8:00 AM - 4:00 PM HOLIDAY, ALL BUILDINGS CLOSED
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Poetry Cafe (Arbutina)
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM 2nd gr. Field Trip
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM Kindergarten Round-Up
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 5th grade Fun Day
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Run the Lane (PTG)
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
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E-News on the Lane
Highlights from the week at Indian Lane
On Friday in kindergarten, Q and U got married.
May 16-20, 2016
Message from our Principal
This week we were treated to the band and orchestra concerts. The students of Indian Lane certainly represented our school with wonderful performances. Congratulations to the students, Mr. Walls, and Mr. Boyle on a successful year and a great performance. We had our last bobcat breakfast and the bobcat was out visiting with the students and parents during the event. Finally, we ended the week with our fifth grade spelling bee. The students did a wonderful job and the students were good sports even when they misspelled some words.
From our Classrooms
This week we met our last Letter Person, Mr.Q. The children learned that Q is almost always followed by the letter U in words. To finalize the lesson the children attended the Wedding of Mr. Q and Miss U on Friday. The children dressed in fancy clothes. They also made Q and U headbands to wear for the ceremony. Before the ceremony the children created a quilt of Qu words and presented it to the newlyweds. The children were attendants at the wedding and help Mr. Q and Miss U say their vows. At the end of the ceremony the children celebrated with music and wedding cupcakes. It was an unquestionably happy day!
In Writing Workshop, we reviewed figurative language and grammar. We also created Acrostic poems. In Science, our once tiny caterpillars are now grown and encased in their chrysalises. This is the pupa stage. In Math, we compared and contrasted different units of measure. We also started a geometry unit. In Reading Workshop, we are reading and analyzing fractured fairy tales. The children took the reading portion of the MAPs assessment and participated in the final Dibels testing this school year. In addition, we are in the process of administering your child’s final reading assessments. Yes, we keep them busy at Indian Lane!
What a wonderful week in Third Grade! Students very much enjoyed having their families come in to watch their biography presentations and see their poster projects! We began our writing unit of Fairy Tales this week; students read some classic fairy tales in order to become familiar with the story elements and plots. In Reader’s Workshop, we began our unit on Social Issues where students explore issues that are happening in their communities and world today. In science, we are working in our Solar System unit; students have learned about the sun and a few planets this week. In math, we reviewed vocabulary from the year in centers and took the End of Year MAPs test.
Fourth graders have been busy reading and becoming researchers on topics in our nonfiction reading unit. Each group member has chosen a subtopic that they are becoming an expert on. We are learning to recognize text structures, take meaningful notes, and synthesize across texts. Students look forward to sharing their findings with the class!
From our Specialists:
Field Day is Friday, June 10th. All students are getting ready and practicing Field Day events!
As the end of the school year nears, Mrs. Hatton has set up a new feature through our library catalog to inform parents of the books their children have overdue. If you have any questions or other feedback, please do not hesitate to email Mrs. Hatton.
Poetry Café has begun, and the first day was so much fun. The great thing about Poetry Café is that everyone has an opportunity to express themselves. The students LOVE to see their parents, grandparents, and other guests reading poems so be sure to bring along a poem & join in on the fun. Poetry Café is all next week! Specific class dates and updated times are posted on Mrs. Hatton’s website.
Our collection of gently used books in good condition for our second annual Book Swap has also begun. Books should be age appropriate for kindergarten through fifth grade students. For all the info on this event and how it works, please read the Book Swap flyer. One will also be coming home with your child on Monday. This is another great way to pick up a few “new” books for summer reading...for FREE!
Summer Reading at Middletown Free Library
Mr. Jason has some exciting programs for kids this summer. Stay tuned for more info soon!
1st – 1st graders are learning to recognize the character themes in “Peter and the Wolf”
2nd – creative students composed their own verses to “Aiken Drum”
3rd – these musicians learned how to play staccato notes
4th – students performed a recorder duet for Recorder Karate black belts
5th – talented students participated in Music In Our Schools Week performances
From our PTG
Run the Lane registration is now open! For more information and to register, visit www.runthelane.com.
The next PTG meeting is Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there.
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