Welcome!!! Everyone has been talking about their Spring Break and all seem happy to be back at school. Well, at least not too sad to be back!! I have heard lots of fun stories!! (Their homework will focus around their Spring Break.)
As you have probably heard, we are now serving breakfast everyday to everyone at school. It is actually going very smoothly. Your child picks a bag up as they walk in (just so you know….tardy students do not get a breakfast!!!) They then get settled in their desk and eat their breakfast. They only thing I would like you to go over with them is to discuss that they should eat their breakfast and get to reading. I have told them that they can read while they eat, but we really want the breakfast to not take more than 10 minutes or so. Thanks for giving them an extra reminder of this at home. It is really nice, they seem to enjoy it. I think a note is being sent home this Wednesday about breakfast at Ray.
We are out of snacks, maybe we won’t need so many now that most kids are choosing to eat breakfast. We’ll see. But, we are really completely out, so I am sure we will still have days when they will want a snack still. Thank *Oops, I was just asked (before I got this sent off) if we were going to have a snack. 🙂
Spanish Spelling Bee is this Wednesday at 9:40- hopefully your child has told you about this.
Language Arts: We are starting a new Lesson 24 – We will read Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship-it’s a really sweet story. This week we are focusing on using commas when we write and suffixes -ed and -ly. We are also incorporating our target and vocabulary words into what we did during our Spring Break.
We have 6 weeks of school left, but you (and your child) should be thinking about completing their AR goal in the next 4 or 5 weeks!!! We had MANY AR tests taken this morning!!! Many, Many Thanks!!!! Lots of reading over the Spring Break!!!
Homework: Your child has started their homework project-due this Friday. They are making a Spring Break Mobile, using art and sentence writing with our target and vocabulary words. We will assemble these together at school using a hanger. I have enough hangers, but if you have an extra one or two at home and could bring in, that would be great, a few kids have already asked if they can make 2!! They are to work on at least 2 cut-outs (writing 4 sentences) each night. They can explain the project to you this evening. Thanks.
Math: We are working in Unit 8 – Perimeter and Area. We will also be discussing and using Scales (i.e. if 1 inch = 13 miles, how many miles in 2.5 inches, etc.) We will complete lessons 8.2-8.6 this week. We worked on lessons 8.2 and 8.3 today, so even though it is unusual, they will have two homework sheets tonight- 8.2 and 8.3.
Homework: Tonight 8.2 and 8.3, then 8.4 through 8.6 Tuesday through Thursday. Thanks.
Science: We will continue to plant and watch things grow over the next few weeks. We will also start our Land and Water FOSS Science Unit next week. It really is a good unit to follow our planting activities.
Social Studies: We will finish up with studying about The Southeast this week. We will be working in the workbook and working on some mapping of that area.
Art: This weeks lesson is Blended Colors. When two primary colors are mixed, they make a secondary color. There are virtually unlimited possibilities for mixing variations of colors. Should be fun!! They will learn a technique with double-loaded brush painting.