April/May newsletter

Important dates

April 23rd Science is Fun field trip (in house)

April 25th Spring picture day

April 27th Spring Carnival

May 1st No school

May 6th SSA nominations due

May 10th Field day (volunteers needed. Sign up from the DDE website under field day volunteers)

May 16th Music performance with Mrs. Fussel’s class

May 24th Music performance with Mrs. Squire’s class

May 29th reading EOG

May 30th math EOG


We are heading into a very busy time of year so mark your calendars for the events above.  Volunteers are needed for field day.  Information for sign up is on the main DDE page. More information about field day will be sent home shortly.

 Because my class is split during specials time, your child should be able to tell you which group he/she will be performing Stone Soup with.  Our music teacher has worked very hard on this performance. Families are encouraged to attend.  I will send out a reminder with the time closer to the performance.

I am looking for a few donations for our multiplication Ice cream party.  Please see the Signup genius below. Thank you in advance for donating these items.  I would like to collect all the items by Thursday  so that we can do our party on Friday.




 I have added the links below for some of the released EOGs so that you can take a look at the format with your child.  We have already started a rolling review in math and reading of key concepts and vocabulary.  We will continue to review as we are learning. 




Academic happenings

In language Arts we are continuing our study of water and the importance of clean drinking water.  We are working on finding the main idea and supporting details of nonfiction pieces, as well as comparing and contrasting different nonfiction pieces.  Students are learning to identify nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and using context clues to find meaning of unfamiliar words.  Our book clubs are underway and the kids are having a great time reading the book that they chose for their book club.


In math we are finishing up our unit on customary measurement and moving into telling time the nearest minute and understanding how elapsed time works.  We will then spend some time reviewing and fine tuning all the concepts we have learned in math this year.  We will also review best practices for taking multiple choice tests.


In science we are completing our unit on plants and will then move to our unit on economics