Dear Parents and Guardians,
This is our last week before Spring Break! When we come back from break we will be very busy with the end of the 9 weeks approaching, Gifted Screening, and MAP testing in addition to our normal curriculum. Whew!
Please have your child read TO you every night. They can check out books on Wednesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school. Becoming a better reader is like playing a sport. The more you practice the better you get.
In reading this 9 weeks, we are working on the following skills:
Prefixes and Suffixes
Antonyms and Synonyms
Use pictures, captions, and charts
Use dictionaries, glossaries, and indices
Identify the problem and solution in fiction texts
Identify the main idea in fiction texts
Identify the main idea in nonfiction texts
In Math this week we will continue subtraction with renaming (borrowing). THIS is a VERY difficult skill for the students so they will need some help from you also. This week in science, we will review the life cycles of a plant, white tailed deer, and butterfly. In Social Studies we will compare and contrast ancient China and Egypt with our social studies benchmark on Tuesday.
Thank you for all of your support.