It was great meeting with so many of you last week to discuss each student’s progress and goals! I look forward to continuing on this journey with each of you. As always, please call/text/email/stop by with any questions, concerns, or causes for celebration! If you have not been able to schedule a conference yet, there is always time to do so, even if just over the phone!
We have two weeks left before spring break and thus 2 weeks left of third quarter. In addition to finishing up language and cultural units, we will be pushing on to new explorations. This week in cultural studies we’ll begin wrapping up our government/civics unit by analyzing our national government and the 3 branches of government that all of our other levels are government are modeled off of.
In language we’ll look at the voice of the verb (active vs. passive). In reading we’ll be testing out our skills on our graphic organizers in addition to practicing our words-per-minute rate building (4/5 graders) and SRA’s (6th graders).
In math our fourth and fifth graders will mostly be separate again for their lessons, though they will all be exploring fractions! Our sixth graders will look at percents. Additionally, all students in the class will be pressed to deal with analog time telling on their homework this week, as state-wide testing is approaching and it definitely demands utilization of traditional, normal, analog clock time telling.
Next Tuesday is spring picture day. Please watch for more info/packets to make their way home as they are distributed to teachers.
I wanted to send a big thank you to those of you able to donate books from the book fair or if you were able to volunteer to staff the fundraising event! If you were not able to contribute with the fair but would like to help the classroom in a different way, although nearly three quarters of the school year are over, it seems our classroom may need a few supplies restocked. I held off on a winter resupply notice in hopes of making it through the year but alas, here we are out of grid paper and low on Clorox wipes. If you are capable of donating these items, our fractions and health would greatly appreciate it! Additionally, as always, our classroom hosts an online wishlist as a means of donating items, at http://a.co/8jM0qUg and/or through our class website.
This weekend Fur Rondy and the Iditarod Ceremonial Start make our community an active place! I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the weekend ahead! As always, call/text/email/stop by with any questions, concerns, or causes for celebration!