Welcome back! I hope your family enjoyed some well-deserved rest and relaxation over spring break. Students did a great job returning to our routine this week and buckling down to start this final quarter off right! Thank you for your continued support at home!
It was great seeing so many parents on Field Day! We had a great morning of fun events. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans for us for the afternoon. Even through the students were disappointed, they took the inclement weather like champs!
The spring math NWEA Test is Tuesday. Students have worked SO hard this year to strengthen their math and reading skills. I was very excited about the growth they showed on their Reading MAPs Test and can’t wait to see their Math MAPs growth! Please ensure your child is present, well-rested, dressed comfortably, and eats a good breakfast for this long testing days.
In reading, we will explore comparing and contrasting characters, settings, and events in both fiction and nonfiction. The students will study the similarities and differences between stories as they utilize Venn diagrams. We will continue to read our class novel Bridge to Terabithia. Our vocabulary words are being taken from the novel for the next couple of weeks. Our vocabulary quiz will be tomorrow.
We are wrapping up our poetry unit with a small poetry project. I can’t wait to hear students recite their poems. Pleas encourage your child to practice in front of the mirror or even video themselves presenting so they can critique themselves.
In science, we are working on sound. Students are working in groups to make their own musical instruments that show pitch and volume. We will have a quiz on the sound study cards Tuesday.
In social studies, we are still hanging out in the Midwest!
If you have not signed up to donate a gift card for our basket for the Spring Carnival, please consider donating. I am excited to experience my first Spring Carnival at “The Park!”
Run2Read- Strait to the Heart – This Friday, April 19th we will celebrate our love of reading and our former librarian, Diane Strait. We will have activities from 8:20-10:30 am including songs, art, reading and running a lap around the track. To help show our love and kindness we ask that each child bring in a new book for Children’s Hospital in Richmond. All are encouraged to wear SPES spirit wear or school colors with comfortable shoes. We appreciate your support of this wonderful event!
Important Dates and Reminders:
Monday, April 15 – Vocabulary Quiz
Tuesday, April 16 – NWEA Math MAPs Test/Sound Cards Quiz
Friday, April 19th – 1/2 day / Run to Read
Monday, April 22 – Student Holiday
Tuesday, April 23 – Report cards go home, PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle, Poetry Projects Due
Tuesday, April 23 – Friday, April 26 – Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, April 26th – PTA Spring Carnival