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Weekly News

April 7, 2014

Dear Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break.  I know I did.  It's hard to believe how fast the school year has gone.  We only have about 7 weeks of school left.  WOW!

We are still working on our states and capitals.  We have learned the northeastern, southern, and midwestern states and capitals. We added the western states and capitals today.  Students will need to identify the state on the map, and know its capital. We will have a test every Friday.  If a student earns a 100% on the first Friday, they don't have to take the test for the rest of the month! We will be having tests on April 11, 18, and 25. The students have maps and flashcards, which we made in class, to help them study!

Students are required to complete reading homework (due Thursday).  Also, April AR tests have to be taken by April 30.

We are also participating in a new reading program throughout the school called "Road to Success".  You should have received an email last semester about it. The students are asked to read 5 days a week for 20 minutes.  The students may use the time they read for our class requirements for this program.  They would just need to read an extra night and a few extra minutes each day to meet the requirements.  There are some great prizes that will be awarded!  Check out the folder and email for more detailed information!

Check back here often.  I update our web page weekly so that you know what is going on at school!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Richmond
 
 
 

 
Weekly Agenda
Special Area Schedule

Monday-Music

Tuesday-P.E.

Wednesday-Art

Thursday-Library

Friday-Computer

Reading

There is  no reading homework this week.  However, students are still responsible for taking an AR test by April 30, so they may need to read at home this week!

Ask your child what they are reading!

We are learning about theme and point of view this week.  Theme is a hard concept for students.  I have tried to help them remember by telling them that the theme is the "big idea" or lesson.

Reading homework is due every Thursday. The students are required to read at least one hour per week outside of school.  They are expected to read at least FOUR nights per week. I encourage you to come up with a reading routine in your family.  Maybe your child will read 15 minutes before dinner on weeknights.  Students may also read over the weekend. Find what works for your family schedule!  

Make sure you check out the information that came home about the "Road to Success" reading program!

Writing
 We are finishing up our NCAA college basketball team research.  Each student is making a poster about their team.  It was fun adding some activities about March Madness into our school day!
Math

We will be completing lessons 72-75 this week.  We will be learning how to find the area of a rectangle, how to add & subtract decimal numbers, how to change units of lengths in the metric system, and how to change improper fractions into whole or mixed numbers.  We will also be talking about mean, median, mode, and range.

Social Studies

We are continuing to learn about the Constitution and how our government works.  We will be participating in a fun internet scavenger hunt about the Bill of Rights.  Ask your child about this!

We are also working on the 50 states and capitals.  The students need to be able to identify each state on the map, and its capital.  We will have a test every Friday.  Once a student earns 100%, he/she doesn't have to take the test for the rest of the month!

 

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