Welcome To Mrs. Krauss' Class
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                                       Welcome Back!!
                I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed
                the vacation and special time with your children and families!
 
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A special Thank you to Janice Scully ( Lexi's aunt) for planning and organizing
our delicious Easter Breakfast! Thank you to Mrs. Lugo and Mrs. Randazzo
for helping out and to all the families that sent in goodies, drinks, and other
items!  You all helped make our morning extra- special!! 

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Monday, May 1 ~  First Communion Practice ~ 7:00!
One parent/guardian must attend with child!
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IMPORTANT: 

*Please check your child's backpack/ folder for important information regarding
our upcoming Field Trip and Community Project Information!*

*Reminder: Please send in $2.75 for Easter/ "Communion" craft materials.
  Thank you! 
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*Homework assignments are found in the Monthly Calendar link.*

Week of: April 24 - 28

   RELIGION:  Easter / Liturgy of the Eucharist 
                      Parts of the Mass

                      F. O'Brien's "Vessels and Vestments" Class

READING: Click, Clack,  Moo... Cows That Type 

Finish Activities revolving around the stories: Yeh-Shen and Cinderella
(Including Working on:  Writing Activity about the two stories.) 
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PHONICS/ ELA/GRAMMAR:
                   
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
                   Sounds of "y" at the end of words. (long e and long i) 
                   Adjectives and Verbs

                   Compound Words 
                         
 SPELLING: Plurals

hens, eggs, ducks, bikes, boxes, wishes, dresses, names, bells, stamps, dishes,
grapes, jets, frogs, * stitches, *fences

             Math:  Place Value to 1000
          
           Counting on and back by 10 or 100 / Number Patterns 
           Comparing 3-Digit Numbers 
           Three-Digit Addition With and Without Regrouping 

         Reinforcement of: 
                                   Two-Digit Addition with and Without Regrouping 
                                   Basic Subtraction Skills and Strategies 
                                   Two-Digit Subtraction without regrouping 
                                    Word Problems

SCIENCE: Unit on Matter
                Solids, Liquids, and Gases
                Properties of Matter                
                How Can Matter Be Changed? Heating and Cooling Matter

*Animal Classification Game: Website:  Kids Corner / Sheppard Software
*Food Chain Game: Kids Corner / Sheppard Software

SOCIAL STUDIES: Unit on Communities
                             Urban, Suburban, and Rural
           Activities comparing and contrasting the different communities 

**Social Studies Project: (Updated) **
*Our last project will combine our new unit on the three different types of
Communities and our previous unit on landforms.  Information was sent home
before the Easter vacation, so that those families that want to work on it or purchase 
materials needed, will be able to do so!*

*INTERACTIVE CONTINENTS/OCEANS ACTIVITY*
Website: 
Softschools and Shepphards Software: Interactive Continent and Oceans Games

OTHER:     Spring and Easter Themes and Activities
                 Poetry and Writing Activities 

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OUR SPECIALS SCHEDULE:

Monday: Gym: 10:10-10:50 - Mrs.Beihoff
Tuesday: Computer- 12:17-12:57 - Mrs. Piazza
Wednesday: Music: 10:10-10:52 - Mrs. Williams
Thursday: Art- 1:43-2:23 - Mrs. Moore
Friday: Library: 10:52-11:32 - S. Marilyn
           Gym: 1:43-2:23 

*Please note change in Friday's Gym time *

Lunch/Recess- 11:34-12:14

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS:  

*PLEASE CHECK OUR CLASS PAGE, DAILY, FOR HOMEWORK, CLASS NEWS, AND
UPCOMING EVENTS AND INFORMATION! 

*PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK DAILY FOR WORK AND ANY IMPORTANT NOTES OR INFORMATION!

* IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO BE DISMISSED IN A DIFFERENT MANNER, PLEASE WRITE A NOTE OR CALL THE OFFICE BEORE 2:30 PM!!  

*PLEASE SEND IN EXACT CHANGE FOR LUNCH ORDERS.

*CHILDREN MAY BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO SCHOOL FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER! 

 
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LUNCH MENU: 

MONDAY: Chicken Nuggets ($2.00)
TUESDAY: Hamburger ($2.00)
                French Fries ($1.50)
WEDNESDAY: Bagels ( Plain, Butter, Cream Cheese) $2.00
                     Mac and Cheese  ($2.00)
THURSDAY: Hot Dog ($2.00)
                  Grilled Cheese ($2.00)
FRIDAY:       Pizzeria Pizza ($2.00 per slice) 

*SANDWICHES AVAILABLE EVERY DAY ($2.00)
Bologna, American Cheese, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cream Cheese, Cream Cheese
and Jelly and Tuna. 

DRINKS: Milk and Chocolate Milk: $.50
              Apple or Orange Juice: $.75
              Water:  $.75 
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EXPLANATION OF GRADES:

4- Student work demonstrates a thorough and consistent understanding of grade
    level standards and objectives.  Student completes work independently and integrates
    learned concepts and skills. 

3-  Student work demonstrates an understanding of grade level standards and objectives.
     Student completes work satisfactorily and applies expected skills to work.

2-  Student work demonstrates partial understanding of grade level standards and
     objectives. Student exhibits inconsistent understanding and application of concepts
     and skills. 

1-  Student work demonstrates minimal understanding of grade level standards and
     objectives.  Student evidences very limited organizational, reasoning, and critical 
     thinking skills completing independent tasks only with assistance, struggles with
     grade level standards, and objectives producing less than expected work. 

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