March 20, newsletter 2017

                                                                                                            Newsletter Room 203

Week of 3/20/17

Mystery Reader 3/24/17 at 9:30 is Joe Martel. Please wait outside the door.

We will have a person from Global Minnesota visit our classroom on March 9, 16, and 23. Ms. Trang is from Vietnam and will share a topic each day. The first visit is a presentation on a typical school day in Vietnam. The second visit will cover the attributes and characteristics, and the third is about different traditions and artifacts of Vietnam.


Students will learn that readers can often form a picture in their mind of something an author describes. Forming a mental picture is called visualizing.

Good readers use the words in a poem to make a picture in their mind. Sometimes, the words suggest something the reader has never seen. Other times, a poem describes something familiar that readers know about. Then good readers use their own experiences to visualize. For example, if they read that the sun is peeking through the clouds, they think about a time they saw the sun come out on a cloudy day.

Reading homework includes reading 20 minutes each night.  The 20 minutes should include time when you read to your child and when your child reads independently.  A student needs to read 95% of the words correctly to be at an independent level.  Use the five finger rule.  If they miss five words on a page they need an easier book.  


Students will study adding a prefix to basewords.


Students will share their biographies with the class.


Students will find fractions by dividing sets into equal groups. 

Students will explore three-dimensional figures displayed in two-dimensional forms such as pictures, maps, and nets.

Please complete pages 147 to 152 in the Extra Practice book.  Students will keep the book at home and tear out the completed pages. They can return the completed pages.  Do not work ahead in the book! I will give you different math homework if you want more! 

Math Homework:  Students need to memorize the addition and subtraction facts to 20 and multiplication facts for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 by the end of the year.  Start practicing and take it slow! 

Social Studies:

Students will study landforms, climate, and animals of Vietnam.


Students will separate solids by size using screens.