• Good Afternoon,

    You child's individual pictures came home this week. You may choose to purchase any portion of the package, and return whatever portion you do not wish to purchase. We would like to collect all payments and/or returned packages by Friday, May 16th. 

    Speaking of pictures...the class pictures should be arriving next week. 

    Tuesday, May 6th is an early dismissal day.  We will dismiss at 2:00pm.

    Tuesday is also a PTO Eat-N-Earn night at Twisters. 

    We are having our Math Topic 11 Assessment on Tuesday, May 6th. The "Daily Common Core Practice" packet and the "Quick Check" packet were sent home today. Your child may do any of the activities on the enVision website to help them study/practice as well.  There is a practice test in the text book that may be completed to practice, and this can be accessed through the enVision website as well. 

    Now that we have finished our Kansas State testing, it is about time to start our Spring MAP testing.  We will be taking our Reading MAP test on Wednesday, May 7th at 12:20pm and our Math MAP test on Tuesday, May 13th at 12:20pm.

    We will be heading to the Wilderness Science Center on Monday, May 19th to make up our rain out date in October.  We need 5 parent helpers to join us, please e-mail me if you would like to attend!  We will be leaving at 8:40am and returning at 2:20pm.

    Thank you so much to the PTO Take Stock program for funding our trip to the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.  The students had a great time!

    We want to express our appreciation for your prompt completion of the 2014-2015 on-line registration process as this helps with staff planning for next year.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.

    Thank you so much for your support of the Book Fair this week.

    If your child is interested in performing in the talent show, forms are available on the CHE webpage under eDocuments or from the office.

    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.

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
    • summarize using details and examples from the text.  U6W2
    • use knowledge of comparatives and superlatives to understand the meaning of a word or phrases. U6W2-3
    • demonstrate understanding of idioms in word meanings. U6W2


    • identify and correctly use possessive nouns in writing. 3.A
    • correctly use and understand adverbs that tell how, when, and where in reading and writing. U6W2-3

    Writing:   Informational Reports

    • 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 non-credible sources. 3.7
    • evaluate Internet sources and recognize the difference between credible and non-credible 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 compare 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

    *Topic 11 Assessment, Tuesday, May 6th.

    Math: Topic 12 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators

    • use models to add fractions with like denominators. 12-1
    • use computational procedures to add fractions with like denominators and solve problems. 12-2
    • use models to subtract fractions with like denominators. 12-3
    • use computational procedures to subtract fractions with like denominators and solve problems. 12-4
    • use the number line to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. 12-5
    • identify and write mixed numbers as improper fractions and improper fractions as mixed numbers. 12-6
    • use models to add and subtract mixed numbers. 12-7
    • use models and computational procedures to add mixed numbers. 12-8
    • use models and computational procedures to subtract mixed numbers. 12-9
    • decompose fractions and represent them as compositions of fractions in a variety of ways. 12-10
    • draw a picture and write an equation to solve a problem. 12-11

    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 31 Homework  



    • Rock and Roll Fractions Project (Due 5/12)
    • Topic 11 Assessment (5/6)
    • Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night


    • Online Assignment - U6W2 Home Connection - Summarizing - Edmodo post
    • Read 20+ minutes per night


    • U7W4 Spelling Lists  

    Study Island

    •  Math: Comparing Fractions


Upcoming Events

    • 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!