Blue Bird News

April 5, 2014

Weekly Events


-ArtMobile at 1:30 PM

-Portfolios Go Home-Please review your child's portfolio and return it by Friday, April 11th

Tuesday-Field Trip to Churchville Nature Center-We will be outdoors all day. Please dress appropriately-wear a jacket; comfortable clothes, sneakers and bring a bag lunch.

Friday-Rock and Mineral Test

The Money Trouble Play-Password Second

Curriculum for the Week


We have begun an author study on Eric Kimmel. He will be visiting Gayman on April 29. This week we will be using his books to learn about visualizing. We will also be reading a lot of different poems to also learn about visualizing. The skills for this week are the following skills:

  • r controlled vowels
  • synonyms and antonyms


This week in Math we will be working on learning how to problem solve with fractions. We will be finishing up the Unit 8 test on Thursday. On Friday we will begin Unit 9 with learning about measurement.

Writer's Workshop

The kids have been doing an amazing job researching their rocks! They are learning how to use the web and nonfictions books to find more information to include in their reports. This week the children will be revising and editing their rough drafts. They will be making a model of their rock out of clay and painting it to look like the rock they are researching.

Science-Rocks and Minerals

We are continuing to learn about fossils. The kids will be digging out their petrified fossils on Wednesday. On Thursday we will be reviewing for the test. A study guide and a review sheet will be sent home. The children will be given the test on Friday.

Spelling-Sort 39

This week's words focus on hard and soft c and g. Miss Staropoli found a great site with lots of fun stuff to help the kids practice their words it's

Please remember to have your child practice their spelling words using the Spelling City website Please look for Sort 39 for this week's words

This Week's Homework


-Spelling pg. 19

-Bring a bag lunch for the field trip on Tuesday.

-Share Portfolio with parents


-Words Their Way Sort 39-Please cut the words and sort them. Next glue the words onto the next page.

-Extra Math


-Spelling page 20 or 21

-Study for Science test on Friday


-Study for both spelling and science test

-Portfolio's are due back on Friday