• Good Afternoon,

    The Spring Book Fair will be here next week, April 30th through May 1st.  We will be able to take advantage of BOGO discounts during this sale.  Our class will visit the book fair on April 30th from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.  You are welcome to join your child at that time.

    Moms, don't forget Muffins for Moms Friday morning at 8:00am.

    We will be traveling to the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 29th.  Thank you to the PTO Take Stock program for funding this excursion.  Due to a late arrival back at school that day, our lunch will be from 12:30-1:00pm on Tuesday.

    Be sure to check the Upcoming Events section below to see a full listing of activities.

    Also be sure to check the May events in the CHE E-Update.

    Have a great week!

    Worth Repeating...

    As we get closer to the end of the school year and excitement builds, we seem to be struggling a bit more with self-control and following directions. Many routines and directions we have had in place since August are being forgotten. Any discussions you can have at home with your child as reminders would be appreciated. Thank you.

    A note from Mrs. Bowden - I am excited to announce that our recorder concerts are approaching!  Students will be performing in two concerts this year on the following dates and times:

    The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, April 29th, at 10:00 a.m.

    The Kauffman Center performance is a wonderful opportunity for our young musicians, so I will be making a video compilation of the two outstanding performances as a keepsake.  Parents, this is a great way to view parts of the Kauffman Center performance, since this is a student-centered performance only.

Next Week's Learning Targets

  • The Student will learn to:

    Reading: Unit 6: Nature's Neighborhoods

    • categorize and classify using details and examples from a text. U6W1-2
    • make inferences while reading.  U6W1
    • use knowledge of word Greek and Latin roots to understand the meaning of a word or phrases. U6W1&3
    • demonstrate understanding of connotation and denotation in word meanings. U6W1


    • correctly use commas in a series in reading and writing. U6W1
    • correctly use and understand adjectives that compare in reading and writing. U6W1
    • identify and correctly use possessive nouns in writing. 3.A

    Writing:   Informational Reports

    • understand elements of an informational report by listening to a mentor text. 3.2 & 3.3
    • use personal interests guiding questions to brainstorm informational report topics. 3.4
    • identify and analyze informational report features. 3.5 
    • use idea evaluation questions to narrow the writing focus for information reports. 3.6
    • analyze the text structure and recognize the difference between credible and noncredible sources. 3.7
    • evaluate Internet sources and recognize the difference between credible and noncredible sources. 3.8  

    Math: Topic 11 - Fraction Equivalence and Ordering

    • use multiplication facts to find factors of whole numbers. 11-1
    • identify prime and composite numbers. 11-2
    • find the multiples of a number. 11-3
    • use models and computation to show equivalent fractions. 11-4
    • use a number line to identify and write equivalent fractions. 11-5
    • use benchmark fractions to compre fractions with unlike denominators. 11-6
    • use common denominators and equivalent fractions to order fractions with unlike denominators. 11-7
    • write to explain whether an answer is correct or not. 11-8

      Social Studies: Colonial Times 

    • describe the settlements, key challenges, and successes of Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth.
    • distinguish among New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.
    • list key features of the colonies of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia.  

Weekly Homework

  •   Week 30 Homework  



    • CCSS Skills Review #30
    • Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night


    • Online Assignment - U6W1B Home Connection - Categorize & Classify - Edmodo post
    • Read 20+ minutes per night


    • U7W3 Spelling Lists  

    Study Island

    •  Math: Equivalent Fractions


Upcoming Events

    •   Tuesday, 4/29 - 4th Grade Learning Excursion to Symphony Recorder Concert
    • Wednesday, 4/30 - Spring Book Fair @ 1:00pm - 1:30pm
    • Friday, 5/2 - Kindest Kansas Citian Assembly @ 2:00pm
    • Monday, 5/12 - 4th Grade Growth & Development @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Monday, 5/19 - Wilderness Science Center Learning Excursion (Auvigne & Kenney)
    • Tuesday, 5/20 - 5th Grade Farewell
    • Thursday, 5/22 - PTO Eat-N-Earn at Salty Iguana
    • Friday, 5/23 - Field Day
    • Monday, 5/26 - No School, Memorial Day
    • Wednesday, 5/28 - Talent Show
    • Thursday, 5/29 - End of the Year Assembly and Slide Show, 2pm & Last Day for Kindergarten
    • Friday, 5/30 - Last Day of School Gr. 1-5 - Dismissal at 11:45am

Next Week's Special's Schedule

  • Monday - Day 1: Spanish/PE

    Tuesday - Day 2: Music

    Wednesday - Day 3: Art

    Thursday - Day 4: Computers

    Friday - Day 5: Spanish/PE


Monthly Book Orders

  • I will send Scholastic Book Club flyers home each month.  If you would like to order books, you can do so one of the following two ways: 

    1. send the order form back in with a check
    2. click the link below to order online with our class code - FZPKM 

    I will close out each order on the 15th of each month and the books should arrive about a week later.  Thank you!