# Community Three

## Coming Next Week...

--LITERACY--

For the next few weeks, we will be wrapping up standards and reviewing and prepping for next year.

--MATH--

This past week, our learners discussed the concept mass and how to measure the amount of mass an object contains. Learners discussed that mass is measured in grams and kilograms. We then used scales to find the different masses of objects and to estimate when we would use grams or kilograms.

This upcoming week, we will be focusing on capacity. The learners will engage in various activities to explore the concept. The capacity of an object is the volume or how much the container can hold. Learners will be expected to measure liquid volume in the metric units of liters and milliliters.

Have you ever asked your child what he or she did in school that day, only to hear them say: "Nothing," or "I don't know"? The questions below might help your child start a conversation about what he or she is currently learning in school.

• What objects in your house would you use grams to find the mass?
• What objects in your house would you use kilograms to find the mass?
• What common object has the mass of "about" 1 gram?
• What common object has the mass of "about" 1 kilogram?

## Thank you, Mr. Snitil!

Community 3 Learners enjoyed having Eric Snitil show the Storm Tracker and answer questions about weather. He was impressed with our knowledge of weather tools.

## A Smashing Success!

Learners and Lead Learners Having Too Much Fun in the Sun!

## Purple Up!

April is the Month of the Military Child. PRS community three wore purple on Thursday in honor of these children.

## Online Payment Option for Field Trips

Use this link to make an online payment: https://pikeroadal.csiepay.com/ . IE or Firefox browsers should be used for online payments. Silverlight is required to be downloaded and installed. There will be a \$2 convenience fee for this option.

## McWane Field Trip

This is a reminder to send in your permission form and money for the McWane Field Trip.

\$20/child. \$10/chaperone.

Chaperones, please be aware that you will drive separately to Birmingham.

Franco and Tucker

May 4

Eller and Hampton

May 10

Schaefer and Swanson

May 13

Take a peek:

http://www.mcwane.org

## WISH LIST

Tissues

Clorox Wipes

Wide ruled line paper

Glue sticks

## Important Dates to Remember:

• Field Trip to the McWane Center in Birmingham: May 4th (Franco/Tucker); May 10th (Eller/Hampton); May 13th (Schaefer/Swanson)