March 5- Empathy activity
March 14- Viewing school play
March 19- 6th grade science fair
March 20- Reading Games 3:15-5:00
March 22- Faculty vs 8th grade basketball game (more info to come)
March 23- End of Quarter 3
March 30- Spring Break
April 2- Spring Break
April 5- Joe Beckman Assembly
April 27- 5th grade field trip (more info to come)
May 7- band concert 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
May 11- 5th grade field trip (more info to come)
May 14- orchestra concert 6:30 @ Carrie Lee Auditorium
May 25- Last day of school
Spring MAP Testing
March 21- Reading
March 28- Language Arts
April 4- Math
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Just a reminder that if your child chooses to bring treats to school (on a birthday, for example), treats should be store bought. Additionally, it would be a good idea to check with the school nurse or your child’s homeroom teacher to find out if there are any food allergies before bringing treats into the classroom. Thank you.
Remember students can stay after school in Mrs. Suhr’s room until 4:00 M-Th. to do homework! This is voluntary and can be on an “as needed” basis.
Math- This week in math we started our short unit on dividing with fractions. Your student will be assessed over this skill next Wednesday, March 7. We also took some class time this week to review skills from previous topics and to retake some tests.
From Mr. Kelley:
Social Studies: This week students will be doing a presentation over a United States symbol or monument.
Reading and Language: Students have been studying problem/solution informational text structure. They will be working in small groups to share a problem they have identified in the school and will work to persuade others of a possible solution to that problem.
From Mrs. Nowack:
Science: This week we have been making mixtures and solutions and then investigating with separating them. I am planning on a test for the end of next week on Thursday or Friday.
Language: Students finished proofreading their information reports and will share them next week. We continue with weekly routines of daily writing, daily language review, and word work.
Reading: We are still reading our historical fiction guided reading books, but look to finish them up in the next week or so. Students should continue to read 20 minutes every day from their independent reading books.
From Mr. Peterson:
Science: Just finished up with our engineering project. It was a lot of fun to see how our cars performed in competition. There was a lot of good engineering going on through this project.
Reading and Writing: Wow. Such great poetry the kids have written! They’ve posted some of their poetry on Kidblog. If you have a chance, check it out. I’m putting together an e-book of their poetry which I’ll give them as a .pdf, and will post a link to view the book by next week.
From Mrs. Suhr We have finished our computer simulation about the activities happening in Boston before the American Revolution. Next up, we’ll do a quick study of the Declaration of Independence, chapter 12 in our text.
Language - Students are sharing their state reports in class. Students write and practice grammar daily in our language class. Our spelling vocabulary tests are always on the last day of the week.