The Wolf Word
Washington Newsletter: March 2020
Important School Dates
March 5 - Community Meeting at Washington Park House 5:30 - 7:00 PM
March 6 - No School (PD for Teachers)
March 25 - Literacy Night 5:00 - 6:30 pm
March 27th- Pajama Day: Wear your pajamas to school.
Anyone who participates must pay $1.
No JEANS are allowed per district policy.
Student of the Month from February
Pre-K - Gilmore: Gianna Permaul
Kindergarten -Calabrese: Trenton McGee Cooley: Shalay Rout Homewood: Daniel Heredia
1st Grade - DiBella: Guillianna Guzman Lanouette: Reychel Gonzalez
2nd Grade - Langan: Amaris Davis Rua: Brayden Sandoval-Lopez
3rd Grade - Alonzo: Jeanne Zumba Byron: Kasey Lema
4th Grade - Carpentieri: Kimberly De Los Santos Demers: Juliana Hill
5th Grade - Brito: Aziyah Benjamin Colby: Josue Mayllazhungo
ELA: Kindergartners are getting ready to end their 2nd marking period. Students have been focusing on tapping out sounds to spell basic CVC (i.e. cat, mop, pit) words. Try writing some words at home!
Math: We are continuing to count to 100 everyday! We like to use objects or draw to solve equations adding and subtracting to 10.
ELA: We are moving into Unit 5 in Wonders and the Big Topic is Making since of the world around us. Students will be categorizing and sorting items. We will be working on sequencing events in a story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEWitdYB6_Y Sequencing Video
Math: We are currently working on identifying shapes and there attributes. Students will be partitioning shapes into equal parts. We will then move on to recognizing 3d shapes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svrkthG2950 Shapes video
ELA: We are continuing to explore our world around us in Wonders. The students have learned about the how the Earth changes.
Math: The students did a great job with measurement. We are moving to line plots and organizing data.
ELA: We will be finishing Unit 4 in Wonders which was all about meeting challenges. Next, we'll start Unit 5 which is all about taking action. Some topics we'll be reading about are recycling and teamwork.
Math: We are continuing to work on fractions. This month we will be exploring equivalent fractions and comparing fractions.
Happy Numbers class login codes:
Demers: 546 240
Carpentieri: 654 969
MATH: We are moving into about a month of review work. We will be practicing adding and subtracting whole numbers, decimals, fractions and mixed numbers. After a couple weeks of that, we will be working on multiplying an dividing those as well.
Please help your child be successful by ensuring that they are completing math fluency practice as well as homework every night (Mon-Thurs).
Science: We wrapped up Starbase last week. The students had a blast. Got to do a lot of hands on science activities! In school we are learning about space and how it interacts with Earth.
SCHOOL GOVERNANCE COUNCIL
LIBRARY: All library classes at Washington are now returning and checking out books! We are reviewing this process weekly. In the month of March, students in Kindergarten and 1st grade will be reading books by Dr. Seuss and books about/written by famous women. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade will finish their fiction writing unit and move onto learning more about nonfiction texts. Students in 4th and 5th grade will do the opposite- move out of their nonfiction biography research to tackle a fiction unit.
NURSE: Cold/Flu season is here! Make sure to enforce HANDWASHING!
MATH: Students in grades 2-5 have completed their MOY (middle of the year) assessment. Many students have already met their end of the year goal and participated in our Progress Pizza Party to celebrate. Also, many students have met their midyear growth target and are on track to meeting their end of year growth target. Keep encouraging your children to work hard on using their math strategies and taking their time to show how much they have learned.
SCIENCE: In honor of Black History Month we celebrate many African American scientists and engineers whom developed inventions that we use every day to make our lives easier. Click on the link below to learn more about these African American Inventors. Encourage your children to explore solutions to problems in our everyday life and they too may end up discovering a new invention to improve our world because that’s what SCIENTISTS and ENGINEERS do!
Box Tops for Education
We are kicking off our collection of BoxTops this month! Every BoxTop you collect or scan is worth $0.10 for our school!!!! All funds go toward purchasing classroom materials! There are now TWO ways for you to help our school........
1. You can submit BoxTops digitally! See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4
2. You can cut, clip and submit as well!