Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1 Newsletter

We had a great week of writing! We worked on a diamante poem and a color poem. If you are looking for poetry to read with your child please check out Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Kenn Nesbitt, and Mary O’Neill. We will continue poetry our first week back from break!

We worked on moving forward in our AM this week. AM is Accelerated Math, and each student is working at their own pace and mastering concepts that they are ready for. It has been great to tackle individual student questions these last few days.

When we come back from break we will be doing a unit on Measurement, using scales, rulers, thermometers, etc.

Report Cards
Students will be bringing home their report cards today. Please look over the report card and let me know if you have any questions.

Battle of the Books
Most students really enjoyed the Battle of the Books. I am already looking forward to next year’s battle. I hope that we will have a list of all of the books so that students can begin reading them during summer break!

Back to Science
We will be studying the moon and the earth. Key words will be orbit, revolution, and rotation.

Talent Show
Talent show contracts and sign ups must be done in the office by April 12. The talent show will be on Friday May 13.

CCA Track and Field Club
Students are invited to Track and Field Club on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 for the month of April. Permission forms are at the bottom of the Cougar Mews.

Books Orders Due April 15 (Thanks)

Congratulations to Mrs. Benson-

Mrs. Benson had a baby boy this week. His name is Colton Henry Benson, and he was born on March 30 at 8:43 in the morning. He was 6 lbs. 2 oz. Both Mrs. Benson and Colton are doing well.

April Character Quality -
Gentleness and Humility
We will be looking into how gentleness and humility
can shape us into more compassionate people.