Our Class Newsletter


Maya Angelou

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

Readers Workshop

We have been learning how to answer questions that are "right there" in non-fiction books. During this time we look back into the story to "prove" where we found the answer. Also, we have been learning about text features in non-fiction books. Below the students are working with a partner to find the table of contents, captions, labels, and the index in their stories.

As you read non-fiction books at home stop and discuss how these features can help the reader understand the story.


The students earned 30 tallies and voted to have a Read-In. On Friday, they brought in their favorite books, flashlights, blankets, and stuffed animals and celebrated with 20 minutes of reading time!

Hatching Chicks in the Classroom

On Tuesday, April 1st we began our unit called, "Hatching Chicks in the Classroom." During this time we are learning about the chick's life cycle and researching how chicks hatch. Here are a few facts about our chicks…

  • We have 12 eggs.
  • It takes 21 days for the eggs to hatch and we anticipate they will hatch on April 21st.
  • The incubator has to be kept at 102 F and the humidity level should be between 50%-60%.
  • The eggs have to rotated 3 times a day.
  • We are going to research the lives of chick after they hatch and defend our opinions as to where they live after April 21st.

Thank you for the support and making this wonderful experience happen in our classroom!

Summer Adventure

We are excited for another great year of Summer Adventure at Schumacher June 3rd – 27th! The deadline to be eligible for bus service for Summer Adventure is quickly approaching! If your student will need transportation you must enroll online by this Sunday, April 6th. Those enrolling after April 6th WILL NOT be eligible for bus service.

If you still need to enroll your student for Summer Adventure you may do so here.

General Summer Adventure information can be found here. Please call the office with any other questions.

April's Character Trait

Sense of Humor

Congratulations to Amirah Hayes for being March's character trait winner for showing self discipline.

Family Fun Night

Friday, April 25th, 6-8pm

425 Claywoods Pkwy

Liberty, MO

Join us for a night of fun and celebrating at Lillian Schumacher. More information to come soon!

Paradise Park

Friday, May 9th, 9:30am-2:15pm

1021 NE Colbern Rd

Lee's Summit, MO

We will be learning about seeds and parts of a plant on our second field trip to Paradise Park. More information to come soon!