I wish all of our classroom’s mothers a wonderful belated Mother’s Day. Your children think the world of you! They showed their heartfelt care and appreciation as we brainstormed ideas for their cards last week. They may not tell or show you daily how much they feel, but when they start to share all the things you do for them and the fun you have together, I know how much each and everyone of you is loved! New spelling lists came home on Monday and Tuesday; our test will be Friday, the 25th. Our trip to the Belmont Firehouse will have occurred by the time you get this newsletter, and we are excited about the beautiful weather, the picnic in the park, and, of course, learning about the fire history of Portland. I hope your child can share what they learned with you. Our next math unit is on the design of bridges. We need quite a list of supplies for our bridge engineering attempts! If you can donate any of the following, wonderful! We need them as soon as possible!!! ****Spaghetti/linguini noodles, craft sticks, paper towel and toilet paper tubes, straws, cardboard, aluminum foil, fishing line, copper wire, string, stale marshmallows**** Thanks so much to all of you for sending your children to school everyday, ready to learn. We are working very hard to be ready for 4th grade and I appreciate all the help and support you give your children and me so our that days are productive, and a little fun, too.