Thursday, February 15, 2018

3rd 9 weeks-week 6

Dear Family,
A huge thank you to all the moms that helped during our Valentine’s party.  Your kids had a wonderful time!

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in Six Flags and Schlitterbahn reading logs.  Here are links if you need a new log.

On Monday, I sent out an email about our Class Poetry Book.  See below for highlights...
Each family has a chance to order a personal copy for only softcover for $19.95 or hardcover for $ 24.95. Order forms are due back by Friday, March 9th.
Important Information:
1)  Please make checks payable to Studentreasures Publishing NOT the school.
2)  Ordering Online: Please be sure to include the Authorization Code on the order form and return it to school with your child.
3)  Even if you do not wish to purchase a copy, please send back the form with NO marked so that it is indicated that your child’s page can be included in our class book and so that our class will receive a free book for all to enjoy.

Next Week…
Math: Students will practice and develop a deeper understanding of the idea that addition facts can help them solve subtraction facts because they are related. When given 3 numbers student should be able to generate the two addition and two subtraction facts that are related to these three given numbers.  For example related facts for: 3, 4, 7...3+4=7, 4+3=7, 7-4=3, 7-3=4

Science: We will be wrapping up our unit on Living/Non-living, Interdependence, and Food Chains. We will review with several activities and test on Friday.

Reading with Integrated Social Studies:  This week, students will continue to learn about goods and services by reading and discussing the books: Daisy Diaz Shakes Up Camp and Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday.  Students will learn that goods and services may be provided/received/exchanged by other means.  For example, bartering (exchanging) and trading may be used to fulfill your needs and wants.  We will also discuss that people need to make choices when things are scarce.

Writing:  Students will select a poem from their collection and begin working on their individual page for our published class poetry book. This will include getting the poem to final copy form (written in pen) along with an illustration. While working on their page for our book, they will also be creating their own little poetry books that will house a collection of their own poems they wrote throughout our poetry unit.     

Campus News...

Field Day Announcements
Schedule of Events:
2nd& 3rd Grades –8:00-9:45 am
4th& 5th Grades –10:00-11:45 am
K & 1st Grades –12:30 –2:15 pm

We need Parent Volunteers!
If you can donate any amount of time to help us run a station at Field Day, please visit our sign up genius link listed below. We appreciate you helping us make this day a success!

Important Dates…
  • Feb. 16 Six Flags Read To Succeed and Schlitterbahn Reading Logs due
  • Feb.19-20 No School/Student Holiday
  • Feb. 21-March 1 Apex Fun Run Fundraiser
  • March 1 APEX Fun Run (on the track)
  • March 6 3rd Grade Economics Fair (send in your quarters if you would like to make purchases)
  • March. 9 Field Day
  • March 9 Studentreasures class poetry book orders due (even if you marked no, please return form)
  • March 12-16 Spring Break
  • March 30 No school/holiday


Thursday, February 8, 2018

3rd 9 weeks-week 5

Dear Family,
Valentine party is Feb. 14.  I emailed all families details earlier this week. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Next Week…
Math: Students will learn to solve addition equations when one addend is missing. They will use part-part-whole mats as a tool to help them solve for the unknown addend. We will continue to review place value.

Science: This week, we will continue our unit on Living/Non-Living and Interdependence with a focus on Interdependence and Food Chains. Students will explore these relationships among living things through interactive games and hands on activities.

Reading:  Students will continue to read and interpret poetry. Students need to understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author’s sensory language creates imagery in poetry. The students will use chants, songs and rhyme to further their understanding of interpreting poems.

Writing:  Students will continue their study of poetry and practice writing new kinds of poems. The types of poems students will learn about and write this week include: haiku, diamante, and 5 senses.  Students will also be bringing home an order form for a class book we will be writing in class when we return from Spring Break.  The cost of the book is $19.95 and checks need to be made out to Student Treasures.  (All the ordering information is included on the ordering form your child will be bringing home.)  

Campus News...
The 2018 KLRU Kids Writing Contest is open for submissions until March 31st! If you have a K-5 writer in your family itching to share their work, head over to the KLRU contest website for more information.  A few entry packets are also available in the library.  http://www.klru.org/education/2018-klru-kids-writers-contest/

Important Dates…
  • Feb. 9 PTA Movie Night CANCELED
  • Feb. 8-13 Scholastic Book Fair (opens at 2:50 PM. on 8th; closes at noon on 13th)
  • Feb. 16 Six Flags Read To Succeed and Schlitterbahn Reading Logs due
  • Feb.19-20 No School/Student Holiday
  • Feb. 21-March 1 Apex Fun Run Fundraiser
  • March 1 APEX Fun Run (on the track)
  • March 6 3rd Grade Economics Fair (send in your quarters if you would like to make purchases)
  • Mar. 9 Field Day
  • March 12-16 Spring Break
  • March 20 Student Treasures Order Forms due back from students (please mark no if not ordering)
  • March 30 No school/holiday