Writing: Students are almost finished with their Persuasive/Opinion writing. Students have created T-charts and drafted their essay. The final report is due next Friday. Ask your child about his/her topic!
Reading: WE FINISHED reading The Wednesday Wars! This book is on our TOP 10 LIST of Favorite Books. Ask your child about how the characters and plot developed in this remarkable ‘coming of age’ story. THANK YOU the Winters, the Perassos, The Barnes, Laura Asiano, Katja O’Brien, Erin Hoppe and Emily Viola for coming in and reading with us during this trimester’s reading groups. We are grateful!
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis. Set in the time of slavery, this book illustrates the life of the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada.
Your child is continuing to work (at home) on his/her artist report. This week the first art project, a reproduction of a famous piece, should be completed. Here is the suggested timeline: (*Your child has a calendar with these dates as well.) March 30-April 3: A picture is worth a thousand words April 6-10: Original artwork April 13-17: Spring Break April 20-24: Name/Title April 27-May 1st: Board Assembly May 1st: Complete Artist’s Report DUE
Students have begun Unit 5: Geometry and Volume.
In this unit students will be learning:
*Concepts of volume*Volume and the operations of multiplication and addition*Area of Rectangular Figures with Fractional Side Lengths*Drawing, analysis, and classification of two-dimensional shapes
Vocabulary: angle, area, attribute, cube, degree measure of an angle, face, kite, parallel lines, parallelogram, perpendicular, perpendicular bisector, plane, polygon, quadrilateral, rectangle, rectangular prism, rhombus, right angle, right rectangular prism, solid figure, square units, three-dimensional figures, trapezoid, two-dimensional figures
This month, students are studying the WATER PLANET with Ms. Bradshaw. They began by examining the solar system and the many objects found there. Currently they are looking at evaporation.
Later this month, students will look at condensation, uneven heating of Earth’s surface, convection currents, wind, the water cycle, and severe weather.
**We had another FANTASTIC field trip! THANK YOU to Ms. Kelly, Ms. Perasso, Mr. Winter, and Ms. Sande for helping us with our day of discovery at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Click HERE for the photos (or look on class website in Photo Gallery section)
April 13 - 17: Spring Break
April 19th: 50% of AR goals should ideally be met
April 28th and April 30th: Smarter Balanced Testing
May 1st: Family Life Parent Ed. Meeting (7:30am Bel Aire)
May 7th: Open House