What a wonderful weekend of sunshine! If the sun is shinning tomorrow we plan to bring the class outside for some of our learning time.
Reminders for this week:
Third Trimester begins this week and report cards will be sent home on Thursday.
Due to teacher in-service, school dismisses at noon on Thursday and students have no school Friday.
Monday, March 12 – Hot dog lunches will be served in classrooms due to a funeral reception scheduled for Egan Hall and Kitchen.
Tuesday, March 13 – French Toast, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will be served in Egan Hall (lunchroom).
Wednesday, March 14 – Beef Tacos, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be served in classrooms due to a funeral reception requiring Egan Hall and Kitchen.
Math: I postponed our math test scheduled for last week. Students needed more direct instruction on the concepts. Tomorrow the students will get a study guide and the test will be given Tuesday/Wednesday. The students are given two days for the math tests. On day one the test is usually completed, and on day two I have them take a second look at their answers before it is graded.
STEAM/Science: The class will engage in two STEAM activities. The students will construct a water filtration devise and be challenged to build a bridge made of pennies (3-5-ETS-1/2 Engineering Design). The class will read science passages to address the standard *4-ESS3-2Earth and Human Activity: compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
English Language Arts: The class will engage in longer sustained silent reading and independent writing intervals. I am encouraging students to type up their work and safely save it on a flash drive. Please check in with your student to be sure he/she still has possession of said flash drive. If your student needs a replacement flash drive let me know!
Social Studies: The class has learned a lot about the Oregon Trail. The class will create a test this week. The student generated questions will be used to monitor each person’s understanding of the material.
Religion: We will discuss the Parable of the Prodigal Son and revisit this story later. It is a fourth grade standard to understand the meaning of the parable. Many students struggle to grasp it’s message and multiple discussions help clarify the meaning.
If you would like to schedule a time to meet please let me know. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress in school academically and/or socially I am available to talk!
Looking forward to a wonderful Trimester Three!