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Weekly Newsletter 3-10 ~ 3-14
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Important Dates:

3/14: Book Orders Due

3/15: Grove Family Fun Day

3/19: Late Start

3/19: Six Flags reading logs due

3/19: Hoops For Heart packets due

3/21: Hoops For Heart event

3/24-3/30: Spring Break

Notes:

-Book Orders: You can use the paper order forms sent home, or you may place an order online at scholastic.com/readingclub and use the Class Activation Code: LLYHG.

-Our class is participating in Hoops for Heart on March 21st. Please return Hoops for Heart packets by March 19th.

-Six Flags Reading Logs: Your child can submit their Six Flags reading logs up until March 19th. These logs will also be used for the Cornbelters reading program, where students earn tickets to a Cornbelters game. The Grove Cornbelters Night is scheduled for May 27th, but the tickets can be used for any home game. If your child only wants to enter one of the programs, please specify this at the top of the long. Otherwise, I will enter the students into both reading programs.

This Week’s Learning Targets:

Math:

-I can identify equivalent fractions.

-I can reduce fractions to lowest terms.

-I can convert a decimal to a mixed number.

-I can compare fractions.

-I can order fractions from smallest to largest and largest to smallest.

Reading:

-I can identify the main idea of a non-fiction text.

-I can use evidence from the story to support the main idea that I identify.

-I can write a response that shows my thinking, connections, and the text evidence I used.

Writing:

-I can identify the features of a non-fiction text.

-I can construct the final draft of my non-fiction piece, including an illustration, written paragraph, and non-fiction text features.

Science:

-I can identify the characteristics of renewable, nonrenewable, and inexhaustible resources.

-I can describe how fossil fuels are used as resources.

Social Studies:

-I can describe the climate and resources of the Northeast region.


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Weekly Newsletter 3-3
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Important Dates:

3/5 – 3/7: ISAT testing

3/5: Market Day and SCRIP pick-up

3/14: Book Orders Due

3/15: Grove Family Fun Day

3/19: Late Start

3/19: Six Flags reading logs due

3/19: Hoops For Heart packets due

3/21: Hoops For Heart event

3/24-3/30: Spring Break

Notes:

-ISAT: We’ve survived the first half of ISAT testing! The students have been working very hard on completing the tests and following the directions. We have two more tests on both Wednesday and Thursday. Please continue to ensure your child receives a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. Students may continue to bring a healthy snack on Wednesday and Thursday.

-Book Orders: You can use the paper order forms sent home last week, or you may place an order online at scholastic.com/readingclub and use the Class Activation Code: LLYHG.

-Our class is participating in Hoops For Heart on March 21st. Please return Hoops For Heart packets by March 19th.

-Six Flags Reading Logs: Your child can submit their Six Flags reading logs up until March 19th. These logs will also be used for the Cornbelters reading program, where students earn tickets to a Cornbelters game. The Grove Cornbelters Night is scheduled for May 27th, but the tickets can be used for any home game. If your child only wants to enter one of the programs, please specify this at the top of the long. Otherwise, I will enter the students into both reading programs.

-Recorders: Please help ensure that your child has their recorder for music class on Monday and Tuesday of each week.

-Reading: The first “Book Snapshot” assignment is due this Friday. Please review the note sent home last week on Monday for the requirements. Students should ensure that their snapshot form, discussion post, and comments are submitted by Friday. Students will have some time in school on Wednesday and Thursday to work on their post, but they may not get this all done at school. Please let me know if you have any questions!

-Math: We are hard at work learning about fractions! As students complete their IXL assignments at home, they may stop when the assignment begins asking them to reduce fractions and/or write the fraction as a mixed number (approximately at a 80-90% SMART Score). We have not learned how to do either of these skills, but unfortunately most of the IXL fraction assignments ask students to reduce the fractions and write mixed numbers as part of other skills. We will get to these skills eventually, but until then, it is okay for students to stop when they reach this point.

This Week’s Learning Targets:

Math:

-I can add fractions and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.

-I can compare fractions.

-I can order fractions from smallest to largest and largest to smallest.

Reading:

-I can identify the main idea of a non-fiction text.

-I can use evidence from the story to support the main idea that I identify.

-I can write a response that shows my thinking, connections, and the text evidence I used.

Writing:

-I can identify the features of a non-fiction text.

-I can include non-fiction text features in my writing piece.

-I can self-edit and peer-edit my non-fiction writing piece.

Science:

-I can describe how soil is used as a natural resource.

-I can describe how sun is used as a natural resource.

-I can describe solar energy.

Social Studies:

-I can describe the climate and resources of the Northeast region.


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