Week of March 26

Four short, but busy days this week and then we’re off for a week. The kids have been buzzing about their spring break plans!  I hope you all have so much fun!! Whether you are traveling or staying home, be safe and enjoy this time with your children.

HomeworkI will not be having the kids do a Study Island Homework until further notice. Please have your child continue to practice facts on Mobymax every day for 5 minutes. 

 

We are watching and talking about the March Madness tournament. We took the time last week to fill out brackets. I told the kids if ANYONE picked the winner of the tournament that I would treat them to a pizza party. We are all rooting for one of these three teams to win.

Math: We will be testing on unit 6 on Tuesday. This unit consisted of geometry concepts as well as area and perimeter. 

Writing: We are finishing up our literary essay unit. The kids will also be reading an opinion article and writing an opinion piece for a test grade this week.

Social Studies We will be wrapping up our unit on Michigan government. When we return from our break we will review and have a unit test.

Reading: We have started our biography unit. 

 

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Update Week of 3/12

Miscellaneous: 

  • Book Fair all Week- We shopped yesterday and are scheduled to buy today. The book fair will also be open this evening during conferences for your convenience.
  • If your child needs to shop on Thursday, they are welcome to bring in their money and shop then too!
  • Friday will be P.J. Day for our class. We will be celebrating a long stretch of very hard, hard work!

Writing: Literary Essays

Reading:

  • Homework-Read 20 minutes five times a week
  • Homework- Study Island Assignment Due each Friday
  • Beginning Biographies this Week or Early Next

Spelling: No weekly spelling tests for the remainder of the school year. We will be focusing on spelling features with word sorts and other activities based on our class needs. Progress will be tracked by assessments done in class.

Math:

  • Homework-MobyMax is still required Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers.
  • Polygons, Perimeter & Area

Social Studies: Michigan Government

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M-Step Testing

Grades 3-5 have been preparing to take the state test (M-STEP).  This is a required test and it will take place in the weeks immediately following spring break.  
 
Please make sure you look ahead on your family calendar (Gr 3,4,5) to make sure that your child is at school on the days listed.   Please change any appointments so they do not occur the mornings of testing.
 
Also, provide extra nutritional snacks on the testing days, along with a water bottle — and adequate sleep during the testing period.
 
Testing takes place between 9-12 on these dates:
  • Grade 5  April 10, 11, 12, 17
  • Grade 4  May 8, 9, 10
  • Grade 3  April  24, 25, 26
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What’s Coming Up- 2/26

Miscellaneous:

  • Conference slips went home on Monday. Please return confirmation slip by Friday. 🙂
  • Thank you for all your additional donations to our classroom.

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Writing:

  • Beginning Literary Essays

Reading:

  • Homework-Read 20 minutes five times a week
  • Reading Conferencing

Spelling:

  • No spelling lists last week or this week.
  • Checking Spelling Development and  Frequency Words

Math:

  • Homework-MobyMax is still required Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers.
  • Homework-Study Island: Assigned on Mondays and due by Friday
  • Unit #5- One and Two Step Word Problems Using All Four Operations

Social Studies: Michigan Government

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