Dynamic Broncos Weekly Update

March 9th - 13th

Greetings!

Hello Families! I greatly enjoyed meeting with many of you on Friday and I look forward to seeing some parents this week, too. If you missed your conference or have not scheduled one and would like to meet, please contact me directly.



Important Dates:

March 10 - 12 - Book Fair, Rollins Library (The Dynamic Broncos will visit the Book Fair on Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:00pm)

March 13 - Lower School Special Topics Day - 11:30 Dismissal - No Backpacks, just a snack please!

March 16 - 20 - Spring Break

Acolyting

The schedule for Acolyting is listed below. Please follow this link http://www.bcponline.org/ to the online Book of Common Prayer. The psalms can be found by clicking on “The Psalter” on the left hand side of the page. Please be sure to help Psalm readers practice beforehand.


You will find the full Acolyte schedule attached to Weekly Update email.

Writing Workshop

We continue our unit of study on Opinion Writing. With out short week and impromptu snow day last week, we are running a bit behind schedule. This week we will be further exploring editorials, petitions and persuasive letters and choosing one of these forms to draft our next piece of opinion writing.

Vocabulary

We will have our assessment on Wednesday, March 11th. Homework tonight and tomorrow night will be to study and learn our words to prepare for Wednesday's assessment. Please encourage your child to come for support after school tomorrow if they are having any trouble with these new words. We continue to study and practice them in class, too.

Our twelve new words are listed below. Please encourage your child to visit the Vocabulary website to practice and learn these new words. https://www.sadlierconnect.com/@2084143 Please note- you should not need to sign in to the website. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Let's Go" in the purple Student and Family Resources Box.

accurate

alert

ancestor

disaster

elementary

envy

epidemic

feeble

penetrate

romp

staple

survive

Math

We will have our multiplication assessment this Thursday, March 12th. If your child needs any support with the concepts we are learning, please encourage them to come for after school support on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon this week. The assessment will include solving single digit multiplication problems with factors 2 - 9, solving word problems involving multiplication and identifying patterns among basic multiplication problems.

A multiplication review sheet will be given on Wednesday for homework. Students will begin working on the review sheet in class and finish for homework.

Students should complete 4-6 levels of Dreambox for homework this week.

Special Topics Day

Friday is Special Topics Day. This year's Special Topic is "Streets." You received an email from Kendall Evans, our Director of Diversity regarding this year's theme and what conversations you can have at home to help your child prepare for Friday. I have attached the information that Mr. Evans sent to the Weekly Update email, should you need to view it again.

Children do not need to bring their backpacks to school on Friday but they should bring a snack in a bag with their name on it.

Iditarod

The third graders had a visit from a special guest today. Jessica Nottingham-Scott, a former third grade teacher at St. Andrew's, came to talk to the grade about the Iditarod - a 1,000 mile dog sledding race that began today in Fairbanks, Alaska. The third graders were very interested to learn about the history and tradition behind this race, and how it is conducted today. Tomorrow, each third grader will be choosing three "mushers" to follow over the course of the race, if they so choose. The third grader whose musher wins the race will receive a small prize. The person whose musher comes in last will also receive a prize (ask your child more about this!)

Visit www.iditarod.com for more information about the race and to help your child track their mushers!

Birthdays!

Last Saturday, March 7th was Grace Tuhabonye's birthday. Happy belated birthday, Grace!