to Remember...

May 5 - NALCO in school field trip

May 12 - Education Fair

May 24 - AR points due

May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

June 3 - Field Day/Last day of School