Friday!!

Great Big Thank You!!

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Veterans Fruit Trays.  The students helped sooooo much by decorating trays, wrapping fruit and loading fruit trays yesterday and today.  It is such an amazing thing to experience!

Also, thanks to all the parents for sending in the donations for the Plant Salad Party!  The students loved it!  They ate quite a bit of salad and most went back for seconds!  Everyone tried at least one new thing and then we reported out.  Many of them found something new they liked, other things were “just ok.”

We could not have done it without you!

 

 

 

 


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Game Day

I forgot to remind the kids to bring board games tomorrow for “G” Day.  Hopefully many of you will receive this tonight!


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Week of April 24-28

Sorry for the late post!

Also, just to let you know, we had some make ups for the Math Test, so they will be coming home on Wednesday.

A huge thank you to Mrs. Lackey and Mrs. Malmsten for popping popcorn last week!  It is greatly appreciated!!

Reminder:

Grades 3-5 Concert tonight at 6:00.

Field Trip coming up on Monday, May 1st to Oakwoods Metropark.  Students will be bringing a bag lunch with a drink.  I will be sending home a note as the trip comes closer.

We are learning:

Spelling–Our focus this week is adding the endings es, ed and ing to words.  Students are working on various word work activities with their words.

Daily 5/Cafe–We will be finishing up our Literature Circle books and work on various strategies with those books.  Students are also working on sequencing events in a story they read with a partner.  Hopefully we will be able to have our breakfast book club this week or next.

Writer’s Workshop–Students have been doing some brainstorming about their favorite food.  We are working on using powerful language with adjectives and verbs.

Math–We have started the unit on Fractions.  Students are learning about different ways to represent fractions, including on a number line.  We will be doing various activities using models of fractions.  We will then move on to finding equivalent fractions.

Science–We will be finishing our Plant unit and will end with our Plant Salad Party (details to follow).  The test will be this week and I will be sending home a note about studying as well as the lapbook we made.

Social Studies–We are continuing to work on government by identifying the three branches and their role in the government.

Have a great week!!

 

 

 

 


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What an Awesome Class!

I have the most amazing class of students!

Today, I had to stop them from reading to self to go to Media.  Most of them are reading their literature circle books.  When I said “Ok, it is time to line up for media,”  they yelled “Nooooo, I am at the part where they are at the race.”  “I am finding out what the penguins are doing.”  One student was walking with his head in the book, reading as he was walking.  I heard quiet laughs because of the humor in the book they are reading.  These are just a couple of things I wanted to share, but all of them did not want to stop reading.

Make sure to give your child a pat on the back!  I am so proud to be their teacher.  Can I just keep them for next year??? LOL

 


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Popcorn update

Mrs.  Lackey has graciously volunteered to pop popcorn.  We really need two people, so any takers???


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Popcorn Poppers needed!

Sorry for the late post!!

I just realized it is our popcorn day on Friday!

If you are interested in popping popcorn, please let me know!  It is greatly appreciated!!

 


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Pennies for Patients

Hello DuVall students, teachers and parents,

 

The last coin has been counted, and the results are in! Because we worked together, Our Pennies for Patients campaign was a big success. We raised 1,278.12 toward helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society meet its goal of eliminating blood cancers forever. Thank you so much for helping and participating in Pennies for Patients. Now for the winners! In 2nd place with $214.92 is Mrs. Alabakoff’s class. They have won an ice cream sundae party.  The winning class, raising a whopping $260.28, is Ms. Sims class! They will receive a lunch from the Olive Garden. Congrats to everyone, Nice job Penguins!!


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Week of April 17th-21st

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!  It was nice to enjoy all the nice weather and sunshine!

Reminders:

Thank you so much to all those who donated to Pennies for Patients.  We were able to raise enough for 2nd place ice cream party, but more importantly, we will be helping many children!

Thursday is our field trip to Stout Middle School to see Aladdin.  Should be awesome!  Please make sure your child has turned in his/her permission slip.

We also have a field trip to Oakwoods Metropark on May 1st.  It is going to be an awesome trip!  The students will be able to do a pond study and take a canoe ride.

We are learning:

Spelling–This week our focus is y to i words.  We are learning about the rule for when you change the y and when you don’t.  I am looking for students to transfer their knowledge into their writing.

Daily5/CAFE–We are working on our specific roles within our literature circles.  Students discussed today and switched roles for the second part of their book.

Writer’s Workshop–We finished up a bit of poetry writing and are now going to move on to a narrative piece of writing.

Math–We are wrapping up Unit 7.  Study guide for the test will be coming home this week and we will most likely have the test on Wednesday.  If students have mastered the concepts, they have been working on challenge/extension activities.  Many of the students are also becoming quite proficient with their multiplication facts!  Keep practicing!  We will be having our reward soon!

Science–Our focus is Plants. We are creating a lapbook with all of our plant concepts.  Hopefully your child is also taking care of his/her cabbage plant as well.  We have been talking about different kinds of roots, stems, leaves and flowers.  Students may bring in samples of parts they find (with parent permission of course! ).

Social Studies–We are currently working on Government.  Students are learning about the purpose of our government.  This week we will focus on the names of the three branches and the jobs of each branch.

Have a sunny week!

 


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Pennies for Patients!

Hello Duvall students, teachers and parents,

 

The last coin has been counted, and the results are in! Because we worked together, Our Pennies for Patients campaign was a big success. We raised 1,278.12 toward helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society meet its goal of eliminating blood cancers forever. Thank you so much for helping and participating in Pennies for Patients. Now for the winners! In 2nd place with $214.92 is Mrs. Alabakoff class. They have won an ice cream sundae party.  The winning class, raising a whopping $260.28, is Ms. Sims class! They will receive a lunch from the Olive Garden. Congrats to everyone, Nice job Penguins!!

 


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End of Reading Month

As a culminating activity for March is Reading Month, students will be having a read in tomorrow afternoon.  They will be wearing pajamas for pajama day and can also bring a stuffed animal and a snack and drink.  This snack can be an “unhealthy” snack different from their usual healthy morning snacks.  Chips etc.  are fine for this special day.  Please, no pop for the drink, but students can bring juice, gatorade….  We will be enjoying our books while snacking!  Students will also be having a birthday treat!


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