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Upcoming Dates :
March 1-5 Missoula Children’s Theater
March 8-12 Conference Week 1:30 dismissal. Don’t forget the book fair!
March 22 Kindergarten Info Night
March 24, 7pm Family Math Night
April 5-9 Spring Break
April 15, 9-10am Int. Battle of the Books
April 16 Ready, Set, Read Day
May 12, 9-11
Read Around the World
Goings on . . .
This month in social studies: 6th grade is studying ancient India. A special guest speaker will be sharing her culture with the students. 5th grade is learning about Colonial America and the Revolution. 4th grade is finishing up its unit on the Age of Exploration. Then it’s on to Mission and Rancho life and the emergence of California’s statehood.
Our math focus continues with decimals, fractions, and percentage. Understanding that fractions are ratios and using them to solve problems. In geometry we will be exploring area and perimeter formulas with complex figures and begin the study of circles by month’s end.
Check out our teacher corners for details on language arts this month.
FIELD TRIP Monday March 22 our class will be taking the bus to Mondavi to see STREB: BRAVE. According to the show description: Brave creates the thrills of the circus, the heart thumps of a great adventure movie, and the velocity of the Indy 500 in one big, crowd-pleasing Action Event. . . permission slips will come home soon.
Our literature study continues to look at reading with the eyes of a writer. We are studying how to use the author’s craft to communicate in different genres and how to analyze forms of writing.
Allergy season has arrived, and we are in need of some more boxes of tissue. We also could use white printer paper and erasers (pink or white).
Our class is beginning a grade level Literature Club. We are taking a departure from our reading texts to explore a novel. The fourth grade will be reading, By the Great Horn Spoon, the fifth grade, Esperanza Rising and the sixth grade Crispin. During our Literature studies the students will focus on the following skills and strategies: prediction, character mapping, questions, summary, feelings, point of view, sequence, vocabulary, title explanation, compare/contrast, intertextuality, critique, author’s devices/craft, author’s purpose and interpretation. The students will keep detailed reading logs.