Union Chapel/Hawthorn

ESL Newsletter

April
2016

 


Happy Spring!!!

April Showers are Here





Good-Bye
This is my 20th year in Park Hill School District and I wanted to let you know that I have decided to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  I have turned in my resignation at the District Office.  Therefore, your children will have a different ESL teacher next year which will be decided upon this summer.  It has been a privilege and pleasure to know and teach your child/children and I wish them the very best. I know I will miss them very much. 
 

In April
 
In the first part of April my first through fifth graders will be taking the Tera Nova tests.

Testing



We will be testing students in
Communication Arts (reading, writing, listening) Math, Science and Social Studies. 
The children have worked hard.
Good Luck to Everyone!


Later this month the third fourth and fifth graders will be taking the MAP test.
Here are some links to use to help students study for the test.

Test Taking Tips

Countdown to Success

MAP Test Tips

http://www.sikeston.k12.mo.us/skelso/map/MAP%20Resources.htm

http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/2009/02/map-test-taking-tips.html

http://www.lebanon.k12.mo.us/profdev/testskills.pdf

http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/396

http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1476

http://faculty.bucks.edu/specpop/tests.htm

http://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/doc/tsteststrategies.pd
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https://ctrack-balakier.wikispaces.com/Test+Taking+Strategies

http://www.studygs.net/tsttak1.htm



Newcomers

Family members

 

Eyes


 Hair

 

Actions

 

Clothing

 

Outdoor Objects

 

Living Things

 

Bedroom

 

Colors

 

Position Words
on, under, next, in

 

Pronouns
She, He, They








Kindergartn
Wind, Rain, and Snow
Big Question
What Happens in Each Season?
And What is the Weather Like during Each Time of the Year?

Clothing Words
Seasons
Weather Words
Poems
Sense Words

Sight words this month are
give
him
do
too

Retell book is about Bears and Seasons



First Grade
Creature Features
Big Question
How Are Animals Different?

Compare and Contrast
Animals
Subject
Predicates
Animal movements
Subject verb agreement
voice
style
main idea
details




Second Grade
Lend a Hand
Big Question
Why Should We Land a Hand to Others?

Character Traits
Sentence Word order
Captial Letters
Characters
Proverbs
Settings and Plots
Sequence
Subjects
Predicates
Author's purpose
Subject verb agreement



Third Grade
Let's Work Together
Big Question
What's the Best Way to Get Things Done?

Theme Charts
Present Tense
Action Verbs
Compare Characters
Opinions
Helping Verbs
Subject Verb Agreement





Fourth Grade
Will continue with
Amazing Places
Big Question
Why Learn About Other Places?

Maps and a Globe
Theme Chart
Visualize
Fiction
Word Origins
Free Verse in Poetry
Compare Figurative Language
Simile and Metaphor
Plural Nouns
Language Frames
Land forms
Main Idea and Details
Graphs
Diagrams
Compound Words
Profile
Research Paper on Country



Fifth Grade
Justice
Big Question
What is Justice?

Themes
Present Tense Action Verbs
Action Verbs Present Progresssive
Figurative language
similes
metaphors
imagery
foreshadowing
Verbs
am, is, are,

have has
be and have



Important Dates



I so enjoyed visiting with so many of you March 31st at Hawthorn's Spring Showcase.  I know my students enjoyed sharing their community cards and they have learned a lot preparing them. 

 Spring Showcase at UC is

April 7
5:00-7:00




Northland Ethnic Festival
April 9
11:00-3:30
Park Hill South





Kindergarten Enrollment

Children who turn five on or before July 31
are eligible for kindergarten
for the 2015-2016 school year.

Enrollment
is Monday through Friday,
between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.
between
now and May 1st
at your local elementary.

Kindergarten Round up will be
May 5th
5:30
You and your child may tour tour the building,
ask questions, meet the staff
and see the kindergarten rooms.

Parents will need to bring their children's
1)  birth certificate,
2) immunization records and
3)two proofs of residency to enroll. 
(One proof of residency must be a lease or mortgage agreement. 
The other should be an original and current gas, electric or water bill
on which the name and address are provided.)











April 24th
Take Daughters and Sons
to
Work Day




I have added a special page of 

ESL Links
that offers  many resources and educational games for you as well and a


Reading  Page
with recommended books, games and authors.



Always sit with your children while they are on the internet.  I checked my links but sometimes links change without my knowledge so remember to be aware of possible bad links and notify me if you find one.  I will remove it immediately.





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