May News

Week of May 20th

- Math - This week we will finish Chapter 11 - The Metric System. Students will be converting Liter to miliLeters. Then we will be taking the chapter test. At the end of the week, we will start Chapter 12, which working on measurement conversions in word problems.

- Reading - This week we will "Journey to the Moon". This story is based on the Apollo 11 mission, which landed a man on the moon. The skills we will be working on are: suffixes, main idea, fact & opinion, adverbs,

- Writing - Students will be working on a narrative piece called "Swooping Seagull". This will be the second time students are completing this writing. We will be comparing their writing from the first month of school to the one they write this week. I can't wait to see the growth.

- Library - This week is a book exchange. Please send in books on Monday.

- Field Day Forms - Field Day forms have gone home. Please fill out the back of the form (student's lunch options) even if you are not able to volunteer that day.

- Upcoming Testing Dates: We have many test dates that will be coming soon. Please take a look

- Friday, May 24th - NWEA Reading .- Bring "smart food" for a snack

- Wednesday, May 29th - DIBELs - Wear a t-shirt with a positive message

- Thursday, May 30th - NWEA Math - Wear blue

- Friday, June 3 - NWEA Makeups - Wear red

- Homework - Homework will look different again this week. Students will only be reading 20 minutes and recording the type of moon each day. You should have the moon page at home now. Please return the moon page with the homework on Friday. Please continue to encourage students to be responsible and hand in their 3C Homework each Friday.

- "Smart food" Friday - Thank you to the parents who have already signed up to bring fruits & veggies on Friday for our "Smart Food" celebration. We already have:

  • John - watermelon & grapes
  • Mckenzie - cherry tomatoes & cucumbers
  • Eden - strawberries & cucumbers
  • Lilah - cut up carrots
  • Kaitlin - honey dew melon & cantaloupe
  • Angelina - green peppers

- Recorders in Music - Please remember to send in student recorders on Wednesdays. This week's homework is to practice the songs in the new book.

- Headphones - If you have not already sent in headphones for testing, please consider sending some in a plastic bag with your child's name on it.

- ReadnQuiz - The incentive program, which revolves around how many books they pass, will continue this month. Please ask your child how they are doing with this challenge. Website address: https://readnquiz.com/home.aspx?id=30000. If you still can't get on at home, have your child bring in the book to school and I will help them take it at school.

May 14th -

As a way to celebrate all the students hard work, we will be having a Fruits and Veggies party on Friday, May 24th. If you would like to donate a healthy fruit of vegetable, please fill out the form, that will be coming home tomorrow, by Tuesday, May 21st.

May 13 - Tie-Dying

We made our tie-dye t-shirts today! Students did a great job listening to directions and making their shirts. Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time helping and washing the shirts. Thank you to Mrs. White for making this possible.

May 13th -

On Tuesday, our Field Day note will be coming home. On the back of this notice, there is a section to fill out to let us know what your child will be having for lunch that day. If you are able to volunteer, please also fill out the front of the form. This form is due back by May 31st.

NWEA NH SAS letter to students - 2019

Here is the letter that I left of student's desks this morning. I am so proud of all their hard work. I know they will do great on ALL their tests!

Week of May 13th

- Math - This week we will continue to work on Chapter 11 - The Metric System. Students will be converting meters to centimeters, centimeters to meters, kilometers to meters and meters to kilometers, etc

- Reading - This week we will read "The Moon Seems to Change". This story explains the phases of the moon and how the position of the earth and moon help to make these phases.

- ReadnQuiz - The incentive program, which revolves around how many books they pass, will continue this month. Please ask your child how they are doing with this challenge. Website address: https://readnquiz.com/home.aspx?id=30000. If you still can't get on at home, have your child bring in the book to school and I will help them take it at school.

- Recorders in Music - Please remember to send in student recorders and recorder books on Wednesdays. This week's homework is to practice the songs in the new book. Please look at the 3C homework page for this week for great websites that will help your child learn the correct placement of fingers while they play the songs.

- Tie-Dying T-shirts - Thank you to the volunteers who are coming in to help with tie-dying this Monday, May 13th from 12:50 - 1:35.

- Upcoming Testing Dates: We have many test dates that will be coming soon. Please take a look to see our theme of the day.

- Monday, May 13th - NH SAS Reading - wear green

- Tuesday, May 14th - NH SAS Writing . Bring in a stuffed animal

- Thursday, May 16th - NH SAS Math - Wear zippers

- Friday, May 17th - NH SAS Makeup testing - Wear yellow

- Friday, May 24th - NWEA Reading .- Bring "smart food" for a snack

- Wednesday, May 29th - DIBELs - Wear a t-shirt with a positive message

- Thursday, May 30th - NWEA Math - Wear blue

- Friday, June 3 - NWEA Makeups - Wear red

- Homework - Homework will look different over the next few weeks. Students will only be reading 20 minutes and recording the type of moon each day (for 2 weeks). The moon page will come home tomorrow with a website that parents can go on to help record the type of moon. Please continue to encourage students to be responsible and hand in their 3C Homework each Friday.

- Headphones - If you have not already sent in headphones for testing, please consider sending some in a plastic bag with your child's name on it.

May 8 - Recorder Songs

Today during Music, Mrs. Latham noticed that some of the students were struggling with the placement of their fingers while playing the songs on their recorder. So, Mrs. Latham found some links to videos that train the kids on each song reading with finger movements. Below are the links to the songs the students are learning.

2. Gently Sleep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXactSfjoM

3. Merrily We Roll Along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq0P6rt5LMg

4. It's Raining

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_UcHplzLPk

5. Old McDonald Had A Farm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1-02WBB_to

6. When the Saints Go Marching In

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn6T0XumIe0

7. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNEuHa1bfbc

8. Amazing Grace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2H24KXaXRY

9. Ode To Joy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLeIT3QwKFo

Week of May 6th

- Math - This week we will finish Chapter 16 - Telling Time. Student will be working on elapsed time. Then we will start Chapter 11 - The Metric System. Students will be converting meters to centimeters, centimeters to meters, kilometers to meters and meters to kilometers,

- Reading - This week we will finish working with the story"Sun". We will work on finding facts about the sun. Then we will spend the remainder of the week getting "Game Day Ready". We will read "Winners Never Quit" by Mia Hamm. We will discuss strategies to prepare for the next 2 weeks of testing.

- Writing - Students will continue working on their opinion essay about Mars One. Students will take their notes and write their essay.

- ReadnQuiz - The incentive program, which revolves around how many books they pass, will continue this month. Please ask your child how they are doing with this challenge. Website address: https://readnquiz.com/home.aspx?id=30000. If you still can't get on at home, have your child bring in the book to school and I will help them take it at school.

- Recorders in Music - Please remember to send in student recorders on Wednesdays. This week's homework is to practice the songs in the new book.

- Library - This week is a book exchange. Please send in books on Monday.

- Tie-Dying T-shirts - Please let me know if you are able to volunteer to help out with the tie-dying of t-shirts on Monday, May 13th from 12:50 - 1:35. Also, we need a volunteer for taking the t-shirts home to wash. Thank you in advance for your help.

- Progress Reports - Progress reports went home on Friday. Please sign and return by Friday, May 10th.

- Upcoming Testing Dates: We have many test dates that will be coming soon. Please take a look

- Monday, May 13th - NH SAS Reading . - Tuesday, May 14th - NH SAS Writing . - Thursday, May 16th - NH SAS Math

- Friday, May 24th - NWEA Reading . - Wednesday, May 29th - DIBELs - Thursday, May 30th - NWEA Math

- Homework/ Baseballs for Testing - Please continue to encourage students to be responsible and hand in their 3C Homework each Friday. This week there is a section for parents to complete to help encourage students to do their best on testing. There will be a brown bag, 6 baseballs (paper), and a note attached to homework. Please contact me with any questions.

- Headphones - If you have not already sent in headphones for testing, please consider sending some in a plastic bag with your child's name on it.

Updated - April 28th

May 1st, Wed., SCA Field trip to Bear Brook State Park (Coulon, Menken, Ux classes)

May 3rd, Fri. Progress reports go home

May 6 - 10th Teacher Appreciation Week @ Underhill and Memorial

May 10th, Fri. Progress reports should be returned

May 13th, Mon. NH-SAS Testing ~ ELA 9:00-11:00 am

May 14th, Tues. NH-SAS Testing ~ Writing 9:00-11:00 am

May 16th, Thurs. NH-SAS Testing ~ Math 9:00-11:00 am

May 19th, Sun., Hooksett PTA's FIRST EVER 5K COLOR-A-THON RUN @Cawley Middle School

May 22nd, Wed., DIgital Families Community Event, 6:30-8:30pm @ Cawley

May 24th, Fri., NWEA Testing - Reading

May 27th, Mon. NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

May 29th, Wed., - DIBELs testing

May 30th, Thurs., NWEA Testing - Math

June 10th, Mon., 2nd Grade Move Up Day, 9:30-11 am

June 11th, Tues. HMS Field Day

June 14th, Fri., Last Day of School for students 1/2 day