Don’t forget spring pictures are tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7! Students should bring smiles and info for the photographers if you are planning to purchase. Please contact the office for any details.
In addition to spring pictures (and the Iditarod beginning), we’ll be wrapping up third quarter before the much anticipated spring break. Any outstanding projects like our “Tree of Government” poster (featuring three main branches), form of government written summary, and our verbs work, should all be completed by the end of the week to make it on report cards. Ask your child the status of each of these projects.
New lessons this week will close out our months long look at verbs by tackling regular vs. irregular verbs. In math we’ll continue learning about fractions and percents while also looking at the Iditarod to explore mean (average), median, and mode. We will also try to explore the erosive properties of water upon soil using turkey pans of wheat grass we started growing last week. Besides that, catch up and make up time will be allowed for during this short week (Friday is an in-service day for teachers).
Next week is spring break and we are all so excited! I am, however, hoping that students that work with Math-Whizz are still allowed and encouraged to continue their 90 minutes of weekly usage by working at home next week. Testing is coming up.
Indeed, I have signed our class up for the big state standardized testing the week of April 17 – 20. Additionally, fourth graders will be taking their standardized science tests on April 3. This year, Alaska’s assessment tool is called “PEAKS”; more information can be found at https://education.alaska.gov/tls/assessments/peaks.html
I hope you all have a great spring break! As always, call/text/email/stop by with any questions, concerns, or causes for celebration!