Miele Monthly

April 2016

Classroom Updates

Spring is here and we are examining the changes closely!

We are very excited to get outside on these lovely days. What a change it makes! We will discuss the changes in weather and temperature, as well as, other aspects of our environment.

Please check out our TP website. There are many updates regarding our classroom activities.

Areas of focus in the month of April:

Fundations/Reading– writing & reading complete sentences (statements, questions, and exclamations) independent reading (focused and silent), bonus letters (-ff, -ll, -ss), glued sounds (-am, -an, -all).

Writing– personal narratives and fiction

Math– subtraction, interupted counting, open ended responses

Science– weather, rocks and minerals

TP students will not be getting another report card until the end of the year. This will include all academic and social progress, as well as a section with comments. While we do not have another round of conferences, please remember that I am available any time!

I hope you have been seeing the same progress at home that I have seen in school. With the exception of the spring fever sillies, these kids have shown great social, emotional, and cognitive growth since September. I am so proud! With less than 51 days of school left, we will not slow down! I want to make sure these kids are ready for first grade! :)

Trick Words We Should Know

Trick words we should know how to read AND spell! (By the end of the year we will have learned at least 40!)

a, the, to, are, and, is, his, as, has, was, he, she, we, me, be, you, I, they, or, for, of, have, from, by, my, do, one, play, into, said, your, who, put, what, were, does

TP Reader's Theater (fables)

TP Chicken Little
Goldilocks And The Three Bears
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New Units Coming Our Way!

In March TP students completed a HUGE space unit. We wrote some facts about the planets and other bodies in the solar system. With the help of Mrs. Stoff we created a MoveNote slide show. Enjoy our facts!


https://www.movenote.com/v/f5cRQfwT7v5VO


In April we will be discussing trees, weather, recycling, and conservation just in time for Earth Day! And of course, we will be tracking those April showers!

We will also discuss needs v. wants. It is fun to imagine our lives without all of our toys and gadgets!

Writing Fiction

In April we are doing some creative fantasy writing. This will culminate with Super Hero Day on April 15th! I hope you can all attend this special event!

Super Hero Day!

Friday, April 15th, 9:30am

401 South Woods Road

NJ

Please be sure to RSVP via email so that I can provide the office with an accurate list of guests. (No siblings please)

April Dates to Remember:

April 4- 11: PARCC testing (for 3/4 grades)

April 8: TALENT SHOW!!! Please arrive at the High School at 5:30 pm in costume!

April 15: Super Hero Day 9:30

April 22: Brave Billy Day & 1/2 day of school

April 28: Franklin's birthday

April 28: Take Your Child to Work Day

April 28: NO SCHOOL

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