Spring Break

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If you are looking for something to do over spring break, I have an idea for at least 120 minutes of your time off:  Learning!  All students who spends 120 MINUTES or MORE engaged in reading or online learning images(120 total minutes over all the days of break), will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.


Reading Options: Listen to an audio book or a REAL PERSON READ or  JUST READ on your own.

Did you know that listening to a story stimulates children’s imaginations and emotions, exposes children to rich language patterns, new vocabulary words and a variety of texts?  If you need ideas for great family friendly audio books, check the GEEKMOM / GEEKDAD Blog.  This is a great idea if your child struggles to stay focused reading or if you are in the car traveling.

If you read or listen to a book, enter your total  minutes here.

Read and Feed

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Just a reminder…

Our Read and Feed Day is tomorrow. Please send in an unwrapped snack in the sandwich bag, if you have not already done so. Here are a few ideas:

  • Cheese-It Crackers
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Cereal (Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruit Loops, Coco Puff, Krave, Lucky Charms, etc)
  • Unwrapped Candy

Our Final Week of Reading Activities…

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We are going to have a GREAT week prior to break. We will have a spelling test on Thursday. Here are our reading activities for the week:

  • Monday: Read a fantasy
  • Tuesday: Play Boggle with a friend
  • Wednesday: D.E.A.R. We will Drop Everything And Read
  • Thursday: Read and Feed (Bring a sandwich bag with munchie to share in our class Gorp mix…more information to come)
  • Friday: First day of Spring Break

Moving the Earth Changes Test

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I wasn’t aware of a History test on the same day as we were having our Earth Changes test, therefore, I am going to move the science test to next Thursday, March 24th. I know the students can easily pass it but we only have this unit left with Rocks, Minerals & Fossils (that consist of 3 total science tests) and I can then supplement with experiments during the week prior to Spring break (seeing we will have some students leaving early).

Biography Celebration with Living Museum

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I know that many of you were wondering about the date for our biography celebration. We continue to work on our written projects and a speech to highlight the person’s life that we researched at school, however,  the poster project for a Living Bio Museum will need to be done at home. It is due on April 28th. Our celebration will be on the 29th (we will announce the exact time closer to the date). This will also be a great way to celebrate the completion of the M-Step.

Here are some examples of projects:

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Reading Activities

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Here is the list of reading activities for the upcoming week:

  • Monday, March 14th: At night, have a parent read to you
  • Tuesday, March 15th: Read a book by your favorite author
  • Wednesday, March 16th: Read with 2nd graders
  • Thursday, March 17th: Wear green and listen to St. Patrick’s Day story
  • Friday, March 18th: Listen to a book on Storyline Online (click on picture below)

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Mystery Reader & Book Fair

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bcb9564b-3067-45cd-af31-383f48d5404aA special thanks to Mrs. Pitt, my mom, for joining us as a mystery reader. She read the book titled, Agate. This book taught us that we each have different strengths or treasures on the inside.  Mrs. Pitt even brought in agates for us to look at so that we could see what they look like on the outside and the beauty within.

Book fair: The students came home with a wish list for the book fair. We will have the opportunity to purchase books on Friday at 3:00.