Class News

 March Newsletter
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All of the children have been very hard at work.  We are always learning many new and exciting things.  This month we will continue our adventure in learning.  

We will start the month off with Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on the 2nd.  We will be reading many of his stories as well as eating some Green Eggs and Ham this week.  Yummy!  It should be a lot of fun!!  The kids are also looking forward to all the special days planned centered around Dr. Seuss.

In the upcoming weeks, the children will continue to learn about:

  • Long vowel e: ee and e

  • Long vowel a: ai and ay

  • Other long vowel teams

  • Cause and effect

  • Comprehension skills

  • Inflectional endings –s, -es, and –ed

  • Making inferences

  • Inflectional endings –er and –est

  • Verbs: was, were, has, have, go, do

  • About contractions

  • More high-frequency words

  • About adjectives

  • Writing “super-size” sentences

  • How-To writing pieces

  • Persuasive writing

  • Nonfiction reading

In math we just started our studies in Unit 6.  We are focusing on:

  • Fluency with addition facts

  • Exploring telling time

  • Number stories

  • More with place value

Please continue to read the math newsletter to familiarize yourself with our current and upcoming topics.

This is a great time to review addition doubles and introduce fact families.  Please encourage your child to add and subtract facts by counting up.  Use the number line and number grid to aid in this process.  

Also, please have your kids go on Raz-Kids!  It is a great reading website where your child has access to books on his/her level.  Notes and passwords were sent home at the beginning of the year.  Most of you are going on, however, there are a few students who have not logged on at all.   Your child can also use the Raz-Kids books for his/her reading log.  Please make sure to initial and date the Word Books each night as well.  

In science we will be discussing plants and animals all around.  We will be talking about:

  • Living and nonliving things

  • What animals and plants need

  • Animal and plant groups

  • How animals and plants grow and change

  • The parts of a plant

Please keep in mind that conferences will take place March 27 – March 31.  You may sign up online for conference times.