Thursday, May 26, 2016

End of the Year and Summer

Below are some links that your child may enjoy to help them get motivated for summer reading~

Below is a GREAT opportunity for your child:

Please let any kids know about this wonderful opportunity if any of your students may be interested!  I'd love to have an Iowa student do this!  They need to be 10-14 years old.

How to Join the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps for the 2016-2017 School Year

The application process for the 2016-2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now OPEN!

In order to be considered, you must be between the ages of 10-14 (must be 10 years old by November 1, 2016) and complete an application, which includes writing a news story and an essay. 

Send your complete entry to:

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps/Apply
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012-3999

All applications MUST be postmarked by September 23, 2016. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Kid Reporters are chosen by Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors, and the 2016-2017 Kid Reporter team will be announced in early November. 

Have questions about the application? Email

About the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps
Members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps cover news stories for and select Scholastic classroom magazines. The program is open to all students ages 10-14 with a desire to be a journalist. The selection of Kid Reporters is based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail.




Thank you & Good Luck!

Michelle Simoneau

Book Fair Support

Scholastic Book Fairs – Mid America Region

Phone: 319-573-5830

 Monday, May 30:  No School
Tuesday, May 31:  Battle of the Books
Wednesday, June 1:  Report Cards sent home, Cherry Hill Park Picnic
Thursday, June 2:  Last day of school

Monday, May 23, 2016

Wax Museum and End of the Year Activities

Wax Museum

You are invited to attend our Wax Museum on Thursday, May 26 at 2:30-3:30 in the cafeteria and gym. Students did research about a person and they become that person by giving a speech summarizing their life. The Wax Museum is operated like an open house. Students from other classes will be visiting us as well.

Cherry Hill Park

We will be walking to Cherry Hill Park for a picnic on Wednesday, June 1st. We will leave school around 10:30 and return between 2:30 and 3:00.  Children will need to have a lunch and plenty to drink.  Please make sure that your child has applied sun screen before coming to school that day.
You are welcome to join us at the park.  We do NOT have a rain date.  If the weather is not cooperating we will be doing some activities at school.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, May 26:  Wax Museum 2:30-3:30
Monday, May 30:  No School
Tuesday, May 31:  Battle of the Books
Wednesday, June 1:  Report Cards sent home, Cherry Hill Park Picnic
Thursday, June 2:  Last day of school

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Class Celebration

We have earned 2000 Tiger tickets!  The kids would like to have their celebration tomorrow.
They have picked pajama day, with a stuffed animal, movie, popcorn, and a junk snack.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Awards Assembly

The awards assembly will be on Friday, May 20th.  Please check Mrs. Kuba's weekly email for the time.
There kids will be receiving an award from me.
Cody K.
Cody S.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Fishing and Homework

 Fishing: We go on May 3rd in the afternoon.

Bring extra sweatshirts/jackets



Everyone must wear jeans


Old shoes/boots.


If it looks like it is going to rain you might have kids bring extra clothes to change into.  Obviously, we will not be out if it is a down pour.


May bring snacks and plenty of drinks (no pop).
Children will NOT have homework this week. :)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Upcoming Events and Tests

We are on the final stretch of the school year! With the warmer weather the kids are getting anxious for summer.  We had a "family meeting" this week and talked about how we have to finish strong and keep following the behavior expectations.

In reading we are working on reading non-fiction and writing a summary with text evidence.  All the books are based on ocean life.  We have been really working to cite text evidence that is relevant to the main idea. We continue to work on fluency and comprehension.  Our fluency goal is 154 correct words per minute.

Next MONDAY AND TUESDAY the children will be taking the state mandated reading test.  This is the "Fast" test that we report to you at conferences.  PLEASE have your child at school these two days! 
In math we are working on measurement ,capacity, and volume.  Children are working to recognize which measure to use in a given situation.  We are also working on conversions.

In Social Studies we will start our famous Iowan project next week.  Your child will be bringing home a paper with an at home project that will be due on May 6th.

Upcoming Events:
Fast testing - April 18th and 19th
Book orders due - April 18th
Family life - April 22nd
PTO Spring Event - April 24th
District Reading Test - April 25th
District English Language Arts test - Week of May 2nd
Fishing Trip - May 3rd in the afternoon
Social Studies project due - May 6th
District Math Assessment - Week of May 9th
Taft Play - May 12th
No school - May 13th
Hoover Field Trip - May 17th
Awards Assembly - May 20th
Memorial Day - May 30th
Battle of the Books - May 31st
Park Day - June 1st (no rain date)
Last Day of school - June 2nd (half day)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spring Carnival


Truman Spring Carnival Baskets


The Truman PTO will be sponsoring a Basket Raffle as part of the Spring Carnival activities on Sunday, April 24th.    We are asking that each student contribute something to create the basket.  Please consider donating a theme related item (some suggestions are listed below) or you may choose to give a small monetary donation to be used to purchase items for the basket.  All donations are to be given to your classroom teacher by Monday, April 18th.  You will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for one dollar each the night of the carnival; these can be used to enter into the individual drawings to win the basket of your choice.

4th-5th grade - Let’s Bake/Foodie : cookbook, pot holders, cookie cutters, measuring cups, measuring spoons, muffin mix, cookie mix, rolling pin, baking pans, cake mix, frosting, spatula, apron, timer, bowl