I don't know about you, but this warm weather really reminds me of how close Spring Break is-- or perhaps it's just how restless the kiddos have been.
This week will be a rather easy-going week. We are putting our final touches on our informational books (still), but we also have a little surprise that we are putting together for our writing museum. I had previously anticipated that our writing museum would be this Thursday and Friday-- however many of our students are still finishing their final drafts so we'll have to postpone it. I'm looking at the Thursday and Friday when we return after break.
There will be no reading log for this week. Spelling words for this week were given last week. Students will be tested this Friday, April 12th. The spelling focus are words that end with "y" and how to correctly make it plural/add s at the end. The rule is that if a vowel comes before the y, then just add s. If a consonant comes before the y, then change the y to an i and add es. In math we are starting in our 3rd grade math book-- starting with the basics of multiplication. We are beginning with multiplication as repeated addition, and moving forward with multiplication as arrays (rows and columns), patterns within multiplication, and the commutative property of multiplication.
Book fair started today for students. All the students were able to make a visit to the book fair today, whether they brought money or not. For the rest of the week, only students who bring money will be able to make a visit to the book fair. Most of the students in our class were able to make a "wish list" of books and you will be receiving that list of items during report card pick up on Wednesday.
As a reminder, this Wednesday, April 10th is a non-attendance day of school for Students. Parent-Teacher conferences/Report Card pick up is scheduled on this date from 11:00a-6:00p. Thank you to all those who used the following link to sign up online (HERE). If you still haven't signed up and none of the remaining times work for you, please let me know and we can set up an alternative time and day.
Upcoming Important DatesApril 8th - Book fair begins
April 10th – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Report Card Pick up)
April 12th - Book fair ends
April 15th – Start of Spring Break
April 22nd – Students Return from Spring Break
April 30th - Music Field Trip to Kenwood School (information to come)
May 15th - Family Fitness Night (5:30p-7:00p)
May 17th - Progress Reports
May 27th - No School - Memorial Day
June 7th - School Picnic (9:00a-2:00p)
June 14th - Award Ceremony
June 20th - Last Day of School!