What's Happening in 4V
March... Going Out Like a Lamb!
This week we will be wrapping up our baseball-themed unit by reading, analyzing, and writing about the poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer. Students will practice the reading comprehension skill of visualizing, where they make a picture of what the words say to help them better understand what they are reading. Students will review elements of plot as well, since this is a narrative poem. Writers will put themselves in Casey’s shoes as they craft journal entries to imagine Casey’s feelings and thoughts before and after the game. At the end of the week students will compare the text version to Disney’s animated version. We will also study one author’s take on what comes next for Casey by reading the book Casey Back at Bat.
This week we will be also be wrapping up our figurative language study by learning about alliteration (the repetition of sounds at the beginning of words) and hyperbole (extreme exaggeration). At the end of the week students will review and take a quiz over these new types of figurative language, as well as areas of study from past weeks including similes, metaphors, idioms.
Social Studies with Mrs. Jackson
A HUGE congratulations to our All-Stars who knocked it out of the PARCC over the past couple of weeks during testing! I am so, so proud of the perseverance our students showed. They worked so hard and gave it everything they had. That is a big WIN in my book!
March 20th: Report Cards available online
March 21st-30th: Spring Break
April 2nd and 3rd: Parent Teacher Conferences
(sign up here: https://www.pickatime.com/schedule.jsp?ven=11600720&event=273243)
April 3rd: No school for students due to conferences