April 11-15

Mrs. McLane's Class Newsletter

A Note From the Teacher

Thank you for all of your well-wishes and kind thoughts. I am recovering nicely from my surgery and will be back at school on Monday. I look forward to returning to school . . . I have missed those babies!

Upcoming Events

April 13- Field trip to Strawberry Farm

April 18-22 Money collection for PAALS

April 20- Collaborative Planning Day

April 22- Vehicle Day/ Career Day

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Our Class Project

As you may remember, this year our class has been learning about service dogs. We have used this topic to learn standards such as digital research, topic and details of nonfiction text, text features, informational writing, and many more. With as hard as the kids have worked, they wanted to extend their knowledge even further. Our class will be collecting "Dollars for Dogs" for the PAALS organization. During the week of April 18-22, we will have representatives from our class in the Wi-Fi cafe helping to collect donations. Here's the catch: the kids set their goal as $1000! No doubt a lofty goal! With a $1000 donation to PAALS, we would have the opportunity of naming a PAALS puppy, who will later be a service dog. SO, if you have grandparents, aunts, uncles, or a 2nd cousin twice removed who would like to help us out, that would be great! Below you can view the culmination of hard work by some of our students. The students in the video researched PAALS, wrote their script, and made a video which will be shown on the Midway morning news. Please pass along their hard work if you know someone who might like to donate!

Thank you from Mrs. McLane's Class

PAALS Commericial McLane

Field Trip

We will be headed to the Strawberry Patch on Wednesday! Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes and comfortable clothing as we will be there all day. If your child is bringing his/her lunch with us, please make sure everything is disposable, including water bottles. Apply sunscreen BEFORE coming to school. Each child will return with a basket of strawberries!

This Week's Topics

Reading: Theme in fiction text

Writing: District writing assessment/ Begin poetry unit

Word Study: er, est

Math: 3 D shapes, symmetry

Science: Plant habitats/ seeds


If you currently have any Fall or Valentine pictures that have not been paid, please return the pictures as soon as possible. Strawbridge Studios is trying to get these accounts closed up. Thank you!

Reading Counts Book Options:

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola

Tops and Bottoms by Stephen Kellogg

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchens

Clifford the Small Red Puppy by Norman Bridwell

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Danny and the Dinosaur by Sid Hoffman

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Challenge your child to four Reading Counts tests per week!

Note: The SIC Parent workshop has been CANCELLED for Monday


I am trying a new avenue for delivering information to our parents. If you have not yet joined Bloomz, please join our group from the email you received. If you would like another invitation sent, please let me know. Bloomz is similar to a Facebook page, but no one can see it other than our class. I can post pictures, we can set up volunteers, and you can even converse with other parents online. Since this is a trial of Bloomz for me, I welcome your feedback as to its usefulness (or lack of).

Thank you!

Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RtI and for secondary students to the Director of Counseling and Advisement. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.