Wow!! Feels like spring break, which is next week!!! We have been enjoying the warm weather with drawing a still life of flowers and doing some planting with seeds. We will continu;e to plant this week-using different seeds and some bulbs-science is so fun in the spring time!!
Please remember that Book Fair is this week. We go today-hopefully you knew that-but if your child forgot and you want them to buy a book, they can bring money in through Thursday and go back to the book fair. Thanks. Aslo-we lost to the free pizza party by only about 5 dollars!!! Boo!! But, we did collect over 64 dollars so that will go to buying some new classroom books for us!!! Many, many thanks to the parents and students who contributed money!! thank you very much!!!
Also, please remember that this Thursday is Picture Day!!!! Smile!!!
Langauge arts: This week’s target skill is Theme!! We will also spend some time on discussing summarizing a story (this is, at times, difficult for students)-please go over at home. (The big picture!!) We will review adverbs and adjectives and your children should be able to explain what they mean and give examples!! Thanks. We will also discuss multiple-meaning words!! Lastly, we will have a test on Lesson 21 on Friday.
Homework: At least 30 min;utes of Reading each night. Also, your child should be working on their Young Author’s Book EACH or MOST nights!! Your child needs to bring in their work on Friday for a homework check!! Please remember that the completed Book is due Monday April 9th-the day we get back from Spring Break!!! Thanks for supporting your child-many have the book almost completed and they are very proud of their work!! Thanks.
Math: We will complete Lessons 7.5 through 7.8 this week. These lessons are all about fractions- addition and subtraction of fractions; many names for fractions; equivalent fractions and fractions and decimals!!! Please review how your child handles the homework each night, and practice extra if needed!! Thanks.
Homework: Lessons 7.5-7.8, Monday through Thursday.
Science: In addition to all our planting, Mr. Long is continuing the Human Body Unit. Also, we will be doing an extra activity in the human body. Ms. Cobb and I will be having the students make a skeleton, naming all the parts. These will be displayed on our bulletin boards for Science Week at Ray-April 16-20!!!
Art: Our spring pictures are beautiful!! You can see them on display during our Science Week!! This week we will work on our skeletons.
Social Studies: We are doing some work on regions-political, cultural, economical and physical. We will discuss the 5 regions of the U.S. and our Neighboring Countries.