Mrs. Broadnax's Bulletin

March 10, 2014

Language Arts

Reading

Historical Fiction

We have read a bunch of historical fiction that goes with the Revolutionary War. Obviously, it's my favorite. We are going to begin George Washington Socks this coming week. Please look for the book to be coming home because students will be reading it at home and at school.

Writing

We will continue with personal narrative and work on telling "small moment" stories. We will be discussing author's craft (writing hooks, endings, keeping small moments small, etc.).

Grammar

We are STILL reviewing verbs...


Verbs- We are still reviewing verbs.

action verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, progressive verbs, and verb tenses


We did not have our quiz. We will have it Friday, March 14.

Word Study

We have pasted our spelling lists in finally. Sorry, it hasn't been a priority with everything else we've been learning. So, here's a repeat:


Spelling List- lived, living, rattled, rattling, studied, studying, traveled, traveling, changed, changing, appeared, appearing, raced, racing, hoped, hoping, wrapped, wrapping


Greek and Latin Roots -


spec/spect= watch, look at


spectacles- glasses used to look at things

spectator- someone who watches

respect- to look up to someone

inspect- to look into something

spectrum- a range that is looked at

Math

Fractions

What are fractions? What are decimal fractions? How do they compare? How do I add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals?

Quiz- Friday, March 14


Please keep reviewing multiplication facts. If your child does not know their multiplication facts, they will struggle with fractions!

Science

Sound Energy

What is sound?

How does it travel?

What causes sound?

Can sound travel through solids, liquids, and gases?

Social Studies

The American Revolution

Who were significant people that made a difference in our history during this time?

What battles made a difference in the war?

How did geography affect the outcome of each battle?

Upcoming Tests

Friday, March 14- Verbs, Fraction quiz, Word Study, American Revolution Vocabulary

Classroom News

PE Days

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Important Dates

Thursday, March 13- Boosterthon Money is due

We will be making up the snow day on Friday, March 14th.

School News

Student Reading and Writing Institute

Save this Date! June 9 - 12

The Brookwood Cluster announces…the 17th annual Student Reading/Writing Institute for current K - 4th graders


June 9-12 Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 – 12:30


Registration will be held on March 25th from 3:30 – 5:30 at Brookwood Elem.

Look for the flyer soon in your child’s folder.

Camp Invention

Camp Invention, 2014

Craig Elementary

June 2 – 5, 2014

8:00 – 4:00

New curriculum – MORPHED!

Please sign up while discounts are being offered through March 28.

www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332