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May News

READING—We continue with Civil Rights Heroes.  We will learn about Sylvia Mendez. All students have made so much individual reading progress this year!  PLEASE keep reading this summer so they stay at their level (or get better) upon entering 3rd grade.  Goodwill, Once Upon a Child, and yard sales are great places for cheap kids books.  Of course, checking out the library is fun too :)  Also, I'll be glad to send sight word lists home if you request them.

WRITING—Some students are now working to earn their cursive license!  Each week, all students will be assessed on how well they can form a 5 sentence paragraph. 

SPELLING—Words each week will have a special feature/pattern, which goes along with our Really Great Reading program.   Students should be studying their list of words, which are written in their planners.  We will have tests on Fridays.

MATH—Students continue to need extra practice counting money and telling time--use real coins and clocks if possible.  Our final units include measuring temperature, symmetry, and geometry (shapes).

SCIENCE—Students will study more about plants as natural resources.

SOCIAL STUDIES—We are learning about economics, especially the three types of resources used to make a product.  Later this month, students will create a product to 'sell' in the classroom, and they will see economics in action!  Read and study the study guide each night.

SCHEDULE

7:25-7:55 Arrive, breakfast in classroom, morning work
7:55-8:10 Heggerty Phonics
8:15-8:40 Really Great Reading Phonics
8:40-10:10 Wit and Wisdom Reading
10:15-10:45 Reading Small Groups (Intervention and Enrichment)
10:45-11:15 Science/Social Studies
11:15-11:50 Recess and Bathroom/Wash hands for lunch
11:50-12:20 Lunch
12:20-1:30 Math
1:35-2:15 Specials(M-Library, T-Art, W-Music, Th-PE, F-Spanish)
2:15-2:25 Pack up and Dismissal


NOTES...

**May 2--PALS TESTING
**May 3--Yearbooks go on sale
**May 4--Star Wars Day--dress up and activities
**May 5--Cinco de Mayo activities
**May 6--Interims and Cogat testing results
**May 30--NO SCHOOL--Memorial Day
**May 31--Field Day
**June 9--LAST DAY--out early 12:25
**THANK YOU to those who continue to donate snacks! 

**Sign homework planners each night and encourage RESPECTFUL behavior.  Please remind your child about ways to help at school.  Being KIND--being a leader, not a follower--cleaning up after him/herself.

**Remember Fishburn water bottles each day and tennis shoes for recess/gym.

**WISH LIST:  Pre-sharpened regular pencils, individually wrapped snacks for those without, and candies/prizes for rewards.