MCGHEE'S MESSAGES

MARCH 14-18

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION

Mar 25 Good Friday- no school

Mar 29-30 4th grade STAAR writing test

April 1 Early release 12:30

April 1 Starfest 5:00

April 11-15 Bookfair

April 14 5:45 2nd grade Fine Arts Fling and Sing, this will be a show and share time for the 2nd graders to show you all the great things they learn and do in fine arts

April 21 Poem in Your Pocket Day (we will be having a 60's style poetry fest in our classroom, complete with bongo drums, an open mic and cafe snacks, start looking for a poem for them to bring in their pocket and read at our "Beatnik Cafe")

April 21 Earth Day

April 29 Dia de Los Ninos Day--all students will dress up in a favorite storybook character costume (start planning now) The 2nd grade teachers have BIG plans for that day!

MAY 4 Bike to School Day

May 6 Cafeteria Worker Day!

May 11 Nurses Day

May 20 Field Day

May 24 Speeding to Read field trip and award ceremony

May 30 Memorial Day-no school

June 1 End of year party


June 2 Last Day of School!


What a crazy and wonderful week! I am so very proud of the kids and how they behaved and how far they progressed at swimming. They followed my directions, the coaches directions, the bus driver's directions every time! They used such good manners by thanking the bus driver each time they got off the bus and thanking their swim coaches. My heart was so happy! I loved the transformation from Day 1 to Day 4! They learned so many life saving skills! If your child has never had swim lessons please let this be the summer you sign them up! It is a life skill and it is worth the time and investment.

Our mystery reader was Mrs. Mueller. She came at the tail end of a crazy week, with a substitute, on Ishaan's birthday and on her own birthday week! WOW! Thank you for spending time in our classroom.

Looking ahead we have lots of fun things ahead of us. Please mark your calendars for Starfest! It is tons of fun and a huge fundraiser for our school. The silent auction is my favorite part! I am again putting in with Mrs. Clark to host a Science Party for a child and their guests, including pizza! I am also offering a GPS Geocaching scavenger hunt along with the other 2nd grade teachers. Let the bidding begin! :)

Hope you have a great 4 day week!

April McGhee

WHAT WE'VE BEEN LEARNING

Math-We are still working on fractions. We will be taking the final test over this unit on Thursday.

Language Arts-We did not get to do much last week, but we are going to start working on figurative language to lead to our poetry unit.

Science-We are moving into a unit on weather.