Math: We will be working on data collection, measurement, and telling time. We will continue to expand our tool box of strategies to help us figure out any tricky problems that come our way!
Language Arts: We have fantastic authors at work! Students are learning how to use graphic organizers to help brainstorm their writing ideas. They are also experimenting with transition words like “first, next, and last” to help their writing follow an organized sequence. We will continue to practice writing complete sentences that include interesting verbs and colorful adjectives to make our writing even more exciting! In addition, we will be taking a closer look at long and short vowel sounds as well as learning how to recognize multisyllabic words.
Science: Students will begin a wonderful study about insects. They will identify an insect of their choosing and complete a research project. We will end our unit by taking a field trip to the Great Valley Nature Center!
Social Studies: Students are reading books that are helping them to think about the positive behaviors that demonstrate respect for others. One of the books we read last month was called, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by: Carol McCloud. We have also read, “If You Plant a Seed” by: Kadir Nelson. Students will continue to read more special books like these that emphasize friendship and an appreciation for others.
Important Dates: Friday, 5/1 No school; In-service day for teachers Monday & Tuesday 5/11-5/12: Celebration of Friends Day Tuesday, 5/12: Clothesline Arts Festival from 2:30-5:30 Thursday, 5/21: Lower School Spring Concert at 6pm Monday, 5/25: No School; Memorial Day Holiday Friday, 6/5: Lower School picnic at noon Friday, 6/5: Last day of school- 1pm dismissal. No Extended Care
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