Newsletter............. May 9-13

Mrs. Calta & Mss Barnett

IMPORTANT DATES

May 9-11 STAAR TESTING No lunch visitors or Volunteers

May 13 Donuts with Dad!! 7:00 am - 7:40 am

May 15 Happy birthday to Elli!!

May 20 Field day. Specials teachers will announce what shirt color we will wear. A reminder will be sent.

May 20 Last day to (5) check out books!!

May 30 MEMORIAL DAY NO SCHOOL!

May 31 NO LUNCH VISITORS

May 31 PARENTS!! REMEMBER- PLEASE PICK UP ANY MEDICATIONS FROM THE NURSE!

4th 9 weeks!

Reading: Next week we will be reading: Half Chicken (English and Spanish version). We will do several activities with these texts to build comprehension and fluency.

Language: We will focus on: New verb conjugations and possessive forms in Spanish and for English grammar we will be doing tenses for have/has/had and we will be talking about possessives.

Spelling: Friday May 13 .

Math: Measurement

Social Studies: Federal Government (national and city authorities)

Science: Animals characteristics.

SPELLING SPANISH WORDS FOR May 13

contestar........to answer

buscar ..........to look for

sacar...........to take

caja.......... box

cama........bed

cepillo ........ brush

todavía .... Adverb still (she is still in bed)

había..........to have (in compound words like “they had never been to Mexico)

hacía.....toward

hacer............to do


For words in English/Spanish:

* Practice the words.

* Remember to write your words with lower cases.

* Every word is worth 10 points. If the word is spelled correctly and all the letters are right.

* The use off upper cases will be worth 1 point off your total grade.

* A missing or misplaced accent in Spanish words are considered a mistake.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES


* Please continue to work for 15 minutes on I-station in Spanish everyday at home. This is a task for the rest of the year. I have spoken to the students about it. I really appreciate your support with this extra practice at home. Mrs. Calta


* I Just want to let you know that I use English language in my class on information that is very important like, fire drills, lockouts, weather drills, discipline matters, school rules and sometimes inside the bus during field trips. It really helps to get students' attention quicker and move on, especially when we are pressed for time. Mrs. Calta



* Follow the instructions below to sign in I station at home. You can use this great resource at any time at home during summer as well.


1•Go to Lisd.net
2•Go to Resources then find “for students”
3•Go to Digital Resources
4•Go to Elementary
5•Go to I-station
6•Follow the instructions to install Istation on your home computer.
7•Select the domain “wellington.lewisville.tx”
8•Log-in under your child's info. Ask your child the passwords. Please select Spanish. (contact Mrs. Calta if you have any problem or if your child does not remember the passwords).


* Mrs. Barnett is in need of paper towels for her classroom. You can bring some or give her a gift card if you can. Thank you!


*I am in need of a curtain to kind of cover one of the furniture in my class. If you sew and you are interested in helping, please e-mail me so I can give you more details. I will buy the materials, the curtain is about 24x48 inches. I will really appreciate it... Mrs Calta (caltan@lisd.net)


* For English spelling words: The Words Their Way spelling lists, students should log onto

Spelling City to practice their words. They will use this link to access Spelling City: http://www.spellingcity.com/MsBarnett2/


* If you are considering sending birthday snack for the class remember that it has to be peanut free.


* Our web sites: Mss. Barnett at msbarnett2nd.weebly.com Mrs. Calta at mrscalta.weebly.com. You can find some extra information about the teachers, academic support games and pretty soon pictures from the class.


Suggestions for improving Spanish Vocabulary at home

o Read Easy Spanish book of your choice.

o Spend some time on my web for fun activities in Spanish: http://mrscalta.weebly.com

o Watch cartoons and movies in Spanish.

Scholastic BOOKS!!

Please remember to use our codes when buying Scholastic books.:


NDWDZ for Mrs Neitheva Calta


PF48R for Ms Brittany Barnett

Spanish Immersion Parent Collaborative 2015-2016

Dates ....................Times

May 12 ...................9:00 AM/ 6:30 PM


Adress for the meetings:

400 West Main Street

Lewisville, TX