Newsletter of March 9, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It’s Spring! Well, not really, but it certainly feels like it comparatively speaking(:- I hope you had a restful weekend despite the loss of ONE WHOLE HOUR!(:-    Oh well!

Tomorrow Grades 3-8 will begin to take the PARCC Assessment. I have talked to the student’s about this test and have assured them this first test will not be used to determine promotion. I have also stressed that they should just do their best. We have reviewed some of the practice material therefore familiarizing them with the format. It is important that your child prepares for this assessment as well as any assessment or school day, by going to bed early, especially with the time change, eating a good breakfast and getting a hug or a high five from you before they leave! Thank you for your support!

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts:

We will take a comprehension test on the realistic fiction story, Darnell Rock Reporting. We will also use SCOPE, The Language Arts Magazine, for our reading text. We will read the non-fiction articles, Your Cell Phone Could Ruin Your Life, If You Let It, and Toys of Terror, an article that stresses the importance of keeping dangerous toys away from small children. We will continue to read in our small reading groups.

Reading Logs for Homework

Math:

We are continuing with Unit 7, Postive and Negative Numbers. This week we will practice subtracting postive and negative numbers.

Homework: Study Link 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 7.11

Social Studies:

We will learn about The Fifteen Colonies in the new America. We will have assigned worksheet pages for homework as well as lesson review questions.

Civics: Woman’s History Month Project

The student’s should know by now what famous woman they want to do their project on. There is a page linked to this blog that explains the project as well as links to websites that have information about famous women. I will be giving out a rubric for the project, (interview, fictional story based on person and drawing of famous woman. The project is due March 16, 2015.

HAVE    A   GREAT WEEK!

 

 

 

 

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