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T.O.P. D. O.G. S. Newsletter

(Thoughtful, Optimistic, Persevering, Determined, Outstanding, Growing Students)

Week of May 28th - June 1st


Math Mystery (Case of the Greedy Gnome)

Mixed Time to The Five Minutes Review

Math Games with dice and dominoes

Reading – Unit 4 Topic:  Treasures

Concept Question – What do we Treasure?

Daily Question:  How can a surprise be a treasure? – Story – Mama’s Birthday Present

Daily Question:  What treasures can we create? – Story – The Dot

Daily Question:  What treasures can we find in the earth? – Story – Mister Bones Dinosaur Hunter

Daily Question:  How can we share special days? – Story – The Lady in the Moon

Grammar/Writing – The students will write a crazy summer story!  They will need to fill in the blanks with nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Poetry/Writing – The students will finish their poetry books by completing the following:

(Ballads, parodies, lyrics, and narrative poems)

Science – Scholastic News Topic – A Lego Ocean Mystery

The students will learn how LEGO pieces traveled many miles across the ocean.

Lego STEM challenge – After talking about the Lego Ocean Mystery the students are sure to be inspired to build something with LEGO bricks.  The children will work in pairs to design, build, and test LEGO towers according to specific criteria.

Homework:  No more homework for the remainder of the year!!!

This will be the last newsletter! 


Memorial Day: Mon. May 28; no school.  Thanks to all of the brave men and women who have given their lives for our freedom.

Spring Sports Awards: Mon. June 4; 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Class Day and Academic Awards: Wed. June 6 starting at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium for students in grades 7-12.  Public welcome.


K, 1, 2, 5, 6 Field Trip:  Friday, June 8th; 8:30 – 2:30


Graduation:  Saturday, June 9th; 10:00 – 12:00


Kindergarten Graduation:  Thursday, June 14th; 6:30 – 7:30


Last Day of School for Students - Early Dismissal:  Friday, June 15th


Have a Wonderful  Summer!!!