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Welcome wildcat families!
We have completed MAP testing for the year and students should be SO proud of all of their hard work. This round of testing was tough, but they powered through and tried their best. It was awesome, and I am also SO proud of each and every one of my students. This year we have worked incredibly hard on our skills and summer is just right around the corner. I can't believe we only have 23 days left of school as of Monday, 5/10. 
As a special end of year project, we will be putting on puppet shows of classic children's stories. Students will make their puppet out of felt and paper mache and practice their lines in class and at home. There will be 4-5 plays and each group of students will perform their playfor the class and then watch their peers perform their plays as well. Students do not need to memorize their lines, because after we practice, I will record their voices so that during showtime, they only need to think about acting with their puppet and props as needed. I will be sending home a letter with more details and information early next week. In the meantime, each puppet will need a toilet paper roll (paper towel rolls will work as well as I can cut them down to size). If you are able to send your student with this, I would appreciate it. I have at least 10 as of now that I have been saving for awhile in the hopes that we would be able to comlete this project. Thank you so much for your help and I look forward to sharing more information soon. 
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What We Are Learning


Week of May 10th

Reading Spelling Words Mathematics
Big Q: What sounds can you hear? How are they made?
Comprehension Strategy: Ask and answer questions about a text.
Comprehension skill: Understand problem and solution
Inflectional Endings: -er and -est.
Phonemic Awareness:
Sound Categorization, substitution and deletion. Rhyming and sound differentiation.
  • spoil
  • coin
  • join
  • joy
  • toy
  • boy
  • town
  • mouse
  • build
  • fall
We will be writing addition and subtraction equations to find unknown partners with teen totals.
There are 16 flowers. Some of them are roses. 9 of them are daisies. How many are roses?


Reading: Phonics and Foundational Skills


Long A
Long E
Long I
Long O
Long U
ABC Order
Unknown Addends
Place Value

Future Learning

Reading Spelling Mathematics
  1. spoil
  2. coin
  3. join
  4. joy
  5. toy
  6. boy
  7. town
  8. mouse
  9. build
  10. fall
We will be writing addition and subtraction equations to find unknown partners with teen totals.

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