Reading: We are reading various stories, including Ruby In Her Own Time from our reading series. Our word skills this week are -nk and -nd words and ABC order. We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others. Spelling words will be on the sort feature for a test on Friday.
Math: We are working with money (counting coins to $1.00). Put a set together of dimes, nickels, or pennies. Have your child count the set of dimes, nickels, or pennies. We will test next week. Then we will begin graphs. Students have to read and understand bar graphs and tally marks, as well as gathering the data to put it into a graph.
Science: We are studying plants. Students need to know the parts of plants and what they do. They also need to know the types of plants: those with flowers and those without flowers; those you can and cannot eat; those that stay green all year (evergreen) and those that lose their leaves (deciduous). Master Gardeners of Suffolk will come in and teach us a lesson on seeds and plants on the 21st.
Social Studies: We are finishing our unit on Famous Americans. We will test next on Thursday; then we will begin learning about economics with goods and services and needs and wants.
Notes: We will be going on a field trip to the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts to see The Jungle Book on March 20. Look for information Monday in your child’s homework folder. Permission slips and fees are due Friday, March 14. No volunteers are needed at this time, since we are at capacity for the center. Thank you for your support!