I can't believe that Sunday is May 1st! It just doesn't seem possible and shakes me up knowing I only have a few short weeks more with my little ones! Even on our worst days, I can't imagine my life without them and I hope they will come and visit me over the summer or in the fall.
I will be setting up our incubator over the weekend to get the temperature regulated before picking up the fertilized eggs after school on Monday and then the most exciting part of the year will begin. The campers and I are sooooo excited!
We have begun practicing the program that we will be performing for you towards the end of the year (date to be announced). It will be performed on a real stage using real microphones and everything! Because it is a farm program, I will be sporting a pair of overalls on that day. I'm asking the children to dress in something farm/western related on that day (again, to be announced soon) but this is optional, of course.
End-of-year assessments will begin on Monday. I will be sitting with each of the children to listen to them read and to assess if they are effectively and efficiently using the reading skills that we've learned throughout the year. I will also be assessing their spelling and writing skills.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK (that the children might not mention:)
*Learning all we can about chickens to better care for our chicks when they hatch.
*Began a class research project on chickens using diagrams, labeling, and even attempted to write our first perfect paragraphs with a topic sentence and three detailed sentences on that topic.
*We are learning about natural and man-made landforms.
*We have finished up tens and ones by learning to add and subtract using ten-frames, hundreds charts and place-value blocks.
Book orders are due by May 6th if ordering.
No Tinkering Tuesday next week.
Monday - Library
Tuesday - P.E.
Wednesday - Art
Thursday - Music
Friday - Library again
These are two ladies that work at our school and it was a special day so we made them cards.
One boy and girl thanked them for helping them with their lunches when they left them at home.
This girl made a card for Mrs. Steagmeier because one time she missed the bus and she called her mom to pick her up.
These children won Read Across America so they got room service brought to them. It was chocolate milk and a doughnut and we got a coupon for the book fair.
A group of kids did a RRRREEEEAAAALLLLYYY challenging math problem that took two days to finish. They got a sticker for persevering through the problem. We were adding the numbers on the tree and the answer was 256.
These are all of the kids that did the challenging number problem. They did it because they showed Mrs. McNeal they understood adding with large numbers on the math test. They all came up with different answers but then the total answer was 256.
These kids during Flexible Friday shared their projects. The girl studied Noah's Ark and she wants you to know that Noah was 600 years old during the flood. The boy in the middle studied spies and he used an iPad to show their tools for safety and spying. The two boys on the end studied mosasaurus.