May Newsletter

Hurley Elementary

AIG News

In AIG in all classes we will be spending the bulk of our time reviewing for our upcoming EOG’s and really making sure our students are prepared. This will mean some reviewing of previously taught skills and remediation as necessary. Please encourage your child to make sure they get all of their work. I look forward to a strong end to the year.

Kindergarten News

This month will be dive into the ocean to practice skills and learn new information. Even though the year is quickly coming to an end continue to practice reading, phonics skills, and math skills each night.

1st Grade News

Thank you to all parents who showed their appreciation for Teacher Appreciation week! It means a lot to us.

As we wrap up the school year, please remember to continue to read daily. Even this summer, keep your kids reading. Research has shown that kids who do not read and practice skills over the summer can regress. Encourage your child to be on their best behavior...School is NOT over! :)

2nd Grade News

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, 2nd grade is excited about our Literacy Tea on May 15th. This will be from 1:00-2:00 in the 2nd grade classrooms. Students are excited to share their writing, so please join us to support them and enjoy refreshments following the walkthrough.

In math, please help us reinforce time and money by using real life situations, such as counting change at the grocery store. Some students are still struggling with two and three digit addition/subtraction with regrouping, so please continue to practice this skill at home.

We ask that you please continue to encourage positive student behavior through the remainder of the year. Thank you for all your help and support this year.

3rd Grade News

As we welcome May, third graders continue to work hard and have exciting learning experiences! In math, third graders are finishing their unit on fractions. They've been working on fractions for a while and have become quite the experts.

In reading, students will continue working on their integrated unit on plants. Students will read about plants and how they survive in different environments. They will have several hands on opportunities to explore plant parts.

Students need to be in attendance and on time during the month of May due to Reading 3D testing. Please encourage your child to try his/her best on these individual assessments. Read-to-Achieve testing will be wrapping up in the coming weeks as well. Third graders have worked very hard on these assessments and we are extremely proud of them. Please continue to check your child's agenda each night and continue to have them memorizing and reviewing their multiplication facts.

5th Grade News

May is an exciting time for all of our 5th graders. The anticipation of

summer and moving to middle school is enough to get us all ecstatic. Believe it or not, we still have a lot to accomplish before the last day of school. Reading continues to use guided reading groups to move students up the scale to increase their reading levels. Math is focusing on measurement and graphing. Science is moving towards forces in motion, while social studies is moving to economics and government. !

Each subject will have review before the EOG at school and practice material will also be for homework. Please encourage your child to share with you the sample materials being reviewed so you can see what is expected on test days. Testing can be a stressful time for all, but be assured that each child will be encourage to do his or her best in a loving nature. !

On June 9, 2015, we will have a 5th grade celebration in the multi- purpose room starting at 9:00 am. This program is to honor our 5th grade students and all parents and family members are encouraged to attend. The program should be over by 10:00. Make plans to attend this special occasion. You are in for a special treat!

Media News

I am gearing up for summer reading with three exciting reading events going on in May! First, the Buy One, Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place Monday, May 11 - Friday May 13. Times are as follows: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM; Friday, 7:30 AM - noon. There will be extended hours on Wednesday from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Second, Hurley will once again be participating in the Give 5 Read 5 campaign. The goal of this program is to provide 5 books to every student for summer reading. I am currently accepting "like new" book donations or monetary donations to help purchase books for this program. Thank you for your consideration to make this program a success! Donations can be sent to the Hurley media center. Make checks payable to Hurley Elementary.

Finally, I am in the process of planning a special author visit this month. More details to follow.

During the month of May I will be assessing fines for extensively overdue books. Please assist your student in returning overdue books to avoid fines.

Art News

Happy Mother’s Day Moms!!
What will your child be learning in art this month? !
Well, they will be pre-testing and exercising their art knowledge and expertise in illustrating the “Elements of Art”. !!

Good luck this month to all you 3-5 graders on your E.O.Gs exams.
Art Specialist!
Mrs. Crump!


May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It is a time to bring awareness of the benefits of physical activity. Physical activity can improve muscular fitness, bone and heart health, lower risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and can improve cognitive skills. In the month of May and June children will participate in tee ball-baseball- softball and paddle skills . Students will also work in stations playing bocce, ladder ball, frisbee and corn hole. Fifth grade students will finish up fitness testing. Field day is June 8.