May 17, 2013
May 17-Mystery Reader
May 22 - Mystery Reader
May 20 - May 24: EOG Week for Grades 3-5 (our lunch schedule will vary next week due to testing)
May 24 - Storytelling Festival (see more info below)
Proctors are still NEEDED...if you are available...
Our school is seeking proctors for the EOG testing on May 21-23. The proctor’s primary role is to help the test administrator conduct a fair and uniform test administration. Proctors are required to attend a training. Training will be held on Friday, May 3 at 9:30 in the cafeteria. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Glenice McFadden by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or register on Volunteer Spot for the day you would be available.
Storytelling Festival: Next Friday is our annual storytelling festival. Various parents and family members throughout the school volunteer to come into classrooms and share a story while in costume! It's a fun way to celebrate all the great books we have read and the reading we have enjoyed this school year. Your child is asked to please dress up like a storybook character (at least for the morning). S/he may change out of costume by around 9:30 that morning or choose to leave the costume on. Please no pretend weapons. The second grade teachers will be dressed up too!!
Literacy: We are studying nonfiction text. We are recognizing specific differences between fiction and nonfiction books. We will begin to recognize the purpose of various text features in nonfiction books. We will record our findings in a nonfiction text feature booklet. This will go along with our state-study in Social Studies.
Social Studies: We will use nonfiction reference materials and text to find information about a chosen state. We will create a rough draft poster of our state that identifies the state's location, shared borders, state bird, flag, state tree, agriculture, and natural resources. We will then create a brochure to advertise our state. This will be an in-class project that includes research, recording facts, product quality, organization, and following direction assessment.
Math: Students will continue our unit on measurement. We have been measuring various objects using inches and centimeters. We will also measure our JUMPS we can make using feet. The students will determine which unit of measurement to use to measure certain things.