We had a fun time on Friday doing our "Sick" day. Students wrote get well cards to one another, read/wrote about being sick, watched a Magic School Bus video about fighting illness, and had some rest time. :)
Our End of the Year Party is the morning of May 25, the last day of school. You can sign up to donate food/drinks/game materials or to help out on that day. Students should wear tennis shoes and sunscreen and bring a towel, water bottle, and possibly a change of clothes.
The PTO School Supply Sale is now available for next year. Pricing is $40 per kit for grades 1-5 and $30 per kit for Kindergarten. The deadline for ordering is May 26th. Website: www.shopttkits.com School Code: 91093
A summer "Reading Checklist Challenge" came home from the library. Students are encouraged to read in all the different ways listed over the summer. If they complete the form, they can return it to Miss Clark next year and earn $5 credit for the October book fair.
We started an author study about Patricia Polacco. We went to her website to learn more about her and the books she has written. We learned how she often writes stories using her own life experiences and family heritage. We wrote down the author’s message from each book we read of hers.
We reviewed how to write a personal narrative story - adding details, first person, sequence, bold beginning, and more. Students worked on an end of the year writing prompt about a time they went to a party. This is a completely independent piece to show how they have grown as a writer this year.
We continued to learn how to make words plural. We learned that words that end with a consonant and y change to "ies" and words that end with f and fe change to "ves." We used whiteboards and Epson activities to practice making words plural.
The class took an assessment on adding within 1,000. Groups collaborated to solve 3-digit subtraction problems. We discussed strategies we can use to subtract. Students drew base ten blocks to show how we can trade a hundred back to 10 tens and a ten back to 10 ones (this is a precursor to the traditional algorithm). We also reviewed how to use an open number line to subtract.
We learned about making healthy choices in our lives. We identified ways to stay healthy. Students learned about the five food groups and how servings can be shown using "myplate." We went to the myplate.gov website to learn about each food group. We measured the sugar amounts that are in common drinks. We had our "Sick" day on Friday. Students enjoyed creating a food plate, taking a nap, watching a video, and other healthy habit activities.