# News From Room #152

### 811 West 60th Street

#### Anderson, IN

Erskine Kids Help Kids Impacted by the Flint, MI Water Crisis!

Pay \$1 to wear sport themed clothes or sunglasses. Money raised will be used to provide Flint children with the vitamins/fresh fruits that their bodies need due to lead poisoning.

### 811 West 60th Street

#### Anderson, IN

Lifetouch picture flyer went home last week.

### 811 West 60th Street

#### Anderson, IN

Children will learn about body safety from a certified presenter.

Growth Mindset for students - Episode 2/5

## Homework due on FRIDAY!

I have started entering Grades in PowerSchool (link below). Please check your child's grades. He or she should not have any missing assignments. If your child has missing assignments then he/she is not using class-time wisely. If you have lost your parent access information, you can contact the main office and request your parent PowerSchool login information.

## - What We're Learning In Class -

Our reading groups are well under way. This week we start our lessons in fluency and close reading. Each kiddo will be part of a play; we are doing three different plays in our classroom. Your child will read from a script and practice using expression. We will ACT for the class on Friday.

Please make sure that your children are reading every day at home. My boys like to read for 15-20 minutes before they turn their lights out at bedtime. It doesn't have to be a chapter book-- magazines, non-fiction books, or any other type of print is awesome and builds reading muscles!

## Science and Social Studies

This week we are finishing up our jigsaw activity about 20th century Indiana. Each group had to present their most important facts to the class. On Monday, our last two groups will present.

* We will also continue with our science and social studies newspapers. The topics we will discuss are Force, Matter and Motion (physical science) and Industrial Indiana.

Indiana Bicentennial Minute 08
Ounces (oz), Pounds (lbs), and Tons Song: Weights and Measurements For Kids

## Math

* Solving multi-step number problems involving fractions

* Identifying and creating patterns

* Converting pounds to ounces

* This week hands-on station is a game called Fishing for Fractions.