Collins' Corner

April 27, 2015

Important Dates to Remember

May 22 - 8:15 - End of Year Celebration in our classroom - parents are invited

May 22 - Last day to check out books in media center

May 25 - Memorial Day (school holiday)

May 26 - Field Day (9:00 - 11:00)

May 26 - Student library books due

June 1, 2 and 3 - Half days for students - dismissal at 10:45

Please note...

  • ACT Aspire testing will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week for grades 3 - 5. Second graders will not participate in this test, but we will follow a different schedule.

Language Arts

The spelling lesson this week looks at silent letters, in words beginning with /kn/ and /wr/.


Last week we spent time researching desert animals, and this week we will begin compiling our information and writing a research paper.


In writing this week, we are peer editing and revising our ABC books.

Math

We have completed Chapter 6 in My Math on three digit addition, and will begin Chapter 7, three digit subtraction this week. We reviewed for the Chapter 6 test today, and your child will have a review sheet for homework tonight. The chapter test will be on Tuesday.


We will have our last fact test this Thursday. If your child has passed all fact tests, please continue to practice these facts with them periodically over the summer. If your child has not passed all of the addition fact tests, please continue to work with them through the summer. Fact fluency is an extremely important skill going into third grade.

Science

We have enjoyed watching the life cycles of the praying mantis, frog, milkweed bug and ladybug in our room during the last few weeks. This morning we were able to watch three of our butterflies emerge from their chrysalis! This week we will discuss how animals are classified and the characteristics of each classification.