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April 17, 2015

A Message from Mrs. Kendall

Reading/Writing

Happy 6th birthday to Myreon!

Our high-frequency words of the week


were, what and do. Our new book was In The
Forest. In this book, we discovered question
words. We know that what, where, when, and
Important Dates:
who are all questions words. We began
practicing writing a question each day in our
April 24th - Our Zoo Field Trip! Rain
Morning Message using one of our new question
words!
or shine! Look for more information
Please make sure reading folders are
next week!
and books are promptly returned on
Mondays. We continue to practice our CAF
Our Celebration of Learning- Friday,
strategies in our reading groups together in a
May 15th at 12:30 p.m. in our
small group setting. We practice our new
classroom. All parents are welcome
words from our book, and we practice reading
our new book many times before we bring it
and encouraged to attend.
No
home to you.
siblings please, as this is a special
In Writers Workshop, we wrote about
our spring break. We practiced adding details
time with your kindergarten student.
and using ending punctuation in our writing.
Mark your calendars!
In Making Meaning, we read the poem,
Umbrellas. There werent any pictures with
this poem. We had to listen closely to all of
the words. In our brains we had to visualize
Each day in math we are doing more and more
where the umbrellas were, what the umbrellas
independent paper and pencil equations. We are
looked like, and what the sky was like in the
building our math fact fluency and spending more
poem based on the words we heard. We then
time practicing and practicing these facts. Many of
drew what we visualized. Visualizing what is
us are seeing the patterns in some of the answers
happening in our story or poem strengthens our
earthworms
and
oureven
reduse
worms arrived!comprehension
Yahoo! Thisfor
week,
we
with the +1 and +0Our
facts.
Many of us
dont
the Comprehension
portion
of ourabout
CAF earthworms
strategies.
our our
earthworms.
and
our fingersobserved
anymore for
math facts!We read non-fiction books
In
Word
Work,
we
reviewed
Independent
paper and
pencil
activities
areWe know what castings are (ask your child!) and the et
collected
facts
about
worms.
and the en family. We sorted our
increasing we
as we
prepare
for nextdo
school
year!ears or eyes! Didfamily
know
that worms
not have
you know
worms are both
pictures and matched the correct word for
girls AND boys? Ask your child some worm facts! each
Wepicture.
then observed
the
Word families are so important
movements of our earthworms. We could see the for
segments,
us to lookthe
for pointy
in wordsend
to help us decode
new
words
and
to
help
us
spell
words!
where the mouth would be, worm castings, the saddle, and one part of the worm

Math

Science

moves at a time. As scientists do, we then observed red worms and compared
them to the earthworms. We found many similarities and many differences.
Ask us about the two types of worms we studied!
Our Isopods also arrived! We will study these insects after our zoo trip.

3rd Grade Buddies


Eric Carle, our May Author of the
Month, uses paper that he paints and
scrapes to then create his collage
illustrations. We painted paper this
week and scraped the paper to add
texture. We then used this paper to
make a collage of our zoo animal.
WOW! These were a lot of work, but
our hard work paid off! They look
fantastic! You will get to see them
at our Celebration of Learning!

Wass Mission Statement

Zoo Study
This week, we began to study the zoo.
We learned about animals found in a zoo and
animals found on a farm. We read a variety of
zoo animal books to determine the animal we
each wanted to research. We were able to pick
an animal for our research project. You will see
and hear our research project at our
Celebration of Learning! We are so excited
about our zoo trip to see our animal in person!
REMINDERS!
On Gym Days- Dont forget your gym shoes!

The purpose of Wass Elementary is to


ensure that each child reaches his/her
highest learning potential!

On Library Days - Dont forget your library


book!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!


Mrs. Kendall
248-823-3930
akendall@troy.k12.mi.us

Each Fun, Friday-Wear your smile shirt!

Each School Day- Bring 2 healthy snacks!