It is the beginning of May and it is going to be a busy month.  There is still much to do before the end of school.  Students have begun taking Iowa Tests.  Testing is done at the beginning of the school day.  It is important that students get a good nights sleep, eat a good breakfast and be on time for school.  Testing will conclude May 12th. 

     In reading, students will continue to read a variety of stories, ranging from realistic fiction, to expository text.  They will continue to use a variety of comprehension skills to better understand the stories they are reading.  

    In math,  students will be working on geometry.  They will move onto fractions before the end of the year.

    In science, students are learning about animals, classifying them into vertebrates and invertebrates.  They are identifying the characteristics of each category.  Students will do an animal research report on their favorite animal.  This is due May 25th. They will present it to the class.

     In social studies, students are learning about the Southwest region of the United States.  They will complete the year learning about the West Region and the great State of Connecticut.

     In religion, students participated in the May Crowning.  Students created portraits of Mary that were shown at the May Crowning. Students are also learning about the seven sacraments.  Students will be starting the Family Life Program soon.      There is much to do before the end of the year!


Important Dates:

May 5-First Friday Mass

May May 12-Iowa Testing will conclude

May 19- School Wide Rosary-4th grade will lead the Rosary

May 22-Field Day

May 25-Ascension Thursday Mass-9:15 a.m.

May 26-Retreat for Teachers- 12:30 p.m. dismissal


May 29 -Memorial Day-no school


Mrs. Heffter