April 22

Week of April 22nd

Welcome back!
I hope you enjoyed our long weekend. This is our last week before testing starts. Next week our third graders will begin M-Step testing. A note is coming home to give details. On Thursday and Friday this week we will have adults coming from Playworks. In addition, on Friday we will also have Care to the Core and adults from the administrative office will be coming to visit as well.

Green Club is selling water bottles before school in front of the gym for $5.

Our spelling words this week are:

family’s

turtle’s

author’s

kitten’s

brother’s

ruler

guilty

legislative

rights

freedom

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April 15

Week of April 15th

Happy Tax Day!

This week there are a number of things going on at McDonald.

First of all, today, April 15th, there is Green Club after school. Students will meet in the art room and will need to be picked up at 4:30.

Second, it is a four day week. There is NO SCHOOL Friday April 19th. Enjoy the three-day weekend!

Last, the students earned another reward for getting to their goal for points on Class Dojo. They have chosen to do a picnic. Because the weather looks like it will rain all week I have decided to continue with our picnic but we will have it indoors tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16th at the end of the day. If you would like to bring something for it just send it with your child tomorrow. I will be buying pizza.

We are finishing up our math tests today. I hope to have them graded and back to you by the end of the week.

This week’s spelling words are contractions. Students will need to remember exactly where to put the apostrophe to get the word spelled correctly. Here are the spelling words for this week:

we’ll

you’ve

haven’t

won’t

isn’t

research

measurement

adverbs

responsibility

adjective

 

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April 8

Week of April 8th

Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the nice weather and week off of school! We had lots of awesome readers in March for reading month. Here are a few pictures!

We have a lot planned for the last few months of school! Fifth grade is starting M-Step testing this week but third graders will not take it until probably the very end of April or beginning of May. This week we have a few things going on.

On Wednesday there are Parent Teacher Conferences. I sent home forms to a few parents so if you received the form please send it back to let me know that the time is okay. Not everyone will be doing conferences this time.

On Friday there is a PTA meeting in the morning at 8:45.

Our spelling words this week are:

speak

spiral

space

splatter

splinter

executive

perimeter

court

quadrangles

vertices

We also had a great trip to Lansing! In case you missed the pictures on Class Dojo, here is one more:

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March 25

Week of March 25th

It is our last week before break! This week we have a lot going on!

On Tuesday (the 26th) we have spring pictures. Order forms went home last week so if you would like pictures taken the order forms will need to come in tomorrow.

 

On Thursday we have our field trip to Lansing! Students need to arrive early because we are leaving at 8:00 in the morning. Thank you to all parents who volunteered to chaperone, from our class we have Edreese’s mom coming! We will be at the field trip all day and will most likely be back to the school around 4:00 p.m. I will be keeping in touch on Class Dojo with updates so make sure you have your app ready and check for my messages.

 

On Friday at 4:00 after school there is a concert for Madrigal Choir and our McDonald drummers. Parents are welcome to attend!

 

Our spelling pattern this week is making words plural. Many words go from an -f at the end to -ves. The words this week are:

1.knives

2. geese

3.children

4. scarves

5. wolves

6. loaves

7. revise

8.judicial

9. publish

10. intersecting

11.parallel

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March 19

Week of March 18th

Good morning! We continue the March is Reading month festivities this week so keep checking your calendars!

Our spelling words this week are:

pennies

empties

studies

marries

copies

segments

geometry

justice

equality

politics

Green Club is Monday, March 18th after school.

Permission slips are going home this week for our field trip to Lansing. Please make sure you sign them and bring them backĀ  by this Friday, March 22nd. We are in need of chaperones so if you are available please sign up to come with us! You must have an updated ichat on file in the office.

Choir students will be going on a field trip on Friday to the Michigan Opera Theatre.

Mystery Readers continue to pop up throughout the month of March as well! If you would like to read to our class please send me a message on Class Dojo and we can set up a date!

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March 11

Week of March 11th

Good morning!

It looks like this week is going to start warming up. Thursday is supposed to be beautiful! I am looking forward to the warm weather!

Our spelling words this week are:

tickle

table

muddle

riddle

giggle

government

common good

narrator

senator

evidence

This week there are “dress up days” for March is reading month. They are as follows:

Monday: Wear a word day

Tuesday: McDonald spirit wear day

Wednesday: Dress like a sea creature

Thursday: Mismatch/crazy hair day

Friday: Pajama day

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March 4

Week of March 4th

Welcome to March! This is a lengthy month, but full of lots of learning before we head to break in April!
The spelling words this week are:

upstairs

airplane

repair

explore

anymore

partition

selection

possessive

whole

vegetables

Also, last week we had Marram’s story presented by the brainstormers! Here is a picture of all of the awesome writers!

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February 25

Week of February 25th

Hopefully this will be our first full week of February! I’m glad that everyone made it here safe today and hope that no one is without power even with the high winds. We have a few things going on this week.

First, tonight we will have Math Night tonight from 4:30-6:00. There will be different rooms with activities for you to do with your children and there will also be pizza and juice sold.

Second, we are working with fractions in math. This week will will have our mid-module assessment. The students seem to have a pretty good background understanding on fractions so just keep practicing with the homework at home.

Third, the brainstormers are returning this week for an assembly tomorrow morning. They will be presenting stories created by students from our school. There may even be students from our class!

Fourth, there is a PTA meeting on Friday at 8:45. If you are a member and would like to attend they will be meeting in the cafeteria.

Finally, our spelling words this week are:

cashier

carrier

copier

interfere

anywhere

decompose

number bond

reproduce

pollen

stigma

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February 19

Parent University

 

The following are dates and locations for Parent University Meetings. Feel free to attend any!

Cotter Henry Ford McCollough River Oaks Salina Whitmore
2-22 Science Dental Literacy Speech Social Emotional Gross Motor
3-1 Dental Science Speech Literacy Gross Motor Social Emotional
3-8 Gross Motor Social Emotional Science Dental Literacy Speech
3-15 Social Emotional Gross Motor Dental Science Speech Literacy
3-22 Literacy Speech Social Emotional Gross Dental Science
3-29 Speech Literacy Gross Motor Social Emotional Science Dental

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