Important Date Reminders

Mid-Quarter Grade Reports Go Home: Wednesday, April 26

PTO Carnival and Spring Jubilee: Friday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Circus: Friday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Field Day: Tuesday, May 23

Last Day of School: Wednesday, May 24


Weekly Reminders

Monday - P.E. (wear sneakers)

Tuesday - Tune-Up Tuesday

Wednesday - Library (please bring books)        

Thursday - Nothing at this time        

Friday - Have a great weekend!

What We Are Learning This Week

April 24 – 28 (Days 149 – 153)

Spelling Words – List 30: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, *find, *kind, *mind, *blind, *grind, *wild, *mild, * child, and Bonus Word – excitement

        *  = wild colt word (Words have irregular spelling - A long vowel followed by a blend.)

        Dictation Sentences: 1.) The last day of school is May 24, 2017.

                                2.) Congratulations future third graders!

Reading Groups:

Bobcat - Dashers will finish reading Bruno the Baker by Lars Klinting. In this fictional text, Bruno and his friend Felix are preparing to celebrate Bruno’s birthday. Students will be making connections self, distinguish between realism and fantasy, and make lots of inferences about how to bake a cake from scratch. Vocabulary: fantasy, realism, ingredients, batter, bowl, contents, directions, kitchen, oven, present, recipe, confectioners’ sugar, doily

Minecrafts will finish reading The Best Older Sister by Sook Nyul Chol. In this fictional chapter book, a sister and brother learn about family traditions and Korean culture. Students will recognize the main idea of a selection, use context evidence to construct the meaning of new words, use schema to make predictions, and read to be entertained. Vocabulary: admired, secretly, adorable, outfit, attention, custom, fuss, interesting, adopt, special

A.R.: Students should be at 66% of their first quarter A.R. goal by Friday. CONGRATULATIONS to all students for achieving their fourth quarter A.R. goal comprehension goal (85% or higher) and maintaining it!!! I am proud of you all more than words can express!


English: Complete week 29 of daily language review, write a friendly letter in Thursday Journals, review and test on Unit 7, Adjective, and work on any missing assignments for fourth quarter.  Below are examples of adjectives (words that describe nouns).

  1. Adjectives tell the way something looks (size, color, shape, and how many).
  2. Adjectives tell how something tastes or smells.
  3. Adjectives tell how something sounds and how it feels to the touch (texture).
  4. The words a and an (meaning one) are special adjectives. A is used only before words that begin with a consonant. An is used only before words that begin with a vowel.
  5. Add -er to adjectives to compare two things and add -est to compare more than 2 things.


Eureka Math Review: Concepts we will be concentrating being reviewed include adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers, partitioning a square and circle into equal parts, using a graph to display data, and second grade math vocabulary. The end of the year math vocabulary test will be within the next couple of weeks.


Science: Finish Chapter 11, Forces and Machines and test this Friday. The students will understand the different ways that objects can move and change direction; that force and direction of a force can change. By the end of the chapter the students will be able to explain how simple machines make our daily lives easier and reduces the amount of for moving things.

Social Studies: Begin Unit 4, Learn About People. Children will explore the diversity of people in the United States and identify and appreciate examples of various cultures within their own community. They will learn how explores, pioneers, and immigrants make the United States what it is. In addition, students will be learning the components of a map and create one of their own.




Upcoming Tests

Tues. - Phonics Assessment 19, Math Fact Tests, and GMADE Section 1

Wed. - Sp. Pre-Test 30, Adjective Test, DLR Test 11, and GMADE Section 2

Thurs. -  Math Quiz (2-Digit Addition and 2-Digit Subtraction) and GMADE Section 3

Fri. - Sp. Test 30, DLR Test 12, Science Test (Chapter 11), and Plural Noun Quiz

Next Week’s Spelling Word List

Spelling Words – List 30: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and BONUS WORD – monument

Dictation Sentences: 1.) A mule is a mix between a donkey and a horse.

2.) The Titanic sunk on Sunday, April 14, 1912 after hitting an iceberg on its first voyage.