Ms. Bachhuber's Bulletin

April 25, 2016

Farm Day Field Trip

Our field trip to Kutz Dairy Farm is this Wednesday, May 4th. We will be attending this field trip rain or shine. Please have your child dress for the weather and wear outside shoes/boots.

Artist in Residence!

On Monday we kick off our new Artist in Residence with a musician named Chesney Snow. He will be using the skill of beat boxing to help the students create stories with sound. We will have an assembly to start this exciting program on Monday morning!

Literacy

Quarter 4 theme is inspiration and innovation!



Reader's Workshop

We have been reading about many different kinds of inventions that have been made by kids all over the world!


Writer's Workshop

In writer's workshop we have been creating our own invention and writing a persuasive ad/flyer to convince someone to buy our invention. We will also be making a commercial for our invention!


Ask your child... Why was it important to survey our peers when thinking of a useful invention? (To research and gain data about an invention that will not only help us, but others too. This is what people inventing in the real world would do to make sure that their product would sell to others!)

Forward Exam

We will continue our testing next week. Here are some ways you can help your child be successful during state testing:


  • Help them get a good night sleep before the testing day
  • Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of
  • Encourage them to try their best



We will be testing the following dates:


  • May 3rd & 5th - Social Studies

Everyday Math

This week we began our FINAL unit of the Everyday Math curriculum. In this combined unit we will be focusing on developing these skills:


  • Making estimates when measuring
  • US Customary System conversions
  • Metric System conversions

Social Studies Map Tests Q4


-Physical Map Test: Friday, May 13th

-United States Map Test: Friday, May 20th




Study packets were sent home on Monday. Let me know if you need another one! Also, students are able to retake tests if they feel they can get a better score. Please let me know before the end of the quarter if your child needs to retake a map test.


Here are some online sites that your child can use to study for each test.

Important Dates to Remember


May 2nd - April 20/20 Calendars Due

May 3rd - Forward Exam Social Studies

May 4th - Kutz Dairy Farm Field Trip

May 5th - Forward Exam Social Studies

May 6th - Noon Dismissal