Newsletter of March 3, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope all is well and  you’re still staying warm. We are still working dilegently and having lots of fun and excitment doing it.

This week begins Women’s History Month. We will have a project to celebrate the accomplishments of notable women, past and present who have contributed significantly to our society.

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts:

We will begin reading a realistic fiction story in our Journey’s books. Darnell Rock Reporting. This story fits in nicely with our focus on persuasive writing as the main character tries to persuade his school to turn a deteroriating playground into a garden for the homeless. We have persuasive dialogue everyday in Room 315. We will write a sentence for the vocabulary words. They are: unique, urge, minimum, effective, deteroriating, dependent, violation, granted, issue, ordinace, exception.

We continue to read independently to improve our comprehension skills and we also meet in small reading groups to read books selected for the group.

Writing:

We are writing persuasive compositions on a topic of choice. We are working through the editing process now.

Math:

We are moving along in Everyday Math. Unit 7 explores number operations using exponents, scientific notation and parentheses in number sentences as a part of the curriculum.

Homework: Study Link 7.4, 7.5,  7.6, 7.7

Social Studies:

We will be taking the test on Chapter 4, The Colonies, on Friday. I will be sending home a study guide before the test. The students always complete Chapter Reviews after each lesson in a chapter and we discuss the answers after completing the normally homework assignements.

Homework: Study Guide for Chapter4. Review chapter by rereading chapter.

Civics:

As stated above we will have a project for Women’s History Month. Our project will include finding information on a website or reading a picture book or small book about the person of choice. Then the student’s will conduct an interview using questions that specifically tells about the events in this individuals life that has helped them to accomplish their goal or dreams.

I have created a page attached to my blog page that has links as well as the details of the project. Room 315’s project will be due March 16, 2015. I will putting together a packet for the student’s to use to support this project. I will keep you posted as to when the interview, story and drawings of this individual is due.

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