Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and spring vacation. We now are in the final stretch of the year—hard to believe. We have lots of great learning and fun projects ahead. It can be easy to lose focus and dream of summer, but so much important curriculum remains which will help set the stage for 5th grade. Thank you for your support in keeping your child focused and attentive to projects, test preparation and homework. Hopefully the students are rested up and ready to go!
Class pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 14. Please have your student wear Perfect Uniform. Individual pictures are optional, and if your student chooses to have an individual picture taken, he or she will wear Perfect Uniform. The forms for the individual pictures were sent home before spring break and can be picked up in the office.
BINGO BASH: Remember that students are invited to THIS FRIDAY’s Bingo Bash with the teachers. Many students have signed up, but if your child has not, this is the last opportunity. Attached is a flyer and permission slip that need to be turned into the school office no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th. We’re going to have a great time!! Here is the flyer: DOC041215bingo
Curriculum and Homework:
Religion: This week we will be reflecting on the Easter Season and making Easter Candle Crosses to decorate our classroom and hallway. We will also begin our study of the Beatitudes which are a perfect follow-up to the 10 Commandments.
Math: Our upcoming math lessons focus on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, which will lead us into decimals in the coming chapter. Here again you can understand the importance of automatic and accurate recall of math facts. Look for math homework each night this week. Thank you for checking over your child’s work for accuracy.
Spelling: The spelling words this week are for Lesson 15 focusing on words that change the final y to i when adding suffixes.
Reading: This week the students will be reading and practicing a reader’s theater performance of Chris Van Allsburg’s wonderful story Jumanji. The students have been quite excited for this story, and they will get a chance to practice their reading fluency and acting chops when they present for the 3rd graders.
Flat Stanley/LA: Hopefully your child’s “Flat Stanley” was included in some fun spring break activities and is writing about those outings in his/her journal. Remember, students should complete at least one entry a week to have the minimum of 7 entries complete by the May 11th due date. Be sure to refer to the expectations for this project linked here (there should be a hard copy in your child’s filer as well). At least two of the entries should be in cursive.
- Spelling Lesson 15. Test will take place on Friday.
- Math computation problems (not the usual homework)
- Please turn in March reading logs. New logs will be sent home on Monday.
- Review mountain ranges and rivers of WA state for the April 28th test.
- Practice recorders. Students should be practicing notes, information and songs included on all pages up to page 18 in their recorder books.