I cannot believe we only have one month before school is over! This school year has flown by and I have enjoyed every second of this school year. We have been super busy inside the classroom and cannot wait to see everyone at Evening in the Garden!
If you have not sent in an envelope with your address and two stamps, please do so!
Below are important dates and things that will be covered over the next couple of weeks! The last few days of school will be themed! Stay tune for the fun!
May 1- Evening in the Garden! It was so great to see each and everyone of you tonight. It was difficult to mingle with everyone with the new set up, but I hope you enjoyed the evening! The link is available to watch the video the students made to share their knowledge about saving the Monarch Butterfly.
May 3- Yogli Mogli spirit night from 2:30-8:00. End a night of sports practice or a hot day with a sweet treat and support Ford Elementary.
May 4- Pay $1 towards Ford Foundation and wear a hat for the day!
Placement letters are also due on this day! Placement letters should include the student’s name and grade they will be entering in August 2018. The intent of the letters should be to convey the student’s strengths and/or weaknesses, personality and learning style. Also be reminded, we cannot honor requests for specific teachers. These letters should be no more than one page in length. Letters that request specific teachers or are longer than one page will not be considered.
May 8- Field Day. Thank you so much to the parent volunteers who have stepped up to help with this event. Please dress your child in clothing that is suitable to run and play in, as well as get wet! Please also send your student with a full change of clothes (undergarments as well), socks, and shoes. It is also important to send them with a water bottle. We will have a cooler available to keep items cool.
May 11- Parent Appreciation Drop- In from 7:30-8:00a.m. Come in and enjoy a quick bite to eat with your favorite student. We are so very thankful for the support you have shown us as a classroom throughout the school year. It would not have been possible without you! Please RSVP and let me know you are coming!
May 17- Market Day at 9:30am. Please see the letter sent home with information concerning Market Day! This is a fun way students are able to incorporate Social Studies standards learned this nine weeks. Please know the item you choose must be homemade. Parents are welcome if you wish!
May 21- Ice Cream Social (End of Year Classroom Party) from 1:00-1:30. The children will enjoy ice cream with toppings and an afternoon of recess. Parents are more than welcome to join us for this event!
May 22 and 23- Early Release. Students will be release at 12:30p.m. and the 23 is our last day of school!
Reading: Studying context clues and taking them a step deeper was fun. You will begin to see your child’s vocabulary grow as they implement these skills in their reading. As a class we are diving deep into the main idea and supporting details, making sure we branch away from just stating the topic. To end the nine weeks we will be comparing non-fiction and fiction texts.
Phonics: This week will be out last phonics unit. Students have used learned spelling patterns throughout their writing. Please encourage them to start each sentence with a capital letter, end each sentence with the proper punctuation, and capitalize those proper nouns.
Math: Introducing the children to repeated addition and multiplication was fun! They have been looking forward to this ALL year long, with some even practicing at home. We have reviewed 2D and 3D shapes and will work on partitioning and creating/identifying equal parts! To end the nine weeks, students will work on money word problems. Please do not forget to practice addition and subtraction facts at home. Fluency is so important!
Writing: This nine weeks, we will cover all three genres of writing- narrative, informational, and opinion. Students have written about the plant’s life cycle and Jimmy Carter. We will see if they can persuade me on not having homework for the rest of the school year 🙂
Science: We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the life cycle of animals, plants, and insects. The children have been able to explore this through planting their own “greenhouse,” tracking the chick’s life cycle over the last 21 days (they are here), and watching a caterpillars life cycle take place twice this year! The children did a fabulous job creating our garden to save the Monarch Butterfly (see link above).
Social Studies: We have loved learning about important people to Georgia all year long. To end the nine weeks we will have a Market Day. A letter will go home with more details. This will help students learn about scarcity, saving, and spending!