I hope you all have a safe and happy summer! Enjoy this time with your families! :)
Our Classroom Awards Ceremony is Friday, May 23 from 10 - 11 am. Come and share in this special day!
Spring Pictures were sent home. If you are wanting to buy a sheet or the whole package, please bring appropriate payment in, otherwise please return the package to the School by Friday, May 16. Thanks!
We do have snack after Specials each morning, around 9:15. Please encourage your child to bring in a healthy snack (cut-up fruit, pretzels, crackers, etc...) and we always need extra snacks, if you would like to donate (please include receipt for PI) Thanks so much!!
This year Language Arts and Social Studies are connected together online under www.mcgrawill-hill.connected.com. Your child has a user name and password that is located in the front of your child's agenda. In Reading this month we will be focusing on problem and solution, main ideas and key details, plot, context clues, and synonyms/antonyms. Our Cold Reads and Spelling Tests will be on Fridays. Our spelling words this week are owl words. Your child also has a FCAT Explorer user name and password, which is great review to use at home, too, on www.fcatexplorer.com.
In Social Studies we are focusing on Florida in modern times. Our big ideas are that economies affect people and people affect societies. We are discussing Florida's economy, government, and citizenship. We will also discuss the impact of immigration. Our Unit 5 test will be Thursday, May 1. All SS tests are open book.
Math and Science are connected together on www.thinkcentral.com. Your child has a user name and password that is located in the front of the agenda, for this as well. This month in math we are focusing on multiplying fractions by whole numbers. The denominators stay the same! Our Chapter 8 Math Test will be Thursday, May 15.
In Science we are studying all about plant and animals. All Science tests are open book. We will discuss concepts such as in life cycles and habitats. Our Unit 10 Test will be Friday, May 2.
Our Writing is coming along! I am so proud of my wonderful writers! We have been learning how to write Expository Essays. Please refer to our benchmark models and pre-write planning frame located under PDFs for reference. We are doing great on creating our "prove-its." We are now going to focus on Narrative Essays. Narrative essays usually have a problem, attempts to solve that problem that fully support the problem, and a solution that strongly relates to the problem. Check out your child's writing on our wall outside our classroom door!
Our class is collecting box tops and soup can labels. Please send any you may have in with your child anytime. We have WON the box top contest for the 1st Nine Weeks! Way to go, parents and students!!!