What We’re Learning
Reading: This week we’ll review and practice decoding words with the /ch/, /sh/, and /th/ digraphs, and we’ll learn the digraphs /qu/ and /ng/. We’ll start a new series of decodable books whose main character is a boy named Seth.
During our read alouds and reading comprehension lessons, we’ll continue reading and researching the four seasons and weather.
Writing: At the beginning of the week, we’ll finish up our shared writing book about seasons. Later in the week, students will begin their own books about weather. We are working on putting one main idea on each page and on making sure our illustrations match our sentences.
Math: We’ll continue working on addition with games and other activities. I’ll meet with each student individually to assess his or her progress in math during third quarter.
Science: Master Gardner Gretchen Koenig will be in Thursday to help us plant some seeds to put under our grow light. We will be all ready to start our plant unit when we return from spring break!
Thursday, March 26: Reading Family Night. Dinner from 5-5:30 p.m., activities from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2: Early release at 11 a.m. Parent-teacher conferences. No lunch will be served.
Friday, April 3: 3rd quarter awards assembly. Time to be announced.
Friday, April 3: Early release at 11 a.m. No lunch will be served.
April 6-10: No school. Spring break.
Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is being held all this week in the library. Books are buy one, get one of equal or lesser value free! The book fair will be open during school hours and during Family Night on Thursday.
Family Reading Night: Please join us Thursday evening for Family Night! Our focus will be on strategies you can help with at home to strengthen fluency and comprehension. Each teacher has planned activities, and those attending will get some special take-home gifts as well. We hope to see you there!
Conferences: Spring conferences will be held Wednesday and Thursday of next week. A letter was mailed to you with your scheduled day and time. Please call the elementary office if you need to reschedule.
Snack: Thanks to everyone who has sent snacks! We will be fine for the next couple of weeks. If you could send something in again after spring break, that would be great. Thank you again!