Week of 4/23- 4/27

Spelling/Phonics– This week we will review different spelling rules for phonemic awareness.

Reading– We are going to start an ocean and ocean animal theme. We are learning about the different zones in the ocean and what animals we find in that zone.

Math– We are beginning our measurement unit. This week our focus will be centimeters and inches.

*Field Day will be Thursday, April 26th 12:30-2:30. I will have a sign out sheet for you to sign your child out as soon field day is over. We ask that your child not bring their backpack or a change of clothes on that day because our field day is at the end of the day and our classrooms will be locked so they will not be able to come back in the building to get their things. The teachers will come back in the building when field day is over.

Penick Park Field Trip- Earth Day Celebration

Tomorrow is our celebration of Earth Day at Penick Park. We will have our CHAMPS Assembly and then get ready to board the bus to be at the park by 9:00am. I have put our field trip schedule on this blog for you to know where your child will be. They can bring a hat to wear during the day but they will need to keep up with it. Please put sunscreen on them before they leave home. We will be playing a lot and so they need to wear socks and tennis shoes. We would love for parents to help with stations if you are able to come. You would travel with your child’s class. We ask that your child stay with their teacher (Class) at all times. I will have a ziplock baggie with their name on it to put their lunch in because it will be placed in a cooler with ice. We will have one water bottle for them and a place to refill it at the park. If you would like to send an additional drink for them to carry or have with their lunch please make sure to put their first and last name on it. They may also bring a can of corn or live worms for fishing. All fishing equipment and other activity equipment will be provided. Please DO NOT bring any additional fishing poles or sports equipment. Also Mrs. Koonce has asked that you please leave your pets at home. There are some children with pet allergies or that have a fear of dogs and we want this to be a positive experience for them.
I have also told the students to leave their backpacks at home. I will not be checking planners or reading logs, so they don’t need them. Also, if you check your child out at the park their backpack will be left at school all weekend. I will have a sign out sheet if you would like to leave with your child from the park.

Schedule for Penick Park

Station 1 (Softball/Baseball)- 9:00-9:30
Station 2 (Kickball)- 9:35-10:10
Station 3 (Playground)- 10:15-10:50
Station 4 (Gaga Ball/Sidewalk chalk)- 10:55-11:25
Lunch – 11:30- 12:00
Station 5 (Fishing) 12:05-12:35
Station 6 (Playground)- 12:40- 1:10

Important Information

-If your child is getting a snow cone from Kona ice, money is due this Thursday. They will be at the school on Tuesday, April 24th.

-There will be no school on Monday, April 23rd.

– Field Day is Thursday, April 26th 12:30-2:30. You may sign your child out on Field Day with their teacher. Please do not leave with your child until you have seen and signed your child out with their teacher.

Week of 4/16-4/20

Spelling/Phonics– This week is our last spelling test of the year. Here are our words:
New words- end, left, us, never, last
Review words- are, have, their, other, people, find, use, know, our, place, number

Reading- We are finishing up our PBL on the 3 R’s and conservation this week. We are making our final projects all this week.

Math– We are continuing shapes this week with 3D (dimensional) shapes and what the attributes are of each 3D shape. (faces, vertices and edges)

*Don’t forget our field trip is this Friday at Penick Park at 9:00. If your child is bringing a lunch from home please make sure that it is in a plastic bag or baggie marked with their name on it. They do not need to bring their backpack. There will also be a sign out sheet at the park if you would like to take your child home from the park.

Week of 4/9-4/13

Spelling/Phonics– We are having another spelling test this week. Here are our words:
New words: read, under, own, set, line
Review words: they, there, their, these, who, people, much, right, even, every, found

Reading- We are continuing our PBL and so this week our focus is The Lorax story about how we need to conserve trees and all our natural resources.

Math- This week our focus will be 2D (2 dimensional) shapes and what are the attributes of a 2D shape as well as the attributes of a polygon.
For a shape to be considered a polygon it has to have 3 attributes:
1. Has to have at least 3 or more sides
2. Has to have straight lines, vertices and no curves
3. Has to be a closed figure

*Intermediate has STAAR testing this week so parents will not allowed to eat lunch with their children on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or bring them lunch to the school.

Week of 4/2-4/6

Spelling/Phonics– We have a spelling test this week. Here are our words:
New words- air, big, give, should, home
Review words- they, there, their, these, other, people, because, such, different, between, name

*We will have our spelling test on Thursday instead of Friday this week. I have prior commitments on Friday and will not be at school.

Reading– We are continuing our PBL project. This week we are learning all about plants, why they are important to us, the parts of a plant, the plant lifecycle and how plants help our environment.

Math– We are finishing up our last week with clocks and telling time to the minute.

*We are down to our last 4 sticks of glue and we have 2 months of school left. Please send glue sticks with your child if you are able.*

Important Things to Remember

March 26th– Reading Contest Starts

March 27th– Easter Eggs are Due (Remember to number 1-12 and put your child’s first & last name on the 12th egg.)

March 28th– Party Favors and Snack are Due; Scholastic Book Orders are Due

March 29th– Easter Parties 12:00-1:00

March 30– No school! Good Friday

*If your child does not bring eggs for the easter egg hunt they will not get to participate in the hunt.
Please try and bring them by tomorrow. If you are not able to, then at least have them by Wednesday so that I know who needs or has eggs for the hunt. Thank you!

Week of 3/26-3/30

Spelling/Phonic– Due to this being short week with Easter Parties and Good Friday, we will not have a spelling test this week. We will review different phonics lessons we have done throughout the year.

Reading– We are continuing our PBL on the 3 R’s.

Math- We will continue telling time on an analog and digital clock. This week our focus will be time in 5 minute increments.

Easter Party

A note went home today about the Easter Party we will be having on Thursday, March 29th at 12:00. Your child has been assigned an item to bring by Wednesday, March 28th. They will also need to bring 12 plastic filled eggs by Tuesday, March 27th. Tape and number the eggs 1-12, then put your child’s first and last name on the 12th egg only. Please, NO peanut products as there are children with peanut allergies. We will also need 2-3 parent volunteers to hide eggs and 2-3 parents to help set up snacks in the classroom. Please indicate on your child’s note if you would like to help. Don’t hesitate to call or send a note if you have any questions.