Mrs. O’Connell’s Parent Newsletter Week of 4-4-2016

Mrs. O’Connell’s
Parent Newsletter
Classroom Needs:
Pencils and glue sticks
Week of 4-4-2016
I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break. I am looking forward to hearing all the stories from the
children. Thank you for all the Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt. The children had a great time. Also a
special shout out to Mrs. Booth and Mrs. Volpe for hiding all of the eggs.
April 6—Spring Pictures
April 8—Talent Show
April 12—Report Cards
April 15—Bingo Night
April 20—Early Release Day
April 28—Field Trip
This week in School:
Reading: This week we will be learning about different types of poetry and figurative language.
We will also be reading Scholastic News. The test on the back of the Scholastic News will be due on
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise lesson 11.
Spelling: The students will get their new spelling words on Monday. Spelling test will be on Friday.
Writing: Our next probe will be due on April 15, 2016. It will be a student’s choice probe.
Math: We are learning about variable and expressions, function tables, and order of operation.
We will have a Math quiz on Thursday.
Science: We will continue to learn about Ecosystems. Ecosystem projects are due on Friday.
Homework for week of 4-4-2016
Math-Order of operation practice and variables and Expressions practice
I have placed links on my web page for practice.
Reading-Scholastic News due on Friday. The children may also be writing poems if they do not complete
them during Daily five.
Spelling- write spelling words in cursive three times and study words for test on Friday.
Wordly Wise- Pack due on Friday.
Science-Ecosystem project due on Friday.
Ecosystem vocabulary.
Study science definitions for 15 minutes a night. We will have a L to J quiz every week. (It does not count
as a grade)
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at
[email protected] 704-819-1698