Room 30 Happenings

Week of March 16th

SPRING is in the air!

Friday, March 20th is the first day of spring! We are looking forward to seeing our green grass field again. We will be watching our Decorah Eagles continue to incubate the eaglet eggs. The expected hatch should occur at the end of March or very beginning of April. Conferences are March 25th and 26th. If you would like a conference, please sign up via the link on the class website. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, March 20th.

Mathematician Report

This week students will continue to learn about computation of fractions with a focus on multiplying fractions. We will use visual models to solve problems involving the multiplication of fractions before learning the traditional algorithm. Students will develop a conceptual understanding before simply memorizing a process. We will have a quiz this week.

English/Language Arts Report

Mrs. Mariani worked with our class this week to introduce author's tone in text. Students practiced identifying tones using familiar text. Next week Mrs. Mariani will join us again to determine how author's tone contributes to the overall mood of a text.

Students will continue to revise and edit their informational essays. This week students will share their writing with a friend through Google Drive. Then they will follow the peer editing process in order to get feedback on their second drafts. Once they have received feedback they can proceed to the third, and hopefully final draft.

Scientist Report

The time has finally arrived... The Science CMT will be administered on Wednesday, March 18th! Students should feel confident as they sit down to take the test because we have been reviewing science concepts over the past couple of months. Students are encouraged to get a good night's sleep, eat a hearty, healthy breakfast and come to school with a positive, confident attitude. And remember... Just try your best!

Historian Report

This week we will begin learning about the Declaration of Independence. We will examine the document itself and study the writers and signers as well. As we read the informational text we will use an outline to take notes.