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Week of April 9

 Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends over our break.

I told the kids before the break that everyone would have a chance to share what they did over break.  I mentioned that if you sent in a few pictures of something they did I would share them with the class and they could talk about them. If you can please send in 2-5 pictures for your child to share with their classmates of whatever you did over our break. If you don’t have any special pictures, that’s fine too! Your child will still be able to share. 🙂


  • Hurray!  Someone picked Villanova to win the March Madness tournament. We will be having a pizza party for the class, on me! Watch the blog for more details.
  • Thursday, April 12 is Jet’s Pizza night. Tell them you are from our class when ordering your meal to earn the opportunity for a pizza party.
  • Early release is on Friday, April 13, dismissal is at 12:15.


  • Beginning our second informational writing unit


  • Homework-Read 20 minutes five times a week
  • No Study Island until after M-step
  • Continuing to read biographies


  • No weekly spelling tests for the remainder of the school year. We will be focusing on spelling features with word sorts and other activities based on our class needs. Progress will be tracked by assessments done in class.


  • Homework-MobyMax is still required Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers.
  • Unit # 7- Explore Fractions

Social Studies:

  • Review for the unit test coming home on Tuesday
  • Final assessment on Government will be Monday, April 17

What’s Coming Up- 2/26


  • Conference slips went home on Monday. Please return confirmation slip by Friday. 🙂
  • Thank you for all your additional donations to our classroom.



  • Beginning Literary Essays


  • Homework-Read 20 minutes five times a week
  • Reading Conferencing


  • No spelling lists last week or this week.
  • Checking Spelling Development and  Frequency Words


  • Homework-MobyMax is still required Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers.
  • Homework-Study Island: Assigned on Mondays and due by Friday
  • Unit #5- One and Two Step Word Problems Using All Four Operations

Social Studies: Michigan Government

What’s Coming Up-Week of January 29


  • Watch for a note to come home Monday regarding an upcoming field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland.
  • Early Release this Friday, February 2
  • Schoolwide dress like a P.E. teacher on Early Release Friday
  • Winter Break February 5 & 6
  • Our Valentine party will be Wednesday, February 14th from 2:30-3:30. Watch for details. We will be decorating bags in class to exchange Valentines. Class List for Valentines.


  • Read 20 minutes five times a week.
  • Math Study Island assigned on Mondays and due by Friday morning.
  • MobyMax Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes, unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers. Click on the photo on the right of the blog to see our finishers.

Writing– We started our Realistic Fiction piece of writing by generating ideas and will move into writing our rough draft.

Reading– The kids are working in the unit on Series Book Clubs. Each group will be meeting this week to discuss the book’s story elements and characteristics of main characters.

Spelling- Week #19. This week’s study feature is Long E (ey, ee, ea, -y)

Math- Unit #4- We are finishing our unit on Multidigit Addition and Subtraction this week. Test on Friday.

Week of December 18

  • There will not be new spelling words this week.
  • A reading log will not be coming home this week. Watch for new reading expectations the first of the year!
  • Social Studies Quiz came home today. You will notice a G and a M score on the quiz. The G is for a grammar grade and the M is a mechanics (punctuation) grade.
  • Please remember to have your child do Moby Max Monday-Thursday for 5 minutes.
  • Our unit #3 math test is on Wednesday. We will review tomorrow.
  • By Wednesday please send in the wrapped box and small gift for our holiday party. See previous blog posts for more information.
  • Remember to have your child wear their P.J.’s for the Polar Express party on Thursday. We will be starting promptly at 9:00.