May 20 Library Visit (Final visit)
May 22 All day Out & About to Haystack Rock
May 23 Scholastic Orders Due
May 27 No School
May 30 Celebrations of Learning
Homework Due by Friday, May 24th
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete 20 minutes of typing practice.
3. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice (click here for DreamBox).
4. Optional - Compete Opinion Paragraph of the Week
Prompt: Should teachers give homework over the summer? Support your opinion.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
This week, we will visit Haystack Rock for bird watching and tide pool exploration! Next week, we will go to the Backyard Garden. Chaperones are still needed for our final Out & About to Fernhill Wetlands on June 5th!
Community Breakfast - Cereal/bagels and fruit needed this Friday and next Friday.
Out & About Chaperones - Needed 6/5 (Fernhill Wetlands).
Celebrations of Learning - Book Swap!
At Celebrations of Learning next week, the Plover and Puffins will host an interactive "Book Tasting!" This event is an opportunity for Level 2 students to show off their favorite books, and for family and friends to sample different genres, authors, topics, and book series. We hope to help get students and families excited for summer reading!
Visitors will also have an opportunity to participate in a “Book Swap” out in the Level 2 hallway. If you have books that you would like to donate to the book swap, please have your Plover bring them in during school on Wednesday May 29th or Thursday May 30th. This will help us get set up before Celebrations of Learning. Books should be in good condition and can be for younger or older readers (K-8). To help keep this event manageable, please limit your donations to no more than 5 books per student.
Scholastic Book Clubs
Class Code: L79X9
Order Due Date: THURSDAY MAY 24th by 9pm
- Go to scholastic.com/bookclubs
- Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: L79X9
- Shop and submit your child's book order.
- As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.
State (SBAC) Testing Continues on May 20th
We will continue with the Smarter Balanced math testing this week. Please help support your Plover by: encouraging them to do their best, making sure they eat breakfast and bring a snack, and helping them get plenty of sleep. Testing is administered in the computer lab in short sessions, and students have the opportunity to work on the same test over multiple sessions so they can work at their own pace.
Last week we learned about flowers: what they do for the plant, how they work, and more. We solved the mystery, “Why do plants grow flowers?” (it’s to attract pollinators!), and then we learned how and why flowers are pollinated. Students dissected flowers in the Backyard Garden during our Out & About and then drew diagrams in their science journals. We also watched some clips from the Disney Nature documentary Wings of Life to see how flowers and pollinators benefit each other.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone or set up a time to meet with me before/after school.