Newsletter of March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Room 315

Room 315 -Hard At Work!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Are you looking out the window? Do you see the same thing I see or is that confetti falling from the sky? Spring, bah-humbug!-:) Oh well, who knows what tomorrow may bring.

We have completed the PARCC Assessment and we are returning to our routine. I was so proud of the children because they were focused, determined and they did their best. Thank you for all your support.

We are scheduled to take a walking field trip to The Musuem of Science and Industry, Thursday, March 26th. There is no fee, the children should bring a lunch and they should dress warmly. If the weather is like it is today, I doubt we will be going. I will keep you informed.

Request: I am asking each student to bring a box of kleenex. Runny noses are rampant!:)-

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts: This week we will take several reading comprehension assessments. The focus will be on reading non-fiction text to support identifying the author’s purpose for writing the article. Last week we read, “LAFF” a fun science fiction story. We will be taking a grade leveled comprehension assessment on this selection as well. We will read an article on the IPAD’s for CERCA. CERCA is an application in which the students are asked to read a non-fiction selection and then formulate an argument based on a prompt or question. The idea is that the student’slearn to present and defend an argument or claim they have made based on the article.

Math: We will continue to work on Unit 8, Fractions and Ratios. We will complete Lessons, 8.4-8.8, Operations with Fractions.

Homework: Study Link 8.3, 8.4, 8.5,8.6

Social Studies: We will continue to explore The Thirteen Colonies. We will complete the lesson review for homework and assigned worksheet pages.

Homework: Tuesday: Lesson Review, pg. 184; Wednesday, handout, The New England Colonies.

Civics: The children should be working on their Woman’s History Project. They have received handouts that we have reviewed in  class to support the project. A rubric was given to the students. By now they should have selected their notable woman and be well into working on the mock interview, a short, (no more than one type written page), and a drawing of the person using a picture of her.  The projects are due Friday, March 27th.
P.S. The format of the rubric will look awkward. I copied it from Word and this is how it appeared. The children will know how to read it.


Ms. Jack


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