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April Newsletter

posted Apr 24, 2019, 10:05 AM by Kathleen Aucella   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 12:13 PM ]

Curriculum Updates


Math - We began unit 7 before April Break. This unit focuses on money and time. The kids have been learning the value of coins and how to write money using the dollar and cent symbols. The second part of the unit focuses on time. The class has been doing very well with money. Our next unit is on Measurement.


Reading - The kids have wrapped up their series book clubs. We have begun our poetry unit, the class is reading poems by many authors. The students are learning how to pay attention to figurative language, comparisons and what the author is trying to say in poems or fiction books.


Writing - The class is finishing their book nominations this week. The children have been working very hard and the nominations are great! Throughout the unit students wrote letters to each other about their favorite books.


Science – We will be finishing our unit on Matter this week. The boys and girls have learned about solids, liquids, and gases, and the properties of each.  


Social StudiesWe will focus on our unit on continents, oceans, rivers and mountain ranges.

Special Events

4/25 – Mind, Body, Spirit Night  - 6:30-8:00 

All children should try to attend this fun night. See you then!

4/15-4/19 – No School – Spring Break

4/24 – Johnny the K Assembly


*Thank you to those parents who donated books from the Book Fair!

**Thank you to the TPA for sponsoring Johnny the K this month!


Recommended Links

Poetry Fun 
http://adifferentplace.org/poetry.htm 

Haiku Poetry 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/poetry_eng



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