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  • This newsletter is written for the coming week of May 17th.

       Reading Workshop:   This week we learned how author's view points can be bias.    We practiced how to look at a text critically.  We learned what words to look for and clues to look for to identify the view point of the author.   We also practiced infering with poems.  Next week we will start our last unit of social issues.

    Mobymax - Mobymax is a great place for students to get extra practice with phonics patterns, sight words, lang. and reading skills.  Mobymax can be accessed through Clever.   

    Writing workshop:   We have been writing our fractured fairytales.  The students are doing a wonderful job.    Next week we will finish our fairytales and start writing stories.

    Word work:    Spelling words this week are homophones.  The students can study their words and patterns on Spelling City if they want.  It is located in Clever.  

    Math:     We have started Unit 8 measuring to the nearest 1/4 inch and mult. factors.  We will continue Unit 8 next week.  
    Mult. facts -  All students are working on all of the facts. Some students are practicing their division now.  Now every Wed. I'm giving the students a time test of 50 problems in 4 min.  They really should start to be memorizing these now.  They should have all of the facts from 1's - 10's memorized  by the end of the year.  After a students pass a test, they will get a prize.
     Addition and Subtraction Facts:  Students have been given addition and subtraction fact triangles to study at home.  Moby max "fact fluency" and "Xtra Math" are other good places to practice the facts.  There are also websites on my Clever page that students can use to help study their facts.
     Free Apps:    Math cards and math fact master: speed math are free apps that can help students study addition, subtraction, mult., and division facts.
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  •  Important Announcements
     Homework - The week of May 17th
    Reading:  Kids will be asked to read for 20 min. each night for a total of 80 min.  I will collect their reading log on Friday.  Please make sure that your child's reading log gets signed.

    Math homework will be sent home Monday through Thursday.  

    IRead:  The results for IREAD have been sent home by email.

    Economics Project - Here are the important dates for the economic's project. Also, if students make a bath bomb, soap or something along those lines please include ingridients with each one made for those that have allergies.

    • Monday, May 10 - Students need to have project idea finalized (idea permission form needs to be signed and returned by this date). 
    • Wed. May 26th - storefront posters will be brought in and shared; stores will be set up.
    • Thurs. May 27th – All students will visit stores to see what they can buy with their money.  All products must be completed and brought to school with students, so that they can set up and be ready for shopping day.  We will also continue to share posters.

            Fri. May 28th - Shopping day – stores open for business!


    Class Reward: Next Friday the 21st we are going to have flashlight reading. The students will be allowed to bring in a flashlight, a small pillow, and little stuffed animal.  They can also wear pj's.


    Class Auction: On the second to last day of school our class is going to have an end of the year auction.  They will be able to use their money that they have been earning this quarter to buy items in our auction.  If you would like to donate some items to the auction it would be much appreciated.  In the past I have had items such as, markers, pencils, eraser, pencil grips, baseball cards, water toys, books, etc. brought in.  The dollar store, target and walmart are good places to find these items.  Please no food or drink.  Thank you for your help.

     Library:   The students will choose books online and then the librarian will bring them down to the room.  Students should have last week's books turned in on Wednesday.
     Transportation Changes: If you have any change in transportation, 
    (i.e. - your child normally rides the bus and is a car rider one day for 
    whatever reason).  I need you to please send in a note with your child.  
    I will send this note to the office so that they are aware of the change.
     Clever, Sumdog, Epic, Prodigy and Mobymax:   Students have a yellow sheet that they will always keep in their homework folders.  This sheet has login cards and passwords on it.  Right now logins to Clever, Google Docs, Canvas, Sumdog, Epic and Prodigy are on the sheet.    Mobymax is also a great app for students to use to sharpen all skills.  The students have an automatic login to Mobymax through Clever.
     IPads - Just a reminder to make sure these are charged and brought to school everyday.  


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  • Classroom Schedule

    7:20 - 8:05 Word work/Intervention

    8:05 - 8:15 Community Circle

    8:15 - 9:15 Math
    9:15 - 9:45 Specials

    9:45 - 10:45 Writing
    10:45 - 11:10 Recess

    11:20 - 11:50 lunch

    11:50 - 1:20 Reading

    1:20 - 2:150 Word Work/Intervention
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