# Ms. Kilar's Class News

## Mini-Society

You're kids were amazing!! They rocked Mini-Society!! I had so many wonderful compliments about the students products and how professional the kids were! Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us and patronize the kids' businesses! Also, thank you parents for keeping your child on track making the products and putting up with this project!!

## Language Arts

• Reading: We continued our focus on biographies and read "Sacagawea." Students worked on identifying the main idea and supporting details in the text.
• Writing: We wrapped up our compare and contrast writing piece. We continued to focus on writing a topic sentence and strong supporting details. We also learned about nature poetry and wrote poems.
• Grammar: Our focus this week was on abbreviations.

## Math

This week students worked with number patterns. They had to follow a pattern rule, such as multiply by 2 or add 3, subtract 2. They also had to look at a given number pattern and determine the rule of the pattern. Students also learned about equivalent fractions. They will have a math test next Thursday. Your child has a practice test in his/her homework folder.

## Science and Social Studies

• Social Studies: This subject area was our big focus this week. We prepared for Mini-Society, had a great Mini-Society and then debriefed and applied the concepts of a market economy to the students' businesses. Thanks to all the parents who were able to come out and shop the students' market day! It was a huge success and the kids did an amazing job!
• Science: We continued to learn about examples and properties of waves. We looked at sound waves, water waves, and waves on a string as examples to get us started.

## Wish List

• old magazines for the kids to cut up (school appropriate please :))
• spoons

## Upcoming Dates

• March 24 - Math Test
• March 25 - No School
• March 28 - Classroom Battle of the Books
• March 30 - Final Battle of the Books
• April 1-11 - No School - Spring Break
• April 12 - School Resumes

## Specials Schedule

• Monday - Gym
• Tuesday - Music
• Wednesday - Library
• Thursday - Art and Gym
• Friday - No School

The students have been learning archery the past few weeks in gym! I went in to watch them shoot, they were being such good listeners and taking the new activity very seriously! Your kids are doing amazing things!

## Ms. Kilar

Battle of the Books!

We have just a week left of Battle of the Books. Students need to have a minimum of three books read for Monday, March 28 when we do our classroom book battle!!