Mrs. Hesch's News
March 1, 2019
Read Across America Day!
Today we celebrated the joy of reading on Read Across America Day! We celebrated by wearing mix-and-matched clothes or dressing as our favorite book character! We heard a story by city council member, Cecilia Coble in the library. We also participated in a school-wide "Drop Everything and Read" time! We spent the day reading favorite books from home and sharing our favorite stories with friends!
TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon
Yearbooks are on Sale!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
March 1st: Read Across America Day
March 1st: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00-7:30
March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)
March 15th: TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon
March 16th - 17th: HSEArt Show - come see the artwork of students at all of our HSE Schools at this district art show from 2:00-5:00 at FHS
March 21st: Rock Your Socks to bring awareness and to celebrate the joy of diversity on World Down Syndrome Day
March 21st: Spring Picture Day!
March 22nd: PTO Movie Night
March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break
April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym
*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.
Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!
Monday, March 4: Day 3: P.E.
Tuesday, March 5: Day 4: Global Studies
Wednesday, March 6: Day 1: Music
Thursday, March 7: Day 2: Art
Friday, March 8: Day 3: P.E.
We are Learning
This week, we continued to learn about the different types of figurative language. We learned how to identify onomatopoeias, alliteration, and hyperboles. The readers learned how to notice these types of figurative language in the books they are reading. When they found them in their books, they uploaded them to Seesaw to share with others.
A week from today Friday, March 8th our class will be tested over their word lists.
Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!
Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.
Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.
Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.
Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.
Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!
Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.
This week, we have been working to find the area and perimeter of shapes. They have been able to distinguish between the two, seeing perimeter as a measure of length and area as a measure of the amount of surface inside a shape. We learned different ways to find area including using arrays and multiplication. To compare areas, students were given a perimeter of 12 units. Students drew different shapes that had a perimeter of 12 units, and we compared the areas. We discussed which had the greatest area and how shapes can have the same perimeter but different areas.