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Week of March 21st

If your child did not order a recorder because he/she has one already, please send it to school Monday. The students will need recorders for Ms. Moody's music class.

Curriculum Update

Reading- The students will be reviewing figurative language through analyzing poetry. A DG will be given Friday, March 25th. The students will also review point of view (1st, 2nd, and 3rd person). A Front Row assignment will be posted Monday and will be due Friday. Students have been reminded that some questions require multiple answers in order to be counted as correct. The students need to continue documenting 30 minutes of reading each night.


Writing- In conjunction with reading, the students will be applying their knowledge of figurative language through a writing DG that will be given Friday, March 25th. A writing FrontRow assignment will be posted Monday. Best effort is expected.


Word Study- The next root is "ate/ation." The DG for this root will be given Thursday. All words have been posted on Quizlet.


Math- In math next week, we will tackle coordinate grids. We only graph positive numbers in the first quadrant and we do look for relationships between the numbers in the x and y pairings. This is the last "new" skill of the school year and the assessment on Friday will count as a test grade. After that, we will begin reviewing all of the skills taught since the beginning of the year.


Social Studies- In social studies next week, we will complete chapter nine by studying the Korean War, the Cold War, the Red Scare, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. A study guide will be given out Tuesday next week and it will be due on Monday, the 28th. The test is on Tuesday the 29th.


Science- In science next week, we will begin our unit on electricity and magnetism by first exploring static electricity. We were unable to start this unit last week because of a tight schedule. There will be a lab activity on Friday that will count as a daily grade.

Lost and Found

Please remind your child to take a look at the Lost and Found if items are missing. With the warmer temps, it is overflowing We will be donating all remaining items to Goodwill over Spring Break.

Dates to remember

Tuesday- March 22nd (6:00 PM)- Northbrook Middle School Parent Night.


Friday- March 25th- Report cards will be sent home.


Tuesday- March 29th- Book Fair!


Thursday, March 31st-Spring Drama Club performance


April 1st/April 4th-8th- Student Holiday and Spring Break