Week of April 2

Hey guys!!!!  Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter with family and friends.  I can’t believe we are down to our last weeks of school.  This year has FLOWN by!  Your kiddos are doing so great.  I am so proud of them!

A few notes before we move on to what we are learning about.  Your student should have brought home a note today for our field trip next Wednesday.  I need this form back as soon as possible.  This note will serve as their permission slip to go and let us know how many lunches might be needed from the cafeteria.  If I do not get this form back, they will not be allowed to go.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  The first round of STAAR testing will begin next Tuesday and Wednesday (this is why we are vacating the building on Wednesday) so you will be unable to eat with your kiddo on Tuesday.  We have to keep it as quiet as possible for our upstairs friends.

Spelling:  We will have a spelling test tomorrow on the following words:  no, make, than, first, been, its, who, now, people my

Math:  Please continue to work with your kiddos on time and counting a collection of coins!!!  We are really focusing on number patterns (skip counting) by 2’s, 4’s, 5’s, and 10’s.  We are also starting double digit addition without re-grouping.

Writing:  Our big focus is on, as it has been, making sure our stories have a beginning-middle-end and that we use our imagination.  We will chart what gets a capital letter and what punctuation person I need to use. We have talked about these things all year but I will be holding them accountable for these in the last 9 weeks.  I have really had a hard time this year getting these sweeties to just use their imagination and write, so the mechanics (punctuation, talking marks, commas, etc..) have not been too much of a focus for us.

Science/Social Studies:  We are learning about the amazing state of Texas over the next two weeks.  We will learn the capital, regions, state symbols, where things can be located, and neighboring states.

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