I always feel like March seems to be the longest month, but it is flying this year! Hopefully the weather turns around so we don't have too many more snow days!
Just a reminder that March 23 is an inservice day so NO SCHOOL for students!
Our statewide testing will be beginning next week. Please make sure your child is getting a good night's sleep each night and is eating a healthy breakfast. If you have any appointments scheduled for the next few weeks, please let me know. We are unable to pause the test, so if we know that your child has an appointment one morning, we'll be sure to have them wait and start their test at another time.
What's Going On in Room 102
Math - In math, we just completed a unit on area and perimeter. I was very impressed with students understanding the equation for area and using the mathematical language during the unit. We completed a poster where we found the area of our names. That will be coming home soon! Our new unit is on fractions!!
Reading - In reading, we have focused on theme, as well as plot for the last couple weeks. We are starting a new book club this week. I'm excited to hear the conversations about our books!
Writing - We are just finishing up our persuasive writing unit. The next unit will be on fairy tales! It's one of my favorites throughout the year because we dissect a lot of traditional fairy tales and then write our own!
Social Studies - We are learning about Maine agriculture right now. I have lots of resources about potatoes, blueberries, dairy, etc., and students will be creating a poster to teach each other about different parts of Maine agriculture!
Science - In science we have been discussing fossils. We had a fun lab a couple weeks ago where we made molds of shells and then buried them in layers of dirt. We pressed the dirt (to show time passing) and discovered that find particle dirt such as sand is better at preserving fossils! We are now beginning to talk about survival of the fittest!
As you can see, we have been really busy these last few weeks! As always, if you have any questions or concerns for me, please let me know!
Thank you for sharing your children with me!