Weekly Update

Week 35 Update

Our Learning

LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Getting to Know Characters.  Students imagined what characters say and do by acting like them.  We reread our stories and role-played big events and characters.  In Writing Workshop we continued our unit on Opinion Letters.  Students are learning to give more reasons for their opinions and to use the letter format to share their thinking with others.

MATH:  This week we wrapped up our unit on Numbers 11-20.  Students composed and decomposed teen numbers using addition sentences, such as 10+7=17, or 17=10+7.  We also compared teen numbers by seeing the groups of ten and comparing the extra ones.  Students are learning to show their thinking with words, numbers, and pictures in their math journals.

SCIENCE: We continued our Materials and Motion investigations this week.  Students discovered what happens when wood gets wet, and today we investigated how to sink a wood raft.  Ask your kiddo about how many paperclips it took to sink their particleboard and cedar rafts, and which material they would rather use to build a raft for themselves!


  • Schools will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
  • Employees from the Baldwin Public Library will visit the Kindergarten classes on Thursday, May 30th.  We will learn about the Baldwin Summer Reading Program and all the fun events planned at the library this summer! 
  • Field Day will take place on Friday, May 31st.  Grades K-2 will be from 9:00-11:15 am and grades 3-5 will be from 1:25-3:40 pm.  Click here for the sign up. Please send your child to school with their yellow Beverly t-shirt, gym shoes, a water bottle (labeled with name), and sun protection on this day!
  • Our End-of-Year Class Party will take place on Wednesday, June 12th from 9:30-10:30ish.  All grown ups are welcome to attend or help out!  Wendy McDowall will send a SignUpGenius link soon. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

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