It is hard to believe that May is here! We are coming to the end of a great school year! In a few weeks, we will send our wonderful 5th graders onto middle school! There are eager and well prepared! Mr. Horras, principal at Horizon Middle School to answer questions from the students and to help them prepare their schedule. Our 5th grade Graduation will be Thursday, May 25th @ 1:30pm. Speaking of graduation, our Kindergarten Classes will be honored on May 25th at 10:30. They are so excited about going to 1st grade! Please look for information coming home about these events. Thursday, May 4th we recognize all our students and the wonderful artwork they have done this year. Ms. Reid and her parent volunteers have prepared our walls with all the student’s wonderful work. Please join our entire staff May 4th at 6:00 for art exhibits, food and fun activities (including a mariachi band). PARRCC and CMAS testing have been completed. The data we get from these assessment supports our instruction and helps us to close achievement gaps! Thank you so much for allowing your child to participate! Please remember Friday, May 5th is an Assessment Day. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! This past year, I have worked very closely with our teaching staff. They care so deeply for each of our students. They work hard to build relationships with your child. We meet weekly to collaborate on closing achievement gaps and to provide enriched lessons for students. They put forth great passion and commitment to help each child succeed. Please join me in honoring our wonderful staff at Remington! When I think of gratitude, I am extremely grateful for all the parent volunteers that work very hard at Remington. We greatly appreciate your support. This has been a great year for me as the new principal at RES. I offer you my deepest gratitude for your support! I look forward to another year with our wonderful Remington community.
May is here and it is full of lots of end of the year activities. We will be finishing up the year studying about our past presidents in social studies. In our skill strand, we will learn about long vowels, including sneaky e and of course more tricky words. Have your child point out digraphs, clusters, double consonants and tricky words while reading each night. In math, we will work with numbers ten to twenty, as well as review previously learned skills. In addition to these areas, we will have individual testing on May 5th (no school for kids) and a professional development day on May 12th (no school for kids). Please make sure to look through your child's folder each night for upcoming events and don't forget to send in water bottles and a light jacket each day.
It's hard to believe that it is already the end of our school year. We want to THANK you for sharing your most precious gift with us ---- your child. We couldn't have had such a successful school year without your support. Some important dates to remember: May 1st : Zoo visit with all 1st grade classrooms May 5th : Assessment testing day - NO SCHOOL May 12th: Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL May 24th: Field Day - Preschool - 2nd grade AM only Academics for this month: CKLA Literacy Skills: Students will continue to focus on fluency and answering comprehension questions in complete sentences both orally and written. Domain Listening and Learning: In this domain, students will hear about the birth of our country, the United States of America. They will be introduced to many important historical figures and events as the story unfolds to describe how the thirteen colonies evolved slowly over time from their initial dependence on England to the status of an independent nation. Math Module 6: Place value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100 In this final module, students grapple with comparative word problem types. Next, they extend their understanding of tens and ones of numbers to 100. Students also extend their learning from Module 4 to the numbers to 100 to add and subtract. At the start of the second half of Module 6, students are introduced to nickels and quarters, having already used pennies and dimes in the context of their work with numbers to 40 in Module 4. Students use their knowledge of tens and ones to explore decompositions of the values of coins. The module concludes with fun fluency festivities to celebrate a year's worth of learning. Writing: Our classes are continuing to work on writing complete sentences with correct punctuation and writing within the line. They are also continuing to learn about writing conventions.
As we are wrapping up the school year, 2nd graders still have lots to learn! We are moving on to study immigration in Language Arts and History. Students will discover why people moved to the United States from various countries. Our Math curriculum will conclude with lessons in time, money and measurement. Please start practicing telling time with your child at home to the nearest five minutes, as this is a very difficult concept for most students to master! Another way to help your child at home is to have him or her practice counting coins. We have had a wonderful year or learning and appreciate all of your support!
We are wrapping up this school year rocky...by studying rocks and minerals, in preparation for our field trip to Cave of the Winds on May 11th (permission slip to come)! In math we will continue to learn all about geometry and shapes. In May, reading and writing will continue to revolve around all things Space. Please keep up with reading at least 30 minutes each night and homework as this extra practice will help reinforce learning taking place within the classroom!
Our literacy unit on the American Revolution is coming to end in April, and we will be moving on to our final unit, Treasure Island. We will be reading excerpts and adapted versions, so it would be a great novel to read in its entirety over the summer or as a family novel. In social studies, we will be moving past the Colorado Gold Rush, and learning about Colorado's statehood and the people who helped create Colorado culture after 1876. In math, students are building upon their knowledge from previous fraction and place value units and applying that to decimals. They will work on converting decimals to fractions and fractions into decimals. The current science unit is human body.
Fifth grade will be ending the school year with unit on Shakespeare, A Midnight Summer's Dream. In math kiddos continue to push ahead with fractions and geometry. In science they have finished up their research on diseases and have done an awesome job educating their peers on these various contagions. One of the most fun activities that 5th grade will be doing is The 5th Grade Wax Museum! Students are already conducting detailed research, designing poster boards, and composing monologues. They have been busy! Please mark the following dates on your calendars: May 5-DIBELS TESTING (only come in at your scheduled time); May11-Wax Museum; May 12-No Students; May 18-Track Day at Sand Creek HS; May 25-Skate City and 5th Grade Graduation! Look for additional information coming home soon on these events.
We will be reviewing the sports we have played throughout the year, by playing a game of each of the following: football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, and t-ball. Field Days –Monday 22nd - Kinder. – 1st grade 8:25am-10:25am 1st grade only 12:30pm-1:30pm, Tuesday May 23rd - 2nd and 3rd grade – 8:25am-11:05am and 12:30pm-2:30pm, May 24th – 4th and 5th 8:30am-11:55am and 1:00pm-3:00pm
“Celebrate the Arts”: Family Night! Featuring the local mariachi band: Los Compadres When? Thursday, May 4th; 6-8pm Where? Remington Elementary What? A night to make and take art with your child from different countries; visit an art exhibit with hundreds of works by art from every Remington artist; have your face painted by our own Remington Art Club; get an Indian henna tattoo from the Indian Pavilion; dance to a mariachi band, and much MORE! Why? To foster an appreciation for all types of art, from cultures around the world! Bring your family and friends to Remington Elementary on Thursday, May 4th from 6-8pm and enjoy the festivities, come and go as you like! Everything is free! Nachos will be a small charge.