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 Greetings Filone's Fabulous Fireballs,


There were a few notices sent home last week in your child's agenda concerning the IC Art Show Parent Night on Thursday and our Field Day on May 13th. Please be sure to check your child's agenda for this important information.


 I have extra group (class) photos from LifeTouch that are available for purchase. These will be sold on a first come first serve basis. They are $12.00 and can be purchsed using cash or check. Please make the check payable to LifeTouch and not made out to VCS.


Important Information:


Username and Passwords for ThinkCentral (online math and science access) and ConnectEd (online reading and social studies access)  can be located in the front of your child's agenda planner. Directions were sent home on how to access your textbooks online. They can also be located as a PDF Documents below. 


My Open House Powerpoint is located below for you as a PDF Document. You may refer back to it at anytime to review our classroom policies and procedures. Thank you for all of your support!


Important Reminders:

Please initial all of your child's homework after you have reviewed each assignment for completeness, accuracy and neatness. Agenda planners need to be initialed on a daily basis after all homework assignments have been completed and checked. Your child's behavior number will be written daily in their agenda.

Your child is permitted to bring a water bottle with them to school each day to keep at their desk. Please make sure it has a lid that can be closed tightly to keep any spills from happening.



Our lunch is every day from 11:12-11:37 in Cafeteria 1.


A Glance at Our Week: April 25th-29th


Reading/Language Arts: Unit 6 Week 4


 Weekly Homework: Cursive Handwriting 6.4 Practice is due on Friday, April 29th. Trace the word and write each word in cursive two times each.


Essential Question: How can learning about animals help you respect them?



Shared Read: Butterflies Big and Small

Genre: Expository (Informational Text)



 Comprehension Skill: Text Structure: Compare and Contrast

 Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues

Grammar: Adverbs


Literature Anthology (Close Reading)- Alligators and Crocodiles

Genre: Expository (Informational Text)


Paired Read: (Compare Text)- The Monkey and the Crocodile

Genre: Folktale


Phonics/Fluency: r- Controlled Vowel Syllables


Vocabulary Words-  (Unit 6 Week 4) Can be located in your child's take home folder (plastic sleeve) and as a PDF below. Our vocabulary tests will be taken on Thursdays.

Spelling Words- (Unit 6 Week 4) Can be located in your child's agenda planner and as a PDF below. Our spelling tests will be taken on Fridays.



Math- Getting Ready for Grade 4 End of Year (EOY Lessons 13-16).  

Math Facts: This week we will be focusing on the 50 mixed review facts timed for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Friday's timed fact assessment will be taken for a grade. We will be reviewing the anchor facts (11,12's).


Writing:   Opinion Writing- "Does Technology Hurt Friendships? and "Should Dodgeball be Played in Schoosl?" Introductions, Paragraphs with Text Evidence, and Conclusions.

Social Studies- Unit 2 Celebrating Culture (Lesson 2 "Life in the United States")


Boys and girls, I hope you had a wonderful.  We have a lot of learning, new challenges and fun waiting for us this week! 

I Will Be Waiting With a Smile! See you in Room 335!

Mrs. Filone 



Important Dates:

 April 28th- Intermediate Center Art Show Parent Night- 5:30-7:30 PM

May 3rd- Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. Meeting 6:00 PM (VCMS Gymnasium)

May 6th- Last Day to AR Test

May 13th- Field Day/Reading Ccelebration





























PDF documents
ConnectED- Directions for Log In -
Emergency Contact Form 2015-16 -
Newsletter- April 2016 -
Open House Powerpoint- 2015-16 -
Spelling Lists- (Unit 1- Unit 6) -
ThinkCentral Directions -
ThinkCentral- Directions for Log In -
Vocabulary Words- McGraw Hill Wonders -
Volunteer Application Page 1- 2015-16 -
Volunteer Application- Page 2- 2015-16 -
Wonderworks Field Trip -
Wonderworks Field Trip- Consent Form -

 April 2016
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FSA Math- Session 2; Study Unit 6 Week 1 Spelling Words; Cursive Handwriting Practice DUE on Friday; Reading Log; Study 50 mixed review facts- timed for 2 min. 30 sec.

Reading Log; Study Spelling Words; Math EOY (end-of-year) Lesson 1; Study 50 mixed review facts- 2 min. 30 sec.

Reread the Weekly Story "King Midas and the Golden Touch"; Study Unit 6 Week 1 Vocabulary; Reading Log; Study Spelling Words; Math EOY Lesson 2; Study 50 mixed review facts- Timed for 2 min. 30 sec.

Selection Test Today on "King Midas" and Unit 6 Week 1 Vocab.; Reading Log; Study Spelling Words; Math EOY Lesson 3; Study 50 mixed facts- Timed for 2 min. 30 sec.

Cold Read Assessment; Spelling Test; Fact Assessment- 50 Mixed Review Facts (0,1,2,5 and 10's). Have a Wonderful Weekend!



Cursive Handwriting Practice 6.2 is DUE on Friday; Reading Log; Study Unit 6 Week 2 Spelling Words; Math Lesson EOY 5; Study the Multiples of 3,6,9- timed for 2 min. 30 sec.







Cursive Handwriting 6.3 is DUE on Friday; Reading Log; Study Unit 6 Week 3 Spelling Words; Math EOY LEsson 10; Study Review Facts 7,8,9's- 2 min. 30 sec.

Field Trip - Wonderworks (BLUE uniform Shirt); Reading Log

Reread Ellen Ochoa; Study Unit 6 Week 3 Vocabulary; Reading Log; Math EOY Lesson 11; Study review facts 7,8,9- 2 min. 30 sec.

Reading Log; Study Spelling Words; Math EOY Lesson 12; Study Review Facts 7,8,9- 2 min. 30 sec.

Unit 6 Week 3 Cold Read Assessment; Unit 6 week 3 Spelling Test; Fact Assessment- multiples of 7,8,9- timed 2 min. 30 sec.; Have a Wonderful Weekend!









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