April Newsletter

Ms. Peppey

Important April Dates

April 13th: Early Release

April 28th: Bowling Field Trip

April 29th: No School

Economics: Right on the Money


In this unit students will learn how to make smart economic decisions. In the leveled book, Saving Money at the Store, students learn ways to save money while shopping. In the chapter book, Teen Guide to Money, students learn the difference between wants and needs, saving and spending money, ways to earn money & why we earn money, and spending smart.


Spelling words, journal writing, editing


Addition, subtraction, multiplication, money

Life Skills:

Making our weekly grocery list and recipe.

Students will learn to how and when to save or spend money, learn the difference between needs and wants, compare prices, "save for a tablet," and will learn the 3-Way Plan which helps students be smart when they divide their money.


Grocery shopping

Community Signs

We will be taking a field trip on April 28th to Rock River Lanes in Fort Atkinson to go bowling. A permission form will be sent home as the date gets closer. The cost will be roughly $3 a person and students will need to bring a sack lunch that day.

Dynamic Learning Maps

This month and next we will be testing using the Dynamic Learning Maps assessment. Information about this assessment was sent home in your child's take home folder. If you would like to read more about it you can visit: http://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/dlm
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"Brown E's"

Last Friday we learned a little about April Fool's Day and played our own prank on some of the teachers and students around the building. We printed out 12 letter "E's," colored them brown, laid them on a baking pan, and covered them with tin foil. "Brownies." We went around asking teachers and students if they wanted a brownie. They all said yes because, of course, who can deny a brownie?! They pulled back the foil and to their surprise were 12 brown E's laying on the pan. APRIL FOOL'S!