A huge thank you to all who made our Little House in the Big Woods celebration a success. The scholars asked some beautiful questions during the seminar and enjoyed sampling food that was mentioned in the book. The butter making activity was a huge hit. I appreciate our collaboration just so much!
1. 3rd - 5th grade state testing for our school is quickly approaching and will begin almost immediately upon our return to school after Spring Break. In order to preserve the sanctity of the testing environment we will not be scheduling our regular parent volunteering times for Reading and Math Groups throughout the next months of testing. There will still be volunteering opportunities during the final quarter as we will be enjoying activities such as, Westward Expansion Day, our class field trip to the Arizona Science Center, and our Coffee Talk for Charlotte's Web. Thank you so much for your understanding and strong partnership.
1. Friday, March 8th; Field Day Please note:
1. There will be no hot lunch served by the school on March 8th, please be sure to send your scholar to school with a lunch on that day. We will all be eating our lunches in the classroom.
2. Students should come to school wearing athletic clothing, please be sure the clothing is modest, with no sleeveless shirts. Our class t-shirts came in for Field Day. They will be sent home with your child on Monday in a grocery bag with a post it note taped to the bag with their name and t-shirt size. Please make sure to try on the t-shirt to make sure it fits your child before Field Day. :) Every student should be coming home with a t-shirt. Please make sure to check your child's back pack.
2. March 11th - 15th: No School; Spring Break
A Look in the Classroom
1. ELA: We will create an expository writing piece. In Grammar we will have a strong review of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions during our parsing activities. We will also complete some comparing and contrasting activities for reading instruction.
2. History: With our Westward Expansion Unit over, we will take some time to discuss the unit in review with some read alouds about personal experiences on the Oregon Trail.
3. Science: We will complete our Water Cycle unit with review, having our assessment on Friday.
4. Math Objectives:
1. Count money in a set of bills and coins up to $100
2. Recognize, read, and write the decimal notation for money
3. Read and write money amounts in words
4. Make equivalent values of money using different denominations
5. Convert cents to dollars and cents
6. Convert dollars and cents to cents
7. Make change for $1, $5, and $10
8. Mentally subtract cents from $1
9. Mentally subtract dollars and cents from $10
1. Friday March 8th; Science Test; Water Cycle (study guide goes home on Thursday) and Spelling Test
Please do reach out with any questions you may have.