Week of May 13, 2013
*Tuesday, May 14th - DIBELS 1:30-2:30
*Wednesday, May 15th - Tribute to Excellence 9 AM
*Friday, May 17th - Olympic Day AM
*Friday, May 17th - Sports Day
*Friday, May 17th - Longfellow PTO Picnic 5-8PM
*Tuesday, May 21st - Talent Show (9:00 AM for students, 7:00 PM for families)
*Friday, May 24th - Twin Day
*Monday, May 27th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
*Thursday, May 30th - Last day of school! Flip-Flop Day, and third trimester report cards go home
Super Summer Math:
Math: Students will work with volume and geometry this week.
Reading/Language Arts: This week we will continue to read selections that go along with our Habitat and Ecosystems Unit in Science. They will also continue working on a project that will be due Monday, May 20.
As we move primarily into basing instruction off Common Core Standards, all assessments will be in the written form. *You will not see weekly Treasures multiple choice tests or practice book pages for homework any more. However, students will continue with grammar and spelling instruction.
Writing: Our last writing project will be a fictional narrative. We will discuss story elements, writing strong beginnings, middles and eds, and using dialog.
Science: Students begin creating their eco-columns (mini ecosystems made from 2-liter pop bottles). There will be a quiz on Friday, May 17.
Homework: Please check assignment notebooks daily for updated HW assignments. Missing HW will result in lost recess time and/or academic study hall.
Spelling: Spelling lists will be stapled in assignment notebooks on Monday every week. Please have your child work on the spelling web site,http://www.spellingcity.com/aschroeder/ Lists are organized by unit, week, color. Students should spend at least 30 minutes every week studying their spelling words. If you don't have access to a computer at home to study, ask Ms. Biggins for a list of spelling activities.
Custom Typing: The username for custom typing at home is:
Password is bears2011
Students should spend 10 minutes, 3 days a week on custom typing.
Healthy Snacks: A light healthy snack and water bottle may be brought into class every day.
Take Home Folder/ Assignment Books: Your child should be bringing home his/her assignment book and a take home (homework) folder every day. Please check both for assignments, notes, and other information. Signatures only required for those with chronic missing HW.
P.E.: Your child is required to wear gym shoes in PE class, so they should either keep a pair of gym shoes in their locker, or wear them on the day they have class. Our gym day is on Tuesday.
Contact: Preferred method is email: firstname.lastname@example.org