Thode's Thoughts

March Newsletter

Calendar of Upcoming Events:

Early Release- March 14

Spring Carnival- March 14

Spring break- March 24-28

What We Are Learning this Month:


Phonics Skills- ou, ow, or, ore, our, oo, ew, ue, air and are

Comprehension skills- Plot (characters, setting, problem, events and solution), main idea and details within a paragraph, summarizing, compare and contrast, and the use of graphic aids

Grammar: Reviewing nouns, and adjectives. Introducing verbs and synonyms.

Writing: We are finished with our animal research and we are taking our notes and putting them into sentences on our rough draft. Then we will begin the editing process and putting our information into a book format. When this project wraps up we will begin doing some comparison writing.

Science: As soon as we finish our mapping unit in social studies we will begin a science unit on body systems. The students will be studying the skeletal system, muscular system, the brain and nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system and digestive system.

Math: In math, we are beginning our unit on telling time to the five minute interval and graphing. The students will be reading, analysing and creating picture graphs, bar graphs and pie graphs.

Off to Italy!!

My daughter is studying abroad in Italy this semester so I will be travelling there with my family to visit her. I will be out of the classroom beginning March 17-21. Therefore I will not be able to answer emails, or be here if questions come up. If you need assistance with anything related to your child you can call the office and they will put you in touch with my substitute teacher. The students know I will be gone and I am sure they will have a great week of learning while I am away.

As always, thanks for all your support with homework and reading at night. Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. Have an enjoyable spring break with your family!

Mrs. Thode