News From Mrs. C

Our class news for the week of May 20-24th

Tidbits From the Teacher

Hello Everyone,

Our year is winding down. I just can't believe it. I clearly remember that it was only last week when we all sat down on the carpet to meet and play "getting to know each other" games. Where has the time flown?!?

We have 2 weeks (really just 9 days) of school left. The upcoming week will have regular topics of learning but the last week of school will be special!

Check out the blue-green popcorn we tried to pop last week. Macy was working on a hypothesis about the ability to change the color of popcorn using food coloring and water. We tried her experiment on Friday in class. Ask your child what happened!

Things to Return/Remember:

Yay!! Our library books are all turned in on time. Way to go!!

Class Wish List

Thank you, thank you to McKenna, Nilay, and Lucia's family for providing hand sanitizer and tissues!! This is the first year I've completely run out of both before school ended.

Dates to Remember

May 27th: Holiday

May 26th-May 31st: Student Appreciation Week

May 31st: Class party in our room from 1:00-1:45

What We'll Be Learning...

Math- We will continue to explore numbers to the hundred million (why not?!?). The class absolutely buzzes with excitement when I tell them I'm going to give them a number to figure out. If I tell them the number is going to be too hard, they practically become rabid with excitement! We'll keep practicing expanded notation (10,000 + 2,000 + 100 + 30 + 5 = 12,135), reading numbers, and writing numbers in written form (twelve thousand one hundred thirty-five). We're also going to have some very challenging math problems to solve...

Science- We will use this time to complete any work in other subjects and explore science questions we've had this year. Students have many wonderings and we're going to try to answer as many questions as we can. For instance: can you dye popcorn kernals with food coloring and pop them? Will the popcorn be a different color?

Writing- A few students still need to finish their All About animal research books. These are FANTASTIC and I will be having students share their published books then sending them home for you to ooh and aaah over! Next up is trying our hand at writing plays. We'll be studying them in reading so after we read and analyze a few, students will break into groups and write a play, practice it, create costumes and perform them for everyone.

Reading- We will be learning about drama (the good kind, not the bad kind!). We'll study plays and how to read them. We'll read a variety of plays based upon books we know. Since we just finished Macbeth, we have a pretty good idea of how plays work.

Let's Wear Our Class Shirts Every Friday!!