Central School District 51

  Central Primary School

Newsletter                                                                                        Volume 5 Issue 28

Central Primary School                          Room 204                                 April 21, 2014

What is Happening?  

Congratulations  to Elijah who is our top IXL user for the month of April.  Keep practicing multiplication skills.

I have been noticing a lot of folders that are not getting checked every night.  Our communicator folders are the best way to keep track of what is happening in your child's class.  Please make sure you spend some time going over what we are working on in the classroom every evening. 

 We will be completing our last Storytown story this week with a Biography, Ellen Ochoa.  Vocabulary will come home on Monday.

We are continuing on our Biography project this week.  Most kids have finished their boxes and are ready to begin their written report.  We are going to work on peer editing with each others writing this week also. Information on the Potato person came home last week.  Please remember these are due on the 28th.


 We are continuing to work on multiplication facts.  I have a total of 5 multiplication masters and a few more close behind. Congratulations to Jacob, Lydia, Hannah, Zach A  and Elijah.  Please look over the time tests when they come home.  Your child should be studying his/her facts every night 

In math we have  finished looking at large numbers.  We will be moving on to 2-digit multiplication and division after this unit. Those that still do not have their multiplication facts mastered need to continue practicing every night.  

Congratulations to:

Jacob,  Lydia,  Elijah, Zach A. and Hannah  for becoming our Multiplication masters.  They have moved on to Division. 

Our Addition/Subtraction masters: Julian, Ainsley, Elijah, Lydia, Sam, Jacob, Hannah, and Nick. We have several more that have mastered addition: Zach A,  Ethan, Zach H., Olivia, Austin, Sydney,  Sarah, Lauren, and Camryn.   Keep up the good work.   

Several 3rd grade classrooms will be looking at the chicken hatching process.  We will observe some things in their classrooms during our science time.   We will also begin our Simple Machines unit.  





   Dates to Remember

April 21-25: Reading Week "Read S'more"
  • April 21 - Spelling Pre-test
  • April 21 - Read Ellen Ochoa
  • April 21 - Start Ch. 9 Math: Multiplication and Division
  • April 22 - Buddy read with Mrs. Toutant's Class
  • April 22-23 - Centers
  • April 23 - Wear a Word Day
  • April 24 - MAP Testing - Math
  • April 25 - Book Fair
  • April 28 - Potato person DUE
  • May 5th - Begin Charlotte's Web






Study Spelling words


Home Links -- These will be due the following day

If NO Home Link ---Study math facts

IXL - Sections C Addition and Section D Subtraction


Study Vocabulary words - use in context not memorize definitions

Read Storytown story on Thursdays prior to test - Tests every other Friday 

20 minutes of free reading EVERY night. Six AR quizzes are due at the end of every month


You will see a study guide 2 days prior to a having a test please go over with your child and sign & return

Social Studies

Projects throughout the year


Website: http://www.mertenscentral.webs.com/ 

Phone:  309-444-3580  Ext. 204

Central Web Site:  http://www.central51.net/

Third Grade Site:  http://www.centralthirdgrade.webs.com/ 


***Birthday Treats***

Our classroom is soy and peanut-free this year. If you plan to send birthday treats, I would like to suggest non-food items. I will have a list of possible food items if you are interested that can be brought safely into the classroom. Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our class safe.