Crossroads Charter Academy Big Rapids, MI April 13, 2012 Mrs. Nawrot’s Classroom News Class Info This Week’s AcademicsSpelling -This week we looked at words that end in y, AR Reading – Students should be at 10% ofand how to correctly add suffixes. The their new AR goals.students realized that when a noun ends in April Character Trait- Our trait isconsonant-y, you have to “drop the y and add Gentleness and Humility.–ies.”Reading- Talent Show Tryouts- April 16 and 17th fromWe have been working on our personal reading 3:30-5:30. If you have not received yourbooks as well as meeting in our guided reading scheduled time, please check in the office.groups this week. We read stories aboutmaking ice cream, a squire, the Hope Scholastic Book Order- I have included aDiamond, and how big a trillion is. Scholastic book order today. It will be dueWriting- on Tuesday, April 24. You can order onlineWe have begun researching a specific if you prefer using the Scholastic link on myMichigan topic. Students will be wrapping up blog.their research next Monday. After ourresearch is complete we will begin to outline Community Clean-Up- We will participate inour information and prepare to write our a Community Clean-Up effort during theMichigan Research Paper. week of April 23-27. We will go out to theMath- school yard, the track, and the entry of ourWe are still working on Division! We will wrap building and do our part to freshen up ourup our unit next week and take our test the community. We will provide gloves andfollowing week! trash bags for the students.Social Studies- Midterm for this Marking Period- MidtermWe are looking at MI from 1900 on. We will for this marking period is May 4th. Studentshave a test early next week over Chpt. 7. are working hard to accomplish all that needs to be done by the end of the year! Special Notes Upcoming Events April 14 – CCA Rummage Sale – HS Gym Grand Rapids Field Trip- April 16 and 17 – Talent Show Try-outsOn Thursday, April 19th we will travel to April 19 – Grand Rapids Field TripGrand Rapids to visit the museum, the April 24 – Book Orders Dueplanetarium, and the Facing Mars Exhibit. April 23-27 – Community Clean-Up WeekWe will board the bus at 8am and plan to May 4 – Midterm of 4th Marking Periodreturn to the school at 3pm. Students must May 7-10 – Parent & Teacher Conference Weekprovide a sack lunch, unless they ordered May 11 – No School May 16 – Field trip to Ludington State Parkone from the school on the permission slip.