Happy April Fools Day Families,
Can you believe we got more snow! What happened to Spring? I suppose this is typical New England weather. In other news, report cards went live yesterday around 3:30 PM. You need to log on via ALMA in order to view your child's report card. If you have any questions, please email our Curriculum Coordinator (Susannah Williams) at email@example.com
Students have been thoroughly enjoying participating in literacy centers. On a regular basis, they work in small groups or independently on various assignments. This week, students worked on sight word activities, CVC decoding, handwriting and had access to tablets to continue building several different literacy skills.
In addition, students have been working diligently on a writing project. Throughout this past trimester, students began to to learn about different stages in writing. As a class, Miss Froleiks found a wonderful opportunity to publish their writing in a book. At the start of the month, students brainstormed a topic they wanted to write about. From there, each child was allowed an opportunity to vote for their favorite topic. From that point, students would rotate through meeting with Miss F to complete each part of the writing process. On Friday of this week, several students finished the writing stage and have moved on to illustrating their writing page within our class book.
ON MONDAY, your child will be sent home with a Student Treasures envelope and form. As a parent, you have the opportunity to purchase your own copy of our class book. Every family NEEDS to fill out this form, even if you do not want to purchase a copy of the book. On the Student Treasures form, there are two sections: one for you to check YES to order a book and provide your information and then a section at the very bottom to check NO, you do not wish to order a book.
ALL notices should be returned by FRIDAY APRIL 7th, 2017.
Students have been continuing to build on their addition and subtraction fluency. Students rotate through completing worksheets, playing whole class games, completing XtraMath on the tablets and counting using hands on math manipulatives in the classroom. In addition, students will start working on math word problems in class.
Enrichment Academic Day:
With this month ending, we finished our unit on the water cycle. Students worked this whole week on an art project that sequenced the steps in the water cycle. They are currently hung in the hallway by our classroom.
Starting Monday, we will end our final trimester by learning about various physical science topics. Our very first topic will be on the different states of matter.
We have started learning about different American symbols. Your child has watched short video clips, listened to stories and brainstormed symbols they think reflect our country.
This year, in lieu of Micro Night, we will be hosting a Micro Day! The MACS staff and students would like to invite you to visit the Micro City Marketplace on April 19th (early release day). Come see your child in action! Wondering what Micro City is all about? Here is your chance!
During Micro Day, families will have the opportunity to exchange their US currency for "Micro Bucks" at the Micro City Bank. A pre-sale purchase form went home on Friday. The pre-sale pricing will be $10 for 25 Micro Bucks if purchased by April 12th. Otherwise, 20 Micro bucks will be available for $10 on the day of event.
In order to accommodate all of our families this year, we will be hosting three 45 minute visitor slots. Below is a link to sign up for a time. When a slot is full, we will not be able to accommodate any more families during that time.
Please click HERE to sign up for a time slot.
On Wednesday we had a blast with some extra recess time!! Look at these fun pictures :)