Michele Dallas has been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1988 where she has enjoyed raising her family. She has taught Kindergarten in River View School District and 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grades in Mount Vernon for 24 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Ashland University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching basketball. Her goal is to help all her students reach their full potential while having fun!
Reading/Writing: Students have been working on completing their Lexia minutes each week. We are reading from our Storyworks magazine that includes fiction, nonfiction, a play, and poetry. Recently we have read about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. We have also done some reading about Earth Day and are working on Earth Day opinion writing. Students chose to write about the use of water bottles, plastic straws, helium balloons, or wrapping paper.
Our state testing for ELA and Math is complete. Soon students will complete district testing with the NWEA/Map tests in ELA and Math.
Math: We are beginning Module 7 which includes measurements and conversions.. Please make sure your child is doing the nightly homework to review key concepts taught in class.
Social Studies/Science: Students have been learning about the branches of government, the Bill of Rights, and civic responsibilities in Social Studies. Next we will be reviewing map skills and end the year with a unit on electricity in Science.
Calendar of Events:
Friday, May 6th- Last day to check out books.
May 9-13- BOOK FAIR
May 9-13- NWEA MAP testing.
May 10th Ag Day Field trip to the Fairgrounds (9am-11:45)
May 20- Field Day
May 26- Last day for students
Math homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday. Students should read twenty minutes each night. Parents, please sign the agenda each night, Monday through Thursday. Your signature lets me know that they have read for 20 minutes each night, and your student earns Dojo points!