March 12, 2017 Dear Families, With the clocks having changed over the weekend it seems like spring temperatures should be arriving. Instead it sounds like we have another storm headed our way. I love winter but have to admit that I am ready for warmer temperatures and no more snow days.
In reading and writing we have been working on researching and reading about the American Revolution. Students will be creating informational books on a focus topic of their choice. It has been exciting to see students start working in teams to glen information from their reading. So far students have written an overview of the American Revolution. They will also be writing about their focus topic, creating a narrative, and explaining why their topic is important. Students will be assigned a project to be completed at home as well. Be on the lookout for further information about this.
In math we just started Unit 6. This unit covers many concepts including partial quotient division and measuring angles with a half circle protractor. Please encourage your child to become familiar with basic division facts. This will be helpful as we work with more difficult division problems. I will continue to offer math club on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 for any children who would like to attend.
I wanted to let you know that students will begin the computerized MEA state assessments on March 26th. Reading, math and writing will be assessed over five days. We will be practicing, using sample test items on several days prior to the 26th. There will be minimal homework over this time. Getting plenty of rest, exercise and eating a good breakfast really make a difference. Testing will take place first thing so if your child is going to be tardy or absent please let the office know as soon as possible.
Spring conferences will be taking place just prior to April school vacation. I will be sending a sign up genius out for you to use over the next few days. I look forward to meeting with you and your child to celebrate they have have been doing over the last few months.
Thank you for your support. Please let me know of any questions or concerns. Sue