Mrs. Foulk's News

5/1/15

Testing Schedule:

· Monday, May 4 Testing-ELA Session #2: 130-2:30

· Tuesday, May 5 Testing- Math Session #1: 10:30-12:30

· Wednesday, May 6 Testing-Math Session #2: 1:30-2:30

Don’t forget:

· Special class is 9:25-10:05

· Lunch & Recess are 12:45-1:20

· Pack a healthy snack for your student each testing day.

· Encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast each morning.

· Be sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.

Homework 5/4-5/8


· None! Other than coming to Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, May 7 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Important Dates:

  • 5/1, 5/4, 5/5, & 5/6- MAP Testing

-Please be sure your child is here these days, and if they will not be here, let me know ahead of time!

  • 5/1- CME Carnival 6-9pm
  • 5/6- Field Day T-Shirt Orders Due
  • 5/7- Fine Arts Festival- 6:30-8p.m.
  • 5/15- Book Reports Due
  • 5/15- Correct & Return work due
  • 5/18- Talent Show
  • 5/19-Year Book Signing (AM) & Field Day (PM)
  • 5/21- Last Day of School-dismissal at 2:25pm

Fine Arts Festival

Please try to attend the "Fine Arts Festival" on May 7th. The students will be "showcasing" their writing from throughout the year in our classroom. You are going to be amazed at the brilliance these kids have.


Student Poetry-


Gravity

Bird laying

eggs and

raising their

young, when

they don't feel the

magnetic gravity

pulling them down

While the other

animals, are stuck

in the force of the atmostophere

CME Testing Calendar for the MAP

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Power Groups

The students worked in their power teams to create "something" from nothing. They were given the same supplies and had to agree on a final product. They were given seven minutes to complete this task. Ask your student what their power team created.

Readers/Writer’s Workshop


We were busy wrapping up our poetry unit and preparing for the Writer’s Museum next week. I am loving all of the poems that the students are writing, and that they are getting their inspiration from so many different places.

As readers they did an awesome job writing about what poems are making them think or feel, as well as harvesting interesting words from various poems. I think the students have enjoyed reading a wide variety or poems throughout this unit.

Next week we will kick off our mystery unit for reading and a choice writing unit to wrap up our year.

Math

We wrapped up reviewing lots of different math concepts this week. The students have become great math detectives, looking for key words that clue them into how to correctly solve problems. I know that they are going to rock their math MAP test next week.


Don’t forget to take a 5-10 minutes each day to practice their facts. The end of the year is quickly approaching and students MUST KNOW THEIR FACTS 0-10! Check out the site below for a list of different ways to practice facts.


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