Week of April 11th, 2016

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day.

Homework packets will come home on Monday, and are due back to school on Friday.

Attendance and arriving to school on time is imperative. Attending school regularly is important to ensuring children develop a strong foundation for subsequent learning. Just a reminder that our school day begins at 8:00am, and children are dismissed at 2:10pm.

Please remember we have snack every day in the afternoon. Please provide a healthy snack for your child in a labeled bag.

Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, please send in a current picture and write the kind of allergy on the back. For your child’s safety, it is of the utmost importance that this information is kept up-to-date in the cafeteria. Thank you!

The children and I are looking for “Star Readers” and “Arts & Craft” volunteers. A letter from our classroom mommies was placed in your child’s homework folder. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the bottom portion of the letter, or email our classroom mommies.

April’s book order was placed in your child’s homework folder this week. The due date is Friday, April 15th. If you would like to place your order online, our class code is LQ7KR. Online orders can be placed at any time, but will be submitted by me on the due date.

Please sign and return your child’s report card ASAP. Thank you!

Our trip to the Prospect Park Zoo is on Thursday, April 14th! Please send in the payment along with permission slip ASAP if you want your child to attend.

~Mrs. Iacono

Week of April 11th, 2016

Reading: This week, we will continue our work on "Readers Use Strategies to Read". The students will review and learn more strategies to practice during independent reading, such as Eagle Eye (look at the picture), Lips the Fish (get your mouth ready by making the first sound of the word), Stretchy the Snake (stretch out the word slowly), and Chunky Monkey (looking for words you know inside other words).

Writing: This week, we are continuing our work on Persuasive Writing. Children will reach different audiences, and come up with solutions to make the world a better place!

Sight Words: look, in

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Xx; Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, and syllable blending.

Math: Numbers to 100:
Numbers 20-49; count to 49, count from any given number to 49, insert the missing number, and introduce Base Ten Blocks to count to 49

Social Studies: Unit 3: Families – Meeting Needs

Science:How Does Energy Move? Know processes where heat can be released

Reminders:

April 14: Trip to the Prospect Park Zoo
April 13, 14, 15: Math test for Grades 3-5 Good Luck!
April 19 & 20: PTA Book Fair

April 25 – 29: Spring Break, school closed

Birthdays:
Melvin turned 6 on 4/1
Joseph turned 6 on 4/2
Kayleese will be turning 6 on 4/17

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!