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 🙂


Updates for April 22, 2011

Hello Families,

Here are a few important things to know as we wrap up the month of April.

*  Our field trip to the OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER is on Monday.  Please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather and has a SACK lunch.  Parents if you are chaperoning, please meet in our classroom at 8:45 for your group assignment before you depart for the ODC.  Just a reminder, parents will need to drive themselves or carpool as there will not be room on the buses.

*  A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Braden for earning 137 points towards his RC goal this trimester….. and we still have 3 weeks to go!!!!  GO BRADEN!!!!

*  Below find our current newsletter with more classroom happenings.

April 22 Newsletter

*  A definite highlight of our week was receiving and replying to our pen pal letters.  It was a great way to freshen up our letter writing skills.

Have a blessed Easter weekend!

Mrs. Kuieck 🙂

Updates and Field Trip Information

Welcome Back Everyone!!!!

I trust that you had a fabulous break with your families and are geared up for the last 8 weeks of the school year ( sooooo hard to believe!). As the year progresses, there will be many events and information to share so please make sure to check the blog and your emails.

Here are a few things to be aware of:

* We will have a field trip to the Outdoor Discovery Center on April 25.
Outdoor Discovery Center

*  Lunch Menus have gone paperless.  Please use the link below to view the menu.


Check out the newsletter below for more classroom happenings:

April 15 Newsletter

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Mrs. Kuieck 🙂