It’s hard to believe that we are beginning the fourth nine weeks of school! We are working hard to prepare for the end of the year tests and 4th grade. Please remember to have your child practice their skills using Study Island to help them review the skills we have learned this year. We will wrap-up probability unit with a test on Tuesday, learn about different parts and components of soil, continue to work on our writing including figurative language, and begin studying Mean, Median, Mode and Range. Homework will consist of reading and math practice and reviewing on Study Island.This week will end with a half day and a fun and informative Career Day.OUR NEXT SPIRIT NIGHT IS THIS WEEK: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17th ** order deadline is Monday, April 15th @ midnight through http://www.marcospizzarva.com
Enjoy pizza and many side options presented in a box decorated by YOUR child(ren.) Their artwork is guaranteed to be the hot topic of dinner conversation! Take the night off from cooking! Dinner can be carry out (John Rolfe Parkway location) or delivery.
DON’T DELAY AND PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!
Please make a note of these to assure your child will be present and able to take the MAPS and SOLs with the rest of us. Remember, Study Island is a great resource to help prepare for these assessments. The VA Department of Education also offers practice tests and released test questions for the SOLs. We will be practicing with these at school, but highly encourage you to take some time to have some one-on-one practice at home as well!
MAPS TESTING SCHEDULE:
- Wednesday, April 17th: MAPS Math
SOL TESTING SCHEDULE:
- Tuesday, May 7 Reading Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
- Wednesday, May 8 Reading Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
- Tuesday, May 21 Math Part 1 (Grade 3)
- Wednesday, May 22 Math Part 2 (Grade 3)
Book orders will be sent home tomorrow. If you are interested in getting some fresh books, please order by April 19th. You can also order online from any Scholastic order form; please use the code DZQH7.
Our first auction was a HUGE success! We will have our next auction at the end of this month. I will be using items from my treasure box for these but would love to have some more items to add. Any gently used or new toys, books, stuffed animals, etc. would be welcomed and appreciated (NO candy or food please).Please mark April 19th on your calendar for the KES Career Festival, sponsored by Karen Shaia, School Counselor.
DATE: Friday, 4/19 TIME: 8:00-10:45 AM
PLACES: KES Student Classrooms,
Presentations in the Gym,
Work Vehicles in the Bus Loop
On Monday, May 1st, we will be visiting Brown’s Island to participate in The Richmond Walks and History Program, a 90 minute walking tour along the riverfront and Brown’s Island. This is a great opportunity for your child to experience animal populations on the river, the history of goods produced on the riverfront, river and water conservation, along with a visit to the Christopher Newport Monument. This will be coordinated with a National Park Service program at Tredegar Iron Work entitled Mills, Waterwheels and Raceways. Permission slips will be sent home this Monday and will be due by Friday, April 26th. The cost will be $7.00 per person. Due to the spring date, payments will not be able to be made online. Please send in exact change or a check made out to Kaechele. If you are interested in chaperoning, please indicate this on the bottom portion of the permission slip and return it this week. Chaperones will be chosen Monday, April 21st. We will let you know who has been selected on next Monday.
Don’t forget to check under the “Homework” tab to see what our focus is in school and what is expected at home. This is updated weekly along with the blog in order to keep you connected. As always, let me know if you have any questions!
This Week’s Curriculum Objectives:
Daily Quick Writes
Vocabulary Unit 2; When I Grow Up; Test, Friday 4/19
Probability Test Tuesday, 4/16
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range (Not Tested)
Soil: vocabulary, layers and components, purpose
17 PTA Spirit Night- Marco’s Pizza delivery
19 Career Day (½ day of school for students)
22 Student Holiday
26 Field Day
29 Readers’ Theater @ 1:15
1 3rd grade Richmond Walks Field Trip
7 PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM
6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
13 Readers’ Theater @ 1:15
30 PTA Spirit Night at Gelati Celesti
3 Readers’ Theater @ 1:15
5 End of the year KG Program; 8:30 AM
6 End of Year School Celebration (rescheduled Fall Festival activities)
13 5th Grade Completion Ceremony/Celebration; 9:30-11:00 AM
14 ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM