## Important Upcoming Dates: March and April

Friday, March 18: Hat Day

Wednesday, March 23: Math EOQ

Thursday, March 24: Make-up EOQ's (possible pre-spring break special lunch in the classroom day- I will let you know)

Friday, March 25 - April 3: NO SCHOOL! SPRING BREAK!

April 4: Field Trip money due/ 4th Quarter begins

April 11: Spring Pictures -info will be sent home

April 14: Report Cards go home!

April 25: Zoo Field Trip!

## 1st and 2nd Quarter Awards

I am so proud of our wonderful class! We had a wonderful 1st and 2nd quarter awards ceremony and the students were outstanding! They were awarded for A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, and Student of the Month. Here are a few photo's if you missed the event.

## Science

We will be continuing with Science during third quarter and learning about Rocks and Minerals, Fossils, Animal Adaptations and Force of Motion. We will pick Social Studies back up fourth quarter.

## English Language Arts

We have spent a significant amount of time learning about primary and secondary sources. This was a great time to tie our Black History Month information. Although I am not surprised by the maturity my class showed during our discussions and lessons I was still blown away by the passion they had for their newfound "hero's" Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr. to name a few. We have a very special group of kiddo's who are willing to stand up for what is right and treat all people with dignity and respect. I hope they bring all passion for the rest of the non-fiction we will be focusing on!

## MATH: fractions, fractions, and more fractions!

As you already know we have started tackling fractions! The students seem to have a great understanding for equivalent and comparing fractions! We will be moving on to decomposing/composing, adding and subtracting fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions and multiplying fractions by a whole number. But don't let the list intimidate you, these kiddo's have already mastered the hardest part and I have no doubt the rest will come easily.

## What better way to introduce fractions than with a little pizza fun?

Check out our chiefs participating in the first ever Richardson pizza exchange!