Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 36 April 28- May 2

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!

   Please take note; there will be no school on Friday May 2nd. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 on Thursday, May 1st.

Please send progress reports back signed. If I did not request a conference and you would like one; please let me know so we can set up a time.

This week, your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
Working With Words- This week's words are night, children, jump, kick, nice & pretty. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

Reading-The class will be focusing on using illustrations and details in texts to describe and identify key ideas. We will be reading an informational text titled Going on a Whale Watch.

Writing- Your child will be finishing up his/her personal narrative about their Easter vacation.

Math- This week your child will be learning various strategies to help him/her add and subtract. We will learn how to use related facts, and using 10 to subtract numbers.

Science- The class will begin to inquire about organisms, plants and animals.

SPANISH WEEK – The Spanish department will be hosting a wax museum this Monday from 1:20 – 2:20 p.m., and as a culminating activity will have an assembly at 2:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend.

DISCOVERY IDOL – Our annual talent show will take place on Thursday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m.

EARLY DISMISSAL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – We want to remind our parents that Thursday is an early dismissal day for students (11:45 a.m.). Our teachers will be devoting the afternoon for curriculum work.

DPTO NEWS – The DPTO asks our school community to mark their calendars and support the following events by attending with family and friends:
Ø  May 10 – Fun Run and Carnival
Ø  May 17 - Garage Sale

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
         -Read Time For Kids Best Buddies

           Write 3 things you learned
 Math- Fact Families pg.437

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
                     -  Read about  Jane Goodall  and answer questions
Math- Using Addition to Subtract pg. 439
Working With Words: Write the words in Alphabetical order

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
                     - Read Article Working Together
                   - Answer questions
 Español: Worksheet
 Working With Words- Study for Thursday's spelling challenge


Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log.
    - Read diagram An Ant’s Body answer questions

Math- Appling Subtraction Fact Strategies wk. pg. 443

 B.19, F.1, F.3 & F.5

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