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Peek @ the Week, 2011-2012

by Kendelle Spielman


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Miss Spielman's Peek @ the Week              

For the Week of: April 30-May 4, 2012

*1st and 3rd grade Spring Program, Thursday May 3.  7pm, Highschool



By the end of the week, students will have learned two algorithms, or ways to solve, multi-digit multiplication problems.  I always love the excitement the students feel when they figure out how to do these problems.  Please spend some time this week allowing your child to show you what they are learning. 


Balanced Literacy:

Has your child mentioned our animal research yet?  Each student chose an animal that we’ll see at the Topeka Zoo, and they will research facts, draw a poster of the animal in their habitat, and write a short paper over their facts.  The students are really starting to come along, and I can’t wait to see their final products.  Ask your student if they can tell you something interesting about their animal.     


             This week, we’ve learned that water is all around us, especially in the form of water vapor.  Before too long, we’ll get this unit finished up and the unit test taken.


Field Trip:

          Information was sent home last week regarding our field trip to the Topeka Zoo, on May 16.  If you need a new sheet, don’t hesitate to ask.  Please make sure you sign the form, and send in your money with the sheet. 


Book Orders: 

        Book orders are due on Monday, May 7th.  You may send in a check made out to Scholastic, or order online using the information attached to the fliers. 


Many students come to me each week begging me to show them where the activity for the coupon to earn the free night of no homework can be found.  It surprises me how many families do not take the time to read this newsletter and spend a short amount of time completing a quick activity.  A lot of time and thought is spent on this newsletter, and sometimes there is  important information that I share with you.  If you’ve read this newsletter all the way through, sign your name at the bottom, have your student turn it into the homework tray and he/she can earn a night of free homework.  I sincerely appreciate your interest in your child’s school life.





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