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Classroom Update: May 11th


Hello Families!

What a wonderful week of nice spring weather we’ve had! Thank you to the PTO, who did an amazing job with Teacher Appreciation Week and the Plant Sale. The staff greatly enjoyed your kindness and generosity (and I think we’ve all gained a little weight with all those goodies!) Thank you also to my families and students. Your kind words and notes truly mean a lot to me.

Here is what we’ve been up to in Room 20:

Math

We continue to work through Unit 7: Multiplying Fractions by whole numbers and Measurement. We will finish the unit next week, but due to MCAS testing the end of the unit test will be given the following week.

Reading

I’m impressed with our little production students put on today to wrap up our unit on drama. They’ve been rehearsing all week, and they did a great job!  We will return to reading informational texts for the last month of school.  We will review reading strategies for informational texts, nonfiction text structures, and vocabulary acquisition. This unit will be tied into out informational writing unit too.

 Writing

Students began drafting their informational books this week. They worked on back of the book blurbs and introductions. These talented writers certainly hooked me! They also worked on bibliographies in Technology class.

Social Studies

We wrapped up the Midwest and will begin studying the Southwest region on Monday. There will not be a test on the Southwest, since it only covers 4 states. After this unit, we will dive back into science, with our final unit on waves and energy.

 

Note: There will be no written homework next week due to MCAS. Please make sure your child still reads each night. Also, your child could use Reflex or IXL at home to continue practicing math skills.

 

Math MCAS will be this Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th. Please make every effort to have your child at school on time. Some helpful hints for these days are:

  • Send the kiddos to bed early
  • Have them eat a filling breakfast
  • Send them with a bottle of water and a sweatshirt – sometimes the room can be hot or cold!
  • Express the importance of taking the test seriously

 Please feel free to contact me for any reason! Enjoy your weekend, and Happy Mother's Day!


-Mrs. Germain