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 (120 total minutes over all the days of break), will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.
Online Options: MOBYMAX (ALL GRADES), STUDY ISLAND (Gr 3-5), RAZ KIDS (Gr PK-2), MATHFACTSPRO (Gr 1-5).
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.
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).
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.
Flashcards came home yesterday reviewing the key vocabulary words for our Earth Changes unit. Our test will be on Friday. Here is the link for the flashcards online (just in case your child misplaced the cards): Flashcards.
A 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.