March 6, 2015
is hard to believe that we are past the hundredth day of school and
daylight savings time begins on Sunday! As spring approaches, we are
planning our field trips and very busy end of the school year. Please
be sure that you have a current BCI check on file with the district. If
you do not have this completed, you will not be able to chaperone our
field trips or volunteer for events happening in the classroom.
Information on how to obtain a BCI check can be found by contacting the
language arts we continue to work informational text unit. The children
have been reading and discussing their non-fiction articles. Next week
we will be writing an essay about the evolution of wild the horses of
Assateague Island. Also we will be comparing three articles written
about these resourceful horses that roam in their “natural corral made
of water” in Maryland. Ask your child to share their finished essay from
this week on “Each Kindness”. They should have brought a copy home this
math we continue our work on division. Having mastered the partial
quotients algorithm for division and explored the distributive property
of division as a possible strategy, we are now working on interpreting
remainders and multi-step word problems. The emphasis continues to be on
showing math thinking and providing models to demonstrate it.
science we examined the different type of circuits (series and
parallel) and used this knowledge to create homemade flashlights. Next
week we will extend this knowledge of the circuits to build our
cardboard houses. This will be the culminating activity of our science
unit on “Electric Circuits”.
am sending home a colored folder which includes the last few math unit
assessments, the results and an explanation of the Star Test and some
information on the upcoming PARCC Test. The testing will begin on March
23rd and end on March 31st. This folder will be
included in your child’s communication folder. In addition, I have also
included an updated class list which includes the addresses and phone
numbers of all of the students in our class.
Thanks for your consistent support and cooperation!