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March 2nd-5th, 2020

March 2, 2020 by Nicole Hyde

Hello Bighorns! Welcome to the month of March! 

Reminders and Announcements: 

  • Thank you to those who were able to come for conferences on Friday, February 28th. It was great visiting with you all. If you were not able to make it, please email me to schedule a time. I can meet before or after school.  
  • Reminder: The front parking lot is NOT a drop off zone. Please do NOT drop students off in the front parking lot.
  • Spring break is the week of March 16th-20th.  Only two weeks to go! 
  •  LITERACY STRATEGY OF THE WEEK: Read, read, read! There are several students who continuously do not complete their reading homework. It is critical that students practice reading and writing daily and completing the reading log is a great way to do both. 

5th grade Reading/Writing: Students will read, highlight and annotate Scholastic News and answer questions on the back.  They will study the prefix bi throughout the week, and have a quiz on Thursday. We begin working on conjunctions, interjections and prepositions for the next two weeks. This week we will focus on conjunctions and review IXL OO.1, OO.2 and OO.3. We continue with our class book, Hatchet reading chapters 7, 8 and 9 this week and will answer a reflection question.

5th grade Projects: We wrapped up our Colonial America unit today. Our next unit is on the American Revolution. For this project, students will participate in a chautauqua which means they will personify an Revolutionary historical figure. Students will be presenting their final project to families after spring break. This week, we will prepare for this project by building background knowledge about the American Revolution and begin researching some important figures of this time period. 

6th grade Reading/ Writing: Students will read Scholastic News, highlighting and annotating as they read, then answer comprehension questions.  They will learn the prefix contra-, counter- and take a quiz on Thursday. We begin our unit on punctuation: this week we will focus on commas and then move onto parentheses and dashes and review commas with IXL JJ.5.  We will begin argumentative writing, taking notes on the parts and structure. Students will take the article, “Sugar Shockers”, write an argument using an A.C.E.S. plan to organize their ideas and evidence.