Happy June and the second to last week of the school year! It is hard to imagine the year will be coming to a close so quickly. This week we will be wrapping up some units of study and taking some end of the year assessments. No studying will be required for most assessments. Homework: there will still be math homework Monday and Tuesday which will review for our end of the year math test on Wednesday. Our final spelling test is this Friday for Lesson 24. Study sheets were passed out last Friday.
A Message from Ms. Corrigan on Summer Reading Practice: Once again, Mrs. Harris will be sending out a calendar for students to track their summer reading and strive to meet the All-School Reading Challenge. I highly encourage ALL students to do this!! The librarian from the Seattle Public Library will be here this week to explain their Summer Reading Program, as well.
In the past, I’ve prepared for students simple reading practice packets that contained a selection of short reading passages followed by comprehension questions. I have had a few requests to send these again. I will open it up to everyone that I teach in grades 2, 3, and 4. I just ask that you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know that you’d like one for your child.. I’ll include directions. I’ll be preparing these this week and sending them home with your child on Monday, June 8th.
Let’s take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to keep all the great reading progress going! Thank you–Ms. Corrigan.
Summer Math Practice: I also am strongly recommending that all students take part in some type of math review this summer. We have learned many new challenging concepts this year—just a few short but focused practice sessions each week can make a big difference! If you have not yet checked out the TenMarks online summer program, please do so. I will also be preparing some paper/pencil math packets for those that request one. Please email me if this is something you would like to receive. Let me know if you have any questions about summer math work.
Book Report Presentations I am looking forward to seeing the Mystery Book Report presentations this week. This is always a fun and diverse project.
Pray for sun!! Our final field trip of the year will take place next Wednesday June 10th. Hopefully the weather will cooperative and give us a rain free day. We will learn about the early history of Seattle on the very entertaining, and historical Underground Tour. For those of you that have been on the public tour before, please know that this tour is geared for school age students and very appropriate! Following the tour we will we will head to Alki to eat our lunches and have some playtime together on the same beach that the Denny Party landed on in 1851. Along with their sack lunches, students may want to bring a water bottle, especially if it is hot. If you signed up to drive/chaperone you will be getting an email later this week with some specific information.
I forgot to ask for an extra two to three dollars to help cover the parking costs on the field trip if you are not driving. We would appreciate any donations to help cover this cost for our drivers. Thank you!
Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be distributed to the students on Thursday at the end of the day. We will provide some signing time on Friday the 5th, and students can bring them in next Monday and Tuesday to sign during recess times.
Cleaning Days next Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th! All students are asked to bring in a sturdy bag or two so that they can bring home the contents of their desks, as well as some rags for cleaning. Thank you! Many of the items the students will bring home like scissors and rulers can be used next year. I have been keeping a portfolio of some of the bigger and more “special” projects and assignments this year. These items will come home in a separate large “portfolio folder” the students will make. Don’t throw away this portfolio without taking out what you could like to save!
Our last collection for the year to support our Uganda Students is this week! Thank you for support of these deserving students.
Have a great week—I know it is busy—for everyone, but it is so important for the students to remain focused and attentive to their class work and homework for a few more days. Thank you for your assistance.
Happy first week of June!