Week of 3/23
A Note From Ms. Salazar...
We wrapped up our unit on Fractions and your child will bring home their test this week for you to review. Our next unit will focus on multiplying larger numbers. We'll kick it off by using mental math before students learn the Partial Products algorithm. Mastering multiplication facts will be more helpful than ever as we get into multiplying two and three digit number! Thanks for all of your support with practicing each night!
Report cards will be available Monday, 3/23 at 3:30 PM. You can access the report through Genesis, no paper report cards will be sent home. Please let me know if you have any questions or trouble accessing them!
Notecard Orders due Monday 3/23. Support the Elizabeth Haddon PTA and get a great Mother’s Day gift at the same time! If you are interested in ordering, please complete the order form and return with the artwork. Orders will arrive in time for Mother’s day gifts! Please contact Rachel Shim at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If your child is working on or has considered writing a Bookworm, they are due April 17th. Past authors have felt very proud of their work when they see their published pieces in our EH Library.
For more info, check out the link below.
Snow Day Make Up will be Friday, 4/3 and will be a half day for students.
Looking forward to another great week!
Ms. Elsa Salazar
Other Important Dates:
3/23 Report Cards Available in Genesis, Grades 1-5, 330 PM
3/26 School Store, 1150-1240
3/27 Community Meeting, 10 AM
4/1 Foolish McHat Day-See Information Below
4/3 Snow Make-Up Day, Half Day For Students. AM Preschool Only (Day 4)
4/6-4/10 Spring Break
4/13 Feel The Power Assembly (Grades 1-5) 145 PM, APR
This week in Reading Workshop we were soooo busy comparing and contrasting characters. We also learned a new lesson about analyzing and evaluating. Analyze means to look very closely at what the text says and evaluate means to form an opinion using the evidence from the text. For example: "I think Tuk was very creative when he decided to carve a polar bear to save his family from the real polar bear."
We also got back into the routine of our Reading Groups. We started some new vocabulary activities: fill-in-the-blanks, crossword puzzle, a domino match-it, and we cut out vocab words and put them in ABC order, then wrote a meaningful sentence to help us remember what the words mean. Overall, Reading Workshop was very fun!
Writing Workshop was awesome! We wrote all we knew about our problem & solution or special person, place, thing, or idea. This is called a free write. After that, we cut out our evidence because in the free write we didn't have to organize. Then we decided on categories and glued our evidence to different pieces of paper. According to Ben, Clare, and George, writing was so much fun!
This week in Math we learned new games. We played Fraction Top It and Equivalent Fractions. The skill we are practicing in Equivalent Fractions is recognizing fractions that are equal to each other. With Fraction Top It, we are practicing comparing fractions.
We also did an activity about how many pounds different animals weigh. We had to multiply and divide to solve the problems. We also had to multiply the animals to figure out the pounds. Alex from 3S says, "I think that animal page was easy!" Math was a lot of fun this week!
Spectacular Spelling & Grammar
This week in Great Grammar we learned about adjectives, nouns, and verbs. Adjectives describe nouns. They can tell how many, what kind, and which one. Nouns are a person, place, or thing. Verbs describe what the nouns do.
In Spelling this week we learned the sounds /k/ and /kw/. The sound /kw/ is spelled with "qu" like in queen. The /k/ sound can be spelled with ck, k, and c: Jack, junk, and tropic. We hope you liked our week in grammar and spelling!