# Last Week of School

It’s hard to believe that our school year is coming to a close. This is our last week of school. It has truly been a pleasure working with your children. They are all such special people and I look forward to seeing how they do next year.  There will be no more homework sent home this year. Instead,  0ur homework for the rest of the year and throughout the summer is to read for 20 minutes daily and to go in iReady and Zearn.  We will be having a contest over the summer for iReady and the winners will be earning gift cards.  I hope someone from our class is a winner!

# Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow

If you would like to send in a Scholastic Book order, I am placing the last order on June 1st to ensure that we have it before school is out for the summer. Books are a great way to keep your child from losing what they have learned over the summer!

You can order online by cutting the following addressing and pasting it into the address bar:

https://orders.scholastic.com/JC77C

You can also send in the order forms that your student brought home a few weeks ago with cash payment.

Thank you!

# No school June 3-5th

There will be no school Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, June 3rd, June 4th, and June 5th. We will return to school on Thursday, June 6th.

# This Week’s Focus May 28th-31st

This week (5-28-19) we will be focusing on:

Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Writing:

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Math:

Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

Ten Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.

Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

Science:

Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are alike, but not exactly like, their parents.

Social Studies:

Demonstrate chronological thinking by distinguishing among past, present, and future using family or school events.

Use a calendar to distinguish among days, weeks, and months.

Use historical records and artifacts (e.g., photos, diaries, oral histories, and videos) to draw possible conclusions about family or school life in the past.

Compare life today with life in the past using the criteria of family, school, jobs, or communication.

Identify the events or people celebrated during United States national holidays and why we celebrate them (e.g., Independence Day, Constitution Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents’ Day).

# Spelling List 35 May 28-31st

Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Friday, May 31st.  This will be the last spelling test of the year. 🙂

Spelling Skill:  Double Consonants

Spelling Words:

1. bill
2. fill
3. litter
6. pass
7. mitt
8. mess
9. lesson
10. butter

***Modified List: bill, fill, add, pass, mess***

# No school Friday and Monday May 24th and May 27th

We will have a four day weekend for Memorial Day. No school on Friday or Monday. Enjoy your weekend!

# Leukemia Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Boxes and money for the fundraiser are due tomorrow. If your child has money to donate, have them bring their box with the money in to school in the morning. Thank you!

# This Week’s Focus May 20-23rd

This week (5-20-19) we will be focusing on:

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Writing:

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Math:

Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

Ten Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.

Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

Science:

Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are alike, but not exactly like, their parents.

Social Studies:

Use a calendar to distinguish among days, weeks, and months.

Compare life today with life in the past using the criteria of family, school, jobs, or communication.

# Spelling List 34 May 20-23rd

Your child should study their words at home every day to practice the skill we are focusing on for the week.  They will also be tested on 2 “mystery words” that also follow the weekly skill.

Our next test will be on Thursday, May 23rd.

Spelling Skill:  Inflectional Endings

Spelling Words:

1. big
2. bigger
3. biggest
4. quick
5. quicker
6. quickest
7. jump
8. jumper
9. jumping
10. shall

***Modified List: big, bigger, jump, jumping, shall***

# This Week’s Focus May 13-17th

This week (5-13-19) we will be focusing on:

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Writing:

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Math:

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a “ten.”

The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).

Science:

Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are alike, but not exactly like, their parents.

Social Studies:

Identify the events or people celebrated during United States national holidays and why we celebrate them (e.g., Independence Day, Constitution Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents’ Day).

Use historical records and artifacts (e.g., photos, diaries, oral histories, and videos) to draw possible conclusions about family or school life in the past. 1 – H2.0.6 Compare life today with life in the past using the criteria of family, school, jobs, or communication.