We have had a successful start to our second half of 2014-2015. It is hard to believe we are already midway through our third marking period.
In reading, we are working on Unit 3 in Reading Street. Students are exploring our "Big Idea", How are people and nature connected? Students have been busy writing a variety of opinion pieces, and "How To" pieces. March Reading Calendars will be due on Wednesday, April 1st. Below is a downloadable version of the March Book projects chart, if you need a second copy.
In math, we have jumped to chapter 8, "Fractions". We will be returning to chapter 7, "More Multiplication", but wanted students to secure their skills with fractions prior to spring testing. We urge students to continue to review basic multiplication facts, which students were introduced to back in chapter 4. Practicing basic facts at home will be highly beneficial to you child for our upcoming units and state testing. We are also continuing to encourage the students' use of Study Island. We are monitoring students' use of this district provided study tool, and will report back back to parents on student progress. Several students have maxed out their earning of Blue Ribbons in the skill subsets. Congratulations!
We wrapped up our first first several investigations in ourFOSS science unit in Energy. The students really enjoyed the hands-on experiments. We hope they continue asking questions at home about energy sources, MPG, renewable energy, etc.
We will are into our third Native American Unit: The Pacific Northwest. Students have enjoyed learning about the many tribes that lived in the Plains and Eastern Woodlands. They are now adding to their knowledge, building on what they learned about the Eastern Woodland and Plains Tribes.
Our School's Annual Fund-Raising campaign will kicked off Friday, February 27th! This is an exciting, but busy time. We want to thank you for your help and support as we work on labels, mailers and cookie dough--together!
At an upcoming assembly, our school's PAW recipients will be recognized for our focus area "O"-Optimistic! Congratulations to those who have earned paws thus far!
We enjoy working together with you, we are Pennridge PROUD!.