Lead Teacher :: Angie Hernandez: ahernandez@mdpsc.org
Assistant Teacher :: Kaylee Campbell: kcampbell@mdpsc.org


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May Update

The school year has gone in a flash, but we are still having a blast learning new things in the classroom. Below you will find what we will be working on during the rest of May.

Scholastic

Scholastic catalogs have been sent home. If you would like to order online, please visit http://www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. Our class code is P6HQ6. Thanks to your monthly orders, we are able to get free books for our class! You can also return the order form and payment by cash or check to us. Scholastic orders are due Friday, May 12th.

 

Reading

In May we are reading Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. Charlotte’s Web opens the door to a magical world, which a young girl named Fern finds herself a part of. Fern spends her free time with Wilbur the pig whom she loves and the other barn animals who play a large part in the life of Wilbur. Charlotte A. Cavatica, the large grey spider, befriends Wilbur and helps him deal with the shocking news that his life will end as bacon on someone’s plate. Charlotte goes as far as coming up with an interesting plan that only this spider could carry out with the help of Templeton the rat (who never does anything unless there is something in it for himself) to help Wilbur escape death.

 

Language

Besides the individual lessons the children receive during the week, in May we are focusing on writing. Some of the lessons the students will work on are the parts of a paragraph, introductions, conclusions, and friendly letters.

 

Math

The children have been practicing their addition, subtraction, division and multiplication using the stamp game, multiplication board, checkerboard, test tubes, and bead frame, according to their level. Depending on their level the students will be working on operations using 3-4 digit numbers and fractions.

 

Culture

Students are learning about South America. South America is located in the Southern hemisphere, and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. The continent covers some 6,890,000 square miles of land, with the region’s geography dominated by the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River. South America is very diverse, and is home to the vast Amazon Rainforest, grasslands like the Pampas Plain and savannahs such as the Atacama Desert.

In May the students will be presenting their country projects. For more information on the South America projects the students are completing please click below.

1st Grade South America Animal Projects

2nd/3rd Grade South America Country Projects

South America Student Topic Selections

 

Calendar

Monday, May 22nd – Friday, May 26th – Last week of school activities:

  • Monday 05/22 – Sports Day
  • Tuesday 05/23 – Pajama Day
  • Wednesday 05/24 – Water Day (JE levels only)
  • Thursday 05/25 – Dress to Impress Day (Game Day)
  • Friday 05/26 – Wacky Dress and Hair Day (End of the Year Celebration)

Friday, May 26th – Last day of school! Early release at 11:30am No extended care

Monday, June 5th – Summer Session I begins