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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 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

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 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!!!

To track your child's progress on AR, the website is:

Thanks! Mrs. France





PDF documents
Anecdote Model - Anecdote Model
April Newsletter - April Newsletter
August Newsletter - August Newsletter
Benchmark Model - Benchmark Model
Buffalo Basket Parent Letter - Buffalo Basket Parent Letter
December Newsletter - December Newsletter
Expository Benchmark Essay - Expository Benchmark Essay
February Newsletter - February Newsletter
Holiday Party - Holiday Party
March Newsletter - March Newsletter
May Newsletter - May Newsletter
November Newsletter - November Newsletter
October Newsletter - October Newsletter
Pre Write Frame - Pre Write Frame
Puzzle Piece Poster Project - Puzzle Piece Poster Project
Puzzle Piece Project Outline - Puzzle Piece Project Outline
September Newsletter - September Newsletter
Spelling Bee Grade 4 List - Spelling Bee Grade 4 List
Spelling Bee Grade 5 List - Spelling Bee Grade 5 List
Spelling Bee Parent Letter - Spelling Bee Parent Letter
St. Augustine - St. Augustine
St. Augustine Consent Form - St. Augustine Consent Form
Story Map - Story Map
Tropicana Speech Graphic Organizer - Tropicana Speech Graphic Organizer
Tropicana Speech Outline - Tropicana Speech Outline
Tropicana Speech Parent Letter - Tropicana Speech Parent Letter
Veteran Essay Parent Letter - Veteran Essay Parent Letter
Volunteer Application - Volunteer Application
Volunteer Application - Volunteer Application
Writing Rubric - Writing Rubric

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