# A Peek at Our Week

## Important Dates and Notes

4-29 Falcon Frenzy

4-30 Fair Park Timber Rattler's Game

5-4 Bike to School Day

Buffalo Wild Wings Fair Park Elementary Night

5-5 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

5-6 No Courthouse parking available

5-18 to 5-20 Spring Book Fair

5-19 Ice cream social/year book signing

5-21 Chalk Walk

5-29 Falcon Frenzy

5-30 No School- Memorial Day

5-31 All School Walk

6-2 Last Day of School- Field Day & Awards

***Please note that the last day of school is Thursday, June 2 (NOT June 3rd) There was a misprint on the magnet. It is a full day of school this year.***

## Unit 8- Comparing and Contrasting

We will continue Unit 8 on comparing and contrasting next week. When authors compare, they show how things are alike. When they contrast, they show how things are different. Authors use signal words such as also, both, and too to help readers identify comparisons; and but, however, and while to identify contrasts. Identifying comparisons and contrasts helps readers recognize how things are alike and different.

## Module 3- Solving the Unknown in Penguin Stories

We didn't quite get to Module 3 this week so we will begin this module next week. The activities in this module center on story problems. Using their number racks and the fact strategies they’ve been working on, students solve three types of addition and subtraction story problems: result unknown (10 + 4 = ? and 15 – 6 = ?), change unknown (10 + ? = 14 and 15 – ? = 9), and start unknown (? + 4 = 14 and ? – 6 = 9). Students also work with part-whole and comparison situations. Translating story problems to equations is emphasized throughout. The module concludes with a Unit Assessment.

1. shook

2. wood

3. could

4. stood

5. pull

6. should