Friday, May 15, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

I wish you could have been flies on the wall during the last couple of weeks to see how hard your children have worked on their SBAC testing. I’m very proud of them for the effort and stamina they showed during testing. We have pretty much finished with testing, with just make-ups early next week. Thanks so much for helping make sure your child was at their best each testing day.

As you know from the capacity measurement homework, we are spending a few days studying measurement of capacity and mass, using both metric and customary units. If you go to the grocery store with your child this weekend, you can turn it into a huge learning experience by having them locate items measured in cups, pints, quarts, gallons, milliliters, and liters, as well as grams, kilograms, ounces, and pounds. Of course if the thought of trying to do this in the grocery store with your child makes you laugh (or gives you hives) you could send your child on a measurement of mass treasure hunt in the kitchen (similar for what they did for capacity homework), looking for items with weight measured in grams, kilograms, ounces, and pounds.

Help!  No one volunteered for the one chaperone spot open for our June 2nd trip to the State Capital, Legislative Office Building, Museum of State History, and Bushnell Park in Hartford. We’ll leave Toffolon around 11:00 and be back around 3:00. It’s a big day, with a lot of walking. If you’d like to join us please email me or send in a note with your child.

Here's what we're learning about next week:

  • Reader’s Workshop: Elements of fairy tales
  • Writer’s Workshop: Adapting fairy tales
  • Spelling: Unit 31 - Words home on Monday, test on Friday
  • Math: Measurement of mass then Data (aka graphing)
  • Social Studies: CT

Please remember that my door is always open if you have any questions or concerns. Together we are partners in your child’s education!

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