Dear B-5 Families,
This month in reading, we are starting Unit 6 Making Decisions with the essential question “What helps us solve problems?”. Passages include a variety of folktales by Brothers Grimm. Students will continue to pull out the theme or message, the author’s purpose, and practice observing character traits to make good conclusions about their literature. This month in your child’s Reader Response Journal I will place a literature response activity in their journal to complete due on their assigned day. They may respond to the book they just completed for their book report or in their current weekly reading. In class, we read“Who was Dr. Seuss?” and we also read all about George Washington & Abraham Lincoln. We will continue to learn fun facts about our U.S.Presidents in our daily read alouds. In writing students will research planets and write an informational paragraph. We are enjoying connecting our play Vacation Mars to all these science facts.
In math, we will start Module 4 with the focus on area and Module 5 introducing fractions. If you are looking for a resource for math, you can go to www.greatminds.org . In Science, we are learning all about our Solar System. In Social Studies we are learning about leaders in our country.
We have flutophones on March 13th and March 27th. Students will explore and try a variety of instruments at our Music Van on site assembly on March 11th. Our class will go to the symphony on March 14th with their flutophones. Please have your child wear dressy attire for this fieldtrip.
Classroom book orders are due by March 15th. Please order online or send in a check with your order. Our second trimester ends on March 15th. Report Cards will come home on March 28th.
Our Spring Break is just around the corner April 15th- 19th and our school is slated for State testing (CAASPP) beginning May 1st – 17th. Have a wonderful March!
- NO SCHOOL March 18th (Staff Development Day)
- Restaurant Night March 20th
- Crazy Sock Day – March 29th
- Pack a healthy snack and water bottle.
- School Hours – 8:05 school begins, tardy bell 8:10, dismissal 1:57