Ms. Schaum's Class Newsletter

Week of March 23-27, 2015

Upcoming Dates

March 27: Spring Carnival, 6:30-8:30 pm

April 9: Grandparents and Special Friends Breakfast, 7:30 am

April 9: Art Fair, 6-7:30 pm

Curriculum Corner

Reading: We will complete Daily 5 rotations and Ms. Schaum will continue to meet with guided reading groups! During read alouds we will be focusing on non-fiction texts.

Writing: We will be writers that go through the entire writing process: Brainstorm, First Draft, Revise, Edit, and Publish. We will use thinking maps to prewrite, then write a first draft, make corrections with a partner, and finally we will publish our pieces. This week we will continue writing expository texts. We will focus on editing and revising, especially on adding details and descriptive language to our writing.

Math: We will be continuing to practice our addition and subtraction skills - making them as quick and automatic as possible. We will continue to work on addition and subtraction problem solving skills, focusing on story/word problems.

Science: We will be learning about weather and seasons.

Social Studies: We will be learning about famous inventors and inventions.

PBL: To the Moon and Back - learning about the sun, moon and stars.

Nut Free Classroom

We have some learners with severe nut allergies, so our classroom is designated as a nut free zone. Please do not send any food to school that contains nuts. Thank you for helping us keep our classroom safe for all learners!

Reminders and Announcements

If you pick up your learner out front when school dismisses, your learner must walk all the way to 1A's spot on the concrete before he/she may leave with you. Please do not try to take your learner out of line until we have reached our spot....thank you!

Class Schedule

7:50 Morning Work/Morning Meeting

8:15 Math

9:15 Snack/Restroom Break

9:30 Science/Social Studies

10:30 Recess

11:05 Lunch

11:40 Silent Reading

12:00 Writer's Workshop

12:30 Daily 5 Rotations/C.A.F.E.

2:00 Specials

2:50 Daily Reflections/Pack

3:05 Dismissal

Library Day: Monday 9:30am

Specials Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- PE

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music