March 23, 2018

Happy Spring!

Great things are happening in our classroom.  We are starting some new units. In reading, we are starting a new research unit.  The kids will research animals and learn how non-fiction books are set up into categories, like bodies, habitats, diet, and dangers.  They will continue to work in groups. I hope they share with you some of the fun things we are doing.

In writing, we just finished writing our published book.  I will be sending home order forms. Hopefully you remember these books.  The kids do them every year. Our topic this year is “What animal am I?” It is amazing!  Our new unit is Fairy Tales. They will have the opportunity to read several different versions of fairy tales, then write their own.

In math, we will continue our fraction adventure.  Please feel free to show your child how we use fractions at home with cooking and recipes.  :) We had a great time at Family Fun Hour. We played Yahtzee, card games like, War and Trash and a  Pizza Fraction game. It was a great opportunity for them to show each other how to play these games.  If you would like to borrow any of these games please let me know. I am sad to let you know that after this month we will no longer have Reflex math.  I had signed up for a free grant which lasted a year and it expires on March 29th. We will continue to practice our multiplication skills with flash cards, games, other sites, and worksheets.  

I have noticed that many students are not completing their monthly reading logs.  Please check in with your child daily to see if they are reading and completing this.  It is important that they continue to read daily. If you have any questions about this or the homework sheet please let me know.  Thank you for everything you do to help your child. I am seeing a lot of growth in all of them.


Ms. Linda Kimball

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