Trail Blazer News

March 23rd-27th

Violet's Interview Conducted by our Communication Crew

Alayna G: What is your favorite lesson?

Violet: I like writing because I get to write stories of my own and draw pictures.

Asa: What's your favorite part of the day?

Violet: Recess, because I get to play with my friends and chase people.

Ruby: What are you going to do for spring break?

Violet: I am going to Wilmington.

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We Need Your Help with the Gardening Contest!

Our class is participating in the 4th annual Container Garden Project for K-5 classes. Please follow this link for more information. I thought it would be fun to do a Mad Hatter's Tea Party theme since we are studying Fairy Tales. We would LOVE to have your support! We need donations of containers that may be at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party (cups, tea kettles, bowls, a top hat, etc). If you are willing to swing by your local thrift store and pick up any of these items, please sign up on this Google Doc. We will also need soil. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to help in another way.

Wish List: We would greatly appreciate your support!

  • Sanitizing Wipes to Clean Desks and Chairs
  • Page Protectors
  • Pencils
  • Tissues (We only have one box left!)

Important Dates

03/24/15: Chicken Dinner and Math Carnival

03/25/15: End of 3rd Quarter

3/27/15: Snow make up day! Full day for students!

3/30/15-4/3/15: Spring Break

4/14/15: Sound School Performance at the Orange Peel from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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What We are Learning

Reading: We are very excited to continue our Folktales unit. This week, we will be comparing and contrasting various tall tales. We will discuss how storytelling is connected to culture. We will continue to practice with the RAPS strategy for our mClass written comprehension questions: R-restate the question, A- answer the question, P-prove it (where did you find it in the book), S- summarize.

Writing: Students will continue writing their own folktales this week.

Fundations: We will finish Unit 11 with our test of Friday.

Math: We continue addition and subtraction within 100 and move to addition and subtraction within 1,000. Please refer to the strategies sheet for the strategies that we use in class for help with homework.

Science: We are still enjoying Sound School! We will continue sound school on Wednesday. Mark you calendars! Our Sound School performance at the Orange Peel is on April 14th from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Learn more about this incredible program by following this link:

Social Studies: We will continue our TAPAS project with Ginger and Ms. Allbach. We are creating self-portrait collages that reflect our culture.