Welcome to 3D!
WOW! March has certainly come in like a lamb! I am hoping winter is on its way out and spring is just around the corner! This month we will really start preparing the students for the upcoming PSSA state tests in April. We are also working on learning and using test taking strategies that will help all students be more successful. Please make sure your child is in school as much as possible so they are able to benefit from this test preparation.
In math, students have been practicing their multiplication and division facts. Students are getting better and better with their fluency! Great Job! Remember to keep practicing on a nightly basis. So far this year, we have learned about understanding multiplication and division of whole numbers, using multiplication facts to find patterns, applying properties to multiplication facts, using multiplication to divide, practiced fluency for multiplication and division facts, reading/obtaining data from picture and bar graphs, and measuring using centimeters and to the nearest quarter inch. We will be moving onto how to connect area to multiplication and addition.
In English Language Arts, we just finished Unit 3. Next, we will be doing a writing unit where the students are going to write and publish a book as a class. Stay tuned for details about how you will be able to purchase the book! We will then begin Unit 4, which is all about meeting challenges. We will be talking about making healthful choices, skills and talents, adaptations, flight, and inspiration during this unit. Throughout the year, students will read a variety of genres including fantasies, realistic fiction, biographies, autobiographies, expository texts, poetry, and folktale.
We just finished our unit on the Solar System. The students enjoyed learning about all of the planets, sun, and moon. In Social Studies, we just started our unit on Landforms. Students will learn about how Earth was shaped and formed along with how Earth can change either slowly or rapidly.
Please make sure you child is dressed appropriately for outside recess. This time of year there are warm and cold days, however our playground is always windy. We need the students in school as much as possible so they do not fall behind in their academic studies.
Month of March
2-6 Dr. Seuss Spirite Week
2 - Dr. Seuss Birthday - Wear Red and White
3 - The Lorax - Wear orange or yellow
4 - Wacky Wednesday - Wear wacky clothes
5 - The Sleep Book - wear PJ's (no slippers)
6 - Oh the Places You'll Go - Wear College Shirt
5 - Parent Teacher Conference
8 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day
29 - Hamburg Area Education Foundation Bingo
Month of April
1 - April Fools Day
9 - 13 - No School Spring Break (depending snow days)
22 - Earth Day
30 - Fine Arts Concert
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me to discuss them. I am available through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone before school from 8:00-8:25 and after school until 4:00pm at (610) 562-2241 (ext. 4213). Over the summer, please use email for communication purposes as I will not be in school to get any phone messages.