Week(s) of April 30 - May 11

Posted by ARIEL WEST on 5/3/2018

Reading Focus:  Author's purpose and using context

Weekly word study: inflections -er and -est and the syllable -le

Weekly Phonograms: -le

Weekly Story: What Can You Do?

Writing:Throughout the year we will be focusing on narratives, informational, and persuasive types of writing. We will also be practicing neat handwriting, spacing between letters and words, and capitalization, punctuation (. ?) all year long.

  • We have moved on to writing 2 star sentences (noun, verb, and adjective)
  • We finished our opinion/persuasive writing. We will focus on handwriting and sentence structure until we start our research project (after the visit to the Zoo)

Grammer: exclamations and types of sentences

Science: Plant and animal life cycles 

Social Studies: We wrapped up our worldy travels last week. We will now focus all our attention to Science for the rest of the year. 

Math: We are moving into our last unit of 2D and 3D shapes!


Upcoming Events: 

May 4: FIELD TRIP TO THE ZOO!  Please see the e-mail that was sent to everyone's e-mail inboxes. 

May 7-11: Book Fair Week! Our preview day (no buying at this time) will be on Monday the 7th in the morning. Please see the flyer from the librarian for different events. 

May 7-11: Staff Appreciation Week

May 8: PTO Meeting at 4:10 in the staff lounge  

May 10: STEM NIGHT Please see flyer coming home soon! There is going to be many activities this night as well as food trucks to eat dinner! Please see the flyer that is being sent home on Friday. 

May 16: Year End Awards. If your child is receiving an award, please be on the look out for an e-mail coming soon. 

May 21-25: Classroom Campground! One of my favorite events of the year! Our classroom turns into a campground for a week. We  learn about summer safety and learn about camping activities. Please wait for more information about this fun filled week! I will be sending home a flyer this week about what is needed and how you can help.

May 21-25: Testing Celebration Week: Dress up days all week long.

May 25: Talent Shows - 10:30 and 1:30pm

May 29: Lake Hazel Library walking field trip. I will only need 2-3 volunteers for this trip. We will walk through the neighborhoods to the library to get a tour, see what they have, storytelling, and check out books if want too. 

May 29: Lake Hazel Library School-wide presentation in afternoon

May 30: Field Day: volunteers will be needed. More information to come.

June 1: Early Release @1:25 School-wide picnic lunch. More information to come. 



REMINDER: NO SNACKS CONTAINING NUTS PLEASE! Our classroom is a NUT FREE room. We are running out of class snacks, so if your child does not pack a snack next week, they will do a brain break activity instead.



There is 5 birthdays this month; Damon, Rachel, Shane, Savannah, and Kiarah! We also have some summer birthdays that we will celebrate: Chloe, Faith, Kimmy, and Frankie. We will be having the birthday celebration on Friday the 25 from 2:00-2:30. If you would like to bring in a sweet treat, there can only be one :) Please let me know if you are interested. 

If you have any Box Tops please send them in with your child. Click on the Class Document  tab for printable sheets to stick them to. It would be a great help if they were already stuck on the paper so I do not have too. If you do not have access to a printer, please send them in in a baggie. 



Please see the Seesaw tab on the left hand side of this website. Seesaw has been so much fun to use in the classroom! If you have not set up an account and have lost the QR code, please e-mail me and I will get another one for you! I will be sending home year-end instructions if you would like to save the items that your child has uploaded this year. 



Don't forget to return your child's blue Friday/Homework folder every Friday. This week the folder will be filled with completed work and very important flyers. Please make sure you take the time to go through all the papers. 


If you have any other questions, please e-mail me!

Have a great weekend!

Ariel West


Please remember that EVERY child recieves FREE (yes, FREE) breakfast every morning and lunch in the afternoon.

I encourage you to have your child partake if your mornings are choatic and time is short. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!