**LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!!!**

How do we only have 3 (HALF DAYS) of school left??  I can’t even believe the year is basically over and these kids are FOURTH graders now!!!  I will miss these little kiddos with everything inside of me!  These last few days are going to be seriously AMAZING!!!

*Presentation of class play on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 am in Q1 gym
*On Tuesday, May 28th we are having a Summer Birthday Celebration for:
Dillon, Knixus, Hector, Rome, Andres and Maylee!**

**Field Day on Wednesday, May 29th—Please look at post from two weeks ago regarding the details.  Also, students need to have the permission slip signed and returned this week in order to take part in the 3rd grade field day extravaganza!  Thanks!

Week of May 20th-24th

How do we only have 8 days of school left??  May has seriously flown by so dang fast, my head is spinning!!!  So many things to get done before the last day!

This week will be full of RISE Math Testing.  Please make sure students are here at school this week on time.  We start first thing Monday morning.  

 Also, I would love to mention how important it is for all students to be present in school unless they are sick…and not checked out unless it’s very necessary.  We are practicing our play the last hour of the day, and we do it every single day until the performance.  I really appreciate your support with this!


SAGE Math Tests-
Math #1- Monday, May 20th from 10:15-11:00
Math #2- Tuesday, May 21st from 10:15-11:00

**Math Make up testing week of May 28th-30th***

*Presentation of class play on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 am in Q1 gym
**Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 am

**Field Day on Wednesday, May 29th—Please look at post from two weeks ago regarding the details.  Also, students need to have the permission slip signed and returned this week in order to take part in the 3rd grade field day extravaganza!  Thanks!

***If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog and get the BLOOMZ app and create an account.  The BLOOMZ class code is UEDPZG.  Please make sure you set your account up so you receive notifications.  These are the two main forms of communication, so I’d love all the parents getting all the reminders. Thanks!****

**Tuesday is Library, so the students need to bring their books back on that day.**

Homework:

 Math:  Each student will need to get onto www.reflexmath.com and complete their “green light” Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (4 sessions).  I will teach the students how to login to the app/website.  Just in case they don’t remember, the class username is “waddell3″ and all passwords are “rams”.

Reading:  Each student needs to read at least 20 minutes (Monday-Thursday).  Please print off the Reading Log, fill out the form and return on Friday.  The Reading Log can be cut into fourths and used over the next four weeks.  If for some reason, you can’t print it off, please write it on paper instead. :)

**ATTN: DRESS REHEARSAL DATE CHANGE AND INFO!!**

The end of the year scheduling has been a crazy mess, so I had to change the date of our Dress Rehearsal to Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 a.m.  If you can’t make it to the actual performance on Tuesday, May 28th, you are more than welcome to come see our Dress Rehearsal.  Students need to have their costumes to school no later than Wednesday, May 22nd.  Thanks so much for all your hard work getting the costumes ready!  The kids have been working really hard and are super excited to perform “Alice’s Adventures With Idioms”!!!!

Week of May 13th-17th

Whew!!!  Last week was CRAZY!!!  We got all our DIBELS end of year benchmark tests done, and the kids did AMAZING!!!  We met together one on one to go over their individual data and celebrate!  We got through the first week of Language Arts RISE Testing.  We will do more make-up testing throughout this week.  No one finished after two sessions last week.  That means they are taking their time, which makes me very happy!!!

This is the last week that w
e are doubling up on math lessons everyday to fit in everything before testing begins.  Also, I would love to mention how important it is for all students to be present in school unless they are sick…and not checked out unless it’s very necessary.  We are practicing our play the last hour of the day, and we do it every single day until the performance.  I really appreciate your support with this!

Important Upcoming Dates: 
***ELA Make up testing the week of May 13th-17th**

SAGE Math Tests-
Math #1- Monday, May 20th from 10:15-11:00
Math #2- Wednesday, May 22nd from 8:45-9:30

**Math Make up testing week of May 28th-30th***

*Presentation of class play on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 am in Q1 gym
**Dress Rehearsal on Friday, May 24th at 8:45 am

**Field Day on Wednesday, May 29th—Please look at post from last week regarding the details.  Also, students need to have the permission slip signed and returned this week in order to take part in the 3rd grade field day extravaganza!  Thanks!

***If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog and get the BLOOMZ app and create an account.  The BLOOMZ class code is UEDPZG.  Please make sure you set your account up so you receive notifications.  These are the two main forms of communication, so I’d love all the parents getting all the reminders. Thanks!****

**Tuesday is Library, so the students need to bring their books back on that day.**

Homework:

 Math:  Each student will need to get onto www.reflexmath.com and complete their “green light” Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (4 sessions).  I will teach the students how to login to the app/website.  Just in case they don’t remember, the class username is “waddell3″ and all passwords are “rams”.

Reading:  Each student needs to read at least 20 minutes (Monday-Thursday).  Please print off the Reading Log, fill out the form and return on Friday.  The Reading Log can be cut into fourths and used over the next four weeks.  If for some reason, you can’t print it off, please write it on paper instead. :)

Week of May 6th-10th

I hope everyone had a nice, beautiful weekend!!  Can you believe it’s May already?!   We are doubling up on math lessons everyday to fit in everything before testing begins.  Also, I would love to mention how important it is for all students to be present in school unless they are sick…and not checked out unless it’s very necessary.  We are practicing our play the last hour of the day, and we do it every single day until the performance.  I really appreciate your support with this!

Important Upcoming Dates: 
DIBELS BENCHMARK TESTING DATES:
* Monday, May 6th**

RISE ELA (English/Language Arts) Tests-
ELA #1-Tuesday, May 7th from 1:25-2:15
ELA #2- Thursday, May 9th from 12:40-1:30

***ELA Make up testing the week of May 13th-17th**

SAGE Math Tests-
Math #1- Monday, May 20th from 10:15-11:00
Math #2- Wednesday, May 22nd from 8:45-9:30

**Math Make up testing week of May 28th-30th***

*Presentation of class play on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 am in Q1 gym
**Dress Rehearsal on Friday, May 24th at 8:45 am

***If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog and get the BLOOMZ app and create an account.  The BLOOMZ class code is UEDPZG.  Please make sure you set your account up so you receive notifications.  These are the two main forms of communication, so I’d love all the parents getting all the reminders. Thanks!****

**Tuesday is Library, so the students need to bring their books back on that day.**

Homework:

 Math:  Each student will need to get onto www.reflexmath.com and complete their “green light” Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (4 sessions).  I will teach the students how to login to the app/website.  Just in case they don’t remember, the class username is “waddell3″ and all passwords are “rams”.

Reading:  Each student needs to read at least 20 minutes (Monday-Thursday).  Please print off the Reading Log, fill out the form and return on Friday.  The Reading Log can be cut into fourths and used over the next four weeks.  If for some reason, you can’t print it off, please write it on paper instead. :)

Week of April 29th-May 3rd

I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend.   We are doubling up on math lessons everyday to fit in everything before testing begins.  Also, I would love to mention how important it is for all students to be present in school unless they are sick…and not checked out unless it’s very necessary.  We are practicing our play the last hour of the day, and we do it every single day until the performance.  I really appreciate your support with this!

Important Upcoming Dates: 
DIBELS BENCHMARK TESTING DATES:
*Tuesday, April 30th and Monday, May 6th**

RISE ELA (English/Language Arts) Tests-
ELA #1-Tuesday, May 7th from 1:25-2:15
ELA #2- Thursday, May 9th from 12:40-1:30

***ELA Make up testing the week of May 13th-17th**

SAGE Math Tests-
Math #1- Monday, May 20th from 10:15-11:00
Math #2- Wednesday, May 22nd from 8:45-9:30

**Math Make up testing week of May 28th-30th***

*Presentation of class play on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 am in Q1 gym
**Dress Rehearsal on Friday, May 24th at 8:45 am

***If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog and get the BLOOMZ app and create an account.  The BLOOMZ class code is UEDPZG.  Please make sure you set your account up so you receive notifications.  These are the two main forms of communication, so I’d love all the parents getting all the reminders. Thanks!****

**Tuesday is Library, so the students need to bring their books back on that day.**

Homework:

 Math:  Each student will need to get onto www.reflexmath.com and complete their “green light” Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (4 sessions).  I will teach the students how to login to the app/website.  Just in case they don’t remember, the class username is “waddell3″ and all passwords are “rams”.

Reading:  Each student needs to read at least 20 minutes (Monday-Thursday).  Please print off the Reading Log, fill out the form and return on Friday.  The Reading Log can be cut into fourths and used over the next four weeks.  If for some reason, you can’t print it off, please write it on paper instead. :)

We are the “Long Walk to Water” Fundraiser WINNERS!!!

Yay!  We were able to raise a total of $5,970.61 as a whole school to build a well for a community in Africa!!!  I am so proud of our class though, because we raised $524.94!!  These kids learned SO much about empathy for others during this fundraiser and during all the discussions we had while reading the book.  We had the largest amount of money donated, so each student will receive a copy of the book, A Long Walk to Water as well.  This was a wonderful experience to be a part of with your children.  Thank you so much for your help and support!