As the end of the year comes to an end all library books must be accounted for. Your student's books are due back to schoolFriday May 27th which is BEFORE Memorial Day weekend. If your student has lost a library book, Mrs. Grost is asking for you to pay for a replacement. If you have any questions about what your child has out or how much their LOST library book costs, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mystery Readers Needed for 5/27
Friday, May 27th is going to be Camp Read-a-Lot Day. I am looking for some "Mystery Readers" to come in and share a favorite picture book with the class. (Parents AND Grandparents are welcome!) If you are interested and available, please email me with the following information. I will email you back confirming your time!
1. Three clues about yourself (students will have a chance to guess the mystery reader before you arrive!)
2. TWO times are are able to come (in case we get double responses)
You will hear back from me soon, confirming your time and don't forget IT'S A SECRET!
Thursday 5/19 is Lunch Outside Day- bring a blanket or beach towel!
Thursday 6/2 is Under the Spotlight- SAVE THE DATE for our Poetry Reading Cafe- 2:30pm
We are excited to announce our ABC countdown, which will begin on Wednesday May 4th.
The class has earned another TEAM PARTY! The party will be Monday morning (5/2/16). After our brainstorming session, we combined some ideas to have a...
NATURE-INSPIRED ART PARTY!!!
We will sculpt.
We will draw.
We will dance.
We will be inspired by nature.
The students CAN (but don't have to) bring in nature artifacts from home or outside, such as a birds nest, a beautiful leaf or feather, et. cetera. (Please do not disrupt nature or harm a living creature). Then we will sculpt, draw, or dance to create ART!
Parents- would anyone like to donate some clay for the class party? Email me! email@example.com
Last week we began our poetry unit...our last writing unit of the year! We have been practicing:
Save the Date for our Poetry Cafe... June 2nd in the afternoon, more details TBA.
Thanks to Mrs. Drake for presenting Henri Matisse
Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!
our school code is 19642
When you get to the website:
enter our school code: 19642
select: buy a yearbook
select: quantity you wish to buy
select: buy these items
select: buy these items for a student (in the red box)
select: the green button that says student
Enter: your last name and hit search
select: Add new student name (please add for each student
enter all the details including your credit card and make sure you receive a confirmation code so you know you completed the purchase.
This is the only time the yearbooks will be on sale.
Remember: the deadline is April 24th!
During our latest "Math Talk," I was amazed at all of the different strategies being used. I presented a problem, students solved using mental math, then shared their answers. (Their answers are written on the left.) We first observe all the different answers. What do we notice? Look at the tens place. Look at the ones place. Are any of the answers close to each other? Do any stand out?
Then partners turn and talk. They share their strategies. Many of them realize if/how they made a mistake just by talking it out. Then students share their strategies while I record it on the board (to put a visual to the mental math strategy).
Dec 17-Jan 2- Winter Break