Hello Families,
   This last week before break looks to be a quiet one. The class will be going to the used book sale on Wednesday. If you would like to donate used books, they are still being accepted.
   If you would like to send your child in with money, most books are usually 25 cents. If you do send in money, please make sure that it is in an envelop labeled with your child's name and what it is for (book sale, field trip etc). Often children with loose  money drop the money on the floor and it can be difficult to figure out who the money belongs to.
   This week the class is reading The Little Engine That Could. They loved hearing the story today. We also discussed how the engine did not give up and kept trying even when the task was difficult. This led to a discussion about shoe tying, coat zipping and reading. I love the way they were able to relate this story to their own everyday challenges.
   The class will complete the Math Chapter on Time. This week they will learn about analog clocks and telling time to the hour. They will also make their own practice clocks to bring home. 
   Would anyone like to bring home Cookie for April Vacation? He is very easy to care for. You will need a large trunk (wagon, min-van, SUV) to transport him.  Caring for him during break will be 10 service hours. Please send a message if you are interested, or would like more information.
   The field trip is May 3rd.The class is going to see a Junie B. Jones musical, My Own Personal Beeswax. We are very excited to bring the children to see this play and we will be reading a Junie B. Jones book before the trip.
    Unfortunately, we will not have any chaperones for this trip. Mrs. Menard and I will be with the class. Since the children will be getting off of the bus, going into the theater and sitting together, and their are only 12 in the class, we will not be bringing extra adults. We are sharing a bus with 1st and 2nd grade this will help keep the bus cost down. We needed to pre-order tickets. None will be sold at the door.
   We are planning another trip for the end of the year as well and we will need chaperones for that trip.
   Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will do whatever I can to help your child.
Have a great week,