March truly went in like a lion and out like a lamb.... This is an old prediction based on a year's early March weather. Our year in room 8 is going by so quickly, for last week we entered the fourth quarter. A thank you for all of the parents who signed their child's report card. I am only missing two!
Our focus for this final week of March will be on writing (finishing) our Gold Rush personas. These personas will be for a grade in social studies and writing. Many of the students have already completed entries 1-6; entries 7-10 are due this week. I have included a scoring guide in the green home communication folder for parents to review this week.
In reading, we will be tying a ribbon around our gold rush book By the Great HornSpoon. Next week we will watch the movie! The students will also be working on a project based on this book together. Math has been exciting for we are exploring triangles, angles, and lines. I hope the children are looking for all three of these things in their every day lives.
The dates for state testing will be April 30th and May 1st for English Language Arts and May 8th and May 9th for Math. Please plan accordingly for appointments on these days. I know that I will work with Mrs. Hendricksen to reschedule band practice times during testing. I hope the students will take the tests seriously and remember to have a positive attitude when facing state testing.
Still marching, Mrs. Snyder
Parent Homework: 1. Review the contents of your child's home communication folder. 2. Sign your child's NEW planner for the week! 3. Look for a sunshine in your child's academic day and focus on what your son/daughter CAN DO in school!
Reading: GHS final test on Friday!
Math: Chapter 10; Timed Tests;
Social Studies: Chapter 8 test on Thursday; Please help your child review this chapter on the Transcontinental railroad.
Writing: Persona writing entries 7-10; Thinking Like a Disciplinarian;
Science: Types of Rock quiz on Thursday;
Homework: spellingcity; Study word masters;
Important dates: April 15th~22nd~Spring Break May 16th~Open House~a night to SHOWCASE our work this year~ May 22nd~Our "Oh California" production at 6:30 PM!