Updates for April 30, 2012

Well… I am VERY excited to be back with my kiddos tomorrow!!!  We had a nasty chest infection in our house last week and we are FINALLY making our way back to healthy :).

We have a BUSY schedule schedule this week, with lots of learning adventures and fun activities.


Writer’s Workshop:   We are a little behind from last week, so we will be wrapping up our study of reviews on Tuesday with a celebration… YEAH!!!  We will then be refreshing our memories in the area of small moment writing ( personal narrative stories) in preparation for our end of the year writing “assessment”.  It is truly amazing how much each of the children has grown as a writer.


Daily 5:  This week we will be looking at various non fiction texts and using a few of the comprehension strategies that we have learned to answer questions about the text.  I will also be starting end of the year reading assessments ( HARD TO BELIEVE!!!!!).  Through informal conferences that I have had with children, I am thrilled with their growth and can’t wait to marvel at their reading!


Math:   Our topic of study will be triple digit addition and subtraction problems.  This will require quick recall of both + and – facts.  Any extra practice that you could provide at home would be helpful.  Here are a few apps that are available for the ipod touch and iphone that are fun for the kids and GOOD for them :):




Science:  We will spend a few days this week reviewing how water moves through various  landforms and bodies of water.  Our assessment will be on Thursday.  Look for a study guide to come home on Wednesday.   Our next unit of study will be PLANTS… YEAH!!!!


Word Study:   After this week, we only have TWO new word lists…. I know, try not to shed a tear :).

Here are our words for this week ( Unit 25):   should, give, big, air, home 


Also, we will be participating in the TEAM SPENCER FUN RUN on Friday May 4.  Please remember to wear orange and bring any donations that you have for the Meyer family to school by Friday…… WOOHOOO!!!

Here’s to a great week!!!

Mrs. Kuieck 🙂


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