Dear Families, As you likely know I have not been in school for much of the last two weeks. This has been a difficult time for me personally. My mother was hospitalized and then passed away last week. I treasure the time I have had with my mom and the rest of my family over this time.
I wanted let you and your children know that I will be back in the classroom tomorrow. I am sure during this time I have missed communications with many of you. Please send an email or jot a note if there is something you are aware of that I have not responded to. Thank you for your understanding.
In the classroom students have begun work on an informational reading and writing unit focused on the American Revolution. Students will be creating informational books on a focus topic of their choice. So far students have written an overview of the American Revolution and have been researching their focus topics. They will be writing about their focus topic, creating a narrative, and explaining why their topic is important. Last week a note went home outlining an at home project. Students need to return their plan for this project by Wednesday. We will check in and talk more about the expectations tomorrow.
In math we just are just finishing 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 21st. Reading, math and writing will be assessed. Students will be tested two days a week during each of the next three weeks. 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 week. I look forward to meeting with you and your child to celebrate all they have have been doing over the last few months. Please let me know of any questions or concerns. Sue