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Friday, March 2, 2018

Weekly News: March 5-9

We had so much fun dressing up and celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday. Thank you for all of your help, time, donations, and to all of our guest readers! Make sure to check out our pictures on the ParentSquare post. 

Parent Conferences for this trimester will be on a NEED ONLY basis and will be taking place the next two weeks. 

Continue to work on your community service projects. These will be due the first week of May - They will need to be turned in before May 11th to qualify for the Leadership Banquet. Please see our Community Service Tab for more information and feel free to email me if you have any questions.  

Upcoming Events:

March 19-April 2: SPRING BREAK!!!

What Are We Learning This Week?:


Letter Team:  DGE (sounding like "j" like in BADGE, LEDGE, and FRIDGE).

Reading: We will begin taking our leveled fluency passages home again. We will be learning to "find the evidence" in the text to help us answer questions. We will begin new reading groups this week and work on leveled books within these groups. Our focus this week is NON-FICTION books. We will learn to find the main idea and key details in our non-fiction books. 

Writing: This week, we will be learning how to write an opinion piece. We will discuss that writing an opinion is telling "What and Why". For example, "What is your favorite season and why? What is your favorite animal and why?" and so on. We will also write letters and posters to leprechauns, thinking of tricky ways that we can trap him. 
Math: We will focus hard on decomposing and composing numbers within ten. You can help at home by asking your children problems like, "If I need 10 cupcakes and I only have 4, how many more would I need?" I am finding that students do a great job referring to the tens frame and answering "ways to make 10" questions, but struggle with ways to make other numbers, so let's make sure we are also asking, "If we need 7 apples and we have four, how many more would we need?" We will be discussing different strategies for this in class. 

Leadership: We will continue to ROAR and discuss what it means to have a growth mindset!


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