May 31 Garden Work Party
June 4 Zoo Trip - Chaperones Needed
June 5 Celebrations of Learning
June 7 All School Talent Show
June 13 Field Day
June 14 Bridging Ceremony and Last Day of School!
Homework - More details posted on the Homework Page
1. Read for at least 20 minutes per day and fill out your reading log each night. Your parents must sign your reading log.
As Needed (Please check with your Plover)
1. Migration Writing Homework
2. PLP Goal Work
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will have an extended project time ("In and About") to work on our migration projects and presentations. Students will work on publishing a book about their animal, creating a poster for Celebrations of Learning and practicing their speeches. Next Tuesday, we will go to the Oregon Zoo with the Puffins!
This week in Third Grade math, we will return to our study of multiplication so that students can gain fluency with their facts to 12. Some students still need to share the posters they created to explain their solution to a multi-step story problem. We will also complete an end-of-the-year math work sample and assessment over the next two weeks.
There is no math homework this week.
This week in Fourth Grade math, students will work on a variety of assignments. We will focus on completing a math work sample. Students, who have not yet presented, will share their name geometry project. If time, we will begin independently designing a one-story dream home. On Friday, students will work in the computer lab to review and reflect on their math goals. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the short week and the end of the year approaching, there will be no more math homework.
The Plovers are using the majority of our project and writing time to become experts on the animals they chose to research for the migration project. Many students have already completed their rough drafts and are hard at work on the final copy of their All About Book, which will be displayed at Celebrations of Learning on June 5th! They are working on animal masks with Teresa in Art and they started to make informational posters during our "In and About" last week. We will devote a lot of class time to research projects in the coming weeks, but students may need to work on their reports at home as well, especially if they have been absent. It is very important that writing comes back to school EVERY DAY so that students can continue working on their projects at school.
We completed our read aloud book, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look, last week. For our final read aloud, we will conduct an all-class book club! Each student will receive their own copy of Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater and a reading response log to keep track of their thinking while reading. We will alternate between reading out loud, reading to ourselves, and reading with a friend. Students will meet in small groups daily to discuss each chapter and complete a variety of short written responses.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at email@example.com. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone, come into the classroom before or after school, or call me before 8PM at home.