Rhino Report

March 2022

Important Dates:

    • March 4th -Dr. Seuss Day

    • March 8th -Spring Pictures

    • March 10th-11th -No School

    • March 14th- 18th Spring Break!

    • March 30th- 90 min late start

Kindergarten- Mrs. Slattery, Mrs. Del Real, Mrs. Vigil, Mrs. Blackburn

Math Update

  • This unit, we will be adding and subtracting within 10 by using objects, drawings, and fingers.

  • Key vocabulary words include: take away, part, whole, equal, addition, subtraction, number bond,number sentence, how many in all, how many are left.


____ + ____= ____

  • Examples:

What are some other words for subtraction? (Take away, take apart, minus, whole-part=part, decompose)

What are some other words for addition? (Plus, put together, part+part=whole, compose)

What are some strategies to solve equations? (Draw a picture, cross out objects, draw a number bond, use my fingers, use a number line)


Create adding and subtracting word problems or simple equations (with or without drawings) to practice.

ELA Update

  • Work on asking & answering questions about a text. Also, practice retelling a story including key details. Practice identifying character, setting, and major events of a story.


  • Count and segment syllables in spoken words. Practice the long and short sounds for vowels; a, e, i, o, u. This month, please focus on syllables. Remind

  • your child that syllables are the number of parts that a word breaks into when you say it out loud. Then, give examples by clapping together as you say each part or syllable.

Examples:

Red (1)

Pur/ple (2)

Car/pet (2)

El/e/phant (3)

Hel/i/cop/ter (4)


Sight Words: yellow, blue, green, have, what, said, was, where, come


Quarterly Reading Goal

Continue reading together at home to help your child meet their reading goal.

1st Grade- Miss Theis, Mrs. Hanson, Mrs. Burkhart, Mrs. Veeder, Ms. Tabor, Mrs. Huck

Math Update


  • Attributes of shapes-identify two dimensional and three dimensional shapes

  • Identify equal parts within whole, halves, and quarters

  • Tell time to the hour and half hour


ELA Update

  • Identify describing words and key details in a text

  • Use temporal words to sequence a narrative story (first, next, then, last)


Quarterly Reading Goal

Read two books this month.

2nd Grade- Mrs. VanArsdale, Mrs. Hessman, Mrs. Towry, Ms. Montes

Math Update


  • Math module 7: Problem solving with length (inches), money, and data (graphs).

  • Practice identifying coins and their value. Counting mixed coins up to $2

  • Practice measuring items at home in inches using a ruler.

ELA Update

  • ELA focus: Main Idea, Text Features.

  • Writing: Opinion writing

  • Phonics focus: oo, ue, ew,ui

  • Suffixes -ly, -ful, -er, -or, -ish


Reading Goal

March Reading goal sent home. Read 20 minutes minimum each night. Reading goals due April 1st.

3rd Grade- Mrs. Cook, Miss Cox, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Gutierrez

Math Update

  • Please continue practicing your multiplication facts.

  • We will be concluding our graph unit.

  • We will begin exploring geometric shapes and perimeter.

  • As you are around town ask your child to identify the shapes they see.


ELA Update

  • In reading, we will be learning about historical events and how it has affected the present. We will take what we learned from the reading to create an opinion writing piece about who they think is the most influential person.


Quarterly Reading Goal-

The reading goal is due March 9.


Fourth quarter reading goals will be announced on our next Rhino Report.

4th Grade- Ms. Batman, Miss Wiswell, Mrs. Estrella, Mrs. Hiers, Mrs. Guerrero

Math Update


    • This month we will start our module on fractions. Talk to your student about fractions in the real world.


ELA Update

We continue to work on the Unit 3 module. This unit compares fiction and nonfiction text on a similar topic, as well as writing opinions. We will also be researching using both types of text. Ask your child to make inferences about what they read. Also encourage your child to research things they are interested in learning. Ask them how they would start and end a research paper on that topic.


Quarterly Reading Goal


  • 2 Fiction chapter books at their level

  • 2 Nonfiction books

5th Grade- Mrs. Irsik, Miss Bacon, Mrs. Botello, Miss Bradshaw

Math Update


  • We will be working in Engage New York Module 5 ; working with volume and 3-D Shape attributes.


ELA Update

In March, we will continue exploring science fiction, analyzing the structures, comparing characters and scenes, analyzing vocabulary and figurative language of George’s Secret Key to the Universe and Jess and Layla’s Astronomical Assignment. To match the genre of the studied novel, we will also be writing our own science fiction narratives and science journals.


Quarterly Reading Goal

Weekly Reading Log: Students are to read 20 minutes per day with a short summary of pages read.

Music- Miss Corwin and Mrs. Bennett

Kinder & 1st Grade- March is Music in our Schools Month!! Chat with your student about how your music class was different in elementary school.


2nd Grade-5th Grade- March is Music In Our Schools Month. Chat with your student about how your music class was different in elementary school.

Physical Education- Mr. Hobbs and Mr. Rogers

Lifetime Sports/Outdoor Activities

Library- Mrs. Fairbank

Kindergarten- -We love Mo Willems! Who is your favorite character? Gerald or Piggie?

1st grade-We loves Mo Willems? Who is your favorite character? Gerald or Piggie?

2nd grade- We loves Mo Willems? Who is your favorite character? Gerald or Piggie?

3rd & 4th grade- Love history and fiction? Try the historical fiction series by Lauren Tarshis, I Survived….

5th grade- Love history and fiction? Try the historical fiction series by Lauren Tarshis, I Survived….

Student Support Services- Ms. Alarcon

Hello, Ross Families


In March, we will continue to focus on peer relationships. The students will learn the importance of citizenship and self-discipline. As always feel free to contact me if I can assist your family in any way.


Alarcon.erica@usd443.org

-Ms. Alarcon

School Psychologist- Mrs. Millershaski

How Parents Can Help Support Homework Time

1. Set a specific place where homework will be done

2. Turn off all distractions, such as TV or phones

3. Have materials ready, such as pencils and scratch paper

4. Let your child know that you are there if they need help or have a question

5. Check in with your child each day to see what homework needs to be completed