News from Mrs. Drudy 03/28/2016

"We exist so children can excel."

What We're Learning in Language Arts

This Week's Story: Don Quixote and the Windmills

In this week's story we will meet a famous character, Don Quixote, who imagines himself to be a knight of the Middle Ages. In his own foggy but idealistic way, he mistakes windmills for giants and challenges them to a battle.


This Week's Spelling Pattern: Suffixes -ary, -ery, and -ory

Generalization When adding -ary, -ery, and -ory, there are often no sound

clues to help you decide whether to use an a, an e, or an o

Phonics Words

1. bakery

2. scenery

3. vocabulary

4. temporary

5. surgery

6. inventory

7. directory

8. pottery

9. discovery

10. imaginary

11. machinery

12. nursery

13. voluntary

14. honorary

15. satisfactory

16. introductory

17. advisory

18. bribery

19. secondary

20. bravery

Challenge Words

21. itinerary

22. inflammatory

23. accessory

24. anniversary

25. confectionery

Library News

Mrs. Frondorf has passed along several dates of interest.

April 8th: Last day to take Young Hoosier Book tests

April 15th: Vote for favorite Young Hoosier Book

April 18th-22nd: BOGO Scholastic Book Fair

April 29th: Last day to take A.R. quizzes to qualify for party

May 4th: Accelerated Reader party

May 6th: Last Day to check out library books

May 13th: All books due to library

To the Beach!

We are still in need of your help as we get ready for our Carnival on April 29th. If you are willing to help, please send an item that goes along with our sixth grade basket theme: To the Beach!. Check out the list below to help you with ideas of things we could use in our basket! If you would rather donate money for us to purchase items to fill the basket, you may do that, too. We would like to have all donation items by April 25th, so we have time to put everything together for the Carnival. Thank you so much for being the amazingly supportive parents/guardians that you are!

Basket ideas:

  • Beach towels
  • Water toys
  • Picnic supplies
  • Outdoor games
  • Bubbles
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

These are only ideas, so take these suggestions and run with it. We sincerely appreciate all your help!

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:

Carnival Saturday, April 29th 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.