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Summer Reading

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Your child has been working hard all year on solving tricky words, making predictions, and thinking about characters, and their growth has been amazing!  In order to maintain their hard work and progress over the summer it is important that your child read 30 minutes every day, or a total of 210 minutes a week.
Research shows that students who do not read during the summer months regress in their reading skills.  Luckily, we can prevent this from happening by having our children read:  books, magazines, audiobooks, menus, etc.
Let’s help our students pick up where they left off in June when they return to school in August. Have conversations about books they are reading, and let them see you reading.  The summer is a busy time, with travel, friends, and unpredictable schedules.  Many families have found it helpful to have a routine in place to help families know when and where the reading is happening each day.

Below are a few reading lists to help your child discover some great books to lose themselves in!

 

Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Rereading to learn more about characters in books
  • Writing realistic fiction series
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Adding and subtracting within 100
  • Collecting data and graphing results
  • Addition fluency

Science

  • Planning and conducting investigations to show that vibrating materials can make sound and sound can make materials vibrate
  • Using tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance
  • Making observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated

Home Connection

  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log
  • Reread to learn more about characters
  • Practice reading with fluency
  • Practice your math flash cards

Important Dates and Reminders

  • May 28-June 14 – 9am start
  • Make sure all library books have been returned
  • June 14 – Last day of school
  • Find the June Calendar here

Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Rereading to learn more about characters in books
  • Becoming the character by changing our voice
  • Writing realistic fiction by inventing characters and small moment adventures
  • Writing a series based on one character
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Read and write time to hour and half hour
  • Adding and subtracting within 100
  • Collecting data and graphing results
  • Addition fluency

Science

  • Planning and conducting investigations to show that vibrating materials can make sound and sound can make materials vibrate
  • Using tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance
  • Making observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated

Home Connection

  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log
  • Retell the beginning, middle and end of the story you are reading
  • Practice reading with fluency
  • Practice word patterns by sorting weekly word cards
  • Practice your math flash cards

Important Dates and Reminders

  • May 28-June 14 – 9am start
  • June 14 – Last day of school

Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Studying characters in books
  • Writing realistic fiction by inventing characters and small moment adventures
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Read and write time to hour and half hour
  • Adding and subtracting within 100
  • Addition fluency

Science

  • Planning and conducting investigations to show that vibrating materials can make sound and sound can make materials vibrate

Home Connection

  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log
  • Retell the beginning, middle and end of the story you are reading
  • Practice reading with fluency
  • Practice word patterns by sorting weekly word cards
  • Practice your math flash cards

Important Dates and Reminders

  • May 23 – Field Day (Children will need: to wear their teams color of t-shirt, to wear sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, a dry change of clothes and a recess snack)
  • May 24 – 9am start
  • May 25 – No School
  • Last day for clubs:

***Sunday, May 21st  Soccer, Basketball, Hip Hop, Fun Science

***Monday – completed

***Tuesday – completed

***Wednesday – completed

***Thursday – completed

Weekly News

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Here’s what we are working on this week:

Literacy

  • Sounding like a reading star (scooping up words, using expression, showing feeling, reading loud and clear)
  • Using the storyline to make predictions
  • Editing and revising book reviews to make sure opinions are clear and interesting
  • Specific word work

Math

  • Read and write time to hour and half hour
  • Addition fluency

Science

  • Planning and conducting investigations to show that vibrating materials can make sound and sound can make materials vibrate

Home Connection

  • Read for 20 minutes each night and record in the Reading Log.
  • Retell the beginning, middle and end of the story you are reading.
  • Practice reading with fluency.
  • Practice word patterns by sorting weekly word cards.
  • Practice your math flash cards.

Important Dates and Reminders

  • May 17 – 9am start
  • May 18 – ES Book Swap (Books can be dropped off now. More information here)
  • May 23 – Field Day (Children will need: to wear their teams color of t-shirt, to wear sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, a dry change of clothes and a recess snack)
  • May 25 – No School
  • Last day for clubs:

***Sunday, May 21st  Soccer, Basketball, Hip Hop, Fun Science

***Monday, May 15th Basketball, Soccer, Fencing, Arts & Crafts, Yoga

***Tuesday – completed

***Wednesday, May 17th TWD, Fun Engineering, Break Dancing, Lego Club, Mixed Media Art

***Thursday, May 18th Robotics We Do, Robotics E3 level, Choir 2-5