Good afternoon! Can you believe it is already the last day of April?? This school year has gone by so quickly!
Tomorrow is our field trip! As you saw on the papers that went home last week, we are going to Main Street Theater to see Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Students should wear their mint Miss Lyons shirt. (If you don't have one or have lost it, please wear a plain mint t-shirt or a TCES shirt). Please make sure they eat a big breakfast and please send a snack for your child to eat before we leave. We will eat lunch when we return to school but it will be later than our normal lunch time. Don't forget to also send their sack lunch. The cafeteria will be closed when we return. It's going to be a great day!
This week we are learning:
Reading: We will begin a unit on procedural text where we will read to find out how to do things. We will learn that it is important to read all of the directions. We will also discuss the importance of transition words.
Writing: We will learn how to write a procedural piece. We will practice writing step by step instructions. **Ask them about how to make a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich--we had lots of laughs with that today :)
Math: We will continue to practice counting collections of coins and discussing financial responsibility. We will take our money assessment on Friday. Please complete the math review that is attached to the bottom of the homework page. Our fact test will be mixed review.
Science: We will finish our animal unit this week by reviewing the different animals and their adaptations. Students will need to know that animals have bodies that help them survive in their habitat. For example, a bear has fur to keep them warm in the winter. They also need to know why animals hibernate and migrate. Our test will be on Thursday.
Social Studies: This week we will focus on the different types of land forms on earth. We will learn about mountains, hills, plains, plateaus, oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, islands, and peninsulas.
Today we had our special Author Celebration to share our books about our animal research (I have shared some pictures on my Twitter-- @2ndmisslyons). They did a fabulous job and deserved the celebration! I made them a special treat, and they have asked me to share the recipe on here for you :) If you know anything about the 90's Dunkaroo Dip, then you are going to be addicted. You can thank me later ;)
1 Funfetti cake mix (dry--do NOT follow box directions)
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or vanilla greek)
1 8oz. container of Cool Whip
Combine the three ingredients together until you reach a frosting texture. Top with fun sprinkles and enjoy with Teddy Grahams!
Have a great week!