Holifield Happenings

March 19, 2015

Upcoming Events

Mar. 20 (Fri) - Revolutionary War test; MIddleton Place money and forms due; Bingo and Baskets Night 5:30

Mar. 24 (Tues) - SS Notebooks due

Mar. 25 (Wed) - Musical Practice for all speaking parts and solos including recorders until 3:45; PTO Spirit Night @ Wild Wings (please note the date change from my last newsletter)

Mar. 26 (Thurs) - PBIS Cookout; Light test (Science)

Mar. 27 (Fri) - STEMs Day

Mar. 30 (Mon) - Apr. 6 (Mon) - Spring Break

Apr. 8 (Wed) - Musical Practice for ALL STUDENTS until 4:00: Dress Rehearsal, Bring Costume

Apr. 10 (Fri) - Middleton Place field study

Apr. 13 (Mon) - Musical Practice for ALL STUDENTS until 4:00: Dress Rehearsal, Bring Costume

Apr. 16 (Thurs) - 4th/5th Grade Musical Performance at 6:30 pm; report times will be announced closer to the date.

Don't forget: Middleton Place forms and money are due tomorrow.

ELA

The current round of book clubs are winding down. After Spring Break, the children will make new choices and begin another round. As they did the last time, the children will make independent choices and be placed in groups based on interest and compatibility.


As you may have noticed, writing is being incorporated into all of our content areas. We are writing more than ever in Social Studies & Book Clubs. In addition, we are working on our written responses in Math. The writing prompts in the TFK quizzes are now being timed to build the children's comfort with this process as well as their confidence in their ability to write in that amount of time.

Math

We are moving back into the Investigations curriculum now that the children have the 4th grade prerequisite learning for fractions mastered. We will be working on with fractions, decimals, and percents.

Science and Social Studies

As of today, the British have been defeated in the Revolutionary War and the Treaty of Paris has been signed! :-) Beginning tomorrow, we will move through Light at the speed of light and have a test on that Thursday. Your children are soaking it up like sponges!!


Please continue encouraging your child to use their morning work time wisely to prevent having to work on notebook assignments at home. We are sprinting to the finish line, and we will finish strong!!


  • Light unit begins Friday, March 20
  • Light Test Thursday, March 26
  • Government unit begins Tuesday, April 7
  • Government Test Wednesday, April 15
  • Westward Expansion unit begins Wednesday, April 17
  • Westward Expansion Test Friday, April 24
  • Civil War Unit begins (final exam after SC PASS testing on May 7th/8th) Monday, April 27
  • Organisms and Environments unit begins (final exam after SC PASS testing on May 7th/8th) Monday, April 27